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Prolific Actor In ‘Blade Runner’, ‘Ordinary People’ Was 88

M. Emmet Walsh, the familiar character actor in Blade Runner, Blood Simple, Best Picture Oscar winner Ordinary People, Slap Shot and more than 200 other films and TV shows spanning a half-century, died Tuesday in Vermont, his rep said. He was 88.

Manager Sandy Joseph confirmed the news to Deadline.

Walsh began his career guesting on late-1960s TV series before landing bit parts in films including Alice’s Restaurant, Little Big Man and Escape from the Planet of the Apes. He continued to guest-star in episodes of popular 1960s and ’70s series including Bonanza, All in the Family, Ironside, The Bob Newhart Show, McMillan & Wife, The Rockford Files, The Waltons and many more.

He also had voice roles on such films and series The Iron Robot, Adventure Time, Big Guy and Rusty the Robot and The Wild Thornberrys, along with narrating multiple characters in Ken Burns’ epic 1990 miniseries The Civil War.


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