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J. T. Walsh is a Actor American born on 28 september 1943 at San Francisco (USA)

J. T. Walsh

J. T. Walsh
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Birth name James Thomas Patrick Walsh
Nationality USA
Birth 28 september 1943 at San Francisco (USA)
Death 27 february 1998 (at 54 years) at San Diego (USA)

James Thomas Patrick "J. T." Walsh (September 28, 1943 – February 27, 1998) was an American actor. He appeared in many well known films, including Nixon, Hoffa, A Few Good Men, Backdraft, Miracle on 34th Street, Outbreak, Sling Blade, Breakdown, Pleasantville, The Negotiator, and Good Morning, Vietnam. He was known for portraying "quietly sinister white-collar sleazeballs" (as stated by Leonard Maltin) in numerous films, and was described as "everybody's favorite scumbag" by Playboy magazine.

Best films

A Few Good Men (1992)
Good Morning, Vietnam (1988)
The Client (1994)
Tequila Sunrise (1988)
Breakdown (1997)
Pleasantville (1998)

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Filmography of J. T. Walsh (51 films)

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Pleasantville, 2h
Directed by Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about television, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J. T. Walsh, Reese Witherspoon
Roles Big Bob
Rating74% 3.7487353.7487353.7487353.7487353.748735
David (Tobey Maguire) and his twin sister Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon) lead different high-school social lives. Jennifer is shallow and extroverted; David is introverted and spends most of his time watching television. One evening while their mother (Jane Kaczmarek) is away, they fight over the TV. Jennifer wants to watch a concert on MTV, but David wants to watch a marathon of Pleasantville, a black and white 1950s sitcom about the idyllic Parker family. During the fight, the remote control breaks, and the TV cannot be turned on manually.
The Negotiator, 2h19
Directed by F. Gary Gray
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Paul Guilfoyle, John Spencer, J. T. Walsh
Roles Insp. Terence Niebaum
Rating72% 3.64853.64853.64853.64853.6485
Lieutenant Danny Roman (Samuel L. Jackson), a top Chicago Police Department hostage negotiator, is approached by colleague Nate Roenick (Paul Guilfoyle) who warns him that large sums of money are being embezzled from the department's disability fund, for which Danny is a board member, and members of their own unit are involved. Nate claims to have an informant whom he refuses to name. When Danny goes to meet with him again he finds Nate murdered seconds before other police arrive, pinning him as the prime suspect.
Breakdown (1997)
, 1h35
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Trucker films, Serial killer films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Kurt Russell, J. T. Walsh, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, M. C. Gainey, Rex Linn, Jack Noseworthy
Roles Warren 'Red' Barr
Rating69% 3.498953.498953.498953.498953.49895
While driving cross-country from Boston to San Diego in their new Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeff Taylor and his wife Amy narrowly miss colliding with a beat-up Ford F-150 that darts in front of them from a connecting road on a deserted highway. Later, while stopped at a gas station, the truck's driver, Earl, exchanges hostile words with Jeff before the couple resume their journey. Shortly afterwards, their Jeep breaks down in the middle of the desert. Leaving Jeff with the car, Amy accepts a ride from a passing big rig trucker named Red Barr driving a Peterbilt 385, to get to a nearby diner and call for help. Jeff eventually discovers that the Jeep's battery connections have been suspiciously tampered with, and, after reconnecting them, drives to the diner, only to discover that no one has seen his wife. When he catches up to Barr on the road and forces him to stop, the trucker claims he has never seen Jeff or his wife before. Jeff hails a passing sheriff, named Boyd, but a brief search of Barr's truck yields no sign of Amy, and he is let go.
Executive Decision, 2h13
Directed by Stuart Baird
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, United States Armed Forces in films, Films about hijackings
Actors Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry, John Leguizamo, Oliver Platt, Joe Morton
Roles Senator Mavros
Rating64% 3.2484153.2484153.2484153.2484153.248415
Lieutenant Colonel Austin Travis leads an unsuccessful raid on a Chechen mafia safe house in Italy by a U.S. Army Special Forces team to recover a stolen Soviet nerve agent, DZ-5. One of his men is killed during the raid.
Sling Blade, 2h15
Directed by Billy Bob Thornton
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Dwight Yoakam, J. T. Walsh, John Ritter, Lucas Black, Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton
Roles Charles Bushman
Rating79% 3.9979553.9979553.9979553.9979553.997955
Karl Childers (Billy Bob Thornton) is a mentally disabled Arkansas man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for having killed his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly "institutionalized," Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside world. Prior to his release, he is interviewed by a local college newspaper reporter, to whom he recounts the brutal murder of his mother and her boyfriend with a Kaiser blade - during which scene he notes to the reporter that, "Some folks call it a sling blade. I call it a kaiser blade," the line from which the film derives its name. Karl continues, saying that he killed the man because he thought he was raping his mother. When he discovered that his mother was a willing participant in the affair, he killed her too.
Black Day Blue Night, 1h33
Directed by Joseph S. Cardone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Actors Gil Bellows, Michelle Forbes, Mia Sara, J. T. Walsh, Tim Guinee, John Beck
Roles Lt. John Quinn
Rating58% 2.9004952.9004952.9004952.9004952.900495
A wife's husband is cheating on her. She decides to go on a road trip with her husband's other woman. While driving the two women pick up a hitchhiker. The man they pick up may be a robber and murderer on the run from the cops. A policeman who is tracking the hitchhiker has a close eye on them, but the question is why?
