Geoffrey Lewis (actor)

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Geoffrey Lewis
Born (1935-07-31) July 31, 1935 (age 79)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1963, 1970–present
Spouse(s) Paula Hochhalter (?-present)
Glenis Batley (1973-1975)
Children Juliette Lewis

Geoffrey Lewis (born July 31, 1935) is an American character actor.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Lewis was born in San Diego, California.[citation needed] His filmography includes television shows such as Law & Order: Criminal Intent and My Name is Earl, as well as films such as Down in the Valley, alongside Edward Norton, The Butcher, alongside Eric Roberts, Maverick, alongside Mel Gibson, and When Every Day Was the Fourth of July alongside Dean Jones. He appeared in the episode, "Tithonus" on The X-Files. He also made an uncredited appearance in an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger.

In 1979, Lewis co-starred as a gravedigger turned vampire in the cult classic made-for-television movie Salem's Lot. Lewis played opposite Polly Holliday in the Alice spin-off Flo in 1980-1981 as Earl, the bartender and sometime romantic interest of Flo. The series lasted two seasons and 29 episodes and is available in entirety on as an instant video download.

Lewis has 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.[2]

Lewis is a Scientologist. In 2005, he is quoted on the official church website: "The wins that I've had with Scientology coincide directly with the rise in my career. It's hard to pick out any one specific piece of tech, suffice it to say that I as an artist was surrounded with nonsurvival considerations, actions and valences - all of my own making. Through my use of Scientology technology I have eradicated most of these things and continue to eradicate them, giving me more freedom and intention to create into the future. And, by the by, a great deal more altitude, a more inclusive point from which to view life - past, present and future. I wish to acknowledge Ron's brilliant work, benevolence and stick-to-it-ness. He never gave up and I am thankful and happy to be a recipient of that knowledge. Geoffrey Lewis, Actor"

Lewis is the father of actress and singer Juliette Lewis.


Year Title Role
1971 Welcome Home, Soldier Boys Francis Rapture, Motel Owner
1972 Bad Company Hobbs
1972 The Culpepper Cattle Co. Russ
1972 Moon of the Wolf Lawrence Burrifors
1973 Dillinger Harry Pierpont
1973 High Plains Drifter Stacey Bridges
1973 My Name is Nobody Leader of the Wild Bunch
1974 Macon County Line Hamp
1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Eddie Goody
1975 Lucky Lady Capt. Mosely
1975 Smile Wilson
1975 The Great Waldo Pepper Newt
1975 The Wind and the Lion Samuel Gummere
1976 The Return of a Man Called Horse Zenas
1978 Every Which Way But Loose Orville
1978 Shoot the Sun Down Scalphunter
1978 They Died with Their Boots On 2 Strike Snake
1979 Centennial (TV miniseries) Sheriff Bogardus
1979 Human Experiments Doctor Kline
1979 Tilt Truck Driver
1980 Any Which Way You Can Orville Boggs
1980 Bronco Billy John Arlington
1980 Heaven's Gate Trapper Fred
1980 Tom Horn Walter Stoll
1982 I, the Jury Joe Butler
1982 The Shadow Riders Major Cooper Ashbury
1983 10 to Midnight Dave Dante
1984 Night of the Comet Carter
1985 Lust in the Dust Hard Case Williams
1985 Stitches Ralph Rizzo
1986 Annihilator Prof. Alan Jeffries
1988 Time Out Mr. Steve Smith
1989 Catch Me If You Can Mr. Johnson
1989 Fletch Lives KKK Leader
1989 Out of the Dark Dennis
1989 Pink Cadillac Ricky Z
1989 Tango & Cash Captain Schroeder (uncredited)
1990 Disturbed Michael Kahn
1991 Double Impact Frank Avery
1992 The Lawnmower Man Terry McKeen
1992 Wishman Hitchcock the Genie
1993 Army of One Sheriff Cepeda
1993 Only the Strong Kerrigan
1993 Point of No Return Drugstore Owner
1993 The Man Without a Face Chief Wayne Stark
1994 Maverick Matthew Wicker/Eugene, Banker
1994 The Dragon Gate Shin'ichi
1994 White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf Heath
1996 An Occasional @#!*% Draper Jewett
1997 American Perfekt Willy
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Luther Driggers
1999 Five Aces Sloan
2000 Highway 395
2000 The Prophet's Game Guest #1
2000 The Way of the Gun Abner Mercer
2001 Sunstorm Browner
2002 A Light in the Darkness Stanley Melnick
2002 The New Guy Principal Zaylor
2003 Mind Games Melvin Reeves
2004 Renegade Greg Sullivan
2005 Down in the Valley Sheridan
2005 Social Guidance Lucky Marshall
2005 The Devil's Rejects Roy Sullivan
2006 Fingerprints Keeler
2006 Wicked Little Things Harold
2007 Cold Ones Felton Jones
2008 I Am Somebody: No Chance in @#!*% Lewis
2008 Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage Butch
2009 The Butcher Naylor
2010 Miss Nobody Mr. Ketchum
2010 Pickin' & Grinnin' Cletus
2012 Retreat! Sullivan


  1. ^ Geoffrey Lewis – Filmography New York Times
  2. ^ Geoffrey Lewis New York Times

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