Geoffrey Lewis

Biography

Date of Birth 31 July 1935, San Diego, California, USA Height 5' 9" (1.75 m) Talented and highly capable character actor Geoffrey Lewis, with rustic (sometimes sour-faced) looks, grew up in Rhode Island but was moved out to California at the age of ten. Lewis was very keen on the dramatic arts at high school, but often preferred to put on his own one-man shows rather than participate in larger school productions. His drama teacher took note of his growing talent and referred him to the Plymouth Theater in Massachusetts, where he appeared in summer stock. Afterwards he appeared in several off-Broadway productions in New York City. After spending considerable time traveling, in both the United States and abroad, Lewis turned his attention back to his love of the dramatic arts, and scored his first minor movie role in The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972) as a somewhat jovial but deadly cowhand. He then cropped up as gangster Harry Pierpont in Dillinger (1973) before beginning a long association with Clint Eastwood, starting off with High Plains Drifter (1973), then as kind-hearted thief Eddie Goody in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), as Clint's buddy Orville Boggs in Every Which Way But Loose (1978) and Any Which Way You Can (1980), then as a henpecked husband in Bronco Billy (1980), as Ricky Z in Pink Cadillac (1989), and in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997). Equally busy on the small screen, he has guest-starred in dozens of episodes of high profile TV series. Additionally, he received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the series "Flo" (1980). Apart from his extensive film and TV exposure, Lewis is also a member of the rather unique musical/storytelling "Celestial Navigations," along with award-winning composer songwriter Geoff Levin. Their performances have received terrific reviews from some of Hollywood's top actors and noted musicians, including Chick Corea. As Geoffrey Lewis approaches his seventh decade, nothing seems likely to slow down this multi-talented actor, storyteller and engaging entertainer!

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Birth Name

Geoffrey Bond Lewis

Birth Place

Plainfield, New Jersey, USA

Birth Date

7/31/1935

Death Date

4/7/2015
Known For
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Double Impact

Frank Avery

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Any Which Way You Can

Orville Boggs

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Bronco Billy

John Arlington

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Eddie Goody

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Only The Strong

Kerrigan

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Wicked Little Things

Harold

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The Man in the Silver Saddle

2 Strike Snake

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The Return Of a Man Called Horse

Zenas

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Army of One

Sheriff Cepeda

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Bad Company (1972)

Hobbs

Starring In
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Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape

Himself (archive footage)

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Miss Nobody

Mr. Ketchum

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Haunted World Of El Superbeasto

Lenny (voice)

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Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage

Butch

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Moving McAllister

Crazy Old Martin

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The Butcher

Naylor

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Wicked Little Things

Harold

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Fingerprints

Keeler

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Down in the Valley

Sheridan

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The Fallen Ones

Gus Ferguson

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30 Days in Hell: The Making of 'The Devil's Rejects'

Self - 'Roy Sullivan'

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The Devils Rejects

Roy Sullivan

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Voodoo Moon

Old Man #1

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Renegade

Sullivan

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Plainsong

Raymond McPheron

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A Painted House

Mr. Spruill

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The New Guy

Principal Zaylor

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A Light in the Darkness

Stanley Melnick

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Sunstorm

Browner

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Vampire Resurrection

Geoff, Morgue Attendant

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The Way of the Gun

Abner Mercer

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The Prophet's Game

Guest #1

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Five Aces

Sloan

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Luther Driggers

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American Perfekt

Willy

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Rough Riders

Eli

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An Occasional Hell

Draper Jewett

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Trilogy of Terror II

Stubbs

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When the Dark Man Calls

Parmenter

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The Gambler V: Playing for Keeps

Lynch

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Maverick

Matthew Wicker / Eugene, Banker

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The Dragon Gate

Shin'ichi

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White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf

Heath

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National Lampoon's Last Resort

Rex Carver (as Geoffery Lewis)

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Only The Strong

Kerrigan

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The Man Without a Face

Chief Wayne Stark

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Point Of No Return

Drugstore Owner

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Army of One

Sheriff Cepeda

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The Lawnmower Man

Terry McKeen

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Wishman

Hitchcock the Genie

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Double Impact

Frank Avery

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Gunsmoke - The Last Apache

Bodine

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Disturbed

Michael Kahn

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Tango & Cash

Captain Schroeder (uncredited)

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Pink Cadillac

Ricky Z

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Fletch Lives

KKK Leader

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Catch Me If You Can

Mr. Johnson

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Time Out (Allan Olsen)

Mr. Steve Smith

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Annihilator

Prof. Alan Jeffries

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Stitches

Ralph Rizzo

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Lust in the Dust

Hard Case Williams

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Arabesque : Saison 3 - L'intégrale - 6 DVD

Hank Crenshaw / ... (4 episodes, 1987-1996)

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Night of the Comet

Dr. Carter

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Murder, She Wrote - The Complete Fifth Season

Hank Crenshaw / ... (4 episodes, 1987-1996)

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10 to Midnight

Dave Dante

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Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair

Janus

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Mama's Family - The Complete First Season

Claude Cainmaker (2 episodes, 1983)

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The Shadow Riders

Major Cooper Ashbury, Comanchero Leader

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I, the Jury

Joe Butler

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Heaven's Gate

Trapper Fred

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Any Which Way You Can

Orville Boggs

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Bronco Billy

John Arlington

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Tom Horn

Walter Stoll

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Belle Starr

Reverend Meeks

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Salem's Lot

Mike Ryerson

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The Jericho Mile

Dr. Bill Janowski

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Tilt

Truck Driver

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Human Experiments

Doctor Hans R. Kline

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Every Which Way But Loose

Orville

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Shoot the Sun Down

Scalphunter

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The Man in the Silver Saddle

2 Strike Snake

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The Return Of a Man Called Horse

Zenas

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The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe

Dutton

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The Wind and the Lion

Samuel Gummere

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Smile

Wilson

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The Great Waldo Pepper

Newt

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Lucky Lady

Capt. Mosely

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Eddie Goody

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The Gun and The Pulpit

Jason McCoy

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Macon County Line

Hamp

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My Name Is Nobody

Leader of the Wild Bunch

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Dillinger

Harry Pierpont

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High Plains Drifter

Stacey Bridges

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Bad Company (1972)

Hobbs

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Moon Of The Wolf

Lawrence

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The Culpepper Cattle Co.

Russ

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The Todd Killings

Mr. Carpenter's son (uncredited)

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Welcome Home Soldier Boys

Francis Rapture - Motel Owner

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