It’s unfortunate to report that comedian and actor Taylor Negron has passed away at the age of 57. Negron was taken after along batter with cancer. Chuck Negron, Taylor’s cousin (and of the band Three Dog Night broke the sad news today telling the world, “I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron just passed away. His mother, his brother Alex and my brother Rene and his wife Julie were all there with him. May he rest in peace.”
Negron began performing stand-up comedy when he was in high school, workshopping under the iconic Lucille Ball before he started to perform stand-up. He’d eventually get spots at The Comedy Store where he honed his comedy act.
He began appearing in movies as an extra then made his acting debut in 1982’s soap satire, Young Doctors In Love. Negron would appear in more movies as the 80’s progressed including roles in movies like Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money, Johnny Dangerously, Better Off Dead, One Crazy Summer, Nothing But Trouble, and The Last Boy Scout to name a few of his credits. In the 90’s he appeared in many TV shows like The Ben Stiller Show, Seinfeld, Clueless, Friends, Curb Your Enthusiasm,
For over two decades Negron appeared in numerous movies as the everyman, weirdo, and sometimes the villain. He published comedy essays and contributed to humor outlets. It’s always sad to hear about the passing of somebody in the comedy community, but Negron’s passing stings just a bit more because of his connections to our childhood nostalgia.
R.I.P. Taylor, you will be missed.