Ralph Waite

Ralph Waite
1928 - 2014
Ralph Waite  American Actor

Ralph Waite dating history


Ralph Waite was previously married to Linda East (1982 - 2014), Kerry Shear Waite (1977 - 1981) and Beverly Waite (1951 - 1966).


American Actor Ralph Waite was born Ralph Harold Waite on 22nd June, 1928 in White Plains, New York, USA and passed away on 13th Feb 2014 Palm Desert, California aged 85. He is most remembered for John Walton Sr. on The Waltons. His zodiac sign is Cancer.

Ralph Waite was in an on-screen matchup with Michael Learned in The Waltons (1971).

Ralph Waite is a member of the following lists: Actors from New York, American film actors and American television actors.


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Married3 33 years, 1 month 17 years, 10 months 5 years, 7 months
Total3 33 years, 1 month 17 years, 10 months 5 years, 7 months


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
Buried White Plains Rural Cemetery
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
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

Ralph Waite (June 22, 1928 – February 13, 2014) was an American actor and political activist, best known for his lead role as John Walton Sr. on The Waltons (1972–1981), which he occasionally directed. He also had recurring roles in NCIS as Jackson Gibbs, the father of Leroy Jethro Gibbs, and Bones, as Seeley Booth's grandfather. Waite had supporting roles in movies such as Cool Hand Luke (1967), Five Easy Pieces (1970), The Grissom Gang (1971), The Bodyguard (1992), and Cliffhanger (1993).

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Linda East-
Kerry Shear Waite74Actress
Beverly Waite-


Old Henry2013HenryTV Movie
Gabe the Cupid Dog2012R.L. DuttonMovie
25 Hill2011EdMovie
Off the Map2011AbuelitoTV Show
Letters to God2010Cornelius PerryfieldMovie
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr.2009Grandpa VenturaTV Movie
The Cleaner2008Jonus MullinsTV Show
Generation Gap2008ChickTV Movie
Cane2007Father MikeTV Show
Murder 1012006Jacob BrawleyTV Show
Bones2005Hank BoothTV Show
Grey's Anatomy2005Irving WallerTV Show
Silver City2004Casey LyleMovie
Blessings2003SheriffTV Movie
Carnivàle2003Reverend Norman BalthusTV Show
Cold Case2003Felton Metz '07TV Show
NCIS2003Jackson GibbsTV Show
Sunshine State2002Furman TempleMovie
Spirit2001JacobTV Movie
Timequest2000The Time TravelerMovie
The President's Man2000President MathewsTV Movie
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2000Sheriff MontgomeryTV Show
Chicken Soup for the Soul1999DadTV Show
Rocket Power1999Doc FreimouthTV Show
A Walton Easter1997John WaltonTV Movie
The Third Twin1997Senator ProustTV Movie
Orleans1997Otis LeblancTV Show
The Practice1997Walter JosephsonTV Show
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco1996Shadow (voice)Movie
A Walton Wedding1995John WaltonTV Movie
Murder One1995Malcolm DietrichTV Show
The Outer Limits1995Gene MortonTV Show
A Season of Hope1995Sam HackettTV Movie
Sioux City1994Drew McDermottMovie
Keys1994Dr. C.J. HalliganTV Movie
Sin & Redemption1994Cal SimmsTV Movie
A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion1993John WaltonTV Movie
Time Trax1993Lamont CarsonTV Show
The Bodyguard1992Herb FarmerMovie
Shannon's Deal1990HarryTV Show
Sparks: The Price of Passion1990Orville LemonTV Movie
Red Earth, White Earth1989MartinTV Movie
The River Pirates1988NarratorMovie
Crime of Innocence1985Frank HaywardTV Movie
Murder, She Wrote1984D.A. Paul RobbinsTV Show
A Good Sport1984Tommy O'BannonTV Movie
Growing Pains1984RobTV Movie
A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain1982John WaltonTV Movie
A Wedding on Walton's Mountain1982John WaltonTV Movie
Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain1982John WaltonTV Movie
The Mississippi1982Ben WalkerTV Show
The Gentleman Bandit1981Father Bernard PaganoTV Movie
Angel City1980Jared TeeterTV Movie
OHMS1980Floyd WingTV Movie
The Waltons: A Decade of the Waltons1980John Walton, Sr., SelfTV Movie
On the Nickel1980C.G.Movie
Red Alert1977Henry StoneTV Movie
Roots1977SlaterTV Show
Waiting for Godot1977PozzoTV Movie
The Secret Life of John Chapman1976John ChapmanTV Movie
Kid Blue1973DrummerMovie
The Stone Killer1973MathewsMovie
The Thanksgiving Story1973TV Movie
Chato's Land1972Elias HookerMovie
Girls on the Road1972JohnMovie
The Magnificent Seven Ride!1972Jim MackayMovie
Trouble Man1972PeteMovie
Lawman1971Jack DekkerMovie
The Grissom Gang1971MaceMovie
The Pursuit of Happiness1971Detective CromieMovie
The Sporting Club1971OlsonMovie
Nichols1971Sam BurtonTV Show
The Waltons1971John Walton, Sr.TV Show
Five Easy Pieces1970Carl Fidelio DupeaMovie
All My Children1970BartTV Show
Last Summer1969Peter's Father (uncredited)Movie
A Lovely Way to Die1968Sean MagruderMovie
Cool Hand Luke1967AlibiMovie
The Borgia Stick1967Man from ToledoTV Movie
N.Y.P.D.1967Colfax, Robert StrykerTV Show
The Desperate Hours1967Lt. FredericksTV Movie
Hawk1966ChauffeurTV Show
Days of Our Lives1965Father Matt, Father WattTV Show
Bonanza1959Hoby MilesTV 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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