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Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas was born in New York City, NY, June 13, 1951. He was just seven years old when he appeared on Broadway in Sunrise at Campobello in 1958. Soon after he appeared in a television presentation of A Doll's House co-starring alongside Julie Harris, Christopher Plummer and Hume Cronyn. This was in 1959.
Between 1969 and 1971 he made several television movies, including The Homecoming which lead to the role of John Boy Walton in the series. Richard remained with The Waltons until the end of the fifth season, when he left the show to pursue his acting career further. Whilst playing John Boy, however, he was still able to make several more television movies, including The Red Badge of Courage in 1974. He also directed several of The Waltons episodes.

During the 1990's he has also received critical acclaim for his stage roles in Shakespeare's Richard 11 and Richard 111. He has recently made some television appearances in episodes of Touched By an Angel and The Road Home. He is also listed as being the narrator on several audio books, including Earl Hamner's The Homecoming. Richard obviously has other talents too, as he has had already had two books of poetry published and is working on a third. He is the father of Richard and triplet daughters, Pilar, Barbara and Gwyneth from a former marriage. More recently though he has remarried and Richard and his new wife have since celebrated the birth of their first baby.