Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ralph Waite

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Geez...it really does happen in threes. Another sad passing today...

The Waltons star Ralph Waite, who more recently recurred on Bones and NCIS, has died at the age of 86.

Waite portrayed John Walton Sr. for nine seasons on the CBS Depression-era drama and in three NBC telefilms. After the series wrapped, he appeared on Murder One, Carniv├ále and the miniseries Roots among others. 

Bones fans will recognize Waite as Booth’s grandfather and caretaker Hank. He also played dad to Mark Harmon’s character Gibbs on NCIS, and recurred on Days of Our Lives as Father Matt.

The Waltons was one of the few TV shows that our whole family watched. I don't think we ever missed an episode.

He will be missed.

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