M. Emmet Walsh Net Worth

M. Emmet Walsh Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Michael Emmet Walsh net worth is
$1.5 Million

Michael Emmet Walsh Wiki Biography

Born Michael Emmet Walsh on the 22nd March 1935, in Ogdensburg, New York State USA, he is an award- winning actor, best known to the world as Private Detective Loren Visser in the film “Blood Simple” (1984), while he also had success in the role of Bryant in the film “Blade Runner” (1982), and as Joe O’Neal in the film “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997), among many other appearances.

Have you ever wondered how rich Michael Emmeth Walsh is, as of late 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Walsh’s net worth is as high as $1.5 million, an amount earned through his long career, which has been active since the late ‘60s. During his career, this famous actor has showcased his talent in more than 200 film and TV titles.

M. Emmeth Walsh Net Worth $1.5 Million

Michael is the son of Harry Maurice Walsh, Sr., who worked as a customs agent, and his wife, Agnes Katharine (née Sullivan), he grew up in Swanton, Vermont. After finishing high school, Walsh enrolled at Clarkson University, graduating with a degree in Business Administration. Forty years after his graduation, he was given the Golden Knight Award by the Clarkson Alumni Association.

Michael made his acting debut in the TV series “The Doctors” in 1968, and after a number of minor roles in several successful films, including the Academy Award- nominated adventure “Little Big Man” (1970), directed by Arthur Penn, he was cast in his first recurring role, as Gabe McCutcheon in the TV series “Nichols” (1971-1972), and then portrayed the character Alex Lembeck in “The Sandy Duncan Show” (1972), while in 1973 he was a cast member of the Academy Award- nominated crime drama “Serpico”, starring Al Pacino, Jack Randolph and Jack Kehoe. His first notable role was the character Earl Frank in the crime drama film “Straight Time” in 1978, directed by Ulu Grosbard and starring Dustin Hoffman and Theresa Russell.

The ‘80s brought stardom to Michael, since he landed some of his most notable roles, including Bryant in Ridley Scott directed sci-fi thriller “Blade Runner” (1982), with Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer in the lead roles, then as Walt Yarborough in the drama “Silkwood” (1983), starring Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell and Cher in the lead roles, and then his most notable role as Private Detective Loren Visser in Joel and Ethan Coen’s first feature “Blood Simple” (1984), which only increased his wealth. He continued to appear in highly-acclaimed films towards the ‘90s, however, to be cast as a lead was still out of his reach, but still he made a name for himself as a supporting actor with roles in “Harry and the Hendersons” (1987), “No Man’s Land” (1987) then “The Milagro Beanfield” (1988) that starred Richard Bradford.

Walsh kept piling on minor roles in the ‘90s, however, none of those endeavors had much effect on his wealth, but his career was hallmarked in portraying police officers and other persons of authority. Some of the roles include Fire Chief in “Wilder Napalm” (1993), Sheriff Bob Brody in “Bitter Harvest” (1993), and Sergeant Miller Hoskins in “Dead Badge” (1994). He also appeared in “Wild Wild West” in 1999.

Aging hasn’t stopped him from acting, however, he has remained a supporting actor until the present day. He is now working on the drama film “Change in the Air”, next to Rachel Brosnahan and Aidan Quinn. The film is currently in post-production.

He is also focused on voice acting, and has lent his voice to Earl Stutz from the animated film “The Iron Giant” (1999), then Mack from the animated series “Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot” (1999-2001), Olaf in the animated series “Pound Puppies” (2010-2013), and Cosmic Owl in “Adventure Time” (2012-2015), all of which added to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, there are rumours about Walsh marrying secretly in 2014, but no details have emerged.

