Co-starred in a pilot called "Mr. Kingston", a proposed ABC drama series set on a luxury liner where he played the ship's captain and Peter Graves
starred as the title character, the ship's executive officer.
6' 2½" (1.89 m)
Did You Know?
I was called to [Louis B. Mayer
]'s office to discuss a long-term contract he wanted me to sign. He told me he had been impressed by my work at other studios and that he felt I would be an asset to MGM. He peered at me over his glasses and suggested I tell him about myself. I started by saying I came from New Brunswick. "That's in Canada", I added. "I know where New Brunswick is", said Mayer ...
His daughter, Edna Pidgeon Atkins, was born in 1924, and she once worked at the Animation Department of MGM before marrying in 1947. She gave Walter two granddaughters, Pat and Pam.