G.W. Bailey

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Biography

  • Birth Name: George William Bailey
  • Birth Place: Port Arthur, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/27/1944, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor
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G.W. Bailey 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.
  • G.W. Bailey Relationships:
  • Jessie Bailey - Mother
  • June - Ex-wife
  • James Bailey - Father
  • G.W. Bailey Awards:
  • 2008 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
  • 2005 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
  • College:
  • Attended Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; attended Lamar University, Beaumont, TX; Southwestern Texas State Univeristy, San Marcos, TX (BFA, 1993)

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