Full NameM. Emmet Walsh
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 22, 1935
Place Of BirthOgdensburg, New York, U.S.
Height5' 10" (1.78 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack, Stunts
EducationTilton School, Clarkson University
ParentsHarry Maurice Walsh, Sr., Agnes Katharine Walsh
AwardsIndependent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
MoviesBlood Simple, Blade Runner, Missing in Action, Snow Dogs, The Jerk, Wild Wild West, Christmas with the Kranks, Critters, Big Stan, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Racing Stripes, The Iron Giant, Raising Arizona, Red Scorpion, Ordinary People, Straight Time, Fletch, My Best Friend's Wedding, Clean and...
TV ShowsPound Puppies, Unsub, The Sandy Duncan Show
1Often cast as seemingly bellicose but harmless loudmouths, cast chillingly against type in Blood Simple. (1984).
2Loud, loquacious characters
3Chunky, rotund frame
4Hang-dog face
1I don't have an ego when I get the work. If I'm playing a doctor I want you to see a doctor. I don't want you to see an Emmet Walsh doctor and that's I think been the confusion with my career. People know my work, but they don't know who I am. I've always had fun hiding in the character.
2I approach each job thinking I may die of a heart attack, so it had better be the best work possible.
3I'm being paid for what I'd do for nothing.
1Although he played Tim Thomerson's father in The Flash: Pilot (1990), he is only eleven years his senior in real life.
2As of 2015, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Midnight Cowboy (1969), Bound for Glory (1976), Ordinary People (1980) and Reds (1981). Of those, Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Ordinary People (1980) are winners in the category.
3His grandfather, father, and brother were immigration officials on the Canadian border.
4The 'M' in his name stands for Michael.
5He is of Irish descent.
6National Theatre, London, making his UK stage debut in a major revival of "Buried Child" by Sam Shepard. [September 2004]
7Appeared in the pilot episode of The Bob Newhart Show (1972).
8In Christmas with the Kranks (2004), he plays a neighbor of Tim Allen. He played Allen's father-in-law on Home Improvement (1991).
9Critic Roger Ebert so admired him that he created the "Stanton-Walsh Rule," which states that "no movie featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M. Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can be altogether bad." Ebert later admitted this rule was broken by Wild Wild West (1999), in which Walsh appeared.
10Keeps a home in rural West Swanton, Vermont.
11Has been deaf in his left ear since age three.
12Graduated from the Clarkson University School of Business.
13Was roommates with actor William Devane in college.
14Attended Tilton School in Tilton, N.H.


