One of the most beloved shows in the 1970s was “The Waltons.” This was a show about a family that the family could watch together. It presented themes such as honesty, hard work, and integrity; themes that are often lost in the family television shows of today. Because this was such a cherished show, it is no surprise that people wonder where the cast of the program is today. So, without further ado, click through to find out where the cast of “The Waltons” is today:
1. Jon Walmsley as Jason Walton
It is really no surprise that John Walmsley was cast as Jason Walton in “The Waltons,” especially if you get to know both the character and the actor. If you remember correctly, Jason Walton was a musician and during the run of the show attended the Kleinberg Conservatory of Music and eventually worked as a honkytonk piano player, something that wasn’t totally supported by his family. Jon Walmsley also took a musical route, in addition to his acting, and over the years, he has focused on perfecting the guitar, though he plays a number of musical instruments.
He enjoys country, blues, and classic rock, and he has played with a number of musical artists, too, including Richard Marx, The Doobie Brothers, Merle Haggard, The Beach Boys, and Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers.
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In the world of acting, Jon Walmsley is best known for his role as Jason Walton, but he has also appeared in a number of other television shows and films including “My Three Sons,” “7th Heaven,” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” He is also well known for voicing Christopher Robin in the animated “Winnie the Pooh” series. You might not realize that Walmsley was the voice of Christopher Robin, as Christopher Robin is obviously British. Guess what? So is Walmsley. This is what made him such a good actor; he could play a character who was living in rural American, but in truth, he was a British actor who was born and raised in Lancashire, England.
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2. Mary Elizabeth McDonough as Erin Walton
Erin Walton was always known as “the pretty one” on “The Waltons,” especially when compared to her older sister Mary Ellen, who was “the smart one.” In real life, Mary Elizabeth McDonough, who played Erin Walton, still tries to be “the pretty one,” but it does come with consequences. You see, McDonough chose the cosmetic surgery route, a route that many actresses choose to take as they age. In this case, she received silicone breast implants.
Unfortunately, these implants began to leak, and as a result, the actress developed a condition called lupus erythematosus. This condition causes the body to attack healthy cells, and those who have it suffer from joint pain, hair loss, skin rashes, and sensitivity to light. Though this is a serious condition with no cure, McDonough hasn’t let it get her down, and she is still active in Hollywood, today.
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Since “The Waltons” was canceled, Mary Elizabeth McDonough has worked on a number of other television shows. These include “The Love Boat,” “Picket Fences,” “ER,” “The West Wing,” and “Will & Grace.” She also had a recurring role on the show “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” where she played the character Mrs. Wilhoite for three years. In addition to her acting, McDonough can also be heard on the radio, as she often appears as a guest on radio shows, both in the US and across the world.
One such radio show that she often appears on as a guest is “Get Focused Radio with Kate Hennessy.” Mary Elizabeth McDonough is still acting today, and if you want to see her in action, you can tune in to “Mcdougall M.D,” which is an internet show. She also appeared in a short film, “Monster Hunters USA and Day Care Center,” in 2015.
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3. Eric Scott as Ben Walton
On “The Waltons,” Ben was always seen as the schemer of the family, the one who always had big ideas, yet these ideas often got him into trouble. The character of Ben was played by actor Eric Scott, who is best known for this role, though he has taken on other roles in his career. Scott made guest appearances on both “Bewitched” and “The Doris Day Show” before he became the catalyst of the fifth Walton child. He appeared in all of the Walton movies, including the first, “The Homecoming: A Christmas Story,” and has also appeared on television shows such as “The Fall Guy,” “Defying Gravity,” and “Never Again.” Personally, Eric Scott has been married three times since appearing on “The Waltons,” For the Waltons to be such a wholesome show, it might seem confusing to fans that “Ben” has been married this many times, but you must remember, he’s only an actor, not actually “Ben.”
