Bailey, G. W. 1945–

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BAILEY, G. W. 1945–


Full name, George William Bailey; born August 27, 1945, in Port Arthur, TX; son of James (an oil refinery worker) and Jessie Bailey. Education: Attended Texas Technological University, Lubbock, TX, ending in 1968; Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, B.F.A., theatre, 1994. Avocational Interests: Golf, snow–skiing, Cajun food.


Actor. Lubbock Theater Center, Lubbock, TX, artistic director, 1968–71; Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, member of company, 1972–75; National Shakespeare Festival, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, member of company, 1974, 1976, 1981; California Actors Theatre, Los Gatos, guest director, 1977–78, 1979–80; appeared in roles at Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA; appeared in television commercials for J. D. Byryder Car Sales, 1998. Sunshine Kids, national spokesperson, 1986—, then executive director and board member; Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, artist–in–residence, 1999–2000.


Actors' Equity Association.


Film Appearances:

Erwin, A Force of One, Media Home Entertainment, 1979.

Lieutenant Thaddeus Harris, Police Academy (also known as Police Academy: What an Institution!), Warner Bros., 1984.

Chief of police, Runaway, TriStar, 1984.

Peter, Rustler's Rhapsody (also known as Esos locos cuatreros), Paramount, 1985.

Tom Schmidt, Warning Sign, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1985.

Skroeder, Short Circuit, TriStar, 1986.

Ray Kirschman, Burglar, Warner Bros., 1987.

Captain Felix Maxwell, Mannequin, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1987.

Captain Thaddeus Harris, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (also known as Citizens on Patrol: Police Academy 4), Warner Bros., 1987.

Captain Pierce, Hawaiian Dream, 1987.

Captain Thaddeus Harris, Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach, Warner Bros., 1988.

Captain Thaddeus Harris, Police Academy 6: City under Siege, Warner Bros., 1989.

Dean Sutton, Write to Kill, RCA/Columbia, 1991.

Captain Thaddeus Harris, Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow (also known as Police Academy: Mission to Moscow), Warner Bros., 1994.

General Timothy Moore, Scorcher, Buena Vista, 2002.

Voice of Rusty, the dog, Home on the Range (animated), Buena Vista, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Private (later sergeant) Luther Rizzo, a recurring role, M*A*S*H, CBS, 1979–83.

Dr. Hugh Beale, St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1982–83.

Albert Addelson, Goodnight, Beantown, CBS, 1983–84.

Director Waugh, Under Cover, 1991.

Big Jim Foxworthy, Jeff's father, The Jeff Foxworthy Show (also known as Somewhere in America), NBC, 1996–97.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Ivie, How the West Was Won, 1977.

(Uncredited) Jake, The French Atlantic Affair, 1979.

Holfeld, Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (also known as Alcatraz and Clarence Carnes), NBC, 1980.

"Racehorse" Haynes, Murder in Texas, NBC, 1981.

Sheriff, North Beach and Rawhide, CBS, 1985.

Commander Jim Grigg, War and Remembrance, ABC, 1988.

Ralph Coulter, Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy (also known as Every Knee Shall Bow: The Siege at Ruby Ridge and The Siege at Ruby Ridge), CBS, 1996.

Azarel, Solomon (also known as Die Bibel–Salomon and Salomone), PAX, 1997.

Livio, Jesus (also known as La Bibbia: Jesus and Die Bibel—Jesus), CBS, 1999.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Corporal, Summer of My German Soldier, NBC, 1978.

Jim Lazlo, Bitter Harvest, NBC, 1981.

Tom Quigley, The Capture of Grizzly Adams, NBC, 1982.

Tatum, A Winner Never Quits, ABC, 1986.

Kyle, Downpayment on Murder, NBC, 1987.

Grossman, Danielle Steel's Fine Things (also known as Fine Things), NBC, 1990.

Sergeant Halsey, Love and Lies (also known as True Betrayal and The Kim Paris Story), ABC, 1990.

Joe Comminger, A Mother's Justice (also known as Vengeance Is Mine), NBC, 1991.

Director Waugh, Spy Games (episodes "Close to Home" and "The Wall" of the series Undercover, which aired together as a movie), ABC, 1991.

