Lewis Arquette

Lewis Michael Arquette (December 14, 1935 – February 10, 2001) was an American film actor, writer and producer. Arquette was known for playing J.D. Pickett on the television series, The Waltons, where he worked from 1978 to 1981.

Lewis Arquette
Born
Lewis Michael Arquette

December 14, 1935
DiedFebruary 10, 2001 (aged 65)
OccupationActor, writer, producer
Years active1977–2001
Spouse(s)
Brenda Nowak
(m. 1963; died 1997)
ChildrenRosanna Arquette
Richmond Arquette
Patricia Arquette
Alexis Arquette
David Arquette
Parent(s)Cliff Arquette
Mildred Nesbitt Le May
FamilyArquette

Life and career

Arquette was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Mildred Nesbitt Le May and actor Cliff Arquette.[1] He was proudly related to explorer Meriwether Lewis, for whom he was named.[2] His family's surname was originally "Arcouet", coming from his partial French-Canadian ancestry.[3] He was a part of the famous Arquette family, as son of Cliff Arquette and the father of actors Patricia, Alexis, Rosanna, David and Richmond Arquette. He is the former father-in-law of actress Courteney Cox, and actors Thomas Jane and Nicolas Cage. Arquette frequently appeared in movies with his sons.

While living in Chicago, Arquette managed The Second City theater for several years. In 1970, the family moved to a Subud[4] commune in Front Royal, Virginia. His wife, Brenda Olivia "Mardi" (née Nowak), died in 1997 from breast cancer. She was Jewish and the daughter of a Holocaust refugee from Poland, while Lewis Arquette, raised a Catholic,[5] was a convert to Islam.[6][7][8][9]

Arquette died in Los Angeles, California, in 2001 at age 65, due to congestive heart failure.

