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Date Of BirthJuly 31, 1935
DiedApril 7, 2015, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
SpousePaula Hochhalter (m. 1991–2015), Tracy Darroll (m. 1977–1984), Glenis Duggan Batley (m. 1973–1975)
FactStarring in Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love" at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, June 5th-22nd 2008. [June 2008]

Geoffrey Lewis was born in San Diego, California on July 31, 1935. His parents were both actors, and his sister is actress Juliette Lewis. He was educated at the prestigious Black Fox Military Academy, and later studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory in Los Angeles.

Lewis’ career began in the 1950s, with small roles in television shows such as “The Loretta Young Show” and “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”. He also had a few film roles, including an appearance in the classic western “High Noon” (1952). In the 1960s, Lewis began to find more substantial work, appearing in such films as “The Sons of Katie Elder” (1965), “Cool Hand Luke” (1967), and “True Grit” (1969). He also had a recurring role on the television series “Mannix” (1967-1975).

In the 1970s and 1980s, Lewis appeared in a number of popular films, including “Dirty Harry” (1971), “The Shootist” (1976), “Bronco Billy” (1980), and “Clint Eastwood’s The Dead Pool” (1988). He also had a recurring role on the television series “Falcon Crest” (1981-1990).

In recent years, Lewis has appeared in such films as “Mulholland Falls” (1996), “From Dusk Till Dawn” (1996), and “The Devil’s Rejects” (2005). He has also had guest roles on such television shows as “CSI: Miami” (2002) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (2010).

Lewis has been married three times. His first wife was actress Pamela McMyler, with whom he had two daughters: actress Juliette Lewis and musician Lightfield Lewis. His second wife was actress Beverly D’Angelo, with whom he had one son: actor Dante Lewis. His third wife is actress Peggy Lipton, with whom he has two daughters: actresses Rashida Jones and Kidada Jones.

Lewis has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameGeoffrey Lewis
Date Of BirthJuly 31, 1935
DiedApril 7, 2015, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height1.76 m
EducationUniversity College School, St John's College, Oxford


SpousePaula Hochhalter (m. 1991–2015), Tracy Darroll (m. 1977–1984), Glenis Duggan Batley (m. 1973–1975)
ChildrenJuliette Lewis, Lightfield Lewis, Brandy Lewis, Dierdre Lewis, Emily Colombier, Peter Lewis, Hannah Lewis, Matthew Lewis, Miles Lewis


Music GroupsThe Bundles
MoviesEvery Which Way but Loose, High Plains Drifter, Any Which Way You Can, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Double Impact, Bronco Billy, The Devil's Rejects, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Pink Cadillac, Salem's Lot, Heaven's Gate, The Way of the Gun, The Lawnmower Man, The Great Waldo Pepper, My Na...
TV ShowsFlo, Land's End, A for Andromeda, Maximum Security, Gun Shy

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1I work with the director and the other actors, but I figure that is about two inches of something that is a yard long. The other 34 inches is what I have to do myself. So far I have not conflicted with a director or writer or anybody else. But I know basically what I want to do as far as acting goes.


1Starring in Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love" at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, June 5th-22nd 2008. [June 2008]
2Ex-father-in-law of Stephen Berra.
3Was guest at Lone Pine Film Festival, Lone Pine CA. October 2008.
4Co-founder of spoken-word performance group, Celestial Navigations, along with musician Geoff Levin.
5He is a firearms enthusiast who reloads his own ammunition and owns a custom-built Terry Tussey 1911 .45.
6Attended the in Buena Park, California, on 1/13/07 to help benefit the Breast Cancer Fund.
7Father-in-law of Ethan Suplee.
8Won Best Actor at the 2006 California Independent Film Festival Slate Awards for his role in Old Man Music.
9He played characters in two different films about President Theodore Roosevelt; The Wind and the Lion (1975) and the made-for-television Rough Riders (1997).
10Studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse NYC.
11Excellent and well-known character actor, is probably best known for his half-dozen guest star appearances in Clint Eastwood films, including Bronco Billy (1980), High Plains Drifter (1973), Every Which Way But Loose (1978), etc.
12Father of ten children including actors Dierdre Lewis, Lightfield Lewis, Juliette Lewis, Producer Brandy Lewis, Peter Lewis and Matthew Lewis, .




