Lew Ayres

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Lew Ayres
Birth name Lewis Frederick Ayre III
Born December 28, 1908 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died December 30, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, USA from complications from a coma
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Lime Street Henry Wade Culver 1985 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Route 66 Bartlett 1x04 - The Man on the Monkey Board October 28, 1960
The Barbara Stanwyck Show Dr. Paul Harris 1x24 - Adventure on Happiness Street March 20, 1961
Saints and Sinners Judge Victor Llewelyn 1x04 - Judgement in Jazz Alley October 8, 1962
Laramie Dr. Samuel Mudd 4x11 - Time of the Traitor December 11, 1962
Ben Casey Thomas W. Hardin 3x32 - For a Just Man Falleth Seven Times April 15, 1964
The F.B.I. Marshall Winslow 1x28 - The Tormentors April 10, 1966
Gunsmoke Jonathan Cole 13x03 - The Prodigal September 25, 1967
Hawaii Five-O Governor pilot - Cocoon September 20, 1968
The Big Valley Jason Fleet 4x03 - Presumed Dead October 7, 1968
The Streets of San Francisco Harlan Edgerton 1x21 - The House on Hyde Street March 1, 1973
Hawaii Five-O Dr. Elias Haig 6x12 - Anybody Can Build a Bomb November 27, 1973
Columbo Prof. Howard Nichols 3x06 - Mind over Mayhem February 18, 1974
Kung Fu Beaumont 3x13 - The Vanishing Image December 20, 1974
McMillan & Wife Justin Sinclair 5x02 - Requiem for a Bride October 26, 1975
Hawaii Five-O Commander Reginald Blackwell 8x17 - Legacy of Terror January 1, 1976
The Bionic Woman Dr. Elijah Cooper 2x13 - Doomsday Is Tomorrow (1) January 19, 1977
The Bionic Woman Dr. Elijah Cooper 2x14 - Doomsday Is Tomorrow (2) January 26, 1977
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Doug Booth 7x19 - Mary and the Sexagenarian February 12, 1977
Battlestar Galactica (1978) President Adar 1x01 - Saga of a Star World (1) September 17, 1978
Magnum, P.I. Sidney Dollinger 1x11 - The Curse of the King Kamehameha Club February 19, 1981
Trapper John, M.D. Dr. Chambers 4x01 - Don't Rain on My Charade September 26, 1982
Little House on the Prairie Lem McCary 9x03 - Welcome to Olesonville October 11, 1982
Quincy, M.E. Professor Henry Lester Hillman 8x11 - The Law Is a Fool January 5, 1983
Hotel Nelson O'Neil 1x21 - Trials May 2, 1984
Highway to Heaven Harry Haynes 1x23 - The Right Thing March 27, 1985
Highway to Heaven Frank Worton 2x22 - Sail Away April 2, 1986
Simon & Simon Justin Carter 6x05 - Treasure October 23, 1986
The A-Team Bernie Greene 5x12 - The Grey Team December 30, 1986
Cagney & Lacey Conrad Minton 7x10 - Old Flames January 12, 1988
L.A. Law Lorimar Henderson 3x14 - Leave It to Geezer March 30, 1989
Highway to Heaven Mr. Zelinka 5x08 - Goodbye, Mr. Zelinka June 23, 1989

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
A Matter of Humanities Dr. Andrew Swanson March 26, 1969 Marcus Welby, M.D.

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series (1975)
Kung Fu: The Vanishing Image

Trivia