Season three of New Amsterdam arrived for US viewers yesterday, and paid tribute to legendary stunt man Jery Hewitt. Read on to find out more about the stunt man.
New Amsterdam began airing once more on March 2nd on NBC, and welcomed viewers back to the life of Max Goodwin. The doctor is the medical director at one of the oldest hospitals in America.
However, focus was on a different man this episode. New Amsterdam honoured Jery Hewitt with a tribute card in episode one, leaving fans wanting to know more about him.
Who was Jery Hewitt?
Jery Hewitt was a legendary stunt man and stunt coordinator in the TV and film industry. Having his start on movie The Warriors, he became a full-time stuntman soon after.
Of course, he worked extensively on New Amsterdam, but he also worked closely with both Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which also paid tribute to him in December.
Jery Hewitt worked on all 20 seasons of Law & Order, starting from the first in 1990. While he also worked on all 22 seasons of Law & Order, including the 2021 series.
Film-wise, his career included work on Independence Day, Coyote Ugly, School of Rock and Good Will Hunting.
Now, Jery Hewitt is survived by his wife, stuntwoman Jennifer Lamb, and their four children.
How did he pass away?
Jery Hewitt passed away on November 22nd 2020 after suffering a stroke, according to Deadline.
His family released the following statement about his passing:
“His laser-focused attention to detail ensured the safety of those he was working with and allowed the precision of the moment to be captured on film with clarity and the true beauty of the story he was helping to tell … Jery was honoured to have worked on 14 of the Coen Brothers films and his efforts brought iconic moments to life, from teaching Tex Cobb how to ride a motorcycle in Raising Arizona, to sending his wife and collaborator for the past 25+ years, Jennifer Lamb, hurtling backwards into a snake pit in the remake of True Grit.”
Following his death, Jery Hewitt’s family held a memorial service at the Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home in Warwick. Family asked for donations to be made to the Beautiful People Sports, which provides adaptive sports for children and young adults with disabilities.