J.T. Walsh

J.T. Walsh

Date of Birth: 28 Sep 1943

Country: USA

Biography: James Thomas Patrick "J. T." Walsh (September 28, 1943 - February 27, 1998) was an American character actor. He appeared in many well-known films, including Nixon, Hoffa, A Few Good Men, Backdraft and The Grifters.

Total Credits at Criticker: 49 (Actor)

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    Backdraft
    Stephen McCaffrey (Russell) and his younger brother Brian (Baldwin) are two feuding siblings carrying on an heroic family tradition in the Chicago fire department. Stephen is so relentless that he drives Brian out of firefighting and into arson investigation. Brian becomes involved in a puzzling series of arson attacks, each ignited by explosive phenomena known as backdrafts. Before the smoke clears, love affairs are rekindled and lives are shattered as the McCaffrey brothers fight to resolve their differences and solve the mystery. (Universal)
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    Breakdown
    Jeff Taylor (Russell) and his wife Amy (Quinlan) are headed toward a new life in California when their car's engine dies on a remote highway. Amy accepts a ride from a helpful trucker (Walsh) while Jeff waits with the car. But when Jeff shows up at the agreed rendezvous, he finds his wife's not there. The locals aren't talking; the police aren't much help. With no one to turn to, Jeff battles his worst fears and begins a desperate, danger-ridden search to find Amy -- before it's too late! (Paramount Pictures)
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    A Few Good Men
    One man is dead. Two are accused of murder. The entire Marine Corps is on trial. Hollywood heavyweights Cruise, Nicholson and Moore ignite the screen in Rob Reiner's acclaimed drama about the dangerous difference between following orders and following one's conscience. (Columbia TriStar)
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    The Grifters
    When small-time cheat Roy Dillon (Cusack) winds up in the hospital following an unsuccessful scam, it sets up a confrontation between his estranged mother Lilly (Huston) and sexy girlfriend Myra (Bening). Both Lilly and Myra are ruthless confidence artists playing the con game in a league far above Roy ... and always looking for their next victim. The question soon becomes who's conning who as Roy finds himself caught in a complicated web of passion and mistrust. (Miramax)
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    The Last Seduction
    Bridget Gregory has a lot going for her: she's beautiful, she's intelligent, she's married to a doctor. But all of this isn't enough, as her husband Clay finds out. After she persuaded him to sell medicinal cocaine to some drugdealers, she takes off with the money, almost a million dollars, and goes undercover in a mid-American smalltown. Because Clay has to pay off a loan shark who'll otherwise damage him severely, he keeps sending detectives after her, trying to retrieve the money... (imdb)
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    The Negotiator
    Maverick negotiator Danny Roman is framed for embezzlement and the murder of his partner and best friend.
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    Pleasantville
    In Gary Ross' daring modern fairy tale Pleasantville, an entire fictional town is granted a chance to experience the comedies, and dangers of real life. In this fantastical adventure, two late 20th Century teenagers (Maguire, Witherspoon) accidentally bring living color to a mysterious suburb trapped in a black-and-white 50's utopia -- and set off a revolution. (New Line Cinema)
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    Sling Blade
    A southern gothic tale about a man named Karl, who's just been released from an asylum - some 25 years after he committed a gruesome crime. He returns to the southern town of his youth, where his quiet, gentle manner and simple charm land him a job and lead him to an unlikely friendship with a young boy and his widowed mother.
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    The Babysitter
    A teenage babysitter is the focus of two boys and a man's separate obsessions. (imdb)
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    Misery
    A famous novelist is "rescued" from a car crash by an obsessed fan. (imdb)
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    Nixon
    A biographical story of former U.S. president Richard Milhouse Nixon, from his days as a young boy to his eventual presidency which ended in shame. (imdb)
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    The Big Picture
    Film school grad Nick Chapman thought his career was made after his award winning short film, but discovered Hollywood wasn't as easy as it seems. (imdb)
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    The Client
    A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the district attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family. (imdb)
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    Good Morning, Vietnam
    An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam. (imdb)
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    House of Games
    A psychiatrist's patient is in desperate need of money, so she agrees to help him. (imdb)
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    Executive Decision
    When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation. (imdb)
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    Tequila Sunrise
    Mac Mckussic is an unlikely drug dealer who wants to go straight. His old and best friend Nick Frescia is now a cop who is assigned to investigate and bring him to justice (imdb)
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    Miracle on 34th Street
    In this new holiday "miracle", based on the 1947 film classic, a little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe... (imdb)
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    Sniper
    Touch guy Thomas Beckett is an US soldier working in the Panamanian jungle. His job is to seek out rebels and remove them using his sniper skills... (imdb)
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    Tin Men
    A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore. (imdb)
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    The Russia House
    An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia. (imdb)
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    Hoffa
    A film based on the story of legendary union figure Jimmy Hoffa. (imdb)
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    Dad
    A busy, "always-on-the-run" executive learns during a meeting that his father may be dying and rushes home to his side... (imdb)
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    Persons Unknown
    When former cop and current security expert Jim Holland (Joe Mantegna) has a one night stand with Amanda (Kelly Lynch) after getting in her way roller-blading. That introduction turns out to be a well thought out plan by Amanda and her sister Molly (Naomi Watts), to obtain security codes to office of a client. (imdb)
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    Needful Things
