November 5, 1886|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Died||September 6, 1971
|Resting place||Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery|
Ralph Moody (1886-1971) was an American actor with over 50 movie and over 100 television appearances plus numerous radio appearances. He was a regular on radio broadcasts of Gunsmoke, and also performed on the Roy Rogers Show, Wild Bill Hickok and X Minus One.
At the age of 62, Moody began a string of film and television appearances, including films such as Road to Bali, Toward the Unknown, The Legend of Tom Dooley, and The Story of Ruth. On television, he was seen in episodes of Gunsmoke, The Lone Ranger, Circus Boy, Perry Mason, The Rifleman, Bonanza, Have Gun - Will Travel, Rawhide, Daniel Boone, and The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. He was also among a rotation of actors used by Jack Webb in the 1950s version as well as the 1967-70 revival of Dragnet, and in 1970 appeared in the last Dragnet episode produced by Webb. His most frequent television roles were as a kindly old man or Native American.