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The Waltons

American 1972–1981 television series

The Waltons

Genre television drama
Composer Alexander Courage
Country of origin United States of America
Number of episodes 221
Number of seasons 9

About The Waltons

The Waltons, a beloved television show that aired from 1972 to 1981, captured the hearts of millions with its heartwarming portrayal of a family living in rural Virginia during the Great Depression and World War II. The show, created by Earl Hamner Jr., was based on his own experiences growing up in a large family in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Waltons was a groundbreaking show in many ways, featuring a multigenerational cast and tackling issues such as poverty, racism, and war. The show's themes of family, community, and resilience resonated with viewers across the country, and it became one of the most popular shows of its time.

The show's cast, including Richard Thomas as John-Boy Walton, Ralph Waite as John Walton Sr., and Michael Learned as Olivia Walton, became household names and were beloved by fans for their authentic portrayals of the Walton family. The show also launched the careers of several young actors, including Mary McDonough, who played Erin Walton, and Judy Norton, who played Mary Ellen Walton.

Despite its popularity, The Waltons was not without controversy. Some critics accused the show of being overly sentimental and nostalgic, while others criticized its portrayal of race and gender. However, the show's enduring popularity and impact on popular culture cannot be denied.

Today, The Waltons remains a beloved classic, with reruns still airing on television and a devoted fan base. Its legacy as a groundbreaking and influential show continues to be felt in the world of television and beyond.


- "The Waltons: A Television Classic." The Paley Center for Media,

- "The Waltons." IMDb,

- "The Waltons: TV's Most Beloved Family." Biography,

Main cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


89 years, 11 months, 3 days


57 years, 10 months, 2 days

Born first

9 March 1902

Died first

22 April 1978

Born last

17 June 1965

Died last

13 February 2014

Other cast and crew

Supporting cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


100 years, 3 months, 19 days


55 years, 7 days

Born first

13 June 1910

Died first

22 October 1995

Born last

27 May 1965

Died last

12 June 2022

American actress Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jennifer Jason Leigh

American actress

actor John Ritter

John Ritter


American actress Sissy Spacek

Sissy Spacek

American actress

American actress Gloria Stuart

Gloria Stuart

American actress

American actor Jonathan Banks

Jonathan Banks

American actor

American actress Linda Purl

Linda Purl

American actress

American actor and singer  Wilford Brimley

Wilford Brimley

American actor and singer

American actor  Ned Beatty

Ned Beatty

American actor

American actor  Philip Baker Hall

Philip Baker Hall

American actor

American actress Kathleen Quinlan

Kathleen Quinlan

American actress

American actor from California Eric Stoltz

Eric Stoltz

American actor from California

American actress and model Kym Karath

Kym Karath

American actress and model

actress Mary Jo Catlett

Mary Jo Catlett


American actress Barbara Bain

Barbara Bain

American actress

American actor and director Corbin Bernsen

Corbin Bernsen

American actor and director

American actress Bonnie Bartlett

Bonnie Bartlett

American actress

American actress and director Ellen Geer

Ellen Geer

American actress and director

American actor Gerald McRaney

Gerald McRaney

American actor

American actor writer and sex criminal Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins

American actor writer and sex criminal

actress Lee Purcell

Lee Purcell


actress Mary Wickes

Mary Wickes


American actor Bruce Davison

Bruce Davison

American actor

American actress Lisa Eilbacher

Lisa Eilbacher

American actress

American actress Alley Mills

Alley Mills

American actress

American actor Jackie Earle Haley

Jackie Earle Haley

American actor

American actress Alice Hirson

Alice Hirson

American actress

American actress Barbara Tarbuck

Barbara Tarbuck

American actress

American actress Stacey Nelkin

Stacey Nelkin

American actress

American actor Michael O'Keefe

Michael O'Keefe

American actor

American actor Rance Howard

Rance Howard

American actor

actress Charlotte Stewart

Charlotte Stewart


American narrator Robert Clotworthy

Robert Clotworthy

American narrator

American actress Penelope Windust

Penelope Windust

American actress

American actor M. Emmet Walsh

M. Emmet Walsh

American actor

American film and television actor Ed Lauter

Ed Lauter

American film and television actor

American actor Todd Bridges

Todd Bridges

American actor

American actress Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

American actress

American actor and director Paul Michael Glaser

Paul Michael Glaser

American actor and director

American actor Nicholas Hammond

Nicholas Hammond

American actor

American actor Sab Shimono

Sab Shimono

American actor

American actor Chris Mulkey

Chris Mulkey

American actor

American actor George Dzundza

George Dzundza

American actor

American actor James Gammon

James Gammon

American actor

American actor John Karlen

John Karlen

American actor

American actor Noble Willingham

Noble Willingham

American actor

American actor James Saito

James Saito

American actor

American director, actor and comedian Dennis Dugan

Dennis Dugan

American director, actor and comedian

American actor Todd Susman

Todd Susman

American actor

actor David Selby

David Selby


American actor Steve Eastin

Steve Eastin

American actor

American actor Kenneth Tigar

Kenneth Tigar

American actor

American actor Matt Clark

Matt Clark

American actor

television and film director Robert Butler

Robert Butler

television and film director

American actor Kin Shriner

Kin Shriner

American actor

American actor Granville Van Dusen

Granville Van Dusen

American actor

American actor Michael McGreevey

Michael McGreevey

American actor

American actor Hal Williams

Hal Williams

American actor

American actor Ned Bellamy

Ned Bellamy

American actor

American actor John Furey

John Furey

American actor

American writer Ralph Senensky

Ralph Senensky

American writer

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