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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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 43

Birthday 1928-06-22

Day of Death 2014-02-13

Place of Birth White Plains - New York - USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2012 Gabe the Cupid Dog as R.L. Dutton
2011 25 Hill as Ed
2010 Letters to God as Mr. Perryfield
2009 Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective as Grandpa Ventura
2008 Generation Gap as Chick
2004 Silver City as Casey Lyle
2003 NCIS (1 episode) as Jackson Gibbs (4 episodes)
2003 Carnivàle (27 episodes) as Norman Belthus
2000 The President's Man as President Mathews
1997 The Third Twin (2 episodes) as Senator Proust
1997 A Walton Easter as John Walton
1996 Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco as Shadow
1995 The Outer Limits (1 episode)
1995 A Season of Hope as Sam Hackett
1994 Sioux City as Drew McDermott
1994 Sin and Redemption as Cal Simms
1994 Keys as Dr. C.J. Halligan
1993 A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion as John Walton
1993 Cliffhanger as Frank
1992 The Bodyguard as Herb Farmer
1990 Sparks: The Price of Passion as Orville Lemon
1990 Crash and Burn as Lathan Hooks
1983 The Mississippi (23 episodes)
1981 The Gentleman Bandit as Father Bernard Pagano
1980 Angel City as Jared Teeter
1980 On the Nickel as C.G.
1977 Red Alert as Henry Stone
1977 Roots (7 episodes)
1973 The Stone Killer as Mathews
1973 Kid Blue as Drummer
1972 Trouble Man as Pete Cockrell
1972 The Waltons (230 episodes) as John Walton Sr.
1972 The Magnificent Seven Ride! as Jim Mackay
1972 Hot Summer Week as John
1972 Chato's Land as Elias Hooker
1971 The Grissom Gang as Mace
1971 The Sporting Club as Olson
1971 Lawman as Jack Dekker
1970 Five Easy Pieces as Carl Fidelio Dupea
1969 Last Summer as Peter's father
1968 A Lovely Way to Die as Sean Magruder
1967 The Desperate Hours as Lt. Fredericks
1967 Cool Hand Luke as Alibi

Writing

1980 On the Nickel Writer

Directing

1980 On the Nickel Director

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