Will Geer (1902–1978)

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KNOWN FOR 
The Waltons (1972-1979) | Jeremiah Johnson (1972) | Salt of the Earth (1954)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations More »
AKA 
High Ghere
BORN 
Mar 9, 1902 (died Apr 22, 1978)
HEIGHT 
6' 2½" (1.89m)

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Past Film & Video (47 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (61 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The WaltonsThe Waltons (TV Series) The Grandfather ( 144 episodes, 1972–1978 ) , Performer ("Jingle Bells", "We Wish You A Merry Christmas") ( 1 episode, 1976 ) , Performer ("The Camptown Races") ( 1 episode, 1976 ) , Performer ("I've Been Working On The Railroad") ( 1 episode, 1973 ) , Performer ("When Johnny Comes Marching Home" (1863)) ( 1 episode, 1977 ) , Performer ("Beulah Land", "In The Garden") ( 1 episode, 1975 ) , Performer ("Good Night Ladies") ( 1 episode, 1972 ) , Performer ("When The Saints Go Marching In", "When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder") ( 1 episode, 1972 ) , Performer ("Old Shep") ( 1 episode, 1975 ) , Dedicated To The Memory Of ( 1 episode, 1978 ) , Performer (" (The Man On) The Flying Trapeze") ( 1 episode, 1977 ) , Performer ("Get Along Mule") ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1972–1978 144
    • The Empty Nest (Sep 21, 1978) The Grandfather (archive footage), Dedicated To The Memory Of  Less
    • Grandma Comes Home (Mar 30, 1978) The Grandfather  Less
    • The Revelation (Mar 23, 1978) The Grandfather  Less
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  • Primary photo for A Woman Called MosesA Woman Called Moses (TV Series) Thomas Garrett ( 2 episodes, 1978 )  Less 1978 2
  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Franklyn Bootherstone ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977 1
  • Primary photo for Eight Is EnoughEight Is Enough (TV Series) Sam ( 2 episodes, 1977 )  Less 1977 2
  • Primary photo for BuncoBunco (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Starsky and HutchStarsky and Hutch (TV Series) Commodore Atwater ( 2 episodes, 1976 )  Less 1976 2
  • Primary photo for The Sad and Lonely SundaysThe Sad and Lonely Sundays (TV Movie) Lucas Wembley  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Law and OrderLaw and Order (TV Movie) Pat Crowley  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Night That Panicked AmericaThe Night That Panicked America (TV Movie) Reverend Davis  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Lives of Benjamin FranklinThe Lives of Benjamin Franklin (TV Mini-series) Actor ( 3 episodes, 1974–1975 )  Less 1974–1975 3
  • Primary photo for HurricaneHurricane (TV Movie) Dr. McCutcheon  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The 28th Annual Tony AwardsThe 28th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) Himself - Performer, Performer ("The Cradle Will Rock Medley")  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Honky TonkHonky Tonk (TV Movie) Judge Cotton  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Medical CenterMedical Center (TV Series) Loriss / Coughlin / Jess Calhoun ( 3 episodes, 1970–1974 )  Less 1970–1974 3
  • Primary photo for The Hanged ManThe Hanged Man (TV Movie) Nameless  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Doc ElliotDoc Elliot (TV Series) Paul Bartlett ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for Isn't It Shocking?Isn't It Shocking? (TV Movie) Lemuel Lovell  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Kung FuKung Fu (TV Series) Judge Emmitt Marcus ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for The ABC Afternoon PlaybreakThe ABC Afternoon Playbreak (TV Series) Ben ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for SavageSavage (TV Movie) Joel Ryker  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Harry OHarry O (TV Series) Len McNeil ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for Brock's Last CaseBrock's Last Case (TV Movie) J. Smiley Krenshaw  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for ColumboColumbo (TV Series) Dr. Edmund Hidemann ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for Night GalleryNight Gallery (TV Series) Walt Peckinpah ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for The Sixth SenseThe Sixth Sense (TV Series) Rev. Jordan ( 2 episodes, 1972 )  Less 1972 2
  • Primary photo for BewitchedBewitched (TV Series) George Washington ( 2 episodes, 1972 )  Less 1972 2
  • Primary photo for The ScarecrowThe Scarecrow (TV Movie) Justice Gilead Merton  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The Bold Ones: The LawyersThe Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series) Elliot Leveridge / Judge Scanlon / Ralph Turner ( 3 episodes, 1970–1971 )  Less 1970–1971 3
  • Primary photo for BonanzaBonanza (TV Series) Ferris Callahan / Zach Randolph / Calvin Butler ( 3 episodes, 1969–1971 )  Less 1969–1971 3
  • Primary photo for O'Hara, U.S. TreasuryO'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series) Singlefoot ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for Owen Marshall, Counselor at LawOwen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for The Jimmy Stewart ShowThe Jimmy Stewart Show (TV Series) Uncle Everett ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for Alias Smith and JonesAlias Smith and Jones (TV Series) Seth ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for Cade's CountyCade's County (TV Series) Hurley Gaines ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for Love, American StyleLove, American Style (TV Series) Desk Clerk (segment "Love and the Pulitzer Prize") ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster?Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? (TV Movie) Simon Anderson  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Courtship of Eddie's FatherThe Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series) Harry I. Madison ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for The Young RebelsThe Young Rebels (TV Series) Mayor Larkin ( 3 episodes, 1970 )  Less 1970 3
