J. T. Walsh

28 Sep 1943 - 27 Feb 1998


James Thomas Patrick "J. T." Walsh (September 28, 1943 – February 27, 1998) was an American character actor. He appeared in many well-known films, including Nixon, Hoffa, A Few Good Men, Backdraft, Miracle on 34th Street and Breakdown.
Walsh was known for his roles as "quietly sinister white-collar sleazeballs" (quote from Leonard Maltin) in numerous feature films, and was described as "everybody's favorite scumbag" by Playboy magazine.


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Filmography (23 titles)

(movie, 1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Big Bob)
(movie, 1998)
···The Negotiator
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Insp. Terence Niebaum)
(movie, 1997)
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Warren " Red " Barr)
(movie, 1996)
···Sling Blade
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Charles Bushman)
(movie, 1996)
···Executive Decision
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Senator Mavros)
(movie, 1995)
Genre: History, Drama
Role: Actor (as John Ehrlichman)
(movie, 1995)
···The Babysitter
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Harry Tucker)
(movie, 1994)
···Miracle on 34th Street
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Ed Collins)
(movie, 1994)
···The Client
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Jason McThune)
(movie, 1994)
···The Last Seduction
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Frank Griffith)
(movie, 1994)
···Blue Chips
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Happy)
(movie, 1993)
···Needful Things
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Danforth 'Buster' Keeton III)
(movie, 1993)
···Red Rock West
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Wayne Brown)
(movie, 1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chester Van Damme)
(movie, 1992)
Genre: Crime, History
Role: Actor (as Frank Fitzsimmons)
(movie, 1992)
···A Few Good Men
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lt. Col. Matthew A. Markinson)
(movie, 1991)
Genre: Adventure
Role: Actor (as Alderman Marty Swayzak)
(movie, 1990)
···The Russia House
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Colonel Quinn)
(movie, 1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as State Trooper Sherman Douglas)
(movie, 1990)
···The Grifters
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Cole)
(movie, 1988)
···Tequila Sunrise
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Agent Hal McGuire)
(movie, 1987)
···Good Morning, Vietnam
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Sgt. Major Dickerson)
(movie, 1987)
···House of Games
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as The Businessman)