Character Actor Geoffrey Lewis Passed Away


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Apr 12, 2010
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Most won't know him by his name but as soon as you see him you'll recognize him. He was a staple in Clint Eastwood pictures and a fine actor. I loved those Clint Eastwood movies of the 70's and 80's.

Actor Geoffrey Lewis, who appeared in several Clint Eastwood movies and made guest appearances on dozens of TV shows in the ’60s through ’80s, died Tuesday in Woodland Hills, Calif. of natural causes, according to a family friend. He was 79. The character actor, who often appeared in Westerns, was the father of actress Juliette Lewis.

He had roles in Eastwood’s “High Plains Drifter,” “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,” as Orville Boggs in “Every Which Way But Loose” and “Any Which Way You Can” as well as in “Bronco Billy,” “Pink Cadillac” and “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.”

Among his other film credits were “The Devil’s Rejects,” Michael Cimino’s “Heaven’s Gate,” John Milius’ “Dillinger,” TV movie “Salem’s Lot” and Michael Ritchie’s “Smile.”

Lewis received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance on the 1980 series “Flo,” and appeared in numerous other shows including “Barnaby Jones,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Lou Grant,” “Little House on the Prairie,” “Falcon Crest” and “Murder, She Wrote.”

Born in San Diego, he grew up in Rhode Island and moved to California at age 10. He is survived by his wife Paula Hochhalter, Juliette Lewis and nine other children including Lightfield and Matthew, both actors, and Dierdre, an actress.



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nevvvver heard of him

Most people wouldn't know him by name, unless you're a big fan of Eastwood movies from the 70's and 80's.

Here's a list of the films he's been in:

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 Silver Saddle - 2 Strike Snake
1979 Centennial - 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 National Lampoon's Last Resort - Rex Carver
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


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I liked him in just about everything. He was a great sidekick guy and had a style all his own though. His delivery enhanced many scenes and made them shine IMHO. The surprised yet calm expression he used at times was classic.

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