'Twin Peaks' actor Walter Olkewicz dead at 72

Olkewicz’s son, screenwriter Zac Olkewicz, confirmed he died on Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, Calif. to The Hollywood Reporter.

Olkewicz suffered health issues for the last two decades. He underwent multiple knee surgeries that led to infections, his son told the outlet. These health setbacks are what led to him stepping away from acting.

He portrayed Jacques Renault, a croupier and bartender as well as the brother of Michael ParksJean and Clay Wilvox’s Bernie on the TV series に 1990. に 1992, his character apepared onTwin Peaks: Fire Walk with Meand again in 2014’sTwin Peaks: The Missing Pieces.

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Pictured: (l-r) Walter Olkewicz as Wally Bodell, George Wendt as Norm Peterson in 'Cheers.'

Pictured: (l-r) Walter Olkewicz as Wally Bodell, George Wendt as Norm Peterson in ‘Cheers.(NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

Olkewicz’s final acting credit came in 2017 for Showtime’s reboot of the series.

It was his first role in almost 15 年, and he did it all from behind a bar to cover the fact that he couldn’t stand,” his son told THR.

Olkewicz was born in Bayonne, N.J. His onscreen debut came in 1976 に “Futureworld.He starred in the moviesMaking the Grade,” “The Big Picture,” Stuart Saves His Family,” そして “Par 6.

He held other memorable roles such as portraying an oil refinery worker Dougie Boudreau onGrace Under Fireduring its first four seasons. Olkewicz was also cast in Steven Spielberg’s “1941” and played the role of JeromeRomeyClifford in director Joel Schumacher’sThe Client.

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Olkewicz also made appearances alongside other well-known artists on television. He starred in NBC’sPartners in Crime” に 1984 opposite Lynda Carter and Loni Anderson and played a character on Dolly Parton‘s ABC variety show in the late ’90s. He also had a role in CBS’ “Wizards and Warriors” に 1983 alongside Jeff Conaway.

The actor was known as Tiny McGee onWho’s the Boss?” and starred inNight Courtas Walter Plimp. He may also be remembered bySeinfeldfans as the character Nick the cable guy, who appeared in a 1996 episode titledThe Cadillac.

His other television appearances include spots onTaxi,” “The Rockford Files,” “MarriedWith Children,” “Moonlighting,” “Murder, She Wrote,” そして “The Blue and the Gray,” among others.

The outlet notes he leaves behind his son, daughter-in-law, Katrina Rennells, and grandchildren.

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