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Ray Walston (1914–2001)


Born in New Orleans Louisiana, Ray Walston started his acting career as a spear carrier with a local stock company. When the family moved to Houston, Texas, Walston's father wanted to teach him the oil business, but Walston instead joined a traveling repertory company (selling tickets as well as acting). He went on to associate with Margo Jones at... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 1998-2001 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Sgt. Millard / Millard Holmes
- One Hundred (2001) ... Sgt. Millard (uncredited)
 2001 Early Bird Special
Pappy
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Benjamin Clay
- The Face on the Bar Room Floor (2000) ... Benjamin Clay
 1999 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Minister Breyer
- Car Wash (1999) ... Minister Breyer
 1999 Swing Vote (TV Movie)
Justice Clore Cawley
 1998-1999 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Boothby
- The Fight (1999) ... Boothby
- In the Flesh (1998) ... Boothby
 1999 My Favorite Martian
Armitan
 1998 Addams Family Reunion (Video)
Walter Adams
 1997 Tricks (TV Movie)
Big Sam
 1997 The Westing Game (TV Movie)
Sandy McSouthers
 1996 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
Lucius Slicker
- Remember Me (1996) ... Lucius Slicker
 1996 Dave's World (TV Series)
Judge Stone
- Crime and Coconuts (1996) ... Judge Stone
 1996 House Arrest
Chief Rocco
 1996 Mixed Nuts (TV Movie)
Norman Houle
 1996 Project: ALF (TV Movie)
Motel Manager
 1994 The Stand (TV Mini-Series)
Glen Bateman
- The Stand (1994) ... Glen Bateman
- The Betrayal (1994) ... Glen Bateman
- The Dreams (1994) ... Glen Bateman
- The Plague (1994) ... Glen Bateman
 1992 Space Case
Bert
 1992 The Commish (TV Series)
Burt Hagstone
- The Witches of Eastbridge (1992) ... Burt Hagstone
 1992 Eerie, Indiana (TV Series)
Ned
- The Loyal Order of Corn (1992) ... Ned
 1991 One Special Victory (TV Movie)
Wurtz
 1991 Pink Lightning (TV Movie)
Msgr. McCutchen
 1991 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series)
Augie
- Parker Lewis Can't Win (1991) ... Augie
 1986-1991 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Matt
- Ralph S. Mouse (1991) ... Matt
- Runaway Ralph (1988) ... Matt
 1991 Popcorn
Dr. Mnesyne
 1990 Angel of Death (TV Movie)
 1990 Hurricane Sam (TV Movie)
Ed
 1990 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Gus Nivens
- Forgive Me Father, for I Have Sued (1990) ... Gus Nivens
 1990 Ski Patrol
Pops
 1989 Class Cruise (TV Movie)
Cappy Connors
 1989 Guns of Paradise (TV Series)
Alexander R. R. Morgan
- A Gathering of Guns (1989) ... Alexander R. R. Morgan
 1989 Fine Gold
 1989 A Man of Passion
Basilio
 1989 I Know My First Name Is Steven (TV Movie)
Bob Augustine
 1989 Live-In (TV Series)
- Daddy's Girl (1989)
 1988 Superboy (TV Series)
Professor Abel Gordon
- The Russian Exchange Student (1988) ... Professor Abel Gordon
 1988 Saturday the 14th Strikes Back
Gramps Baxter
 1988 Blood Relations
Charles McLeod
 1988 Paramedics
Heart Attack Victim
 1988 Red River (TV Movie)
Groot
 1988 Friday's Curse (TV Series)
Jay Star
- Tales of the Undead (1988) ... Jay Star
 1988 Crash Course (TV Movie)
Principal Paulson
 1987 The Law and Harry McGraw (TV Series)
- State of Art (1987)
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Q. L. Frubson
- The Way to Dusty Death (1987) ... Q. L. Frubson
 1987 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)
Professor Amos McCoy
- Big Nazi on Campus (1987) ... Professor Amos McCoy
 1987 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Judge Desmond
- In the Custody of a Clown (1987) ... Judge Desmond
 1987 From the Hip
1st Judge
 1987 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Dr. Arrowsmith
- Getting Ahead (1987) ... Dr. Arrowsmith
 1983-1987 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Danny 'The Milwaukee Kid' Chesney / Al Ranfield - Real-estate Magnate / Rockwell Stark
- For Old Crime's Sake (1987) ... Danny 'The Milwaukee Kid' Chesney
- Walk a Mile in My Hat (1985) ... Al Ranfield - Real-estate Magnate
- Murder Between the Lines (1983) ... Rockwell Stark
 1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Harmon
- Ask Max (1986) ... Harmon
