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Joe Flaherty Death, ‘SCTV’ and ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Star Has Died At 82 – Cause Of Death

Apr 2, 2024
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Joe Flaherty Obituary, Death Cause – Joe Flaherty, a veteran actor who was best known for his roles as Harold Weir on Paul Feig’s Freaks and Geeks and for his role as Jimmy Stewart in the iconic Canadian sketch comedy series SCTV, has passed away. He was 82 years old.

The news of the loss was initially shared on X (formerly known as Twitter) by Mad Men actor Joel Murray, who commented, “We’ve lost another of my idols.” The announcement was made late on Monday, April 1. Joe Flaherty, 1941-2024, rest in peace. Together with Flaherty, Murray had a role in the film One Crazy Summer, which was released in 1986.

Another person who paid respect to Joe Flaherty was the actress Jennifer Tilly, who wrote, “Joe Flaherty played my dad in “The Wrong Guy.” I was overjoyed to get the opportunity to collaborate with him. His performance was flawless every single time.

A fantastic comedic performer. Missed far too soon.” After serving for four years in the United States Air Force, Flaherty went on to pursue a career in dramatic theater. Flaherty was born on June 21, 1941 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Following his time spent serving in the Air Force, he relocated to Chicago and began his career as a comedian by performing at the Second City Theater here.

It was during the years 1973 and 1974 that he made an appearance on the National Lampoon Radio Hour alongside a number of fellow Second City artists. After that, he relocated to Toronto in order to assist in the establishment of the Toronto Second City theater group.

This ultimately led to his being a member of SCTV as one of the original writers and actors. Big Jim McBob, Guy Cabellero, Vic Arpeggio, and Count Floyd/Floyd Robertson were just few of the characters that Flaherty made his debut on over his eight years of participation in the popular sketch show.

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