M. Emmet Walsh
M. Emmet Walsh

Gender

Male

Known Credits

28

M. Emmet Walsh

Date of Birth: Mar 22, 1935

Birthplace:  Ogdensburg, New York, USA

 

 

Biography

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 Irish descent. Walsh first appeared in a few fairly forgettable roles both on TV and onscreen before cropping up in several well remembered films, including a courtroom police officer in Whats Up, Doc?

Known For

Filmography

Calvary

Calvary

as The Writer

2014

Racing Stripes

Racing Stripes

as Woodzie

2005

Baggage

Baggage

as Sandy Westphall

2003

The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant

as Earl Stutz (voice)

1999

Wild Wild West

Wild Wild West

as Coleman

1999

Retroactive

Retroactive

as Sam

1997

A Time to Kill

A Time to Kill

as Dr. Willard Tyrell 'W.T.' Bass (the Defense Psychologist)

1996

The Flash

The Flash

as  Henry Allen

1990

Harry and the Hendersons

Harry and the Hendersons

as George Henderson Sr.

1987

Back to School

Back to School

as Coach Turnbull

1986

Fletch

Fletch

as Dr. Joseph Dolan

1985

Blood Simple

Blood Simple

as Loren Visser

1985

Silkwood

Silkwood

as Walt Yarborough

1983

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

as Bryant

1982

Cannery Row

Cannery Row

as Mack

1982

Reds

Reds

as Speaker - Liberal Club

1981

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

as Wally Cantrell

1979

Straight Time

Straight Time

as Earl Frank

1978

Superdome

Superdome

as Whitley

1978

Airport '77

Airport '77

as Dr. Williams

1977

Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon

as 'Father' Logan

1976

End of the Road

End of the Road

as Crab Man / Tutu Man

1970

Haunted Echoes

Haunted Echoes

as Neil

1949

The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits

as  Sanford Vallé

1969