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This London structured deep dub-house duo got their moniker from a bastardization of actor Patrick Swayze’s name, wanting something memorable however, not immediately recognizable. This explanation also pertains to their general method of music: distinctive rather than easily categorized. Though Adam Taylor and David Dark brown began playing jointly in 1994, they spent 3 years learning their equipment and recording methods in their cellar studio. Whenever a friend finally urged them into producing their music community, 1997’s Bueno EP surfaced independently Swayzak label, that your group also went independently. The achievement and vital acclaim that Bueno as well as the group’s pursuing singles fulfilled with had been doubly astonishing, as Swayzak acquired very little reference to the London DJ picture. A chance conference within a London record store sparked the group’s distribution cope with Medication records because of their debut record, 1998’s Snowboarding in Argentina. The full-length assortment of the group’s clean, atmospheric live consumer electronics also fulfilled with acclaim in dance circles, although by this time around their imagination and self-reliance was no more a surprise. Mixing machine voted Snowboarding in Argentina the 1998 Record of the entire year, furthering the duo’s identification within the U.S. Carrying out a collaboration using the Detroit techno musician Theorem, Swayzak released Himawari and cashed in on the growing acclaim inside the global digital music picture. The brave record highlighted ambitious collaborations with dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah, Opus III vocalist Kirsty Hawkshaw, and vocalist JB Rose. Dirty Dance, released in 2002, discovered the duo adding even more components of pop, and 2004’s Loops In the Bergerie saw the very first vocal features from Swayzak’s David Dark brown.

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Full Name Swayzak
Music Songs Songs of My Supper, Make Up Your Mind, Smile and Receive, State of Grace, In the Car Crash, Speedboat, I Dance Alone, No Sad Goodbyes, Buffalo Seven, Japan Air, Hebrew Dub, Solemn Park Days, Slave to the Hard Drive, Lo9ve, Montanza, Day from Hell, Stronger Love, Wavemail, Devil of Rotations, Doobie, Caught in This Affair, Hausfrau, Low-Rez Skyline, Grey London Loop, Then There's Her, Hof Ter Lo, Blufarm, Fukamachi, Keep It Coming, Betek, Bergerie, Burma Heights
Albums Snowboarding in Argentina, Loops from the Bergerie, Himawari, Fabric 11, Some Other Country, Dirty Dancing, You'll Never Dance Alone Again - The Best of Swayzak, Route De La Slack - Remixes and Rarities

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1 He appeared in two films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and A Few Good Men (1992).
2 In his last year, Walsh starred in the 1998 films Hidden Agenda, Pleasantville, and The Negotiator. All three movies, plus Outside Ozona (Walsh died shortly before production commenced) were dedicated to his memory.
3 Although he acted in college at the University of Rhode Island, as well as on and off-Broadway productions, he did not act in his first film until he was nearly 42 years old.
4 Had a strong interest in metaphysics.
5 His father died of brain cancer and his mother died of Alzheimer's disease.
6 Held a bachelor's degree in sociology from Rhode Island University.
7 Had appeared in four movies along with Kurt Russell: Tequila Sunrise (1988), Backdraft (1991), Executive Decision (1996) and Breakdown (1997).
8 Before his death, he was hoping to follow the example of Gene Hackman and get away from playing the psychopaths and cowards he had been typecast as, playing more complicated and substantial character parts.
9 Early jobs also included tending bar at some of Manhattan's best seafood restaurants.
10 He spoke fluent German.
11 During his childhood, he attended a Jesuit boarding school in Ireland.
12 Brother of Christopher Walsh, Patricia Walsh and Mary Walsh.
13 Father of John West.
14 Early jobs included social worker, encyclopedia salesman, junior high school teacher, and reporter.
15 Graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where he starred as an undergraduate in many college theater productions and was president of Students for a Democratic Society, an organization that grew out of the anti-war movement of the 1960s.
16 He died of a heart attack while vacationing near San Diego, CA. Walsh fell ill while staying at a resort hotel & was taken to Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, CA, where he was pronounced dead. He lived in Encino (Los Angeles) with his son, John West, at the time of his death.
17 In just over a decade, he appeared in more than two dozen films.
18 Big break in 1984 while working in David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross" on broadway.
19 Discovered by a director in 1974 and began working in off-broadway shows.
20 Jack Nicholson dedicated his Best Actor Academy Award (for As Good as It Gets (1997)) to Walsh. [1998]



