Will Geer

Actor | * 03/09/1902 († 76, 04/22/1978) | Frankfort, Indiana (United States of America (USA))
Will Geer (born William Aughe Ghere; March 9, 1902 – April 22, 1978) was an American actor, musician, and social activist, who was active in labor organizing and other movements in New York and Southern California in the 1930s and 1940s. In California he befriended rising singer Woody Guthrie. They both lived in New York for a time in the 1940s. He was blacklisted in the 1950s by Hollywood after refusing, in testimony before Congress, to name persons who had joined the Communist Party. In his later years, he was well known for his role as the grandfather figure Zebulon Walton in the TV series The Waltons until his death. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Western | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Will Geer

Emmy Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
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Movies with Will Geer as Actor(69)

as Self (archive footage)1988 James Stewart: A Wonderful Life
as Narrator (voice)1978 Rip Van Winkle
as Host1978 Unknown Powers
as Zom1978 The Mafu Cage
1977 Bunco
as Choo-Choo Trayne1977 The Billion Dollar Hobo
as Grandfather1976 The Blue Bird
as Rockfield1976 Moving Violation
as Pat Crowley1976 Law and Order
as Reverend Davis1975 The Night That Panicked America
as Dr. McCutcheon1974 Hurricane
as Judge Cotton1974 Honky Tonk
as Nameless1974 The Hanged Man
as Motel Manager1974 Memory of Us
as Crazy Jack1974 Silence
as Ferguson1973 Executive Action
as J. Smiley Krenshaw1973 Brock's Last Case
as Lemuel Lovell1973 Isn't It Shocking?
as Joel Ryker1973 Savage
as Ben1973 A Gift of Terror
as Grandpa1972 Napoleon and Samantha
as Roy Jurroe1972 Dear Dead Delilah
as Justice Gilead Merton1972 The Scarecrow
as Stan1972 The Rowdyman
as Bear Claw1972 Jeremiah Johnson
as Doc Thomas1971 Brother John
as The Bishop1970 Pieces of Dreams
as Mr. Baylor1970 The Moonshine War
as Mike Patterson1970 The Brotherhood of the Bell
as Boss1969 The Reivers
as Pop Chaney1968 Bandolero!
as Malcolm Stoddard1968 Certain Honorable Men
as Candy1968 Of Mice and Men
as Prosecutor1967 In Cold Blood
as Dr. Lee-Evan1967 The President's Analyst
as Giles Corey1967 The Crucible
as Old Man1966 Seconds
as Truckdriver1964 Black Like Me
as Senate Minority Leader1962 Advise & Consent
as Harry Robinson1956 Mobs, Inc.
as Sheriff1954 Salt of the Earth
as Homer Crowley1951 The Tall Target
as Mr. Nevins1951 Bright Victory
as Dan Paget - Miami Mayor / Postmaster1951 The Barefoot Mailman
as Tom Botts1951 Double Crossbones
as Wyatt Earp1950 Winchester '73
as O'Fallon1950 The Kid from Texas
as Rancher1950 Broken Arrow
as Jack Mackay1950 To Please a Lady
as Dan'l Seeger1950 Comanche Territory
as Convict Mapes1950 Convicted
as William Musk - Father1950 It's a Small World
as Noah1949 Anna Lucasta
as Sheriff Hampton1949 Intruder in the Dust
as Schultzy1949 Johnny Allegro
as Deputy Ray Covin1949 Lust for Gold
as Nick Driver1948 Deep Waters
as Narrator (voice)1940 Men and Dust
as Ballou1940 The Fight for Life
as Foreman (uncredited)1939 Union Pacific
as Spectator (uncredited)1935 Becky Sharp
as Poker Player (uncredited)1934 Wild Gold
as West Fry1934 Spitfire
as McMahon - Asylum Guard1932 The Misleading Lady

TV Shows/Series with Will Geer as Actor(25)

as Thomas Garrett1978 A Woman Called Moses
as Franklyn Bootherstone1977 The Love Boat
1972 Kung Fu
as Grandfather Walton1972 The Waltons
as Edmund Hidemann1971 Columbo
as Walt Peckinpah1970 Night Gallery
as Mr. Kane1969 The Bill Cosby Show
as Professor Harold Lochner1968 Hawaii Five-O
as Hank Willis1967 The Invaders
as Judge Lindemann1965 The Trials of O'Brien
as Judge David P. Andrews1965 Run for Your Life
as Adam Jarrett1964 Daniel Boone
as Ferris Callahan1959 Bonanza
as Slocum1955 Gunsmoke

Full Name: Will Geer
Born: Sunday, 03/09 1902 (March) in Frankfort, Indiana (United States of America (USA))
Died: Saturday, 04/22 1978 (April) in Los Angeles (aged: 76)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Employer: Federal Theatre Project
Spouses (current/former): Herta Ware
Children: Ellen Geer, Kate Geer
Other names for Will Geer (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"High Ghere"
Will Geer frequently works together with these people:
Morgan Woodward (28x, Actor)
Victor French (24x, Actor)
Shug Fisher (23x, Actor)
Gregg Palmer (21x, Actor)
Jack Elam (20x, Actor)
Royal Dano (20x, Actor)
Robert Sorrells (19x, Actor)
Jim Davis (19x, Actor)
Claude Akins (18x, Actor)
John Crawford (18x, Actor)
Anthony Caruso (18x, Actor)
Dub Taylor (5x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:12116, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 03/25/2023