Taylor Negron, Comedian and 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High Actor, Dead at 57

The comedian and author appeared in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."

— -- Taylor Negron, an actor and comedian familiar to fans of the 1980s’ comedy "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," died of cancer Saturday. He was 57.

His cousin, former Three Dog Night musician Chuck Negron, made the announcement in an emotional video posted on YouTube.

Negron memorably played the pizza guy in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," which was released in 1982. A year later, he played the son-in-law of Rodney Dangerfield's character in the comedy "Easy Money."

His other movie credits included "The Last Boy Scout," "Stuart Little" and "Angels in the Outfield." Negron also had roles in many TV series, such as "Seinfeld," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "The Hughleys," and wrote that he enjoyed being what he called "fame-ish."

"I look at my alternative everyman predicament this way. By letting go of what you thought was going to happen in your life, you can enjoy what is actually happening," he wrote in an essay for XOJane. "That is what I do. I'm That Guy."

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