Flaherty, Joe 1941–
Flaherty, Joe 1941–
(Joseph P. Flaherty, Joseph X. Flaherty, Joe O'Flaherty, Joseph O'Flaherty)
Original name, Joseph O'Flaherty; born June 21, 1941, in Pittsburgh, PA; brother of Paul Flaherty (a comedy writer); married Judith Flaherty, 1977 (divorced 1997); children: Gudrun (an actress), Gabriel.
Addresses: Agent—Silver Massetti & Szatmary (also known as SMS Talent, Inc.), 8730 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 440, West Hollywood, CA 90069.
Career: Actor, producer, director, and writer. Performer with the Second City, National Lampoon, and Die-Nasty comedy troupes. Humber College School of Comedy, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, artist in residence, beginning 2003; also a workshop instructor for Second City. Worked as a draftsman. Also known as Joseph O'Flaherty. Military service: U.S. Air Force, c. 1959–62.
Awards, Honors: Emmy awards (with others), outstanding writing in a variety or music program, 1982, for the "Moral Majority Show" episode, and 1983, for the "Energy Ball" and "Sweeps Week" episodes, Emmy Award nominations (with others), outstanding writing in a variety or music program, 1982, for "Christmas Show," "Cycle Two, Show Two," and Tony Bennett episodes, and 1983, for "The Christmas Show," "The Towering Inferno," and episodes with Joe Walsh and Robin Williams, all episodes of SCTV Network 90; Gemini Award, best performance by a supporting actor, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1990, for Looking for Miracles; Earle Grey Award (with others), Gemini awards, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1995; Gemini Award nomination (with others), best performance or host in a variety program or series, 2003, for The True Meaning of Christmas Specials.
Television Appearances; Series:
Kirk Dirkwood, The David Steinberg Show, CBS, 1972, CTV (Canada), 1976.
Regular performer, The Sunshine Hour, CBC, beginning 1976.
Various characters, including Count Floyd and Guy Caballero, Second City TV (also known as SCTV), CanWest Global Television, CBC, and syndicated, c. 1976–81.
Various characters, including Count Floyd and Guy Caballero, SCTV Network 90 (also known as SCTV Comedy Network and SCTV Network), Canadian television and NBC, c. 1981–82.
Various characters, SCTV Channel, Cinemax, c. 1983–84.
Host, Really Weird Tales, HBO, 1986–87.
Poison, Showtime, beginning 1988.
Count Floyd, The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (animated and live action), NBC, 1988–89.
Dr. Fred Edison, Maniac Mansion, Family Channel, 1990–93.
Voice of Big Dracula, Little Dracula (animated), Fox, 1991.
Mr. Wells, The Louie Show (also known as The Louie Anderson Show), Fox, 1996.
Commandant Stuart Hefilfinger, Police Academy: The Series, syndicated, 1997–98.
Harold Weir, Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 1999–2000.
Dr. Troutner, Go Fish, NBC, 2001.
Uncle Mantis Cornchunder, The Super Popular Show (animated), [Canada], beginning c. 2004.
Television Appearances; Movies:
(Uncredited) The Blue Knight, NBC, 1973.
Arnold "Chief" Berman, Looking for Miracles (also known as L'ete des victoires), The Disney Channel, 1989.
Mr. Nicholson, Runaway Daughters, Showtime, 1994.
Kevin Dooley, Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare, ABC, 1995.
Dr. Lowell Royce, The Don's Analyst (also known as National Lampoon's "The Don's Analyst"), Showtime, 1997.
Count Floyd, Must Be Santa, Starz!, 1999.
Dog catcher, "Dogomatic" (also known as "Dogmatic"), The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1999.
The Daily Blade, CTV (Canada), c. 1999.
Roger the doorman, Crazy for Christmas, Lifetime, 2005.
Principal Doherty, This Is My Friend (short), c. 2007.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Charlton Heston, Martin Short Concert for the North Americas, Showtime, 1985.
Himself, The Second City 25th Anniversary Special, HBO, 1985.
Various characters, The Canadian Conspiracy, 1985.
Bill Sykes, "Dave Thomas: The Incredible Time Travels of Henry Osgood," Showtime Comedy Spotlight, Showtime, 1986.
Comic Relief II, HBO, 1987.
Himself and Mickey, Second City's 15th Anniversary Special, CBC and Showtime, 1988.
Various characters and performer in archive footage, The Best of SCTV, ABC, 1988.
Gene Siskel, I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood, HBO, 1989.
Richard White, A Girl's Life, ABC, 1989.
Baloney, CBC, 1989.
The chili bean leader, Back to the Beanstalk (musical), 1990.
Himself, Friends of Gilda, CBC, 1993.
Lyle Lovett, The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show, NBC, 1995.
(In archive footage) Various characters, The Best of John Candy on SCTV, [Canada], 1996.
Snorkel, The Santa Claus Brothers (animated), Disney Channel, 2001.
Bing Crosby, The True Meaning of Christmas Specials, CBC, 2002.
(In archive footage) Various characters, The Joke's on Us: 50 Years of CBC Satire, CBC, 2002.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Regan, "Two-Four-Six for Two Hundred," Kojak, CBS, 1975.
Fast Frankie, "The Hustler," King of Kensington, CBC and syndicated, 1977.
Himself, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1982.
The chemist, "O.D. Feelin," The Hitchhiker (also known as Le voyageur), HBO, 1986.
Dr. Plierson, "Tooth or Consequences," Married … with Children (also known as Not the Cosbys), Fox, 1989.
"Murray's Monster," Monsters, syndicated, 1990.
Thug, "The Vase Shop," Morton & Hayes, CBS, 1991.
Voice of chief elder, "Out of the Frying Pan," Dinosaurs, ABC, 1993.
Butt Winnick, "The Butt Winnick Story," Hardball (also known as Bullpen), Fox, 1994.
Mr. Dylan Fortin, "The Big Jack Attack," Nurses, NBC, 1994.
Father O'Malley, Phenom, ABC, 1994.
"To John with Love: A Tribute to John Candy" (also known as "John Candy: A Tribute"), Biography (also known as A & E Biography: John Candy), Arts and Entertainment, 1995.
Perry, "Kiss My Bum," Ellen (also known as These Friends of Mine), ABC, 1996.
Stod, "Second Time Aground," Dream On, HBO, 1996, also broadcast on Fox.
Don Douglas, The Industry, Bravo, c. 1998.
"This World … Then the Fireworks," Traders, CanWest Global Television and Lifetime, 1999.
Bryan, "Canadian Road Trip," That '70s Show (also known as Feelin' Alright, The Kids Are Alright, Reeling in the Years, and Teenage Wasteland), Fox, 2001.
Clay Glick, "Molly Shannon/Nathan Lane," Primetime Glick, Comedy Central, 2001.
Father McAndrew, "Veiled Threat," The King of Queens, CBS, 2001.
James Naismith, "Nothing but Net," Mentors, Family Channel (Canada), 2001.
Mr. Rupert, "Almost Perfect," Even Stevens (also known as Spivey's Kid Brother), Disney Channel, 2001.
Voice of Hooft, "Tarzan and the Mysterious Visitor," The Legend of Tarzan (animated; also known as Disney's "The Legend of Tarzan"), UPN and syndicated, 2001.
Chaz, "The Romeo & Juliet Episode," Maybe It's Me (also known as Maybe I'm Adopted), The WB, 2002.
Dr. Vollmer, "The Silent Speaker: Parts 1 & 2," A Nero Wolfe Mystery (also known as Nero Wolfe), Arts and Entertainment, 2002.
Father McAndrew, "Flash Photography," The King of Queens, CBS, 2002.
Father McAndrew, "Holy Mackerel," The King of Queens, CBS, 2002.
Herm Evans, "Frasier Has Spokane," Frasier (also known as Dr. Frasier), NBC, 2002.
Voice of Abe's foster father, "Raisin the Stakes: A Rock Opera in Three Acts," Clone High (animated; also known as Clone High U.S.A.), MTV, 2002.
Royal Canadian Air Farce (also known as Air Farce), CBC, 2002.
Voice of cloaked skull, Disney's "Teamo Supremo" (animated; also known as Teamo Supremo), ABC, multiple episodes, beginning in 2002.
Father McAndrew, "Dreading Vows," The King of Queens, CBS, 2003.
Voice of Abe's foster father, "Changes: The Big Prom: The Sex Romp: The Season Finale," Clone High (animated; also known as Clone High U.S.A.), MTV, 2003.
Joe, "Bill's Got the Blues," Puppets Who Kill, The Comedy Network, 2004.
Casino player from Aliquippa, "Risk Tolerance," Tilt, ESPN, 2005.
Voice of Antoine DelVecchio, "Driving Mr. Biggs," Chilly Beach (animated), CBC, 2005.
Appeared as Count Floyd in Mr. Belvedere, ABC; and as Count Floyd in Cartoon Planet (animated musical program), Cartoon Network.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
George Miles, Delancey Street: The Crisis Within, NBC, 1975.
From Cleveland, CBS, 1980.
Regis Rogan, Limited Partners, CBS, 1988.
Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car, NBC, 1992.
Commandant Stuart Hefilfinger, "Police Academy," Police Academy: The Series, syndicated, 1997.
Harold Weir, Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 1999.
Television Work; Series:
Executive producer, Really Weird Tales, HBO, 1986–87.
Television Work; Specials:
Producer, The Best of SCTV, ABC, 1988.
Television Work; Episodic:
Director, Maniac Mansion, Family Channel, various episodes from 1991–93.
