Stephen Furst, American actor, Died at 63


Stephen Furst was born Stephen Nelson Feuerstein on May 8, 1954 and died on June 16, 2017.

He was an American actor and film and television director.

He was a regular in the science fiction series Babylon 5 playing Centauri diplomatic attaché Vir Cotto and as Dr. Elliot Axelrod on St. Elsewhere.

Furst was also featured, before appearing in either of those roles, as Kent “Flounder” Dorfman in the film National Lampoon’s Animal House and its spin-off series, Delta House.

He was cast as Flounder in National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978).

Furst reprised this role in the 1979 spin-off series Delta House.

And also’Junior’ Keller in The Unseen (1980), as Gonzer in the feature film Up the Creek (1984), as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in the television series St. Elsewhere (1983–1988), and as Vir Cotto in the science fiction television series Babylon 5 (1994–1998).

He was amused by the report that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un modeled his haircut after Furst’s character in Babylon 5.

He was married to Lorraine Wright, an entertainment lawyer, from 1976.

He had two sons.

He died due to complications related to diabetes at his home in Moorpark, California.

Stephen Furst passed away at 63 years old.