Friday, February 14, 2014

Ralph Waite Has Died

Ralph Waite, a multifaceted actor who became etched in the American imagination as the father in the popular 1970s television series, “The Waltons,” died Thursday. He was 85.

25 comments:

Meanie Rhysie, Enty #27 said...

G'night, John. RIP

auntliddy said...

Awwew, he was good actor. He was in cool hand luke too. Rest in peace, good journey.

FSP said...

This place has turned into the obituaries. RIP Mr. Waite.

sandybrook said...

He had been playing a role on Days of Our Lives as a priest recently. RIP.

Stepforded said...

Now this one, I do know! I loved the Waltons. Goodnight Ralph; rest in peace.

It's strange how many celebrity deaths there have been recently ...

rosie riveter said...

Gdnite pa
aawwwwww sads

MISCH said...

Loved him on NCSI as Mark Harmon's dad…RIP

Jonathan Andrew Sheen said...

Waite was a solid, reliable talent. Point a camera at him, and he always delivered.

I remember a few months ago, I was flipping channels and came across some second-rate 70s "blaxploitation" flick in which Waite played the main villain, a homicidal and cowardly pimp. That was a real brain-bender, lemme tell you!

I was really enjoying him recently as Mark Harmon's father on NCIS. I wonder if they'll do something to commemorate him.

audrey said...

May you RIP Mr. Waite.

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

I don't know who he was, but RIP anyway.

BeckyMae said...

It's the Rule of 3's Stepforded!

__-__=__ said...

RIP. Also enjoyed him on NCIS.

crila16 said...

Good night Ralph Waite. Rest in peace.

Im just sayin said...

I can't imagine him playing the bad guy! That wld have flipped me out for sure lol

PotPourri said...

Couldn't stand the Waltons...too fricking depressing, but loved him.

hippy chk said...

He played a scary bastard on Roots, too. RIP.

Tammy said...

He seemed like a good man. Goodnight, Ralph. Rest in peace.

WritergirlinLa said...

Rest in peace. Great actor. Will be missed.

JELUS H8R H8N HARD said...

Aww the Waltons was the best! I loved to watch it and laugh at the obviously not-Virginia scenery. But it was a great show. I bet my family knew the real family the show was based on, they are from that area and I've been to the town a few times. Pretty cool stuff...RIP Ralph Waite.

B. Profane said...

Waite was great in Cool Hand Luke.

Topper Madison said...

I hope this is the third and final one: Shirley Temple, Sid Ceasar and now Ralph.

What a sad week.

pusssykatt said...

I came late to "The Waltons" when it was on the Hallmark channel, and loved him. Like others said, he was great at Mark Harmon's dad on "NCIS"...you could have sworn he really was Mark's dad. I'll miss him on "NCIS."

Del Riser said...

RIP Mr. Waite, always loved your work.

Aoife said...

Didn't he play Gibbs father on NCIS?

RIP Mr. Waite.

B said...

I just watched him in "Angel City" on YouTube a few days ago. He broke my heart in it. R.I.P