George William "G.W." Bailey is an American stage, television and film actor. Although he appeared in many dramatic roles, he may be best remembered for his "crusty" comedic characters such as Staff Sergeant Luther Rizzo in M*A*S*H; Lieutenant—and later, Captain Thaddeus Harris in the Police Academy films, Captain Felix Maxwell in Mannequin and as Detective Lieutenant Louie Provenza from TNT's television crime drama The Closer. He currently stars in the TNT series Major Crimes, a spinoff of The Closer, continuing in his role as Lt. Provenza.
|Born:||George William Bailey, August 27, 1944, Port Arthur, Texas, U.S.|
About GW Bailey
Starred in the Police Academy films and played Louie Provenza on the drama series The Closer alongside Kyra Sedgwick.
He studied theater at Texas State University. In 1978, he played a small role on Soap.
He provided the voice of Rusty in the animated film, Home on the Range.
He was previously married to Eleanor June Goosby, and they had two children together.
He gave memorable performances in the comical Police Academy films alongside Bubba Smith.
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- Lamar University alumni
- Texas State University alumni
- Texas Tech University alumni
- Male actors from Texas