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G.W. Bailey Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

George William Bailey was born on 27th August 1944, in Port Arthur, Texas USA, and is a stage, television, and film actor, but best known for such roles as Staff Sergeant Luther Rizzo in “M*A*S*H” (1979-1983) and Lieutenant/Captain Harris in the Police Academy movies (1984-1994). Bailey’s career started in 1974.

Have you ever wondered how rich G.W. Bailey is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Bailey’s net worth is as high as $2 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career, in films, and on television and the stage – all have improved his wealth.

G.W. Bailey Net Worth $2 Million

G.W. Bailey grew up in Texas and went to Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, alongside singer Janis Joplin and future star American Football coach Jimmy Johnson. Later, Bailey studied at Lamar University and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, before dropped out and spending the mid-1960s in local theatres.

Bailey then moved to California with hopes of landing a role on television which he did in 1974 in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series “Harry O”, appearing in four episodes until 1975. In the same year Bailey played in his first TV movie called “The Runaway Barge”, while from 1976 to 1978, he had parts in the Golden Globe Award-nominated “Starsky and Hutch”. From 1979 to 1983, Bailey played Sergeant Luther Rizzo in 14 episodes of a Golden Globe Award-winning series “M*A*S*H”, significantly improving his exposure to audiences as well as his net worth.

In the early ‘80s, Bailey had roles in such movies as the Golden Globe Award-nominated “Murder in Texas” (1981) starring Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott and Farrah Fawcett, in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “Bitter Harvest” (1981), and in “The Capture of Grizzly Adams” (1982). From 1982 to 1983, he played in 22 episodes of the Golden Globe Award-nominated series “St. Elsewhere”, while from 1983 to 1984, Bailey appeared in 13 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “Goodnight, Beantown”. In the mid-‘80s, Bailey worked alongside Steve Guttenberg and Kim Cattrall in “Police Academy” (1984) and with Tom Berenger in “Rustlers’ Rhapsody” (1985). He continued with “Warning Sign” (1985), “Short Circuit” (1986), and the Oscar-nominated “Mannequin” (1987) starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall. In 1987, Bailey played in “Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol”, while a year later, he worked in “Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach”. Bailey ended the ‘80s with parts in the Golden Globe Award-winning series “War and Remembrance” (1988) and in “Police Academy 6: City Under Siege” (1989). His constant activity ensured the rise of his net worth.

In the early ‘90s, Bailey appeared alongside Dennis Hopper, Robert Carradine, and Richard Jenkins in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “Doublecrossed” (1991) and in “An American Story” (1992) with Brad Johnson, Kathleen Quinlan, and Tom Sizemore. In 1994, he played in “Police Academy: Mission to Moscow”, and ended the decade with “The Siege at Ruby Ridge” (1996) starring Laura Dern, Randy Quaid, and Kirsten Dunst, and in “Jesus” (1999) alongside Jeremy Sisto and Debra Messing.

In 2000, Bailey appeared in “Brothers, Dogs, and God”, while from 2005 to 2012, he played Louie Provenza in 109 episodes of the Golden Globe Award-winning series “The Closer” starring Kyra Sedgwick. Since 2012, Bailey has played Provenza in “The Closer” spin-off series called “Major Crimes”. With his constant work, one may wonder why his net worth isn’t somewhat higher!