He appeared in all of the Walton movies, including the first, “The Homecoming: A Christmas Story,” and has also appeared on television shows such as “The Fall Guy,” “Defying Gravity,” and “Never Again.” Personally, Eric Scott has been married three times since appearing on “The Waltons,” For the Waltons to be such a wholesome show, it might seem confusing to fans that “Ben” has been married this many times, but you must remember, he’s only an actor, not actually “Ben.”
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Though Eric Scott still appears in public as a Walton at fan events or other special events, he is largely out of Hollywood now. He hasn’t acted professionally since 2001, but he has had plenty to keep him busy. He has three children, from ages 12 to 24, which keep him quite busy. He also has some business dealings to handle, as he is the owner of a parcel and message delivery service in southern California. Eric Scott seems to have it all together these days, which is pretty amazing for a child actor, as so many of them end up going down a wrong road after their acting days are over.
He also has some business dealings to handle, as he is the owner of a parcel and message delivery service in southern California. Eric Scott seems to have it all together these days, which is pretty amazing for a child actor, as so many of them end up going down a wrong road after their acting days are over.
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4. Judy Norton as Mary Ellen Walton
As the oldest Walton daughter, Mary Ellen Walton was the typical teen when the show began, but as she grew, she turned into a studious, wise woman who became a nurse, and then a doctor. The character was played by actress Judy Norton. Norton’s upbringing was as far away from her character’s as possible. She was born into the typical Southern California family, and was acting by the age of nine. By the time she was 13, she was a practicing Scientologist, a religion she followed throughout her time on “The Waltons” and into her adulthood. In fact, for a time, she was even a minister in the church, something that surprises many of the loyal fans of the television show. To make tongues
In fact, for a time, she was even a minister in the church, something that surprises many of the loyal fans of the television show. To make tongues wag even more, Judy Norton was also married three times, just like her “Waltons” co-star, Eric Scott. It’s really surprising what goes on behind the camera, right?
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After her run on “The Waltons,” Judy Norton had a difficult time getting more work. Though she was highly recognizable to audiences since “The Waltons” was on television for so long, casting agents felt that her squeaky clean image simply wouldn’t work with most of the roles that were open to a 23-year-old in Hollywood. So, Norton took things into her own hands, and in 1985, she posed nude for the men’s entertainment magazine, Playboy. It didn’t help, unfortunately, and she didn’t work in Hollywood again until 1993. In the past few years, she has worked on
In the past few years, she has worked on a number of television series, including “Disorganized Zone” and “Bluff.” Currently, she is also working on a number of films, all due out in 2017 and 2018. In her spare time, Norton enjoys skydiving and horse jumping, and singing, and she recently released a CD, called “Reflections.”
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5. David W. Harper as Jim-Bob Walton
Jim-Bob Walton was the youngest boy in the Walton family. The character was played by David W. Harper. On the show, Jim-Bob was obsessed with airplanes, and dreamt of becoming a pilot, but one of the continuing storylines of the show was the decline of his eyesight. He eventually became a mechanic and opens a business. David W. Harper, who played Jim-Bob, was only nine years old when he got the part, and it was his first acting job. He remained on “The Waltons” throughout the entire run of the show, and he continued to appear in “The Waltons” movies, including “A Wedding on Walton’s Mountain” and “A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion.” The final “Waltons” film that he appeared in was “A Walton Easter,” which aired in 1993.
He remained on “The Waltons” throughout the entire run of the show, and he continued to appear in “The Waltons” movies, including “A Wedding on Walton’s Mountain” and “A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion.” The final “Waltons” film that he appeared in was “A Walton Easter,” which aired in 1993.
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Since 1993, David W. Harper has settled into a non-Hollywood life, but he does still participate in “Waltons” fan events and is accessible to fans who are interested in memorabilia and collectibles from the television series. Following the ending of the series, though he did attempt to act again, he ultimately ended up working a number of odd jobs. In fact, he worked for Eric Scott’s messenger and parcel delivery service. As of 2016, he is working towards his college degree and has been studying history and business. Hopefully, he will find his path in life, soon.
