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      Lewis Arquette

      Lewis Arquette

      Highest Rated: 91% Waiting for Guffman (1996)

      Lowest Rated: 0% Nobody's Fool (1986)

      Birthday: Dec 14, 1935

      Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

      Arquette acting family patriarch Lewis Arquette is best known for his role on the series "The Waltons." He was also the manager of the famed Second City theater for several years and appeared extensively on television. He was on the series "Alice" in 1977 and followed with work on "Barney Miller" and "Delta House," before appearing in the film "The China Syndrome" in 1979. Arquette co-starred in three episodes of "Fantasy Island" before landing his career-defining part of Jefferson Davis Pickett on "The Waltons." Arquette appeared in a total of over 120 roles in both TV and film including "Little Nicky," "L.A. Law," "Dragnet" and "Matlock." He collaborated with director Christopher Guest multiple times, including on the films "Best in Show" and "Waiting for Guffman." He also appeared on "The Smurfs," "Fantasy Island," "Remington Steele," and "Barney Miller." He is the father of actors Rosanna, Patricia, Alexis and David Arquette.

      Highest rated movies

      91% Waiting for Guffman
      82% Scream 2
      56% The Alarmist
      23% Ready to Rumble
      22% Little Nicky
      21% Sleep With Me
      8% Out Cold
      5% Almost Heroes


      WAITING FOR GUFFMAN, Eugene Levy (far left), (clockwise from top) Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara, Christopher Guest, Lewis Arquette, Parker Posey, 1996, (c) Sony Pictures Classics



      8% 84% Out Cold Papa Muntz (Character) $13.9M 2001
      22% 55% Little Nicky Cardinal (Character) $39.4M 2000
      23% 52% Ready to Rumble Fred King (Character) $12.4M 2000
      5% 64% Almost Heroes Merchant (Character) $6.1M 1998
      56% 13% The Alarmist Bruce Hudler (Character) $61.7K 1997
      82% 58% Scream 2 Chief Lewis Hartley (Character) $101.3M 1997
      No Score Yet 55% The Westing Game Otis Amber (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 45% Kid Cop Mayor Cosgrove (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss & Tell Inspector Dan Furbal (Character) - 1996
      91% 91% Waiting for Guffman Clifford Wooley (Character) $2.9M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fox Hunt The Wolf (Character) - 1996
      21% 50% Sleep With Me Minister (Character) $152.2K 1994
      No Score Yet 38% Tainted Blood Artie (Character) - 1993
      0% 27% The Horror Show Lt. Miller (Character) $1.4M 1989
      0% 35% Nobody's Fool Mr. Fry (Character) $258.1K 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pray TV Fred Wilson (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 12% The Jayne Mansfield Story Publicity Man (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ruby and Oswald Unknown (Character) - 1978


      No Score Yet 93% Babylon 5 Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      89% 92% Seinfeld Leapin' Larry (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
      82% 94% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charles in Charge Clarence Lembeck (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet 90% Quantum Leap Father Muldooney (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Paradise Unknown (Guest Star) 1988-1989
      No Score Yet 79% ALF Ed Billings (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet 98% Married ... With Children Ed (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mama's Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Unknown (Guest Star) 1982 1987
      68% No Score Yet E/R Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
      No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1979 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Nells Finney (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1977