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M. Emmet Walsh

1935-03-22 Ogdensburg, New York, USA

Image of M. Emmet Walsh


Michael Emmet Walsh (March 22, 1935 - March 19, 2024) was an American character actor who has appeared in over 200 films and television series, including supporting roles in dozens of major studio features of the 1970s and 1980s. He starred in Blood Simple (1984), the Coen Brothers' first film for which he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. He also appeared in Carl Reiner's comedy The Jerk (1979), Robert Redford's drama Ordinary People (1980), Ridley Scott's science fiction film Blade Runner (1982), Barry Sonnenfeld's steampunk western Wild Wild West (1999) and Brad Bird's animated film The Iron Giant (1999).


Brothers 2024-10-01
Outlaw Posse Catfish 2024-03-01
A Little White Lie Arthur Baldwin 2023-03-03
The Immaculate Room Kate's Father 2022-08-19
The Mimic The Director 2021-02-05
Knives Out Mr. Proofroc 2019-11-27
Faith, Hope & Love Fr. John 2019-03-15
Sorry, Not Sorry Harry's Father 2019-03-08
Raising Buchanan Larry Kiesling 2019-04-12
South of Bix Grandpa 2019-06-20
Toto Toto 2018-08-01
Shifting Gears Hank 2018-03-23
Change in the Air Walter Lemke 2018-10-19
Boiling Pot Dean Marison 2015-09-29
The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power Gorak 2015-01-09
Calvary The Writer 2014-04-11
Arthur Newman Zazek 2012-09-07
The Odd Life of Timothy Green Uncle Bub 2012-08-15
Love Sick Love Ed 2012-11-15
Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency Chief Van Owen 2011-01-04
Chasing 3000 Chuck Ireland 2010-07-16
The Assignment Mr. Beudreaux 2010-06-15
Youth in Revolt Mr. Saunders 2009-09-11
Don McKay Samuel 2009-04-24
Haunted Echoes Neil 2008-11-20
Your Name Here Kroger 2008-06-13
Dangerous Days: Making 'Blade Runner' Self 2007-12-18
Man in the Chair Mickey Hopkins 2007-01-27
Big Stan Lew Popper 2007-11-03
Racing Stripes Woodzie 2005-01-06
Greener Mountains Muggs 2005-06-25
Christmas with the Kranks Walt Scheel 2004-11-24
Baggage Sandy Westphall 2003-03-01
Snow Dogs George 2002-01-18
Christmas in the Clouds Stu O'Malley 2001-01-21
Eyeball Eddie Coach Cook 2001-04-06
Jack of Hearts Comissioner Menlo Boyce 2000-11-02
Poor White Trash Judge Pike 2000-12-01
On the Edge of 'Blade Runner' Self 2000-07-15
Random Hearts Billy (uncredited) 1999-10-08
Wild Wild West Coleman 1999-06-30
Me and Will Dean 1999-07-10
The Iron Giant Earl Stutz (voice) 1999-08-06
Monster! Lloyd Reeves 1999-09-12
Chairman of the Board Freemont 1998-03-13
Twilight Lester Ivar 1998-03-06
Men in White Stanley 1998-08-16
Nightmare in Big Sky Country Marshal Jim Phillips 1998-08-17
Erasable You Ralph Worth 1998-06-13
The Killing Jar 1997-05-27
Retroactive Sam 1997-01-01
My Best Friend's Wedding Joe O'Neal 1997-06-19
Criminal Hearts Martin 1996-02-15
Romeo + Juliet Apothecary 1996-11-01
The Lottery Chief Davis 1996-09-29
Portraits of a Killer Raymond Garrison 1996-05-21
A Time to Kill Willard Tyrell Bass (uncredited) 1996-07-24
Albino Alligator Dino 1996-09-09
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Bill Wilcox 1995-07-19
Dead Badge Sergeant Miller Hoskins 1995-03-28
Panther Dorsett 1995-05-03
Relative Fear Earl Ladelle 1995-10-03
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Morris 1995-06-06
The Glass Shield Det. Jesse Hall 1994-09-16
Cops & Robbersons Captain Ted Corbett (uncredited) 1994-04-15
Camp Nowhere T.R. Polk 1994-08-26
Probable Cause Sadler 1994-11-20
Bitter Harvest Sheriff Bob 1993-11-03
The Music of Chance Calvin Murks 1993-06-23
Wilder Napalm Fire Chief 1993-08-20
Equinox Pete Petosa 1992-09-18
White Sands Bert Gibson 1992-04-24
