Who is playing these musical instruments in The Waltons?

Jason wasn’t the only musician in the family.

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Music was a huge part of The Waltons. It played (no pun intended) a role in many memorable episodes, usually involving second son, Jason. Actor Jon Walmsley was already an accomplished musician when he started on the show as a teenager. He showed off his talents throughout the series, even writing original songs.

But other family members and Walton’s Mountain residents were known to tickle the ivories or pluck a few chords as well. Can you guess who is playing all these instruments seen on the classic series?

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  1. Who wrote a song to the rhythm of Grandma's ironing?
  2. Who is this at the piano?
  3. Who played the dulcimer to impress a girl?
  4. Who is Jason in the studio with?
  5. Who is playing this recorder?
  6. Who is playing this home-made recorder?
  7. This fiddle first belonged to a Walton ancestor. Who is holding it?
  8. Which famous guest star played a tune in this scene?
  9. Which love interest is playing the piano here?
  10. Who took over for Grandma on the church organ in one episode?

Who is playing these musical instruments in The Waltons?

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Antenna2 14 months ago
8 - my all-time favorite one-hour show, especially Seasons 1 though 5...
BATJUSTIN41 25 months ago
eddiecantorfan 26 months ago
Do You Want To Know A Secret
And PS I Love You by The Beatles are Beautiful Love Songs .
RichLorn 26 months ago
Who scored 6/10?
Reckless the Dog
GeorgiaReadenour 26 months ago
9/10...missed number 6...thought it was Seth!!
Me too. That was the only one I missed.
Michele 26 months ago
7 outta 10 is a win considering how sporadic I watch it.
bukhrn 26 months ago
9/10 missed # 5, never could tell those old gals apart.
TheOnlyONE 26 months ago
10/10. Goodnight...Johnboy...
dodgebob 26 months ago
6/10, guesses, all guesses.
Moverfan 26 months ago
Got 2 out of 10. I can has cheezburger? I can has sympathy?
scott 26 months ago
9/10. And I should have scored a 10!

Ron Howard guest starred on just one Walton’s episode, “The Gift.” He played a pal of Jason’s who sadly dies (of leukemia, I think).

There is a coincidence of sorts here: Ron was NOT asked to audition for The Homecoming (1972), but he politely came to auditions and asked to read for the part of John-Boy, as he felt he could play the part well. Earl Hamner and Lee Rich politely allowed him to read for the part. They thanked him and explained that the role of J-B was already cast and that they were holding auditions that day for OTHER Walton kids.

I love and respect RH’s confidence and his humility.
MrJL 26 months ago
Well they are tricky.
**spoiler alert **
Seth died but yeah Jason played it at the very end. Merle Haggard, I didnt pay much attention to him.

Michael MrJL 26 months ago
Merle Haggard wasn't the father in the episode where Seth died.

Ken Swofford played Red Turner.

In a later episode, The Comeback, Jason helps Red get back to performing after Seth died. That time Red Turner was played by Merle Haggard. One of a few times a character was brought back but played by a different actor. Pat Quinn, "Alice", played tye mother both times.

Bobby Bigelow was a different character.
AllisonWunderland 26 months ago
4/10…#8 is the only one I knew 😆
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