Actor Lewis Dauber

Lewis “Lew” Dauber (April 27, 1949 – October 3, 2019) was an American character actor. He was best known for his frequent casting as a clergyman, appearing as such in various productions over more than two decades.

Early life and career

Although born in New York City, Dauber earned his bachelor’s degree in California from the University of California, Berkeley, where he performed as building inspector Henri Cotte (Henri Paillardin in the original), in the school’s 1969 production of Hotel Paradiso. After graduation, he became an employee of Citibank, where he sold traveler’s checks, though he soon quit to pursue a career in show business. While he managed to land some small commercial parts, it was his appearance on a second-season episode of The Fall Guy, alongside Lee Majors and Tony Curtis, that earned him his first credited acting role.

Despite having steady work most of his career, Dauber found time to return to school later in life, earning his master’s degree at Mount St. Mary’s University. Following his graduation, he would return to teach in the University’s department of film, media and social justice. Additionally, he served on the SAG-AFTRA credit union board of directors.

Personal life and death

On May 25, 1986,[citation needed] Dauber married Paulette Levin, a publicist for the Walt Disney Company whose credits also include Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Rent, Unaccompanied Minors and Mars Needs Moms.[better source needed] Together, the couple had two sons, Jeff and Zach.

Dauber died of liver cancer on October 3, 2019, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 70, He is interred at Eden Memorial Park in Mission Hills.[better source needed]

Partial filmography


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Jingle All the Way Toy store manager
2001 The Princess and the Marine Rent a Preacher TV movie
My Bonneville Dad also associate producer
2003 Something’s Gotta Give Actor in cast photo as Lew Dauber
2005 The Island Tour group man


Year Title Role Episode Notes
1983 The Fall Guy Chip “Eight Ball”
1984 AfterMASH Harry “Odds and Ends”
The Fall Guy Murray “Bite of the Wasp”
“October the 31st”
Charlie “Always Say Always”
Knots Landing Thomas “Uncharted Territory”
1985 Crazy Like a Fox Clerk “Fox Hunt”
Misfits of Science Man with Children “Guess What’s Coming to Dinner”
Knots Landing Coroner “Until Parted by Death”
The A-Team Designer “Uncle Buckle-Up” as Lewis Dawber
1986 The Twilight Zone Lou Calderon “Monsters!”
The Facts of Life Floyd Barton “The Wedding Day”
1987 Newhart Tourist #1 “Laugh at My Wife, Please”
Falcon Crest Landlord “A Piece of Work” deleted scene
1988 Valerie Waiter “Teacher’s Pet”
Max Headroom Blank Teacher “Lessons”
1990 Matlock Roger Chapman “The Madam”
Murder, She Wrote Duke of Nonesuch “The Great Twain Robbery”
1991 Who’s the Boss? Rev. Markham “Let Her Tell You ‘Bout the Birds and the Bees”
Dangerous Women Minister
Mathnet Airline Captain “Despair in Monterey Bay”
Sisters First Person “Some Tuesday in July”
1992 Jake and the Fatman Tourist “Since I Fell for You”
Seinfeld Doorman “The Watch”
Quantum Leap Reporter “Killin’ Time – June 18, 1958”
1993 Sisters Ed Farrell “Some Other Time”
Days of Our Lives Frank “Episode #1.7060” as Lew Dauber
Danger Theatre Todd Lewiston “Aloha, Rich Man, Goodbye”
1995 Family Matters Minister Barnes “Wedding Bell Blues”
1996 Weird Science Friar “Lisa’s Childhood Memories”
Married… with Children Sketch Artist “Kelly’s Gotta Habit”
Dangerous Minds Mickey Callender “Bad Apple”
1997 Beverly Hills, 90210 Mr. Burnett “Face-Off”
Melrose Place Minister “Who’s Afraid of Amanda Woodward?: Part 2”
Meego Santa “I Won’t Be Home for Christmas”
USA High Minister Gilbert “Goodbye, Mr. Phipps”
1998 Diagnosis Murder Pastor McSwaine “Till Death Do Us Part”
Ally McBeal Foreman “You Never Can Tell”
USA High Justice “From Russia with Love”
1999 Minister “The Wedding”
2001 JAG Man “Jagathon”
2002 24 Bob Jorgensen “6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.” as Lew Dauber
2004 Judging Amy Judge “Christenings”
NYPD Blue Dather Dwyer “Peeler? I Hardly Knew Her”
2005 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody The Reverend “Grounded on the 23rd Floor” as Louis Dauber
Clubhouse Priest “Road Trip” as Lew Dauber
Over There Congressman “It’s Alright Ma, I’m Only Bleeding”
The Bernie Mac Show Priest “Father Knows Best”
2008 Back to You Priest “Cradle to Grave”
2009 Scrubs Mr. Vaughn “My New Role”
2011 Rules of Engagement Speaker “Audrey is Dumb”
2012 Workaholics Passenger “Real Time”
2013 New Girl Old Sub “Winston’s Birthday”
2014 The League Priest “When Rafi Met Randy”
2017 Lethal Weapon Gary “Brotherly Love” as Lew Dauber

External Links

Actor Lewis Dauber – Wikipedia

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