  • Primary photo for The Bill Cosby ShowThe Bill Cosby Show (TV Series) Mr. Kane ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for The Bold Ones: The SenatorThe Bold Ones: The Senator (TV Series) Senator Homer Bryant Wydell ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for The Brotherhood of the BellThe Brotherhood of the Bell (TV Movie) Mike Patterson  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The Name of the GameThe Name of the Game (TV Series) Mac ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for Daniel BooneDaniel Boone (TV Series) Adam ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for Then Came BronsonThen Came Bronson (TV Series) Oliver Hidemann ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for Hawaii Five-OHawaii Five-O (TV Series) Professor Harold Lochner ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for My Friend TonyMy Friend Tony (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for Here Come the BridesHere Come the Brides (TV Series) Benjamin Pruitt ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for Mayberry R.F.D.Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series) Captain Wolford ( 2 episodes, 1969 )  Less 1969 2
  • Primary photo for GunsmokeGunsmoke (TV Series) Slocum ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for Certain Honorable MenCertain Honorable Men (TV Movie) Malcolm Stoddard  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The InvadersThe Invaders (TV Series) Hank Willis ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for Mission: ImpossibleMission: Impossible (TV Series) Doc ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for Of Mice and MenOf Mice and Men (TV Movie) Candy  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for Run for Your LifeRun for Your Life (TV Series) Judge David P. Andrews ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for I SpyI Spy (TV Series) Uncle Harry ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for Garrison's GorillasGarrison's Gorillas (TV Series) Laski ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967 1
  • Primary photo for The CrucibleThe Crucible (TV Movie) Giles  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for The Trials of O'BrienThe Trials of O'Brien (TV Series) Judge Lindemann / Sheldon ( 2 episodes, 1966 )  Less 1966 2
  • Primary photo for East Side/West SideEast Side/West Side (TV Series) Brian Lincoln ( 1 episode, 1964 )  Less 1964 1
  • Primary photo for Racket SquadRacket Squad (TV Series) Harry Robinson ( 1 episode, 1951 )  Less 1951 1
  • Primary photo for The Chevrolet Tele-TheatreThe Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series) Sam Hobbs ( 1 episode, 1948 )  Less 1948 1
Self (15 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The Man Who Loved BearsThe Man Who Loved Bears (TV Movie) Narrator  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for CBS: On the AirCBS: On the Air (TV Mini-series) Self ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Unknown PowersUnknown Powers Host  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest ( 2 episodes, 1976–1977 )  Less 1976–1977
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood SquaresThe Hollywood Squares (TV Series) Himself - Panelist ( 2 episodes, 1976–1977 )  Less 1976–1977
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Actor / Himself ( 3 episodes, 1973–1976 )  Less 1973–1976
  • Primary photo for Hollywood on TrialHollywood on Trial Himself  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Hee HawHee Haw (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The New Deal for ArtistsThe New Deal for Artists (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1976 $240K
  • Primary photo for Dinah!Dinah! (TV Series) Himself ( 3 episodes, 1975–1976 )  Less 1975–1976
  • Primary photo for Medieval Theater: The Play of Abraham and IsaacMedieval Theater: The Play of Abraham and Isaac (Short) Henry Pink, Abraham  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for November 22, 1963: In Search of an AnswerNovember 22, 1963: In Search of an Answer (Short) Himself  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Shooting the Moonshine WarShooting the Moonshine War (Short) Himself (uncredited)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Camera ThreeCamera Three (TV Series) Himself - Narrator ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Men and DustMen and Dust (Short) Narrator (voice)  Less 1940
Archive Footage (6 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Classified XClassified X (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1998 $65
  • Primary photo for The Poetry Hall of FameThe Poetry Hall of Fame (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The Waltons: A Decade of the WaltonsThe Waltons: A Decade of the Waltons (TV Movie) Grandpa Zebulon 'Zeb' Walton (archive footage)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The WaltonsThe Waltons (TV Series) The Grandfather ( 2 episodes, 1978–1979 )  Less 1978–1979
    • Founder's Day (Mar 22, 1979) The Grandfather (archive footage)  Less
    • The Empty Nest (Sep 21, 1978) The Grandfather (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for DisneylandDisneyland (TV Series) Grandpa ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Mobs, Inc.Mobs, Inc. Harry Robinson (archive footage)  Less 1956

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