Walter Olkewicz, the gentle giant who stole the scenes in “Twin Peaks,” “Seinfeld,” and “Grace Under Fire,” has died at the age of 72.
The veteran character actor died Tuesday morning at his home in Los Angeles, his son Zack Olquiz confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter.
Co-star of Steven Spielberg’s cult film “1941” and Joel Schumacher’s adaptation of John Grisham, “The Client,” died after a fight. The 20-year-old field of health, which included multiple knee surgeries, led to an infection that resulted in a disability that forced him to leave the show business.
“He’s a good guy who drives a love of creativity and art into everything he does,”; Zak told Deadline in a statement on behalf of his family. Even to the grandchildren that he loves very much “
Olkewicz was born on May 14, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey, attended Bayonne High School, St.Mary of the Plains College in Kansas and Colorado State University, before the 1976 premiere of the film Futureworld opposite Peter Fonda and Blythe Danner
“Seinfeld” fans know him as Nick the cable guy from the 1996 classic, but Olkewicz is perhaps best known as Jacques Renault in David Lynch’s ABC series Twin Peaks in 1990 and in the movie. 1992 documentary Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me “
Olkewicz switched his role on Lynch’s Showtime 2017 reboot, which will be his last on-screen role. “This is his first role in almost 15 years and he does everything from behind bars to hide the fact that he is. I can’t stand it, ”his son told the Hollywood Reporter.
In addition to his recurring roles in “Grace Under Fire” and “Who’s the Boss,” the actor’s TV credits include guest appearances on classic series “ER,” The Rockford Files. , ”“ Taxi, ”“ Barney Miller, ”“ Bravo, ”“ Newhart, ”“ Falcon Crest, ”“ Family Relations, ”“ Married … Have Children, ”“ Moonlight, ”“ LA Law, ”and“ Murder, She Wrote ”.
He is survived by his son Zack, daughter-in-law Katrina Rennels, and grandchildren Sadie and Declan Robert.