Jery ​​Hewitt was a stunt coordinator and veteran actor from the United States. He was best known for his work on Coen Brothers films, such as The Big Lebowski and No Country for Old Men. Additionally, he has appeared in Wolf Entertainment programs such as Law & Order.

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Jery’s film and television career spanned four decades and included thousands of credits. He was one of the best-known stunt coordinators in the industry and a true legend in the film world, having worked with Oscar winners such as Joel and Ethan Coen, Jodie Foster and Mike Nichols.

Dick Wolf trusted him to oversee all 20 seasons of Law and Order and all 22 seasons of Law and Order SVU so far, since he was once known as “The Thinking Man’s Stunt Coordinator”.

He had a knack for making objects fall into place in a fluid and mystical way. His laser-like attention to detail ensured the well-being of everyone he worked with and helped maintain the precision of the moment.

Biography of Jery Hewitt

Jery ​​Hewitt was born on March 6, 1949 in Brooklyn, United States. He lived in Queens before moving to Warwick in 1980. Jery was the stepson of Vally Richter-Addo Hewitt and the late Harry Jefferson Hewitt and Marjorie Potts Hewitt.

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Jery ​​on set with some actors

Jery ​​earned a degree in food science from the State University of New York at Farmingdale, which launched her commitment to becoming environmentally conscious in the use of natural energy long before she is well known and used. It also greatly motivated him to create his home in the hamlet of Edenville, Warwick, New York, with the help of relatives and close friends.

Jery ​​Hewitt Career

Jery ​​Hewitt has had an incredible career in the film and film industry where he has contributed significantly to the growth of the industry. As a stunt coordinator and legendary stuntman, he has worked extensively on various film projects which have turned out to be big hits.

Jery ​​Hewitt on set

In the cult classic The Warriors, he landed his first feature film appearance as the leader of the “Baseball Furies” gang in 1979.

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The Warriors (1979), School of Rock, The Sopranos, Reign Over Me, The Birdcage, The Manchurian Candidate, Tower Heist and Angels in America are among Hewitt’s other arrangement credits. Independence Day (1996), Ghostbusters II, Scent of a Woman and Coyote Ugly were among the films in which he performed stunts.

The NBC medical drama New Amsterdam was Hewitt’s most recent project. He was the stunt coordinator for the drama New Amsterdam.

Jery ​​Hewitt and New Amsterdam

Jery ​​Hewitt worked on the drama series New Amsterdam before he died. The medical drama series which began airing in 2018 paid tribute to the stuntman legend in one of its new episodes which began airing on March 2.

Jery ​​Hewitt wife and children

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Jery ​​Hewitt is married to Jennifer Lamb Hewitt and they had 6 children together although two (Steven and Peter) predeceased him.

Death of Jery Hewitt

Jery ​​sadly passed away on November 22, 2020 after suffering a stroke. He is survived by his wife; children Harry, Kevin, Sam and Molly; his brother Don and Don’s wife, Mary; and several nieces, nephews and extended family.