Our ancestors have always said that ” Life is so uncertain“. It means you never know what’s going to happen in someone’s life, whether they would be alive the next morning or not. The same can be said for the beloved actor named Walter Olkewicz. Though from a long period he wasn’t able to stand or perform many actions, however, he continued to work in the theatre. A passionate lover of acting, his skills were too good for the industry, and was one of the true legends that deserved a traditional and heroic farewell. The death of him was confirmed by his son named Zachary.
RIP Walter Olkewicz. My fellow tank crew member in 1941 pic.twitter.com/LLXjF61xY4
— Treat Williams (@Rtreatwilliams) April 8, 2021
The legend has been trending on Twitter. Many close friends and other co-workers have been in deep shock after the death of Walter was announced. Even the audience was not ready to believe the news as such the death of such legends always makes it hard to fill the void created by their absence.
Born on November 14, 1948, in New Jersey, his childhood wasn’t much impactful like other kids who have got a handsome amount of money. The struggle was real and it made him become one of the toughest and optimistic people in the whole industry.
A native of New Jersey, he moved with his family to Bayonne, New Jersey in the year 1966. And then graduated from Colorado State University where he met his future wife, Clara Bijl.
He appeared in numerous films and television series since the 1960s. In the early stages of his career, he guest-starred in several TV shows including Duet (1979–1981), The Love Boat (1982), and Remington Steele. From 1990 to 1991, he portrayed Jacques Renault in Twin Peaks.
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Though he was bedridden in recovery from a series of knee surgeries, the actor still made his way back to set in 2016. “It was his first role in almost 15 years,” his son, screenwriter Zak Olkewicz, told The Hollywood Reporter. “He did it all from behind a bar to cover the fact that he couldn’t stand.”
Celebrities, fans, and friends took to Twitter to express their sorrow as they mourn the demise of the actor. Many were praying for his soul while others have shared photos of him from various roles and shows he was in.
Aside from these and a few others, Olkewicz was mostly a character actor, appearing in guest star roles on multiple TV shows and movies.In addition to his son, survivors include his daughter-in-law, Katrina Rennells, an actress and screenwriter; and grandchildren Sadie and Declan Robert.