In fact, he worked for Eric Scott’s messenger and parcel delivery service. As of 2016, he is working towards his college degree and has been studying history and business. Hopefully, he will find his path in life, soon.
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6. Kami Cotler as Elizabeth Walton
Elizabeth Walton was the youngest of the Walton children on the show, and this character was played by Kami Cotler. She got her start in acting at the age of six, and has appeared in all of “The Waltons” films. However, after the “Waltons” went off the air, she was unable to find any other projects, instead, deciding to focus on her education. While she was working on “The Waltons,” however, she did work on two other projects. The first was an actual series called “Me and the Chimp.” On this show, she played Kitty Edwards, a child who finds a chimp with her brother and brings it home to mom and dad. The
While she was working on “The Waltons,” however, she did work on two other projects. The first was an actual series called “Me and the Chimp.” On this show, she played Kitty Edwards, a child who finds a chimp with her brother and brings it home to mom and dad. The other project was a television movie called “The Heist.” Both occurred in 1972.
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As mentioned, following her career on “The Waltons,” Kami made the choice to focus on her education. She went to get her college degree in Social Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. Oddly enough, she got her first teaching job in Virginia, at a rural school similar to the one her character, Elizabeth, attended on the show. She returned to California a few years later, and got a job teaching 9th grade at a school called the Environmental Charter High School. She worked there for three years before she accepted a job as a director of the Ocean Charter School, which he held until she began her own consulting business. Additionally, over these years she founded the Environmental Charter Middle School and served on the board of the American Montessori Society. Though it might seem that Kami’s plate is full, she has still had time to run her own travel business and manage a café in San Francisco. Whoa! She’s busy!
Additionally, over these years she founded the Environmental Charter Middle School and served on the board of the American Montessori Society. Though it might seem that Kami’s plate is full, she has still had time to run her own travel business and manage a café in San Francisco. Whoa! She’s busy!
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7. Earl Hamner, Jr. as The Narrator
There is one member of the cast who you never saw on “The Waltons,” and this person was Earl Hammer, Jr. Known as the Narrator on the television series, Hamner, Jr. was also a writer, the creator, and executive producer of the show. As the creator of the series, Hamner, Jr. based some elements of the series based on his own family. For example, he based the grandparents of “The Waltons” on his own maternal grandparents who were Italian-American. His idea for the show was also based on his own novel, Spencers Mountain, which was also based on several of his own childhood experiences. He, himself, had seven brothers and sisters, and that knowledge of growing up in a large family certainly transferred to the screen. He also grew up in Virginia, in a city called Schuyler, which is a very small, rural town in the mountains.
His idea for the show was also based on his own novel, Spencers Mountain, which was also based on several of his own childhood experiences. He, himself, had seven brothers and sisters, and that knowledge of growing up in a large family certainly transferred to the screen. He also grew up in Virginia, in a city called Schuyler, which is a very small, rural town in the mountains.
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Creating “The Waltons” was not the only project that Earl Hamner, Jr. was working on throughout his career in Hollywood. Before he created “The Waltons,” Earl Hamner, Jr. had written a couple of episodes of series, such as for the lawyer drama, “Justice,” and for “The Twilight Zone.” Additionally, he wrote for “Gentle Ben” and “Nanny and the Professor.” He is also known as the creator of another very famous show, “Falcon Crest,” which ran for seven seasons. He also served as the executive producer of the show. This show, however, was almost the exact opposite of “The Waltons.” “Falcon Crest” was set in Napa Valley and centered on families who were in the wine making industry. One of the most interesting things about Earl Hamner, Jr. was his choice of hobby. He kept and cared for more than 50 bonsai trees. When you consider that most people can’t keep one Bonsai tree alive, it really says something about him that he could keep 50 alive!
