Richard Lewis, comedian and Curb Your Enthusiasm star, dies aged 76

Richard Lewis has died: Richard Lewis, Larry David’s co-star in Curb Your Enthusiasm and a beloved standup comedian has died at the age of 76. He was raised in Englewood, New Jersey. He was born into a Jewish family, but was not especially religious. Stay with the entertainment section and introduction of celebrities with Eternalpen online magazine.

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Larry David, Richard Lewis JOHN P. JOHNSON HBO
Larry David, Richard Lewis JOHN P. JOHNSON/ HBO

Richard Lewis has died, Lewis said last year that he had Parkinson’s disease and was stepping off the standup stage. Despite that partial retirement, he was in the currently airing Season 12 of the Curb Your Enthusiasm show on HBO.

Lewis died peacefully at his home in Los Angeles last night after suffering a heart attack, according to his publicist Jeff Abraham of Jonas Public Relations.

“His wife, Joyce Lapinsky, thanks everyone for all the love, friendship and support and asks for privacy at this time,” Abraham said in a statement.

“Richard and I were born three days apart in the same hospital and for most of my life he’s been like a brother to me,” David said in a statement shared by HBO. “He had that rare combination of being the funniest person and also the sweetest. But today he made me sob and for that I’ll never forgive him.”

biography of Richard Lewis

Richard Philip Lewis (June 29, 1947 – February 27, 2024) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. He came to prominence in the 1980s and became known for his dark, neurotic, and self-deprecating humor.

As an actor, he was known for having co-starred with Jamie Lee Curtis in the sitcom Anything but Love, for playing the role of Prince John in the film Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and for his recurring role as a semi-fictionalized version of himself in HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Life and family

Lewis was born on June 29, 1947, in Brooklyn. He was raised in Englewood, New Jersey. He was born into a Jewish family, but was not especially religious. His father, Bill (d. 1971), was co-owner of Ambassador Caterers in nearby Teaneck, New Jersey, and his mother, Blanche, was an actress in community theatre. Lewis was the youngest of three siblings – his brother was older than him by 6 years, and his sister by 9. Lewis’s father’s catering business kept his father very busy, and his siblings had both left home by the 1960s, leaving Lewis at home alone with his mother, with whom he did not get along. Lewis told The Washington Post in 2014 that he suspected that his birth had been a mistake.

Lewis was known for being the class clown and causing trouble in school. He graduated from Dwight Morrow High School in 1965 and attended Ohio State University where he attained a degree in marketing.

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Death – Richard Lewis has died

Richard Lewis has died: Following a battle with Parkinson’s since April 2023, Lewis died of a heart attack on February 27, 2024 He was 76.

Filmography of Richard Lewis


1988The Wrong GuysHimself
1989That’s AdequatePimples Lapedes
1992Once Upon a CrimeJulian Peters
1993Robin Hood: Men in TightsPrince John
1994Wagons EastPhil Taylor
Leaving Las VegasPeter
1996The ElevatorPhil Milowski
1997Hugo PoolChick Chicalini
The MazeMarkov
1999Game DaySteve Adler
2005Sledge: The Untold StoryHimself
2012VampsDanny Horowitz
2014She’s Funny That WayAl Finkelstein
2017Sandy WexlerTestimonial
2018The Great Buster: A CelebrationHimself


1974–1992The Tonight Show with Johnny CarsonHimself – Guest22 episodes
1977Diary of a Young ComicBilly GoldsteinTelevision movie
1980House CallsDr. Leon PrometheusEpisode: “The Phantom of Kensington”
1982–1993Late Night with David LettermanHimself – Guest44 episodes
1985Temporary InsanityPerformerTelevision movie
1986RiptideAndrew Fitzsimmons Carlton IIIEpisode: “The Wedding Bell Blues”
1987HarryRichard Breskin7 episodes
CBS Summer PlayhouseJoeyEpisode: “King of the Building”
1988TattingersLongoEpisode : “Death and Taxis”
1989–1992Anything But LoveMarty Gold56 episodes
1992The Danger of LoveEdward SandersTelevision movie
1993Daddy DearestSteven Mitchell13 episodes
TriBeCaJosephEpisode: “Stepping Back”
The Larry Sanders ShowHimselfEpisode: “Life Behind Larry”
1993–2008Late Show with David LettermanHimself – Guest9 episodes
1994Tales from the CryptVernEpisode: “Whirlpool”
1995–2008Late Night with Conan O’BrienHimself – Guest12 episodes
1995A.J.’s Time TravelersEdgar Allan PoeEpisode: “Edgar Allan Poe”
1996A Weekend in the CountryBobby SteinTelevision movie
Nichols and May: Take TwoHimselfDocumentary Special, PBS
1996–2015The Daily Show with Jon StewartHimself16 episodes
1997Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every ChildOld Beggar (voice)Episode: “The Golden Goose”
Dr. Katz, Professional TherapistRichard (voice)Episode: “Undercover”
1997–1998Hiller and DillerNeil Diller13 episodes
1998Rude AwakeningHarve Schwartz6 episodes
1999HerculesNeurosis (voice)Episode: “Hercules and the Tiff on Olympus”
V.I.P.Ronald ZaneEpisode: “Big Top Val”
Larry David: Curb Your EnthusiasmHimselfTelevision movie – Pilot
2000–2024Curb Your EnthusiasmHimself40 episodes
2002Presidio MedFrancis WeinodEpisode: “Once Upon a Family”
2002–20047th HeavenRabbi Richard Glass9 episodes
2003AliasMitchell YaegerEpisode: “A Dark Turn”
2004Two and a Half MenStanEpisode: “I Can’t Afford Hyenas”
The Dead ZoneJack JerichoEpisode: “The Cold Hard Truth”
2005Las VegasStanEpisode: “Fake the Money and Run”
George LopezPhillip NicklesonEpisode: “George Finds Therapy Benny-ficial”
2006The SimpsonsGolem (voice)Episode: “Treehouse of Horror XVII”
Everybody Hates ChrisKrisEpisode: “Everybody Hates Kris”
2007Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles ProjectHimselfDocumentary, PBS
2008Law & Order: Special Victims UnitSportsman Larry (voice)Episode: “Closet”
2009The CleanerHenryEpisode: “Trick Candles”
2010Funny or Die PresentsShades (voice)Episode: #1.10
‘Til DeathMiles Tunnicliff3 episodes
2011Lewis on Film: The Oscar EditionPerformerShort
Pound PuppiesBuddy (voice)Episode: “Rebel Without a Collar”
2013Mel Brooks: Make Some NoiseHimselfDocumentary Special, PBS
2015Blunt TalkDr. Weiss6 episodes
2016Code BlackStewart GoughEpisode: “Hero Complex”
2018BoJack HorsemanZiggy Abler (voice)Episode: “Head in the Clouds”


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