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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 Police Academy Collection Part One 2021-05-04
Known For
Poster of Police Academy Collection Part Two
Poster of Police Academy: Mission to Moscow
Poster of Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
Poster of Police Academy
Movie Police Academy Collection Part One Thaddeus Harris 2021-05-04
Movie Police Academy Collection Part Two Thaddeus Harris 2021-05-01
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
Movie Home on the Range Rusty (voice) 2004-04-02
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 Jesus Livio 1999-05-12
Movie Seduction in a Small Town Pat Carter 1997-02-09
Movie Solomon Azarel 1997-12-15
Movie The Siege at Ruby Ridge Ralph Coulter 1996-05-19
Movie Police Academy: Mission to Moscow Thaddeus Harris 1994-06-09
Movie No Child of Mine Lamar Jenkins 1993-10-31
Movie Dead Before Dawn Masterson 1993-01-09
Movie Bed of Lies Zeke Zbranek 1992-01-20
Movie An American Story Tom Cantrell 1992-11-29
Movie Held Hostage: The Sis and Jerry Levis Story Brother 1991-01-13
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 Memories Of M*A*S*H Self / Luther Rizzo 1991-11-25
Movie Love and Lies Sgt. Halsey 1990-03-18
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
Series Roomies Unknown 1987-03-19
Movie Downpayment on Murder Kyle 1987-01-18
Movie Mannequin Captain Felix Maxwell 1987-02-13
Movie Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Captain Thaddeus Harris 1987-04-02
Movie Burglar Ray Kirschman 1987-03-20
Movie Hawaiian Dream Inspector Pierce 1987-08-29
Movie The Doctors Wilde Macklin 1987-07-17
Movie A Winner Never Quits Tatum 1986-04-13
Movie Short Circuit Skroeder 1986-05-09
Movie Rustlers' Rhapsody Peter 1985-05-10
Movie Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Wedding Guest (uncredited) 1985-03-28
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
Movie Goodbye, Farewell and Amen Sgt. Luther Rizzo 1983-02-28
Series Goodnight, Beantown Albert Addelson 1983-04-03
Series Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01
Movie The Capture of Grizzly Adams Tom Quigley 1982-02-21
Movie Murder in Texas Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes 1981-05-03
Movie Bitter Harvest Lazlo 1981-08-05
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Series Flo Unknown 1980-03-24
Movie Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story Holfield 1980-11-05
Movie A Force of One Erwin 1979-06-01
Series The French Atlantic Affair Jake (uncredited) 1979-11-15
Series Benson Bartender 1979-09-13
Series Soap The Hobo 1977-09-13
Series Lucan Unknown 1977-05-22
Series CHiPs Drunk Driver 1977-09-15
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 Sgt. Rizzo 1972-09-17
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24