October 2, 1967 |
Lew Temple (born October 2, 1967) is an American film actor, perhaps best known for his roles as Locus Fender in the action film, Domino starring Keira Knightley, and Cal, the diner manager in the comedy-drama Waitress starring Keri Russell.
Early life 
Though he was too small for the big leagues, he continued with his love for baseball, snagging roles as a minor league bullpen catcher for the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros. In 1986, he was the scout for the New York Mets, and would later go on to serve as Assistant Director of Minor League Operations and Scouting for the Astros until 1993.
In 2006, he portrayed Sheriff Winston in the prequel to the remake of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. That same year, he also played a paramedic in the crime thriller Déjà Vu starring Denzel Washington.
In 2007, he played Cal, the diner manager in the comedy-drama Waitress starring Keri Russell. That same year, he also appeared in an episode of CSI: Miami as Billy Chadwick, a local loner in a grizzly bear murder case, and as Noel Kluggs in Rob Zombie's slasher film, Halloween.
In 2008, Temple played Marv in Trailer Park of Terror, and Pete in the thriller/horror film House.
In 2011, he appeared in an episode of Criminal Minds, in which he played a former fisherman turned part-time deliveryman called Bill Thomas who kidnaps and attacks one of the minor characters Alison Sparks played by Jessica Lundy.
In 2012, he played Montgomery Blair, a member of Abraham Lincoln's Cabinet, in the movie Saving Lincoln, which tells the President's story through the eyes of Ward Hill Lamon, a former law partner, friend, and primary bodyguard.
In 2012, he appeared in an recurring role in The Walking Dead as Axel, a prisoner survivor of the zombie apocalypse.
Personal life 
In 2002, Temple was let go from a movie contract, because he dismissed symptoms of a serious illness. A near death experience landed him at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, where he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and a forty percent chance of survival. He stayed in the hospital for eight months, for chemotherapy treatment.
|1994||Angels in the Outfield||Baseball Player (uncredited)|
|1994||Jason's Lyric||Man on Bus (uncredited)|
|1995||The Kangaroo||Crazy Man|
|1997||The Stalk Exchange||Rick Sharpe|
|1998||The Newton Boys||Waiter|
|1999||A Slipping-Down Life||Audience Member #2|
|2000||Born to Win||Raymond|
|2000||Red Ink||Martin Mueller|
|2001||On the Borderline||Web|
|2003||Parasite Dolls||Caine (voice)||English version|
|2003||21 Grams||County Sheriff|
|2005||The Devil's Rejects||Adam Banjo|
|2006||Come Early Morning||Man (voice)|
|2006||The Visitation||Deputy Tommy Smalls|
|2006||Heavens Fall||Wade Wright|
|2006||The Guitar Player's Girlfriend||Gary||Short film|
|2006||The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning||Sheriff Winston|
|2008||Trailer Park of Terror||Marv|
|2008||No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker||Hitchhiker|
|2008||The Beneficiary||Gun Dealer||Short film|
|2009||Someone's Knocking at the Door||Coroner Tom Collins|
|2009||Otis E.||The Cashier|
|2009||Silent Night, Zombie Night||Jeffrey Hannigan|
|2009||Happy in the Valley||Chris|
|2010||The Killing Jar||Lonnie|
|2010||A Gang Land Love Story||Ivan|
|2011||Asparagus||Counselor #2||Short film|
|2011||We Are Family||Norm|
|2012||The Preacher's Daughter||The Garden||Completed|
|2012||Saving Lincoln||Montgomery Blair||Post-production|
|2012||The Unlikely's||Ray Ray||Post-production|
|1993||Dragon Half||Ticket Man (voice)||Video short|
|1994||Saiyûki||Monk/Village Chief (voice)||TV movie|
|1994||Dirty Pair Flash: Mission 3 Act 1||Additional Voices||Video short|
|1995||Golden Boy||Animator E (voice)||Video|
|1995||A Woman of Independent Means||Mover||TV miniseries|
|1996||Elf o karu mono-tachi||Various (voice)||TV series|
|1996||Burn up W||Ashuhara (voice)||Video|
|1996||Walker, Texas Ranger||Whit Ganz||Episode: "Miracle at Middle Creek"|
|1996-1997||Martian Successor Nadesico||Additional Voices||10 episodes|
|1997||Walker, Texas Ranger||Nick Devlin||Episode: "Full Contact"|
|1997||The Big Easy||Nash Lee||Episode: "A Streetcar with Desire"|
|1998||Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040||Maxon||TV series|
|1998||Walker, Texas Ranger||Louie||Episode: "On the Border"|
|1998||Slayers OVA 1||Bandit/Additional Voices||Video|
|1998||Generator Gawl||Various||TV series|
|1998||Dirty Pair: Mission II, Act I||Goat Abiko/Additional Voices||Video|
|1998||Go Nagai's New Cutey Honey||Moto-Mutant 2/Additional Voices||Video|
|1998||Gasaraki||Additional Voices||3 episodes|
|1999||Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040: Shadow War||Kusui / Musician 2||Video|
|2000||Sin: The Movie||Various (voice)||Video|
|2001||Walker, Texas Ranger||Ollie Olmedo||Episode: "Saturday Night"|
|2007||CSI: Miami||Billy Chadwick||Episode: "A Grizzly Murder"|
|2009||Esperanza Beach||Watson||Video short|
|2009||How to Study Your Bible for Kids||Commissioner Context||Video short|
|2010||NCIS: Los Angeles||Mr. Loobertz||Episode: "Full Throttle"|
|2011||Criminal Minds||Bill Thomas||Episode: "Coda"|
|2012-13||The Walking Dead||Axel||TV show|
- "Artist / VIP Gallery: LEW TEMPLE". Polish Film Festival, Los Angeles. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
- "Tradition: ROLLINS BASEBALL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER". Rollins College Athletics. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
- "Boyd Coffie (1898-1948): Dean of the College". Olin Library, Rollins College. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
- "1986 New York Mets: Roster". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
- "TRANSACTIONS: Baseball American League". New York Times. November 10, 1993. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
- Bowling for Boobies: Dread Central’s Horror Starlets Wish to Thank You!
Further reading 
- Ross, Dalton. "Lew Temple (a.k.a. Axel) talks about the latest 'Walking Dead' shocker". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
- Lew Temple at the Internet Movie Database
- Lew Temple on Twitter
- Lew Temple at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia