While we all adore and root for the stars and starlets of tinseltown, there is a treasure-trove of good men and women who have been integral to the success of all our favorite films. Bona fide, hard working and talented people who may never star in a film or see their name on a poster hanging in the local cineplex but will never escape our minds and imaginations when it comes to some good iconic and funny roles they play. This column is a tribute to the “Oh, That Guy” types, the common actor and the B-listers. They are the…
Number of Film & TV Roles: 130
Notable Roles: Easy Money, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Better Off Dead, The Last Boy Scout, Nothing But Trouble, Punchline, Angels in the Outfield, Bio-Dome
Typical Roles: Creep, Sleazy, Unsavory Character, Villain, Ethnic
Why He’s Great: We lost a great character actor and comedian over the weekend with the very talented Taylor Negron. Any fan of 80s comedies will surely recognize his face. He was the creepy mailman in Better Off Dead who wanted to date John Cusack’s ex-girlfriend. He was also the pizza delivery guy who brought a pie to Spicoli during class in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. My favorite role was his Puerto Rican Julio in the Rodney Dangerfield movie, Easy Money. When I got married one of the first things I said to my father-in-law was “Can I call you dad now?” He also played a great villain in The Last Boy Scout. I was sad to hear of his passing but I take delight in the many faceted roles he played over the years.