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Ray Walston ACTOR

Ray Walston was born on December 2nd, 1914 in New Orleans, Louisiana with the birth name Herman Walston.  His father was Harry Norman who worked as a lumber man and his mother was Mittie Kimball.  His first job working in the industry was as a spear carrier for a stock company.  His family soon relocated to Houston and his father had the intention of teaching his son all about the oil business, however, Walston had different career goals in mind and chose to join a traveling repertory company. 
After this job ended he met, Margo Jones at the Houston Civic Theater and worked with her for six years, three of those years they worked with the Cleveland Playhouse.  His first big break was when he was cast as a news reporter in the Broadway production, "The Front Page" followed by stage appearances in, "Summer and Smoke", "King Richard III", "Wish You Were Here" and "House of Flowers".    

In 1945 he moved to New York and worked on Broadway appearing in the play, "The Alchemist" which brought him attention from New York critics.  He then appeared in "Damn Yankees" in which he won a Tony Award for his performance.  He then proceeded to win two Emmys for his appearance in television in, "Picket Fences" (1992) and also played, 'Uncle Martin' on the television show, "My Favorite Martian" (1963) also starring Bill Bixby.  He also guest starred on such shows as, "The Outlaws" and is remembered for playing the groundskeeper, "Boothby" in, "Star Trek: The Next Generation".    

He also appeared in a number of films throughout his career such as, "Kiss Them For Me" (1957), "The Apartment" (1960), "Portrait in Black" (1960), "Paint Your Wagon" (1969), "The Sting" (1973) starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, "Popeye" (1980) and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982).  His final screen appearance was on October 15th, 2000 in the season premier of, "Touched by an Angel".

Between 1980 and 1982 he starred in a total of fourteen films such as, "Galaxy of Terror" (1981).  He was also seen in the opening credits of Steven Spielberg's series, "Amazing Stories" in 1985.  His career never slowed down for a minute.  If well into the 90's he was still seen on the big screen such as in the film, "Of Mice and Men" (1992) and again in Stephen King's, "The Stand" (1994).        
He was nominated a total of three times for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role in, "Picket Fences" and won two of the awards in 1995 and 1996.  In 1998 he appeared once again in the film, "Addams Family Reunion" which went straight to video and never made the big screen.  In 1999, yet again with no slowing down he was in the movie remake of his hit series, "My Favorite Martian".  His final movie role was in an Independent film called, "Early Bird Special" (2001) and he was last seen on the television series, "7th Heaven" (1998-2001).   
Ray married one time to Ruth Calvert on November 3rd, 1943 and they had one daughter, Katherine Ann.  They remained married until he passed away on January 1st, 2001 in Beverly Hills, California from lupus at the age of eighty six.  He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and he was cremated and his ashes were given to his daughter.


