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Release Date:
14 September 1972 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The life and trials of a 1930s mountain family. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 17 wins & 57 nominations See more »
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I truely believe that this program is my all-time favorite See more (34 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 14 of 195)

Jon Walmsley ... Jason Walton (213 episodes, 1971-1981)

Mary Beth McDonough ... Erin Walton (213 episodes, 1971-1981)
Eric Scott ... Ben Walton (213 episodes, 1971-1981)

Judy Norton ... Mary Ellen Walton (212 episodes, 1971-1981)
David W. Harper ... Jim-Bob Walton (212 episodes, 1971-1981)

Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton (212 episodes, 1971-1981)
Earl Hamner Jr. ... Narrator / ... (211 episodes, 1972-1981)

Ralph Waite ... John Walton, Sr. / ... (196 episodes, 1972-1981)

Joe Conley ... Ike Godsey (172 episodes, 1972-1981)

Michael Learned ... Olivia Walton (168 episodes, 1972-1979)

Will Geer ... The Grandfather / ... (143 episodes, 1972-1978)

Ellen Corby ... Esther Walton (142 episodes, 1971-1980)

Richard Thomas ... John-Boy Walton (124 episodes, 1971-1978)
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Corabeth Walton / ... (107 episodes, 1974-1981)
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Series Directed by
Harry Harris (40 episodes, 1972-1981)
Philip Leacock (25 episodes, 1972-1981)
Ralph Waite (16 episodes, 1973-1980)
Lawrence Dobkin (16 episodes, 1976-1981)
Gwen Arner (13 episodes, 1977-1980)
Ralph Senensky (12 episodes, 1973-1978)
Harvey S. Laidman (11 episodes, 1975-1981)
Alf Kjellin (10 episodes, 1972-1975)
Walter Alzmann (9 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jack Shea (8 episodes, 1972-1975)
Lee Philips (7 episodes, 1972-1975)
Ivan Dixon (7 episodes, 1974-1975)
Herbert Hirschman (7 episodes, 1979-1981)
Richard Thomas (5 episodes, 1975-1977)
Vincent Sherman (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Robert Butler (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Anthony Brand (2 episodes, 1977)
Nell Cox (2 episodes, 1978-1981)
Stan Lathan (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bernard McEveety (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
James Sheldon (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Writing credits
Earl Hamner Jr. (213 episodes, 1971-1981)
Kathleen Hite (25 episodes, 1974-1981)
Claire Whitaker (22 episodes, 1975-1981)
Rod Peterson (21 episodes, 1975-1980)
John McGreevey (20 episodes, 1972-1978)
Ernie Wallengren (9 episodes, 1979-1981)
Nigel McKeand (8 episodes, 1972-1974)
Andy White (8 episodes, 1975-1977)
Juliet Law Packer (8 episodes, 1978-1981)
Robert Pirosh (8 episodes, 1978-1981)
Paul West (7 episodes, 1975-1978)
Joanna Lee (5 episodes, 1973-1974)
Hindi Brooks (5 episodes, 1974-1977)
Marion Hargrove (5 episodes, 1975-1981)
Jeb Rosebrook (4 episodes, 1973-1978)
Richard Carr (4 episodes, 1973-1975)
Seth Freeman (4 episodes, 1975-1977)
Michael McGreevey (4 episodes, 1978-1981)
Paul Savage (3 episodes, 1972-1978)
John Furia (3 episodes, 1972-1976)
Dale Eunson (3 episodes, 1973-1977)
Nancy Greenwald (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Tony Kayden (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Michael Russnow (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
D.C. Fontana (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Richard Fontana (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Scott Hamner (3 episodes, 1981)
Ellen Corby (2 episodes, 1973-1976)
Lionel E. Siegel (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Richard Fielder (2 episodes, 1973)
Joseph Bonaduce (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Carol Evan McKeand (2 episodes, 1974)
Joan Scott (2 episodes, 1975-1977)
Max Hodge (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
William Parker (2 episodes, 1979-1980)

