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Ralph Waite
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Actor
    (June 22, 1929-February 13, 2014)
    Born in White Plains, New York
    Portrayed patriarch John Walton, Sr., in 'The Waltons' (1972-81) and Rev. Norman Balthus in 'Carnivale' (2003-05)
    Appeared in 'Cool Hand Luke' (1967), 'Five Easy Pieces' (1970), 'Trouble Man' (1972), 'Roots' (1977), 'The Bodyguard' (1992), 'Cliffhanger' (1993) and 'Ace Ventura, Jr.: Pet Detective' (2009)
    He was a social worker and a Congregational minister before deciding to take up acting.
    He has been married three times and divorced twice.
    He was an alcoholic.
    He unsuccessfully ran for Congress twice.
    The second time, he ran for the seat left vacant by the death of Sonny Bono only to lose to Bono's widow, Mary.
    He has an authoritative but soothing baritone voice.
    His heavy drinking was triggered partly by his daughter dying at age nine from leukemia.
    He has been sober for over 30 years.
    He met his current wife, Linda, in rehab.

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 19 Votes: 31.58% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 155 Votes: 52.90% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 19 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 23.53% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 31 Votes: 35.48% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 78 Votes: 42.31% Annoying
 
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