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Also Known As: Steven Feuerstein Died:
Born: May 8, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Norfolk, Virginia, USA Profession: actor, director, pizza delivery, vending machine filler

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This chunky and endearing actor has made the transition from playing buffoonish characters in teen fare to playing doctors and other professionals of dubious abilities but whose bumbly charm makes malpractice palatable. Stephen Furst is best recalled as Kent 'Flounder' Dorfman in "National Lampoon's Animal House" (1978) and as Dr. Elliot Axelrod, fighting obesity and questions of his competence, on the NBC series "St. Elsewhere" from 1983-1988.

This chunky and endearing actor has made the transition from playing buffoonish characters in teen fare to playing doctors and other professionals of dubious abilities but whose bumbly charm makes malpractice palatable. Stephen Furst is best recalled as Kent 'Flounder' Dorfman in "National Lampoon's Animal House" (1978) and as Dr. Elliot Axelrod, fighting obesity and questions of his competence, on the NBC series "St. Elsewhere" from 1983-1988.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Magic Kid 2 (1994) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Movin' In (2006)
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 Sorority Boys (2002) The Alum
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 Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure (1999) Voice Of Baby Huey
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 Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure (1999) Phantom'S Manager
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1972:
Made stage debut as Pseudolus in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" in Norfolk, Virginia
1978:
Featuren acting debut as Kent 'Flounder' Dorfman in "National Lampoon's Animal House"
1978:
TV debut in "The Bastard" (Syndicated)
1979:
Made episodic TV debut on "Family" (ABC)
1979:
Reprised role of Kent Dorfman in short-lived ABC sitcom "Delta House"
1983:
Played Dr. Elliot Axelrod on the acclaimed NBC medical show "St. Elsewhere"
1989:
Played priest in short-lived ABC sitcom "Have Faith"
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Co-starred as Vir Cotto on "Babylon 5" (syndicated 1994-1997; TNT, 1997-1998)
1994:
Film directorial debut with "Magic Kid 2"
1995:
Was regular on the short-lived Fox sitcom "Misery Loves Company"
1998:
Signed multipicture deal with Harvey Enterrtainment to direct films
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Helmed "Stagehost" (lensed 2000)
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Directed the low-budget indie "Title to Murder" (lensed 2000), starring Christopher Atkins and Maureen McCormick
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Education

Virginia Commonwealth University: Richmond , Virginia -

Notes

In 1996, Furst was diagnosed with diabetes. After dropping over 85 pounds in the late 1990s, he was featured in an educational video produced by the American Diabetes Foundation called "Diabetes for Guys". (Source: People, June 4, 2001)

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wife:
Lorraine Wright. Met in college; she converted to Judaism before marrying him; married on June 13, 1976.

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father:
Nathan Feuerstein. TV repair specialist, jewelry salesperson, pawnbroker. Died when Furst was 16.
mother:
Lillian Gish Feuerstein. Died when Furst was 16.
son:
Nathan Furst. Born on July 4, 1978.
son:
Griff Furst. Born on September 17, 1981.
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