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Ralph Waite (1928–2014)


Ralph Waite was born in White Plains, New York on June 22, 1928. Educated at Bucknell University where he graduated with a BA degree, Waite existed rather aimlessly as a young adult while trying to find his way in the world. Occupations came and went, including social worker, religious editor for Harper & Row, and even Presbyterian minister after ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 2013 Old Henry (TV Short)
Henry
 2011 25 Hill
Ed
 2008 Generation Gap (TV Movie)
Chick
 2008 The Cleaner (TV Series)
Jonus Mullins
- Lie with Me (2008) ... Jonus Mullins
 2007 Cane (TV Series)
Father Mike
 2007 Cold Case (TV Series)
Felton Metz '07
 2004 Silver City
Casey Lyle
 2003 Blessings (TV Movie)
Sheriff
 2001 Spirit (TV Movie)
Jacob
 2001 All My Children (TV Series)
Bart
- Episode #1.8064 (2001) ... Bart
 2000 Timequest
The Time Traveler
 2000 The President's Man (TV Movie)
President Mathews
 1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
Dad
- A Secret Promise Kept (1999) ... Dad
 1999 Rocket Power (TV Series)
Doc Freimouth
- Fall and Rise of Sam/Typhoid Sam (1999) ... Doc Freimouth (voice)
 1999 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Gene Morton
- Small Friends (1999) ... Gene Morton
 1997 The Third Twin (TV Movie)
Senator Proust
 1997 A Walton Easter (TV Movie)
John Walton
 1997 Orleans (TV Series)
Otis Leblanc
 1995 A Walton Wedding (TV Movie)
John Walton
 1995 A Season of Hope (TV Movie)
Sam Hackett
 1994 Keys (TV Movie)
Dr. C.J. Halligan
 1994 Sioux City
Drew McDermott
 1994 Sin & Redemption (TV Movie)
Cal Simms
 1994 Time Trax (TV Series)
Lamont Carson
- Missing (1994) ... Lamont Carson
 1992 The Bodyguard
Herb Farmer
 1990 Desperate Hours (uncredited)
 1990 Crash and Burn (Video)
Lathan Hooks
 1990 Shannon's Deal (TV Series)
Harry
- Hitting Home (1990) ... Harry
 1990 Sparks: The Price of Passion (TV Movie)
Orville Lemon
 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
D.A. Paul Robbins
- Alma Murder (1989) ... D.A. Paul Robbins
 1989 Red Earth, White Earth (TV Movie)
Martin
 1988 The River Pirates
Narrator
 1985 Crime of Innocence (TV Movie)
Frank Hayward
 1984 Growing Pains (TV Movie)
Rob
 1984 A Good Sport (TV Movie)
Tommy O'Bannon
 1981 The Gentleman Bandit (TV Movie)
Father Bernard Pagano
 1980 Angel City (TV Movie)
Jared Teeter
 1980 On the Nickel
C.G.
 1980 OHMS (TV Movie)
Floyd Wing
 1977 Waiting for Godot (TV Movie)
Pozzo
 1977 Red Alert (TV Movie)
Henry Stone
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
Slater
- Part III (1977) ... Slater
- Part II (1977) ... Slater
- Part I (1977) ... Slater
 1976 The Secret Life of John Chapman (TV Movie)
John Chapman
 1973 The Thanksgiving Story (TV Movie)
 1973 The Stone Killer
Mathews
 1973 Kid Blue
Drummer
 1972 Trouble Man
Pete Cockrell
 1972 The Magnificent Seven Ride!
Jim Mackay
 1972 Hot Summer Week
John
 1972 Chato's Land
Elias Hooker
 1971 Nichols (TV Series)
Sam Burton
- The Specialists (1971) ... Sam Burton
 1971 The Grissom Gang
Mace
 1971 The Sporting Club
Olson
 1971 The Pursuit of Happiness
Detective Cromie
 1970 Five Easy Pieces
Carl Fidelio Dupea
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Hoby Miles
- The Lady and the Mark (1970) ... Hoby Miles
 1969 Last Summer
Peter's Father (uncredited)
 1967-1968 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Robert Stryker
- Murder for Infinity (1967) ... Robert Stryker
 1968 A Lovely Way to Die
Sean Magruder
 1967 The Borgia Stick (TV Movie)
Man from Toledo
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
Chauffeur
- Death Comes Full Circle (1966) ... Chauffeur
 1954 Look Up and Live (TV Series)
Host
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Marathon '33. Written by June Havoc. Based on the novel "Early Havoc" by June Havoc. Scenic Design by Peter Larkin. Costume Design by Noel Taylor. Lighting Design by Tharon Musser. Music by Conrad Janis and His Tail Gate 5. Entire production under the supervision of Lee Strasberg. Assistant Director: Tim Everett. Directed by ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

The beauty of life is in people who feel some obligation to enhance life. Without that, we're only half alive. See more »

Trivia:

Grandfather of Jackson Waite and Charlie Ray. See more »

Trademark:

Father roles post The Waltons as having been widowers. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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