Ralph Waite

Ralph Waite


White Plains, New York, USA



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Ralph Waite is an American actor whose most famous for his role as the father on the hit show, The Waltons. He began his acting career late in life, around the time he was 44 years old, but he has stated that he considers acting his calling. Since…more


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  • I enjoy all of his roles. However, my favorites are the roles in The Waltons and the Body Guard.

    Always enjoyable to see ralph waite in tv shows and film. Of course, the role in the walton's is the most memorable. It was really neat to see him with Whitney houston and kevin Costner in the Bodyguard.

    Even after thirty years, one still finds the show on TV and now on DVD! My mother is very pleased, and i tune in every now and then too! It is nice to see how his roles are commonly quite wholesome. I can;t recall an episode where he does not play a "nice" fellow! we look forward to more, keep going! From The Lueck Family in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.moreless
  • This man keeps popping up everywhere.

    This man has it all, he is 81 years old, but he is still acting. He started late, usually people get in around they 20's, but this man was 44 when he started. I loved him as Gibbs'. He was the grandfather we all like to have, smart funny and handsome. He is a great actor which i love to see more of.

    Then the other day it was announcend that he would be playing Booth's grandfather. That's were it gets confusing. I can't separate that.

    And as finale thing, he was playing a patient in Grey's Anatomy. It is so confusing. So i hope that he stops to keep popping up everywhere before i loose track of things.moreless