Because of his association with Clint Eastwood he became instantly recognizable in films our home watched and quickly became one of those character actors I loved to see turn up in any film I happened to rent on VHS back in the days before the internet made it easy to find out all the titles this quirky actor appeared in.


Along with Ed Lauter who passed not to long ago, Lewis was one of my favorite go to guys who got their start in the seventies and made the most of the many roles they turned up in.