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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 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 »

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 1999 Hidden Agenda
Jonathan Zanuck
 1998 The Negotiator
Terence Niebaum
 1997/I Breakdown
Red Barr
 1996 Persons Unknown
 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
 1993 One Little Indian
Marshall Robinson
 1993 Morning Glory
Sheriff Reese Goodloe
 1993 Sniper
Chester Van Damme
 1992 The Prom
Grover Dean
 1991 Defenseless
Steven Seldes
 1991 True Identity
 1991 Backdraft
Alderman Marty Swayzak
 1990 The Russia House
 1990 Narrow Margin
Michael Tarlow
 1990 The Grifters
 1990 Crazy People
 1990 Why Me?
Francis Mahoney
 1989 Dad
Dr. Santana
 1989 The Big Picture
Allen Habel
 1988 Tequila Sunrise
 1988 Things Change
Hotel Manager
 1987 House of Games
The Businessman
 1987 Tin Men
 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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Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

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5' 11½" (1.82 m)

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(1997) I like to read fiction because it transports me away from Hollywood, and I like travel novels. I also drive up the coast to Santa Barbara to escape and get out of town. I stay the most at the San Ysidro Ranch. It's a quiet and simple, protected village and no one bothers you. It's also very pretty. See more »


Before his death, he was hoping to follow the example of Gene Hackman and get away from playing the psychopaths and cowards he had been typecast as, playing more complicated and substantial character parts. See more »


Often played cowardly, sinister villains See more »

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One of the greatest character actors of all time ebrown2112
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