Square One Television1988TV SeriesNorman Tedge
Mathnet1988TV SeriesNorman Tedge
Webster1988TV SeriesJim
Desert Rats1988TV MovieDel Rains
CBS Summer Playhouse1988TV SeriesAndy Johnson Sr.
Out of the Dark1988Dennis
Time Out1988Mr. Steve Smith
Matlock1988TV SeriesMickey Morrison
J.J. Starbuck1987TV SeriesSlydel Toomes
The Golden Girls1987TV SeriesChuck
The Story of Book One1987Video short
Designing Women1987TV SeriesDr. Davis Jackson
Easy Street1987TV SeriesThe Bleeder
MacGyver1986TV SeriesDavid Crane
Sidekicks1986TV SeriesMaxwell
Spot Marks the X1986TV MovieDirty Jerry
Annihilator1986TV MovieProf. Alan Jeffries
Dallas: The Early Years1986TV MovieEd Porter
Amazing Stories1986TV SeriesDan
Magnum, P.I.1984-1986TV SeriesGus Zimmer Donald Gilbert Lloyd DeWitt
The A-Team1984-1985TV SeriesColonel Mack Stoddard / Kale Sykes
Shadow Chasers1985TV SeriesCooper
Scarecrow and Mrs. King1985TV SeriesPeter Sacker
Stitches1985Ralph Rizzo
The Fall Guy1985TV SeriesMatt Barris
Spenser: For Hire1985TV SeriesHarry Patterson
Wildside1985TV SeriesRileback
Stormin' Home1985TV MovieScooter Lee
Lust in the Dust1985Hard Case Williams
Highway to Heaven1984TV SeriesEdward 'Honest Eddy' Barton
Falcon Crest1984TV SeriesLucas Crosby
Night of the Comet1984Carter
Hot Pursuit1984TV SeriesSheriff Ford
The Yellow Rose1984TV SeriesLouis
Blue Thunder1984TV SeriesSheriff Kyle C. Tenney
Maximum Security1984TV SeriesFrank / Frank Murphy
After MASH1983TV SeriesRev. Purvis Gentry
September Gun1983TV MovieSheriff Johnson
Travis McGee1983TV MovieJohn Tuckerman
Mama's Family1983TV SeriesClaude Cainmaker
Gun Shy1983TV SeriesAmos Tucker
The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair1983TV MovieJanus
10 to Midnight1983Dave Dante
Little House on the Prairie1976-1983TV SeriesCole Younger / Sam Galender
Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice1982TV MovieCaptain Charley Rawlins
The Shadow Riders1982TV MovieMajor Cooper Ashbury, Comanchero Leader
I, the Jury1982Joe Butler
Bret Maverick1982TV SeriesBarney Broomick
Skyward Christmas1981TV MovieKoup
Flo1980-1981TV SeriesEarl Tucker
Any Which Way You Can1980Orville
Heaven's Gate1980Trapper Fred
Bronco Billy1980John Arlington
Belle Starr1980TV MovieReverend Meeks
Tom Horn1980Walter Stoll
Lou Grant1977-1980TV SeriesJim Lawrence / Sheriff
B.J. and the Bear1980TV SeriesJohn Kirk
Barnaby Jones1973-1980TV SeriesWaldon 'Wally' Gannus / Earl / Sheriff Otis Dale
Salem's Lot1979TV MovieMike Ryerson
A Man Called Sloane1979TV Series'Wild Bill' McEnvoy
Human Experiments1979Doctor Hans R. Kline
Hizzonner1979TV SeriesPhil
Samurai1979TV MovieHarold Tigner
Tilt1979Truck Driver
The Jericho Mile1979TV MovieDr. Bill Janowski
The Amazing Spider-Man1979TV SeriesWeldon Gray
Centennial1979TV Mini-SeriesSheriff Bogardus
Every Which Way But Loose1978Orville
Mork & Mindy1978TV SeriesDeputy Tilwick
Sella d'argento1978Two-Strike Snake
When Every Day Was the Fourth of July1978TV MovieAlbert Cavanaugh - The Snowman
Quark1978TV SeriesAdmiral Flint
Shoot the Sun Down1978Scalphunter
Hawaii Five-O1977TV SeriesCommander Chris Nolan
The Hunted Lady1977TV MovieMr. Eckert
The Six Million Dollar Man1977TV SeriesCharlie Wynn
The Deadly Triangle1977TV MovieRed Bayliss
Hunter1977TV SeriesDanzig
Laverne & Shirley1977TV SeriesMr. Gunther
Ark II1976TV SeriesOrkus
Police Woman1975-1976TV SeriesVern Spear / Gates
Monster Squad1976TV SeriesThe Skull
McCloud1976TV SeriesAndy Kline
