R.I.P. Joe Fleishaker

It was such a bummer to read about Joe Fleishaker passing today. You might not recognize his name but you surely can not forget that face! Fleishaker starred in MANY Troma classics including The Toxic Avenger franchise, Poultrygeist, Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D., Terror Firmer, and Tromeo and Juliet. Throughout his career, Joe could be seen working with and helping to develop talented individuals that have gone on to have some incredible careers.

Billed as "Troma's biggest action star" by company co-founder Lloyd Kaufman, died Monday at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, his brother, Haskel. He was 62. He was a heavy set man reaching 500 plus after his first heart attack he went into rehab to lose more than 150 pounds.

I meet Joe a few years back while he was working the Troma booth, a Nice guy who loved talking to the fans as much as we loved talking to him. He will be missed, Rest in Peace Joe, Rest in Peace!


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