1998-2001 7th Heaven 
2001 Early Bird Special
2000 Touched by an Angel
1999 Ally McBeal
1999 Swing Vote 
1998-1999 Star Trek: Voyager
1999 My Favorite Martian 
1998 Addams Family Reunion 
1997 Tricks 
1997 The Westing Game 
1996 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
1996 Dave's World
1996 House Arrest 
1992-1996 Picket Fences
1996 Mixed Nuts 
1996 Project: ALF 
1994 The Stand
1992 The Commish
1992 Of Mice and Men 
1992 Star Trek: The Next Generation
1992 Eerie, Indiana
1992 Space Case
1991 One Special Victory 
1991 Dream On
1991 Pink Lightning 
1991 Parker Lewis 
1986-1991 ABC Weekend Specials
1991 Popcorn 
1990 Angel of Death 
1990 Blood Salvage 
1990 Hurricane Sam 
1990 L.A. Law
1990 Ski Patrol 
1989 Class Cruise 
1989 Guns of Paradise
1989 Fine Gold
1989 A Man of Passion 
1989 Live-In
1989 I Know My First Name Is Steven 
1988 The Adventures of Superboy
1988 Saturday the 14th Strikes Back 
1988 Blood Relations
1988 Paramedics
1988 Red River 
1988 Friday the 13th
1988 Crash Course 
1987 The Law and Harry McGraw
1987 Murder, She Wrote
1987 Sledge Hammer!
1987 21 Jump Street
1987 From the Hip 
1987 St. Elsewhere
1983-1987 Simon & Simon
1986 Ask Max 
1986 Fast Times
1986 Rad
1985 Silver Spoons
1985 Misfits of Science
1985 Amos 
1985 Brothers
1985 Matt Houston 
1985 The New Leave It to Beaver 
1985 Otherworld
1981-1985 Trapper John, M.D.
1985 O.C. and Stiggs 
1984 Johnny Dangerously
1984 The Love Boat
1984 Santa Barbara
1984 For Love or Money 
1984 Night Court
1984 Newhart
1984 Gimme a Break!
1984 Oh Madeline
1984 The Jerk, Too
1983 This Girl for Hire
1983 Private School 
1983 Fantasy Island
1982 Hart to Hart 
1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
1982 The Fall of the House of Usher 
1982 O'Hara's Wife 
1982 Fame 
1982 The Kid with the Broken Halo
1982 The Littlest Hobo
1981 Galaxy of Terror
1981 Smurfs
1980 Popeye
1980 Pale Horse Pale Rider 
1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
1979 Little House on the Prairie
1979 The Incredible Hulk
1979 Stop Susan Williams 
1979 Institute for Revenge 
1979 Starsky and Hutch
1979 The Girl Who Saved the World 
1978 Flying High
1978 Danny and the Mermaid 
1977 The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington 
1976 The Six Million Dollar Man
1976 Silver Streak
1975 Ellery Queen 
1974 The Rookies
1973-1974 The Evil Touch
1973 The Sting
1972 The Paul Lynde Show 
1972 Mission: Impossible
1970-1972 Love, American Style
1971 Ironside
1971 Mod Squad
1969 My World and Welcome to It
1969 Paint Your Wagon
1967 Garrison's Gorillas
1967 Custer 
1967 The Wild Wild West
1967 Caprice
1963-1966 My Favorite Martian
1965 The Man Who Bought Paradise
1964 Kiss Me, Stupid 
1964 Summer Playhouse
1963 Who's Minding the Store?
1963 Wives and Lovers
1963 Going My Way
1963 Ben Casey
1962 The Wide Country
1962 Saints and Sinners
1962 Convicts 4
1962 Adventures in Paradise 
1961 Cain's Hundred
1961 Target: The Corruptors 
1960-1961 Outlaws
1961 The Americans
1961 Way Out
1961 Shirley Temple Theatre
1961 The Aquanauts
1960 Play of the Week
1960 Portrait in Black 
1960 The Apartment 
1960 Tall Story
1959 Say One for Me
1958 Playhouse 90
1958 Damn Yankees!
1958 South Pacific 
1957 Kiss Them for Me
1957 Hallmark Hall of Fame
1953-1955 You Are There
1954 Producers' Showcase 
1949-1954 Suspense
1954 Studio One in Hollywood
1954 Justice
1954 The Web   

Matinee Classics - My Favorite Martian starring Ray Walston, Bill Bixby, Pamela Britton, J. Pat O'Malley, Alan Hewitt, Roy Engel and Wayne Stam
Matinee Classics - My Favorite Martian starring Ray Walston, Bill Bixby, Pamela Britton, J. Pat O'Malley, Alan Hewitt, Roy Engel and Wayne Stam
Matinee Classics - Paint Your Wagon starring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell, Ray Walston, H.B. Haggerty, Eddie Little Sky, Tom Ligon, Alan Dexter, William O'Connell, Benny Baker, Alan Baxter, Paula Trueman, Robert Easton, Geoffrey Norman and Terry Jenkins
Matinee Classics - Silver Spoons starring Ricky Schroeder, Joel Higgins, Erin Gray, Leonard Lightfoot, Franklyn Seales, Jason Bateman, Corky Pigeon, Bobby Fite, Alfonso Ribeiro, Billy Jacoby, John Houseman, Ray Walston and Christine Belford

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