Negron's death from cancer was announced by his cousin, musician Chuck Negron.
Born in Glendale on Aug. 1, 1957, Taylor Negron started doing local stand-up gigs when he was still in high school. As his reputation grew, so did the variety of his roles: Negron played comic and serious characters on TV shows including "Hill Street Blues", "Seinfeld" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm." He was a familiar face in film comedies such as "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "Easy Money."
He also was an accomplished painter. Negron left art school at 19 and sketched portraits of other extras on movie sets.
"I'd say, 'Your mom would love a painting of you!' " he told The Times in 1995. "A salesman! I'd hawk paintings."