M. Emmet Walsh (Actor) Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Education, Career, Net Worth

M. Emmet Walsh Biography

A native of New York, Born Michael Emmet Walsh, M. Emmet Walsh is an American actor and comedian. He has appeared in over 200 films and television series. In addition, he has also featured in dozens of significant studios of the 1970s and 1980s in small but important supporting roles.

M. Emmet Walsh Age|Birthday

Emmet Walsh M. was born on March 22, 1935. Therefore, he is 87 years as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on 22nd March every year.

M. Emmet Walsh Height|Weight

Emmet Walsh M’s height is 5 feet 10 inches (approximately 178 centimeters). However, his weight is currently under review.

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M. Emmet Walsh Family

Emmet Walsh M. was born in Ogdensburg, New York to his parents Agnes Katharine (nee Sulivan, mother) and Harry Maurice Walsh Sr. (father). His father was a customs agent and he is of Irish descent.

M. Emmet Walsh Nationality

Emmet’s nationality is American.

M. Emmet Walsh Education

Emmet Walsh M. was raised in rural Swanton, Vermont. Moreover, he graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Clarkson University. In addition, he was presented with the Golden Knight Award by the Clarkson Alumni Association in 1998.

M. Emmet Walsh Career

The 1978 crime film, Straight Time brought Emmet Walsh M. into the limelight, portraying a parole officer’s role. Moreover, in the Steve Martin comedy The Jerk, he had a small but memorable role as a crazed sniper. His role as Captain Harry Bryant in Ridley Scott’s cult film Blade Runner is one of his best-known roles. Additionally, the double-crossing private detective in Blood Simple (1984) was arguably his most acclaimed. This made him win the 1986 Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead.

Moreover, he was Tim Taylor’s father-in-law in his guest appearances on Home Improvement. In David Winning’s Killer Image in 1992, he appeared as a powerful U.S. Senator. In addition, he played one of the Kranks’ neighbors on Christmas with the Kranks. On the Sandy Duncan Show in 1972, he appeared as Alex Lembeck, a motorcycle cop who appointed himself as Sandy Stockton’s chaperone and protector. Furthermore, in 1981, he appeared in Little House on the Prairie and an episode of the 1976 NBC drama series Gibbsville. In an episode of NYPD Blue, he appeared as a medical examiner with a grudge against Sipowicz and Dr. Joseph Kroft.

Additionally, the cynical small-town sportswriter Dickie Dunn in the iconic 1977 hockey film Slap Shot, and the college diving coach in the Rodney Dangerfield film Back to School are some of the comedy roles he played.



1969 – Alice’s Restaurant as Group Sergent, Midnight Cowboy as Bus Passenger, Stiletto as Racing Partner
1970 – The Traveling Executioner as Warden Brodski, Little Big Man as Shotgun Guard
1971 – Escape from the Planet of the Apes as Aide to General Winthrop, They Might Be Giants as 1st Sanitation Man
1972 – What’s Up Doc as Arresting Officer, Get To Know Your Rabbit as Mr. Wendel
1973 – Kid Blue as Barber, Serpico as Chief Gallagher
1974 – The Gambler as Las Vegas Gambler, At Long Last Love as Harold
1975 – Crime Club as Harold, The Prisoner of Second Avenue as Joe
1976 – Bound for Glory as Husband, Nickelodeon as Father Logan, Mikey, and Nicky as Bus Driver
1977 – Slap Shot as Dickie Dunn, Airport 77 as Dr. Williams
1978 – Straight Time as Earl Frank
1979 – The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh as Wally Cantrell, The Jerk as Madman

From 1980 – 1990

1980 – Brubaker as C.P. “Woody” Woodward, Raise the Titanic as Master Chief Walker
1981 – Reds as Speaker At Liberal Club, Back Roads as Arthur
1982 – Cannery Row as Mack, The Escape Artist as Fritz, Blade Runner as Captain Bryant
1983 – Silkwood as Walt Yarborough
1984 – Courage as Colonel Crouse, Missing in Action as Jack “Tuck” Tucker
1985 – Fletch as Dr. Joseph Dolan
1986 – Wildcats as Walt Coes, Critters as Harvey ‘Harv’, Vanishing America as Earl Crockett
1987 – No Man’s Land as Captain Haun, Raising Arizona as Machine Shop Ear-Bender
1988 – The Milagro Beanfield War as Governor, Clean and Sober as Richard Dirk
1989 – Chattahoochee as Moris, Thunderground as Wedge
1990 – Narrow Margin as Sergeant Dominick Benti

1992 -2000

1992 – The Naked Truth as Garcia, Killer Image as Senator John Kane, Equinox as Pete Petosa
1993 – The Music of Chance as Calvin Murks, Wider Napalm as Fire Chief
1994 – Cops & Robbersons as Captain Ted Corbett, The Glass Shield a Detective Jessie Hall
1995 – Panther as Dorsett, Free Willy 2: The Adventure Hoem as Bill Wilcox
1996 – A Time To Kill as Dr. Bass, William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet as Apothecary
1997 – My Best Friend’s Wedding as Joe O’Neal
1998 – Twilight as Lester Ivar, Erasable You as Ralph Worth, Chairman of the Board as Freemont
1999 – Random Hearts as Billy, Me and Will as Dean, Jack of Hearts as Commissioner Menlo Boyce
2000 – Poor White Trash as Judge Pike

