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Actor who is widely known for having played Flounder in the classic comedic film National Lampoon’s Animal House and its spin-off series Delta House. He would later garner critical acclaim for his turn as Dr. Elliot Axelrod on the TV series St. Elsewhere from 1983-1988.
He worked as a pizza delivery man and would include his head shot inside the pizza boxes as a young actor. He was was cast in Animal House after a film producer saw one of these head shots.
He reprised his role of Flounder to deliver a line for the rock band Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock” music video. He starred in the 1979 feel-good sports comedy-drama Take Down as Randy Jensen.
How did Stephen Furst die?
On June 16, 2017, Furst died from complications related to diabetes at his home in Moorpark, California, at age 63.
|Cause of death||Diabetes|
|Age of death||62 years|
|Birthday||May 8, 1955|
|Death date||June 16, 2017|
|Place of death||Moorpark, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"The first time I ever did a play, in junior high school, I said to myself, 'Hey, people like me doing this. I'm making them laugh.'"Stephen Furst
"I finally admitted that obesity and diabetes were part of a life-threatening legacy - and I had to deal with that reality or die."Stephen Furst
"You can eat a lot more vegetables than you can cotton candy. Bring on the veggies. Stay away from the fluffy carbs."Stephen Furst
"I felt different from everyone else - like an alien. The looks I received when I was 320 pounds were ones usually reserved for three-eyed monsters, half-man half-woman reptiles, creatures with hideous rolls of skin that sweated profusely and jiggled when they walked. That last one really was me."Stephen Furst
"The way to deal with the devil of obesity and diabetes is literally one day at a time."Stephen Furst