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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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Stage Play: Who Was That Lady I Saw You With? Comedy. Written by Norman Krasna. Incidental music by Bernard Green. Scenic Design by Rouben Ter-Arutunian. Costume Design by Ruth Morley. Directed by Alex Segal. Martin Beck Theatre: 3 Mar 1958- 30 Aug 1958 (208 performances). Cast: Roxanne Arlen, Robert Burr, Stephen C. Cheng, Pamela Curran, ... See more »

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Ray Wallston | Raymond Walston


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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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 »


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

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