If you’re not familiar with Flounder, do yourself a favor and watch “National Lampoon’s Animal House!” One of the best comedies of all time! Stephen Furst, the actor who played Kent Dorfman aka Flounder, has passed away from complications due to diabetes.He started acting in high school, partly because he was self-conscious about his weight, “I’m one of the most insecure people in the world, always have been, and when you’re a fat kid, you try to make the fat jokes before other people make them,” he said.”I went to high school in Virginia Beach, Va., and we had these guys, they were surfers. They didn’t like me, never talked to me. And if they didn’t like you, they threw toothpicks at you. After I did a play, it was different. I found out I was pretty good at something.” He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and delivered pizzas in Hollywood, giving himself publicity by putting his picture and resume inside the pizza boxes, IMDb said. Producer Matty Simmons discovered him and put Furst into “Animal House.” Kent Dorfman was not only a legacy, he inspired one of the best lines from the movie “Fat,Drunk, and Stupid is no way to go through life son.”
Furst had a long acting career appearing in everything from movies to shows to an educational video produced by the American Diabetes Association. He was 63 and is survived by his wife of 41 years.