Regarding his personal life, G.W. Bailey was married to Eleanor June Goosby from 1966 to 1999 and has two children with her, but is believed to now be single. Since 2001, he serves as the Executive Director of the Sunshine Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides free programs and event for children suffering from cancer.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Angie1979TV SeriesDouglas
The French Atlantic Affair1979TV Mini-SeriesJake (uncredited)
Happy Days1979TV SeriesJack Whitman
Lou Grant1979TV SeriesWater Man / Arlo Karp
A Force of One1979Erwin
Laverne & Shirley1979TV SeriesRocko
Soap1979TV SeriesThe Hobo
Starsky and Hutch1976-1978TV SeriesHotel Clerk / Slade
Summer of My German Soldier1978TV MovieCorporal
Husbands, Wives & Lovers1978TV SeriesLeslie
CHiPs1978TV SeriesDrunk Driver
Lucan1977TV SeriesFarmer #1
How the West Was Won1977TV SeriesIvie
Police Story1977TV SeriesMaslin
Charlie's Angels1976TV SeriesMumford
Harry O1974-1975TV SeriesGarner / 1st Officer / Remsen
The Runaway Barge1975TV MovieBooker
Highly Functional2017post-productionDan
One HeartannouncedMark Williams
Major Crimes2012-2016TV SeriesLouie Provenza
I Am Death2013The Killer
The Newest Pledge2012Mr. Hodgkinson
The Closer2005-2012TV SeriesLouie Provenza
Johnny's Gone2011Chet
Left Turn Yield2007Man at Crosswalk with Dog
Breaking Down the Closer2007Video short
Cake: A Wedding Story2007Howard Canter
Nip/Tuck2005TV SeriesWesley Kringle
American Dreams2004TV Series
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story2004TV MovieDet. Gates
Home on the Range2004Rusty, the Dog (voice)
Scorcher2002/IGeneral Timothy Moore
St. Paul2000TV MovieBarnabas
The Thin Blue Lie2000TV MovieK.C.
Brothers. Dogs. And God.2000Luther Graham
Jesus1999TV MovieLivio
Solomon1997TV MovieAzarel
The Jeff Foxworthy Show1996-1997TV SeriesBig Jim Foxworthy
Seduction in a Small Town1997TV MoviePat Carter
The Siege at Ruby Ridge1996TV MovieRalph Coulter
Murder, She Wrote1987-1995TV SeriesLt. Alex Tibideaux / Lt. Faraday
Legend1995TV SeriesUlysses S. Grant
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow1994Capt. Harris
No Child of Mine1993TV MovieLamar Jenkins
Dead Before Dawn1993TV MovieMasterson
An American Story1992TV MovieTom Cantrell
Dinosaurs1992TV SeriesSarge
Bed of Lies1992TV MovieZeke Zbranek
Before the Storm1991TV MovieDirector Waugh
A Mother's Justice1991TV MovieJoe Comminger
Write to Kill1991VideoDean Sutton
Doublecrossed1991TV MovieCamp
Held Hostage: The Sis and Jerry Levin Story1991TV MovieBrother
Under Cover1991TV SeriesDirector Waugh
Fine Things1990TV MovieGrossman
Q & A1990Bartender (uncredited)
Love and Lies1990TV MovieSgt. Halsey
The Gifted One1989TV MovieDr. Winslow
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege1989Harris
War and Remembrance1988TV Mini-SeriesCmdr. Jim Grigg
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach1988Harris
Downpayment on Murder1987TV MovieKyle
Hawaiian Dream1987Captain Pierce
CBS Summer Playhouse1987TV SeriesMacklin
Roomies1987TV SeriesColonel Humner
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol1987Captain Harris
Burglar1987Ray Kirschman
Mannequin1987Felix
Short Circuit1986Skroeder
A Winner Never Quits1986TV MovieTatum
I-40 Paradise1986TV Series
New Love, American Style1986TV Series
North Beach and Rawhide1985TV MovieSheriff
Warning Sign1985Tom Schmidt
On Our Way1985TV MovieMayor Tom Beckwith
Rustlers' Rhapsody1985Peter
Newhart1985TV SeriesKyle Nordoff
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment1985Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Simon & Simon1984-1985TV SeriesPolice Chief Don Potter / Dr. Kyle Stepney - Surgery
Remington Steele1985TV SeriesMaynard Stockman
Runaway1984Chief
Earthlings1984TV MovieBobo
Police Academy1984Lt. Harris (as G. W. Bailey)
Goodnight, Beantown1983-1984TV SeriesAlbert Addelson
St. Elsewhere1982-1983TV SeriesDr. Hugh Beale
The Mississippi1983TV Series
M*A*S*H1979-1983TV SeriesSergeant Luther Rizzo / The G.I.
The Capture of Grizzly Adams1982TV MovieTom Quigley
Hardcase1981TV MoviePaul Morgan
Bitter Harvest1981TV MovieLazlo
Murder in Texas1981TV MovieRichard 'Racehorse' Haynes
Flo1980-1981TV SeriesLonnie Castleberry / Bull
Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story1980TV MovieHolfeld
Benson1979-1980TV SeriesBartender / Gus

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol1987performer: "Shortnin' Bread" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Left Turn Yield2007special thanks
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow - Underneath the Mission2004Video documentary short special thanks
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol - Remembering a Lofty Investigation2004Video documentary short special thanks
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach - Mistaken Identity: Case Reopened2004Video documentary short special thanks
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege - Unholy Alliance: A Retrospective2004Video documentary short special thanks
Police Academy - Behind Academy Doors: Secret Files Revealed2004Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 3rd Annual Noble Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Teens Wanna Know2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Herself - Guest
The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2014TV MovieHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
Major Crimes: Crossing the Tape - Inside the Major Crimes Squad2013Video shortHimself
Major Crimes: Raydor's Rookie - Introducing Kearran Giovanni2013Video shortHimself
How We Covered It2013DocumentaryHimself
The Closer Series Finale: Red Carpet2012TV MovieHimself
Cupcake Wars2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge / Actor
Crashing the Fest2011TV SeriesHimself
Infanity2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow - Underneath the Mission2004Video documentary shortHimself / Captain Thaddeus Harris
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol - Remembering a Lofty Investigation2004Video documentary shortHimself / Captain Thaddeus Harris
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach - Mistaken Identity: Case Reopened2004Video documentary shortHimself / Captain Thaddeus Harris
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege - Unholy Alliance: A Retrospective2004Video documentary shortHimself / Captain Thaddeus Harris
Police Academy - Behind Academy Doors: Secret Files Revealed2004Video documentary shortHimself / Lt. Thaddeus Harris
Memories of M*A*S*H1991TV Movie documentaryHimself / Sergeant Luther Rizzo
The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Program

