Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas


6/13/1951, New York City, New York, USA

Birth Name

Richard Earl Thomas



Also Known As

Richard earl Thomas Richard e Thomas
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He is an American actor, best known as budding author "John-Boy" on the CBS television series The Waltons. He's the son of Richard Thomas (born circa 1925) and the former Barbara Fallis. His parents were each dancers with the New York City Ballet and owned the New York School of Ballet.more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2008 Richard performed voice overs for Mercedes Benz.

    • In 2007 Richard performed in the play, Twelve Angry Men.

    • Richard's first professional acting gig was at age seven when he appeared as a cast replacement on the Broadway stage as John Roosevelt, one of the children of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, in the drama Sunrise at Campobello.

    • Richard's parents were both dancers with the New York City Ballet and were owners of the New York School of Ballet.

    • Richard served as the host of the University of South Carolina's Ecumenical Service of the Family and introduced His Holiness Pope John Paul II.

    • Richard has otosclerosis (a nerve disorder) and as a result of a 50% hearing loss, uses two small hearing aids.

    • Richard is the National Chairman of the Better Hearing Institute.

    • Richard married Georgiana Bischoff on 20 November 1994. The couple have one child, son Montana James (b. 28 July 1996).

    • Richard graduated from Columbia University. He speaks some Chinese, after changing his major from Literature to Chinese. He decided to change his major from Literature to Chinese because he attended the university during the time that the Vietnam War was underway. He was frustrated with the anti-war demonstrations and how they continued to interrupt his educations and he felt the best way to avoid such disturbances was to change his major to Chinese.

    • Richard married Alma Gonzales on 14 February 1975 but divorced in 1993. The couple have four children, son Richard Francisco and triplets Barbara Ayala, Gweneth Gonzales and Pilar Alma.

    • Richard's height is 5' 8½" (1.74m).

  • Quotes

  • Richard Thomas in Law & Order: SVU

    Living in Australia, I have only just been able to view the episode of L&O:SVU that Richard Thomas guest starred in as a mentally ill serial murderer. I have been a fan of Richard Thomas' for many years, since I was a kid and watching The Waltons as well as many of his other TV and movie appearances, and I have never before seen such a powerful and brilliant performance by an actor. He became the desperately troubled character BRILLIANTLY! I am a big TV and movie fan but not even my favourite contemporary actor, Tom Hanks, could top this performance. Thank you Richard Thomas. You are truly a gifted, talented and skilled man.moreless
  • Loved him since the Waltons!

    I have loved Richard Thomas since the show the Waltons

    As the main character of Jon-Boy as he was the

    Protagnoist for the show. It kind of went down a bit

    When he left to do other things. Maybe he didn't want to

    Be typecast as Jon-Boy all the time and can really

    Act like in the tv shows of Law & Order SVU

    Great actor and a great show!