Walter Olkewicz dies at 72; son Zak calls him ‘a good man who fostered a love of creativity’

On April 6, 2021, veteran actor Walter Olkewicz, who played bartender Jacques Renault at Twin Peaks, died in Reseda, Los Angeles, USA Today reported. The actor was 72. The death of Walter Olkewicz was confirmed by his son and screenwriter, Zak Olkewicz. The deceased actor has been battling health problems for the past twenty years.

Walter Olkewicz died at 72

In an interview with the agency, Zak called his late father a ‘good man’ who ‘pushed his love of creativity and art into everything he did’. The screenwriter said Walter “handed that passion over to him.” He said he was “looking forward to passing this on to the grandchildren Walter loved so much”. The actor is survived by his son Zak, daughter-in-law, Katrina Rennells, actor and screenwriter, and his grandchildren Sadie and Declan.

Walter appeared in the prequel in 1992, Twin Peaks: A fiery walk with me. In 2017, he was introduced as a cousin of Jean-Michel Renault for his final appearance in Twin Peaks series. The actor was bedridden after complications from several knee surgeries. Zak discovered that his father had to be placed behind the bar Twin Peak he appeared so that “he could not see that he could not stand.”

Many of his fans paid tribute to the deceased actor on their Twitter arms. Several fans share his footage from his movies and shows and pray that his soul rests in peace. Many celebrities also expressed grief and prayed for his family.

Walter has appeared in many television shows and movies for more than a decade. He was introduced as Tiny McGee, alongside Tony Danz in more than five seasons Who’s the boss? since 1987. During the same years he portrayed characters like Walter Plimp Night Court. 1996s Seinfield episode titled, Cadillac, Walter is seen as Nick, a Plaza Cable worker who opposes Kramer.

The actor was born on May 14, 1948 in New Jersey. He graduated from Bayonne High School in 1966 and Colorado State University. He made his acting debut Futureworld 1976. Walter also starred as a Hinshaw soldier in Steven Spielberg’s 1979 comedy, 1941. He appeared alongside John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Mickey Rourke and John Candy.

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