Walter Olkewicz, the entertainer most popular as shabby barkeep Jacques Renault in “Twin Peaks,” petroleum treatment facility specialist Dougie Boudreau in TV’s “Elegance Under Fire” and the link fellow who angered Kramer in “Seinfeld,” has passed on. He was 72.
Olkewicz passed on Tuesday in his Los Angeles-region home after a delayed disease, as per his screenwriter child, Zak Olkewicz.
“He was a good man who pushed his love for creativity and the arts into everything he did,” Zak Olkewicz told USA TODAY of his father. “He handed that passion down to me, and I look forward to passing it on to the grandchildren he loved so much.”
Olkewicz was a particular and natural figure on TV and in films for quite a long time, showing up close by Tony Danza all through five periods of “Who’s the Boss?” as Tiny McGee from 1987 and, during the equivalent interval of time, as characters remembering Walter Plimp for “Night Court.”
In fan-most loved 1996 “Seinfeld” scene “Cadillac,” Olkewicz played Nick, the Plaza Cable specialist who offends Kramer. The extraordinary fight finished in a link fellow/Kramer embrace.
Brought into the world on May 14, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey, Olkewicz moved on from Bayonne High School in 1966 and Colorado State University, prior to making his onscreen debut in 1976’s “Futureworld.”
On the big screen, Olkewicz depicted Private Hinshaw in an elite player cast including John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Mickey Rourke and John Candy in Steven Spielberg’s 1979 World War II satire “1941.”
He showed up as crowd legal counselor Jerome “Romey” Clifford, whose demise by self destruction gets the plot rolling in the 1994 legal thriller dependent on the John Grisham epic, “The Client.”
Olkewicz’s most renowned job was as croupier and barkeep Jacques Renault in the 1990 period of “Twin Peaks.” Even after his character’s season finale passing, maker David Lynch was relentless on bringing Jacques and Olkewicz back.
“After the arrangement shut down, David said, ‘We love what you did, we need you for the film,'” Olkewicz, disclosed to The Jersey Journal in 2017. “I said, ‘David, I was killed in the last episode.’ He said, ‘Bull, we got flashbacks, we got dream sequences. We’ll bring you back.'”
Olkewicz showed up as Jacques in the 1992 prequel film “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.” In the 2017 Showtime “Twin Peaks” arrangement, he featured as cousin Jean-Michel Renault for his last exhibition.
Entertainer Walter Olkewicz has passed on at 72.
Laid up after inconveniences from different knee medical procedures, Olkewicz must be situated behind a bar for the “Twin Peak” appearances “so you were unable to see he couldn’t stand,” says Zak Olkewicz. “But he wouldn’t have turned down returning to that role for anything.”
Survivors incorporate child Zak, little girl in-law, Katrina Rennells, an entertainer and screenwriter, and his adored grandkids, Sadie, 3, and Declan, 1.