Ralph Waite

Ralph Waite. John Walton, Dead .He Was 85
1928 - 2014

Ralph Waite  American Actor


Ralph Waite (June 22, 1928 – February 13, 2014) was an American actor, voice artist, and political activist, best known for his role as John Walton, Sr. on The Waltons, which he occasionally directed. In addition, Waite appeared in many guest roles o...

Confirmed Relationships3
Longest Relationship33 yrs, 1 mth
Shortest Relationship5 yrs, 8 mths
Average Relationship Length18 yrs, 3 mths
First Name Ralph
Last Name Waite
Full Name at Birth Ralph Harold Waite
Age 85 (age at death) years
Birthday 22nd June, 1928
Birthplace White Plains, New York, USA
Died 13th February, 2014
Place of Death Palm Desert, California
Cause of Death Age related illness
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Religion Presbyterian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Bushnell University, Yale University Divinity School for a MA
Occupation Text Actor, voice artist, director, and comedian
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame John Walton Sr. on The Waltons
Year(s) Active 1965–2014, 1954–2014
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Marshak/Zachary
Official Websites www.nndb.com/people/270/000108943/, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=125110563
Father Ralph H. Waite
Mother Esther Mitchell Waite
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Old Henry2013 Henry Movie
Gabe the Cupid Dog2012 R.L. Dutton Movie
25 Hill2011 Ed Movie
Off the Map2011 Abuelito TV Show
Letters to God2010 Cornelius Perryfield Movie
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr.2009 Grandpa Ventura TV Movie
The Cleaner2008 Jonus Mullins TV Show
Generation Gap2008 Chick TV Movie
Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses2007 Jacob Brawley TV Movie
Cane2007 Father Mike TV Show
Bones2005 Hank Booth TV Show
Grey's Anatomy2005 Irving Waller TV Show
Silver City2004 Casey Lyle Movie
Blessings2003 Sheriff TV Movie
Carnivàle2003 Reverend Norman Balthus TV Show
Cold Case2003 Felton Metz '07 TV Show
NCIS2003 Jackson Gibbs TV Show
Sunshine State2002 Furman Temple Movie
Spirit2001 Jacob TV Movie
Timequest2000 The Time Traveler Movie
The President's Man2000 President Mathews TV Movie
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2000 Sheriff Montgomery TV Show
Chicken Soup for the Soul1999 Dad TV Show
Rocket Power1999 Doc Freimouth TV Show
A Walton Easter1997 John Walton TV Movie
The Third Twin1997 Senator Proust TV Movie
Orleans1997 Otis Leblanc TV Show
The Practice1997 Walter Josephson TV Show
Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco1996 Shadow Movie
A Walton Wedding1995 John Walton TV Movie
Murder One1995 Malcolm Dietrich TV Show
The Outer Limits1995 Gene Morton TV Show
A Season of Hope1995 Sam Hackett TV Movie
Sioux City1994 Drew McDermott Movie
Keys1994 Dr. C.J. Halligan TV Movie
Sin & Redemption1994 Cal Simms TV Movie
Cliffhanger1993 Frank Movie
A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion1993 John Walton TV Movie
Time Trax1993 Lamont Carson TV Show
The Bodyguard1992 Herb Farmer Movie
Shannon's Deal1990 Harry TV Show
Sparks: The Price of Passion1990 Orville Lemon TV Movie
Red Earth, White Earth1989 Martin TV Movie
The River Pirates1988 Narrator Movie
Crime of Innocence1985 Frank Hayward TV Movie
Murder, She Wrote1984 D.A. Paul Robbins TV Show
A Good Sport1984 Tommy O'Bannon TV Movie
Growing Pains1984 Rob TV Movie
A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain1982 John Walton TV Movie
A Wedding on Walton's Mountain1982 John Walton TV Movie
Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain1982 John Walton TV Movie
The Mississippi1982 Ben Walker TV Show
The Gentleman Bandit1981 Father Bernard Pagano TV Movie
Angel City1980 Jared Teeter TV Movie
OHMS1980 Floyd Wing TV Movie
The Waltons: A Decade of the Waltons1980 John Walton Sr. TV Movie
On the Nickel1980 C.G. Movie
Red Alert1977 Henry Stone TV Movie
Roots1977 Slater TV Show
Waiting for Godot1977 Pozzo TV Movie
The Secret Life of John Chapman1976 John Chapman TV Movie
Kid Blue1973 Drummer Movie
The Stone Killer1973 Mathews Movie
The Thanksgiving Story1973 TV Movie
Chato's Land1972 Elias Hooker Movie
Hot Summer Week1972 John Movie
The Magnificent Seven Ride!1972 Jim Mackay Movie
Trouble Man1972 Pete Cockrell Movie
Lawman1971 Jack Dekker Movie
The Grissom Gang1971 Mace Movie
The Pursuit of Happiness1971 Detective Cromie Movie
The Sporting Club1971 Olson Movie
Nichols1971 Sam Burton TV Show
The Waltons1971 John Walton, Sr. TV Show
Five Easy Pieces1970 Carl Fidelio Dupea Movie
All My Children1970 Bart TV Show
Last Summer1969 Peter's Father (uncredited) Movie
A Lovely Way to Die1968 Sean Magruder Movie
Cool Hand Luke1967 Alibi Movie
The Borgia Stick1967 Man from Toledo TV Movie
N.Y.P.D.1967 Robert Stryker TV Show
The Desperate Hours1967 Lt. Fredericks TV Movie
Hawk1966 Chauffeur TV Show
Days of Our Lives1965 Father Matt TV Show
Bonanza1959 Hoby Miles TV Show
Look Up and Live1954 Host TV Show
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    alan schrigerNov 17, 2008

    I have been a big fan of Ralph Waite since the Waltons. I also attended Bucknell University. Is there a way to e mail Mr. Waite directly?

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