Stephen Furst Who Played Frat Pledge Flounder In ‘Animal House’ Has Died
Stephen Furst, who played the lovingly naive fraternity pledge nicknamed “Flounder” in the “Animal House,” has died. On Saturday, Furst’s family said that he died of complications from diabetes. Furst was 63-years-old when he died on Friday at his home in Moorpark, California. Furst had battled diabetes for years and became a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association.
Furst played the unforgettable Kent “Flounder” Dorfman in the classic 1978 comedy. National Lampoon’s “Animal House” is considered one of the best comedies of all-time and also starred John Belushi. Furst also starred in “St. Elsewhere” and “Babylon 5,” plus he was a voice actor. He last appeared in a TV movie titled “Basilisk: The Serpent King” in 2006.
“He was proudest of his family, and he felt blessed and incredibly privileged to have the career that he had and enjoyed,” his son Nathan Furst said on Saturday.
My advice to everyone wanting to honor Flounder is to start drinking heavily. It’s what he would have wanted.