José Lewgoy was an American-Brazilian television, film, and theatre actor.
He was born in Veranópolis, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, to a Russian father and an American mother, who met in New York. He died in Rio de Janeiro. He was considered one of the best actors in Brazil, and was usually typecast as a villain. He is recognizable to many art-house cinema fans as the man who played Don Aquilino in Werner Herzog's 1982 film Fitzcarraldo.