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Date Of BirthJune 13, 1951, June 13, 1951, June 10, 1958
SpouseGeorgiana Bischoff (m. 1994), Alma Gonzales (m. 1975–1993), Georgiana Bischoff (m. 1994), Alma Gonzales (m. 1975–1993)
MarkBirthmark on his left cheek
FactHas one son, Montana James (born on July 28, 1996), with second and current wife, Georgiana Bischoff.

Richard Thomas is an American actor. He is best known for his role as John-Boy Walton in the CBS television series The Waltons, for which he won an Emmy Award.

Richard Thomas was born in New York City, the son of Barbara and Richard Thomas. His parents were both of Welsh descent. He has two sisters, Lynn and Nancy.

Richard Thomas began his acting career at the age of seven, when he appeared in a television commercial for Ivory soap. He made his film debut in 1957 in the film adaptation of the play The Diary of Anne Frank. He also appeared in the films The Miracle Worker (1962) and It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963).

In 1971, Richard Thomas starred in the CBS television series The Waltons. The show was a huge success and ran for nine seasons. Thomas won an Emmy Award for his role as John-Boy Walton.

After The Waltons ended, Thomas appeared in a number of films and television shows, including the miniseries Roots: The Next Generations (1979) and the TV movie All Quiet on the Western Front (1979). He also starred in the short-lived TV series The Red Hand Gang (1977) and The Richard Thomas Show (1982).

In recent years, Thomas has appeared in the films Gangs of New York (2002) and Syriana (2005). He has also guest-starred on the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2006) and Damages (2007).

Richard Thomas is divorced from his first wife, Alma Gonzales. He has three children from his second marriage, to Georgiana Bischoff: Richard Jr., Gabrielle, and Isabel.

Richard Thomas has a net worth of $5 million. His salary is not known.

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Full NameRichard Thomas
Date Of BirthJune 13, 1951, June 13, 1951, June 10, 1958
Height1.74 m, 1.74 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Actor, Television Director, Film producer, Actor, Television Director, Entrepreneur, Investor
EducationAllen-Stevenson School, McBurney School, Columbia University, Allen-Stevenson School, McBurney School, Columbia University
NationalityAmerican, American, American


SpouseGeorgiana Bischoff (m. 1994), Alma Gonzales (m. 1975–1993), Georgiana Bischoff (m. 1994), Alma Gonzales (m. 1975–1993)
ChildrenPilar Alma Thomas, Gweneth Gonzales Thomas, Richard Francisco Thomas, Barbara Ayala Thomas, Montana James Thomas, Pilar Alma Thomas, Gweneth Gonzales Thomas, Richard Francisco Thomas, Barbara Ayala Thomas, Montana James Thomas
ParentsBarbara Fallis, Richard Thomas, Barbara Fallis, Richard Thomas
SiblingsBronwyn Thomas, Bronwyn Thomas


NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, The Robert Prosky Award for ...
MoviesBattle Beyond the Stars, I Can Make You Love Me, All Quiet on the Western Front, Wonder Boys, Last Summer, You'll Like My Mother, Go Toward the Light, Annie's Point, The Christmas Secret, Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, The Christmas Box, Red Sky at Morning, Andre's Mother...
TV Shows1, 2, 3 Go!, The Waltons, It, The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson, This Morning with Richard Not Judy, Attention Scum, Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King, It's a Miracle, The Americans, Just Cause, A Flame in the Wind, 1, 2, 3 Go!, The Waltons, It, The Adventures of Swiss...

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#Marks / Signs
1Birthmark on his left cheek


1He was awarded the 1990 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "The Lisbon Traviata" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2Does voice overs for Mercedes Benz [2008]
3Starring in a production of Terrence McNally's "Unusual Acts of Devotion", at the La Jolla Playhouse, alongside Doris Roberts and Harriet Sansom Harris. [May 2009]
4Will be opening in the play, "Twelve Angry Men" in Dallas, co-starring George Wendt. [February 2007]
5Richard Thomas left The Waltons (1971) at the end of the fifth season because he only signed a 5-year contract. He planned to pursue other acting opportunities. The Waltons: The Achievement (1977) was his last episode but he did made a comeback in Season 6 and the last three family television reunions.
6Father of a son, Richard Francisco (born 1976), with Alma Gonzales.
7Father of triplet-girls, Barbara Ayala, Gweneth Gonzales and Pilar Alma (born August 26, 1981), with ex-wife, Alma Gonzales.
8Has one son, Montana James (born on July 28, 1996), with second and current wife, Georgiana Bischoff.
9Speaks some Chinese, after changing his major at Columbia from Literature to Chinese. He changed his major from Literature to Chinese because he attended Columbia during the time that the Vietnam War was underway and as well as the controversy surrounding it. He was frustrated with the anti-war demonstrations and how they were interupting his educations and he felt the best way to avoid such disturbances was to change his major to Chinese.
10Uses two tiny hearing aids due to the 50% hearing loss, as a result of otosclerosis (a nerve disorder).
11Served as the host of the University of South Carolina's Ecumenical Service of the Family and introduced His Holiness Pope John Paul II.
12Is National Chairman of the Better Hearing Institute.
13He first acted professionally at age seven; appeared as a cast replacement on the Broadway stage as John A. Roosevelt, one of the children of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt, in the drama, "Sunrise at Campobello".
14His parents were owners of the New York School of Ballet. Among their students were Trinka Lowe and Daniel Levins.
15Attended Columbia University.




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The Waltons1975-1977TV Series 5 episodes


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For All Time2000TV Movie co-executive producer
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The 35th Annual Tony Awards1981TV Special performer: "There Is Nothing Like a Dame", "Once in Love with Amy", "Mame", "Hello, Dolly!"
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The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Experience1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
CBS: The First 50 Years1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Riding the Rails1997DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Dave's World1996TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning1988-1995TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Wild West1993TV Mini-Series documentary
All-Star Salute to Our Troops1991TV MovieHimself
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Regional Theatre Award
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish1984TV Special documentaryHimself
Hour Magazine1981-1983TV SeriesHimself
Tom Cottle: Up Close1982TV SeriesHimself
Christmas at Kennedy Center with Leontyne Price1982TV MovieHimself - Host
Pavarotti & Friends1982TV SpecialHimself
The 35th Annual Tony Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dinah!1974-1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Guest / Himself - Actor
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Drama or Comedy Special
Everyday1979TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Great Performances: Dance in America1978TV SeriesHimself - Host
CBS: On the Air1978TV Mini-Series documentaryCo-host - part V
Good Morning America1977TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Drama
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
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The Merv Griffin Show1974TV SeriesHimself - Guest
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Match Game 731973TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
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Archive Footage

The Outer Limits1995TV SeriesDr. Stephen Ledbetter
Andy Colby's Incredible Adventure1988Shad (uncredited)


Won Awards

1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama Series - Continuing)The Waltons (1971)

Nominated Awards

1995CableACECableACE AwardsActor in a Movie or MiniseriesLinda (1993)
1990CableACECableACE AwardsActor in a Movie or MiniseriesGlory! Glory! (1989)
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - DramaThe Waltons (1971)
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - DramaThe Waltons (1971)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Waltons (1971)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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