|Date of birth||June 21, 1941
Joe Flaherty (June 21, 1941) is an American actor and comedian, and is best known for his work on the Canadian sketch comedy SCTV (ran from 1976 to 1984). He played The Western Union man in Back to the Future Part II.
In 1985, he play Sid Sleaze in the movie Sesame Street: Follow That Bird.
He also portrayed the jeering fan Donald in the 1996 movie Happy Gilmore.
Joe voiced the owner of a DeLorean door in the American Dad! episode "DeLorean Story-an", which also included Donald Fullilove as a highway patrol trooper.
Flaherty reprised his role as the Western Union Man in the Family Guy episode "Something, Something, Something, Dark Side" (2010) and later in the episode "The Big Bang Theory" (2011).