M. Emmet Walsh, ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Blood Simple’ Actor, Dies at 88

M. Emmet Walsh, a veteran character actor who appeared in films like “Blade Runner,” “Blood Simple” and “Knives Out” and played Dermot Mulroney’s dad in “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” has died.

His manager Sandy Joseph confirmed that he died Tuesday in Vermont. He was 88.

In Ridley Scott’s 1982 “Blade Runner,” Walsh was Harrison Ford’s LAPD boss. His other roles included the corrupt sheriff in the 1986 horror film “Critters” and a small role as a security guard in “Knives Out.”

Raised in Swanton, Vermont, Walsh made his debut in movies in “Alice’s Restaurant” in 1969.


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