Series Produced by
Lee Rich .... executive producer / co-executive producer (189 episodes, 1971-1980)
Earl Hamner Jr. .... executive producer / co-executive producer (123 episodes, 1975-1981)
Robert L. Jacks .... producer (92 episodes, 1971-1976)
Claylene Jones .... associate producer / producer (90 episodes, 1977-1981)
Neil T. Maffeo .... associate producer (84 episodes, 1972-1975)
Rod Peterson .... producer / executive producer / ... (69 episodes, 1978-1981)
Andy White .... producer (50 episodes, 1975-1978)

Roger La Page .... line producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Alexander Courage (155 episodes, 1972-1981)
Arthur Morton (28 episodes, 1972-1974)
Jerry Goldsmith (8 episodes, 1971-1973)
 
Series Cinematography by
Russell Metty (57 episodes, 1972-1975)
John M. Nickolaus Jr. (45 episodes, 1976-1978)
Serge Haignere (32 episodes, 1978-1980)
Emil Oster (29 episodes, 1975-1976)
Robert Caramico (19 episodes, 1980-1981)
Gene A. Talvin (16 episodes, 1978-1980)
Al Francis (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Hugh K. Gagnier (3 episodes, 1981)
Fred Jackman Jr. (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gene Fowler Jr. (72 episodes, 1971-1975)
Bill Mosher (56 episodes, 1974-1981)
Marjorie Fowler (40 episodes, 1971-1977)
Michael McCroskey (28 episodes, 1973-1976)
Marsh Hendry (23 episodes, 1978-1981)
Marshall Neilan Jr. (18 episodes, 1979-1981)
Anthony Wollner (16 episodes, 1972-1976)
Richard Lane (10 episodes, 1972-1973)
David Blangsted (9 episodes, 1973-1974)
Peter Harrison (8 episodes, 1976-1977)
Samuel E. Beetley (5 episodes, 1974-1975)
Marvin Adelson (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Alan Jaggs (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
John C. Howard (4 episodes, 1973)
Bernard Balmuth (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Fred W. Berger (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bill Lewis (3 episodes, 1973)
Ken Zemke (3 episodes, 1978)
Dick Wormell (2 episodes, 1976)
John Farrell (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Casting by
Pam Polifroni (188 episodes, 1972-1980)
Doris Sabbagh (84 episodes, 1975-1981)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ed Graves (172 episodes, 1972-1980)
John P. Bruce (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Carl Braunger (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
Peter R. Romero (11 episodes, 1975-1976)
Howard E. Johnson (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Set Decoration by
James Cane (142 episodes, 1972-1978)
Toby Considine (19 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ron Jeschke (16 episodes, 1978-1979)
Michele Harding Walker (13 episodes, 1979)
Raymond Paul (11 episodes, 1979-1980)
Barbara Down (6 episodes, 1979)
Robert C. Furginson (3 episodes, 1980)
Joanne MacDougall (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
William Reynolds .... makeup artist (138 episodes, 1975-1981)
Edith Lindon .... hair stylist (120 episodes, 1974-1979)
Robert Sidell .... makeup artist / hair stylist (72 episodes, 1972-1975)
Carol Meikle .... hair stylist (50 episodes, 1972-1974)
Dorothy Andre .... hair stylist (30 episodes, 1980-1981)
Shirley Crawford .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Vivienne Walker .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Production Management
Neil T. Maffeo .... executive production manager / executive in charge of production / ... (143 episodes, 1972-1978)
Edward O. Denault .... executive production supervisor / executive in charge of production (67 episodes, 1978-1981)
Walter Alzmann .... unit production manager (66 episodes, 1975-1980)
Ralph Ferrin .... unit production manager (51 episodes, 1974-1978)
Mitch Ackerman .... production supervisor (46 episodes, 1979-1981)
Harvey S. Laidman .... unit production manager (21 episodes, 1973-1975)
Walt Gilmore .... unit production manager (20 episodes, 1980-1981)
Lynn Guthrie .... unit production manager / production manager (11 episodes, 1973-1977)
Gene Fowler Jr. .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 1973)
Joe Florence .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Paul Helmick .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 1980)

