G. W. Bailey

George William Bailey (born August 27, 1944) is an American 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 1979–1983); Lieutenant/Captain Thaddeus Harris in the Police Academy films (1984–1994), and Captain Felix Maxwell in Mannequin (1987). He played the role of Detective Lieutenant Louie Provenza on TNT's television crime drama The Closer, and its spinoff series Major Crimes, from 2005 to 2018.

G. W. Bailey
Bailey as "Captain Harris" in Police Academy
George William Bailey

(1944-08-27) August 27, 1944 (age 78)
Years active1974–present
Eleanor Jane Goosby
(m. 1966; div. 1999)

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