Temple at Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend 2014 in Orlando, Florida
October 2, 1967|
Lew Temple (born October 2, 1967) is an American film actor, known for his roles as Locus Fender in the action film, Domino, Cal, the diner manager in the comedy-drama Waitress, and Axel in the third season of The Walking Dead.
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.
Temple has had several film roles in the horror genre, appearing in Rob Zombie's horror film, The Devils Rejects as Adam Banjo, portraying Sheriff Winston in the prequel to the remake of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and as Noel Kluggs in Rob Zombie's slasher film, Halloween. Temple played Marv in Trailer Park of Terror, and Pete in the thriller/horror film House. In 2016 he starred in Rob Zombie Slasher film 31 as Psycho-Head.
Temple's other film roles include Locus Fender in the action film Domino, a paramedic in the crime thriller Déjà Vu, Cal, the diner manager in the comedy-drama Waitress, Brian LaRue in a proof of concept for the science-fiction film The Three, Ned in the thriller Unstoppable and 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.
Temple appeared in an episode of CSI: Miami as Billy Chadwick, a local loner in a grizzly bear murder case. In 2010, he appeared in an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles as Mr. Loobertz, and in 2011 he appeared in an episode of Criminal Minds, in which he played a former fisherman turned part-time deliveryman called Bill Thomas.
In 2015 Temple received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Annual Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival. The award is given to a distinguished actor recognized for his continuing work in the industry of film and video
In 2002, Temple was let go from a movie contract because he dismissed symptoms of a serious illness. A near-death experience resulted in an examination 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 and underwent for chemotherapy treatment. He is a leukemia survivor.
In 2009, Temple was involved in a charity event for breast cancer called Bowling for Boobies.
|1994||Angels in the Outfield||Baseball Player|
|Jason's Lyric||Man on Bus|
|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|
|Red Ink||Martin Mueller|
|2001||On the Borderline||Web|
|Parasite Dolls||Caine (voice)||English version|
|21 Grams||County Sheriff|
|2005||The Devil's Rejects||Adam Banjo|
|2006||Come Early Morning||Man (voice)|
|The Visitation||Deputy Tommy Smalls|
|Heavens Fall||Wade Wright|
|The Guitar Player's Girlfriend||Gary||Short film|
|The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning||Sheriff Winston|
|2008||Trailer Park of Terror||Marv|
|No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker||Hitchhiker|
|The Beneficiary||Gun Dealer||Short film|
|2009||Someone's Knocking at the Door||Coroner Tom Collins|
|Otis E.||The Cashier|
|Silent Night, Zombie Night||Jeffrey Hannigan|
|Happy in the Valley||Chris|
|2010||The Killing Jar||Lonnie|
|A Gang Land Love Story||Ivan|
|Asparagus||Counselor #2||Short film|
|We Are Family||Norm|
|The Preacher's Daughter||The Garden|
|Saving Lincoln||Montgomery Blair|
|The Unlikely's||Ray Ray|
|2013||The Lone Ranger||Hollis|
|2014||Wicked Blood||Donny Baker||Direct-to-video|
|2014||Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who Is John Galt?||Ellis Wyatt|
|2015||Desierto||Border Patrol officer||Mexican film|
|2017||Kidnap||Terrence "Terry" Vicky|
|1993||Dragon Half||Ticket Man (voice)||Video short|
|1994||Saiyûki||Monk/Village Chief (voice)||Television film|
|Dirty Pair Flash: Mission 3 Act 1||Additional Voices||Video short|
|1995||Golden Boy||Animator E (voice)||Video|
|A Woman of Independent Means||Mover||Miniseries|
|1996||Elf o karu mono-tachi||Various (voice)||TV series|
|Burn up W||Ashuhara (voice)||Video|
|Walker, Texas Ranger||Whit Ganz||Episode: "Miracle at Middle Creek"|
|1996–97||Martian Successor Nadesico||Additional Voices||10 episodes|
|1997||Walker, Texas Ranger||Nick Devlin||Episode: "Full Contact"|
|The Big Easy||Nash Lee||Episode: "A Streetcar with Desire"|
|1998||Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040||Musician #2||2 episodes|
|Walker, Texas Ranger||Louie||Episode: "On the Border"|
|Slayers OVA 1||Bandit/Additional Voices||Video|
|Generator Gawl||Various||Unknown episodes|
|Dirty Pair: Mission II, Act I||Goat Abiko/Additional Voices||Video|
|Go Nagai's New Cutey Honey||Moto-Mutant 2/Additional Voices||Video|
|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|
|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||Hawaii Five-0||Stuart Rizzi||Episode: "Kahu"|
|2012–13||The Walking Dead||Axel||Season 3 (Recurring role; 8 episodes)|
|2015||Review||Shovel Hitter||Episode: "Buried Alive, 6 Star Review, Public Speaking"|
|2015||Longmire||Archer Loftus||3 episodes|
|2015||Wicked City||Dave Keller||3 episodes|
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- "Tradition: ROLLINS BASEBALL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER". Rollins College Athletics. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
- "Boyd Coffie (1898-1948): Dean of the College". Olin Library, Rollins College. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. 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.
- "Lew Temple interview (Rango, Unstoppable, Devil Rejects) – The Desk of Brian". deskofbrian.com. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
- Three More Join Rob Zombie’s ’31′, Including Sheri Moon Zombie!
- Sheri Moon Zombie, Lew Temple, Devin Sidell, and More Join Rob Zombie’s 31
- The Three Different Breeds of Aliens Run Amok
- "Lew Temple (a.k.a. Axel) talks about the latest 'Walking Dead' shocker -- EXCLUSIVE". www.ew.com. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
- "Exclusive: Lew Temple talks The Walking Dead Episode 310 "Home"". dailydead.com. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
- "the-walking-dead-actor-lew-temple-receives-lifetime-achievement-award-at-local-film-festival/". uhclthesignal.com. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
- Bowling for Boobies: Dread Central’s Horror Starlets Wish to Thank You!
- Ross, Dalton. "Lew Temple (a.k.a. Axel) talks about the latest 'Walking Dead' shocker". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 17 February 2013.