Television Work; Pilots:
Executive producer, Limited Partners, CBS, 1988.
Producer, Partners in Life, CBS, 1990.
(As Joe O'Flaherty) Carl Michaelevich, Tunnel Vision (also known as Tunnelvision), Harmonyvision, 1976.
(As Joseph X. Flaherty) Morgan, Alex & the Gypsy (also known as Love and Other Crimes), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976.
(As Joseph P. Flaherty) Raoul Lipschitz, 1941, Universal, 1979.
The Lady in Red (also known as Guns, Sin and Bathtub Gin), New World Pictures, 1979.
Roger, Double Negative (also known as Deadly Companion), Quadrant Films, 1980.
(As Joseph P. Flaherty) Sam Slaton, Used Cars, Columbia, 1980.
Second patrol car police officer, Nothing Personal, Orion, 1980.
(As Joseph P. Flaherty and Joseph X. Flaherty) Border guard and Sergeant Crocker, Stripes, Columbia, 1981.
Voice of lawyer and general, Heavy Metal (animated), Columbia, 1981.
Veteran father, By Design (also known as Sur mesure), Atlantic Releasing, 1982.
Chick Leff, Going Berserk, Universal, 1983.
(Uncredited) Death row inmate, Johnny Dangerously, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984.
Sid Sleaze, Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird (also known as Follow That Bird), Warner Bros., 1985.
General Raymond, One Crazy Summer (also known as Greetings from Nantucket), Warner Bros., 1986.
Pilot, Club Paradise, Warner Bros., 1986.
George Baker, Blue Monkey (also known as Green Monkey, Insect!, and Invasion of the Bodysuckers), International Spectrafilm, 1987.
Waiting room patient, Innerspace, Warner Bros., 1987.
Doorman, Who's Harry Crumb?, TriStar, 1989.
Vic, Speed Zone! (also known as Cannonball Fever and Cannonball Run III), Orion, 1989.
Western Union man, Back to the Future Part II (also known as Paradox), Universal, 1989.
Count Floyd Robertson, Making Real Funny Home Videos (short film), Mega Pictures, 1990.
Peter, Wedding Band, IRS Releasing, 1990.
Cousin Ray, Stuart Saves His Family, Paramount, 1995.
Milt, A Pig's Tale (also known as Summer Camp), Propaganda Films/PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1995.
Jeering fan, Happy Gilmore, Universal, 1996.
Mr. Barry, Snowboard Academy (also known as Planches!), Columbia/TriStar, 1996.
Fred Holden, The Wrong Guy, Buena Vista/Lions Gate Films, 1998.
Father Phillip McNulty, Detroit Rock City (also known as The KISS Movie), New Line Cinema, 1999.
(Uncredited) William, Freddy Got Fingered (also known as The Tom Green Movie), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.
Mr. Leonard, Slackers (also known as Les complices), Destination Films/Screen Gems, 2002.
Owen Fergus, National Security, Columbia, 2003.
(Scenes deleted) Texas television station manager, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (also known as Action News, Action Newsman, and Anchorman), DreamWorks, 2004.
Voice of beaver, Phil the Alien, Lions Gate Films, 2004.
Voice of Jeb (the goat), Home on the Range (animated; also known as Sweating Bullets), Buena Vista, 2004.
Rio Loco, Jex Orfax Productions, 2004.
Summerhood, c. 2006.
For a Good Time Call … 451-0621, Santa Monica, CA, 1989.
Sin City: Season Two, Tim Sims Playhouse, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2000.
Performed in children's theatre productions at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh, PA.
Count Floyd, Rush: Grace under Pressure Tour 1984 (also known as Grace under Pressure Tour), PolyGram Music Video, 1985.
Count Floyd, Kid Safe: The Video, American Academy of Pediatrics, 1988.
Count Floyd, RCA, 1982.
Teleplays; with Others; Series:
Second City TV (also known as SCTV), CanWest Global Television, CBC, and syndicated, c. 1976–81.
SCTV Network 90 (also known as SCTV Comedy Network and SCTV Network), Canadian television and NBC, c. 1981–82.
SCTV Channel, Cinemax, c. 1983–84.
Really Weird Tales, HBO, 1986–87.
(With others) The Best of SCTV, ABC, 1988.
Teleplays; with Others: Episodic:
(With Dick Blassuci) "The Vase Shop," Morton & Hayes, CBS, 1991.
Maniac Mansion, Family Channel, various episodes from 1991–93.
Limited Partners, CBS, 1988.
Partners in Life, CBS, 1990.
Albums; with Others:
Count Floyd, RCA, 1982.
Cincinnati Post, August 26, 2000, p. 13C.
Star-Ledger (Newark), June 17, 2001, p. 28.
Toronto Sun, March 31, 1997; May 17, 2002.
Winston-Salem Journal, June 17, 2001, p. D1.
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