Actor Johnny Lewis enjoyed a thriving career on television and in the occasional film for over a decade before his life came to a tragic and bizarre end in the fall of 2012 when he was found dead unde...
Los Angeles, California, USA
|Drake and Josh||2006 2002 - 2006||Actor||n/a||20067|
|Sons of Anarchy||2014 2007 - 2014||Actor||Kid 'Half-Sack' Epps||20147|
|Cold Case||2009 2002 - 2009||Actor||Truitt "Spider" Leland (1998)||20097|
|The O.C.||2006 2002 - 2006||Actor||Chili||20067|
|Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem||2007||Actor||Ricky||20077|
|The Sausage Factory||2001 2000 - 2001||Actor||Gilby||20017|
|Criminal Minds||2013 2004 - 2013||Actor||Eric Olson||20137|
|Quintuplets||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||Pearce Chase||20047|
|Yes, Dear||2005 1999 - 2005||Actor||Ricky||20057|
|Smallville||2010 2000 - 2010||Actor||Gabriel||20107|
|7th Heaven||2006 1995 - 2006||Actor||Norton||20067|
|One Missed Call||2008||Actor||Brian Sousa||20087|
|186 Dollars to Freedom||2012||Actor||Jorge||20127|
|Malcolm in the Middle||2005 1998 - 2005||Actor||Cadet Martin||20057|
|Judging Amy||2004 1998 - 2004||Actor||Desmond||20047|
|The Guardian||2003 2000 - 2003||Actor||Ted Popper||20037|
|Raise Your Voice||2004||Actor||Engelbert "Kiwi" Wilson||20047|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2013 1999 - 2013||Actor||Tad Sidley||20137|
|Boston Public||2003 1999 - 2003||Actor||Bodhi||20037|
|The 2004 Teen Choice Awards||2003 2002 - 2003||Actor||Presenter||20037|
|Landed recurring role on Fox drama "Boston Public"|
|Cast as one of the "Quintuplets" on Fox's short-lived sitcom|
|Landed featured roles in "Lovely Molly" and "Magic Valley"|
|Played prospective motorcycle club member Kip 'Half-Sack' Epps on "Sons of Anarchy" (FX)|
|Cast in supporting role opposite Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning in biopic "The Runaways"|
|Feature film debut, "Raise Your Voice" with Hilary Duff|
|Made TV acting debut on "7th Heaven" (The WB, The CW) and "Malcolm in the Middle" (Fox)|
|Joined cast of Fox teen drama "The O.C." in recurring role|
|Co-starred in sci-fi horror "AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem"|
Born Jonathan Kendrick Lewis on Oct. 29, 1983, Lewis was the second of three children born to Michael and Divona Lewis. He began acting in his late teens, quickly amassing a slew of bit and supporting guest roles before landing his first stint as a series regular opposite Adam Brody in the Canadian-American sitcom "The Sausage Factory," which aired on stateside television as "MTV's Now What?" (2000-01). Recurring stints on "Boston Public" (Fox, 2000-04) and "Drake & Josh" (Nickelodeon, 2004-07) preceded his feature film debut in the Hilary Duff vehicle "Raise Your Voice" (2004). Roles in minor features preceded higher profile recurring turns on "The O.C." which reunited him with Brody, and supporting turns in under-performing horror features like "AVPR: Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem" (2007) and "One Missed Call" (2008). During this period, Lewis was also frequently seen with aspiring singer Katy Perry prior to her ascent to pop music stardom.
In 2008, Lewis was cast as Kip "Half Sack" Epps, an aspiring member of a rebel motorcycle club on the acclaimed FX series "Sons of Anarchy." So named due to a testicular injury during his service in the Iraq War, Epps dutifully endured relentless hazing by members of the club while attempting to become a full-fledged member. Epps was eventually inducted into the Sons of Anarchy ranks, though his tenure there was short-lived - the character was killed in the season two finale and buried with full honors at the launch of the third season. The decision to dispatch the character was due to Lewis' desire to leave the show over creative conflicts with series creator Kurt Sutter, who commented at the time that the actor was unhappy with the direction of his character. Lewis went on to enjoy supporting turns in "The Runaways" (2010) and the horror film "Lovely Molly" (2012), but struggled to regain his footing following his time on "Anarchy."
In 2012, Lewis' life spiraled out of control with a series of personal travails that ultimately ended in tragedy. He pled no contest to charges of first degree burglary, for which he was sentenced to 291 days in jail plus three years of probation. A second arrest for assault with a deadly weapon led to six weeks in jail and a stint in rehabilitation for drug-related issues. On Sept. 26, 2012, Lewis was found dead outside of a home in Los Feliz from an apparent fall or leap from its roof - reports remained conflicted as to how he died. Police responded to calls from neighbors who heard 81-year-old Katherine Davis screaming for help inside the home. Two individuals who responded to the sounds were assaulted by Lewis with a two-by-four before the actor allegedly climbed onto the roof of Davis' home. Police arrived to find him dead in the driveway. Davis was also found dead inside the home, having suffered blunt force trauma to her head. News reports later revealed that Lewis had been renting a room from Davis at the time of the incident. Sutter was one of the first to comment on his death, stating that while the events were tragic, he was not surprised given Lewis' personal struggles.
By Paul Gaita
|Katy Perry||Companion||Dated 2006; No longer together|
|Lewis and his 81-year-old landlady were found dead at a home in Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA on Sept. 26, 2012. The actor allegedly murdered the homeowner Catherine Davis before jumping off or falling to his death from the roof.|
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