From 2001 – 2010

2001 – Eyeball Eddie as Coach Cook, Christmas in the Clouds as Stu O’Malley
2002 – Snoe Dogs as George Murphy
2003 – Baggage as Sandy Westphall
2004 – Christmas with the Kranks as Walt Scheel
2005 – Greener Mountain as Muggs, Racing Stripes as Woodie
2007 – Man in the Chair as Mickey Hopkins, Big Stan as Lew Popper
2008 – Sherman’s Way as Hoyt, Your Name Here as Kroger/Maurice Stanz, Haunted Echoes as Neil
2009 – Don McKay as Samuel, Youth in Revolt as Mr. Saunders
2010 – Chasing 3000 as Chuck Ireland

2012 to present

2012 – Love Sick Love as Ed, Arthur Newman as Zazek
2013 – Cigar Man as Cigar Man
2014 – Calvary as The Writer
2015 –  Boiling Pot as Dean Marison, The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power as Gorak
2018 – Shifting Gears as Hank, Change in the Air as Walter Lemke
2019 – Raising Buchanan as Larry Kiesling, Knives Out as Mr. Proofroc
2020 – The Mimic as The Director
TBA – The Immaculate Room


1968 – The Doctors as Jason Randall
1969 – N.Y.P.D as Freibisch
1970 – Arnie as Cliff
1971 – Julia as Gus Anderson, All in the Family as Bill Hartfield, Bonanza as Mattheson
1972 – 1972 – Nichols as Gabe McCutcheon
1972 – The Don Rickles Show as Kingston, The Sandy Duncan Show as Alex Lembeck
1974 – Amy Prentiss as Tom, Doctor Fran as Mr. Wallace
1975 – The Waltons as David Fletcher, The Rockford Files as Edgar Burch
1975 – 1976 – Baretta as McDade/Potter
1976 – Gibbsville as Yostie
1976 – 1978 – Starsky and Hutch as Freddie/Lloyd Herman Eckworth
1977 – Red Alert as Sheriff Sweeney, Mary Hartman as Officer Malloy
1978 – James at 15 as Coach Fenderson
1979 – The Drench Atlantic Affair as Harry, No Other Love as DeFranco, The Gift as Legion Commander
1980 – Skag as Moran, City in Fear as Sheldon Lewis

From 1981 – 1990

1981 – East of Eden as Sheriff Horace Quinn, Little House on the Prairie as Callahan
1983 – ABC Afterschool Special as Joe Lempke, Night Partners as Joe Kirby
1984 – AfterMASH as Samuel Lynn, The Outlaws as Warden MacDonald
1985 – The Twilight Zone as Peter, ABC Weekend Special as Rocco
1986 – The Hitchhiker as Detective Underhill, Resting Place as Sergent, Amazing Stories as GrandPa
1987 – Broken Vows as Detective Mulligan, Murder Ordained as Vern Humphrey
1989 – Brotherhood of the Rose as Hardy, Tales from the Crypt as Jonas
1990 – True Betrayal as Clyde Wilson, The Civil War as Various(voice), The Flash as Henry Allen

1991 – 2000

1991 – Deadly Identity as Harry, Silverfox as Charles Blankenship
1992 – Wild Card as Mose
1993 – The Jackie Thomas Show as Arlen Thomas
1994 – Home Improvement as Colonel Fred Patterson, Probable Cause as Sadler
1995 – From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler as Morris
1996 – The Outer Limits as Sanford Valle, Early Edition as Santa, Madness of Method as Rudolph Thorndyke
1998 – Tracey Takes On.. as Jimmy Duff, Men in White as Junior Assistant Dispatch Trainee Stanley Snyder
1999 – The X-Files as Arthur Dales, The Wild Thornberrys as Gemsbok #1 (voice)
2000 – NYPB Blue as Joe Kroft, Ed as Mayor Wally Kendricks

From 2001 -2019

2001 – Gideon’s Crossing as Dr. Matthews, Night Visions as Gus, Frasier as Rich Koechner
2002 – What’s New, Scooby-Doo as Jeb (voice)
2003 – Charlie Lawrence as Cubby, The Guardian as Ezra Pence
2010 – ‘Til Death as Uncle Rudolph
2010 – 2013 – Pound Puppies as Olaf(voice)
2012 – Army Wives as Bernie Wolzoczak
2012 – 2015 – Adventure Time as Cosmic Owl (voice)
2014 – Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories as Detective
2015 – Empire as Harold Blakeley
2019 – The Righteous Gemstones as Mr. Gemstone Senior

M. Emmet Walsh’s Net Worth

Emmet Walsh M’s net worth is $1.5 million