Stephen Furst

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Birth Name: Stephen Furst
Born: 05/08/1955
Birth Place: Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Born in Norfolk, VA, Furst was orphaned at age 16 and he lived with an aunt before attending college. By this time, he had found two vices to fill the emptiness--food and theater, ballooning to over 300 lbs., but also becoming (in his words) "a drama nerd". His size no doubt helped him win the role of Pseudelous in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at the Cavalier Theatre in his native Norfolk in 1972. Four years later, he married his college sweetheart and headed for Hollywood, passing time delivering pizzas. (Oddly, he would play a delivery man in his first TV appearance on an episode of the ABC series "Family" in 1979). Furst had his first big break when he won the role of ... Continue Bio >>

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