Ralph Hatley

Note: We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ralph Hatley on May 15, 2011. We were privileged to work with and know Ralph, who in addition to being a great performer is also the father of Chatterbox Artistic Director Kyle Hatley. This talented, kind, funny, and truly original man was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Below is the biography that Ralph sent us in 2007.

Ralph Hatley

Retired from the Memphis Police Department, Ralph didn't make his first acting debut until the age of 48, when his son Kyle Hatley asked him to play a role in David Mamet's Oleanna. Kyle, however, wouldn't let him begin rehearsals until he had taken several acting classes. Upon the successful completion of Oleanna, Ralph went on to play Butch O'Fallen in Tennessee Williams' early work, Not About Nightingales. Ralph won his first Ostrander award for his performance as best lead support actor in a drama. From there, he landed principal stage roles in Carousel, Our Town, It's a Wonderful Life, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, and The Guys. As if theater wasn't enough, Ralph later appeared in lead support roles on film as well; Rookie Bookie, Dead Last, A Cowboy's Silver Lining (Nominated for best actor in a drama at the Bare Bones Oklahoma Film Festival), The Hanged Man, Divine Manipulations of the Threads, Independent B Movie, The Left Hand Drawer, Memphis Blues, and Below Average. Ralph has also appeared in principal roles for regional and local television commercials, Horseshoe Casino, A1 Auto Collision, and Auto Body Collision Center. His most cherished moments are moments he's able to spend with his wife Miriam and sons Adam, Kyle, and Matt.


Appearances


Role   Show
3rd Lawyer / Officer ..................... Bartleby the Scrivener, Part 2
Dr. Marigold ..................... The Dead Girl, Episode 1