J.T. Walsh

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   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, Miracle on 34th Street and Breakdown. Walsh was known for his roles as "quietly sinister white-collar sleazeballs" (quote from Leonard Maltin) in numerous feature films, and was described as "everybody's favorite scumbag" by Playboy magazine. Description above from the Wikipedia article J. T. Walsh, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

ChristmasAction-packedCharmingClassic

Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle—Santa Claus. Her mother told her the secret about Santa a long time ago, but, after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Richard Attenborough  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Dylan McDermott  •  J.T. Walsh

Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle—Santa Claus. Her mother told her the secret about Santa a long time ago, but, after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Richard Attenborough  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Dylan McDermott  •  J.T. Walsh

Outbreak (1995)

ThrillingFast pacedGrippingSuspenseful

A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, which must be quarantined, and to prevent an over reaction by the White House.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Rene Russo  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Kevin Spacey

A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, which must be quarantined, and to prevent an over reaction by the White House.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Rene Russo  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Kevin Spacey

A Few Good Men (1992)

ThrillingEpicThought provokingIntense

When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Demi Moore  •  Kevin Bacon

When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Demi Moore  •  Kevin Bacon

Blue Chips (1994)

Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team isn't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete is desperate and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Shaquille O'Neal  •  Nick Nolte  •  Mary McDonnell  •  J.T. Walsh

Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team isn't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete is desperate and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Shaquille O'Neal  •  Nick Nolte  •  Mary McDonnell  •  J.T. Walsh

Breakdown (1997)

When his SUV breaks down on a remote Southwestern road, Jeff Taylor lets his wife, Amy, hitch a ride with a trucker to get help. When she doesn't return, Jeff fixes his SUV and tracks down the trucker -- who tells the police he's never seen Amy. Johnathan Mostow's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Mostow
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  J.T. Walsh  •  Kathleen Quinlan  •  M.C. Gainey

When his SUV breaks down on a remote Southwestern road, Jeff Taylor lets his wife, Amy, hitch a ride with a trucker to get help. When she doesn't return, Jeff fixes his SUV and tracks down the trucker -- who tells the police he's never seen Amy. Johnathan Mostow's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Mostow
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  J.T. Walsh  •  Kathleen Quinlan  •  M.C. Gainey

Crazy People (1990)

A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill  •  Barry L. Young
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Paul Reiser  •  J.T. Walsh

A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill  •  Barry L. Young
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Paul Reiser  •  J.T. Walsh

Executive Decision (1996)

Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is assigned to intercept ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Baird
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Steven Seagal  •  Halle Berry  •  John Leguizamo

Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is assigned to intercept ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Baird
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Steven Seagal  •  Halle Berry  •  John Leguizamo

Gang in Blue (1996)

A black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Van Peebles  •  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Josh Brolin  •  Cynda Williams  •  J.T. Walsh

A black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Van Peebles  •  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Josh Brolin  •  Cynda Williams  •  J.T. Walsh

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

BrainyCharmingCleverDramatic

Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take on the war. While ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Tung Thanh Tran  •  Chintara Sukapatana

Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take on the war. While ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Tung Thanh Tran  •  Chintara Sukapatana

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Michael Caine  •  Barbara Hershey

Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Michael Caine  •  Barbara Hershey

House of Games (1987)

CleverEnjoyable

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Lindsay Crouse  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Mike Nussbaum  •  J.T. Walsh

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Lindsay Crouse  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Mike Nussbaum  •  J.T. Walsh

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. Two cops partner to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the nation by distributing their wares via the 'Wilderness Girls' cookie drive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gene Quintano
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jon Lovitz  •  Tim Curry

An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. Two cops partner to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the nation by distributing their wares via the 'Wilderness Girls' cookie drive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gene Quintano
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jon Lovitz  •  Tim Curry

Nixon (1995)

A look at President Richard M. Nixon—a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within—spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking Watergate scandal that would end his Presidency.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Joan Allen  •  J.T. Walsh  •  Paul Sorvino

A look at President Richard M. Nixon—a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within—spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking Watergate scandal that would end his Presidency.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Joan Allen  •  J.T. Walsh  •  Paul Sorvino

Pleasantville (1998)

CharmingCleverRomanticBeautiful

Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's modern attitude disrupts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Ross
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  William H. Macy  •  Joan Allen

Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's modern attitude disrupts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Ross
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  William H. Macy  •  Joan Allen

Red Rock West (1993)

When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his getaway, things go ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Craig Reay  •  Lara Flynn Boyle  •  Dennis Hopper

When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his getaway, things go ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Craig Reay  •  Lara Flynn Boyle  •  Dennis Hopper

Sling Blade (1996)

Thought provokingIntenseAction-packedBrilliant

Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Bob Thornton
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Robert Duvall  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  J.T. Walsh

Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Bob Thornton
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Robert Duvall  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  J.T. Walsh

Sniper (1993)

Tough 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. Beckett is notorious for losing his partners on such missions. This time he's accompanied by crack marksman Richard Miller.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Llosa
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Billy Zane  •  J.T. Walsh  •  Ken Radley

Tough 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. Beckett is notorious for losing his partners on such missions. This time he's accompanied by crack marksman Richard Miller.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Llosa
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Billy Zane  •  J.T. Walsh  •  Ken Radley

The Grifters (1990)

A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  John Cusack  •  Annette Bening  •  Jan Munroe

A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  John Cusack  •  Annette Bening  •  Jan Munroe

The Last Seduction (1994)

Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory convinces her husband, Clay, to sell cocaine, then steals the profits and runs out on him. She stops in a small town en route to Chicago, where she ensnares her next conquest, insurance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Linda Fiorentino  •  Bill Pullman  •  Peter Berg  •  J.T. Walsh

Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory convinces her husband, Clay, to sell cocaine, then steals the profits and runs out on him. She stops in a small town en route to Chicago, where she ensnares her next conquest, insurance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Linda Fiorentino  •  Bill Pullman  •  Peter Berg  •  J.T. Walsh

The Negotiator (1998)

Action-packedFast pacedViolentBrainy

The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that might clear him, he takes everyone ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kevin Spacey  •  David Morse  •  Ron Rifkin

The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that might clear him, he takes everyone ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kevin Spacey  •  David Morse  •  Ron Rifkin
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