Lewis Arquette
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Lewis Arquette guest stars on "QL" as Father Mulrooney in the episode "The Right Hand of God" in Season 1 (ep.#4).

Personal Information
Birth name: Lewis Michael Arquette
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died February 10, 2001(2001-02-10) (aged 65)
Deathplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active: 1977–2001
Spouse(s): Brenda Nowak (died 1997; 5 children)
Character information
Appeared on: Quantum Leap (TV series)
Character played: Father Mulrooney

Lewis Arquette (December 14, 1935 – 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 guest starred as Father Mulrooney, a Catholic priest who spars with a Sacremento, CA-area boxer named Clarence "Kid" Cody, whom Sam leaps into in 1974, and must prepare to fight to win a championship to earn money to help the parish build a new chapel in "The Right Hand of God" in Season 1 of Quantum Leap.

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. 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.


Arquette died in Los Angeles, California in 2001, due to congestive heart failure.

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