G.W. Bailey

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  • Birth Name: George William Bailey
  • Birth Place: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Was a high-school classmate of Janis Joplin in Port Arthur, TX.
  • Was a member of the Actors Theatre of Louisville during the '70s with future Family Ties star Michael Gross.
  • Moved to California in 1975, where he made his TV-movie debut in The Runaway Barge; his feature-film debut came four years later in A Force of One.
  • Landed recurring role as Sgt. Luther Rizzo on M*A*S*H in 1981.
  • Appeared in one of Richard Marx's earliest music videos, 1988's "Don't Mean Nothing."
  • His goddaughter's leukemia inspired him to begin working with the Sunshine Kids Foundation; was a volunteer from 1986-2001 and was subsequently appointed as its executive director.

Awards

  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • James Bailey — Father
  • Jessie Bailey — Mother
  • June — Ex-wife

College

  • Attended Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States; attended Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, United States; Southwestern Texas State Univeristy, San Marcos, Texas, United States (BFA, 1993)

Details

  • Birth Name: George William Bailey
  • Birth Place: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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