Thomas, Richard

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Thomas, Richard Gender: M
Richard Earl Thomas
born on 13 June 1951 at 02:03 (= 02:03 AM )
Place Manhattan, New York, 40n46, 73w59
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 21°26' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 27°01 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 13°00'

Richard Thomas


American stage and screen actor best known for his leading role as budding author John-Boy Walton in the CBS TV drama The Waltons (1972-1977), for which he won an Emmy Award, received a nomination for another and two Golden Globe Awards. He also starred in the 1990 miniseries adaption of Stephen King's It and played Special Agent Frank Gaad on FX's spy thriller series The Americans (2013-2016).

An actor from the time he was seven years old, he grew into one of the most accomplished and busy juvenile actors on Broadway. By his teens he was playing lead roles on many TV productions and popular series, and he made a film debut at 16 in Winning (1969). In December 1971, the pilot-debut of The Waltons aired with Thomas in the role of John-Boy. It was a long-lasting hit series.

He was a student at Columbia College, the undergraduate college of Columbia University, where he majored in Chinese before switching to the English department. Projecting a natural boyishness and innate decency, Thomas speaks six languages.

On 14 February 1975, he married Alma Gonzales; their son Richard was born 8 August 1976, and triplet daughters were born on 26 August 1981. After 17 years of marriage, they separated in May 1992, and Alma filed for divorce on 18 June 1993 in Los Angeles. In 1992 Richard met Georgiana Bischoff, 34, a Santa Fe art dealer, both newly separated. They married on 20 November 1994 with Thomas's son Richard as best man and the girls, now 13, as bridesmaids along with Georgiana's two daughters from her prior marriage. In July 1996, they added a baby son to the family mix.

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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released December 1971 (Pilot of "The Waltons" aired, Thomas as John-Boy)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 14 February 1975 (Alma Gonzales, first wife)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 8 August 1976 (Son born)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 26 August 1981 in Hollywood (Triplet daughters born)
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  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1992 (Met future wife, Georgiana Bischoff)
  • Relationship : End significant relationship May 1992 (Seperated from first wife)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 18 June 1993 in Los Angeles (First wife files for divorce)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 20 November 1994 (Georgiana Bischoff, second wife)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 28 July 1996 in Los Angeles (Son born)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand, LMR.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (First marriage 17 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Two of seven)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Seven)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Debut at seven)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Broadway)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("The Waltons")
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Languages (Speaks six languages)
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book