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M. Emmet Walsh

Wonderfully talented, heavyset character actor (from New York, but regularly playing Southerners) M. Emmet Walsh has made a solid career of playing corrupt cops, deadly crooks, and zany comedic roles since the early 1970s. Michael Emmet Walsh was born in Ogdensburg, to Agnes Katharine (Sullivan) and Harry Maurice Walsh, a customs agent. He is of ... See full bio »

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Blade Runner
Blade Runner Bryant
My Best Friend's Wedding
Wild Wild West
Wild Wild West Coleman
Blood Simple.
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 2017 The Mimic (post-production)
 2015 Boiling Pot
Dean Marison
 2014 Calvary
The Writer
 2012 Love Sick Love
 2012 Arthur Newman
 2010 The Assignment
Mr. Beudreaux
 2010 Chasing 3000
Chuck Ireland
 2009 Don McKay
 2008/I Your Name Here
 2008 Sherman's Way
 2007 Man in the Chair
Mickey Hopkins
 2005 Greener Mountains
 2003/I Baggage
Sandy Westphall
 2002 Snow Dogs
 2001 Christmas in the Clouds
Stu O'Malley
 1999 Jack of Hearts
Commissioner Menlo Boyce
 1999 Me and Will
 1999 Random Hearts
Billy (uncredited)
 1999 The Iron Giant
Earl Stutz (voice)
 1998 Nightmare in Big Sky Country
Marshal Phillips
 1998 Erasable You
Ralph Worth
 1998 Chairman of the Board
 1997 The Killing Jar
Sheriff Foley
 1997 Retroactive
 1996 Portraits of a Killer
Raymond Garrison
 1995/I Panther
 1994 Relative Fear
Earl Ladelle
 1994 Camp Nowhere
T.R. Polk
 1994 Cops and Robbersons (uncredited)
 1994 Dead Badge
Sergeant Miller Hoskins
 1993 Bitter Harvest
Sheriff Bob Brody
 1993 The Music of Chance
Calvin Murks
 1992 Equinox
Pete Petosa
 1992 White Sands
Bert Gibson
 1992 Killer Image
John Kane
 1990 Narrow Margin
Sgt. Dominick Benti (as M. Emmett Walsh)
 1989 Catch Me If You Can
Johnny Phatmun
 1989 Chattahoochee
 1989 Thunderground
 1989 The Mighty Quinn
Fred Miller
 1988 Red Scorpion
Dewey Ferguson
 1988 War Party
Colin Ditweiler
 1988 Clean and Sober
Richard Dirks
 1988 Sunset
Chief Marvin Dibner
 1988 The Milagro Beanfield War
 1987 No Man's Land
Captain Haun
 1986 Critters
 1986 Wildcats
Walt Coes
 1986 The Best of Times
 1984 Courage
Colonel Crouse
 1984 Missing in Action
Jack Tucker
 1984 Grandview, U.S.A.
Mr. Clark
 1984 Scandalous
Simon Reynolds
 1983 Silkwood
Walt Yarborough
 1982 The Escape Artist
 1982 Fast-Walking
Sergeant Sanger
 1982 Cannery Row
 1981 Reds
Speaker - Liberal Club
 1981 Back Roads
 1980 Ordinary People
Swim Coach
 1980 Raise the Titanic
Master Chief Vinnie Walker
 1979 The Jerk
 1979 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
Wally Cantrell
 1977 Slap Shot
Dickie Dunn
 1976 Mikey and Nicky
Bus Driver
 1976 Nickelodeon
'Father' Logan
 1976 Bound for Glory
Husband - Couple in Trailer Automobile
 1975 At Long Last Love
 1974 The Gambler
Las Vegas Gambler
 1973 Serpico
 1973 Kid Blue
 1972 Get to Know Your Rabbit
Mr. Wendel
 1972 What's Up, Doc?
Arresting Officer
 1971 They Might Be Giants
1st Sanitation Man
 1971 Cold Turkey
 1970 Little Big Man
Shotgun Guard
 1970 The Traveling Executioner
Warden Brodski
 1970 End of the Road
Crab Man / Tutu Man
 1969 Alice's Restaurant
Group W Sergeant
 1969 Stiletto
Racing Partner (uncredited)
 1969 Midnight Cowboy
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
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"Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?," written by Don Petersen; directed by Michael Schultz; produced by Philip Rose and Huntington Hartford, and in association with Jay Weston; with Michael Brandon (portraying Prince); Bob Christian (portraying Deek); Laura Figueroa (portraying Marietta); Hal Holbrook (portraying Mr. Winters); Lauren... See more »

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Alternate Names:

E. Emmet Walsh | Emmet Walsh | M. Emmett Walsh | T. Emmet Walsh


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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I approach each job thinking I may die of a heart attack, so it had better be the best work possible. See more »


Attended Tilton School in Tilton, N.H. See more »


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