Joe Turkel dead: The Shining and Blade Runner actor dies ‘peacefully’ aged 94 | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

At age 17, he enlisted in the Merchant Marines and then joined the United States Army and saw active wartime service in Europe. 

He moved to California in 1947 to pursue an acting career, and landed his first credited film work in City Across the River (1948) the following year. 

Turkel would go on to star in productions including ky King, Frontier Doctor, Bat Masterson, The Asphalt Jungle, Mackenzie’s Raiders, Kojak, Tales from the Darkside, The Lone Ranger, S.W.A.T, Adam-12, Ironside, The Andy Griffith Show, Ben Casey, The Untouchables, Dragnet, and Miami Vice.

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