M. Emmet Walsh Biography

M. Emmet Walsh photo

Born: March 22, 1935


Date of Birth: March 22, 1935

M. Emmet Walsh has completed roles in over 100 motion pictures, including My Best Friend's Wedding, A Time to Kill and William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Other notable film appearances over the past four decades include Blood Simple, Clean and Sober, Blade Runner, Missing in Action, Harry and the Hendersons, Ordinary People, Wildcats, The Jerk, Serpico, Alice's Restaurant, Little Big Man, Wild Wild West and Chasing 3000. In 1986, he won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead in Blood Simple.

Walsh also has over 150 television credits, from Bonanza to The X-Files. He has also appeared in several seasons of regional theater, years of summer stock and on Broadway in That Championship Season and Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?

He has a home in Vermont and counts Roger Ebert among his greatest admirers.


The Odd Life of Timothy Green(2012)
Chasing 3000 (2010)
The Assignment (2010)
Youth in Revolt(2010)
Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency (2009)
Don McKay(2009)
Your Name Here (2008)
Sherman's Way(2008)
Big Stan(2007)
Man in the Chair (2007)
Greener Mountains (2005)
Racing Stripes(2005)
Christmas with the Kranks(2004)
Snow Dogs(2002)
Christmas in the Clouds(2000)
Eyeball Eddie (2000)
Poor White Trash (2000)
Baggage (1999/I)
Random Hearts(1999)
The Iron Giant (1999) (voice)
Wild Wild West (1999)
Erasable You (1998)
Nightmare in Big Sky Country (1998)
Chairman of the Board (1998)
Me and Will(1998)
My Best Friend's Wedding(1997)
Retroactive (1997)
Romeo & Juliet(1996)
The Killing Jar(1996)
Portraits of a Killer (1996)
Albino Alligator(1996)
A Time to Kill (1996) (uncredited )
Criminal Hearts (1995)
Dead Badge (1995)
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)
Camp Nowhere (1994)
The Glass Shield (1994)
Relative Fear (1994)
Cops and Robbersons (1994) (uncredited)
Bitter Harvest(1993)
The Music of Chance (1993)
Wilder Naplam (1993)
Killer Image (1992)
The Naked Truth (1992)
Equinox (1992)
White Sands (1992)
Chattahoochee (1990)
Narrow Margin (1990)
Catch Me If You Can(1989)
The Mighty Quinn (1989)
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989)
War Party (1989)
Red Scorpion(1989)
Clean and Sober (1988)
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
Sunset (1988)
Harry and the Hendersons(1987)
No Man's Land(1987)
Raising Arizona(1987)
The Best of Times (1986)
Back to School (1986)
Wildcats (1986)
Fletch (1985)
Blood Simple(1984)
Courage (1984)
Grandview U.S.A. (1984)
Missing in Action(1984)
Scandalous (1984)
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
Night Partners (1983)
Silkwood (1983)
Fast-Walking (1982)
Blade Runner(1982)
The Escape Artist (1982)
Cannery Row (1982)
Back Roads (1981)
Ordinary People (1980)
Raise the Titanic (1980)
Brubaker (1980)
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)
The Jerk(1979)
Straight Time (1978)
Slap Shot(1977)
Airport '77(1977)
Bound for Glory (1976)
Mikey and Nicky(1976)
Nickelodeon (1976)
At Long Last Love (1975)
The Gambler(1974)
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1974)
Kid Blue (1973)
Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972)
What's Up, Doc?(1972)
Cold Turkey(1971)
They Might Be Giants (1971)
Escape from the Planet of the Apes(1971)
End of the Road (1970)
The Traveling Executioner (1970)
Little Big Man(1970)
Stiletto (1969)
Alice's Restuarant (1969)
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