Actor, Writer & Comedian Taylor Negron Dies at 57

Actor, Writer & Comedian Taylor Negron Dies at 57

BroadwayWorld.com is sad to report that actor, writer, comedian and painter Taylor Negron died today at age 57 after a battle with cancer.

Negron was born in Glendale, California, the son of Lucy and Conrad Negron, Sr., a former mayor of Indian Wells, California.

Negron's motion picture appearances were plentiful, and included Stuart Little, The Last Boy Scout, Bio-Dome, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Angels in the Outfield, The Aristocrats, Nothing but Trouble, Punchline, Better Off Dead, Easy Money, Young Doctors in Love, Call Me Claus and Amy Heckerling's Vamps where he reprised his Fast Times at Ridgemont High pizza delivery scene.

Among his television appearances were guest star roles on Wizards of Waverly Place, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Reno 911, Friends,My Wife and Kids, Seinfeld, ER, and Party of Five. He starred in the regular role of Manuelo the nanny in So Little Time with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. He also starred in Smart Guy

In 2008 he wrote The Unbearable Lightness of Being Taylor Negron - A Fusion of Story and Song directed by opera director David Schweitzer and co-starring singer/songwriter Logan Heftel. The show debuted to critical acclaim in the Green Room at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. It ran also in the 2009 Best of New York Solo Festival at the SoHo Playhouse and at the Barrow Street Theater.

His comedy essays were been published in the anthology Dirty Laundry (Phoenix Books) and Love West Hollywood: Reflections of Los Angeles (Alyson Books).

Director Justin Tanner recently revived Negron's play Gangster Planet, a four-character domestic comedy set during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, which was chosen by the Los Angeles Times as a Critics Choice.

Negron was a regular contributor to Wendy Hammer's Tasty Words, Jill Solloway's "Sit and Spin" and Hilary Carlip's online magazine "Fresh Yarns" as well as the Huffington Post.

He performed regularly across the United States and is one of the original members of the Un-Cabaret, dubbed "The Mother Show of Alternative Comedy" by the Los Angeles Times, where Negron fused standup, dada poetry and stream of consciousness storytelling to create some of the most artistic comedy ever. He was also a constant fixture on the theatre scene in Los Angeles.

Actor, Writer & Comedian Taylor Negron Dies at 57


Caleb Wertenbaker, Taylor Negron, David Schewizer from Photo Flash: Linda Cho, Darko Tresnjak, Caissie Levy, Harvey Fierstein and More at the Carlyle's Tonys Party on 6/11/2014 by BWW News Desk

Actor, Writer & Comedian Taylor Negron Dies at 57
Taylor Negron from Photo Coverage: Brian Dennehy, Tonya Pinkins & More Support MOTHERS AND SONS at Actors Fund Benefit Performance on 5/19/2014 by Jennifer Broski

Actor, Writer & Comedian Taylor Negron Dies at 57
Taylor Negron, Dot-Marie Jones from Photo Coverage: Brian Dennehy, Tonya Pinkins & More Support MOTHERS AND SONS at Actors Fund Benefit Performance on 5/19/2014 by Jennifer Broski

Actor, Writer & Comedian Taylor Negron Dies at 57
Beth Grant, Taylor Negron and Company from Photo Flash: Isabel and Ruben Toledo Host Pre-Party in Honor of k.d. lang in AFTER MIDNIGHT on 2/12/2014 by BWW News Desk

Actor, Writer & Comedian Taylor Negron Dies at 57
David Schweitzer & Taylor Negron from Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals! on 3/11/2013 by Walter McBride

Actor, Writer & Comedian Taylor Negron Dies at 57
Taylor Negron from Photo Coverage: HIT THE WALL's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals! on 3/11/2013 by Walter McBride

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