Remembering Geoffrey Lewis, born July 31, 1935 and passed away April 7, 2015.
Geoffrey Bond Lewis was an American character actor. He appeared in more than 200 films and television shows, and was principally known for his film roles alongside Clint Eastwood and Robert Redford. He typically portrayed villains or quirky characters. He played a bodyguard in the Jean-Claude van Damme film Double Impact.
Lewis appeared in TV series such as Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, Barnaby Jones, Mork & Mindy, Lou Grant, Mama’s Family, Magnum, P.I., The A-Team, Titus- 2003 Foxtv. Murder, She Wrote, The X-Files, Highway to Heaven and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In 1979, he appeared in Salem’s Lot. He also played opposite Polly Holliday in the Alice spin-off Flo (1980–81) for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. He co-starred with Fred Dryer in Land’s End (1995–96).
His film credits include such movies as Down in the Valley, The Butcher, Maverick, and When Every Day Was the Fourth of July.
Lewis 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.
In the 1980’s, Lewis was also a member of musical storytelling group Celestial Navigations with musician and songwriter Geoff Levin.
On April 7, 2015, he died of a heart attack at age 79 in his Woodland Hills residence.
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