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      M. Emmet Walsh

      M. Emmet Walsh

      Highest Rated: 100% The Music of Chance (1993)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Mar 22, 1935

      Birthplace: Ogdensburg, New York, USA

      Arguably one of the best character actors of the 20th century, M. Emmet Walsh delivered consistently nuanced and believable turns in a wide and storied body of work on film, ranging from "Straight Time" (1978) and "The Jerk" (1979) to "Ordinary People" (1980), "Blood Simple" (1985), "Clean and Sober" (1988) and "A Time to Kill" (1996). Effortlessly versatile in all manner of roles, Walsh could be convincingly funny in broad comic turns, as well as chilling in cold-blooded roles like his star-making turn as a vicious private eye in "Blood Simple." Over the course of four decades in the business, Walsh escalated from familiar face to scene-stealer and, on more than one occasion, a film's saving grace. Audiences simply accepted that Walsh was telling the truth whenever he appeared on screen, which elevated him to the pantheon of much-loved character performer, a status that he proved over and over in over 150 films.

      Highest rated movies

      The Music of Chance poster
      The Music of Chance
      Blade Runner: The Final Cut poster
      Blade Runner: The Final Cut
      Blood Simple poster
      Blood Simple
      Serpico poster
      Serpico
      Raising Arizona poster
      Raising Arizona
      Calvary poster
      Calvary
      Blade Runner poster
      Blade Runner
      Ordinary People poster
      Ordinary People

