Ralph Moody


Biography

A significant portion of Ralph Moody's resume is filled with roles as Native American chiefs, shamans, scouts, and warriors on both film and television. His swarthy looks and rounded features unfortunately left him pigeonholed into playing stereotypical ethnic roles throughout his long career, but an actor could do worse than to work steadily in the entertainment industry for over 20 yea...

Biography

A significant portion of Ralph Moody's resume is filled with roles as Native American chiefs, shamans, scouts, and warriors on both film and television. His swarthy looks and rounded features unfortunately left him pigeonholed into playing stereotypical ethnic roles throughout his long career, but an actor could do worse than to work steadily in the entertainment industry for over 20 years in the twilight of his life. He came late to acting, landing his first role as a villager in the adventure "Man-Eater of Kumaon" at the age of 61. For the next 10 years, he appeared in numerous Westerns as cowboys and Indians alike, on both film and TV. His feature film appearances began to wane throughout the 1960s (his latter roles went mostly uncredited), and he focused exclusively on television for the remainder of his career. He had recurring roles on both incarnations of Jack Webb's "Dragnet," "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin," "The Rifleman" with Chuck Conners, and "Bonanza." He continued working until his death in 1971.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Impatient Heart (1971)
The Chase (1966)
The Outsider (1961)
Uncle
Homicidal (1961)
1st clerk
The Story of Ruth (1960)
Cleshed
The Legend of Tom Dooley (1959)
Doc Henry
The Big Fisherman (1959)
Aged Pharisee
Going Steady (1958)
Justice of the peace
The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958)
Padre Vicente Esteban
The Monster that Challenged the World (1957)
Old gatekeeper
Pawnee (1957)
Wise Eagle
The Steel Jungle (1956)
Andy Macklin
Toward the Unknown (1956)
H. G. Gilbert
The Last Hunt (1956)
Indian agent
Reprisal! (1956)
Matara
I Died a Thousand Times (1955)
Pa Goodhue
Strange Lady in Town (1955)
Gen. Lew Wallace
Many Rivers to Cross (1955)
Sandak
The Far Horizons (1955)
Le Borgne
Rage at Dawn (1955)
Noah Uhalt
The Juggler (1953)
Mukhtar
Seminole (1953)
Kulak
Column South (1953)
Joe Copper Face
Tumbleweed (1953)
Aguila
Road to Bali (1953)
Bhoma Da
Salome (1953)
Old scholar
Pickup on South Street (1953)
Captain
Talk About a Stranger (1952)
Short
My Man and I (1952)
Rogers
Affair in Trinidad (1952)
Coronor
Red Mountain (1952)
Meredyth
The Story of Will Rogers (1952)
Dr. Bushyhead
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952)
Peddler
Wagons West (1952)
Cau chief
Carrie (1952)
Bum
Strangers on a Train (1951)
Seedy man
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Kusac, miner
Rock Island Trail (1950)
Keokuk
The Gunfighter (1950)
Old man
Square Dance Jubilee (1949)
Indian chief
Man-Eater of Kumaon (1948)
Villager

Cast (Special)

Memories at the Speedway Cafe (1991)

Cast (Short)

24 Hour Alert (1955)

Life Events

Bibliography