George J. Lewis

Highest Rated: 100% The Comancheros (1961)
Lowest Rated: 65% Viva Zapata! (1952)
Birthday: Dec 10, 1903
Birthplace: Not Available
Born in Mexico, George J. Lewis gained prominence in the mid-1920s as a an athletic all-American boy in Universal's popular Collegiates 2-reeler series. He remained with Collegiates into the talkie era before forsaking leading roles for character parts. Sporting a mustache in most of his talkie appearances, Lewis played a steady stream of society villains, weaklings, "other men" and cads, at both Republic Studios and the Columbia short-subjects unit. His best-known serial role was as the erudite gangster who plays "Moonlight Sonata" on his piano while planning the demise of the hero in the 1945 Republic serial Federal Operator 99. Uncharacteristically, Lewis was cast as the good guy in the 1944 chapter play Zorro's Black Whip. Thirteen years later, a much grayer George J. Lewis returned to the same territory by playing the father of the "Mexican Robin Hood" on the Disney TV series Zorro. In the mid 1960s, Lewis swapped his acting career for a long, successful stint in real estate.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Indian Paint Nopawallo 1964
100% The Comancheros Iron Shirt 1961
No Score Yet The Sign of Zorro Don Alejandro 1960
No Score Yet The Tall Stranger Chavez 1957
No Score Yet Jeanne Eagels Foreman 1957
No Score Yet The Big Land Dawson 1957
No Score Yet A Cry in the Night Gerrity 1956
No Score Yet Davy Crockett and the River Pirates Black Eagle 1956
No Score Yet Santiago Pablo 1956
No Score Yet The Prodigal Guard 1955
No Score Yet Drum Beat Capt. Alonzo Clark 1955
No Score Yet Hell on Frisco Bay Father Larocca 1955
No Score Yet Saskatchewan Lawson 1954
No Score Yet Border River Sanchez 1954
No Score Yet Cow Country Sanchez 1953
97% Shane Ryker Man 1953
96% The Bad and the Beautiful Actor in Screen Test 1953
No Score Yet Devil's Canyon Col. Gomez 1953
No Score Yet The Iron Mistress Col. Wells 1952
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Zenda Uhlan Guard 1952
65% Viva Zapata! Rurale 1952
No Score Yet Saddle Legion Rurales Captain 1951
No Score Yet Al Jennings of Oklahoma Sammy Page 1951
80% Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Torpedo 1951
No Score Yet Appointment With Danger Leo Cronin 1951
67% Crisis Desk Clerk 1950
No Score Yet One Way Street Capt. Rodriguez 1950
No Score Yet Captain Carey, U.S.A. Giovanni 1950
No Score Yet The Dalton Gang Chief Irahu 1949
No Score Yet Malice in the Palace Ghinna Rumma 1949
No Score Yet The Lost Tribe Whip Wilson 1949
No Score Yet The Big Sombrero Juan Vazcaro 1949
No Score Yet Texans Never Cry Actor 1949
No Score Yet When My Baby Smiles at Me Comic 1948
No Score Yet Tap Roots Confederate (uncredited) 1948
No Score Yet One Touch of Venus Detective 1948
No Score Yet Casbah Detective 1948
No Score Yet The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Cow Puncher 1947
No Score Yet Twilight on the Rio Grande Capt. Gonzales 1947
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Leopard Woman Corporal 1946
97% Gilda Huerta 1946
No Score Yet Beauty and the Bandit Capitan 1946
No Score Yet Under Nevada Skies Flying Eagle 1946
No Score Yet Rainbow Over Texas Jim Pollard 1946
No Score Yet Lady on a Train Reporter 1945
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in the Secret Service Paul Arranto 1944
No Score Yet Haunted Harbor Dranga 1944
No Score Yet Flesh And Fantasy Harlequin 1943
No Score Yet G-men vs. the Black Dragon (Black Dragons of Manzanar) Lugo 1943
No Score Yet The Texas Kid Rocky 1943
No Score Yet The Falcon's Brother Valdez 1942
No Score Yet A Yank in Libya Sheik Ibrahim 1942
No Score Yet Phantom Killer Kramer 1942
No Score Yet Outlaws of the Desert Yussuf 1941
No Score Yet Back Door to Heaven Bob Hale 1939
No Score Yet Captain Calamity Black Pierre 1936
No Score Yet Ride, Ranger, Ride Lt. Cameron 1936
No Score Yet The Headline Woman O'Shay 1935
No Score Yet Under the Pampas Moon Aviator 1935
78% The Merry Widow Escort 1934
No Score Yet Allez Oop Actor 1934
No Score Yet South of the Rio Grande Actor 1932
No Score Yet A Parisian Romance Pierre 1932
No Score Yet His People Actor 1925

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Zorro
1957-1961
Don Alejandro
  • 1960
  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1957
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Jose Moreno
  • 1959
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
John Hancock
  • 1955

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