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Joe Flaherty

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Joe Flaherty Famous memorial Veteran

Birth
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
1 Apr 2024 (aged 82)
Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
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Actor, Comedian, Writer. He was best known to television viewers for his work on the popular Canadian sketch comedy show "SCTV" from 1976 to 1984. Born Joseph O'Flaherty, he served in the United States Air Force for four years before getting involved in the dramatic theater. He later moved to Chicago and became involved with the Second City Theater and from 1973 to 1974, appeared on the National Lampoon Radio Hour. After spending seven years in Chicago, he moved to Toronto and helped establish the Toronto Second City comedy troupe and became one of the regulars on the television show "SCTV." He was a performer/writer for the show during its run from 1976 to 1984 and appeared as various characters on the show. He went on to appear in such television series as "Maniac Mansion," "Police Academy: The Series," "Freaks and Geeks," "Go Fish," "The King of Queens," "Robson Arms," and "The Life & Times of Tim." In 1976, he made his film debut in "Tunnel Vision." His later film credits would include such titles as "1941," "Stripes," "Club Paradise," "Back to the Future Part II," "Happy Gilmore," "Slackers," and "Summerhood." He also did voice work for various animated films and later taught comedy-writing at Humber College in Toronto.

Actor, Comedian, Writer. He was best known to television viewers for his work on the popular Canadian sketch comedy show "SCTV" from 1976 to 1984. Born Joseph O'Flaherty, he served in the United States Air Force for four years before getting involved in the dramatic theater. He later moved to Chicago and became involved with the Second City Theater and from 1973 to 1974, appeared on the National Lampoon Radio Hour. After spending seven years in Chicago, he moved to Toronto and helped establish the Toronto Second City comedy troupe and became one of the regulars on the television show "SCTV." He was a performer/writer for the show during its run from 1976 to 1984 and appeared as various characters on the show. He went on to appear in such television series as "Maniac Mansion," "Police Academy: The Series," "Freaks and Geeks," "Go Fish," "The King of Queens," "Robson Arms," and "The Life & Times of Tim." In 1976, he made his film debut in "Tunnel Vision." His later film credits would include such titles as "1941," "Stripes," "Club Paradise," "Back to the Future Part II," "Happy Gilmore," "Slackers," and "Summerhood." He also did voice work for various animated films and later taught comedy-writing at Humber College in Toronto.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye



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