He also served as the executive producer of the show. This show, however, was almost the exact opposite of “The Waltons.” “Falcon Crest” was set in Napa Valley and centered on families who were in the wine making industry. One of the most interesting things about Earl Hamner, Jr. was his choice of hobby. He kept and cared for more than 50 bonsai trees. When you consider that most people can’t keep one Bonsai tree alive, it really says something about him that he could keep 50 alive!
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8. Ralph Waite as John Walton, Sr.
The patriarch of the Walton family was John Walton, Sr., who was played by Ralph Waite. Known as “Daddy” by the children on the show, John Walton, Sr. was known as an industrious, hard-working man. The character was voted by TV Guide as #3 on the list of “Top 50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time.” Ralph Waite, the actor who played the role, was also a father to daughters, and he had a step son, too. By the time he got the lead role in “The Waltons,” he had almost two decades of acting behind him, but this series was his first major role on television. Before he began acting, he was in the Marine Corps and received a college degree from Bucknell University. He worked briefly as a social worker, went to the Divinity School at Yale University, and became a Presbyterian minister. It was only then that he began acting.
Before he began acting, he was in the Marine Corps and received a college degree from Bucknell University. He worked briefly as a social worker, went to the Divinity School at Yale University, and became a Presbyterian minister. It was only then that he began acting.
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Ralph Waite appeared in all of “The Waltons” films, and he continued to act following the cancellation of the series. He starred in “The Mississippi,” “Murder One,” “Bones,” “NCIS,” and “Days of Our Lives,” and appeared in almost 90 films and television series throughout his career. You might wonder why he didn’t have more, like many of the actors of his time, but there is a simple explanation for this. Waite was also very interested in politics, and throughout the 1990s, tried to get into Congress in the state of California. He ran three times as a Democratic candidate, but he lost all three times. Two of these times was to Mary Bono, the widow of
He ran three times as a Democratic candidate, but he lost all three times. Two of these times was to Mary Bono, the widow of singer, Sonny Bono. Fortunately, he had acting to fall back on, and got right back in the saddle. Sadly, Ralph Waite passed away in 2014 after an illustrious career. He was 85 years old.
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9. Joe Conley as Ike Godsey
Though Ike Godsey was not technically part of the main Walton family, the character, played by Joe Conley, appeared in more than 170 episodes of the show. Ike Godsey was the storekeeper on “The Waltons,” and a very close family friend. The actor, Joe Conley, was best known for his role on the show, though he did have other acting gigs under his belt. What is most fascinating about Conley is that he did not become an actor until later in life.
In fact, he had an entire career in real estate before becoming an actor at the age of 33. Even after he began acting, he still worked in real estate, and thus, he became a very wealthy man. This was fortunate for him financially, because he had a difficult time getting parts, and it wasn’t until he was cast as Ike Godsey that he really found his stride in Hollywood.
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Following his time on “The Waltons” and appearing in “The Waltons” films, Joe Conley continued to act, though the parts, like others on the show, were few and far between. He did appear in a few other shows, including “Knight Rider” and “Night Stand,” and he also appeared in the Tom Hanks’ film, “Cast Away.” He retired from acting in 2002, and he settled into life near Los Angeles with his wife. He enjoyed golfing, traveling, and being with his grandchildren.
He was always close with Eric Scott, who played Ben Walton, and the two met for lunch once a month. Conley was also active in the annual Walton Reunion. Before he passed away in 2013, he also wrote his autobiography, titled Ike Godsey of Walton’s Mountain. In the book, he said being on “The Waltons” was the highlight of his career.
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10. Richard Thomas as John-Boy Walton
You’ve been waiting for this one, right? Yes, we certainly could never forget Richard Thomas who played the iconic character, John-Boy Walton. What most people don’t realize is that Richard Thomas was only on the show for the first five seasons, and unless you are a mega fan of the show, you probably believed that he made it through the entire series. Unfortunately, he only signed a five-year contract when he was cast as John-Boy, and then decided not to resign the contract, as he wanted to pursue other opportunities.
