M. Emmet Walsh

Highest Rated:
100% The Music of Chance (1993)
Lowest Rated:
5% Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Birthday:
Mar 22
Birthplace:
Not Available
Bio:
Rarely garnering a lead role, M. Emmet Walsh has become one of the busiest character actors in Hollywood, using his ruddy, seedy appearance to embody countless low-life strangers with unsavory agendas. In his rare sympathetic roles, he's also capable of generating genuine pathos for the put upon…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
89% Calvary
  • Gerald Ryan
$2.3M 2014
Love Sick Love
  • Ed
-- 2013
20% Arthur Newman
  • Zazek
$0.2M 2013
The Traveling Executioner
  • Actor
-- 2012
33% The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • Uncle Bub
$51.9M 2012
66% Youth in Revolt
  • Mr. Saunders
$15.2M 2010
40% Don McKay
  • Samuel
-- 2010
Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency
  • Chief Van Owen
-- 2009
11% Big Stan
  • Lew Popper
-- 2009
33% Sherman's Way
  • Hoyt
-- 2009
Haunted Echoes
  • Actor
-- 2008
Chasing 3000
  • Actor
-- 2008
Your Name Here
  • Actor
-- 2008
47% Man in the Chair
  • Mickey Hopkins
-- 2007
78% They Might Be Giants
  • 1st Sanitation Man
-- 2006
35% Racing Stripes
  • Woodzie
$49.2M 2005
Greener Mountains
  • Actor
-- 2005
69% Christmas in the Clouds
  • Stu O'Malley
-- 2005
5% Christmas with the Kranks
  • Walt Scheel
$73.7M 2004
Me and Will
  • Actor
-- 2003
25% Snow Dogs
  • George
$81.1M 2002
56% Poor White Trash
  • Judge Pike
-- 2000
Eyeball Eddie
  • Actor
-- 2000
17% Wild Wild West
  • Coleman
-- 1999
Baggage
  • Actor
-- 1999
97% The Iron Giant
  • Earl Stutz
-- 1999
Jack of Hearts
  • Actor
-- 1999
Erasable You
  • Ralph Worth
-- 1998
59% Twilight
  • Lester Ivar
-- 1998
Men in White (National Lampoon's Men in White)
  • Actor
-- 1998
13% Chairman of the Board
  • Freemont
-- 1997
71% My Best Friend's Wedding
  • Joe O'Neal
-- 1997
The Killing Jar
  • Actor
-- 1997
57% Retroactive
  • Sam
-- 1997
72% Romeo + Juliet
  • Apothecary
-- 1996
Portraits of a Killer
  • Actor
-- 1996
The Lottery
  • Actor
-- 1996
44% Albino Alligator
  • Dino
-- 1996
67% A Time to Kill
  • Defense Psychologist
-- 1996
Criminal Hearts
  • Actor
-- 1995
27% Panther
  • Dorsett
-- 1995
36% Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home
  • Wilcox
-- 1995
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
  • Actor
-- 1995
64% The Glass Shield (The Johnny Johnson Trial)
  • Hal
-- 1994
Broken Vows
  • Actor
-- 1994
Dead Badge
  • Actor
-- 1994
18% Camp Nowhere
  • T.R. Polk
-- 1994
Relative Fear (The Child)
  • Earl
-- 1994
100% The Music of Chance
  • Calvin Murks
-- 1993
Four Eyes And Six Guns
  • Actor
-- 1993
Bitter Harvest
  • Sheriff Bob
-- 1993
25% Wilder Napalm
  • Fire Chief
-- 1993
43% White Sands
  • Bert Gibson
-- 1992
Killer Image
  • John Kane
-- 1992
33% Equinox
  • Pete Petosa
-- 1992
The Naked Truth
  • Actor
-- 1992
Fourth Story, (Basic Deception)
  • Harry
-- 1991
The Flash
  • Henry Allen
-- 1990
58% Narrow Margin
  • Sgt. Dominick Benti
-- 1990
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat
  • Steve Bailey
-- 1990
Catch Me If You Can
  • Johnny Phatmun
-- 1989
17% Chattahoochee
  • Morris
-- 1989
10% Red Scorpion
  • Dewey Ferguson
-- 1989
Thunderground
  • Actor
-- 1989
88% The Mighty Quinn
  • Miller
-- 1989
War Party (War Game)
  • Colin Detweiler
