Stephen Furst is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Executive Producer American born on 8 may 1955 at Norfolk (USA)
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Birth name Stephen Nelson FeuersteinNationality USABirth 8 may 1955
at Norfolk (USA
)Death 16 june 2017
(at 62 years)
Stephen Furst (born Stephen Nelson Feuerstein; May 8, 1955) is an American actor and film and television director. Furst was a regular in the science fiction series Babylon 5 playing Centauri diplomatic attaché Vir Cotto and as Dr. Elliot Axelrod on St. Elsewhere. He was also featured as Kent "Flounder" Dorfman in the film National Lampoon's Animal House.
Stephen Furst was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University's theater program. In 1972, Furst's father died from diabetes complications. Years later, Furst was diagnosed with type II diabetes. After almost needing to have his left foot amputated due to diabetes complications in 1996, Furst reduced his weight from 260 lbs to 175 lbs. When filming started for the fourth season of Babylon 5, the show's producers found that all of the costumes were now too large for him. He wrote the book Confessions of a Couch Potato about his weight loss and diabetes, and co-wrote and directed a video called Diabetes for Guys, an attempt to educate about diabetes management through humor.
Furst has two sons, both in the entertainment business. His older son, Nathan Furst (b. 1978), is a television and film composer. His younger son, Griff Furst (b. 1981), is an actor, director and musician. His wife, Lorraine, is an entertainment lawyer.