It wasn’t for a few years that he truly found other work, but since, he has been a fairly steady working actor in Hollywood, along with an advocate for those with disabilities. He, himself, is 50 percent deaf in both ears, so these causes are important to him.
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It is no surprise that Richard Thomas become an actor. His parents owned the New York School of Ballet and both were dancers with the New York City Ballet. Richard began acting on Broadway at the age of seven, and made his debut on television at the age of eight. Over the next few years, he appeared on soap operas, but his big break came in 1971 when he was cast in “The Waltons” at the age of 20.
Following his time on “The Waltons,” Thomas found work on Broadway, published a book of poetry, and started his charity work with the Better Hearing Institute, which he eventually became the chairman of. Additionally, he found commercial work, and for several years, he was the voice on television commercials for Mercedes-Benz. Today, he is still acting, and you can see him on television in the FX show, “The Americans.”
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11. Michael Learned as Olivia Walton
We already covered the patriarch of the Walton family, and now we come to the matriarch, Olivia Walton, who was played by the actress Michael Learned. Known on the show as Mama or Liv, she was the caring, gentle, soft-spoken caregiver of the family. Michael Learned, however, was almost the exact opposite of the part she played. Born in Washington, D.C. to a diplomat, she spent most of her childhood on a farm, but when she was 11, her family moved to Austria.
She was sent to boarding school in England, and here is where she gained her love of acting. What is most interesting about Learned, is that she never found out why her parents gave her such a masculine name, and, no one ever believed that it was real! She would often have to show identification, and even on “The Waltons,” she was billed as “Miss Michael Learned.”
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Miss Michael Learned is best known for her work on “The Waltons,” but she soon stepped up and found work on other series when “The Waltons” was over. She appeared on “Nurse,” “St. Elsewhere,” “Who’s the Boss?,””General Hospital,” and “The Young and the Restless.” She has won four Primetime Emmys, too, three of which, were for “The Waltons.” She won her fourth Emmy for her work on “Nurse.” Four must be the lucky number for Learned…or perhaps not…because she has been married four times.
This is likely shocking to some of her most devoted fans, as being married four times goes directly against the wholesome Olivia Walton. Today, Learned lives in California with her fourth husband and occasionally still acts.
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12. Ronnie Claire Edwards as Corabeth Godsey
If you remember Ike Godsey, the storekeeper on “The Waltons,” you will certainly remember his wife, Corabeth Godsey, who was played by Ronnie Claire Edwards. Edwards grew up in Oklahoma, and as she grew up, she always had acting on the mind. However, she also had a number of odd jobs after graduating from Classen High School in 1951. For example, she was an assistant to a knife thrower for a time. It wasn’t until 1963 that she got her first role in Hollywood, in the film “All the Way Home.”
She found other small roles over the next decade, until she was cast in “The Waltons” as Corabeth. As the character developed, she became more like the actress who played her; a bit of an eccentric with an over the top personality. Edwards, for instance, lived in a converted church for a time, which is something most of us would not do.
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After “The Waltons” finished, Ronnie Claire Edwards continued to act, and even found work starring in her own series opposite Gena Davis in “Sara.” She also had a recurring role on “Designing Women” as Charlene’s mother, and appeared in the major nighttime soaps of the day, “Dallas,” “Falcon Crest,” and “Dynasty.” She came back for all of “The Waltons” reunion films, and in 2007, she retired from acting. In addition to her acting, however, she kept quite busy.
She wrote several books, including her memoirs, and co-wrote a play called Idols of the King, which paid homage to Elvis Presley. After she retired, she settled in Dallas, TX, and only recently passed away at the age of 83. She died in her sleep of natural causes.