Filmography

Actor

  • Alice - The Second Time Round (1977) TV Episode
  • Man from Atlantis - The Naked Montague (1977) TV Episode .... Friar Laurence
  • Ruby and Oswald (1978) (TV) ... a.k.a. Four Days in Dallas
  • Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978) (TV) .... Judge
  • Barney Miller - Wojo's Girl: Part 1 (1979) TV Episode .... Finney
  • The China Syndrome (1979) .... Hatcher
  • Mrs. Columbo ... a.k.a. Kate Columbo (USA) ... a.k.a. Kate Loves a Mystery ... a.k.a. Kate the Detective - The Valley Strangler (1979) TV Episode .... Howard
  • Tenspeed and Brown Shoe - The Sixteen Byte Data Chip and the Brown-eyed Fox (1980) TV Episode
  • Pray TV (1980) .... Fred Wilson ... a.k.a. K-GOD
  • The Waltons .... J.D. Pickett (1978–81) - The Travelling Man (1980) TV Episode .... J.D. Pickett
  • Loose Shoes (1980) .... Warden ... a.k.a. Coming Attractions ... a.k.a. Quackers
  • The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980) (TV) .... Publicity Man ... a.k.a. Jayne Mansfield: A Symbol of the 50s
  • Fantasy Island - High Off the Hog/Reprisal (1981) TV Episode .... Slocumb - The Inventor/On the Other Side (1979) TV Episode .... Fred Waters - Carnival/The Vaudevillians (1978) TV Episode .... Jeff
  • The Smurfs (1981) TV Series (voice) .... Additional Voices (1987) ... a.k.a. Smurfs' Adventures
  • The Incredible Hulk - Triangle (1981) TV Episode .... Les Creaseman
  • Simon & Simon - The Dead Letter File (1982) TV Episode .... Matt
  • Off the Wall (1983) .... Prison Chaplain
  • Remington Steele - Red Holt Steele (1983) TV Episode .... Stuart Thorpe
  • Riptide - The Hardcase (1984) TV Episode .... Sidney Gorman
  • Matt Houston - Cash and Carry (1984) TV Episode .... City Councilman Roberts
  • St. Elsewhere - Cramming (1984) TV Episode .... Judge Ellsworth
  • Challenge of the GoBots (1984) TV Series (voice) .... Additional Voices (1985)
  • Meitantei Holmes (1984) TV Series .... Dr. Watson/Smiley/Inspector Lestrade (1984-1985) (English)... a.k.a. Sherlock Hound, the Detective
  • E/R - A Cold Night in Chicago (1984) TV Episode (as Louis Arquette) .... Arnie Popkin
  • Rocky Road (1985–1986) TV Series .... Lucas
  • Rock 'n' Wrestling (1985) TV Series (voice) .... Superfly Jimmy Snuka (animated segments) ... a.k.a. Hulk Hogan's Rock 'N' Wrestling (USA: complete title)
  • Badge of the Assassin (1985) (TV) .... 1st Foreman
  • The Fall Guy - October the 32nd (1985) TV Episode .... Ghost
  • Tall Tales & Legends ... a.k.a. Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales and Legends (USA: complete title) - Johnny Appleseed (1986) TV Episode .... Jimbo Smith/Narrator
  • Just Between Friends (1986) .... TV Station Guard
  • The Check Is in the Mail (1986) .... Man at pool ... a.k.a. The Cheque Is in the Post (UK)
  • Sledge Hammer! ... a.k.a. Sledge Hammer: The Early Years (USA: second season title) - Witless (1986) TV Episode .... Jacob
  • Nobody's Fool (1986, with daughter Rosanna) .... Mr. Fry
  • Mama's Family - Fangs a Lot, Mama (1986) TV Episode .... Grand Viper
  • Perfect Strangers - Get a Job (1987) TV Episode (as Louis Arquette) .... Rowdy Hockey Fan #1
  • Married... with Children - Where's the Boss? (1987) TV Episode .... Ed
  • ALF - Some Enchanted Evening (1987) TV Episode .... Ed Billings
  • Big Business (1988) .... Mr. Stokes
  • The Great Outdoors (1988) .... Herm
  • A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (1988) TV Series (voice) .... Additional Voices
  • Akira (1988) (voice: Streamline Pictures dub) .... The Doctor, Additional voices (as Lewis Lemay)
  • Dance 'til Dawn (1988) (TV) .... Pawnbroker
  • My First Love (1988) (TV) .... Mark Grossman
  • A Very Brady Christmas (1988) (TV) .... Sam/Santa
  • Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989) .... Sheriff Bugiere ... a.k.a. Cycle Sluts (USA)
  • Charles in Charge - Buddy's Daddy (1989) TV Episode .... Clarence Lembeck
  • Paradise ... a.k.a. Guns of Paradise (new title) - A Private War (1989) TV Episode - Ghost Dance (1988) TV Episode
  • Quantum Leap - The Right Hand of God - October 24, 1974 (1989) TV Episode .... Father Muldooney
  • The Horror Show (1989) .... Lt. Miller ... a.k.a. Horror House ... a.k.a. House 3 (Australia: video title) ... a.k.a. House III: The Horror Show (UK: video title)
  • Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) (voice: English version) .... Additional Voices ... a.k.a. Kiki's Delivery Service (USA) ... a.k.a. The Witch's Express Mail (literal title)
  • Camp Candy (1989) TV Series (voice) .... Rex DeForest III
  • Dad (1989) (voice)
  • Tango & Cash (1989) .... Wyler
  • Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever (1990) .... Mr. Cheese
