Ray Walston Biography (1918-2001)

Born November 2, c. 1918, in New Orleans, LA (some sources say November 2, 1924, in Laurel, MS); son of Harry Norman (a lumber man) and Mittie (Kimball) Walston; married Ruth Calvert, November 3, 1943; children: Katherine Ann. Addresses: Contact--c/o Screen Actors Guild, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036-3600.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
November 2, 1918
New Orleans
Death Details
January 1, 2001
Beverly Hills, California

Famous Works

  • Credits; Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Buddy, High Tor, Community Players Theatre, Houston, TX, 1938.
  • Hadrian, You Touched Me, Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, OH, 1943.
  • (Broadway debut) Osric, Hamlet, Columbus Circle Theatre, New York City, 1945.
  • Schwartz, The Front Page, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1946.
  • Mississip, Kiss Them for Me, Clinton Playhouse, Clinton, CT, 1947.
  • Sam Phelps, Three Indelicate Ladies, Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1947, later Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA, 1947.
  • The Survivors, Playhouse, New York City, 1948.
  • Mr. Kramer, Summer and Smoke, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1948.
  • Ratliff, Richard III, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1949.
  • Rodla, Mrs. Gibbon's Boys, Music Box Theatre, 1949.
  • Telephone Man, The Rat Race, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1949.
  • (London debut) Luther Billis, South Pacific, Drury Lane Theatre, London,1951.
  • Mac, Me and Juliet, Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1953.
  • Captain Jonas, House of Flowers, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1954.
  • Applegate, Damn Yankees, 46th St. Theatre, New York City, 1955.
  • Michael Haney, Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1958.
  • Eddie, Agatha Sue, I Love You, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 1966.
  • The Rivals, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia, PA, 1972.
  • Lutz, The Student Prince, Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA, 1973.
  • A Gala Tribute to Joshua Logan, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1975.
  • Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia, Cleveland Play House,1976.
  • Also guest artist, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia, PA, 1971-72, and Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, OH, 1975-78.
  • Credits; Major Tours
  • Luther Billis, South Pacific, U.S. cities, 1950.
  • Applegate, Damn Yankees, U.S cities, 1955-56.
  • Steward, The Canterbury Tales, U.S. cities, 1969-70.
  • Credits; Film Appearances
  • Lt. "Mac" McCann, Kiss Them for Me, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957.
  • Applegate, Damn Yankees, Warner Bros., 1958.
  • Luther Billis, South Pacific, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958.
  • Phil Stanley, Say One for Me, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959.
  • Mr. Dobisch, The Apartment, United Artists, 1960.
  • Cob O'Brien, Portrait in Black, Universal, 1960.
  • Leo Sullivan, Tall Story, Warner Bros., 1960.
  • Iggy, Convicts Four, Allied Artists, 1962.
  • Mr. Quimby, Who's Minding the Store?, Paramount, 1963.
  • Wylie Driberg, Wives and Lovers, Paramount, 1963.
  • Orville J. Spooner, Kiss Me, Stupid, Claude/Lopert, 1964.
  • Stuart Clancy, Caprice, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967.
  • Mad Jack Duncan, Paint Your Wagon, Paramount, 1969.
  • J.J. Singleton, The Sting, Universal, 1973.
  • Mr. Whiney, Silver Streak, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976.
  • Senator Sturges, The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington, Cannon, 1977.
  • Poopdeck Pappy, Popeye, Paramount, 1980.