    Leland Gaunt comes to Sheriff Alan Pangborn's pleasant little New England town, and opens a store. What this kindly Satan sells is whatever you need, from a surcease from pain to an object which you have always coveted. (imdb)
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    Blue Chips
    A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive. (imdb)
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    True Identity
    True Identity is a comedy about a black actor named Miles Pope (Lenny Henry) who wants to play a part in Othello. After a plane ride home from a failed acting job Miles meets a producer named Leland Carver (Frank Langella) who slips out his mob identity when the plane is about to crash... (imdb)
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    Crime of the Century
    In 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted, and executed. This film dramatizes the investigation against Hauptmann... (imdb)
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    Crazy People
    A frustrated ad exec finds inspiration amongst his mentally ill comrades when he is placed in an institution. The honesty-based creative uptick rejuvenates his career.
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    Narrow Margin
    A woman secretly witnesses the murder of her blind date for the evening by a top Mafia boss. (imdb)
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    Wired
    The ghost of John Belushi looks back on his troubled life and career (imdb)
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    Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade
    Twenty-five years after commiting a double murder, Karl Childers is going to be released from an institution for the criminally insane. A local reporter comes to talk to him, and after some fussing about her gender, the institution's director lets her talk to Karl (after all, he'll have to talk to women after his release). Karl talks about his life leading up to the crime, and the reporter listens in horror. (imdb)
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    Hidden Agenda
    A young medical student travels to Berlin to investigate the apparent death of his brother and discovers a secret life of espionage, betrayal and murder at the highest levels. (imdb)
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    Hard Choices
    A teenage boy goes for a ride with his brother and the brother's friends, who proceed to rob a store and murder the clerk. They are caught and, despite the young boy's protestations, he is convicted of murder and sent to prison. A female social worker assigned to the boy's case not only believes him, but begins to fall in love with him, and determines to either help him prove his innocence or escape. (imdb)
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    Silent Fall
    An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case. (imdb)
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    Why Me?
    A jewel thief steals a sacred ruby which sets off a chase by the police, the Turkish government, nutty American terrorists, and the CIA. (imdb)
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    Contact
    Contact (1992) - Short Film
    'Contact' is an Oscar-nominated short in which Elias Koteas, Brad Pitt and J.T. Walsh star in a money-spinning take on the harsh reality of war. (imdb)
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    Defenseless
    A lawyer is hired to defend an old college friend accused of murdering her husband. (imdb)
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    Iron Maze
    In Corinth, a dying town 15 miles from Pittsburg: One evening, a Japanese businessman, who wanted to tear down the closed iron mills to build an amusement park, is found half dead in his mill. Bellboy Barry admits to have done it - in self defense. Chief Ruhle interrogates him and Sugito's young wife and business partners, but it takes a while, until he gets through the maze of apparently contradictory statements. (imdb)
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    Gang in Blue
    Gang in Blue (1996) - TV Movie
    A black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.
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    Black Day Blue Night
    A disgruntled wife of a cheating husband takes off on a road trip with her husband's "other woman". The two women pick up a hitchhiker who may, or may not, be a robber and murderer on the run from the cops. In the mean time, a policeman who is tracking the robber/ murderer is hot on the trail -- but why? (imdb)
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    Blood Feud
    Blood Feud (1983) - TV Movie
    Made for TV movie about Bobby Kennedy's campaign to bring Jimmy Hoffa to justice. (imdb)
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    Dark Skies
    Dark Skies (1996) - TV Series
    In 1960s America, a young couple struggle to expose the truth about a hidden alien invasion, while a secret government organization follows its own agenda in dealing with the threat. (imdb)
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    Morning Glory
    When recently widowed Elly Dinsmore hires ex-con Will Parker to help out on her farm, the situation proves healing for both. But just as they're settling into a new rhythm of life, Will falls under suspicion for murder. (Netflix)
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    Charlie\
    A workoholic archeologist finds the place where the famous exsplorer Coronado was trapped at and because of how he takes the bones of the famous exsplorer to a museum it awakens the spirt of the exsplorer and causes him to select the son of the archeologist to help him bury his bones in the proper place.
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    Tesla
    Tesla (2016) - Short Film
    Meet Nikola Tesla, the genius engineer and tireless inventor whose technology revolutionized the electrical age of the 20th century. Although eclipsed in fame by Edison and Marconi, it was Tesla's vision that paved the way for today's wireless world. His fertile but undisciplined imagination was the source of his genius but also his downfall, as the image of Tesla as a mad scientist came to overshadow his reputation as a brilliant innovator.
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    Things Change
    Gino, an Italian-American shoe-shiner with a remarkable similarity to a certain mafia don, is paid to take the rap for a murder. Jerry, a two-bit gangster on probation, is given a chance for redemption by guarding Gino for the weekend. But instead of sitting around a dingy hotel room, Jerry decides to give Gino a weekend to remember, taking him to Lake Tahoe... (imdb)
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    The Prom
    Marty is not comfortable showing his body at school or in private, as he suffers from a skin disease called nevus flammeus. In town he stumbles on The Dunes, a porn-shop-theme-park with one booth named "The Prom", where Marty meets Lana.
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    The Low Life
    John came to Hollywood to get that one big break in life. Years have passed since and all he has to show for are a menial job, unpaid bills and airhead friends and he's getting sick of it all. Is there a way out of this downward spiral? (imdb)
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