Stephen Furst, Who Played Flounder in ‘Animal House,’ Dies at 63

The character of Flounder — whose appearance is so pitiful that the older members of Delta Tau Chi pelt a picture of him with beer cans when he is suggested as a pledge — is one of the film’s most reliable sources of comic relief. Cluelessly upbeat and charmingly idiotic, he’s taken under the wing of John Belushi’s character, Bluto Blutarsky, who alternately torments and comforts him.