Walter Massey (actor)

Walter Massey
Born Walter Edward Hart Massey
(1928-08-19)August 19, 1928
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died August 4, 2014(2014-08-04) (aged 85)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Years active 1956–2014
Spouse(s) Sharman Yarnell

Walter Edward Hart Massey (August 19, 1928 – August 4, 2014) was a Canadian actor, best known for voicing Principal Herbert Haney on the animated series Arthur and The Doctor in the English version of The Mysterious Cities of Gold.

He played Dr. Donald Stewart on the 1990s version of Lassie, and had numerous roles on stage, and in films and television, for more than six decades.[1] Massey was the cousin of actor Raymond Massey and was a founding member of Canadian Actors' Equity.[2]

Walter Massey's father, Denton, was an engineer and Ontario politician.


In 1988, the Canadian Actors Equity Association gave him with the Larry McCance award for his service to the organization. He was also presented with the Montreal ACTRA Award of Excellence in 2007.[3]


He played the part of U.S. President Taft in the 2005 movie The Greatest Game Ever Played. His other roles include:

See also


  1. Langan, Fred (August 17, 2014). "Versatile actor Walter Massey helped Canadian theatres". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  2. "Canadian actor Walter Massey dies at 85". August 5, 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  3. Obituary,; accessed 10 August 2014.
  4. Family Court at the Internet Movie Database
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