Biography: John Emmet Raitt was born on January 29, 1917 in Santa Ana, California to Archie J. Raitt and the former Stella Walton. He studied at the University of Redlands. His professional debut was in the chorus of "HMS Pinafore" with the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera in 1940. He married Marjorie Haydock, with whom he had his children Bonnie, Steven, and David. He then married Marjorie Haydock. His third marriage was to Rosemary Kraemer.
Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "The Pajama Game," "Flight Command," "Billy the Kid," "Little Nellie Kelly," "Ship Ahoy," "Sunday Punch," "and "Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There." Television credits include: "3rd Rock from the Sun," "Death Valley Days," "ABC Afterschool Specials," "Today," "The Ed Sullivan Show," and "The Mike Douglas Show."
Other Awards: Received a star on the Walk of Fame in 1992.
Trivia: He got his start in theatre as a high school student at Fullerton Union High School in California. The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on February 22, 2005.