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13. Helen Kleeb as Mamie Baldwin
Throughout the series, the Walton family had a number of friends, and the Baldwin sisters, Mamie and Emily, were two such people. Mamie Baldwin, played by actress Helen Kleeb, was the older of the sisters who were known for making moonshine. Though most people know Helen Kleeb from “The Waltons,” she actually had quite the career in both radio and television, which lasted for more than 50 years. She started in local theater, and then got into radio in 1949 at the age of 42 years old.
She got into television a few years after, but there is no information about what she did before that. In fact, it’s a bit of a mystery, because there is a rampant Hollywood rumor that she actually had a son that she kept secret, yet no one knows of his whereabouts, today.
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It was no surprise that Helen Kleeb ultimately ended up on “The Waltons” if you take a look at her work history. In 1963 she appeared on “The Twilight Zone.” Who wrote the episode? None other than Earl Hamner, the creator and writer of “The Waltons.” Surely, there was a connection there and that relationship was likely the reason she found her home on “The Waltons.” Following her time on “The Waltons,” Helen Kleeb continued to act. She appeared in all of “The Waltons” reunion films, and she also appeared in some of the most popular shows of the time.
These include “Little House on the Prairie,” “Who’s the Boss?,” “The Love Boat,” and “Golden Girls.” As she aged gracefully with no plastic surgery needed, she also was an active participant in “Waltons” fan events, and she was always happy to speak with interviewers about her time on Walton Mountain.
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14. Peggy Rea as Rose Burton
Rose Burton was the cousin of Olivia Walton, and the character was played by Peggy Rea. Her story is an interesting one, and likely a path that many young, aspiring actresses hope would happen to them. The story of Peggy Rea begins as she was earning her college degree in business at UCLA. She got a job working for Arthur Freed, a famed producer at MGM, so she got to learn the business, and in the next couple of years, set out to become the great character actress that she is known to be.
Her first role came in “I Love Lucy” as a cardplayer, and throughout the rest of the 1960s, she appeared in a number of shows including “Ben Casey,” “Gidget,” “Bonanza,” and “Gunsmoke.” She continued to work throughout the 1970s and by the end of the decade, she was cast in “The Waltons.”
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If you remember Peggy Rea from “The Waltons,” you know that she was a matronly figure, and she was often typecast in these roles. In addition to playing Aunt Rose in this show, she also was quite known for her roles in “The Dukes of Hazzard” and “Grace Under Fire.” In both cases, she played the matronly figure, always a mother or supportive wife. Following her role on “The Waltons,” she also found work in shows including “The Golden Girls,” “MacGyver,” and “Step By Step.”
She also appeared in the final “Waltons” reunion movie, “A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion.” She continued to work until 1998 when she retired. She developed dementia as she aged, and passed away in 2011 from complications of that disease.
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15. Tom Bower as Dr. Curtis Willard
Dr. Curtis Willard was the husband, and then ex-husband, of Mary Ellen Walton. When he first arrived on Walton Mountain, he was rude and difficult, but when Mary Ellen was hired on as a nurse, the character of Curtis, softened. Tom Bower played the part from 1976 to 1978. Previous to playing this part, Bower also played the part of Rex Barker in the 1975 episode, “The Wing-Walker.”
Following his appearance on “The Waltons,” which was one of his firsts, he has appeared on more than 100 television shows and films. He was also in a rap music video for the song “Doe Boy Fresh” from Three 6 Mafia and Chamillionaire.
After leaving “The Waltons,” he found work in other popular shows at the time, including “Lou Grant,” “Barnaby Jones,” “Murder She Wrote,” “Miami Vice,” and “Dallas.” Additionally, he appeared in a number of films, which included “Die Hard 2,” “Nixon,” “The Hills Have Eyes,” and “Out of the Furnace.”
Though he still continues to act, today, he is also heavily involved in the Syracuse International Film Festival. He has been awarded for his work with the organization, and he received the Lifelong Achievement award in 2011. He was also awarded the award for Best Actor from the Hollywood Film Festival for his film, “A Good Thing.”