Ralph Waite

Ralph Waite

  • Born on
    • June 22nd, 1928
  • Died on
    • February 13th, 2014
Ralph Waite (born June 22, 1928) is an American actor. His most famous role may be John Walton Sr. on the 1970s CBS TV series The Waltons, which he occasionally directed. He is also well known for his portrayal of the slave ship first mate Slater in the mini-series Roots. More recently, he appeared as Reverend Norman Balthus for 16 out of 24 episodes over the two seasons of the HBO series Carnivàle (2003–2005). Currently, he has been portraying the recurring roles of Father Matt on the daytime serial Days of our Lives, of Jethro Gibbs's (Mark Harmon) father, Jackson Gibbs, on NCIS and of Seeley Booth's (David Boreanaz) grandfather, Hank Booth on Bones.


Acting (21 Credits)

2010Letters to God as Mr. Perryfield
2009Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. as Grandpa Ventura
2004Silver City as Casey Lyle
2003Carnivàle as Norman Belthus
2002Sunshine State as Furman Temple
2000The President's Man as President Mathews
1996Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco as Shadow
1993Cliffhanger as Frank
1992The Bodyguard as Herb Farmer
1990Crash and Burn as Lathan Hooks
1973Kid Blue as Drummer
1973The Stone Killer as Mathews
1972The Waltons as John Walton Sr.
1972Trouble Man as Pete Cockrell
1972Chato's Land as Elias Hooker
1972The Magnificent Seven Ride! as Jim Mackay
1971The Grissom Gang as Mace
1971Lawman as Jack Dekker
1970Five Easy Pieces as Carl Fidelio Dupea
1969Last Summer as Peter's father
1967Cool Hand Luke as Alibi

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