Geoffrey Lewis

Active - 1972 - 2012  |   Born - Jul 31, 1935   |   Died - Apr 7, 2015   |   Genres - Drama, Western, Action, Comedy, Crime

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Bucolic American actor Geoffrey Lewis was a stalwart member of the Clint Eastwood stock company. First appearing opposite Eastwood in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) Lewis has gone on to substantial roles in such Eastwood vehicles as Broncho Billy (1980) Any Which Way You Can (1981) and Pink Cadillac (1988). Outside the Eastwood orbit, Lewis kept busy in films ranging from The Great Waldo Pepper (1973) to Lust in the Dust (1985). If you remember the 1980 sitcom Flo, you'll remember Geoffrey Lewis as bartender Earl Tucker; he received a Golden Globe nomination for his work on the show. Lewis continued to work, with supporting roles in movies and guest spots on television shows, through the 2000s. He was the father of actress Juliette Lewis. Geoffrey Lewis died in 2015, at age 79.

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