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Ray Walston Biography

Birth Place:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Began his acting career in 1939 with the Margo Jones Community Players in Houston
  • Made his Broadway debut in 1945 in Hamlet
  • Played a space alien in the 1963-66 TV comedy My Favorite Martian, one of his most popular roles
  • His seven-decade career spanned Broadway, television and film
  • Was nominated for an Emmy for the first time when he was nearly 80
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995
  • Died of lupus at age 86

Awards

  • 1996Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor for a Drama Series: winner
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1995Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 1994Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1994Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Katherine Ann Walston -- Daughter
  • Harrie Norman Walston -- Father
  • Mittie Walston -- Mother
  • Ruth Calvert -- Wife