Stephen Furst

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Stephen Furst as Vir Cotto in Babylon 5

Stephen Furst (born 8 May 1955 in Norfolk, Virginia) is an American actor, best known for his roles as "Flounder" in the feature film Animal House (1978), as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in the television series St. Elsewhere, and as Vir Cotto in the science fiction television series Babylon 5 from 1993 to 1998.

In 1972, Furst's father died from diabetic complications and Furst was diagnosed with diabetes. One of his sisters has also been diagnosed diabetic and is now blind, confined to a wheelchair and dependent on oxygen.

After almost having to have his left foot amputated due to diabetes complications in 1996, Furst lost nearly 150 pounds (68 kg) and wrote the book, Confessions of a Couch Potato.

In 2000, Furst co-wrote and directed a video called Diabetics For Guys, an attempt to promote good diabetic control through humour.

In 2001, he directed the low-budget movie Title to Murder starring Christopher Atkins and Maureen McCormick.

Bibliography

  • Furst, Stephen. (2002). Confessions of a Couch Potato (Or, If I'm So Skinny, Why Do I Still Feel Like Flounder?)' McGraw-Hill. ISBN 1580401449.

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