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Ralph Moody (November 5, 1886–September 6, 1971) was an American actor with over 50 movie and over 100 television appearances plus numerous radio appearances.

Moody spent more than four decades working in stock theater throughout the United States, including having his own troupe for almost half of that span.

In 1939, he began working in radio at WIBW in Topeka, Kansas. Later, he became an announcer and actor at WLW radio in Cincinnati. Moody was a regular on radio broadcasts of Gunsmoke, and also performed on the Roy Rogers Show, Wild Bill Hickok and X Minus One. He portrayed Gramps on The Trouble with the Truitts on NBC Rado.

At the age of 62, Moody began a string of film and television appearances, including films such as Road to Bali, Toward the Unknown, The Legend of Tom Dooley, and The Story of Ruth.

On television, he played Jay Burrage in The Rifleman. He was also seen in episodes of Gunsmoke, The Lone Ranger, Circus Boy, Perry Mason, Bonanza, Have Gun - Will Travel, Rawhide, Daniel Boone, Wanted Dead or Alive, and The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. He was also among a rotation of actors used by Jack Webb in the 1950s version as well as the 1967-70 revival of Dragnet, and in 1970 appeared in the last Dragnet episode produced by Webb. His most frequent television roles were as a kindly old man or Native American. CLR

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ralph Moody (November 5, 1886–September 6, 1971) was an American actor with over 50 movie and over 100 television appearances plus numerous radio appearances.

Moody spent more than four decades working in stock theater throughout the United States, including having his own troupe for almost half of that span.

In 1939, he began working in radio at WIBW in Topeka, Kansas. Later, he became an announcer and actor at WLW radio in Cincinnati. Moody was a regular on radio broadcasts of Gunsmoke, and also performed on the Roy Rogers Show, Wild Bill Hickok and X Minus One. He portrayed Gramps on The Trouble with the Truitts on NBC Rado.

At the age of 62, Moody began a string of film and television appearances, including films such as Road to Bali, Toward the Unknown, The Legend of Tom Dooley, and The Story of Ruth.

On television, he played Jay Burrage in The Rifleman. He was also seen in episodes of Gunsmoke, The Lone Ranger, Circus Boy, Perry Mason, Bonanza, Have Gun - Will Travel, Rawhide, Daniel Boone, Wanted Dead or Alive, and The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. He was also among a rotation of actors used by Jack Webb in the 1950s version as well as the 1967-70 revival of Dragnet, and in 1970 appeared in the last Dragnet episode produced by Webb. His most frequent television roles were as a kindly old man or Native American. CLR

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 29

Birthday 1886-11-05

Day of Death 1971-09-16

Place of Birth St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Also Known As

  • Ralph Roy Moody
  • Ralph R. Moody

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2010 Alice In Wonderland as (voice) (archive footage)
1966 The Chase as Townsman (uncredited)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1959 The Big Fisherman as Aged Pharisee
1959 The Legend of Tom Dooley as Doc Henry
1958 The Rifleman (6 episodes)
1958 Going Steady as Justice of the Peace
1958 The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold as Padre Vincente Esteban
1957 Pawnee as Chief Wise Eagle
1957 The Monster That Challenged the World as Watchman at Lock 57
1957 Guns Don't Argue as Arthur 'Pa' Barker
1956 Reprisal! as Matara
1956 The Last Hunt as Indian agent
1956 The Steel Jungle as Andy Griffith
1955 24 Hour Alert as City Councilman Boggs
1955 I Died a Thousand Times as Pa Goodhue
1955 Gunsmoke (2 episodes)
1955 Rage at Dawn as Noah Euall
1955 Many Rivers to Cross as Sandak
1953 Tumbleweed as Aquila
1953 Column South as Joe Copper Face
1953 Seminole as Kulak
1952 Affair in Trinidad as Coroner
1952 Road to Bali as Bhoma Da
1951 Ace in the Hole as Kusac - Miner (uncredited)
1950 The Gunfighter as Old Man (uncredited)
1950 Rock Island Trail as Keokuk
1949 Square Dance Jubilee as Indian Chief

Writing

1970 The Wild Country Book

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