Will Geer

Will Geer as George Washington on BEWITCHED
1902 - 1978

Will Geer  American Actor


William Aughe Ghere, known as Will Geer (March 9, 1902 – April 22, 1978), was an American actor and social activist, known for his portrayal of Grandpa Zebulon Tyler Walton in the 1970s TV series The Waltons....

Confirmed Relationships1
Longest Relationship20 yrs
Shortest Relationship20 yrs
Average Relationship Length20 yrs
First Name Will
Last Name Geer
Full Name at Birth Will Geer
Alternative Name William Aughe Ghere
Age 76 (age at death) years
Birthday 9th March, 1902
Birthplace Frankfort, Indiana, USA
Died 22nd April, 1978
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Respiratory Ailment
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University University Of Chicago
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Grandpa on The Waltons
Music Genre Comedy/Spoken
Year(s) Active 1932–1978
Music Style Folk, Traditional Folk, Spoken Word
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The Mafu Cage1978 Zom Movie
Rip Van Winkle1978 Narrator (voice) Short Film
A Woman Called Moses1978 Thomas Garrett TV Movie
The Billion Dollar Hobo1977 Choo-Choo Trayne Movie
Eight Is Enough1977 Sam TV Show
The Love Boat1977 Franklyn Bootherstone TV Show
Bunco1977 TV Movie
Moving Violation1976 Rockfield Movie
The Blue Bird1976 Grandfather Movie
Law and Order1976 Pat Crowley TV Movie
The Sad and Lonely Sundays1976 Lucas Wembley TV Movie
The Night That Panicked America1975 Reverend Davis TV Movie
Starsky and Hutch1975 Commodore Atwater TV Show
The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery1975 Dr. Simpson Movie
Hurricane1974 Dr. McCutcheon TV Movie
The Hanged Man1974 Nameless TV Movie
Silence1974 Crazy Jack Movie
Honky Tonk1974 Judge Cotton TV Movie
Benjamin Franklin1974 TV Show
Memory of Us1974 Motel Manager Movie
Executive Action1973 Harold Ferguson Movie
Isn't It Shocking?1973 Lemuel Lovell TV Movie
Savage1973 Joel Ryker TV Movie
Harry O1973 Len McNeil TV Show
Doc Elliot1973 Paul Bartlett TV Show
Brock's Last Case1973 J. Smiley Krenshaw TV Movie
Dear Dead Delilah1972 Roy Jurroe Movie
Jeremiah Johnson1972 Bear Claw Movie
Napoleon and Samantha1972 Grandpa Movie
The Rowdyman1972 Stan Movie
The Scarecrow1972 Justice Gilead Merton TV Movie
Kung Fu1972 Judge Emmitt Marcus TV Show
The Sixth Sense1972 Rev. Jordan TV Show
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak1972 Ben TV Show
Brother John1971 Doc Thomas Movie
Alias Smith and Jones1971 Seth TV Show
Cade's County1971 Hurley Gaines TV Show
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury1971 Tidwell TV Show
Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law1971 TV Show
The Jimmy Stewart Show1971 Uncle Everett TV Show
The Waltons1971 The Grandfather TV Show
Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster?1971 Simon Anderson TV Movie
Columbo1971 Dr. Edmund Hidemann TV Show
Pieces of Dreams1970 The Bishop Movie
The Moonshine War1970 Mr. Baylor Movie
The Brotherhood of the Bell1970 Mike Patterson TV Movie
The Young Rebels1970 Mayor Larkin TV Show
The Bold Ones: The Senator1970 Senator Homer Bryant Wydell TV Show
The Reivers1969 Boss Movie
Love, American Style1969 Desk Clerk (segment "Love and the Pulitzer Prize") TV Show
Medical Center1969 Loriss, Coughlin, Jess Calhoun TV Show
My Friend Tony1969 TV Show
Night Gallery1969 Walt Peckinpah TV Show
The Bill Cosby Show1969 Mr. Kane TV Show
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers1969 Elliot Leveridge, Judge Scanlon, Ralph Turner TV Show
The Courtship of Eddie's Father1969 Harry I. Madison TV Show
Then Came Bronson1969 Oliver Hidemann TV Show
Bandolero!1968 Pop Chaney Movie
Of Mice and Men1968 Candy TV Movie
Hawaii Five-O1968 Professor Harold Lochner TV Show
Here Come the Brides1968 Benjamin Pruitt TV Show
Mayberry R.F.D.1968 Captain Wolford TV Show
The Name of the Game1968 Mac TV Show
Certain Honorable Men1968 Malcolm Stoddard TV Movie
In Cold Blood1967 Prosecutor Movie
The President's Analyst1967 Dr. Lee-Evans Movie
The Crucible1967 Giles TV Movie
Garrison's Gorillas1967 Laski TV Show
The Invaders1967 Hank Willis TV Show
Seconds1966 Old Man Movie
Mission: Impossible1966 Doc TV Show
I Spy1965 Uncle Harry TV Show
Run for Your Life1965 Judge David P. Andrews TV Show
The Trials of O'Brien1965 Judge Lindemann, Sheldon TV Show
Black Like Me1964 Truckdriver Movie
Bewitched1964 President George Washington TV Show
Daniel Boone1964 Adam TV Show
East Side/West Side1963 Brian Lincoln TV Show
Advise & Consent1962 Senate Minority Leader Movie
Bonanza1959 Ferris Callahan, Zach Randolph, Calvin Butler TV Show
Gunsmoke1955 Slocum TV Show
Salt of the Earth1954 Sheriff Movie
Bright Victory1951 Mr. Lawrence Nevins Movie
Double Crossbones1951 Tom Botts Movie
The Tall Target1951 Homer Crowley -Train Conductor Movie
The Barefoot Mailman1951 Dan Paget - Miami Mayor, Postmaster Movie
Broken Arrow1950 Ben Slade Movie
Comanche Territory1950 Dan'l Seeger Movie
Convicted1950 Convict Mapes Movie
The Kid from Texas1950 O'Fallon Movie
To Please a Lady1950 Jack Mackay Movie
Winchester '731950 Wyatt Earp Movie
Racket Squad1950 Harry Robinson TV Show
It's a Small World1950 William Musk - Father Movie
Intruder in the Dust1949 Sheriff Hampton Movie
Lust for Gold1949 Deputy Ray Covin Movie
Anna Lucasta1949 Noah Movie
Johnny Allegro1949 Schultzy Movie
Deep Waters1948 Nick Driver Movie
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre1948 Sam Hobbs TV Show
The Fight for Life1940 2nd Teacher Movie
Union Pacific1939 Foreman (uncredited) Movie
Mystery of Edwin Drood1935 Village Lamplighter (uncredited) Movie
Spitfire1934 West Fry (as High Ghere) Movie
Wild Gold1934 Poker Player (uncredited) Movie
Misleading Lady1932 McMahon - Asylum Guard Movie
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    CraigSnyderMay 10, 2013

    Zeb Walton was a perfect Grandfather.

    David SchulzMar 14, 2011

    As one of the biggest fans ever of the Waltons his character Zebulon Walton was my favorite and I still watch its reruns today !!

    walton loverNov 27, 2008

    i love zeb/zebulon/grandpa walton hes so smart and funny and likes fishing like me

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