'The Closer': G.W. Bailey prepares to pull off some 'Major Crimes'


G.W. Bailey knows he owes much of his professional success to the police, twice over.Two cop characters largely have defined his acting career, and he starts his final round of "The Closer" as one of them -- crusty Detective Lt. Provenza -- as TNT's Kyra Sedgwick-starring drama begins its last six episodes Monday (July 9). However, when that show ends, Provenza won't: Bailey will take him into a spinoff when TNT launches "Major Crimes" immediately after the "Closer" finale Monday, Aug, 13.And then, there is the considerably more humorous Lt. (and later Capt.) Harris, played by Bailey in six of the "Police Academy" movie comedies. "He was sort of the quintessential guy you love to hate," the good-humored actor tells Zap2it, "but he brought me a lot of pleasure. And he brought me some great seats in restaurants, and a lot of drinks that people wanted to buy me."He also put my kids in college,...



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