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Ralph Waite net worth: Ralph Waite is an American actor who has a net worth of $2 million dollars. Ralph Waite was born in White Plains, New York, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years in the 1940s. He then went on to graduate from Bucknell University, and to earn his Master's Degree from Yale University Divinity School. He spent the next few years working as a Presbyterian minister and editor for religious literature. He then chose to shift his focus to acting. He has appeared in a steady string of film and television projects, including, "Five Easy Pieces", "The Magnificent Seven Ride", "Roots" "Bonanza", "The Gentleman Bandit", "Murder, She Wrote", "Growing Pains", "Desperate Hours", "The Bodyguard", "Cliffhanger", "Time Trax", "All My Children", "The Practice", "NCIS", "Days of Our Lives", and "Bones". He is most widely recognized for his role as John Walton, Sr. on "The Waltons". In addition to his acting career, he has also run for Congress, unsuccessfully, three times.
Ralph Waite (born June 22, 1928) is an American actor. He is most notable role was playing John Walton, Sr., on the 1970s CBS TV series The Waltons, which he also occasionally directed. He is also known for his portrayal of the slave ship third mate Slater in the mini-series Roots. In addition, he has appeared in many guest roles on numerous television series portraying a large variety of roles.
Waite, the oldest of five children, was born in White Plains, New York, the son of Esther (nA(C)e Mitchell) and Ralph H. Waite, a construction engineer. Before becoming an actor, Waite, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1946 to 1948, graduated from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and briefly was a social worker. He earned a master's degree from Yale University Divinity School and was a Presbyterian minister and religious editor at Harper & Row in New York City before deciding on a career in acting.
He is a former member of the Peninsula Players summer theater program during the 1963 season.
Ralph Waite has married three times; two of his marriages ended in divorce. He had three daughters from his first marriage. One of his daughters died when she was nine years old from leukemia. His stepson, Liam Waite, is also an actor.
After fifty years being away from organized religion, Waite returned in 2010 and became an active member of Spirit of the Desert Presbyterian Fellowship in Palm Desert, California.
Waite ran unsuccessfully for Congress in California as a Democrat three times: in 1990 he challenged veteran GOP incumbent Al McCandless in the Riverside County-based 37th district, losing by five percentage points. In 1998 he ran in the special election for the then-Palm Springs-based 44th district left vacant by the death of incumbent Sonny Bono. He was defeated in that election by Mary Bono, Sonny's widow, and lost to her again that November.
On October 21, 1991, Waite introduced former California Governor Jerry Brown prior to the latter's

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'Devastated' The Waltons stars pay tribute to patriarch Ralph Waite as he dies aged 85

Mills, who did not know the cause of death, said he was taken aback because Waite had been in good health and still working. Waite appeared last year in episodes of the series NCIS, in which he played the dad of star Mark Harmon's character. He also ...
Posted: February 13, 2014, 4:29 pm

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This morning the picture was still visible on Minaj's website. Ralph Waite, who played John Walton Sr., the big hearted and steadfast patriarch on "The Waltons," has died at age 85. The Emmy nominated actor who starred on the popular 1970s CBS show for ...
Posted: February 14, 2014, 4:55 am

Ralph Waite, star of 'The Waltons, dead at 85

Ralph Waite, who played the father in TV’s hit series “The Waltons,” has died. Waite’s manager, Alan Mills, says the actor died midday Thursday in the Palm Springs area. He was 85. Waite was best known for his role as the patriarch in the 1970s ...
Posted: February 13, 2014, 1:55 pm
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