Alice1976TV SeriesDeputy Barnes
The Great Houdini1976TV MovieDr. Crandon
The Return of a Man Called Horse1976Zenas
The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe1976TV MovieDutton
City of Angels1976TV Series
The Rookies1976TV SeriesRitchie
Bert D'Angelo/Superstar1976TV SeriesGorman
Lucky Lady1975Capt. Mosely
Harry O1975TV SeriesSenator John Elton
The Streets of San Francisco1975TV SeriesHarris
Starsky and Hutch1975TV SeriesMonk
The Wind and the Lion1975Gummere
The Great Waldo Pepper1975Newt
S.W.A.T.1975TV SeriesJack Bonelli
Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan1975TV MovieEd Duncan
The Great Ice Rip-Off1974TV MovieArchie
The Waltons1974TV SeriesElwood Dobbs
Macon County Line1974Hamp
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot1974Eddie Goody
The Gun and the Pulpit1974TV MovieJason McCoy
Honky Tonk1974TV MovieRoper
My Name Is Nobody1973Leader of the Wild Bunch
Dillinger1973Harry Pierpont
High Plains Drifter1973Stacey Bridges
Kung Fu1973TV SeriesJohnson
Mod Squad1973TV SeriesTracy
Cannon1972TV SeriesJames Bancroft / George
Gunsmoke1972TV SeriesLafitte Bonner
Mission: Impossible1972TV SeriesProctor / Lusk
Alias Smith and Jones1971-1972TV SeriesDeputy Burk Stover / Al / Patch
Bad Company1972Hobbs
Moon of the Wolf1972TV MovieLawrence
Mannix1971-1972TV SeriesKiller / Ernest
The Culpepper Cattle Co.1972Russ
Welcome Home, Soldier Boys1971Francis Rapture, Motel Owner
The Todd Killings1971Mr. Carpenter's son (uncredited)
Cade's County1971TV SeriesRoederer
Longstreet1971TV SeriesBob Houston
The Name of the Game1971TV SeriesBates
The Young Lawyers1970TV SeriesScott Russell
The High Chaparral1970TV SeriesBum #2
Bonanza1970TV SeriesRogers Martin
Then Came Bronson1970TV SeriesGus Arlington (Attendant)
The Fat Black Pussycat1963Man in Park (uncredited)
High and Outside2017post-productionLen Harding
Mommy's Little Monster2012Stanley Melnick
Better Angels2011ShortThe Actor
Miss Nobody2010Mr. Ketchum
Pickin' & Grinnin'2010Cletus
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto2009VideoLenny (voice)
The Butcher2009Naylor
Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage2008Butch
Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves2008Lewis
Moving McAllister2007Crazy Old Martin (uncredited)
House M.D.2007TV SeriesOlder Man
Cold Ones2007Felton Jones
Wicked Little Things2006Harold
Criminal Minds2006TV SeriesCoroner
Wild Hearts2006TV MovieHank
Voodoo Moon2006TV MovieOld Man #1
My Name Is Earl2006TV SeriesGwen's Dad
Old Man Music2005ShortOld Man
The Devil's Rejects2005Roy Sullivan
The Fallen Ones2005TV MovieGus
Down in the Valley2005Sheridan
Social Guidance2005Lucky Marshall
Fat Actress2005TV SeriesRobert - Kirstie's Father
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2004TV SeriesButch
The Mountain2004TV SeriesMr. Harmon
Patients2004TV MovieGod
Plainsong2004TV MovieRaymond McPheron
Las Vegas2004TV SeriesPops Castille
Renegade2004Greg Sullivan
Cold Case2004TV SeriesNathan 'Jonesy' Jones (2004)
Brazilian Brawl2003VideoBolton (as Jeoffery Lewis)
May Day2003VideoWalters
Nip/Tuck2003TV SeriesDr. Marcus Grayson
My Life with Men2003TV MoviePaul
Dawson's Creek2003TV SeriesUncle Bill Braxton Uncle Bill
A Painted House2003TV MovieMr. Spruill
Mind Games2003Melvin Reeves
Odyssey 52002-2003TV SeriesLeyton Scott
The Guardian2003TV SeriesMr. Copeland
Seven Stories2003Video shortVarious
The New Guy2002Principal Zaylor
A Light in the Darkness2002Stanley Melnick
Thieves2001TV SeriesFreddy The Fish
Song of the Vampire2001VideoGeoff, Morgue Attendant
Titus2001TV SeriesCalvin
The Huntress2001TV SeriesMartin Hurkle
Highway 3952000
The Way of the Gun2000Abner Mercer
The Prophet's Game2000Guest #1
Pensacola: Wings of Gold2000TV SeriesWylie Johnson
Five Aces1999Sloan
The X-Files1999TV SeriesAlfred Fellig
The Underworld1997TV MovieJoe
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil1997Luther Driggers
American Perfekt1997Willy
Rough Riders1997TV SeriesEli
An Occasional Hell1996Draper Jewett
Trilogy of Terror II1996TV MovieStubbs
Land's End1995-1996TV SeriesWillis P. Dunleevy
Murder, She Wrote1987-1996TV SeriesRoger Yates / Hank Crenshaw / Kenny Oakes / ...
Kansas1995TV MovieJ.D.
When the Dark Man Calls1995TV MovieParmenter
The Janitor1995ShortGod's Janitor (voice)
The Dragon Gate1994Shin'ichi
Gambler V: Playing for Keeps1994TV MovieLynch
Walker, Texas Ranger1994TV SeriesSheriff Beau Langley
Maverick1994Matthew Wicker Eugene, Banker
Last Resort1994/IIVideoRex Carver (as Geoffery Lewis)
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf1994Heath
Day of Reckoning1994TV MovieMatt
Only the Strong1993Kerrigan
The Man Without a Face1993Chief Wayne Stark
Army of One1993Sheriff Cepeda
Point of No Return1993Drugstore Owner
Wishman1992Hitchcock the Genie
The Lawnmower Man1992Terry McKeen
Double Impact1991Frank Avery
Matters of the Heart1990TV MovieFrank Harper
Disturbed1990Michael Kahn
In the Heat of the Night1990TV SeriesCapt. Brad Jenkins
Gunsmoke: The Last Apache1990TV MovieBodine
At My Place1990VideoVarious
Tango & Cash1989Captain Schroeder (uncredited)
Guns of Paradise1989TV SeriesCol. Jack Russell
Catch Me If You Can1989Mr. Johnson
Desperado: The Outlaw Wars1989TV MovieOliver Ostrow
Pink Cadillac1989Ricky Z
Fletch Lives1989KKK Leader
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1988TV Series
Pancho Barnes1988TV MovieBen Catlin


Brazilian Brawl2003Video story - as Jeoffery Lewis
Land's End1995TV Series
The Janitor1995Short


Land's End1995TV Series


American Masters2000TV Series documentary thanks - 1 episode


Char·ac·ter: The Interviews2010DocumentaryHimself
Fingerprints: Scariest Moments Interviews2008Video documentary short
Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 12008Video documentaryHimself
30 Days in Hell: The Making of 'The Devil's Rejects'2005Video documentaryHimself - 'Roy Sullivan'
American Masters2000TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor
Macon County Line: 25 Years Down the Road2000Video shortHimself
The Directors1997TV Series documentaryHimself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1988-1989TV SeriesHimself
A Woman's Guide to Firearms1987VideoHimself
American Film Institute Comedy Special1987TV SpecialBill Henderson (segment "Blue Suits")

Archive Footage

22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape2010DocumentaryHimself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2009TV Series documentaryRoy Sullivan


Won Awards

2006Slate AwardCalifornia Independent Film FestivalBest ActorOld Man Music (2005)

Nominated Awards

1985ACECableACE AwardsActor in a Dramatic SeriesMaximum Security (1984)
1981Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionFlo (1980)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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