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RIP Joe Flaherty

#1 Post by Vandal » Tue Apr 02, 2024 1:53 pm

Joe Flaherty, ‘SCTV’ and ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Star, Dies at 82

Veteran actor Joe Flaherty, best known for starring in the popular Canadian sketch comedy series SCTV and as Harold Weir on Paul Feig’s Freaks and Geeks, has died. He was 82.

The passing was first announced late Monday, April 1, on X (formerly Twitter) by Mad Men actor Joel Murray, who wrote, “We’ve lost another of my idols. RIP Joe Flaherty 1941-2024.” Murray starred alongside Flaherty in the 1986 movie One Crazy Summer.

Flaherty’s daughter Gudrun later confirmed his death, saying in a statement: “After a brief illness, he left us yesterday, and since then, I’ve been struggling to come to terms with this immense loss.

“Dad was an extraordinary man, known for his boundless heart and an unwavering passion for movies from the ’40s and ’50s. His insights into the golden age of cinema didn’t just shape his professional life; they were also a source of endless fascination for me.” ... and-geeks/
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Re: RIP Joe Flaherty

#2 Post by silverscreenselect » Tue Apr 02, 2024 2:09 pm

I remember watching SCTV on the air before I married Mrs. SSS. He, John Candy, and Eugene Levy were very funny on that show. But Candy and Levy got the career breaks, and he never did.
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#3 Post by Beebs52 » Tue Apr 02, 2024 4:06 pm

His age surprised me. He had one of those youngish faces.
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