Walter Olkewicz, Actor in ‘Twin Peaks,’ Dies at 72

Walter Olkewicz, who played the bartender Jacques Renault on “Twin Peaks,” died Tuesday in Reseda. He was 72.

His son, screenwriter Zak Olkewicz, confirmed his death. He had been struggling with health issues for the past 20 years.

The character actor also played oil refinery worker Dougie Boudreau on the first four seasons of “Grace Under Fire” and a mafia lawyer in Joel Schumacher’s “The Client.”

On David Lynch’s groundbreaking “Twin Peaks” series, he played Jacques the French-Canadian card dealer at One Eyed Jacks and bartender on the first season of the ABC series. A drug runner who is arrested for the murder of Laura Palmer, Jacques is suffocated

→ Continue reading at Variety

Similar Articles


Most Popular

The Tokyo Olympics Explained

Default Headline <!-- The Tokyo Olympics Explained --> .desktop-top...

Rory Mcllroy hit his dad with an errant shot at The Masters

Golf is often a great way to a parent to bond with their child as adults, but it’s generally advised not to hit your...

ICYMI: We check out the new Sonos Roam portable speaker

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If...