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G. W. Bailey

​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.

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Aug 27, 1944 In Port Arthur, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie My Boy 2015-04-15
Known For
Poster of Major Crimes
Poster of St. Paul
Poster of Roomies
Poster of Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story
Movie My Boy Chet 2015-04-15
Series Major Crimes Lt. Louie Provenza 2012-08-13
Movie The Newest Pledge Mr. Hodgkinson 2012-08-28
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
Series Nip/Tuck Unknown 2003-07-22
Movie Scorcher General Moore 2002-01-01
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 No Child of Mine Lamar Jenkins 1993-10-31
Movie An American Story Tom Cantrell 1992-11-29
Series Under Cover Director Waugh 1991-01-07
Movie Write to Kill Dean Sutton 1991-11-20
Movie A Mother's Justice Joe Comminger 1991-11-25
Movie Fine Things Grossman 1990-10-15
Movie The Gifted One Dr. Winslow 1989-06-25
Movie Police Academy 6: City Under Siege Captain Thaddeus Harris 1989-03-09
Movie Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach Captain Thaddeus Harris 1988-03-17
Series War and Remembrance Unknown 1988-11-13
Series Roomies Unknown 1987-03-19
Movie Mannequin Captain Felix Maxwell 1987-02-13
Movie Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Captain Thaddeus Harris 1987-04-02
Movie Hawaiian Dream Inspector Pierce 1987-08-29
Movie Burglar Ray Kirschman 1987-03-20
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
Movie Runaway Chief 1984-12-14
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie MASH: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen Sergeant Rizzo 1983-02-28
Movie The Capture of Grizzly Adams Tom Quigley 1982-02-21
Series Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01
Movie Murder in Texas Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes 1981-05-03
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Movie Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story Holfield 1980-11-05
Series Flo Unknown 1980-03-24
Movie A Force of One Erwin 1979-06-01
Series Laverne & Shirley Unknown 1976-01-27
Series How the West Was Won Unknown 1976-01-19
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Movie The Runaway Barge Booker 1975-03-24
Series Starsky & Hutch 1975-09-10
Series Happy Days Unknown 1974-01-15
Series M*A*S*H Sgt. Rizzo 1972-09-17
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
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