How well do you know the career of Richard Thomas?

The Emmy-winner has done a lot outside of his time on Walton's mountain.


Images: The Everett Collection

Richard Thomas started acting years before he won the role of John-Boy on The Waltons at age 20. Over his long and varied career, he has acted in adaptations of famous war novels and Stephen King books, appeared on classic westerns and modern dramas — and even hosted a documentary series.

How well do you know the career of Richard Thomas? Take this quiz to put your knowledge to the test!

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  1. Born in 1951, when did Richard Thomas get his first television role?
  2. True or false: Thomas is now retired from acting.
  3. Thomas appeared in which late-sixties Paul Newman movie?
  4. Which western did Thomas appear on before playing John-Boy on The Waltons?
  5. Thomas stopped being a regular cast member on The Waltons after season…
  6. True or false: Thomas never returned to The Waltons after he left midway through.
  7. Thomas starred in which cult sci-fi movie clearly inspired by Star Wars?
  8. In which TV movie adaptation of an acclaimed war novel did Thomas star?
  9. Thomas played the title character in ‘Living Proof: The _______ Story’
  10. Thomas was in which Stephen King miniseries adaptation?
  11. How many Walton's reunion movies did Thomas appear in?
  12. How many episodes of The Waltons did Thomas direct?
  13. Thomas hosted which documentary series?
  14. Thomas appeared in 48 episodes of which recent FX drama?

How well do you know the career of Richard Thomas?

Your Result...

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Snickers 34 months ago
You mean Richard Thomas had a career?
MarkSpeck 48 months ago
11 out of 14. The last one, it helped that my roommate watched The Americans and pointed Richard out to me.
brucebridges90 49 months ago
Please fix your live streaming on your app.
SashaPayneDiaz 49 months ago
Not very well.....that's all I'm gonna say.
Evan 49 months ago
7/14. #8 was unfair! Still not good though.
Big3Fan 49 months ago
7/14 The only ones I knew were 5 and 6. I've always felt that he was the weakest link of an otherwise great cast.
TheDavBow3 49 months ago
7/14. That's like winning the lottery for me. A Waltons quiz is like "Oh joy, another Waltons quiz". But I take it anyway 😉😴. I do remember the Hank William's, Jr TV movie. Pretty good. And his character on NCIS NO is good too.
MrsPhilHarris 49 months ago
6/14 Clearly I don't know Richard Thomas.
gingercookie MrsPhilHarris 49 months ago
Lol - I had the same score, same thought!
texasluva 49 months ago
9 of 14 and guessed on more then half. Never seen maybe 2 of his movies and a couple tv series.
AllisonWunderland 49 months ago
7/14...🤗 Pretty darn good for mostly guesses! 😉😂
Next time flip a coin. You'll get half right . Oh wait, nm you did get half right
Croft1 49 months ago
14/14 easy breezy. Always admired John Boy. Wish we could go back to those simpler times. Not that there weren't problems. Great Depression, Evil Commie Dictators, Racial Tensions, World Plagues and Radical Exstremists. Oh wait. That's all happening now. Nevermind. Lol
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