M. Emmet Walsh

American actor

Michael Emmet Walsh (born March 22, 1935) is an American movie, television, stage, and voice actor. He has appeared in over 200 movies and television series.[1] He is known for his roles in The Jerk, Blood Sample, Killer Image, Christmas with the Kranks and in Wild Wild West.[2]

M. Emmet Walsh
M Emmet Walsh at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
Walsh at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Michael Emmet Walsh

(1935-03-22) March 22, 1935 (age 87)
Years active1969–present

According to Roger Ebert's Stanton-Walsh Rule, "no movie featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M. Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can be altogether bad." Ebert later conceded that this rule was broken by 1999's Wild Wild West (Walsh) and Dream a Little Dream (Stanton).


  1. Jacobs, Alex (2008-07-12). "Walsh marks 50-year reunion". WatertownDailyTimes.com. Archived from the original on 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2009-03-27.
  2. M. Emmet Walsh Biography (1935-)

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