- February 13
) was an American actor, voice artist, and political activist, best known for his role as John Walton, Sr. on The Waltons
, which he occasionally directed.
His only known Disney role was the voice of Shadow in Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (replacing the late Don Ameche).
Waite at the 40th anniversary of The Waltons on September 29, 2012