Taylor Negron, Comedian & Actor, Dead At 57 After Long Battle With Cancer

Negron was born in Glendale, CA on August 1, 1957, the son of Lucy (née Rosario) and Conrad Negron, Sr., a former mayor of Indian Wells, CA.  He studied with Lee Strasberg and even had a private seminar with Lucille Ball.

He started stand-up when he was in high school, getting a spot at the Comedy Store and began cutting his as an extra in movies. He made his full film acting debut in 1982’s soap satire Young Doctors in Love  as a love-struck, pill-popping, dancing intern. 

He was also reknowned for playing Mr. Pizza Guy in Fasts Times at Ridgemont High and Rodney Dangerfield’s son-in-law in Easy Money.  In a KCET interview, Negron said, “I became
the alternative everyman in movies.”

Of late, he was fixture in the Los Angeles comedy scene, appearing in Melinda Hill’s web series Romantic Encounters

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