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George William "G.W." Bailey is an American stage, television and film actor. Although he appeared in many dramatic roles, he may be best remembered for his "crusty" comedic characters such as Staff Sergeant Luther Rizzo in M*A*S*H (TV-Series 1979-83); Lieutenant—and later, Captain Thaddeus Harris in Police Academy (198494), Captain Felix Maxwell in Mannequin (1987), and as Detective Lieutenant Louie Provenza from TNT's television crime drama, The Closer. He currently stars in the TNT series, Major Crimes, a spin-off of The Closer, continuing in his role as Lt. Provenza.

For Disney, he voiced Sarge in the Dinosaurs episode, "Nuts to War (part 2)" and Rusty in the 2004 animated film Home on the Range.

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