Starting out as a child actor, Joseph Walsh's career took off when he was 15 years old. Walsh started his acting career landing roles in such films as the biopic "Hans Christian Andersen" (1952) with Danny Kaye, "The Juggler" (1953) with Kirk Douglas and the dramatic adaptation "Captain Newman, M.D." (1963) with Gregory Peck. His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the Robert Mitchum dramatic adaptation "Anzio" (1968), the dramatic sports film "Drive, He Said" (1971) with William Tepper and "California Split" (1974) with George Segal. He also appeared in the Ryan O'Neal action flick "The Driver" (1978) and the horror film "Poltergeist" (1982) with JoBeth Williams. Walsh more recently acted in the Richard Dreyfuss comedy "Let It Ride" (1989).