Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas

Highest Rated: 100% All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)

Lowest Rated: 45% Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

Birthday: Jun 13, 1951

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

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.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Price for Silence Richard Davenport (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oddbods: The Festive Menace Screenwriter - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Music Teacher Ray (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time After Time Dick Kerm (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Hearts Bob (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 66% Annie's Point Richard Eason (Character) - 2005
33% No Score Yet Sacred Stage - The Mariinsky Theater Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sacred Stage Narrator - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anna's Dream Rod Morgan (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Prairie II: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder Continues Charles Ingalls (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 51% The Miracle of the Cards Dr. Neal Kassell (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Prairie Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fortune Hunters Ted Hunter (Character) - 2000
81% 83% Wonder Boys Walter Gaskell (Character) $19.4M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Name of the People Jack Murphy (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Christmas Secret Jerry McNeil (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder Charles Ingalls (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 23% Big and Hairy Victor Dewlap (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Walton Easter John-Boy Walton (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 40% Flood: A River's Rampage Herb Dellenbach (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Thousand Men and a Baby Dr. Hugh `'Bud'` Keenan (Character) - 1997
100% 86% Riding the Rails Narrator - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Love Sees Gordon Holly (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timepiece Richard Evans (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 67% The Christmas Box Richard Evans (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invaders Jerry Thayer (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Walton Wedding John-Boy (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down, Out & Dangerous Tim Willows (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 33% Death in Small Doses Richard Lyon (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 44% To Save the Children David Young (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Precious Victims Don Weber (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 36% I Can Make You Love Me Richard Farley (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion John-Boy Walton (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Linda Paul Cowley (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 Gary Brown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 52% Mission of the Shark Lieutenant Steven Scott (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 80% Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus James O'Hanlan (Character) - 1991
67% 63% It Bill Denbrough (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glory! Glory! Rev. Bobby Joe (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Go Toward the Light Greg Madison (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Jeopardy Marty Campbell (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Master of Ballantrae Henry Durie (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 92% Living Proof: The Hank Williams Jr. Story Hank Williams, Jr. (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 40% Hobson's Choice Will Mossup (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 71% Johnny Belinda William Richmond (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fifth of July Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 100% Berlin Tunnel 21 Lieutenant Sandy Mueller (Character) - 1981
45% 42% Battle Beyond the Stars Shad (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Find My Son David Benjamin (Character) - 1980
100% 69% All Quiet on the Western Front Paul Baumer (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Other Love Andrew Madison (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Married Michael Carboni (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 50% September 30, 1955 Jimmy J. (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silence Cadet James Pelosi (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Badge of Courage Pvt. Henry Fleming (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons' Crisis John-Boy Walton (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons: An Easter Story John-Boy Walton (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 85% You'll Like My Mother Kenny (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cactus in the Snow Harley MacIntosh (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dangerous Friend Billy Roy (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Todd Killings Billy Roy (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Sky at Morning Joshua Arnold (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 86% The Homecoming: A Christmas Story John-Boy Walton (Character) - 1971
56% 45% Winning Charley Capua (Character) - 1969
78% 76% Last Summer Peter (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Doll's House Ivor (Character) - 1959

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson David Robinson (Character) 2021 1998
68% 68% The Comey Rule Chuck Rosenberg (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oddbods Creator 2019-2020
No Score Yet 61% NCIS: New Orleans NCIS Deputy Director Ezra Van Cleef (Guest Star) 2019-2020
91% 80% The Blacklist David Foy (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Richard Walters (Guest Star) 2017
20% No Score Yet Conviction Earl Slavitt (Guest Star) 2016
96% 93% The Americans Frank Gaad (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2013-2016
No Score Yet 87% Chicago P.D. Adam Ames (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Animal Miracles Host 2015
93% 91% The Good Wife Ed Pratt (Guest Star) 2014
96% 93% White Collar Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Daniel Varney (Guest Star) 2013 2001
No Score Yet 86% Rizzoli and Isles Professor Dwayne Cravitz (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons John Boy Walton (Character),
Director
2010 1972-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
86% No Score Yet Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Century City Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Cause Unknown (Character) 2002-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Miracle Host 2000-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised Land Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dave's World Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invaders Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen King's It Bill Denbrough (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joan Rivers Show Guest 1990
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Common Ground Colin Diver (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seaway Unknown (Guest Star) 1965

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