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G. W. Bailey

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. George William "G. W." Bailey  (born August 27, 1944) is an American stage, television and film actor. Although he appeared in many dramatic roles, he may be best remembered for his "crusty" comedic characters such as Staff Sergeant Luther Rizzo in MAS*H (TV-Series 1979 - 1983); Lieutenant—and later, Captain—Thaddeus Harris in Police Academy (1984–1994), and Captain Felix Maxwell in Mannequin (1987). He currently stars on the TNT series The Closer (he has known Closer creator James Duff since 1972, when he was his high-school instructor in Lubbock, Texas and has also known co-star Tony Denison for several years). Description above from the Wikipedia article G. W. Bailey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Aug 27, 1944
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie The Newest Pledge 2012-08-28
Known For
Poster of The Closer
Poster of Home on the Range
Poster of Nip/Tuck
Poster of Charlie's Angels
Movie The Newest Pledge Mr. Hodgkinson 2012-08-28
Series Major Crimes Lt. Louie Provenza 2012-08-13
Movie Cake: A Wedding Story Howard Canter 2007-10-05
Series The Closer Louie Provenza 2005-06-13
Movie The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story Det. Gates 2004-01-01
Movie Home on the Range Rusty (voice) 2004-04-02
Movie Scorcher General Moore 2003-01-01
Series Nip/Tuck Unknown 2003-07-22
Movie The Thin Blue Lie K.C. 2000-08-13
Movie St. Paul Barnabas 2000-12-03
Movie Seduction in a Small Town Pat Carter 1997-02-09
Movie The Siege at Ruby Ridge Ralph Coulter 1996-05-19
Movie Police Academy: Mission to Moscow Thaddeus Harris 1994-06-09
Movie Dead Before Dawn Masterson 1993-01-09
Movie An American Story Tom Cantrell 1992-11-29
Movie Write to Kill Dean Sutton 1991-11-20
Series Under Cover Director Waugh 1991-01-07
Movie A Mother's Justice Joe Comminger 1991-11-25
Movie Fine Things Grossman 1990-10-15
Movie Police Academy 6: City Under Siege Captain Thaddeus Harris 1989-03-09
Movie The Gifted One Dr. Winslow 1989-06-25
Movie Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach Captain Thaddeus Harris 1988-03-17
Series War and Remembrance Unknown 1988-11-13
Movie Mannequin Captain Felix Maxwell 1987-02-13
Series Roomies Unknown 1987-03-19
Movie Burglar Ray Kirschman 1987-03-20
Movie Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Captain Thaddeus Harris 1987-04-02
Movie A Winner Never Quits Tatum 1986-04-13
Movie Short Circuit Skroeder 1986-05-09
Movie Rustlers' Rhapsody Peter 1985-05-10
Movie Warning Sign Tom Schmidt 1985-08-23
Movie Police Academy Lt. Thaddeus Harris 1984-03-22
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Runaway Chief 1984-12-14
Series Goodnight, Beantown Albert Addelson 1983-04-03
Series Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01
Movie Murder in Texas Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes 1981-05-03
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Series Flo Unknown 1980-03-24
Movie Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story Holfield 1980-11-05
Series Benson Unknown 1979-09-13
Series Lucan Unknown 1977-05-22
Series How the West Was Won Unknown 1976-01-19
Series Laverne & Shirley Unknown 1976-01-27
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Movie The Runaway Barge Booker 1975-03-24
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Series Happy Days Unknown 1974-01-15
Series Harry O Unknown 1974-09-12
Series M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24