 1986 Rad
Burton Timmer
 1985 Misfits of Science (TV Series)
Barney
- Steer Crazy (1985) ... Barney
 1985 Amos (TV Movie)
Johnny Kent
 1985 Brothers (TV Series)
Guy
- The Fourth Ball (1985) ... Guy
 1985 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Det. St. Claire
- New Orleans Nightmare (1985) ... Det. St. Claire
 1985 Otherworld (TV Mini-Series)
Gad-Ben Sirrah
- Rules of Attraction (1985) ... Gad-Ben Sirrah
 1981-1985 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Rusty / Harold Brandon / Sidewalk Santa
- Buckaroo Bob Rides Again (1985) ... Rusty / Harold Brandon
- 'Tis the Season (1981) ... Sidewalk Santa
 1985 O.C. and Stiggs
Gramps
 1984 Johnny Dangerously
Vendor
 1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Max Phelps
 1984 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Mr. Bottoms
- Episode #1.85 (1984) ... Mr. Bottoms (uncredited)
- Episode #1.84 (1984) ... Mr. Bottoms (uncredited)
- Episode #1.82 (1984) ... Mr. Bottoms (uncredited)
- Episode #1.63 (1984) ... Mr. Bottoms
- Episode #1.56 (1984) ... Mr. Bottoms
 1984 For Love or Money (TV Movie)
Eppes
 1984 Night Court (TV Series)
Judge Martin A. Landis
- Harry on Trial (1984) ... Judge Martin A. Landis
 1984 Newhart (TV Series)
Claude Darling
- Tell a Lie, Get a Check (1984) ... Claude Darling
 1984 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Andy
- The Center (1984) ... Andy
 1984 Oh Madeline (TV Series)
Madeline's Father
- My Mother the Carnal (1984) ... Madeline's Father
 1984 The Jerk, Too (TV Movie)
Diesel
 1983 This Girl for Hire (TV Movie)
Abner Litto
 1983 Private School
Chauncey
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Elliott Laurence
- Hart's Desire (1982) ... Elliott Laurence
 1982 O'Hara's Wife
Walter Tatum
 1982 Fame (TV Series)
Birdie Whelan
- A Big Finish (1982) ... Birdie Whelan
 1982 The Kid with the Broken Halo (TV Movie)
Michael
 1982 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Charlie
- A Special Friend (1982) ... Charlie
 1981 Galaxy of Terror
Kore
 1981 Smurfs (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1980 Pale Horse Pale Rider (Short)
Tap Dancer
 1979 The Girl Who Saved the World (TV Movie)
Bob Richards
 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Roderick Zale
- Cosmic Whiz Kid (1979) ... Roderick Zale
 1979 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Jimmy Hart
- The King Is Dead (1979) ... Jimmy Hart
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Jasper Dowd
- My Favorite Magician (1979) ... Jasper Dowd
 1979 The Fall of the House of Usher (TV Movie)
Thaddeus
 1979 Stop Susan Williams (TV Series)
Bob Richards
 1979 Institute for Revenge (TV Movie)
Frank Anders
 1979 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Tommy Reese
- The Golden Angel (1979) ... Tommy Reese
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Desk clerk
- In the Still of the Night (1978) ... Desk clerk
 1978 Danny and the Mermaid (TV Movie)
Professor Stoneman
 1977 The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington
Senator Sturges
 1976 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Horton Budge
- A Bionic Christmas Carol (1976) ... Horton Budge
 1976 Silver Streak
Mr. Whiney
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Howard Pratt
- The Adventure of Auld Lang Syne (1975) ... Howard Pratt
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Melrose
- Take Over (1974) ... Melrose
 1973-1974 The Evil Touch (TV Series)
Lon Zachary / Professor Jonathan Slater
- The Trial (1974) ... Lon Zachary
- Dear Beloved Monster (1973) ... Professor Jonathan Slater
 1973 Bridget Loves Bernie (TV Series)
Salesman
- With This Ring (1973) ... Salesman
 1972 The Paul Lynde Show (TV Series)
Tamura
- Meet Aunt Charlotte (1972) ... Tamura
 1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Dr. Victor Flory
- TOD-5 (1972) ... Dr. Victor Flory
 1970-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Coach (segment "Love and the Fullback") / Mr. Wood (segment "Love and the Boss's Ex")
- Love and the Boss's Ex/Love and Mr. Nice Guy/Love and the Gangster (1970) ... Mr. Wood (segment "Love and the Boss's Ex")
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Walter Butler
- Ring of Prayer (1971) ... Walter Butler
 1971 Mod Squad (TV Series)
J.B.
