“That Guy” Actor of the Week: Joe Flaherty


With exactly 101 acting credits to his name, Joe Flaherty deserves a spot in this column.  After all, I was watching Happy Gilmore the other day so I realized that the “ya jackass” guy had to be on here.  Besides, everyone knows Flaherty’s face when they see him.  However can you honestly say you knew this guy’s name before I just posted it on here?

I know I didn’t.  Little did I know that Flaherty has won 2 prime time emmy’s and has over 8 nominations for his acting.  Now you’ll probably recognize his voice as he does more cartoons than anything but he still gets those zany roles from time to time.

Personally I enjoyed him back in the 80s as General Raymond, or Ack Ack’s dad.  Flaherty’s been around since the 70s so it’s time he gets his due.

A clip of Flaherty after the jump


Man this Second City just churns out talent doesn’t it?

  • BryanTSC

    Count Floyd FTW!!

  • Bruve

    If you’re Canadian (and over the age of 30) you knew his name from SCTV. Great show.

  • Bert

    Bruve – you don’t have to be over 30. I’m 27 and I’ve known his name for many years. It’s a shame he never got the recognition that his fellow SCTV alums did.

  • Jeff

    Flaherty is one of the few funny things in 1941, love his scenes as the emcee at the USO.

  • I guess you have to be Canadian. But you really didn’t know his name? That’s what’s really “scary.”

    SCTV forever

  • BryanTSC

    I was (am) a big Rush fan, and I remember them having Count Floyd do a couple video recorded song introductions during their concerts. I was probably about 9 years old at the time (31 now).

  • Monster Chiller Horror Theater…and Count Floyd’s Scary Stories (from the excellent from one of my favorite cartoons: The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley)

  • copperhead

    Maniac Mansion
    Freaks and Geeks.

    and Happy Gilmore for the rock n’roll teenagers.