Ralph Waite

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Ralph Waite
Ralph Waite
Waite at the 40th anniversary of The Waltons on September 29, 2012
Birthday/Birthplace (1928-06-22)June 22, 1928
White Plains, New York, U.S.
Deceased February 13, 2014(2014-02-13)
Palm Desert, California, U.S.
Cause of death Age-related illnesses
Profession(s) Actor, political activist
Active Years 1954–2014
Political party Democratic
Wife/Husband
  • Beverly Waite (m. 1951; div. 1966)
  • Kerry Shear Waite (m. 1977; div. 1981)
  • Linda East (m. 1982; his death 2014)
Kid(s) 3 daughters (1 deceased)
Parent(s) Ralph H. Waite and Esther (née Mitchell) Waite

Ralph Waite (White Plains, New York, June 22, 1928 – Palm Desert, California, February 13, 2014) was an American actor whose best-known role was that of John Walton , Mr. in the television series The Walton.

Ralph Waite’s Biography

Waite, the oldest of five children, was born in White Plains (New York, USA), the son of Ralph H. Waite, a construction engineer, and Esther (Mitchell) Waite. Too young to fight in World War II, Waite served in the United States Marine Corps between 1946 and 1948. He subsequently graduated from Brucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and worked briefly as a social worker. He then earned a master’s degree at the Divinity School of Yale University and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister, working as a religious editor at Harper & amp; Row in New York before deciding on an acting career.

He worked both in film and television, highlighting in the latter medium in titles such as the miniseries Raíces (1977) or the series The Walton (1972-1981), The Mississippi (1982-1984), Carnivàle (2003-2005) , Days of Our Lives (2009-2013), “Bones” (2009-2013) and NCIS (2008-2013). In movies he participated in films such as The Legend of the Indomitable (1967), The Bodyguard (1992) or Maximum Risk (1993).

Ralph Waite passed away on February 13, 2014 at 85 years of age. Chapter 24 of the eleventh season of NCIS deals with the death of the character played by him. “In memory of Ralph Waite, a talented actor and our friend”.

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