-- 1989
59% The Milagro Beanfield War
  • The Governor
-- 1988
55% Clean and Sober
  • Richard Dirks
-- 1988
17% Sunset
  • Chief Dibner
-- 1988
44% Harry and the Hendersons
  • George Henderson Sr.
-- 1987
Abduction
  • Don Nichols
-- 1987
50% No Man's Land
  • Capt. Haun
-- 1987
90% Raising Arizona
  • Machine Shop Earbender
-- 1987
Murder Ordained
  • Vern Humphrey
-- 1987
Broken Vows
  • Actor
-- 1986
33% The Best of Times
  • Charlie
-- 1986
Resting Place
  • Sarge
-- 1986
Rich Hall's Vanishing America
  • Actor
-- 1986
The Deliberate Stranger
  • Detective Sam Davies
-- 1986
13% Wildcats
  • Coes
-- 1986
84% Back to School
  • Coach Turnbull
-- 1986
57% Critters
  • Harv
-- 1986
75% Fletch
  • Dr. Dolan
-- 1985
Courage (Raw Courage)
  • Col.Crouse
-- 1984
89% The Pope of Greenwich Village
  • Burns
-- 1984
23% Missing in Action
  • Tuck
-- 1984
Scandalous
  • Simon Reynolds
-- 1984
Grandview, U.S.A.
  • Mr. Clark
-- 1984
94% Blood Simple
  • Visser
-- 1984
Night Partners
  • Actor
-- 1983
70% Silkwood
  • Walt Yarborough
-- 1983
Woman Who Willed a Miracle
  • Joe Lemke
-- 1983
91% Blade Runner
  • Harry Bryant
$1.2M 1982
Escape Artist
  • Fritz
-- 1982
Fast-Walking
  • Sgt. Sanger
-- 1982
80% Cannery Row
  • Mack
-- 1982
Blade Runner (The Final Cut)
  • Harry Bryant
-- 1982
50% Back Roads
  • Arthur
-- 1981
94% Reds
  • Speaker at the Liberal Club
-- 1981
92% Ordinary People
  • Swim Coach
-- 1980
City in Fear
  • Sheldon Lewis
-- 1980
85% Slap Shot
  • Dickie Dunn
-- 1980
75% Brubaker
  • C.P. Woodward
-- 1980
High Noon: Part Two: The Return of Will Kane
  • Harold Patton
-- 1980
50% Raise the Titanic
  • MCPO Vinnie Giordino
-- 1980
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
  • Wally Cantrell
-- 1979
84% The Jerk
  • Madman
-- 1979
100% Straight Time
  • Earl Frank
-- 1978
A Question Of Guilt
  • Actor
-- 1978
Tendre Poulet (Dear Detective) (Dear Inspector)
  • Actor
-- 1978
Red Alert
  • Actor
-- 1977
40% Airport '77
  • Dr. Williams
-- 1977
82% Bound for Glory
  • Actor
-- 1976
14% Nickelodeon
  • Logan
-- 1976
Invasion of Johnson County
  • Actor
-- 1976
83% Mikey and Nicky
  • Bus Driver
-- 1976
The Prisoner of Second Avenue
  • Actor
-- 1975
17% At Long Last Love
  • Harold
-- 1975
86% The Gambler
  • Las Vegas Gambler
-- 1974
Kid Blue
  • Barber
-- 1973
90% Serpico
  • Gallagher
-- 1973
89% What's Up, Doc?
  • Arresting Officer
-- 1972
Get to Know Your Rabbit
  • Mr. Wendel
-- 1972
78% Escape from the Planet of the Apes
  • Aide
-- 1971
Cold Turkey
  • Art
-- 1971
96% Little Big Man
  • Shotgun Guard
-- 1970
End of the Road
  • Actor
-- 1970
89% Midnight Cowboy
  • Actor
-- 1969
Stiletto
  • Actor
-- 1969
67% Alice's Restaurant
  • Group W Sergeant
-- 1969


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
'Til Death
2006-2010
  • Uncle Rudolph
2010

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Quotes from M. Emmet Walsh's Characters

    1. Uncle Bub: Did you know I invented the peanut butter and jelly sandwich?
    2. Timothy: Did you know I'm a great fan of your work?
    From The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Submitted by Frances H (13 months ago)
    1. Harry Bryant: You know the score,pal. If you're not a cop, you're little people!
    From Blade Runner. Submitted by Kenneth R (22 months ago)
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