Richard Thomas

Born Jun 13, 1951

Richard Earl Thomas is an American actor, best known for his leading role as budding author John-Boy Walton in the CBS drama The Waltons. During his career, Thomas won an Emmy Award, and received nominations for another Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.… Read More

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1951 Birth Thomas was born in Manhattan, the son of Barbara (née Fallis) and Richard S. Thomas, in 1951. … Read More
1959 8 Years Old Thomas soon began his television career. In 1959, he appeared in the presentation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House with Julie Harris, Christopher Plummer and Hume Cronyn. … Read More


1971 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1971 he starred in the Universal Pictures Hal Wallis Production Red Sky at Morning, which was a financial failure.
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Thomas won an Emmy for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series in 1973.
1974 23 Years Old He played the lead roles of Private Henry Fleming in the 1974 TV movie The Red Badge of Courage, and Paul Baumer in the 1979 TV movie All Quiet on the Western Front. … Read More
1975 24 Years Old Thomas married Alma Gonzales on February 14, 1975. They had one son, Richard Francisco, born in 1976, and triplet daughters Barbara Ayala, Gweneth Gonzales and Pilar Alma, born August 26, 1981. They divorced in 1993.
1980 29 Years Old In 1980, Thomas made his first Broadway appearance in more than 12 years when he stepped in as a replacement in Lanford Wilson’s Fifth of July. … Read More


1981 30 Years Old In 1981, his book of poetry "Glass" was published as a letterpress limited edition by Kenward Elmslie's Z Press.
1990 39 Years Old In 1990, he played the adult version of main character Bill in the TV adaptation of Stephen King's novel "It".


1994 43 Years Old Thomas married Georgiana Bischoff on November 20, 1994. … Read More
1995 44 Years Old Thomas starred with Maureen O’Hara and Annette O’Toole in the Hallmark Channel movie, The Christmas Box, in 1995. … Read More
1997 46 Years Old In 1997 and 1998, he appeared on Touched by an Angel. … Read More


2006 55 Years Old In 2006, Thomas began a national tour of Reginald Rose’s acclaimed play Twelve Angry Men, along with George Wendt at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut, playing the pivotal role of Juror Eight opposite Wendt’s Juror One.
2008 57 Years Old Thomas has provided voiceovers in Mercedes-Benz, BB&T and Aleve commercials. In the summer of 2008, Thomas made commercials for the Zaxby’s restaurant chain.
2009 58 Years Old In 2009–2010, Richard Thomas was featured on Broadway in Race, a play by David Mamet. … Read More


2011 60 Years Old In February and March 2011, he starred at the New York Public Theater in Timon of Athens.
2013 62 Years Old 1 More Event
From 2013 to 2016, he starred in the FX drama series The Americans.
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