MST3K’s Pete Best, Josh “J. Elvis” Weinstein.
One of the original writers / co-creators of the show with Joel Hodgson who discovered him through a stand-up comedy course, he was only 17 and by far the youngest member of the cast. He played Dr. Laurence “Larry” Erhardt and also was the original voice actor / puppeteer of Gypsy and Tom Servo.
He left when the show was picked up by The Comedy Channel after the first season, apparently because he greatly preferred the original unscripted, unpolished, off-the-cuff nature of the show’s year on KTMA-TV.
He continued doing stand-up and later became an TV writer / producer, working extensively on Freaks and Geeks and America’s Funniest Home Videos.
Recently he has written and produced numerous “episodes” of Cinematic Titanic.