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryDr. Hugh Beale - St. Elsewhere

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Humanitarian AwardHouston Film Critics Society Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Closer (2005)· Michael Paul Chan
· Raymond Cruz
· Jonathan Del Arco
· Tony Denison
· Robert Gossett
· Phillip P. Keene
· Corey Reynolds
· Kyra Sedgwick
· J.K. Simmons
· Jon Tenney
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Closer (2005)· Michael Paul Chan
· Raymond Cruz
· Tony Denison
· Robert Gossett
· Phillip P. Keene
· Corey Reynolds
· Kyra Sedgwick
· J.K. Simmons
· Jon Tenney
2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Closer (2005)· Michael Paul Chan
· Raymond Cruz
· Tony Denison
· Robert Gossett
· Phillip P. Keene
· Gina Ravera
· Corey Reynolds
· Kyra Sedgwick
· J.K. Simmons
· Jon Tenney
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Closer (2005)· Michael Paul Chan
· Raymond Cruz
· Tony Denison
· Robert Gossett
· Phillip P. Keene
· Gina Ravera
· Corey Reynolds
· Kyra Sedgwick
· J.K. Simmons
· Jon Tenney
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Closer (2005)· Tony Denison
· Robert Gossett
· Corey Reynolds
· Kyra Sedgwick
· J.K. Simmons
· Jon Tenney


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#Fact
1Said he was glad to work with Harry Morgan.
2There is disagreement amongst fans as to whether or not G.W. Bailey appears in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985). It is rumored that G.W. filmed a small uncredited cameo as the man shown from behind while being photographed during the wedding reception, but this has never been verified officially in any published interview to date.
3Longtime friends with fellow Texan (and occasional co-star over the years) Barry Corbin, whom Bailey credits with talking him out of studying law and into pursuing acting while the two were both students at Texas Tech University.
4After the departure of Gary Burghoff and his character Walter "Radar" O'Reilly from M*A*S*H (1972), the producers planned to have Bailey's character Luther Rizzo take over as company clerk. However, Alan Alda was able to convince the producers to have Klinger (Jamie Farr) take the role instead.
5Along with Janis Joplin, one of Bailey's other high school classmates was future head coach of the University of Miami Hurricanes and Dallas Cowboys, Jimmy Johnson.
6Has a plaque on the West Texas Hall of Fame which adorns the base at the feet of a statue of rock-n-roll legend Buddy Holly in Lubbock, Texas. The plaques commemorate all musicians and actors from Texas.
7The Closer (2005) is the second series in which he, Tony Denison and Michael Paul Chan have been cast members. The first was Under Cover (1991), a series in the early 1990s about the CIA.
8Originally studied law at Texas Tech University, but ultimately decided to become an actor instead.
9Began his theatrical career as the artistic director of the Lubbock Theater Center.
10Is the Executive Director and former Board Member of the Sunshine Kids Foundation, which provides trips and activities for hundreds of young cancer patients annually.
11Is a member in repertory of the Actor's Theatre of Louisville in the 1970s with Michael Gross, Tom Atkins, Victor Jory and many others who went on to further fame.
12Attended Thomas Jefferson High School (in Port Arthur, Texas) with Janis Joplin.
13For the 1999-2000 school year, he is the Artist-in-Residence for Southwest Texas State University.

#Quote
1Unless you're a big movie star, regular television work is going to bring you more exposure than anything. Everybody has a television; not everybody goes to the movies.
2I'm from Port Arthur, Texas! Little guy! Little character guy from one of the saddest oil-refinery towns in America. And here I was driving over to Beverly Hills, to 20th Century Fox, to be on 'M*A*S*H!'
3Do I enjoy features? Yeah, I really do. Would I like to do some more features before I head to the barn? Yeah, probably. But I also love television. I love doing television because it's fast, and that I like a lot.
4I don't belong to any country clubs. I don't have this big circle of friends. Where I make my friends is where I work.
5(On his role in The Closer (2005)) This is best job I've ever had. I think a lot of it has to do with this time in my life, you know. I've gotten older. I've squandered all the other money I've made. So it's nice at this point in my life to have a part like this, that's so well-written. And I love the cast. It's a joyful place to work, it really is. We have our moments, 'cause we're like a family. But overall, it's a great gig to have. And I love the character. I mean, there are other things I've done that I've really liked, but I think a lot of it has to do-it always has to do-with the character. It always has to do with the writing. You want to make a lot of money, but if the writing is bad, it doesn't matter, you know?
6(On being remembered as Captain Thaddeus Harris in the Police Academy movies) So much for ten years of education, years of training in Shakespeare... being remembered for a dog peeing in your eye!


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