Lewis Arquette

Lewis Arquette

Highest Rated: 91% Waiting for Guffman (1996)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

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

Waiting for Guffman
Scream 2
The Alarmist
Ready to Rumble
Little Nicky
Sleep With Me
Out Cold
Almost Heroes




8% 84% Out Cold Papa Muntz (Character) $13.9M 2001
21% 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% 14% The Alarmist Bruce Hudler (Character) $61.7K 1997
81% 57% Scream 2 Chief Lewis Hartley (Character) $101.3M 1997
No Score Yet 50% 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 94% 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% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet 0% Charles in Charge Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 85% Quantum Leap Father Muldooney (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Paradise Unknown (Guest Star) 1988-1989
No Score Yet 81% ALF Ed Billings (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 99% Married ... With Children Ed (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 0% Mama's Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Unknown (Guest Star) 1982 1987
No Score Yet 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 100% Barney Miller Nells Finney (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1977