Richard Earl Thomas (born June 13, 1951) is an American actor, best known as budding author John-Boy ...
John Walton, Jr.
(Richard Thomas, pilot, seasons 1–5, two guest shots in season 6; and three 1990's movies. Robert Wightman, seasons 8-9, 1982 movies), known throughout the series as "John-Boy," is the main character, based on author Earl Hamner, Jr., who narrates the opening and closing of each episode as the present-day, adult John-Boy. The oldest of seven children, aged 17 in season 1, John-Boy is a serious thinker and avid reader with a passion to become a writer. He constantly journals his thoughts about his family, friends and circumstances, and writes stories. Normally a calm, quiet sort, John-Boy does occasionally display a touch of his father's fiery temper, and can become very defensive and indignant when the situation warrants. After becoming the first member of his family to graduate from college, he moves to New York City to fulfill his dream. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlists in the military and writes for the Stars and Stripes.
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