Ralph Waite

Ralph Waite

Highest Rated: 100% Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Lowest Rated: 14% Trouble Man (1972)

Birthday: Jun 22, 1928

Birthplace: White Plains, New York, USA

Some men want to be politicians, some want to be actors, and some even want to be ministers. Ralph Waite managed to be all three. The man known to most of the world as the patriarch from the wildly successful '70s TV show "The Waltons" was much more than the fatherly exterior he displayed. He served in the Marine Corps, didn't decide to act until he was 30, and ran for political office numerous times. But even after his death in February 2014 at the age of 85, he was forever remembered by fans as the kindly John Walton Sr.

Highest rated movies

Cool Hand Luke
Five Easy Pieces
Sunshine State
Cliffhanger
Kid Blue
Silver City
The Bodyguard
Letters to God

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gabe the Cupid Dog R.L. Dutton (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 100% 25 Hill Ed (Character) - 2011
25% 75% Letters to God Cornelius Perryfield (Character) $2.8M 2010
No Score Yet 32% Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective Grandpa Ventura (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 41% Generation Gap Chick (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses Jacob Brawley (Character) - 2007
48% 32% Silver City Casey Lyle (Character) $1.0M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blessings Sheriff (Character) - 2003
80% 57% Sunshine State Furman Temple (Character) $3.1M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spirit Jacob (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 50% The Third Twin Col. Charles Logan (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Walton Easter John Walton (Character) - 1997
56% 44% Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Shadow (Voice) $32.8M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Walton Wedding John Walton (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keys to Her Past Dr. C.J. Halligan (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Season of Hope Sam Hackett (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 60% Sioux City Drew McDermott (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 67% Sin and Redemption Cal Simms (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion John Walton (Character) - 1993
67% 52% Cliffhanger Frank (Character) $80.5M 1993
35% 64% The Bodyguard Herb Farmer (Character) $61.0K 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sparks: The Price of Passion Orville Lemon (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Snake Treaty Martin (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Earth, White Earth Martin (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime of Innocence Frank Hayward (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Good Sport Tommy O'Bannon (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Wedding on Walton's Mountain John Walton (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother's Day on Walton's Mountain John Walton (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain John Walton (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gentleman Bandit Father Bernard Pagano (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Nickel C.G. (Character),
Director
- 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet OHMS Floyd Wing (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angel City Jared Teeter (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 14% Red Alert Henry Stone (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Life of John Chapman John Chapman (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons: An Easter Story John Walton Sr. (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 42% The Stone Killer Mathews (Character) - 1973
50% 64% Kid Blue Drummer (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 29% Girls on the Road John (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 23% The Magnificent Seven Ride! Jim Mackay (Character) - 1972
14% 62% Trouble Man Pete Cockrell (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 56% Chato's Land Elias Hooker (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Summer Week John (Character) - 1972
89% 84% Five Easy Pieces Carl Fidelio Dupea (Character) - 1970
100% 95% Cool Hand Luke Alibi (Character) - 1967

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 82% NCIS Jackson Gibbs (Guest Star) 2008-2010 2012-2013
90% 81% Bones Hank Booth (Guest Star) 2009 2011 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons John Walton (Character),
Director
1972-1981 2010
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Irving Waller (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 80% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
24% No Score Yet The Cleaner Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carnivale Reverend Norman Balthus (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1999
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
40% No Score Yet Time Trax Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
76% 71% Roots Slater (Character) 1977
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1970