Misery 1990 State Trooper Sherman Douglas (uncredited)
Narrow Margin 1990 Michael Tarlow
The Grifters 1990 Cole
Crazy People 1990 Drucker
Why Me? 1990 Francis Mahoney
Dad 1989 Dr. Santana
Wired 1989 Bob Woodward
L.A. Law 1989 TV Series Pete Bostik
The Big Picture 1989 Allen Habel
Tequila Sunrise 1988 Maguire
Things Change 1988 Hotel Manager
Windmills of the Gods 1988 TV Mini-Series Colonel Bill McKinney
Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Sgt. Major Dickerson
The Equalizer 1985-1987 TV Series Andrew Banks / Sam Griffith
House of Games 1987 The Businessman
The Ellen Burstyn Show 1987 TV Series Dan Hodges
Tin Men 1987 Wing
Spenser: For Hire 1987 TV Series Andrew Lawford
Power 1986 Jerome Cade
Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 Ed Smythe
The Beniker Gang 1985 Principal Stoddard
Right to Kill? 1985 TV Movie Maj. Eckworth
Hard Choices 1985 Deputy Anderson
Nikola Tesla: Mad Scientist of the Gilded Age 1984 Video short Narrator
Blood Feud 1983 TV Movie Photographer
Eddie Macon's Run 1983 Man in Bar
Little Gloria... Happy at Last 1982 TV Movie
Reflecto-vision 1979 Short
Hidden Agenda 1999 Jonathan Zanuck
Pleasantville 1998 Big Bob
The Negotiator 1998 Terence Niebaum
Hope 1997 TV Movie Ray Percy
C-16: FBI 1997 TV Series Jules Rozack
Dark Skies 1996-1997 TV Series Capt. Frank Bach
Breakdown 1997/I Red Barr
Persons Unknown 1996 Cake
Crime of the Century 1996 TV Movie Col. Norman Schwarzkopf
Gang in Blue 1996 TV Movie Lt. William Eyler
Sling Blade 1996 Charles Bushman
The Little Death 1996 Ted Hannon
Executive Decision 1996 Senator Mavros
Sacred Cargo 1995 Father Stanislav
Nixon 1995 John Ehrlichman
Charlie's Ghost Story 1995 Darryl
The Low Life 1995 Mike Sr
The X-Files 1995 TV Series Warden Leo Brodeur
The Babysitter 1995 Harry Tucker
Black Day Blue Night 1995 Lt. John Quinn
Outbreak 1995 Chief of Staff (uncredited)
Miracle on 34th Street 1994 Ed Collins
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1994 TV Series Col. Charles Fane
Star Struck 1994 TV Movie Greer
Silent Fall 1994 Sheriff Mitch Rivers
The Client 1994 McThune
Blue Chips 1994 Happy
Birdland 1994 TV Series Potter
The Last Seduction 1994 Frank Griffith
Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade 1994 Short Charles Bushman
One Little Indian 1993 Marshall Robinson
Partners 1993 TV Short
Morning Glory 1993 Sheriff Reese Goodloe
Needful Things 1993 Danforth Keeton III
The American Clock 1993 TV Movie Judge Bradley
Red Rock West 1993 Wayne
Loaded Weapon 1 1993 Desk Clerk
Sniper 1993 Chester Van Damme
Contact 1992 Short Radio Lieutenant
The Prom 1992 Grover Dean
Hoffa 1992 Frank Fitzsimmons
A Few Good Men 1992 Lt. Col. Matthew Andrew Markinson
In the Shadow of a Killer 1992 TV Movie Insp. Leo Kemeny
Defenseless 1991 Steven Seldes
True Identity 1991 Houston
Backdraft 1991 Marty Swayzak
Iron Maze 1991 Jack Ruhle
The Russia House 1990 Quinn



Hidden Agenda 1999 in memory of
Outside Ozona 1998 dedicatee
Pleasantville 1998 dedicatee
The Negotiator 1998 in memory of

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

A Few Good Men: From Stage to Screen 2001 Video documentary short Lt. Col. Matthew Andrew Markinson (uncredited)
Code of Conduct 2001 Video documentary short Lt. Col. Matthew Andrew Markinson (uncredited)
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself (Memorial Tribute)
Nixon: Featurette 1995 Video documentary short Himself - John Ehrlichman

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Hope (1997)
1998 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Breakdown (1997)
1997 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Sling Blade (1996) · Billy Bob Thornton
· Dwight Yoakam
· John Ritter
· Lucas Black
· Natalie Canerday
· Robert Duvall
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Nixon (1995) · Joan Allen
· Brian Bedford
· Powers Boothe
· Kevin Dunn
· Fyvush Finkel
· Annabeth Gish
· Tony Goldwyn
· Larry Hagman
· Ed Harris
· Edward Herrmann
· Anthony Hopkins
· Bob Hoskins
· Madeline Kahn
· E.G. Marshall
· David Paymer
· David Hyde Pierce
· Paul Sorvino
· Mary Steenburgen
· James Woods
1994 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Needful Things (1993)

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1 I never resented being called a character actor in New York, but with the caste system they have in Hollywood, you feel the little sting of it. There is a distinction made between the person who is getting $20 million and everyone else. You're the one directors know they don't have to worry about, so they can turn their attention to more pressing problems, like finding the star a bigger trailer.
2 (1997) I like to read fiction because it transports me away from Hollywood, and I like travel novels. I also drive up the coast to Santa Barbara to escape and get out of town. I stay the most at the San Ysidro Ranch. It's a quiet and simple, protected village and no one bothers you. It's also very pretty.

1 Deep authoritative voice
2 Often played cowardly, sinister villains

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