  • Syngenor (1990) .... Ethan Valentine
  • Tales from the Crypt... a.k.a. HBO's Tales from the Crypt - Lower Berth (1990) TV Episode
  • Gravedale High (1990) TV Series (voice) ... a.k.a. Rick Moranis in Gravedale High (USA: complete title)
  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990) TV Series (voice) .... Additional Voices ... a.k.a. The New Adventures of Captain Planet (USA: fourth season title)
  • Matlock - The Narc (1990) TV Episode .... Commissioner
  • Book of Love (1990) .... Mr. Malloy
  • Get a Life - Married (1991) TV Episode .... Justice of the Peace
  • Morton & Hayes - Society Saps (1991) TV Episode .... Mr. Caldicott
  • The Linguini Incident (1991) .... Texas Joe
  • Let's Kill All the Lawyers (1992) .... Antinus
  • Double Trouble (1992) .... Tarlow
  • L.A. Law - Silence of the Lambskins (1992) TV Episode .... Inspector Dodek
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 - Wedding Bell Blues (1992) TV Episode .... Priest
  • A Child Lost Forever: The Jerry Sherwood Story (1992) (TV) .... Walter Vinton ... a.k.a. A Child Lost Forever (USA: short title)
  • Tainted Blood (TV film) (1993) (TV) .... Artie
  • Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993) (TV) .... Mr. Ingersol
  • The Flintstones: Wacky Inventions (1994) (V) (voice) .... Prof, Einstone
  • Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994) (TV) .... Lyle's Jury: Juror #3
  • Sleep with Me (1994) .... Minister
  • Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist (1994) (VG) (voice) .... Whittlin' Willie/P. H. Balance
  • Saved by the Bell: The New Class - Back at the Ranch (1994) TV Episode .... Uncle Lester
  • SeaQuest DSV ... a.k.a. SeaQuest 2032 (USA: new title) - Something in the Air (1995) TV Episode .... Kearny
  • Stuart Saves His Family (1995) .... Cemetery official
  • Wild Side (1995) .... The Chief
  • Seinfeld - The Secret Code (1995) TV Episode .... Leapin' Larry
  • Mojave Moon (1996) .... Charlie
  • Hypernauts (1996) TV Series (voice) .... Horten
  • Fox Hunt (1996) .... The Wolf
  • Babylon 5 ... a.k.a. B5 (USA: promotional abbreviation) - Point of No Return (1996) TV Episode .... General Smits
  • Kiss & Tell (1996) .... Detective
  • Waiting for Guffman (1996) .... Clifford Wooley
  • The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest ... a.k.a. Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures - The Ballad of Belle Bonnet (1996) TV Episode (voice) .... Civilian/Driver
  • Kid Cop (1996) (V) .... Mayor Cosgrove
  • Adventures with Barbie: Ocean Discovery (1997) (VG) (voice)
  • A River Made to Drown In (1997) .... Vagabond
  • Meet Wally Sparks (1997) .... Cardinal
  • Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer (1997) (mini) TV Series
  • Spawn (1997) TV Series (voice) .... Additional Voices ... a.k.a. Todd McFarlane's Spawn
  • Princess Mononoke (1997) (voice: English version) .... Additional Voices
  • Life During Wartime (1997) .... Bruce Hudler ... a.k.a. The Alarmist (USA: new title)
  • The Westing Game (1997) (TV) .... Otis Amber ... a.k.a. Get a Clue (USA: video title)
  • Sleepwalkers - Pilot (1997) TV Episode
  • Scream 2 (1997) .... Chief Lewis Hartley
  • Twilight (1998) .... Water Pistol Man
  • Almost Heroes (1998) .... Merchant
  • Ready to Rumble (2000) .... Fred King
  • Best in Show (2000) .... Fern City Show Spectator
  • Little Nicky (2000) .... Cardinal
  • Escape from Monkey Island (2000) (VG) (voice) .... Freddie
  • FreakyLinks - Subject: Me and My Shadow (2001) TV Episode .... Bob Frewer
  • Out Cold (2001) .... Herbert 'Papa' Muntz
  • As Told by Ginger (2000–01) .... Mr Cilia

Writer

  • The Lorenzo and Henrietta Music Show (1976) TV Series (writer)

Producer

  • The Lorenzo and Henrietta Music Show (1976) TV Series (executive producer)

Himself

References

  1. ^ "Lewis Arquette Film Reference biography". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  2. ^ "Lewis Arquette Obituary in Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 2001-02-13. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  3. ^ Finding Your Roots, February 9, 2016, PBS
  4. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1995/08/20/movies/none-of-that-sultry-innocence-for-a-change.html
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Pfefferman, Naomi (October 17, 2002). "Arquette Reconnects". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  7. ^ Patricia Arquette - Cranky Critic StarTalk - Movie Star Interviews
  8. ^ USA WEEKEND Magazine Archived 2012-06-29 at Archive.is
  9. ^ Hoggard, Liz (August 18, 2006). "Patricia Arquette: The not-so-dippy hippie". The Independent. Retrieved June 22, 2018.

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