Geoffrey Lewis (actor)

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Geoffrey Lewis
Born(1935-07-31) July 31, 1935 (age 79)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Years active1963, 1970–present
Spouse(s)Paula Hochhalter (?-present)
Glenis Batley (1973-1975)
ChildrenJuliette Lewis
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Geoffrey Lewis
Born(1935-07-31) July 31, 1935 (age 79)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Years active1963, 1970–present
Spouse(s)Paula Hochhalter (?-present)
Glenis Batley (1973-1975)
ChildrenJuliette 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.


1971Welcome Home, Soldier BoysFrancis Rapture, Motel Owner
1972Bad CompanyHobbs
1972The Culpepper Cattle Co.Russ
1972Moon of the WolfLawrence Burrifors
1973DillingerHarry Pierpont
1973High Plains DrifterStacey Bridges
1973My Name is NobodyLeader of the Wild Bunch
1974Macon County LineHamp
1974Thunderbolt and LightfootEddie Goody
1975Lucky LadyCapt. Mosely
1975The Great Waldo PepperNewt
1975The Wind and the LionSamuel Gummere
1976The Return of a Man Called HorseZenas
1978Every Which Way But LooseOrville
1978Shoot the Sun DownScalphunter
1978They Died with Their Boots On2 Strike Snake
1979Centennial (TV miniseries)Sheriff Bogardus
1979Human ExperimentsDoctor Kline
1979TiltTruck Driver
1980Any Which Way You CanOrville Boggs
1980Bronco BillyJohn Arlington
1980Heaven's GateTrapper Fred
1980Tom HornWalter Stoll
1982I, the JuryJoe Butler
1982The Shadow RidersMajor Cooper Ashbury
198310 to MidnightDave Dante
1984Night of the CometCarter
1985Lust in the DustHard Case Williams
1985StitchesRalph Rizzo
1986AnnihilatorProf. Alan Jeffries
1988Time OutMr. Steve Smith
1989Catch Me If You CanMr. Johnson
1989Fletch LivesKKK Leader
1989Out of the DarkDennis
1989Pink CadillacRicky Z
1989Tango & CashCaptain Schroeder (uncredited)
1990DisturbedMichael Kahn
1991Double ImpactFrank Avery
1992The Lawnmower ManTerry McKeen
1992WishmanHitchcock the Genie
1993Army of OneSheriff Cepeda
1993Only the StrongKerrigan
1993Point of No ReturnDrugstore Owner
1993The Man Without a FaceChief Wayne Stark
1994MaverickMatthew Wicker/Eugene, Banker
1994The Dragon GateShin'ichi
1994White Fang 2: Myth of the White WolfHeath
1996An Occasional @#!*%Draper Jewett
1997American PerfektWilly
1997Midnight in the Garden of Good and EvilLuther Driggers
1999Five AcesSloan
2000Highway 395
2000The Prophet's GameGuest #1
2000The Way of the GunAbner Mercer
2002A Light in the DarknessStanley Melnick
2002The New GuyPrincipal Zaylor
2003Mind GamesMelvin Reeves
2004RenegadeGreg Sullivan
2005Down in the ValleySheridan
2005Social GuidanceLucky Marshall
2005The Devil's RejectsRoy Sullivan
2006Wicked Little ThingsHarold
2007Cold OnesFelton Jones
2008I Am Somebody: No Chance in @#!*%Lewis
2008Thomas Kinkade's Christmas CottageButch
2009The ButcherNaylor
2010Miss NobodyMr. Ketchum
2010Pickin' & Grinnin'Cletus


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

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