G. W. Bailey Biography
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Luther Rizzo’ in TV Series ‘M*A*S*H’)
Birthday: August 27, 1944 (Virgo)
Born In: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
G. W. Bailey is an American actor who gained popularity in 'crusty' comedic roles, such as Staff Sergeant Luther Rizzo in the CBS war comedy-drama series 'M*A*S*H' and that of Lieutenant/Captain Thaddeus Harris in the 'Police Academy' films (1984-1994). He also gained prominence for his roles in the film 'Mannequin' (1987) and the telefilms 'Murder in Texas' (1981), 'On Our Way' (1985), 'Before the Storm' (1991) and 'Dead Before Dawn' (1993). One of his other major role was as Detective Lieutenant Louie Provenza on TNT's crime drama series 'The Closer' and its spinoff series 'Major Crimes' from 2005 to 2018. He had previously appeared in three TNT produced Bible Collection television movies and miniseries, 'Solomon' (1997), 'Jesus' (1999), and 'St. Paul’ (2000).