Chasing 30002010Chuck Ireland
'Til Death2010TV SeriesUncle Rudolph
Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency2009Chief Van Owen
Youth in Revolt2009Mr. Saunders
Don McKay2009Samuel
Haunted Echoes2008VideoNeil
Your Name Here2008/IKroger
Sherman's Way2008Hoyt
Big Stan2007Lew Popper
Man in the Chair2007Mickey Hopkins
Greener Mountains2005Muggs
Racing Stripes2005Woodzie
Christmas with the Kranks2004Walt Scheel
The Guardian2003TV SeriesEzra Pence
Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales2003TV MovieWally Westland
Charlie Lawrence2003TV SeriesCubby
Baggage2003/ISandy Westphall
What's New, Scooby-Doo?2002TV SeriesJeb
Snow Dogs2002George
Frasier2001TV SeriesRich Koechner
The Mind of the Married Man2001TV SeriesRandall Evans
Night Visions2001TV SeriesGus
Gideon's Crossing2001TV SeriesDr. Matthews
Christmas in the Clouds2001Stu O'Malley
Eyeball Eddie2001ShortCoach Cook
Ed2000TV SeriesMayor Wally Kendricks
Jack of Hearts2000Commissioner Menlo Boyce
Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family2000TV SeriesAubrey Lang
Poor White Trash2000Judge Pike
NYPD Blue2000TV SeriesJoe Kroft
Monster!1999TV MovieLloyd Reeves
Me and Will1999Dean
Random Hearts1999Billy (uncredited)
Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot1999TV SeriesMack (voice)
The Wild Thornberrys1999TV SeriesGemsbok #1
The Iron Giant1999Earl Stutz (voice)
Wild Wild West1999Coleman
The X-Files1999TV SeriesArthur Dales
Nightmare in Big Sky Country1998Marshal Phillips
Men in White1998TV MovieJunior Assistant Dispatch Trainee Stanley Snyder
Erasable You1998Ralph Worth
Chairman of the Board1998Freemont
Tracey Takes On...1998TV SeriesJimmy Duff
Twilight1998Lester Ivar
My Best Friend's Wedding1997Joe O'Neal
The Killing Jar1997Sheriff Foley
Early Edition1996TV SeriesSanta
Madness of Method1996TV ShortRudolph Thorndyke
Romeo + Juliet1996Apothecary
The Lottery1996TV MovieChief Davis
Albino Alligator1996Dino
A Time to Kill1996Dr. Willard Tyrell 'W.T.' Bass (the Defense Psychologist) (uncredited)
Portraits of a Killer1996Raymond Garrison
The Outer Limits1996TV SeriesSanford Vallé
Criminal Hearts1996Martin
The Nerd1996TV MovieMr. Walgrave
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home1995Bill Wilcox
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler1995TV MovieMorris
Relative Fear1994Earl Ladelle
Home Improvement1994TV SeriesCol. Fred Patterson
Probable Cause1994TV MovieSadler
Camp Nowhere1994T.R. Polk
The Glass Shield1994Detective Jesse Hall
Cops and Robbersons1994uncredited
Dead Badge1994Sergeant Miller Hoskins
Bitter Harvest1993Sheriff Bob
Wilder Napalm1993Fire Chief
The Jackie Thomas Show1993TV SeriesArlen Thomas
The Music of Chance1993Calvin Murks
Four Eyes and Six-Guns1992TV Movie
Wild Card1992TV MovieMose
The Naked Truth1992Garcia Gesundheim
Equinox1992Pete Petosa
White Sands1992Bert Gibson
Killer Image1992John Kane
Silverfox1991TV MovieCharles Blankenship
Fourth Story1991TV MovieHarry
The Flash1990TV SeriesHenry Allen
The Civil War1990TV Mini-Series documentaryVarious
Narrow Margin1990Sgt. Dominick Benti (as M. Emmett Walsh)
Love and Lies1990TV MovieClyde Wilson
Catch Me If You Can1989Johnny Phatmun
Tales from the Crypt1989TV SeriesJonas
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat1989Mort
Unsub1989TV SeriesNed Platt
The Mighty Quinn1989Fred Miller
Brotherhood of the Rose1989TV Mini-SeriesHardy
Red Scorpion1988Dewey Ferguson
War Party1988Colin Ditweiler
Clean and Sober1988Richard Dirks
Sunset1988Chief Marvin Dibner
The Milagro Beanfield War1988Governor
No Man's Land1987Captain Haun
Harry and the Hendersons1987George Henderson Sr.
Murder Ordained1987TV MovieVern Humphrey
The Abduction of Kari Swenson1987TV MovieDon Nichols
Raising Arizona1987Machine Shop Ear-Bender
Broken Vows1987TV MovieDetective Mulligan
Vanishing America1986VideoEarl Crockett
Amazing Stories1986TV SeriesGrandpa
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1986TV SeriesGeneral Presser
Back to School1986Coach Turnbull
The Deliberate Stranger1986TV MovieDet. Sam Davies
Resting Place1986TV MovieSarge
Wildcats1986Walt Coes
The Best of Times1986Charlie
The Right of the People1986TV MovieMayor
The Hitchhiker1986TV SeriesDetective Underhill
The Twilight Zone1985TV SeriesPeter (segment "Dealer's Choice")
ABC Weekend Specials1985TV SeriesRocco
Fletch1985Dr. Joseph Dolan
Courage1984Colonel Crouse
Missing in Action1984Jack Tucker
Blood Simple.1984Private Detective Loren Visser
Grandview, U.S.A.1984Mr. Clark
The Outlaws1984TV MovieWarden MacDonald
The Pope of Greenwich Village1984Burns
You Are the Jury1984TV SeriesSamuel Lynn
Scandalous1984Simon Reynolds
After MASH1984TV SeriesReverend Horn
Silkwood1983Walt Yarborough
Night Partners1983TV MovieJoe Kirby
ABC Afterschool Specials1983TV SeriesJoe Lempke
Blade Runner1982Bryant
The Escape Artist1982Fritz
