Will Geer

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Birthday
9, 1902
Birthplace
Frankfort, IN
Death Date
Apr 22, 1978 (76)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
9, 1902
Birthplace
Frankfort, IN
Death Date
Apr 22, 1978 (76)

About

Played the role of Grandpa Zebulon Tyler Walton in the 1970s CBS series, The Waltons.

Before Fame

He started out following in his grandfather's footsteps and got a bachelor's and a master's degree in botany, but then decided to pursue acting.

Trivia

As a prominent leftist, he toured the U.S. work camps with Woody Guthrie during the Great Depression and he was blacklisted by Hollywood during the McCarthy era.

Family Life

He grew up idolizing his grandfather, who had an extensive knowledge of plants and made a small fortune during the Gold Rush.

Associated With

Ellen Corby played his wife, Grandma Esther Walton, on The Waltons.