Walter Olkewicz, who performed the bartender Jacques Renault on “Twin Peaks,” died Tuesday in Reseda. He was 72.
His son, screenwriter Zak Olkewicz, confirmed his dying. He had been scuffling with well being points for the previous 20 years.
The character actor additionally performed oil refinery employee Dougie Boudreau on the primary 4 seasons of “Grace Underneath Fireplace” and a mafia lawyer in Joel Schumacher’s “The Consumer.”
On David Lynch’s groundbreaking “Twin Peaks” sequence, he performed Jacques the French-Canadian card seller at One Eyed Jacks and bartender on the primary season of the ABC sequence. A drug runner who’s arrested for the homicide of Laura Palmer, Jacques is suffocated within the hospital by Laura Palmer’s father after he’s shot throughout the arrest.
He returned for “Twin Peaks: Fireplace Stroll With Me,” “Twin Peaks: The Lacking Items” and once more for the Showtime reboot as Jean-Michel, though by then he was now not in a position to stand.
His different appearances included a task as Nick the cable man on the “Seinfeld” episode “The Cadillac” and a personality named Bubba on Dolly Parton’s ABC selection present.
Olkewicz starred as Marko reverse Jeff Conaway on CBS’ “Wizards and Warriors” and appeared on NBC’s “Companions in Crime” in 1984, enjoying reverse Lynda Carter and Loni Anderson. He additionally performed Tiny McGee on “Who’s the Boss” and Walter Plimp on NBC’s “Night time Courtroom.”
He made his display screen debut in “Futureworld” and went on to look in movies together with Steven Spielberg’s “1941,” “The Huge Image,” “Stuart Saves His Household” and “Par 6.”
He’s survived by his son and two grandchildren.