Lew Temple

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Lew Temple
Lew Temple 2014.jpg
Temple at Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend 2014; Orlando, Florida
Born (1967-10-02) October 2, 1967 (age 52)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present

Lew Temple (born October 2, 1967) is an American film actor, perhaps best known for his roles as Locus Fender in the action film, Domino, Cal, the diner manager in the comedy-drama Waitress, and Axel in the third season of The Walking Dead.

Early life

Temple was raised in Texas.[1] He was the 1982 Baseball MVP at Rollins College,[2] and graduate in 1985.[3]



Though he was too small for the big leagues, he continued with his love for baseball, snagging roles as a minor league bullpen catcher for the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros.[3] In 1986, he was the scout for the New York Mets,[4] and would later go on to serve as Assistant Director of Minor League Operations and Scouting for the Astros until 1993.[5]


In 2005, Temple appeared in Rob Zombie's horror film, The Devils Rejects as Adam Banjo, and played Locus Fender in the action film Domino, starring Keira Knightley.

In 2006, he portrayed Sheriff Winston in the prequel to the remake of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. That same year, he also played a paramedic in the crime thriller Déjà Vu starring Denzel Washington.

In 2007, he played Cal, the diner manager in the comedy-drama Waitress starring Keri Russell. That same year, he also appeared in an episode of CSI: Miami as Billy Chadwick, a local loner in a grizzly bear murder case, and as Noel Kluggs in Rob Zombie's slasher film, Halloween.[6]

In 2008, Temple played Marv in Trailer Park of Terror, and Pete in the thriller/horror film House.

In 2010, he appeared in an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles as Mr. Loobertz. Also that year, he had a supporting role in the thriller Unstoppable.

In 2011, he appeared in an episode of Criminal Minds, in which he played a former fisherman turned part-time deliveryman called Bill Thomas.

In 2012, he played Montgomery Blair, a member of Abraham Lincoln's Cabinet, in the movie Saving Lincoln, which tells the President's story through the eyes of Ward Hill Lamon, a former law partner, friend, and primary bodyguard.

In 2012, he appeared in an recurring role in The Walking Dead as Axel, a prisoner survivor of the zombie apocalypse.

In 2014, Temple portrayed Brian LaRue in the science-fiction film The Three.[7]

In March 2015, Rob Zombie confirmed that he will star in his Slasher film 31.[8]

Personal life

In 2002, Temple was let go from a movie contract, because he dismissed symptoms of a serious illness. A near-death experience landed him at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, where he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and a forty percent chance of survival. He stayed in the hospital for eight months, for chemotherapy treatment.[3] He is a leukemia survivor.[9]

In 2009, Temple was involved in a charity event for breast cancer called Bowling for Boobies.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Angels in the Outfield Baseball Player
Jason's Lyric Man on Bus
1995 Kangaroo, TheThe Kangaroo Crazy Man
1997 Stalk Exchange, TheThe Stalk Exchange Rick Sharpe
1998 Newton Boys, TheThe Newton Boys Waiter
1999 Slipping-Down Life, AA Slipping-Down Life Audience Member #2
2000 Born to Win Raymond
Red Ink Martin Mueller
2001 On the Borderline Web
2003 Rolling Kansas Bill
Parasite Dolls Caine (voice) English version
21 Grams County Sheriff
2005 Devil's Rejects, TheThe Devil's Rejects Adam Banjo
Domino Locus Fender
2006 Come Early Morning Man (voice)
Visitation, TheThe Visitation Deputy Tommy Smalls
Heavens Fall Wade Wright
Guitar Player's Girlfriend, TheThe Guitar Player's Girlfriend Gary Short film
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, TheThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Sheriff Winston
Deja Vu Paramedic
2007 Waitress Cal
Halloween Noel Kluggs
2008 Trailer Park of Terror Marv
House Pete
No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker Hitchhiker
Beneficiary, TheThe Beneficiary Gun Dealer Short film
2009 Someone's Knocking at the Door Coroner Tom Collins
Otis E. The Cashier
Silent Night, Zombie Night Jeffrey Hannigan
Happy in the Valley Chris
2010 Killing Jar, TheThe Killing Jar Lonnie
Gang Land Love Story, AA Gang Land Love Story Ivan
Unstoppable Ned Oldham
2011 Montana Amazon Trevor
Rango Furgus/Hitch (voice)
Asparagus Counselor #2 Short film
Zombex Aldous Huxtable
We Are Family Norm
2012 MoniKa Lloyd
Preacher's Daughter, TheThe Preacher's Daughter The Garden
Saving Lincoln Montgomery Blair
Unlikely's, TheThe Unlikely's Ray Ray
Lawless Abshire
2013 The Lone Ranger Hollis
2014 Wicked Blood Donny Baker Direct-to-video
2014 Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who Is John Galt? Ellis Wyatt
2016 Kidnap Filming
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Dragon Half Ticket Man (voice) Video short
1994 Saiyûki Monk/Village Chief (voice) TV movie
Dirty Pair Flash: Mission 3 Act 1 Additional Voices Video short
1995 Golden Boy Animator E (voice) Video
Woman of Independent Means, AA Woman of Independent Means Mover TV miniseries
1996 Elf o karu mono-tachi Various (voice) TV series
Burn up W Ashuhara (voice) Video
Walker, Texas Ranger Whit Ganz 1 episode
1996-97 Martian Successor Nadesico Additional Voices 10 episodes
1997 Walker, Texas Ranger Nick Devlin 1 episode
Kimera Guard (voice) Video
Big Easy, TheThe Big Easy Nash Lee 1 episode
1998 Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 Maxon TV series
Walker, Texas Ranger Louie 1 episode
Slayers OVA 1 Bandit/Additional Voices Video
Generator Gawl Various TV series
Dirty Pair: Mission II, Act I Goat Abiko/Additional Voices Video
Go Nagai's New Cutey Honey Moto-Mutant 2/Additional Voices Video
Gasaraki Additional Voices 3 episodes
1999 Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040: Shadow War Kusui / Musician 2 Video
2000 Sin: The Movie Various (voice) Video
2001 Walker, Texas Ranger Ollie Olmedo 1 episode
2007 CSI: Miami Billy Chadwick 1 episode
2009 Esperanza Beach Watson Video short
How to Study Your Bible for Kids Commissioner Context Video short
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Mr. Loobertz 1 episode
2011 Criminal Minds Bill Thomas 1 episode
Cross Detective Red Video
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Stuart Rizzi 1 episode
2012-13 The Walking Dead Axel 8 episodes


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  2. "Tradition: ROLLINS BASEBALL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER". Rollins College Athletics. Retrieved October 21, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Boyd Coffie (1898-1948): Dean of the College". Olin Library, Rollins College. Retrieved October 21, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "1986 New York Mets: Roster". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved October 21, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "TRANSACTIONS: Baseball American League". New York Times. November 10, 1993. Retrieved October 21, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Three More Join Rob Zombie’s ’31′, Including Sheri Moon Zombie!
  7. The Three Different Breeds of Aliens Run Amok
  8. Sheri Moon Zombie, Lew Temple, Devin Sidell, and More Join Rob Zombie’s 31
  9. http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/02/17/walking-dead-lew-temple-axel/
  10. Bowling for Boobies: Dread Central’s Horror Starlets Wish to Thank You!

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