Richard Thomas is an American actor and mostly known for his role of John-Boy Walton in the movie, “The Waltons.” He created an iconic career in the acting industry. Thomas was nominated for the prestigious Golden Globe Awards 2 times. Keep reading this article to know more about the Richard Thomas in 2020.
Early Life & Biography:
Richard Thomas was born on 13 June 1951 in New York, the United States to Richard S. Thomas and Barbara. His parents were the owner of the New York City Ballet. He completed his primary education from the Allen Stevenson School and for pursuing higher education, he attended the McBurney High School. He dropped out of Columbia College of Columbia University to pursue a career in acting.
Curious to know the personal life of this dashing actor? Richard Thomas tied a knot with Alma Gonzales on 14 February 1975. They have three daughters and one son. Unfortunately, the couple got separated in 1993.
On 20 November 1994, Richard Thomas married Georgiana Bischoff. Richard and Georgiana have one son who was born in 1996.
Career, Awards, & Nominations:
In 1959, Richard began his career through a TV show, “A Doll’s House.” Later, he became the part of the TV shows like, “The Edge of the Night,” “As The World Turns,” “A Flame in the World.” In 1969, Richard made his debut in the Hollywood through a film, “Winning.” In 1970, he achieved the stardom after his role of “John-Boy” Walton in the TV series, “The Waltons.”
Some of his hit films are: “Last summer”, “Red Sky At Morning”, “The Todd Killings”, “Cactus IN The Show”, “Sister of the Space Age”, “Battle Beyond the Stars”, “The Million Dollar Kid”, “Wonder Boys”, “Taking Woodstock”, and “Anesthesia”.
He worked along with Annette O’Toole and Maureen O’Hara for the movie, “The Christmas Box.” Thomas hosted a TV show, “It’s a miracle” which got a massive response from the audience.
In 2013, he was the part of the drama, “The Americans.” Thomas has written a book, “Glass” which was published by Kenward Elmslie’s Z Press.
He also voiced the commercials of the Mercedes-Benz, Aleve, and BB&T. Richard Thomas has appeared in the following TV shows: “Way Out”, “The Defender”, “A Flame In the Wind”, “Seaway”, “Medical Center”, “Bonanza”, “The Waltons”, “It”, “Riding the Rails”, “The Practice”, etc.
In 1973, Richard was honored with the Primetime Emmy Award under the category “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.” As previously stated, he was nominated for Golden Globe Awards in 1974 and 1975. Richard Thomson was also nominated for the Tony Awards in 2017.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Richard Thomas is around $7.5 million. He made millions of dollars as an actor. He is also a producer and had produced four movies in his entire life. He earns money by sponsoring, and advertisement on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.
Currently, Richard is 67 years old, and he still works in movies and TV series. In the upcoming years, he will appear in some big budget movies of the Hollywood.