Ralph Waite - American actor and director. An acting assignment to “pick up a couple of bucks” turned into a nine-year job for Mr. Waite on one of America's most popular television series. #WaltonsDaddy Survived by his wife, Linda East (married, 1984), and his two daughters, Kathleen and Suzanne. He was 85. (February 13th)
The Waltons star Ralph Waite, who more recently recurred on Bones and NCIS, has died at the age of our sister site Deadline reports. Waite portrayed John Walton Sr. for nine seasons on the CBS Depression-era drama and in three NBC telefilms.
Ralph Waite Waite at the 40th anniversary of The Waltons on September 29, 2012 Born June 22, 1928 White Plains, New York, U.S. Died February 13, 2014 (aged 85) Palm Desert, California, U.S. Cause of death Age-related illnesses Nationality American Occupation Actor, voice artist, and political activist