Gang in Blue, 1h39
Directed by Melvin Van Peebles, Mario Van Peebles
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Mario Van Peebles, Josh Brolin, Melvin Van Peebles, Cynda Williams, Stephen Lang, J. T. Walsh
Roles Lt. William Eyler
Rating56% 2.8038952.8038952.8038952.8038952.803895
Michael, une jeune recrue, découvre qu'une organisation raciste infiltre les rangs de la police. Il comprend alors rapidement qu'on veut se débarrasser de lui...
Crime of the Century
Directed by Mark Rydell
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Stephen Rea, Isabella Rossellini, Allen Garfield, Michael Moriarty, J. T. Walsh, Barry Primus
Roles Col. Norman Schwarzkopf
Rating70% 3.5418253.5418253.5418253.5418253.541825
En 1932, le monde apprend avec stupeur l'enlèvement et l'assassinat du fils de Charles Lindberg, alors âgé de quatorze mois. Deux ans plus tard, Bruno Richard Hauptmann est arrêté et condamné. Le film revient sur l'enquête, le procès et les étapes de cette affaire caractérisée par la corruption et la manipulation de la police de l'époque.
The Babysitter, 1h30
Directed by Guy Ferland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy London, Nicky Katt, J. T. Walsh, Lee Garlington, Lois Chiles
Roles Harry Tucker
Rating43% 2.1632352.1632352.1632352.1632352.163235
Jennifer (Alicia Silverstone) is a beautiful teenager who is hired to babysit the children of Harry Tucker (J.T. Walsh) and his wife, Dolly Tucker (Lee Garlington), while they attend a party hosted by their friends, Bill Holsten (George Segal) and his wife, Bernice Holsten (Lois Chiles). Harry often fantasizes about Jennifer, while Dolly misinterprets Bill's compliments as a sign of attraction and fantasizes about him. Meanwhile, Jennifer's ex-boyfriend Jack (Jeremy London), whom she broke up with after he began pressuring her for sex, runs into his estranged troublemaking friend Mark (Nicky Katt), Bill and Bernice's son, who once had a fling for Jennifer and still harbors feelings for her. Throughout the night, Harry, Jack and Mark have increasingly racy fantasies about Jennifer.
Nixon (1995)
, 3h3
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Paul Sorvino, Bob Hoskins, Powers Boothe, John Diehl
Roles John Ehrlichman
Rating70% 3.5486853.5486853.5486853.5486853.548685
The film is non-linear, framed by scenes of Nixon listening to his secret recordings towards the end of his presidency as the Watergate crisis intensifies. As such, it covers all aspects of Nixon's life as a composite of actual events, usually in the form of memories triggered by the recordings or newsreel-style summaries. It depicts his childhood in Whittier, California as well as his growth as a young man, football fan and player, and suitor to his eventual wife, Pat Ryan. It explores most of the important events of his presidency, including his downfall due to abuse of executive power in the White House.
The Low Life, 1h38
Directed by George Hickenlooper
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Rory Cochrane, Sean Astin, Kyra Sedgwick, Shawnee Smith, Renée Zellweger, J. T. Walsh
Roles Mike Sr
Rating59% 2.9516852.9516852.9516852.9516852.951685
A Yale graduate, with dreams of becoming a writer, moves to Hollywood and struggles with low-paying jobs, poverty, romance and slacker friends.
Outbreak (1995)
, 2h8
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen, Duncan Henderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Cuba Gooding Jr., Patrick Dempsey, Donald Sutherland
Roles Chief of Staff (uncredited)
Rating65% 3.299573.299573.299573.299573.29957
Motaba, a fictional virus which causes a deadly fever, is discovered in the African jungle in 1967. To keep the virus a secret, U.S. Army officers Donald McClintock (Donald Sutherland) and William Ford (Morgan Freeman) destroy the camp where it was found.
Blue Chips
Blue Chips (1994)
, 1h48
Directed by William Friedkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Nick Nolte, Shaquille O'Neal, Mary McDonnell, J. T. Walsh, Alfre Woodard, Ed O'Neill
Roles Happy
Rating62% 3.148643.148643.148643.148643.14864
Pete Bell (Nolte), a college basketball coach for the fictional Western University Dolphins, is under a lot of pressure. His team isn't winning as often as it once did and his successful program needs to attract new star players and fast. But the brightest stars of the future — the so-called "blue-chip" prospects — are secretly being paid by other schools.
Miracle on 34th Street, 1h54
Directed by Les Mayfield
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about disabilities, Children's films, Santa Claus in film, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, J. T. Walsh, Kathy Bates
Roles Ed Collins
Rating66% 3.3009653.3009653.3009653.3009653.300965
When Cole's Department Store's Santa Claus gets drunk before taking part in the Thanksgiving parade, Dorey Walker (Elizabeth Perkins), Cole's director of special events, fires him and must find a replacement immediately. She spots an old man (Richard Attenborough) berating the inebriated Santa, and begs him to take over. He introduces himself as Kris Kringle. Kris does so well during the parade that he is immediately hired to be Cole's main Santa for the holiday period. All the children in New York begin to believe that he is the real Santa, with the exception of Dorey's six-year-old daughter Susan (Mara Wilson). Dorey's boyfriend, Bryan Bedford (Dylan McDermott), does his best to convince Susan to believe. While being babysat one night by Kris, Susan shares with him her Christmas wish, she would like a dad, a house (used every year for the Cole's catalogue photoshoot) and a baby brother. Kris asks if she would begin to believe in Santa if she got all those things. Susan agrees that she would.
Silent Fall, 1h41
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Linda Hamilton, John Lithgow, J. T. Walsh, Liv Tyler, Zahn McClarnon
Roles Sheriff Mitch Rivers
Rating58% 2.945682.945682.945682.945682.94568
Tim Warden, a boy with autism, has supposedly witnessed his parents' double murder. Jake Rainer, a former child psychiatrist turned therapist, is called on to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.