Geoffrey Lewis

  • Born: July 31, 1935
  • Died: April 7, 2015
  • Location: Los Angeles, California


Geoffrey Lewis, a prolific television actor and frequent co-star of Clint Eastwood, died Tuesday at the age of 79. (photo credit:

Character actor and Clint Eastwood co-star dies

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Geoffrey Lewis, a prolific television actor and frequent co-star of Clint Eastwood, died Tuesday at the age of 79.

Carleen Donovan, a publicist for his daughter, actress Juliette Lewis, confirmed the news Wednesday.

The veteran character actor's credits alongside Eastwood include "High Plains Drifter," ''Thunderbolt and Lightfoot," ''Every Which Way But Loose," and its sequel, and "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," among others.

He received a Golden Globe nomination for the television series "Flo," and also appeared in shows that include "Murder She Wrote," ''The A-Team," and "Mission: Impossible."

Juliette Lewis on Wednesday morning posted a photo of her and her father to her Instagram account, writing that she is forever his daughter and that he will never be gone.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Mr.Lewis was a Great Character Actor, I know he passed years ago, just wanted to give my condolences to his daughter and his Family.

Posted by Henry Martinez - Miami, FL   May 08, 2019

My favorite character played by Geoffrey Lewis is Goodie in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. With Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges, it had to be so great!
Mr. Lewis was one of my favorite actors and he should have had more starring roles, he had the talent.
I'm glad Juliette followed in her father's footsteps, as she is a superb actress and has been in some really good movies also.
Thank you, Geoffrey Lewis, for devoting your life to entertaining others!

Posted by Joyce Smith - Belpre, OH   April 07, 2019


In my opinion, Geoffrey Lewis was most underrated as an actor. He was one of my favorites. The roll I loved most was as Goody in "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot", and every time I watched, I never failed to cry at his death scene. He was an amazing actor. My condolences to his family...

Posted by Joyce Smith - Belpre,, OH   September 10, 2017

Great actor! You were always so good in every movie. You put so many years into your craft. I especially remember you as the grave caretaker in the movie Salem's Lot. May you rest in peace.

Posted by Dan Webster - Cincinnati, OH   October 16, 2015

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Posted by Dan Webster - Cincinnati, OH   October 16, 2015

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Posted by Alegrando - Joj4WUQcHxEf, FL - lNZuGchQN   September 11, 2015

His film work was always enjoyable and true. His work on television memorable. He was an actor of great skill and talent. I felt I knew him, each character he played. But, to me Celestial Navigations are his masterwork. Sometimes hilarious, other times heartrenching, written and performed with such natural grace, skill and talent. Truly one of a kind talent.

Posted by Jordan Hyde - Saratoga Springs, UT - Admirer and fan   April 13, 2015

Wonderful actor, loved watching him...One of my favorite movies is Wild Hearts!! He will be missed. God bless and Prayers!!

Posted by Sonya Dotson - Alexandria, VA - fan   April 11, 2015

Our heartfelt condolences of the passing of this dear one. His work continues to touch lives and will continue to do so. He has earned his reward. I enjoyed his work with Clint Eastwood.

Posted by Eric Arvidson - Hagerstown, MD - not related   April 09, 2015


Gods Blessings to the family; you will all be in my prayers. Geoffrey Lewis was a wonderful person and a great actor, my heart goes out to all. Sincerely Sherry (Fan in Arkansas)

Posted by Sherry Sherrod - Lonoke, AR - no relation, just loved his film   April 09, 2015


god bless his family what a absolute wonderful actor he was from funny to bad he could play any part i enjoyed watching him

Posted by jo gay - shreveport, LA - fan   April 09, 2015

Sorry for your loss, your father was one of the greatest character actors of all time.

Posted by Don allison - East moline - Fan   April 09, 2015

I express my sympathy to the family of Geoffrey Lewis at his recent passing. His "Celestial Navigation" recording mean a lot to me, and I am grateful that his friends and he created them. May you feel of love and healing during this tender time. With love, Keith Jensen

Posted by Keith Jensen - Saratoga Springs, UT - friend   April 09, 2015

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Geoffrey Lewis, a prolific television actor and frequent co-star of Clint Eastwood, died Tuesday at the age of 79. (photo credit: