Stephen Furst, Flounder in ‘Animal House,’ dies at 63

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Los Angeles — Stephen Furst, who performed naive fraternity pledge Flounder within the hit film “Animal Home,” has died of problems from diabetes, his household mentioned Saturday. Furst was 63.

Furst died Friday at his residence in Moorpark, California, north of Los Angeles, mentioned his son, Nathan Furst.

Furst performed Kent “Flounder” Dorfman within the 1978 movie that additionally starred John Belushi. It was Belushi’s character, Blutarsky, who drew Flounder right into a prank that went terribly improper and ended up with the frantic Flounder capturing a horse.

Furst’s lengthy record of credit included the 1980s medical drama “St. Elsewhere,” on which he performed Dr. Elliot Axelrod. He performed Vir Coto and was an occasional director on the 1990s sci-fi collection “Babylon 5.”

He additionally voiced characters on tasks together with TV’s “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command” and the video “The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea.”

“He was proudest of his household, and he felt blessed and extremely privileged to have the profession that he had an loved,” Nathan Furst mentioned Saturday.

Stephen Furst additionally was a director and producer, working along with his different son, Griff. Their Curmudgeon Movie tasks included the flicks “My Sister’s Keeper” and “Chilly Moon,” a suspense thriller set for launch in October, Griff Furst mentioned.

Stephen Furst’s survivors embody his spouse, Lorraine, and two grandchildren, his sons mentioned.

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