More Ralph Waite Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Sunshine State)Ralph Waite is best-known for role as the patriarch of television's The Waltons but he has been active in film, television and theatre for more than three decades. His many feature film credits include THE GIN GAME, CLIFFHANGER, THE BODYGUARD, FIVE EASY PIECES and COOL HAND LUKE (with SUNSHINE STATE actor Clifton James). He has appeared on Broadway and in theatrical productions across the U.S. and in London. In addition to The Waltons, Waite has also been seen on television in series including Mississippi, Murder One and Shannon's Deal (written by John Sayles) and TV movies including A Good Sport with Lee Remick, The Secret Life of John Chapman, The Lemon Grove and The Third Twin. An active Democrat, Waite recently ran for the California congressional seat won by Mary Bono.
Bio courtesy Sony Classics for "Sunshine State" (02-Nov-2002)