Lew was born on October 2, 1967 in Kotzebue, Alaska, and raised in Texas. He was the 1982 Baseball MVP at Rollins, and graduated from Rollins College in 1985.
In 2002, he was let go from a movie contract, because he dismissed symptoms of leukemia with a forty percent chance of survival. He stayed in a hospital during eight months for chemotherapy treatment.
- The Devils Rejects
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
- Déjà Vu
- In 2009, he was involved in a charity event for breast cancer called Bowling for Boobies.