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Ralph Moody

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

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Nov 5, 1886 In St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Lone Ranger 1949-09-15
Latest Project:
Movie Alice In Wonderland 2010-02-23
Known For
Poster of The Chase
Poster of 24 Hour Alert
Poster of Pickup on South Street
Poster of Ace in the Hole
Movie Alice In Wonderland (voice) (archive footage) 2010-02-23
Movie The Chase Townsman (uncredited) 1966-02-18
Series Black Saddle Judge Tennifree 1959-01-10
Movie The Legend of Tom Dooley Doc Henry 1959-07-01
Series Johnny Ringo Sam 1959-10-02
Movie The Big Fisherman Aged Pharisee 1959-08-04
Series The Twilight Zone Pa Myrtlebank 1959-10-02
Movie Going Steady Justice of the Peace 1958-02-01
Movie The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold Padre Vincente Esteban 1958-01-01
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Guns Don't Argue Arthur 'Pa' Barker 1957-01-01
Movie The Monster That Challenged the World Watchman at Lock 57 1957-06-01
Movie Pawnee Chief Wise Eagle 1957-09-07
Movie The Listener Jarvis Miller 1956-02-02
Movie The Steel Jungle Andy Griffith 1956-03-10
Movie The Last Hunt Indian agent 1956-04-30
Movie Reprisal! Matara 1956-11-02
Movie Rage at Dawn Noah Euall 1955-03-26
Movie Many Rivers to Cross Sandak 1955-02-04
Movie The Far Horizons Le Borgne 1955-05-20
Movie 24 Hour Alert City Councilman Boggs 1955-12-22
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie I Died a Thousand Times Pa Goodhue 1955-11-09
Movie Road to Bali Bhoma Da 1953-01-29
Movie Seminole Kulak 1953-03-01
Movie Pickup on South Street Coffin Boat Captain 1953-05-27
Movie Column South Joe Copper Face 1953-05-20
Movie Tumbleweed Aquila 1953-12-09
Movie Talk About a Stranger Shaw, Hardware Storekeeper 1952-04-18
Movie Affair in Trinidad Coroner 1952-07-29
Movie Ace in the Hole Kusac - Miner (uncredited) 1951-06-29
Movie Rock Island Trail Keokuk 1950-05-18
Movie Bright Leaf Blacksmith (uncredited) (voice) 1950-06-16
Movie The Gunfighter Old Man (uncredited) 1950-06-23
Series The Lone Ranger Swift Eagle 1949-09-15
Movie Square Dance Jubilee Indian Chief 1949-11-11