LEW TEMPLE (Terry) is an actor with extraordinary range who is
often compared to a chameleon. With the unique ability to take any character and
make it his own, he is perhaps best known for his roles as Axel on AMC's "The
Walking Dead" and Ned Oldham in the Tony Scott thriller Unstoppable, alongside
Denzel Washington, Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson. Earlier in his career, Temple
drew favorable notices for his role as Cal, the diner manager in the dramedy
Other film credits include Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger, alongside Johnny
Depp and Armie Hammer; Tony Scott's Domino, opposite Keira Knightley and Mickey
Rourke; and Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects, a cult hit.
Temple began his acting career on the stage of the prestigious Alley Theatre in
Houston, working alongside artists such as Vanessa Redgrave (in "Julius Caesar"
and "Antony and Cleopatra") and acclaimed writer/directors Michael Wilson,
Terrence McNally and Edward Albee. He then landed a series of television roles
and appeared in the films On the Borderline, The Newton Boys and Angels in the
Temple was born and raised in the bayou country of Louisiana. Prior to acting,
he had a minor-league baseball career with the Seattle Mariners and Houston
Astros. He worked his way through the Astros system to become assistant director
of minor leagues and scouting.