  • Kore, Galaxy of Terror, New World Cinema, 1981.
  • Mr. Hand, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Universal, 1982.
  • Walter Tatum, O'Hara's Wife, Davis-Panzer, 1983.
  • Chauncey, Private School, Universal, 1983.
  • Vendor, Johnny Dangerously, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984.
  • Burton Timmer, Rad, TriStar, 1986.
  • 1st Judge, From the Hip, DEG, 1987.
  • Gramps, O.C. and Stiggs, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987.
  • Charles MacLeod, Blood Relations, Miramax, 1988.
  • 1st Patient, Paramedics, Vestron, 1988.
  • Basilo, A Man of Passion, Golden Sun, 1989.
  • Gramps, Saturday the 14th Strikes Back, Concorde, 1989.
  • Mr. Stone, Blood Salvage, 1990.
  • Pops, Ski Patrol, Triumph, 1990.
  • Dr. Mnesyne, Popcorn, Studio Three Film Corporation, 1991.
  • Candy, Of Mice and Men, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1992.
  • The Player, Fine Line, 1992.
  • Chief Rocco, House Arrest, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1996.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
  • The Killers, CBS, 1959.
  • Eddie Eppes, For Love or Money, CBS, 1984.
  • Johnny Kent, Amos, CBS, 1985.
  • Mr. Harmon, Ask Max, ABC, 1986.
  • Wendell Paulson, Crash Course, NBC, 1988.
  • Horace Groot, Red River, CBS, 1988.
  • Cappy Connors, Class Cruise, NBC, 1989.
  • Bob Augustine, I Know My First Name Is Steven, NBC, 1989.
  • Prison librarian, Angel of Death, CBS, 1990.
  • Corkscrew, Fine Gold, syndicated, 1990.
  • Monsignor McCutchen, Pink Lightning, Fox, 1991.
  • Mr. Wurtz, One Special Victory, NBC, 1991.
  • Glen Bateman, Stephen King's The Stand (also known as The Stand; miniseries), ABC, 1994.
  • Night Manager, Project: ALF (also known as The Return of ALF), ABC, 1996.
  • Also appeared as Thaddeus in The Fall of the House of Usher, 1982.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Series
  • Uncle Martin O'Hara, My Favorite Martian, CBS, 1963-66.
  • Reese Vernon, Oh Madeline, ABC, 1983-84.
  • Uncle Harry Summers, Silver Spoons, NBC, 1985.
  • Mr. Arnold Hand, Fast Times, CBS, 1986.
  • Judge Henry Bone, Picket Fences, CBS, 1992-96.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
  • (Television debut) Suspense, CBS, 1950.
  • "Uncle Harry," Play of the Week, 1950.
  • Bob Richards, "Stop Susan Williams," Cliffhangers, NBC, 1979.
  • Lucius Slicker, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1996.
  • Narration (P. S. Harrison), Sex and the Silver Screen, Showtime, 1996.
  • Also appeared in The Arthur Godfrey Show, CBS; The Ed Sullivan Show, CBS;The Perry Como Show, NBC; Playhouse 90, CBS; Producers' Showcase, NBC; Studio One, CBS; and You Are There, CBS.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
  • Dave Corween, "There Shall Be No Night," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1957.
  • Voice of Matt, Runaway Ralph (animated), ABC, 1988.
  • Voice of Matt, Ralph S. Mouse (animated), ABC, 1991.
  • Bela Lugosi: Hollywood's Dark Prince, Arts & Entertainment, 1995.
  • The 17th Annual CableACE Awards, Lifetime, 1995.
  • Cronkite Remembers, CBS, 1996.
  • The 50th Annual Tony Awards, 1996.
  • The Second Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, 1996.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Pilots
  • Harry Burns, Harry's Business, NBC, 1961.
  • The Stranger, Satan's Waitin', CBS, 1964.
  • Professor Stoneman, Danny and the Mermaid, CBS, 1978.
  • Frank Anders, Institute for Revenge, NBC, 1979.
  • Michael, The Kid with the Broken Halo, NBC, 1982.
  • Abner Litto, This Girl for Hire, CBS, 1983.
  • Diesel, The Jerk, Too, NBC, 1984.
  • Ed, Hurricane Sam, CBS, 1990.

Further Reference

Periodicals:

  • People, September 30, 1996, p. 41; October 14, 1996, p. 49.
  • Time, August 19, 1996, p. 18.

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