Stephen Furst, Flounder in 'Animal House,' dies at 63

Stephen Furst

Stephen Furst

Actor Stephen Furst - whose career ran the gamut from amusing fat guy in movies like "Animal House" to slimmed-down dramatic actor in "Babylon 5", has died.

Furst's son Nathan confirmed to the media outlet that the longtime actor and filmmaker died at the family home in Ventura County, California early on Friday morning.

Furst had a couple of small credits before landing the part of Kent "Flounder" Dorfman in 1978's Animal House. It was Belushi's character, Blutarsky, who drew Flounder into a prank that went terribly wrong and ended up with the frantic Flounder shooting a gun loaded with blanks into a ceiling, frightening a horse so much that it died of a heart attack.

He was also known for his role as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in the 1980s series St. Elsewhere, as well as Vir Cotto in the 1990s series Babylon 5.

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In 1996, in between seasons of the sci-fi hit "Babylon 5" the actor - then about 275 pounds - shed 100 and was nearly unrecognizable in the role of Vir Cotto. Elsewhere", as well as voice roles in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and The Little Mermaid II: "Return to the Sea.

Stephen Furst also was a director and producer, working with his other son, Griff.

Stephen Furst is survived by his wife, Lorraine, and two grandchildren, his sons said.

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