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Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is an American actor who is famous for his leading role in the CBS drama The Waltons as budding author John-Boy Walton. For this, he won one Emmy Award and received nominations for another Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.

Richard Thomas was born on June 13, 1951, as Richard Earl Thomas in Manhattan, New York City of United States. His birth sign Gemini. He was born to parents Barbara (nee Fallis) and Richard S. Thomas. Richard’s parents were dancers with the New York City Ballet and owned the New York School of Ballet. Further, he has a sister named Bronwyn Thomas as his siblings.

He holds an American nationality and belongs to the White ethnic background. Regarding, his education, he joined The Allen Stevenson School for the completion of his high school education. After that, he again joined McBurney School in Manhattan for further education.

How much money is Richard Thomas Worth?

Richard is earning a good amount of money through his career as an actor. According to celebrity net worth, Richard has an estimated net worth of $6 million as of 2019. Further, Thomas owned a 1,600 square feet house in Manhattan, NYC which he listed for sale in September 2017, for $2,995,000 which features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

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CBS drama The Waltons made him popular and from that show, Richard received a huge amount of money that helped him gain this amount of net worth. Also, he published a book and he received a huge sum of money as royalty from his book.

Likewise, he has written many books including Paradox, In The Moment and Pagemaker, etc. Besides this, there is no further information about his cars, properties and etc are unknown. Looking at him, we are sure that Richard is spending a very luxurious life along with his family.

With the end of his first marriage, Richard again got married to his second wife Georgiana Bischoff. They married on November 20, 1994. From their marriages, the couple is blessed with 2 children named Montana James Thomas and Kendra Thomas.

Previously from Georgiana’s very first marriage, she had a daughter named Brooke Murphy. As of now, the couple is living a blissful life together and there are no rumors of divorce or separation between them. Looking at them, it seems like this couple will last forever.

What is the Height of Richard Thomas?

Richard stands at a decent height of 5 feet 9 inches with an average weight. He has an attractive pair of blue eyes with light brown hair color. He looks fit and quite handsome as well.

Career

At the initial time of his career, Richard performed in several Broadway and theater shows. After that, he started his acting career from the TV show A Doll’s House, in which he worked with Christopher Plummer and Julie Harris in 1959. Later he was featured in the numerous opera shows including As the World Turns and The Edge Night.

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After four years, Richard made his film debut in 1969 from a film named Winning alongside Paul Newman. Also, he appeared in the Last Summer with Barbara Hershey and Bruce Davidson. Eventually, he gained popularity in the television series The Waltons, in which Richard appeared for six years with a total of 122 episodes.

In the year 1973, he won the prestigious Emmy Award because of his finest acting career. Later in the year 1979, he started making television movies and made several films. Some of his notable producing workers are Final JeopardyStephen Kings It, Roots: The Next Generations. Since then, Richard has been featured in several movies and television shows.

Facts of Richard Thomas

Full NameRichard Thomas
Net Worth$6 Million
Date Of BirthJune 13, 1951
Age69 years 0 months
Place Of BirthManhattan, New York City USA
Height5 feet 9 inches
ProfessionActor
EducationMcBurney School, Columbia College of Columbia University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseGeorgiana Bischoff (m. 1994), Alma Gonzales (m. 1975–1993)
ChildrenPilar Alma Thomas, Gweneth Gonzales Thomas, Richard Francisco Thomas, Barbara Ayala Thomas, Montana James Thomas,
ParentsBarbara Fallis, Richard Thomas, Barbara Fallis, Richard Thomas
SiblingsBronwyn Thomas, Bronwyn Thomas
Star SignGemini
AwardsEmmy Award for the Best Actor in a Dramatic Series Emmy award (1973)
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, The Robert Prosky Award for ...
Movies“The Waltons” (1972-1981), All Quiet on the Western Front (1979), “A Doll’s House” (2005),“As the World Turns” (-2010), “The Edge of Night” (-1984), FX Network Cold War: The Americans (2013)
TV Shows“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”, “White Collar”, “The Good Wife”

Quick Facts of Richard Thomas

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1He was awarded the 1990 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "The Lisbon Traviata" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2Does voice overs for Mercedes Benz [2008]
3Starring 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]
4Will be opening in the play, "Twelve Angry Men" in Dallas, co-starring George Wendt. [February 2007]
5Richard 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.
6Father of a son, Richard Francisco (born 1976), with Alma Gonzales.
7Father of triplet-girls, Barbara Ayala, Gweneth Gonzales and Pilar Alma (born August 26, 1981), with ex-wife, Alma Gonzales.
8Has one son, Montana James (born on July 28, 1996), with second and current wife, Georgiana Bischoff.
9Speaks 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.
10Uses two tiny hearing aids due to the 50% hearing loss, as a result of otosclerosis (a nerve disorder).
11Served as the host of the University of South Carolina's Ecumenical Service of the Family and introduced His Holiness Pope John Paul II.
12Is National Chairman of the Better Hearing Institute.
13He 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".
14His parents were owners of the New York School of Ballet. Among their students were Trinka Lowe and Daniel Levins.
15Attended Columbia University.

Trademarks of Richard Thomas

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1Birthmark on his left cheek

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