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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 June 1951New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameRichard Earl Thomas
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (2)

Georgiana Bischoff (20 November 1994 - present) (1 child)
Alma Gonzales (14 February 1975 - 22 June 1993) (divorced) (4 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Deep raspy voice
Birthmark on his left cheek

Trivia (14)

Attended Columbia University.
His parents were owners of the New York School of Ballet. Among their students were Trinka Lowe and Daniel Levans.
He 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".
Is National Chairman of the Better Hearing Institute.
Served as the host of the University of South Carolina's Ecumenical Service of the Family and introduced His Holiness Pope John Paul II.
Uses two tiny hearing aids due to the 50% hearing loss, as a result of otosclerosis (a nerve disorder).
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 disturbances was to change his major to Chinese.
Has one son, Montana James (born on July 28, 1996), with second and current wife, Georgiana Bischoff.
Father of triplet-girls, Barbara Ayala, Gweneth Gonzales and Pilar Alma (born August 26, 1981), with ex-wife, Alma Gonzales.
Father of a son, Richard Francisco (born 1976), with Alma Gonzales.
Richard 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.
Will be opening in the play, "Twelve Angry Men" in Dallas, co-starring George Wendt. [February 2007]
Starring 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]
Does voice overs for Mercedes Benz

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