G. W. Bailey

G. W. Bailey

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    • August 27th, 1944
​George William Bailey was born on August 27, 1944, in Port Arthur, Texas. Bailey started college at Lamar University in Beaumont and eventually transferred to Texas Tech University in Lubbock; but he did not complete his studies. He worked at local theater companies during the mid 1960s until his move to California in the 1970s. Here he began work on television series such as Starsky and Hutch (1975), Charlie's Angels (1976) and CHiPs (1977). He eventually got a movie debut role in the Chuck Norris movie A Force of One (1979) before landing the role of Luther Rizzo in MASH (1972-1983). In 1993, he returned to Texas to study again at Southwest Texas State University. In 1994, he graduated with a Bachelor's degree of Fine Arts Theatre; and, for the 1999-2000 school year, he was the Artist in Residence.

Starring G. W. Bailey on Plex


Acting (25 Credits)

2015My Boy as ChetWatch Free
2012Major Crimes as Lt. Louie Provenza
2005The Closer as Louie Provenza
2004The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story as Det. Gates
2004Home on the Range as Rusty (voice)
2002Scorcher as General Moore
2000St. Paul as Barnabas
1999Jesus as Livio
1997Solomon as Azarel
1996The Siege at Ruby Ridge as Ralph Coulter
1994Police Academy: Mission to Moscow as Thaddeus Harris
1993Dead Before Dawn as MastersonWatch Free
1989Police Academy 6: City Under Siege as Captain Thaddeus Harris
1988Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach as Captain Thaddeus Harris
1987Burglar as Ray Kirschman
1987Mannequin as Captain Felix Maxwell
1987Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol as Captain Thaddeus Harris
1986Short Circuit as Skroeder
1985Rustlers' Rhapsody as Peter
1985Warning Sign as Tom Schmidt
1985Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
1984Police Academy as Lt. Thaddeus Harris
1984Runaway as Chief
1983Goodbye, Farewell and Amen as Sgt. Luther Rizzo
1979A Force of One as Erwin


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