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Ray Walston

Veteran actor Ray Walston was honored with two Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Judge Bone in the dramatic television series Picket Fences. Walston's long and varied career has led him from Broadway, where he garnered a Tony Award for Damn Yankees, to Hollywood, from television fame to a leading role in the revival of regional American theater.

His early film credits include South Pacific, The Apartment, Kiss Me, Stupid, The Sting, and Silver Streak.

In 1963, Walston made his crossover to television with the instant-hit series My Favorite Martian, on which he played the original Uncle Martin for three years.

Walston's other memorable performances include the irascible Poopdeck in Robert Altman's production of Popeye with Robin Williams, and roles in The Fall of the House of Usher for NBC, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Private School, O'Hara's Wife, The Jerk II, Johnny Dangerously, Ski Patrol, Popcorn, Space Case, A Man of Passion, the miniseries I Know My Name Is Steven, and Robert Altman's The Player. Walston's work with Gary Sinise in Of Mice and Men was highly acclaimed, as was his contribution to the ABC miniseries The Stand, by Stephen King.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Ray Walston Facts

Birth Name Herman Walston
BirthdayDecember 2, 1914
BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Date of deathJanuary 1, 2001 (age 86)
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Ray Walston compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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