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Actor Walter Olkewicz dies at 72

It has been reported that actor Walter Olkewicz has died. He was 72 years old. According to his screenwriter son, Zak Olkewicz, his father passed away on Tuesday in his Los Angeles-area home following a prolonged illness.

“He was a good man who pushed his love for creativity and the arts into everything he did,” Zak Olkewicz said in a statement regarding his father and his legacy. “He handed that passion down to me, and I look forward to passing it on to the grandchildren he loved so much.”

Walter Olkewicz was an American character actor. He played Marko in the short-lived TV series Wizards and Warriors and Coach Wordman in the feature film Making the Grade.

Olkewicz guest-starred in many TV shows including Barney Miller, Night Court, Seinfeld, ER, and Who’s the Boss?. He was a semi-regular performer on Dolly Parton’s 1987–88 variety show Dolly!. He played Jacques and Jean-Michel Renault on Twin Peaks. Our heats are with his family and friends at this time.

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