Will Geer – Zebulon “Grandpa” Walton
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Will Greer was one of the oldest cast members on the show and he was already a prominent actor in theater prior to the series. His portrayal as “Grandpa Walton” marked one of his first major TV roles. Will passed away in 1978 due to complications of a respiratory condition.