|Born||June 22, 1928|
White Plains, New York, U.S.
|Died||February 13, 2014 (aged 85)|
Palm Desert, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Natural causes|
|Spouse(s)||Beverly Waite (1951–1966)|
Kerry Shear Waite (1977–1981)
Linda East (1982–2014)
Ralph Waite (June 22, 1928 – February 13, 2014) was an American actor. He is best known for his role as John Walton, Sr., on the 1970s CBS TV series The Waltons. He played the slave ship third mate Slater in the mini-series Roots.
Waite died on February 13, 2014, aged 85, from natural causes