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      Richard Thomas

      Richard Thomas

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

      Lowest Rated: 33% Sacred Stage - The Mariinsky Theater (2005)

      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

      All Quiet on the Western Front poster
      All Quiet on the Western Front
      Wonder Boys poster Wonder Boys Last Summer poster
      Last Summer
      It poster
      It
      Winning poster
      Winning
      Battle Beyond the Stars poster
      Battle Beyond the Stars
      The Unforgivable poster The Unforgivable Sacred Stage - The Mariinsky Theater poster
      Sacred Stage - The Mariinsky Theater

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 75% A Waltons Thanksgiving Narrator - 2022
      No Score Yet 57% The Waltons' Homecoming Narrator - 2021
      38% 75% The Unforgivable Michael Malcolm (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet 83% Christmas vs. the Walters Roger (Character) - 2021
      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 17% Wild Hearts Bob (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 66% Annie's Point Richard Eason (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sacred Stage Narrator - 2005
      33% No Score Yet Sacred Stage - The Mariinsky Theater Unknown (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 8% 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 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
      81% 83% Wonder Boys Walter Gaskell (Character) $19.4M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Prairie Unknown (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 15% Fortune Hunters Ted Hunter (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Name of the People Jack Murphy (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 23% Big and Hairy Victor Dewlap (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 40% Flood: A River's Rampage Herb Dellenbach (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Walton Easter John-Boy Walton (Character) - 1997
      100% 86% Riding the Rails Narrator - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Thousand Men and a Baby Dr. Hugh `'Bud'` Keenan (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Timepiece Richard Evans (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What Love Sees Gordon Holly (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 66% The Christmas Box Richard Evans (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Walton Wedding John-Boy (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invaders Jerry Thayer (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 43% Down, Out & Dangerous Tim Willows (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 33% Death in Small Doses Richard Lyon (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 40% To Save the Children David Young (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion John-Boy Walton (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 38% I Can Make You Love Me Richard Farley (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Precious Victims Don Weber (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 76% Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus James O'Hanlan (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 52% Mission of the Shark Lieutenant Steven Scott (Character) - 1991
      68% 64% It Bill Denbrough (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Glory! Glory! Rev. Bobby Joe (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 75% 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 40% Hobson's Choice Will Mossup (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 92% Living Proof: The Hank Williams Jr. Story Hank Williams, Jr. (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
      50% 41% Battle Beyond the Stars Shad (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Find My Son David Benjamin (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Other Love Andrew Madison (Character) - 1979
      100% 69% All Quiet on the Western Front Paul Baumer (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: An Easter Story John-Boy Walton (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 90% The Waltons' Crisis John-Boy Walton (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 86% 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 86% The Homecoming: A Christmas Story John-Boy Walton (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Todd Killings Billy Roy (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dangerous Friend Billy Roy (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Sky at Morning Joshua Arnold (Character) - 1971
      56% 48% 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) 1998 2021
      68% 70% The Comey Rule Chuck Rosenberg (Character) 2020
      No Score Yet 63% 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 81% Blue Bloods Richard Walters (Guest Star) 2017
      20% 79% Conviction Earl Slavitt (Guest Star) 2016
      96% 94% The Americans Frank Gaad (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2013-2016
      No Score Yet 89% Chicago P.D. Adam Ames (Guest Star) 2016
      93% 90% The Good Wife Ed Pratt (Guest Star) 2014
      96% 92% White Collar Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Daniel Varney (Guest Star) 2001 2013
      No Score Yet 87% Rizzoli and Isles Professor Dwayne Cravitz (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons John Boy Walton (Character),
      Director
      1972-1978 2010
      No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      85% 50% 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 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen King's It Bill Denbrough (Character) 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 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1970