top of page


Height: 5"9 |   Eye Color: Brown   |   Hair Color: Bald

Lewis, known as "Lew" to his friends, graduated from Howard University on a writing scholarship with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration & Management and has studied at UCLA, taking the Feature Film Development class. As an actor, Powell has been training for years, starting in college with various teachers and techniques in the Los Angeles area. He trained with Ivan Markota/Van Marr Academy, Judith Weston, Actors Comedy Studio, AIDA - Australian Actors Institute, and the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Powell has achieved over 30-plus broadcast television & film acting credits, recently guest-starring on Chicago Med, recurring as Officer Norman on NBC's CSI Las Vegas, and appearing on shows such as Dexter, Bones, MOM, ER, Sony released film Squatters and in Deniz Gamze Erguven’s film Kings with Halle Berry and Daniel Craig. He also has several national and international commercials under his belt from clients such as Nike, Subaru, Quickbooks, Lowes, AT&T, and Modelo beer.


Lewis has produced, directed, and produced several feature films, shorts, and music videos. He has sold two feature films, one of which was acquired by Vanguard Cinema, a mockumentary entitled How 2 Build A Rapper, which featured artists and producers such as Big Boi of Outkast, Jazze Pha, Zukhan Bey, Badboys Chucky Thompson, and more. Music videos he produced starred comedians 'Pierre' and Oscar award-winner Mo'nique. His latest music video, which he directed and produced, "Dollar 2 The Rich" by artist LaRussell, was a short film based around mental health and has garnered 15 Best music video wins and 30 "official selections." From Bronze Lens, Micheaux Film Festival,  Hollywood Shortfest, Dances with Films, etc. He worked as Head of Production and Development for four years with Comedian Affion Crockett at the onset of his FOX debut show 'In The Flow' in 2011. He also served as a producer consultant to co-producer Ellene Miles on Ava DuVernay's documentary film 'This is the Life.' His entertainment career initially began in music as a musician and artist, producing and releasing albums under his independent record company Col'Beast Entertainment and working with various artists such as E-40, Too Short, Scarface, Born Jamericans Edley Shine, B-Legit, and Nonchalant.

He was listed in The Source's Independence Day Celebration of Hip Hop's Nat'l Underground Artists. The single release "How We Do" featuring Nonchalant stayed on the Billboard charts for over 18 weeks, peaking at #2 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. His music has been placed on hit shows from America's Next Top Model, Puffy's Making the Band, to 50 Cents' 'making of," as well as several other film and television shows. He was featured in Source, XXL, Billboard, Vibe, and Impact Magazine for his various accomplishments.


Currently, his award-winning Short Film 'PADLOCK MEN' which he wrote, starred, directed, produced and scored has finished the film festival circuit nationally and internationally with 29 Official Selections, 2 of which were Oscar qualifying. From Bronze Lens, Martha's Vineyard AAFF, Cleveland Int. FF, British Urban Film Festival and more. The project to date has a total of 17 wins and nominations. It's currently available on Amazon Prime and is in development for a series.

2010 - present
2010 - present
bottom of page