'The Waltons': This Is Richard Thomas Today

Richard Thomas on the red carpet at the 2017 Tony Awards.
September 26, 2020 - 17:30 / Sarah Schulz

Richard Thomas found worldwide fame playing "John Boy Walton" in the cult series The Waltons. The series ended nearly three decades ago and we've been wondering what Richard has been up to since...

The Waltons was a highly popular TV series that was on the air from 1972 to 1981. "John Boy Walton," played by Richard Thomas, was one of the show's main characters and the Waltons' oldest son. The show was set during the Great Depression.

Richard Thomas played "John-Boy" in The Waltons.

The Waltons: Richard Thomas starred as "John Boy"

Richard Thomas played "John Boy" for five years and starred in 122 episodes, before leaving the show in 1977. Since then he has appeared in countless TV films, series and plays. The actor is now 69 years old! Find out more in the video above...