Al Lewis was an American character actor. He is best known for his role as Grandpa Munster on the television series The Munsters.
Al Lewis (born Albert Meister, possibly Alexander Meister, April 30, 1923 February 3, 2006) was an American character actor best known for his role as 'Grandpa Munster' on the television series The Munsters and its subsequent film versions. Later in life, he was also a restaurant owner, political candidate, and radio broadcaster. Lewis is thought to have been born April 30, 1923. Few other facts about Lewis are known with any certainty; most of the information comes from interviews he gave, but there are inconsistencies in his statements. Sometimes he gave his birth year as 1910, other times 1923. Ted Lewis, his son, said his father was born in 1923.
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