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G.W. Bailey

Born: 1944

Biography

​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.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Port Arthur, Texas, USA

Resources

Movies

The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story

Det. Gates in The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story

Rustlers' Rhapsody

Peter in Rustlers' Rhapsody

Cake: A Wedding Story

Howard Canter in Cake: A Wedding Story

A Mother's Justice

Joe Comminger in A Mother's Justice

Police Academy

Lt. Harris in Police Academy

Burglar

Ray Kirschman in Burglar

Dead Before Dawn

Masterson in Dead Before Dawn

Seduction in a Small Town

Pat Carter in Seduction in a Small Town

The Gifted One

Dr. Winslow in The Gifted One

Downpayment on Murder

Kyle in Downpayment on Murder

No Child of Mine

Lamar Jenkins in No Child of Mine

Bed of Lies

Zeke Zbranek in Bed of Lies

Highly Functional

Dan in Highly Functional

A Winner Never Quits

Tatum in A Winner Never Quits

Write to Kill

Dean Sutton in Write to Kill

Held Hostage: The Sis and Jerry Levis Story

Brother in Held Hostage: The Sis and Jerry Levis Story

Mannequin

Captain Felix Maxwell in Mannequin

Short Circuit

Skroeder in Short Circuit

Home on the Range

Rusty (voice) in Home on the Range

The Siege at Ruby Ridge

Ralph Coulter in The Siege at Ruby Ridge

An American Story

Tom Cantrell in An American Story

The Thin Blue Lie

K.C. in The Thin Blue Lie

Murder in Texas

Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes in Murder in Texas

Love and Lies

Sgt. Halsey in Love and Lies

Warning Sign

Tom Schmidt in Warning Sign

Runaway

Chief in Runaway

Doublecrossed

Camp in Doublecrossed

Scorcher

General Moore in Scorcher

The Newest Pledge

Mr. Hodgkinson in The Newest Pledge

Hawaiian Dream

Sgt. Pierce in Hawaiian Dream

The Capture of Grizzly Adams

Tom Quigley in The Capture of Grizzly Adams

Fine Things

Grossman in Fine Things

Police Academy: Mission to Moscow

Capt. Harris in Police Academy: Mission to Moscow

Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach

Harris in Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach

The Runaway Barge

Booker in The Runaway Barge

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

Captain Harris in Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

Jesus

Livio in Jesus

Bitter Harvest

Jim Laszlo in Bitter Harvest

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

Harris in Police Academy 6: City Under Siege

My Boy

Chet in My Boy

Solomon

Azarel in Solomon

Memories of M*A*S*H

Self / Luther Rizzo in Memories of M*A*S*H

Summer of My German Soldier

Corporal in Summer of My German Soldier

A Force of One

Erwin in A Force of One

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

Lieutenant (uncredited) in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

Saint Paul

Barnabas in Saint Paul

Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story

Holfeld in Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story

Q & A

Bartender (uncredited) in Q & A

TV Shows