Geoffrey Lewis (actor)
Geoffrey Bond Lewis (July 31, 1935 – April 7, 2015) was an American character actor. He appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, and was principally known for his film roles alongside Clint Eastwood and Robert Redford. He typically portrayed villains or quirky characters. He played a bodyguard in the Jean-Claude van Damme film Double Impact.
Geoffrey Bond Lewis
July 31, 1935
Plainfield, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||April 7, 2015 79) (aged|
|Children||8, including Juliette Lewis|
Life and career
Lewis was born July 31, 1935, in Plainfield, New Jersey, but spent much of his youth in Wrightwood, California. He took acting classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City and performed off-Broadway and at regional theaters in Massachusetts. He tried breaking into Hollywood in the 1960s.
Lewis appeared in TV series such as Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, Mork & Mindy, Lou Grant, Mama's Family, Magnum, P.I., The A-Team, Murder, She Wrote, The X-Files, Highway to Heaven and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In 1979, he appeared in Salem's Lot. He also played opposite Polly Holliday in the Alice spin-off Flo (1980–81) for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. His film credits include such movies as Down in the Valley, The Butcher, Maverick, and When Every Day Was the Fourth of July. In the '95-'96, 22-episode run of series Land's End (TV series), he co-starred with Fred Dryer.
Lewis worked frequently with actor-director Clint Eastwood in several films including Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Pink Cadillac, Any Which Way You Can, Bronco Billy, Every Which Way But Loose, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, and High Plains Drifter.
In the 1980s, Lewis was also a member of musical storytelling group Celestial Navigations with musician and songwriter Geoff Levin.
|1963||The Fat Black Pussycat||Man in Park||Uncredited|
|1971||The Todd Killings||Mr. Carpenter's son||Uncredited|
|1971||Welcome Home, Soldier Boys||Francis Rapture, Motel Owner|
|1972||The Culpepper Cattle Co.||Russ|
|1972||Moon of the Wolf||Lawrence Burrifors|
|1973||High Plains Drifter||Stacey Bridges|
|1973||My Name is Nobody||Leader of the Wild Bunch|
|1974||Thunderbolt and Lightfoot||Eddie Goody|
|1974||Macon County Line||Hamp|
|1975||The Great Waldo Pepper||Newt|
|1975||The Wind and the Lion||Samuel Gummere|
|1975||Lucky Lady||Capt. Mosely|
|1976||The Return of a Man Called Horse||Zenas|
|1976||Little House on the Prairie||Sam Galendar||episode Bully Boys|
|1977||Hawaii Five-O||Commander Nolan||episode Deep Cover|
|1978||Shoot the Sun Down||Scalphunter|
|1978||Silver Saddle||2 Strike Snake|
|1978||Every Which Way But Loose||Orville Boggs|
|1979||Human Experiments||Doctor Hans R. Kline|
|1979||The Jericho Mile||Dr. Bill Janowski|
|1979||Salem's Lot||Mike Ryerson|
|1980||Tom Horn||Walter Stoll|
|1980||Bronco Billy||John Arlington|
|1980||Heaven's Gate||Trapper Fred|
|1980||Any Which Way You Can||Orville Boggs|
|1982||I, the Jury||Joe Butler|
|1982||The Shadow Riders||Major Cooper Ashbury|
|1983||10 to Midnight||Dave Dante|
|1983||Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.||Janus|
|1984||Night of the Comet||Carter|
|1985||Lust in the Dust||Hard Case Williams|
|1986||Annihilator||Prof. Alan Jeffries|
|1987||The Golden Girls||Chuck||episode Empty Nests|
|1988||Time Out||Mr. Steve Smith|
|1988||Out of the Dark||Dennis|
|1989||Fletch Lives||KKK Leader|
|1989||Pink Cadillac||Ricky Z|
|1989||Catch Me If You Can||Mr. Johnson|
|1989||Tango & Cash||Captain Schroeder||Uncredited|
|1991||Double Impact||Frank Avery|
|1992||The Lawnmower Man||Terry McKeen|
|1992||Wishman||Hitchcock the Genie|
|1993||Point of No Return||Drugstore Owner|
|1993||Joshua Tree||Sheriff Cepeda|
|1993||The Man Without a Face||Chief Wayne Stark|
|1993||Only the Strong||Kerrigan|
|1994||White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf||Heath|
|1994||National Lampoon's Last Resort||Rex Carver|
|1994||Maverick||Matthew Wicker / Eugene, Banker|
|1994||The Dragon Gate||Shin'ichi|
|1996||An Occasional @#!*%||Draper Jewett|
|1997||Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil||Luther Driggers|
|2000||The Prophet's Game||Guest #1|
|2000||The Way of the Gun||Abner Mercer|
|2002||A Light in the Darkness||Stanley Melnick|
|2002||The New Guy||Principal Zaylor|
|2003||Mind Games||Melvin Reeves|
|2003||A Painted House||Mr. Spruill|
|2004||Blueberry||Greg Sullivan||(released in USA on DVD as Renegade)|
|2004||Plainsong||Raymond McPheron||Hallmark TV movie|
|2005||Social Guidance||Lucky Marshall|
|2005||Down in the Valley||Sheridan|
|2005||The Devil's Rejects||Roy Sullivan|
|2006||Wicked Little Things||Harold|
|2007||Cold Ones||Felton Jones|
|2007||Moving McAllister||Crazy Old Martin||Uncredited|
|2008||I Am Somebody: No Chance in Hell||Lewis|
|2008||Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage||Butch|
|2010||Pickin' & Grinnin'||Cletus|
|2010||Miss Nobody||Mr. Ketchum|
|2012||Mommy's Little Monster||Stanley Melnick|
|2017||High and Outside||Len Harding||(final film role)|
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- Geoffrey Lewis on IMDb
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