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Ralph Waite

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.

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Jun 22, 1928 In White Plains, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Cool Hand Luke 1967-06-22
Latest Project:
Movie Gabe the Cupid Dog 2012-01-01
Known For
Poster of Cliffhanger
Poster of The Bodyguard
Poster of The Mississippi
Poster of Cool Hand Luke
Movie Gabe the Cupid Dog R.L. Dutton 2012-01-01
Movie 25 Hill Ed 2011-01-01
Movie Letters to God Mr. Perryfield 2010-04-09
Movie Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective Grandpa Ventura 2010-08-29
Movie Generation Gap Chick 2008-11-01
Movie Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses Jacob Brawley 2007-08-09
Series Bones Hank Booth 2005-09-13
Movie Silver City Casey Lyle 2004-09-17
Series Carnivàle Norman Belthus 2003-09-14
Series NCIS Jackson Gibbs 2003-09-23
Movie Sunshine State Furman Temple 2002-06-21
Movie The President's Man President Mathews 2000-01-01
Movie A Walton Easter John Walton 1997-03-30
Series The Third Twin Senator Proust 1997-11-09
Movie Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Shadow 1996-03-08
Movie A Season of Hope Sam Hackett 1995-01-08
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Movie Sin and Redemption Cal Simms 1994-03-18
Movie Keys Dr. C.J. Halligan 1994-01-01
Movie Sioux City Drew McDermott 1994-04-01
Movie Cliffhanger Frank 1993-05-28
Movie A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion John Walton 1993-11-21
Movie The Bodyguard Herb Farmer 1992-11-25
Movie Wild by Law Aldo Leopold (voice) 1991-12-01
Movie Crash and Burn Lathan Hooks 1990-01-01
Movie Sparks: The Price of Passion Orville Lemon 1990-02-25
Series The Mississippi 1983-03-25
Movie The Gentleman Bandit Father Bernard Pagano 1981-05-06
Movie OHMS Floyd Wing 1980-01-02
Movie Angel City Jared Teeter 1980-11-12
Movie On the Nickel C.G. 1980-05-08
Series Roots Slater 1977-01-23
Movie Red Alert Henry Stone 1977-05-18
Movie The Secret Life of John Chapman John Chapman 1976-12-27
Movie Kid Blue Drummer 1973-01-31
Movie The Stone Killer Mathews 1973-08-08
Movie Hot Summer Week John 1972-06-21
Movie Chato's Land Elias Hooker 1972-01-01
Series The Waltons John Walton Sr. 1972-09-14
Movie The Magnificent Seven Ride! Jim Mackay 1972-08-01
Movie Trouble Man Pete Cockrell 1972-11-01
Movie Lawman Jack Dekker 1971-03-11
Movie The Sporting Club Olson 1971-02-28
Movie The Grissom Gang Mace 1971-05-28
Movie Five Easy Pieces Carl Fidelio Dupea 1970-09-12
Movie Last Summer Peter's father 1969-06-10
Movie A Lovely Way to Die Sean Magruder 1968-07-12
Movie Cool Hand Luke Alibi 1967-06-22
Movie The Desperate Hours Lt. Fredericks 1967-12-13