Joe Flaherty began his acting career as a teenager doing children`s theater at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. After a four-year stint in the US Air Force, Flaherty returned home at age 21 to pursue a career as a draftsman, but again gravitated towards performing. His theater work in Pittsburgh earned him a job offer in Chicago with The Second City group where he, along with Harold Ramis and John Candy, helped define Second City`s next generation. He received two Emmy Awards for his work on SCTV, and his role in the film Looking For Miracles also brought him a Gemini Award for Best Actor in a Drama. Joe Flaherty makes his home in Toronto.
Features & TV Movies: VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release
The Blue Knight (TV-1973) Delancey Street: The Crisis Within (TV-1975) Tunnel Vision (1976) Alex & The Gypsy (1976) 1941 (1979) The Lady in Red (1979)
Nothing Personal (1980) Used Cars (1980) Double Negative (1980) Stripes (1981) Heavy Metal (voice, 1981) By Design (1982) Going Berserk (1983) Johnny Dangerously (1984) Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird (1985) The Canadian Consiracy (TV-1985) Club Paradise (1986) One Crazy Summer (1986) Really Weird Tales (TV-1987) Innerspace (1987) Blue Monkey (1987) Who`s Harry Crumb (1989) Speed Zone! (1989) Looking for Miracles (TV-1989) Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Wedding Band (1990) Making Really Funny Home Videos (1990) Back to Beanstalk (TV-1990) Runaway Daughters (TV-1994) Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare (TV-1995) Stuart Saves His Family (1995) A Pig`s Tale (VR-1995) Happy Gilmore (1996) Snowboard Academy (1996) Dogmatic (1996) The Wrong Guy (1997) The Don`s Analyst (TV-1997) Detroit Rock City (1999)
Freddy Got Fingered (2001) The Santa Claus Brothers (TV-2001) Slackers (2002) The True Meaning of Christmas Specials (TV-2002) National Security (2003) Rio Loco (2003) Home on the Range (voice, 2004) Phil the Alien (2004) A Dairy Tale (2004) Crazy for Christmas (TV-2005) This is My Friend (TV-2007) Sumerhood (2008)
TV Series – Cast: The David Steinberg Show (1972) The Sunshine Hour (1976) SCTV (1980-1984) Maniac Mansion (1990-1993) Little Dracula (voice, 1991) The Louie Show (1996) Police Academy: The Series (1997) Freaks and Geeks (1999) The Daily Blade (2000) Go Fish (2001) The Super Popular Show (2004) Uncle Joe`s Cartoon Playhouse (2006)