Al Lewis Biography

Birthday: 1923-04-30
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: In the late 1920s, Lewis worked as a circus performer, but ultimately decided on college, earning a Ph.D. in child psychology from Columbia University. He taught school and wrote two children's books. In 1949, at the suggestion of a friend, Lewis turned to acting and joined the Paul Mann Actor's Workshop in New York. Lewis worked in burlesque and vaudeville theaters across the country, which eventually led to Broadway. By the 1950s, television was booming, and Lewis took advantage of the work appearing on almost every live show out of his home base of New York City. His most famous regular TV roles were Officer Leo Schnauser on "Car 54, Where Are You?" (1961) and Grandpa on "The Munsters" (1964). When these shows ended, he opened a restaurant in New York called "Grampa's" in Greenwich Village. He has since produced a home video for children and appeared on WTBS in a series of Saturday morning programs for children.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Car 54, Where are You? Leo Schnauzer 1961 Comedy
Car 54 Where Are You? Leo Schnauzer 1961 Comedy
The Munsters Grandpa 1965 - 1966 Comedy
Fast Money 2006 Action
Wie Is Mijn Ex? Officer Leo Schnauser 2009 History
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Munsters Grandpa 1964 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The World of Henry Orient 1964 Comedy, Drama
Munster, Go Home Grandpa 1966 Comedy, Family
The Boatniks 1970 0
They Might Be Giants 1972 Mystery, Comedy, Romance
Used Cars Judge H. H. Harrison 1980 Comedy
The Munsters' Revenge 1981
Bum Rap Mr. Wolfstadt 1989 Comedy
My Grandpa Is a Vampire Vernon Cooger 1992 Comedy, Family
Car 54, Where Are You? Leo Schnauzer 1994 Comedy
Fast Money Poon 1996 Action, Comedy
South Beach Academy Uncle Gene 1996 Comedy
Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy 2001
Night Terror Father Hanlon 2002 Horror
Tricks. Mayor Johnson 2007 Comedy, Drama