Date of Birth : Dec 2nd 1914
Born in New Orleans, Ray Walston started his acting career as a spear carrier with a local stock company. When the family moved to Houston, Walston’s father wanted to teach him the oil business, but Walston instead joined a traveling repertory company (selling tickets as well as acting). He went on to associate with Margo Jones at the Houston Civic Theater for six years, then spent three seasons with the Cleveland Playhouse before arriving in New York in 1945. He has won a Tony for his performance as the Devil in Broadway’s “Damn Yankees”, two Emmys for television’s “Picket Fences” (1992), and become a household name playing the extraterrestrial “Uncle Martin” on TV’s “My Favorite Martian” (1963).