Luke Askew Net Worth

Luke Askew was born on March 26, 1932 in  Macon, Georgia, United States, is Actor. Tall and rangy, usually sporting long mangy hair, and frequently projecting a strong and intense on-screen presence, character actor Luke Askew made a potent and lasting impression playing a substantial volume of mean and fearsome villains in both motion pictures and television shows alike in a career that spanned over forty years. Askew was born on March 26, 1932 in Macon, Georgia. He was of mixed Yorksire and Scandinavian descent and first developed an interest in acting towards the end of high school. Luke attended the University of Georgia (where he initially planned on getting a B.A. in Business Administration), Mercer University, and the Walter F. Joy School of Law. Luke served in the U.S. Air Force in strategic air command intelligence during his college years. Following college Askew worked as a radio deejay and television announcer prior to beginning his acting career in Off-Broadway stage productions in New York City (Askew lived in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s and kept himself afloat working as a furniture mover). Luke moved to Los Angeles in 1966 and made his film debut in 1967 in "Harry Sundown." Best known as the stranger on the highway in the hippie counterculture cult classic "Easy Rider," Askew's other memorable roles include the redoubtable Boss Paul in "Cool Hand Luke," peaceful hippie commune leader Jonathan Tremaine in "Angel Unchained;" very scary and hateful as brutal low-life thug Automatic Slim in the grim revenge thriller "Rolling Thunder," sleazy coroner Dexter Ward in "The Beast Within," and no-nonsense Irish gypsy crime lord Boss Jack Costello in "Traveller." Moreover, Luke appeared in a sizable number of Westerns made throughout the 1960s and 1970s: He had a rare lead role in the spaghetti Western "Night of the Serpent" and gave an especially fine performance as tough and stoic veteran cowpoke Luke in the gritty gem "The Culpepper Cattle Co." Among the many TV series Askew popped up in throughout the years are "The High Chaparral," "Mission: Impossible," "Cannon," "The Six Million Dollar Man," "Fantasy Island," "T.J. Hooker," "The Fall Guy," "Airwolf," "Murder, She Wrote," "Walker, Texas Ranger," "Everwood," and "Cold Case." Luke had an excellent recurring part as creepy and dangerous polygamist Hollis Greene on the acclaimed cable TV program "Big Love." Askew died at age 80 at his home in Portland, Oregon on March 29, 2012; he's survived by his wife and his son Christopher, who's a well regarded painter and tattoo artist.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Actor
Birth Day March 26, 1932
Birth Place  Macon, Georgia, United States
Died On March 29, 2012(2012-03-29) (aged 80)\nPortland, Oregon, U.S.
Birth Sign Aries
Cause of death Lung cancer
Occupation Actor
Years active 1967–2010

💰 Net worth: Under Review

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Askew was born in Macon, Georgia to Milton Dillard Askew (1904-1976) and Dorothy Doolittle (1910-1969). Askew attended the University of Georgia, Mercer University, and Walter F. Jay School of Law. Askew served in the United States Air Force during his college years in intelligence.


He made his film debut in Hurry Sundown (1967), but was first noticed as an actor for his role in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke. The following year he worked with John Wayne in The Green Berets (with his hair cut short). The following year he worked with Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda in Easy Rider, a film that set him on the road to becoming a cult figure of modern cinema.


He also took part in Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage (1999), a documentary about the making of Easy Rider DVD, and the 2003 documentary Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood. Askew sang Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Jimmy Reed songs at The Gaslight Cafe. According to Bob Dylan, when Luke sang at The Gaslight Cafe it was like a "guy who sounded like Bobby Blue Bland".


He later moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon. He died in Portland, on March 29, 2012, three days after his 80th birthday, from lung cancer.