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Al Lewis

Al Lewis (born April 30, 1910) is an American actor best known for the role of Grampa Munster on the television series The Munsters.

Born Albert Meister, he worked as a circus performer in the late 1920s before earning a Ph.D. in child psychology from Columbia University in 1941. In 1949, Lewis returned to acting, working in burlesque and vaudeville theaters before appearing on Broadway in the 1950s.

Lewis' first well-known television role was as Officer Leo Schnauser on Car 54, Where Are You?, although he is best remembered as Grampa on The Munsters. Later, he opened an Italian restaurant called Grampa's in Greenwich Village, New York City.

He ran as Green Party candidate for governor of New York in 1998.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Al Lewis Facts

Birth NameAlbert Meister
BirthdayApril 30, 1910
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Date of deathFebruary 3, 2006 (New York, New York, USA, age 95)

Selected Filmography

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