Fast-Walking1982Sergeant Sanger
Cannery Row1982Mack
Reds1981Speaker - Liberal Club
Little House on the Prairie1981TV SeriesCallahan
Back Roads1981Arthur
Hellinger's Law1981TV MovieMr. Graebner
East of Eden1981TV Mini-SeriesSheriff Horace Quinn
High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane1980TV MovieHarold Patton
Ordinary People1980Swim Coach
Raise the Titanic1980Master Chief Vinnie Walker
Brubaker1980C.P. 'Woody' Woodward
City in Fear1980TV MovieSheldon Lewis
Skag1980TV SeriesMoran
The Gift1979TV MovieLegion Commander
The Jerk1979Madman
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh1979Wally Cantrell
Dear Detective1979TV SeriesCapt. Gorcey
No Other Love1979TV MovieDeFranco
The French Atlantic Affair1979TV Mini-SeriesHarry
James at 161978TV SeriesCoach Federson
Straight Time1978Earl Frank
A Question of Guilt1978TV MovieInspector McCartney
Superdome1978TV MovieWhitley
Starsky and Hutch1976-1978TV SeriesFreddie / Lloyd Herman Eckworth
Red Alert1977TV MovieSheriff Sweeney
Airport '771977Dr. Williams
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman1977TV SeriesSergeant Malloy / Officer Malloy
Slap Shot1977Dickie Dunn
Gibbsville1976TV SeriesYostie
Mikey and Nicky1976Bus Driver
Nickelodeon1976'Father' Logan
Bound for Glory1976Husband - Couple in Trailer Automobile
The Invasion of Johnson County1976TV MovieIrvine
Baretta1975-1976TV SeriesMcDade / Potter
Crime Club1975TV MovieLieutenant Jack Doyle
The Prisoner of Second Avenue1975Joe
The Waltons1975TV SeriesDavid Fletcher
At Long Last Love1975Harold
Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic1975TV MovieMr. Peterson
The Rockford Files1975TV SeriesEdgar Burch
Amy Prentiss1974TV SeriesTom
McMillan & Wife1974TV SeriesOfficer Ames
The Gambler1974Las Vegas Gambler
Doctor Dan1974TV MovieMr. Wallace
Kid Blue1973Barber
The Sandy Duncan Show1972TV SeriesAlex Lembeck
The Bob Newhart Show1972TV SeriesJack Hoover
Get to Know Your Rabbit1972Mr. Wendel
What's Up, Doc?1972Arresting Officer
Nichols1971-1972TV SeriesGabe McCutcheon
The Don Rickles Show1972TV SeriesKingston
Bonanza1971TV SeriesMattheson
Ironside1971TV SeriesTelegraph Clerk
The Jimmy Stewart Show1971TV SeriesLionel Atkins
All in the Family1971TV SeriesBilly Hartfield
They Might Be Giants19711st Sanitation Man
Escape from the Planet of the Apes1971Aide
Cold Turkey1971Art
Julia1971TV SeriesGus Anderson
Arnie1970TV SeriesCliff
Little Big Man1970Shotgun Guard
The Traveling Executioner1970Warden Brodski
End of the Road1970Crab Man / Tutu Man
Alice's Restaurant1969Group W Sergeant
Stiletto1969Racing Partner (uncredited)
The Skirts of Happy Chance1969TV MovieHuffman
Midnight Cowboy1969Bus Passenger (uncredited)
N.Y.P.D.1969TV Series
The Doctors1968TV SeriesJason Randall
Change in the Air2016post-productionWalter Lemke
Shifting Gearspost-productionHank
Captain America: Civil War Reenactors2016ShortPool Manager
Boiling Pot2015Dean Marison
Adventure Time2012-2015TV SeriesCosmic Owl
Empire2015TV SeriesHarold Blakeley
The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power2015VideoGorak
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories2014TV SeriesDetective
Calvary2014The Writer
Cigar Man2013ShortCigar Man
Pound Puppies2010-2013TV SeriesOlaf
Love Sick Love2012Ed
Damages2012TV SeriesLyle Hewes
Arthur Newman2012Zazek
The Odd Life of Timothy Green2012Uncle Bub
Army Wives2012TV SeriesBernie Wallacheck
The Assignment2010Mr. Beudreaux


Pound Puppies2012TV Series performer - 1 episode


The Kite Runner2007stunt coordinator - as E. Emmet Walsh


The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards2014TV Special special thanks
HBO First Look1997TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode


The Man for the Part2016Documentary shortHimself
Comedy Is Pain2009Video documentary shortHimself
Odds & Ends2009Video documentary shortHimself
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner2007Video documentaryHimself
Only in LA2005TV SeriesHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies2001TV Special documentaryHimself
On the Edge of 'Blade Runner'2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (as M. Emmett Walsh)
The West1996TV Series documentary
The Way West1995TV Movie documentaryVoice
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Various

Archive Footage

Blade Runner: Deleted and Alternate Scenes2007Video documentaryBryant
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1994TV SeriesJohn Kane

Won Awards

2007Best Ensemble CastMethod FestMan in the Chair (2007)
1986Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadBlood Simple. (1984)

Nominated Awards

2014BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Children's/EducationalPound Puppies (2010)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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