Forrest Lewis

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Forrest Lewis
Meet the Meeks cast 1947.jpg
Lewis, seated on sofa with Fran Allison, from the radio program Meet the Meeks in 1947. Lewis played Mr. Meek in the comedy.
Born (1899-11-05)November 5, 1899
Knightstown, Henry County
Indiana, U.S.
Died June 2, 1977(1977-06-02) (aged 77)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1943-1973

Forrest Lewis (November 5, 1899 – June 2, 1977) was an American actor.

Early years

Lewis was a native of Knightstown, Indiana.[1]


Program Role
The Great Gildersleeve Peavey[2]:136-138
Meet the Meeks Mortimer Meek[2]:224-225
Mystery House Dan Glenn[2]:250
Scattergood Baines J. Wellington Keats[2]:296
The Woman in My House James Carter[2]

He also was in the supporting cast of Family Skeleton[2]:114 and The Roy Rogers Show.[2]:292


Lewis played Peavey in the syndicated television version of The Great Gildersleeve (1954-1955)[3] and Mr. Mack, the host on the ABC children's series Sandy Strong (1952).[3]:927

In the middle 1950s, he appeared as a deputy in the syndicated crime drama Sheriff of Cochise and its successor series, U.S. Marshal, both starring John Bromfield. He guest starred with Maudie Prickett in the episode "Brief Glory" of the syndicated western series 26 Men, starring Tris Coffin. He appeared on a wide array of programs, ranging from the CBS western series My Friend Flicka, set on a Wyoming ranch, to the NBC sitcom, The People's Choice, with Jackie Cooper, to the ABC's western drama, The Man from Blackhawk, starring Robert Rockwell. He also appeared on the NBC western series, Riverboat, starring Darren McGavin, and on the ABC sitcom, Harrigan and Son, starring Pat O'Brien, and the ABC drama series about the Roman Catholic priesthood, Going My Way.[citation needed]

Lewis was cast as the recurring character, Colby, in the 1961-1962 CBS sitcom Ichabod and Me with Robert Sterling, George Chandler, Reta Shaw, and Burt Mustin. Lewis also guest starred in the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Colt .45 with Wayde Preston, on the syndicated western Mackenzie's Raiders, starring Richard Carlson, on the CBS hit comedy, The Andy Griffith Show, and on the ABC sitcom, The Real McCoys, starring Walter Brennan.[citation needed]

Partial filmography


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  2. ^ a b c d e f g Terrace, Vincent (1999). Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 358. ISBN 978-0-7864-4513-4. 
  3. ^ a b Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 414. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7. 

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