GW Bailey stars in "Major Crimes" on TNT as Detective Lt. Provenza, reprising the role that he played for all seven seasons of the hit drama "The Closer."

GW Bailey's career spans three decades and is a gallery of memorable, distinctive characters. A native Texan, he began his training at Texas Tech University and started his professional career at the prestigious Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Kentucky. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he started his television career in a string of guest-starring roles on episodic series, in addition to continuing his stage work.

Among his series credits are "M*A*S*H," "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" and "St. Elsewhere." He also starred in several TV movies, such as the award-winning "Double Crossed" and "The Siege at Ruby Ridge."

Bailey's feature career began with the film "Police Academy" and flourished with starring roles in such movies as "Mannequin," "Short Circuit," "Burglar" and "Rustler's Rhapsody," among others. He returned to academia in the mid 1990s and graduated from Texas State University in 1994. He served as artist-in-residence for several years, working occasionally in Hollywood and on the stage in New York.

Bailey's many interests include his work with The Sunshine Kids Foundation, where he is executive director. Sunshine Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer. Established in 1982, the foundation is committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients.


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Age: 73 years old
Birthday: August 27, 1944
Height: 5' 7"
Full Name / Real Name: George William Bailey
Birthplace: Port Arthur, TX
Wife: Eleanor June Goosby (4/2/1966 - 1999, divorced, 2 children)

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