Wild Card Mose 1992-08-03
Killer Image John Kane 1992-03-01
Four Eyes and Six-Guns 1992-12-07
The Naked Truth Garcia / Gesundheim 1992-09-29
Fourth Story Harry 1991-01-19
The Flash Henry Allen 1990-11-04
Love and Lies Clyde Wilson 1990-03-18
Narrow Margin Sergeant Dominick Benti 1990-09-21
Chattahoochee Morris 1990-04-20
The Mighty Quinn Fred Miller 1989-02-17
Thunderground Wedge 1989-09-01
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat Mort 1989-05-18
Catch Me If You Can Johnny Phatmun 1989-10-14
The Milagro Beanfield War Governor 1988-03-18
Sunset Chief Marvin Dibner 1988-04-29
War Party Colin Ditweiler 1988-09-15
Red Scorpion Dewey Ferguson 1988-12-24
Clean and Sober Richard Dirks 1988-08-10
Abduction Don Nichols 1987-03-08
Broken Vows Detective Mulligan 1987-01-28
No Man's Land Captain Haun 1987-10-23
Harry and the Hendersons George Henderson Sr. 1987-06-05
Raising Arizona Machine Shop Ear-Bender 1987-03-13
Murder Ordained Vern Humphrey 1987-05-03
The Right of the People Sindaco 1986-01-13
Back to School Coach Turnbull 1986-06-13
Wildcats Walt Coes 1986-02-14
The Deliberate Stranger Det. Sam Davies 1986-05-04
The Best of Times Charlie 1986-01-31
Critters Harv 1986-04-11
Resting Place Sarge 1986-04-27
Fletch Dr. Joseph Dolan 1985-05-31
Blood Simple Loren Visser 1985-01-18
Missing in Action Tuck 1984-11-16
The Outlaws Warden MacDonald 1984-07-09
Grandview, U.S.A. Mr. Clark 1984-08-03
Scandalous Simon Reynolds 1984-01-29
The Pope of Greenwich Village Burns 1984-06-22
Courage Colonel Crouse 1984-11-16
Night Partners Joe Kirby 1983-10-11
Silkwood Walt Yarborough 1983-12-14
The Woman Who Willed a Miracle Joe Lemke 1983-02-09
Fast-Walking Sergeant Sanger 1982-05-11
The Escape Artist Fritz 1982-05-28
Cannery Row Mack 1982-02-12
Blade Runner Bryant 1982-06-25
Reds Speaker at Liberal Club 1981-12-25
Back Roads Arthur 1981-03-13
Hellinger's Law Mr. Graebner 1981-03-10
Brubaker C.P. Woodward 1980-06-20
City in Fear Sheldon Lewis 1980-03-30
Skag Moran 1980-01-06
Raise the Titanic Master Chief Vinnie Walker 1980-08-01
Ordinary People Swim Coach 1980-09-19
High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane Harold Patton 1980-11-15
The Jerk Madman 1979-12-14
No Other Love DeFranco 1979-03-24
Dear Detective Capt. Gorcey 1979-03-27
The Gift Legion Commander 1979-12-15
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh Wally Cantrell 1979-11-06
Straight Time Earl Frank 1978-03-18
Superdome Whitley 1978-01-09
A Question of Guilt Inspector McCartney 1978-02-21
Red Alert Sheriff Sweeney 1977-05-18
Airport '77 Dr. Williams 1977-03-11
Slap Shot Dickie Dunn 1977-02-25
Mikey and Nicky Bus Driver 1976-12-21
The Invasion of Johnson County Irvine 1976-07-31
Bound for Glory Husband 1976-12-05
Nickelodeon "Father" Logan 1976-12-21
Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic Mr. Peterson 1975-02-11
At Long Last Love Harold 1975-03-01
Crime Club Jack Doyle 1975-04-03
The Prisoner of Second Avenue Doorman 1975-03-14
The Gambler Las Vegas gambler 1974-10-02
Kid Blue Barber 1973-01-31
Serpico Gallagher 1973-12-18
What's Up, Doc? Arresting Officer 1972-03-09
Get to Know Your Rabbit Mr. Wendel 1972-06-07
They Might Be Giants 1st Sanitation Man 1971-06-09
Escape from the Planet of the Apes Aide 1971-05-20
Cold Turkey Art 1971-02-19
Little Big Man Shotgun Guard 1970-12-14
End of the Road Crab Man / Tutu Man 1970-02-10
The Traveling Executioner Warden Brodski 1970-10-01
Alice's Restaurant Group W Sergeant 1969-08-20
Midnight Cowboy Bus Passenger (uncredited) 1969-05-25
Stiletto Racing Partner (uncredited) 1969-07-30
Roney's Point Lance McKyle
Madness of Method Rudolph Thorndyke