Walter Huston (April 6, 1884 - April 7, 1950) was a Canadian-born actor.
Born in Toronto, Ontario to an Irish Anglican father and a Scottish mother, he began his Broadway career in 1924, he achieved fame in character roles once talkies began in Hollywood. His first major role was in 1929's The Virginian, opposite Gary Cooper. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1936 for Dodsworth, which he had also performed on Broadway.
Huston stayed busy throughout the 1930s and 1940s, both on stage and screen. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1948 for his role in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, which incidentally was directed by his own son, John Huston. His last film was The Furies in 1950 co-starring Barbara Stanwyck. He died in Hollywood.
In addition to being the father of actor/director John Huston, Walter Huston is the grandfather of actress Anjelica Huston.
Walter Huston has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6626 Hollywood Blvd.