Joe Flaherty (born Joseph O'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 and Sid Sleaze in Sesame Street: Follow That Bird.
In 1985, Flaherty played Sid Sleaze in Sesame Street: Follow That Bird.
He played the live action host Count Floyd in the 1988 cartoon The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley. Footage with him from the show was occasionally used for Cartoon Planet which aired from 1997 to 1998.