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    Birthday: March 09, 1902

    Though perhaps best remembered for portraying the wise and crusty Grandpa Zeb Walton on the long-running The Waltons (1972-1978), character actor Will Geer had been a staple in films and television for many years before that. He had also been a Broadway regular since his theatrical debut in The Merry Wives of Windsor (1928). Born William Auge Ghere in Frankfort, IN, his interest in acting began in high school. Geer studied botany at the University of Chicago and earned a master's in botany at Columbia. During his college days, Geer also appeared in student theater. Always a bit of a rebel with a genuine love of people and the land, Geer hooked up with folksingers Woody Guthrie and Burl Ives during the Depression to travel about and perform, mostly at government ...more
    • 1974
    • Hollywood Foreign Press Association
    • Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Teleivison Series
    • The Waltons (TV Series)
    • 1973
    • Hollywood Foreign Press Association
    • Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Teleivison Series
    • The Waltons (TV Series)