Roger La Page .... unit production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph Ferrin .... assistant director / first assistant director (68 episodes, 1974-1980)
Walt Gilmore .... first assistant director (27 episodes, 1978-1980)
Paul Sirmons .... second assistant director (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Walter Alzmann .... assistant director (23 episodes, 1975-1977)
James Fitzpatrick .... second assistant director (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Harvey S. Laidman .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1973-1975)
Lynn Guthrie .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1972-1974)
Ernie Santell .... second assistant director (15 episodes, 1978-1979)
Xavier Reyes .... first assistant director (12 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ted Swanson .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1972-1973)
Roger La Page .... first assistant director (9 episodes, 1980-1981)
Norman Stevens .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 1978)
Joe Florence .... first assistant director / assistant director (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
John Barnwell .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Claude Lawrence Jr. .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Marty Hornstein .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Art Department
Fred Westcott .... property master (121 episodes, 1976-1981)
Al Rohm .... construction coordinator (80 episodes, 1975-1979)
Leon Schotter .... property master (71 episodes, 1972-1975)
Earl W. Huntoon Jr. .... property master (12 episodes, 1975)
Gregg H. Bilson .... property master (3 episodes, 1975-1976)
Marco A. Campos .... propmaker (2 episodes, 1979)

Serge Genitempo .... painter (unknown episodes)
Kandy Stern .... set designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Victor Guarnier .... sound effects editor / sound effects supervisor (210 episodes, 1972-1981)
Bill Flannery .... production sound mixer (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
Bill Wistrom .... sound effects editor (48 episodes, 1973-1975)
Jack Wheeler .... sound effects editor (37 episodes, 1973-1978)
Dick Kupper .... sound effects editor / sound editor / ... (34 episodes, 1976-1979)
Norman Webster .... production sound mixer (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Harlan Riggs .... production sound mixer (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Craig Felburg .... production sound mixer (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
David R. Elliott .... sound editor (21 episodes, 1980-1981)
David D. Caldwell .... sound editor (12 episodes, 1979-1980)
Thomas Burke .... sound effects editor / sound editor (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Sam Caylor .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 1977-1978)
Anthony Ippolito .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 1977)
John Jolliffe .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jack Lowry .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Joe Kavigan .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1979)
Sid Lubow .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunt double (1 episode, 1972)
Bobby Somers .... stunts (1 episode, 1972)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (1 episode, 1975)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
James Kibbe .... lighting technician (97 episodes, 1971-1976)
Earl C. Williman .... electrical gaffer / gaffer (67 episodes, 1972-1975)
Armando Contreras .... key grip (54 episodes, 1974-1976)
Jim Buchanan .... key grip / grip (38 episodes, 1976-1979)
Duane Smith .... electrical gaffer (35 episodes, 1976-1977)
Alfred Cline .... camera operator (32 episodes, 1972-1973)
Richard Borland .... key grip (29 episodes, 1972-1973)
Doug Mathias .... gaffer (26 episodes, 1971-1979)
Robert A. Petzoldt .... electrical gaffer (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Merle Miller .... electrical gaffer (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Larry J. Aube .... key grip (20 episodes, 1973-1978)
Serge Haignere .... camera operator (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bill Swearingen .... camera operator (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Val O'Malley .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1975-1976)
Fred Arney .... key grip (11 episodes, 1977-1979)
Richard M. Rawlings Jr. .... camera operator (10 episodes, 1976-1977)
Frank R. Hale .... camera operator (9 episodes, 1975)
Robert Chaldu .... electrical gaffer (8 episodes, 1978)
Ron McManus .... camera operator (8 episodes, 1978)
James R. Field .... electrical gaffer (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
John Hennessy Sr. .... key grip (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Fred Russell .... key grip (5 episodes, 1972)
Albert Bettcher .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1977)
Christopher Lynch .... electrical gaffer (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Joel King .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1979)

