HOLLYWOOD—Actor and Comedian Taylor Negron, 57, known for numerous TV shows and films died on January 10. Negron’s death was confirmed by his cousin Chuck Negron, a former member of the 70s band: Three Dog Night. According to reports, Taylor died from cancer.

He was born in Glendale, California on August 1, 1957. Negro started stand-up when he was just in high school and made his full film acting debut in the 1982 soap satire: Young Doctors in Love, as a dancing intern.

Taylor appeared in films such as “Stuart Little,” “The Last Boy Scout,” “Angels In the Outfield” and “Better Off Dead.”  He also had roles in numerous TV series including “Friends,” “Seinfeld,” “ER,” “The Hughley’s” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

Negron was an accomplished stand-up comedian, playwright, and poet. He also had a passion for painting. According to deadline.com, while on the board of LACMA, Negron had a solo exhibition of 17 pieces of his work on display at the Laemmle Royal’s “Art in the Art House” series.

He called them “Snow Paintings” as he created them while he was stuck in his New York City apartment during last year’s harsh winter.

The comedian described himself as bi-coastal, but at point during the 90s said he split his time between Los Angeles and a 700-year-old house in the French countryside, where his neighbor was comedian pal Richard Belzer.

No plans have yet been announced for a memorial.