Ralph Waite – John Walton Sr.
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Ralph Waite played John Walton Sr., the father of the Walton family. Ralph had one of the most unusual and successful post-show careers. He appeared as an in-demand actor, writer, and director for countless TV shows and movies throughout the 70s, 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. As if that wasn’t enough, this ambitious and talented man also had political aspirations and ran for Congress on three occasions. Ralph unfortunately passed away in 2014. He was 85 years old.