Question: I'm stumped! I have been frantically searching for the last names of Lewis and Oswald on The Drew Carey Show. Please help! Julie
Televisionary: So it's only when you're completely out of options that you come crawling to your ol' pal Televisionary for an answer, huh, Julie? After you've asked all the other know-it-alls and found they don't know it all? (Just kidding if I thought you hadn't done your homework, I'd have abused you for that too, kid.)
The last name of delivery guy extraordinaire Oswald (Diedrich Bader) is Harvey. Pal Lewis (Ryan Stiles) carries the surname Kiniski.
And I don't blame you for the interest. For my money, Drew Carey was an underrated and unrecognized trouper of a show for ABC. It may not have been groundbreaking on its face, but Carey came off as a star who put some effort into keeping things fresh take those live shows and blooper episodes, for example and the series boasted some of the best supporting players of any TV sitcom of the time. Bader and Stiles always managed to milk extra laughs from already chuckle-worthy material, while Kathy Kinney's Mimi (last name Bobeck, in case you were wondering) was one of a kind. And Christa Miller's Kate (last name O'Brien) was simply adorable.
An unusual amount of praise? Yeah, I know. What can I tell you? I'm in a good mood. Might as well enjoy it while it lasts.