Richard Thomas - Details


RICHARD THOMAS made his acting debut at 7-years-old in the original Broadway production of "Sunrise at Campobello." That same year he also appeared in the TV series "From These Roots." He continued acting in television and on stage and made his film debut at 18 in "Last Summer," with Bruce Davison, Barbara Hershey and Cathy Bums. His other films include "Winning, Cactus in the Snow, You'll Like My Mother," "The Todd Killings, Red Sky at Morning" and "September 30, 1955."

During the 1970s, Thomas starred as John Boy Walton in the television series "The Waltons," winning an Emmy Award for his portrayal of John Boy Walton. He also appeared in several TV movie specials centered on the Waltons. In addition, Thomas has starred in such prestigious TV movies as "The Red Badge of Courage," "No Other Love, All Quiet on the Western Front," "Roots: The Next Generations, Johnny Belinda," "Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story," "Hobson's Choice," "The Master of Ballantrae, Andre's Mother, Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus, The Christmas Box" and "Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder."

Considered a fine classical actor, his many theater credits included the West Coast premiere of Terrence McNally's "The Lisbon Traviata," Peter Sellars' American National Theatre production of "The Count of Monte Cristo," the Hartford Stage productions of "Hamlet" and "Peer Gynt," the Lincoln Center production of "The Front Page," and "The Fifth of July" on Broadway. During the summer of 1999, he starred in two Shakespearean productions by Peter Hall in L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre: "Measure for Measure" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream."


  • 13th June 1951 - Birth