- A Double for Danger (1971) ... J.B.
 1969 My World and Welcome to It (TV Series)
Special Guest Star / J.J. Howard
- The Mating Dance (1969) ... Special Guest Star
- The War Between Men and Women (1969) ... J.J. Howard
 1967 Garrison's Gorillas (TV Series)
Oscar
- The Great Crime Wave (1967) ... Oscar
- The Great Theft (1967) ... (uncredited)
 1967 Custer (TV Series)
Ned Quimbo
- Breakout (1967) ... Ned Quimbo
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Prof. Henry Johnson
- The Night of Montezuma's Hordes (1967) ... Prof. Henry Johnson
 1967 Caprice
Stuart Clancy
 1965 The Man Who Bought Paradise (TV Movie)
Ed Beecher
 1964 Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
The Stranger
- Satan's Waitin' (1964) ... The Stranger
 1963 Wives and Lovers
Wylie Driberg
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Willie Henratty
- Reformation of Willie (1963) ... Willie Henratty
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Councilman York
- The White Ones Are Dolphins (1963) ... Councilman York
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Arthur Callan
- The Girl in the Sunshine Smile (1962) ... Arthur Callan
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Larry Briggs
- Judgement in Jazz Alley (1962) ... Larry Briggs
 1962 Convicts 4
Iggy
 1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Frank Hoag
- A Bride for the Captain (1962) ... Frank Hoag
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Rockham / Manny Sterns
- Five for One (1961) ... Rockham
- In the Balance (1961) ... Manny Sterns
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
O'Sullivan
- Touch of Evil (1961) ... O'Sullivan
 1960-1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Willie / Judge
- The Cutups (1961) ... Willie
- Beat the Drum Slowly (1960) ... Judge
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Whit Bristow
- The Bounty Jumpers (1961) ... Whit Bristow
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series)
- The Down Car (1961)
 1961 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Sting Ray
- The Little Mermaid (1961) ... Sting Ray
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Carl Friendly
- The Armored Truck Adventure (1961) ... Carl Friendly
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Uncle Harry
- Uncle Harry (1960) ... Uncle Harry
 1960 Portrait in Black
Cobb
 1960 The Apartment
Joe Dobisch
 1960 Tall Story
Professor Leo Sullivan
 1959 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Killers (1959)
 1959 Say One for Me
Phil Stanley
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Partridge
- Shadows Tremble (1958) ... Partridge
 1957 Kiss Them for Me
Lt. (j.g.) McCann
 1957 There Shall Be No Night (TV Movie)
Dave Corween
 1953-1955 You Are There (TV Series)
Captain Hawks / Gen. William T. Sherman
- D-Day (June 6, 1944) (1955) ... Captain Hawks
 1954 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Spike McManus
- Dateline (1954)
- State of the Union (1954) ... Spike McManus
 1949-1954 Suspense (TV Series)
Herbert the Hook / Ticket seller / Sergeant / ...
- The Iron Cop (1954)
- The Parcel (1950) ... Herbert the Hook (as Ray Wallston)
- Goodbye New York (1949) ... Ticket seller (uncredited)
- A Cask of Amontillado (1949) ... Sergeant (uncredited)
- Dr. Violet (1949) ... Mousey
 1954 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mickey
- The Hero (1954) ... Mickey (as Raymond Walston)
 1954 Justice (TV Series)
- Call Me Guilty (1954)
 1954 The Web (TV Series)
- Night Fare (1954)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Me and Juliet. Musical comedy. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Vocal arrangements by Don Walker. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Musical Director: Salvatore Dell'Isola. Ballet arrangements: Roger Adams. Assistant to Mr. Dell'Isola: Robert Stanley. Scenic Design by Jo ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ray Wallston | Raymond Walston

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm an actor and that's it -- period. Producers and studios have thrown many things at me over the years: comedy, tragedy, drama, drawing-room comedy. I've managed to keep my head above water in most of these genres, but I don't put myself in any one category like "comic actor" or "musical-comedy" actor. (on being labeled a character actor) See more »

Trivia:

Replaced Peter Sellers in Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) after Sellers had suffered a heart attack mere weeks into the production. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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