His cousin, a member of the band Three Dog Night, confirmed in an online video “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.”
He made his full film acting debut in 1982’s Young Doctors in Love as a love-struck, pill-popping, dancing intern. He was also reknowned for playing Mr. Pizza Guy in Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Rodney Dangerfield’s son-in-law in Easy Money.
Film credits included The Last Boy Scout, Punchline, One Crazy Summer, Angels in the Outfield, Nothing But Trouble, Stuart Little and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. He even reprised his role as the peeved Pizza Guy in the 2012 film Vamps.
On television he appeared in a slew of TV series including Hill Street Blues, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Ben Stiller Show, Seinfeld, ER, Hope and Gloria, Party of Five, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Zoey 101, Hope & Gloria and The Wizards of Waverly Place.