Serge Poupis .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Robert Schoenhut .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Norris .... costumer (105 episodes, 1972-1977)
Shirley Brewton .... costumer (69 episodes, 1978-1981)
Jeanne Malone .... costume supervisor / costumer (25 episodes, 1976-1978)
Arden Cleeland .... costume supervisor (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
John McDonald .... costumer (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jerry Herrin .... costumer (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Linda Henrikson .... costumer (17 episodes, 1975-1976)
Gene Ostler .... costumer (16 episodes, 1979-1980)
Mary Lou Reinbold .... costumer (14 episodes, 1976-1977)
Hope Slepak .... costumer (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
Robert M. Moore .... costumer (8 episodes, 1973-1975)
James P. Cullen .... costumer (8 episodes, 1980)
Paul St. John .... costumer (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jim O'Daniel .... costumer (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Editorial Department
Gene Fowler Jr. .... editorial supervisor (54 episodes, 1975-1977)

Alfred J. Carranza .... apprentice film editor (unknown episodes)
M. Scott Smith .... apprentice editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: theme music (210 episodes, 1972-1981)
Ken Runyon .... music editor (162 episodes, 1974-1981)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (25 episodes, 1971-1973)
Edna Bullock .... music editor (24 episodes, 1973-1974)
Richard Luckey .... music editor (10 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Transportation Department
James R. White .... transportation captain (25 episodes, 1977-1978)
Chris Haynes .... driver / production driver (24 episodes, 1971-1975)
Frank Khoury .... transportation (4 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Other crew
Sandy Dvore .... main title designer / title designer / ... (188 episodes, 1973-1981)
Richard Chaffee .... script supervisor (165 episodes, 1972-1980)
Doris Hamner .... technical consultant (147 episodes, 1974-1981)
Earl Hamner Jr. .... executive story consultant / executive story editor (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
Claire Whitaker .... story editor / executive story editor (69 episodes, 1978-1981)
Paul West .... story editor (59 episodes, 1975-1978)
Julie Waxman .... production coordinator (55 episodes, 1973-1976)
Carol Evan McKeand .... story editor (48 episodes, 1973-1975)
Carroll Newman .... production coordinator (39 episodes, 1973-1975)
Claylene Jones .... production coordinator (35 episodes, 1975-1977)
Carol Marie .... production coordinator (29 episodes, 1977-1978)
Ernie Wallengren .... story editor (22 episodes, 1980-1981)
Donna Kemp .... script supervisor (12 episodes, 1979)
Andy White .... story editor (10 episodes, 1975)
Donna Turner .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Elizabeth Bernard .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1978)
Robert Gary .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1979)
Mae Hershon .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1980)

Arrahwanna Thomsen .... script supervisor (unknown episodes, 1976)
John Philip Dayton .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Lynn Guthrie .... aircraft pilot (unknown episodes)
Carol Riggins .... animal trainer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Will Geer .... dedicated to the memory of (1 episode, 1978)
 

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60 min (221 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Former executive of CBS wanted a major star for the series. He suggested Henry Fonda to play the patriarch. The network screened him the two-hour pilot movie. Fonda, to quote executive producer Lee Rich, said "What do you want me for? The kid is the star! The whole family is the star! You don't need me."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The gender of the dog Reckless seemed to change back in forth throughout the first several episodes.See more »
Quotes:
Grandpa (Zeb) Walton:Jim Bob, just where do you think you're going?
Jim Bob Walton:I'm leaving, Grandpa.
Grandpa (Zeb) Walton:May your favorite Grandpa ask why?
Jim Bob:Elizabeth's never going to walk again... it's my fault.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Walton Legacy (1997) (TV)See more »

FAQ

Where were the outside scenes filmed? It says here that it was studios in Burbank, however, some of the mountain scenes really appear to be the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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30 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
I truely believe that this program is my all-time favorite, 13 September 2003
Author: nelson_l from Summerville, GA

I truely believe that this program is my all-time favorite. I had been married two months when, on September 14, 1972, Earl Hamner Jr. came on the TV screen just prior to the first episode of "The Waltons" to explain the nature of the series. I remember well his dialogue of introduction and the episode that followed. "The Waltons" was well acted, well scripted and very down to earth and touching. I wasn't living during the Depression, but, my parents and my in-laws were and their stories and descriptions of the life back then during those trying times was exactly reinacted in the series "The Waltons". The writing and the cast are truely amazing as they literally make the characters portrayed come alive. I will always love the series, "The Waltons". I only wish they produced programs of this calibre today.

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