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Overview (4)

Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
Died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameGeoffrey Bond Lewis
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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!

- IMDb Mini Biography By: firehouse44

Spouse (2)

Paula Hochhalter (1976 - 7 April 2015) ( his death) ( 3 children)
Glenis Kitty Duggan Batley (5 October 1973 - 1975) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

Trivia (12)

Father of ten children including actors Dierdre Lewis, Lightfield Lewis, Juliette Lewis, Producer Brandy Lewis, Peter Lewis and Matthew Lewis, .
Excellent 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.
Studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse NYC.
He played characters in two different films about President Theodore Roosevelt; The Wind and the Lion (1975) and the made-for-television Rough Riders (1997).
Won Best Actor at the 2006 California Independent Film Festival Slate Awards for his role in Old Man Music.
Father-in-law of Ethan Suplee.
Attended the Celebritymeetandgreet.com in Buena Park, California, on 1/13/07 to help benefit the Breast Cancer Fund.
He was a firearms enthusiast who reloaded his own ammunition and owned a custom-built Terry Tussey 1911 .45.
Co-founder of spoken-word performance group, Celestial Navigations, along with musician Geoff Levin.
Was guest at Lone Pine Film Festival, Lone Pine CA. October 2008.
Ex-father-in-law of Stephen Berra.
Starring in Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love" at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, June 5th-22nd 2008. [June 2008]

Personal Quotes (1)

I 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.

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