Director Waugh, Before the Storm (episodes "Sacrifices: Parts 1 & 2" of the series Undercover, which aired together as a movie), ABC, 1991.

Emille Camp, Doublecrossed (also known as The True Story of Barry Seal), HBO, 1991.

Brother, Held Hostage: The Sis and Jerry Levin Story (also known as Forgotten: The Sis and Jerry Levin Story and Beirut), ABC, 1991.

Mayor Tom Cantrell, An American Story (also known as After the Glory and War in Athens), CBS, 1992.

Zeke Zbranek, Bed of Lies (also known as Deadly Blessing), ABC, 1992.

Masterson, Dead before Dawn, ABC, 1993.

Lamar Jenkins, No Child of Mine (also known as The Fight for Baby Jesse and The Fight for Jesse), CBS, 1993.

Pat Carter, Harvest of Lies (also known as Seduction in a Small Town), ABC, 1997.

K. C., The Thin Blue Lie, Showtime, 2000.

Barnabas, San Paolo (also known as Die Bibel and The Bible: Paul of Tarsos), 2000.

Detective Gates, The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (also known as The Perfect Husband), USA Network, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Mayor Tom Beckwith, On Our Way, CBS, 1985.

Himself, Memories of M*A*S*H, CBS, 1991.

Voiceover, U.S.–Mexican War (documentary), PBS, 1998.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Booker, The Runaway Barge (also known as River Bandits), NBC, 1975.

Mr. Carrion, the chief engineer, Fog, CBS, 1981.

Captain Paul Morgan, Case's superior, Hardcase, NBC, 1981.

Barney, There Goes the Neighborhood, NBC, 1983.

Howard, Second Edition, CBS, 1984.

Voice of Bobbo, Jaza's superior, The Earthlings, ABC, 1984.

Rick Macklin, The Doctors Wilde (also known as Zoovets), CBS, 1987.

Dr. Winslow, The Gifted One (also known as Blessed), NBC, 1989.

Host, True Stories, Fox and Baton, 1993.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Remsen, "Mortal Sin," Harry O, 1974.

First officer, "Eyewitness," Harry O, 1974.

Garner, "Shades," Harry O, 1975.

Slade, "The Vampire," Starsky & Hutch, ABC, 1976.

Mumford, "Consenting Adults," Charlie's Angels, 1976.

Drunk driver, "Rustling," CHiPs, 1978.

Hotel clerk, "The Avenger," Starsky & Hutch, ABC, 1978.

The hobo, Soap, 1979.

"Spy in My Beer," Laverne & Shirley, 1979.

Water deliveryman, "Expose," Lou Grant, 1979.

Jack Whitman, "Joanie Busts Out," Happy Days, 1979.

"Our Man in the Slammer," Goodnight, Beantown, CBS, 1983.

"Hooking for Mister Goodbar," Goodnight, Beantown, CBS, 1983.

Maynard Stockman, "Steele in the Chips," Remington Steele, NBC, 1984.

Dr. Kyle Stepney, "Under the Knife," Simon & Simon, 1984.

Chief Don Potter, "Out–of–Town Brown," Simon & Simon, 1985.

Kyle Nordoff, "R.I.P. Off," Newhart, 1985.

"Love and the Serious Wedding, Love, and Condo," New Love, American Style, 1986.

Lieutenant Faraday, "Murder She Spoke," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987.

Lieutenant Alex Tibideaux, "Big Easy Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

Ulysses S. Grant, "Legend on His President's Secret Service," Legend, UPN, 1995.

VA patient, "Tidings of Comfort and Joy," American Dreams, NBC, 2004.

"A Clear and Present Danger," American Dreams, NBC, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

The Duchess of Malfi, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1975–76.

Roadside (musical), off–Broadway production, 2001.

Also appeared in Much Ado about Nothing and King Lear, both National Shakespeare Festival, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA.

Stage Director:

The Odd Couple, California Actors Theatre, Los Gatos, CA, 1976–77.

Wild Air, Los Angeles Actors Theatre, Los Angeles, 1979–80.

Apewatch, Mark Taper Forum Laboratory Productions, Los Angeles, 1979–80, then Center Theatre Group, Forum Laboratory, Los Angeles, 1980–81.


Music Videos:

Appeared in a music video with Richard Marx.

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