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Herman Raymond "Ray" Walston (November 2, 1914-January 1, 2001) was an American actor and comedian, best known as the title character on the 1960's American television comedy series My Favorite Martian.

Career

Walston had a successful movie career aside from Damn Yankees!, including such films as Kiss Them for Me, South Pacific, Say One for Me, Tall Story; The Apartment, Who's Minding the Store, The Sting, and Silver Streak.

From 1980–1992, Walston starred in 14 films, including Fast Times at Ridgemont High (as well as the 1986 television adaptation) as Mr. Hand. In a 1999 interview, Walston said that he was happy and relieved that when he walked down the street, young fans shouted at him "Mr. Hand" because he had finally torn away from his Martian role. In 1984, Walston played a judge on an episode of Night Court. Six years later, he made a guest appearance on an episode of L.A. Law. He later was hired for the role of Judge Henry Bone on Picket Fences; the character was originally a recurring role, but Walston proved to be so popular the character was later upgraded to a starring role. He portrayed Glen Bateman in the 1994 television mini-series adaptation of The Stand.

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