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J.T. Walsh (1943–1998)


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), A Few Good Men (1992) and Pleasantville (1998). 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 »

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 1999 Hidden Agenda
Jonathan Zanuck
 1998 The Negotiator
Terence Niebaum
 1996 Persons Unknown
Cake
 1996 The Little Death
Ted Hannon
 1995 Sacred Cargo
Father Stanislav
 1995 The Low Life
Mike Sr
 1995 Outbreak
Chief of Staff (uncredited)
 1994 Silent Fall
Sheriff Mitch Rivers
 1994 Blue Chips
Happy
 1993 One Little Indian
Marshall Robinson
 1993 Morning Glory
Sheriff Reese Goodloe
 1993 Sniper
Chester Van Damme
 1992 Contact (Short)
Radio Lieutenant
 1992 The Prom
Grover Dean
 1991 Defenseless
Steven Seldes
 1991 True Identity
Houston
 1991 Backdraft
Alderman Marty Swayzak
 1990 The Russia House
Quinn
 1990 Narrow Margin
Michael Tarlow
 1990 The Grifters
Cole
 1990 Crazy People
Drucker
 1990 Why Me?
Francis Mahoney
 1989 Dad
Dr. Santana
 1989 The Big Picture
Allen Habel
 1988 Tequila Sunrise
Maguire
 1988 Things Change
Hotel Manager
 1987 House of Games
The Businessman
 1987 Tin Men
Wing
 1986 Power
Jerome Cade, Ohio Senatorial Candidate
 1985 The Beniker Gang
Principal Stoddard
 1985 Hard Choices
Deputy Anderson
 1983 Eddie Macon's Run
Man in Bar
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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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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 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 »

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Had appeared in four movies along with Kurt Russell: Tequila Sunrise (1988), Backdraft (1991), Executive Decision (1996) and Breakdown (1997). See more »

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Star Sign:

Libra

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