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Also Known As: Died: January 1, 2001
Born: December 2, 1914 Cause of Death: lupus
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Profession: actor, dancer, singer

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Diminutive yet commanding with distinctive vocal resonance and forceful mannerisms, Walston's career has spanned regional theater, Broadway, TV and film. Perhaps best remembered by TV audiences as the curmudgeonly extraterrestrial on the popular CBS comedy "My Favorite Martian" (1963-66), Walston had a successful stage and film career as well as appearances in early TV behind him before taking on the role of Uncle Martin O'Hara.

Diminutive yet commanding with distinctive vocal resonance and forceful mannerisms, Walston's career has spanned regional theater, Broadway, TV and film. Perhaps best remembered by TV audiences as the curmudgeonly extraterrestrial on the popular CBS comedy "My Favorite Martian" (1963-66), Walston had a successful stage and film career as well as appearances in early TV behind him before taking on the role of Uncle Martin O'Hara.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 My Favorite Martian (1999) Armitan
2.
 Swing Vote (1999) Clore Cawley
3.
 Addams Family Reunion (1998) Grandpa Walter Adams
4.
 Westing Game, The (1997) Barney Northrop; Julian Eastman; Sam Westing; Sandy Mcsouthers
5.
 Tricks (1997) Big Sam
6.
 House Arrest (1996) Chief Rocco
7.
 Project: ALF (1996) Night Manager
8.
 Of Mice and Men (1992) Candy
9.
 The Player (1992) Himself
10.
 Popcorn (1991) Dr Mnesyne
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1939:
Began acting career at Margo Jones Theatre in Houston, Texas
1945:
Made Broadway debut in Maurice Evans' production of "Hamlet"
:
TV series debut as a guest star on the anthology series "Suspense"
1957:
TV movie debut, "There Shall Be No Night"
1957:
Feature film debut, "Kiss Them For Me"
1963:
Starred on popular sitcom, "My Favorite Martian"
1986:
Portrayed Mr. Arnold Hand, reprising his role from the feature "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" in the short-lived TV sitcom version, "Fast Times"
:
Played Judge Bone on the CBS drama series, "Picket Fences"; earned two Emmy Awards
2000:
Final TV acting appearance, the season premiere of CBS' "Touched By an Angel"
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wife:
Ruth Calvert. Married on November 3, 1943; sued for divorce in April 1995, claimed irreconcilable differences; couple reconciled.

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father:
Harrie Norman Walston.
mother:
Mittie Walston. Died c. 1950.
daughter:
Katherine Ann Walston.

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