Will Geer

Will Geer
1902 - 1978

Will Geer  American Actor


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Rest in peace.


Will Geer was previously married to Herta Ware (1934 - 1954).

Will Geer was in a relationship with Harry Hay (1932 - 1934).

Will Geer had an encounter with Howard Claney (1958).


American Actor Will Geer was born on 9th March, 1902 in Frankfort, Indiana, USA and passed away on 22nd Apr 1978 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 76. He is most remembered for Grandpa on The Waltons. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Will Geer was in 2 on-screen matchups, including Ellen Corby in The Waltons (1971) and Jane Connell in Bewitched (1964).

Will Geer is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and LGBT people from the United States.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1 2 years - -
Married1 20 years - -
Encounter1 - - -
Total3 20 years 7 years, 4 months 2 years


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
Buried Will Geer Estate Shakespeare Garden, Topanga, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Bisexual
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, 1927–1978
Music Style Folk, Traditional Folk, Spoken Word

Will Geer (born William Aughe Ghere, March 9, 1902 – April 22, 1978) was an American actor, musician, and social activist, who was active in labor organizing and other movements in New York and Southern California in the 1930s and 1940s. In California he befriended rising singer Woody Guthrie. They both lived in New York for a time in the 1940s. He was blacklisted in the 1950s, by Hollywood, after refusing, in testimony before Congress, to name persons who had joined the Communist Party.

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Will Geer76 PiscesActor
Howard Claney82Radio Personality
Herta Ware88 GeminiActress
Harry Hay90 AriesActivist


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
KateFemaleHerta Ware
ThadMaleHerta Ware
EllenFemale29th August, 194179 years oldHerta Ware


The Mafu Cage1978ZomMovie
Rip Van Winkle1978Narrator (voice)Short Film
A Woman Called Moses1978Thomas GarrettTV Show
The Billion Dollar Hobo1977Choo-Choo TrayneMovie
Eight Is Enough1977SamTV Show
The Love Boat1977Franklyn BootherstoneTV Show
Bunco1977TV Movie
Moving Violation1976RockfieldMovie
The Blue Bird1976GrandfatherMovie
Law and Order1976Pat CrowleyTV Movie
The Sad and Lonely Sundays1976Lucas WembleyTV Movie
The Night That Panicked America1975Reverend DavisTV Movie
Starsky and Hutch1975Commodore AtwaterTV Show
The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery1975Dr. SimpsonMovie
Hurricane1974Dr. McCutcheonTV Movie
The Hanged Man1974NamelessTV Movie
Silence1974Crazy JackMovie
Honky Tonk1974Judge CottonTV Movie
The Lives of Benjamin Franklin1974TV Show
Memory of Us1974Motel ManagerMovie
Executive Action1973Harold FergusonMovie
Isn't It Shocking?1973Lemuel LovellTV Movie
Savage1973Joel RykerTV Movie
Harry O1973Len McNeilTV Show
Doc Elliot1973Paul BartlettTV Show
Brock's Last Case1973J. Smiley KrenshawTV Movie
Dear Dead Delilah1972Roy JurroeMovie
Jeremiah Johnson1972Bear ClawMovie
Napoleon and Samantha1972GrandpaMovie
The Rowdyman1972StanMovie
The Scarecrow1972Justice Gilead MertonTV Movie
Kung Fu1972Judge Emmitt MarcusTV Show
The Sixth Sense1972Rev. JordanTV Show
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak1972BenTV Show
Brother John1971Doc ThomasMovie
Alias Smith and Jones1971SethTV Show
Cade's County1971Hurley GainesTV Show
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury1971SinglefootTV Show
Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law1971Ben HaleTV Show
The Jimmy Stewart Show1971Uncle EverettTV Show
The Waltons1971The GrandfatherTV Show
Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster?1971Simon AndersonTV Movie
Columbo1971Dr. Edmund HidemannTV Show
Pieces of Dreams1970The BishopMovie
The Moonshine War1970Mr. BaylorMovie
The Brotherhood of the Bell1970Mike PattersonTV Movie
The Young Rebels1970Mayor LarkinTV Show
The Bold Ones: The Senator1970Senator Homer Bryant WydellTV Show
The Reivers1969BossMovie
Love, American Style1969Desk Clerk (segment "Love and the Pulitzer Prize")TV Show
Medical Center1969Coughlin, Jess Calhoun, LorissTV Show
My Friend Tony1969TV Show
Night Gallery1969Walt PeckinpahTV Show
The Bill Cosby Show1969Mr. KaneTV Show
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers1969Elliot Leveridge, Judge Scanlon, Ralph TurnerTV Show
The Courtship of Eddie's Father1969Harry I. MadisonTV Show
Then Came Bronson1969Oliver HidemannTV Show
Bandolero!1968Pop ChaneyMovie
Of Mice and Men1968CandyTV Movie
Hawaii Five-O1968Professor Harold LochnerTV Show
Here Come the Brides1968Benjamin PruittTV Show
Mayberry R.F.D.1968Captain WolfordTV Show
The Name of the Game1968MacTV Show
Certain Honorable Men1968Malcolm StoddardTV Movie
In Cold Blood1967ProsecutorMovie
The President's Analyst1967Dr. Lee-EvanMovie
The Crucible1967GilesTV Movie
Garrison's Gorillas1967LaskiTV Show
The Invaders1967Hank WillisTV Show
Seconds1966Old ManMovie
Mission: Impossible1966DocTV Show
I Spy1965Uncle HarryTV Show
Run for Your Life1965Judge David P. AndrewsTV Show
The Trials of O'Brien1965Judge Lindemann, SheldonTV Show
Black Like Me1964TruckdriverMovie
Bewitched1964George WashingtonTV Show
Daniel Boone1964Adam JarrettTV Show
East Side/West Side1963Brian LincolnTV Show
Advise & Consent1962Senate Minority LeaderMovie
Bonanza1959Calvin Butler, Ferris Callahan, Zach RandolphTV Show
Gunsmoke1955SlocumTV Show
Camera Three1955TV Show
Salt of the Earth1954SheriffMovie
Bright Victory1951Mr. NevinsMovie
Double Crossbones1951Tom BottsMovie
The Tall Target1951Homer Crowley - Train ConductorMovie
The Barefoot Mailman1951Dan Paget - Miami Mayor, PostmasterMovie
Broken Arrow1950Ben SladeMovie
Comanche Territory1950Dan'l SeegerMovie
Convicted1950Convict MapesMovie
The Kid from Texas1950O'FallonMovie
To Please a Lady1950Jack MackayMovie
Winchester '731950Wyatt EarpMovie
Racket Squad1950Harry RobinsonTV Show
It's a Small World1950William Musk - FatherMovie
Intruder in the Dust1949Sheriff HamptonMovie
Lust for Gold1949Deputy Ray CovinMovie
Anna Lucasta1949NoahMovie
Johnny Allegro1949SchultzyMovie
Deep Waters1948Nick DriverMovie
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre1948Sam HobbsTV Show
The Fight for Life19402nd TeacherMovie
Union Pacific1939Foreman (uncredited)Movie
Becky Sharp1935Spectator (uncredited)Movie
Mystery of Edwin Drood1935Village Lamplighter (uncredited)Movie
Spitfire1934West Fry (as High Ghere)Movie
Wild Gold1934Poker Player (uncredited)Movie
Misleading Lady1932McMahon - Asylum GuardMovie
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CraigSnyderCraigSnyderMay 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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