Facts about Emmet Walsh

M. Emmet Walsh is 86 years old
Born: March 22, 1935
Best known as: The cynical head cop in the sci-fi film Blade Runner

     

     

M. Emmet Walsh Biography

Name at birth: Michael Emmet Walsh

M. Emmet Walsh was a remarkably busy movie character actor in the late 20th century. Walsh’s best-known role may be that of Bryant, the cynical head cop who strong-arms Harrison Ford in the sci-fi classic Blade Runner (1982).

Shambling and classically rumpled, Walsh was frequently cast as a corrupt cop, a shady neer-do-well or a lovable redneck of sorts.

After an early turn in the film Alice’s Restaurant in 1969, Walsh stayed a working actor, often appearing in six movies per year. (By 2012, the Internet Movie Database listed 202 titles in his filmography.)

In the 21st century, M. Emmet Walsh has continued to play character parts and supporting roles, though not with his earlier frequency.

His other films include Blood Simple (1984), Twilight (1998, starring Paul Newman and Susan Sarandon), Snow Dogs (2002, with Cuba Gooding, Jr), Chasing 3000 (2008), and The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012, with Jennifer Garner).


     

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