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Richard Thomas was born on June 13, 1951 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Earl Thomas. He is an actor and director, known for The Waltons (1971), Wonder Boys (2000) and All Quiet on the Western Front (1979). He has been married to Georgiana Bischoff since November 20, 1994. They have one child. He was previously married to Alma Gonzales. See full bio »
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The Waltons
The Waltons John-Boy Walton
Wonder Boys
Wonder Boys Walter Gaskell
The Americans
The Americans Frank Gaad


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 2018 The Price for Silence (post-production)
Richard Davenport
 2017 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Richard Walters
- Ghosts of the Past (2017) ... Richard Walters
 2017 Billions (TV Series)
Sanford Bensinger
- The Oath (2017) ... Sanford Bensinger
 2016 Conviction (TV Series)
Earl Slavitt
- A Different Kind of Death (2016) ... Earl Slavitt
 2016 Elementary (TV Series)
Mitch Barrett
- Henny Penny the Sky Is Falling (2016) ... Mitch Barrett
 2016 Incident at Vichy (TV Movie)
Von Berg
 2016 Chicago P.D. (TV Series)
Adam Ames
- A Night Owl (2016) ... Adam Ames
 2015 Anesthesia
Mr. Werth
 2014 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Ed Pratt
- Dear God (2014) ... Ed Pratt
 2013 White Collar (TV Series)
William Wolcott
- Master Plan (2013) ... William Wolcott
 2001-2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Nat Randolph / Daniel Varney
- Brief Interlude (2013) ... Nat Randolph
- Scourge (2001) ... Daniel Varney
 2012 The Music Teacher (TV Movie)
 2011 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
Professor Dwayne Cravitz
- Rebel Without a Pause (2011) ... Professor Dwayne Cravitz
 2011 Time after Time (TV Movie)
Dick Woodstein
 2009 Law & Order (TV Series)
Roger Jenkins
- Dignity (2009) ... Roger Jenkins
 2009 Taking Woodstock
Reverend Don
 2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (TV Mini-Series)
Howard Cottrell
- Autopsy Room Four (2006) ... Howard Cottrell
 2006 Wild Hearts (TV Movie)
 2005 Annie's Point (TV Movie)
Richard Eason
 2004 Century City (TV Series)
Dr. Brezak
- Sweet Child of Mine (2004) ... Dr. Brezak
 2002 Anna's Dream (TV Movie)
Rod Morgan
 2001 The Miracle of the Cards (TV Movie)
Dr. Neal Kassell
 2000 The Christmas Secret (TV Movie)
Jerry McNeil
 2000 Wonder Boys
Walter Gaskell
 2000 In the Name of the People (TV Movie)
Jack Murphy
 2000 The Million Dollar Kid
Ted Hunter
 1999 The Practice (TV Series)
Walter Arens
- Committed (1999) ... Walter Arens
 1998 Big and Hairy (TV Movie)
Victor Dewlap
 1998 Flood: A River's Rampage (TV Movie)
Herb Dellenbach
 1997 A Thousand Men and a Baby (TV Movie)
Dr. Hugh 'Bud' Keenan
 1997 A Walton Easter (TV Movie)
John-Boy Walton
 1996 Timepiece (TV Movie)
Richard Evans
 1996 What Love Sees (TV Movie)
Gordon Holly
 1996 West Virginia (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator (1996) (voice)
 1995 The Christmas Box (TV Movie)
Richard Evans
 1995 The Invaders (TV Series)
Jerry Thayer
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Jerry Thayer
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Jerry Thayer
 1995 Down, Out & Dangerous (TV Movie)
Tim Willows
 1995 A Walton Wedding (TV Movie)
 1995 Death in Small Doses (TV Movie)
Richard Lyon
 1994 Million Dollar Babies (TV Mini-Series)
Oliva-Edouard Dionne
- Episode #1.2 ... Oliva-Edouard Dionne (uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 ... Oliva-Edouard Dionne (uncredited)
 1994 To Save the Children (TV Movie)
David Young
 1993 Linda (TV Movie)
Paul Cowley
 1993 Precious Victims (TV Movie)
Don Weber
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
John Hay (voice)
 1991 Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (TV Movie)
James O'Hanlan
 1991 Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Steven Scott
 1990 It (TV Mini-Series)
Bill Denbrough
- Part 2 (1990) ... Bill Denbrough
- Part 1 (1990) ... Bill Denbrough
 1990 Common Ground (TV Movie)
Colin Diver
 1982-1990 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Cal Porter - Andre's Lover / Kenneth Talley Jr.
- Andre's Mother (1990) ... Cal Porter - Andre's Lover
 1989 The Easter Story (Video short)
Mark (voice)
 1989 Glory! Glory! (TV Movie)
Rev. Bobby Joe
 1988 Go Toward the Light (TV Movie)
Greg Madison
 1986 Greatest Adventure Stories from Bible (TV Series)
- The Easter Story (1986) ... Mark
 1985 Final Jeopardy (TV Movie)
Marty Campbell
 1983 Hobson's Choice (TV Movie)
Will Mossup
 1982 Johnny Belinda (TV Movie)
William Richmond
 1981 Berlin Tunnel 21 (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Sandy Mueller
 1980 To Find My Son (TV Movie)
David Benjamin
 1979 No Other Love (TV Movie)
Andrew Madison
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Jim Warner
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Jim Warner
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Jim Warner
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Jim Warner
 1978 Getting Married (TV Movie)
Michael Carboni
 1975 The Silence (TV Movie)
Cadet James Pelosi
 1974 The Red Badge of Courage (TV Movie)
Pvt. Henry Fleming
 1973 The Thanksgiving Story (TV Movie)
 1972 You'll Like My Mother
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Ian Evans (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
- The Sins of the Fathers/You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore (1972) ... Ian Evans (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
 1971 Cactus in the Snow
Harley MacIntosh
 1971 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
John 'Chill' Chilton
- The Game of Terror (1971) ... John 'Chill' Chilton
 1971 The Todd Killings
Billy Roy
 1971 Red Sky at Morning
Joshua Arnold
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
- The Weary Willies (1970) ... Billy
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
- Fallen, Fallen Is Babylon (1970) ... Alan
 1970 Medical Center (TV Series)
Toby Tavormina
- Runaway (1970) ... Toby Tavormina
 1969 Last Summer
 1969 Winning
 1965 Seaway (TV Series)
Martin Anderson
- Last Voyage (1965) ... Martin Anderson
 1964 A Flame in the Wind (TV Series)
Chris Austin
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... Chris Austin
 1961 The Defenders (TV Series)
Johnny Remington
- The Boy Between (1961) ... Johnny Remington
 1961 Great Ghost Tales (TV Series)
- Srendhi Vashtar (1961) ... Conradin
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series)
Jeremy Keeler
- The Croaker (1961) ... Jeremy Keeler
 1961 Give Us Barabbas! (TV Movie)
The Boy
 1959 A Doll's House (TV Movie)
Ivor (as Richard E. Thomas)
 1958 The Christmas Tree (TV Movie)
Joey (as Richard Earl Thomas)
 1958 From These Roots (TV Series)
Richard (1961)
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Thomas Christopher 'Tommy / Tom' Hughes #4 (1966-1967)
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Ben Schultz, Jr. (1961)
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(January 29 to March 9, 1974) He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Saint Joan," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Sarah Miles in the cast. Arvin Brown was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Richard E. Thomas | Richard Earl Thomas


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Speaks 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 ... See more »


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