J.T. Walsh (1943–1998)


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J.T. Walsh was born on September 28, 1943 in San Francisco, California, USA as James Thomas Patrick Walsh. He was an actor, known for Sling Blade (1996), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) and Breakdown (1997). He was married to Susan West. He died on February 27, 1998 in La Mesa, California. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Sling Blade Charles Bushman
(1996)
Good Morning, Vietnam Sgt. Major Dickerson
(1987)
Breakdown Red Barr
(1997)
A Few Good Men Lt. Col. Matthew Andrew Markinson
(1992)

Filmography

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 1999 Hidden Agenda
Jonathan Zanuck
 1998 Pleasantville
Big Bob
 1998 The Negotiator
Terence Niebaum
 1997 Hope (TV Movie)
Ray Percy
 1997 C-16: FBI (TV Series)
Jules Rozack
- Radio FBI (1997) ... Jules Rozack
 1996-1997 Dark Skies (TV Series)
Capt. Frank Bach
- Bloodlines (1997) ... Capt. Frank Bach
- Strangers in the Night (1997) ... Capt. Frank Bach
- To Prey in Darkness (1997) ... Capt. Frank Bach
- Both Sides Now (1997) ... Capt. Frank Bach
- Burn, Baby, Burn (1997) ... Capt. Frank Bach
 1997/I Breakdown
Red Barr
 1996 Persons Unknown
Cake
 1996 Crime of the Century (TV Movie)
Col. Norman Schwarzkopf
 1996 Gang in Blue (TV Movie)
Lt. William Eyler
 1996 Sling Blade
Charles Bushman
 1996 The Little Death
Ted Hannon
 1996 Executive Decision
Senator Mavros
 1995 Sacred Cargo
Father Stanislav
 1995 Nixon
John Ehrlichman
 1995 Charlie's Ghost Story
Darryl
 1995 Black Day Blue Night
Lt. John Quinn
 1995 The X-Files (TV Series)
Warden Leo Brodeur
- The List (1995) ... Warden Leo Brodeur
 1995 The Babysitter
Harry Tucker
 1995 The Low Life
Mike Sr
 1995 Outbreak
Chief of Staff (uncredited)
 1994 Miracle on 34th Street
Ed Collins
 1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Col. Charles Fane
- Operation Blackout (1994) ... Col. Charles Fane
 1994 Star Struck (TV Movie)
Greer
 1994 Silent Fall
Sheriff Mitch Rivers
 1994 The Client
McThune
 1994 Blue Chips
Happy
 1994 The Last Seduction
Frank Griffith
 1994 Birdland (TV Series)
Potter
- Grand Delusion (1994) ... Potter
 1994 Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (Short)
Charles Bushman
 1993 One Little Indian (Short)
Marshall Robinson
 1993 Partners (TV Short)
 1993 Morning Glory
Sheriff Reese Goodloe
 1993 Needful Things
Danforth Keeton III
 1993 The American Clock (TV Movie)
Judge Bradley
 1993 Red Rock West
Wayne
 1993 Loaded Weapon 1
Desk Clerk
 1993 Sniper
Chester Van Damme
 1992 Contact (Short)
Radio Lieutenant
 1992 The Prom
Grover Dean
 1992 Hoffa
Fitzsimmons
 1992 A Few Good Men
Lt. Col. Matthew Andrew Markinson
 1992 In the Shadow of a Killer (TV Movie)
Insp. Leo Kemeny
 1991 Defenseless
Steven Seldes
 1991 True Identity
Houston
 1991 Backdraft
Marty Swayzak
 1991 Iron Maze
Jack Ruhle
 1990 The Russia House
Quinn
 1990 Misery
State Trooper Sherman Douglas (uncredited)
 1990 Narrow Margin
Michael Tarlow
 1990 The Grifters
Cole
 1990 Crazy People
Drucker
 1990 Why Me?
Francis Mahoney
 1989 Dad
Dr. Santana
 1989 Wired
Bob Woodward
 1989 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Pete Bostik
- Consumed Innocent (1989) ... Pete Bostik
 1989 The Big Picture
Allen Habel
 1988 Tequila Sunrise
Maguire
 1988 Things Change
Hotel Manager
 1988 Windmills of the Gods (TV Mini-Series)
Colonel Bill McKinney
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Colonel Bill McKinney
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Colonel Bill McKinney
 1987 Good Morning, Vietnam
Sgt. Major Dickerson
 1985-1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Andrew Banks / Sam Griffith
- Shadow Play (1987) ... Andrew Banks
- The Lock Box (1985) ... Sam Griffith
 1987 House of Games
The Businessman
 1987 The Ellen Burstyn Show (TV Series)
Dan Hodges
- Writer, Wronger (1987) ... Dan Hodges
 1987 Tin Men
Wing
 1987 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Andrew Lawford
- Murder and Acquisitions (1987) ... Andrew Lawford
 1986 Power
Jerome Cade
 1986 Hannah and Her Sisters
Ed Smythe
 1985 Hard Choices
Deputy Anderson
 1985 Right to Kill? (TV Movie)
Maj. Eckworth
 1985 All My Children (TV Series)
Jay Garland
- Episode #1.3895 (1985) ... Jay Garland
 1984 Nikola Tesla: Mad Scientist of the Gilded Age (Video short)
Narrator
 1984 The Beniker Gang
Principal Stoddard
 1983 Blood Feud (TV Movie)
Photographer
 1983 Eddie Macon's Run
Man in Bar
 1982 Little Gloria... Happy at Last (TV Mini-Series)
- Part I (1982)
 1979 Reflecto-vision (Short)
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Other Works:

King Richard III (1979). Historical drama (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. Incidental music by Charles Gross. Directed by David Wheeler. Cort Theatre: 10 Jun 1979- 15 Jul 1979 (33 performances + 25 previews that began on 10 May 1979). Cast: Al Pacino (as "Richard, Duke of Gloucester, afterwards Richard III, brother to... See more »

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Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

I never resented being called a character actor in New York, but with the caste system they have in Hollywood, you feel the little sting of it. There is a distinction made between the person who is getting $20 million and everyone else. You're the one directors know they don't have to worry about, so they can turn their attention to more pressing problems, like finding the star a bigger trailer. See more »

Trivia:

In his last year, Walsh starred in the 1998 films Hidden Agenda, Pleasantville, and The Negotiator. All three movies, plus Outside Ozona (Walsh died shortly before production commenced) were dedicated to his memory. See more »

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Star Sign:

Libra

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