|Birthname:||Lewis Michael Arquette|
|Birthplace:||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Died:||February 10, 2001(aged 65)|
|Deathplace:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Spouse(s):||Brenda Nowak (died 1997; 5 children)|
|Character played:||Sam Franklin in the ABC-TV movie A Very Brady Christmas|
Lewis Arquette (born December 14, 1935 – died February 10, 2001) was a veteran film actor, writer and producer, whose best known role was as "J.D. Pickett" on the long-running CBS-TV series, The Waltons, where he worked from 1978–1981. Lewis assumed the role of Sam Franklin, Alice's butcher boyfriend turned husband, in the 1988 ABC-TV Christmas holiday film A Very Brady Christmas.
Life and career
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Lewis was a part of the famous Arquette family and the father of actors Patricia, Alexis, Rosanna, David and Richmond Arquette. He was the father-in-law of actress Courteney Cox and actor Thomas Jane and the former father-in-law of actor Nicolas Cage.
Arquette died in Los Angeles, California in 2001, due to congestive heart failure.