Richard Thomas

Actor, Director
Armed with a lifetime of talent and training with which to battle against Hollywood typecasting, actor Richard Thomas would, nonetheless, be forever identified with John-Boy, the earnest eldest son of "The Waltons" ... Read more »
Born: 06/13/1951 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (110)

It: Part One 2017 (Movie)

Bill Denborough (Actor)

Anesthesia 2016 (Movie)

Mr. Werth (Actor)

Chicago PD 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Americans 2013 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2001, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

White Collar 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rizzoli & Isles 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Time After Time 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Taking Woodstock 2009 (Movie)

Reverend Don (Actor)

Sacred Stage 2005 (Movie)

(Narrator)

It's a Miracle 1998 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

John Ritter Remembered 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Cause 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Humans: Who Are We? 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

In the Name of the People 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Wonder Boys 2000 (Movie)

Walter Gaskell (Actor)

Big & Hairy 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Practice 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Waltons 1972 - 1981, 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Thousand Men and a Baby 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS: The First 50 Years 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Promised Land 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Riding the Rails 1997 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Timepiece 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Dave's World 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Christmas Box 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Invaders 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Walton Wedding 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Death in Small Doses 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Linda 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Lincoln 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

The Wild West 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

The National Memorial Day Concert 1992 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Stephen King's It 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The All-Star Salute to Our Troops 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Andre's Mother 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Glory! Glory! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Mute Witness to Murder 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Music Center 25th Anniversary 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

The 43rd Annual Tony Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

The Blessings of Liberty 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Un Ballo in Maschera 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Our World 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Final Jeopardy 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Hobson's Choice 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Film Institute Salute to Lillian Gish 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Performer

The Master of Ballantrae 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Belinda 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Barefoot in the Park 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Broadway Plays Washington! 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Pavarotti and Friends 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

All Quiet on the Western Front 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle Beyond the Stars 1979 (Movie)

Shad (Actor)

CBS: On the Air 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

9/30/55 1977 (Movie)

Jimmy J (Actor)

Mac Davis Christmas Special... When I Grow Up 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Silence 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Red Badge of Courage 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bobby Van and Elaine Joyce Show 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

You'll Like My Mother 1972 (Movie)

Kenny (Actor)

Red Sky at Morning 1971 (Movie)

Josh Arnold (Actor)

Cactus in the Snow 1970 (Movie)

Harley Macintosh (Actor)

The Todd Killings 1970 (Movie)

Billy Roy (Actor)

Last Summer 1969 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Winning 1969 (Movie)

Charley (Actor)

A Time For Us 1964 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

From These Roots 1957 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

A Doll's House (TV Show)

Actor

A Walton Easter (TV Show)

Actor

Anna's Dream (TV Show)

Actor

Annie's Point (TV Show)

Actor

Berlin Tunnel 21 (TV Show)

Actor

Common Ground (TV Show)

Actor

Down, Out & Dangerous (TV Show)

Actor

Fifth of July (TV Show)

Actor

Flood: A River's Rampage (TV Show)

Actor

Getting Married (TV Show)

Actor

Go Toward the Light (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Belinda (Movie)

(Actor)

Mission of the Shark (TV Show)

Actor

No Other Love (TV Show)

Actor

Precious Victims (TV Show)

Actor

Roots: The Next Generations (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Secret (TV Show)

Actor

The Homecoming (TV Show)

Actor

The Master of Ballantrae (Movie)

(Actor)

The Miracle of the Cards (TV Show)

Actor

Timepiece (Movie)

Richard Evans (Actor)

To Find My Son (TV Show)

Actor

To Save the Children (TV Show)

Actor

What Love Sees (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Hearts (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

For All Time (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Summer of Fear (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer
Director (1)

The Truthful Sex (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Armed with a lifetime of talent and training with which to battle against Hollywood typecasting, actor Richard Thomas would, nonetheless, be forever identified with John-Boy, the earnest eldest son of "The Waltons" (CBS, 1972-1981). Born into a New York show business family, he made his Broadway debut at the age of seven, and later on film opposite Paul Newman in "Winning" (1969). The 20-year-old actor was already gaining modest notoriety as a gifted young star in films like "Last Summer" (1971) by the time his leading role in "The Waltons" made him a bona fide television star. When Thomas left the show in 1977 in order to pursue other roles, it proved difficult to shed the lingering image of the somewhat naïve John-Boy. Campy genre work in films like Roger Corman's "Battle Beyond the Stars" (1980) was balanced out by more rewarding efforts on stage in such Broadway productions as "Fifth of July." Thomas garnered accolades for his titular role in the music biopic "Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story" (NBC, 1983) and as a man haunted by a childhood terror in "It" (ABC, 1990). Continuing to mix television work with his theatrical endeavors, he took part in such lauded stage productions as "The Stendhal Syndrome" in 2004 and "Race" in 2009. Decades after leaving Waltons Mountain, Thomas appeared both content with his television legacy and determined to continually seek out new challenges as an actor.

Relationships

Brooke

Step-Daughter

Kendra

Step-Daughter

Georgiana Bischoff

Wife
born c. 1960 married on November 20, 1994 has two children from two previous marriages

Alma Thomas

Wife
born c. 1947 married on February 14, 1975 separated May 1992 mother of Thomas' four older children, including triplets divorced

Richard Thomas

Father

Barbara Thomas

Mother

Barbara Thomas

Daughter
born c. 1981 one of three triplets

Gwyneth Thomas

Daughter
born c. 1981 one of three triplets

Pilar Thomas

Daughter
born c. 1981 one of three triplets

Montana Thomas

Son
born on July 28, 1996 mother, Georgiana Bischoff

Richard Thomas

Son
born c. 1977

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York , New York

Milestones

2004

Returned to broadway in Michael Frayn's "Democracy"

2000

Appeared on the London stage in "Art"; rejoined the play in July 2001, appearing with Joe Morton and Judd Hirsch

1998

Co-hosted "It's a Miracle" on Pax TV

1995

Played John-Boy again in "A Walton Wedding" (CBS)

1993

Reprised role of John-Boy Walton in TV special "A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion" (CBS)

1985

Won praise for stage performance in title role of "The Count of Monte Cristo" in washington, DC

1983

Made excutive producing debut with NBC TV-movie, "Living Proof: The Hank Williams Story" (also starred)

1978

Played Hamlet at Hartford (CT) Stage Company

1974

Played first stage role as an adult in L.A. production of Shaw's "Saint Joan"

1970

First played John-Boy Walton in "The Homecoming--A Christmas Story" (CBS)

1968

Feature film debut "Winning"

1961

TV series debut as a regular on the NBC children's educational series "1, 2, 3, Go!"

1959

TV debut in Hallmark Hall of Fame production "A Christmas Tree" (NBC)

1958

Broadway debut, "Sunrise at Campobello"

1957

Stage debut in Sacandaga, NY production of "Damn Yankees"

TV directing debut, episodes of "The Waltons"

Was third actor to portray Tom Hughes on the CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns"

Featured on the ABC daytime drama "Flame in the Wind/A Time for Us"

Reprised role of John-Boy Walton in the CBS drama series "The Waltons"

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