54 (passed away Feb. 27th, 1998)
Sep. 28th, 1943
San Francisco, California, USA
J.T. Walsh's Main TV Roles
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- _Hidden Agenda (1998)_ (qv), the last film he shot, was dedicated to his memory.
- Graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where he starred as an undergraduate in many college theater productions and was president of Students for a Democratic Society, an organization that grew out of the anti-war movement of the 1960s.
- Before his death, he was hoping to follow the example of Gene Hackman and get away from playing the psychos and cowards he had been typecasted as, playing more complicated and substantial character parts.
- Brother of Christopher Walsh, Patricia Walsh and Mary Walsh.
- (1998) 'Jack Nicholson' (qv) dedicated his Best Actor Academy Award (for _As Good as It Gets (1997)_ (qv)) to Walsh.
- Father of 'John West (VII)' (qv).
- Discovered by a director in 1974 and began working in off-broadway shows.
- Early jobs also included tending bar at some of Manhattan's best seafood restaurants.
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