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      30% 83% The Immaculate Room Unknown (Character) - 2022
      62% 65% The Mimic Director (Character) - 2020
      71% 79% Raising Buchanan Larry Kiesling (Character) - 2019
      80% 82% Faith, Hope & Love Fr. John (Character) $210.0K 2019
      11% 48% Change in the Air Walter Lemke (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 97% Shifting Gears Hank (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 86% Boiling Pot Dean Marison (Character) - 2014
      89% 80% Calvary Old Man (Character) $3.6M 2014
      No Score Yet 42% Love Sick Love Ed (Character) - 2012
      36% 67% The Odd Life of Timothy Green Uncle Bub (Character) $51.9M 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cursed Be the Day Director - 2011
      No Score Yet 61% Chasing 3000 Chuck Ireland (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Assignment Mr. Beudreaux (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 60% Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency Chief Van Owen (Character) - 2009
      38% 23% Don McKay Samuel (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 4% Haunted Echoes Neil (Character) - 2008
      33% 22% Sherman's Way Hoyt (Character) $9.6K 2008
      No Score Yet 27% Your Name Here Kroger (Character) - 2008
      50% 68% Man in the Chair Mickey Hopkins (Character) - 2007
      11% 44% Big Stan Lew Popper (Character) - 2007
      35% 42% Racing Stripes Woodzie (Character) $49.2M 2005
      No Score Yet 70% Greener Mountains Muggs (Character) - 2004
      5% 38% Christmas With the Kranks Walt Scheel (Character) $73.7M 2004
      25% 40% Snow Dogs George (Character) $81.2M 2002
      68% 64% Christmas in the Clouds Stu O'Malley (Character) $78.3K 2001
      60% 31% Poor White Trash Judge Pike (Character) $3.5K 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eyeball Eddie Coach Cook (Character) - 2000
      96% 90% The Iron Giant Earl Stutz (Voice) - 1999
      16% 28% Wild Wild West Coleman, Train Engineer (Character) $113.8M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack of Hearts Commissioner Menlo Boyce (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Monster! Lloyd (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Baggage Unknown (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 53% Me & Will Dean (Character) - 1998
      13% 20% Chairman of the Board Freemont (Character) $306.7K 1998
      59% 31% Twilight Lester Ivar (Character) $15.0M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Erasable You Ralph Worth (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmare in Big Sky Country Marshal Phillips (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 62% The Killing Jar Sheriff Foley (Character) - 1997
      57% 47% Retroactive Sam (Character) - 1997
      73% 73% My Best Friend's Wedding Joe O'Neal (Character) $126.8M 1997
      No Score Yet 50% Portraits of Innocence Raymond Garrison (Character) - 1996
      50% 42% Albino Alligator Dino (Character) $326.3K 1996
      68% 85% A Time to Kill Dr. Willard Tyrell Bass (Character) $108.7M 1996
      73% 77% William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet Apothecary (Character) $46.4M 1996
      No Score Yet 45% The Lottery Chief Davis (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 41% From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Morris (Character) - 1995
      50% 42% Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Wilcox (Character) $28.0M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Criminal Hearts Martin (Character) - 1995
      25% 75% Panther Dorsett (Character) $6.3M 1995
      68% 39% The Glass Shield Hal (Character) $2.5M 1994
      No Score Yet 70% Relative Fear Earl Ladelle (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Badge Sergeant Miller Hoskins (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 26% Bitter Harvest Sheriff Bob (Character) - 1993
      33% 41% Equinox Pete Petosa (Character) - 1993
      25% 54% Wilder Napalm Fire Chief (Character) $56.2K 1993
      100% 87% The Music of Chance Calvin Murks (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 17% Killer Image John Kane (Character) - 1992
      44% 41% White Sands Bert Gibson (Character) $8.2M 1992
      No Score Yet 11% Four Eyes and Six-Guns Unknown (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fourth Story Harry (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Identity Harry (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Lies Clyde Wilson (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 85% The Flash Henry Allen (Character) - 1990
      60% 51% Narrow Margin Sergeant Dominick Benti (Character) $10.1M 1990
      No Score Yet 78% Catch Me if You Can Johnny Phatmun (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 53% Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat Mort (Character) - 1989
      17% 36% Red Scorpion Dewey Ferguson (Character) $3.5M 1989
      13% 52% Chattahoochee Morris (Character) $17.5K 1989
      88% 48% The Mighty Quinn Fred Miller (Character) $4.0M 1989
      0% 77% War Party Colin Ditweiler (Character) $299.3K 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Brotherhood of the Rose Hardy (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunderground Wedge (Character) - 1989
      61% 75% The Milagro Beanfield War Governor (Character) $12.7M 1988
      53% 62% Clean and Sober Richard Dirks (Character) $8.6M 1988
      21% 30% Sunset Chief Marvin Dibner (Character) $3.4M 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Broken Vows Detective Mulligan (Character) - 1987
      50% 62% No Man's Land Capt. Haun (Character) $1.1M 1987
      90% 85% Raising Arizona Machine Shop Ear-Bender (Character) $21.1M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Abduction of Kari Swenson Don Nichols (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Ordained Vern Humphrey (Character) - 1987
      50% 45% Critters Harv (Character) $11.3M 1986
      31% 43% The Best of Times Charlie (Character) $5.8M 1986
      86% 68% Back to School Coach Turnbull (Character) $89.2M 1986
      26% 49% Wildcats Walt Coes (Character) $23.6M 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hero in the Family General Presser (Character) - 1986
      77% 81% Fletch Dr. Joseph Dolan (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 58% Raw Courage Col. Crouse (Character) - 1984
      77% 74% The Pope of Greenwich Village Burns (Character) - 1984
      20% 42% Missing in Action Tuck (Character) - 1984
      93% 88% Blood Simple Private Detective (Character) $1.7M 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scandalous Simon Reynolds (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Partners Joe Kirby (Character) - 1983
      76% 78% Silkwood Walt Yarborough (Character) - 1983
      80% 64% The Escape Artist Fritz (Character) - 1982
      94% 91% Blade Runner: The Final Cut Captain Bryant (Character) - 1982
      89% 91% Blade Runner Captain Bryant (Character) $3.9M 1982
      75% 71% Cannery Row Mack (Character) - 1982
      40% 36% Back Roads Arthur (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 40% High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane Harold Patton (Character) - 1980
      38% 29% Raise the Titanic Master Chief Vinnie Walker (Character) - 1980
      89% 88% Ordinary People Coach Salan (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet City in Fear Sheldon Lewis (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Other Love DeFranco (Character) - 1979
      83% 84% The Jerk Madman (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Detective Unknown (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Superdome Whitley (Character) - 1978
      82% 82% Straight Time Earl Frank (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Question of Guilt Inspector McCartney (Character) - 1978
      33% 32% Airport '77 Dr. Williams (Character) - 1977
      83% 88% Slap Shot Dickie Dunn (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 14% Red Alert Sheriff Sweeney (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invasion of Johnson County Irvine (Character) - 1976
      88% 79% Mikey and Nicky Bus Driver (Character) - 1976
      8% 49% Nickelodeon 'Father' Logan (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sarah T.: Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic Mr. Peterson (Character) - 1975
      20% 40% At Long Last Love Harold (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime Club Lieutenant Jack Doyle (Character) - 1975
      80% 77% The Gambler Las Vegas gambler (Character) - 1974
      91% 88% Serpico Chief Gallagher (Character) - 1973
      89% 88% What's Up, Doc? Arresting Officer (Character) - 1972
      77% 53% Escape From the Planet of the Apes General Winthrop's Aide (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Traveling Executioner Warden Brodski (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 31% End of the Road Crab Man/Tutu Man (Character) - 1970

      TV

      Credit
      100% 92% Adventure Time Cosmic Owl (Guest Voice) 2012-2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 61% Army Wives Bernie Wallacheck (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 80% 'Til Death Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Lawrence Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      95% 94% Frasier Rich Koechner (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Visions Unknown (Character) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot Unknown (Voice) 1999 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ed Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      50% No Score Yet Gideon's Crossing Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      83% 83% NYPD Blue Joe Kroft (Guest Star) 2000
      74% 86% The X-Files Arthur Dales (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1996
      No Score Yet 72% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1989
      No Score Yet 76% Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1986
      No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Callahan (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1976 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Funny Face Alex Lembeck (Character) 1972
      No Score Yet 100% The Bob Newhart Show Jack Hoover (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1971