Richard Thomas Biography

Updated On Jun 12, 2019 Published On Jan 07, 2017
Facts of Richard Thomas
Date of Birth: 1951 , June-13
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Richard Thomas
Birth Name Richard Earl Thomas
Father Richard Thomas
Mother Barbara Fallis
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Manhattan, New York City, New York
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $ 2 Million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Body Measurements N/A
Weight in KG N/A
Married Yes
Married to Georgiana Bischoff (m. 1994), Alma Gonzales (m. 1975)
Children Richard Francisco Thomas, Gweneth Gonzales Thomas
Divorce Alma Gonzales (m. 1993)
Education McBurney School
Awards Emmy Award
Movies It 1990
TV Show The Americans Since 2013
Siblings Bronwyn Thomas
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A white American actor, Richard Thomas, best known for his character in CBS drama "The Waltons", was

Richard Thomas' early life and education

born on 13 June 1951, to the parents Richard S. Thomas and Barbara Thomas, in New York City, the United States. As his parents were dancers and appeared in the televisions, Richard developed an early interest in acting.

Richard is the only child in the family, thus he received all the love and support from his parents.

Richard Thomas is 67 years aged American nationality actor with white ethnicity and height 5 feet 8 inch.

Richard studied at "The Allen-Stevenson School" and the "McBurney School" in Manhattan. Thomas started his acting career as a lead actor with "A Doll House" which received a heavy success in 1959.

Because of his impressive performance in the film, soon Thomas was caught by various renowned producers and directors and was offered with various films. 

Richard Thomas' personal life

In concern to Richard's personal life, he got married to his first wife Alma Gonzales in 1975. After living together for about 18 years, Richard divorced his first wife and then again got married to his second wife Georgiana Bischoff after having a romantic affair for quite a long time.

Richard Thomas' children

Richard has four children with his first wife and one child with his second wife Georgiana. 

Richard Thomas' net worth

Talking about his salary and net worth, Richard is estimated to earn a good amount of remuneration as a successful actor and his current net worth is evaluated at around $2 million.

Richard Thomas facts on timeline

Born in New York City

June 13 , 1951

He was born in New York City USA. Thomas was seven when he started acting, His mother was a ballet dancer. He uses tiny hearing aid due to the 50% hearing loss, as a result of otosclerosis (a nerve disorder). He is national Chairman of the better Hearing Institute. He attended the Columbia University.


Appeared in Hallmark Hall of fame


In 1958, Thomas appeared in Hallmark Hall of Fame, an author program on American television. The program wrote a history of being a longest-running television series of that time. Thus the series has received eight Emmy Awards, twenty-four Christopher Awards, eleven Peabody awards and four Humanitas Prizes.

Produced the fiml "Camping with Camus"


Thomas had also produced a film named "Camping with Camus" in 2000. Moreover, He has also produced the films like "What Loves Sees", "Summer of Fera" and "For All Time". With a longest running series and some of the hit tv series like for all time, he became one of the most successful producers of Hollywood.

Richard Thomas's Films


Richard Thomas worked in various films, from his first film "A Doll House" in 1959 to his latest film "Conviction" in 2016. He was also featured in the films like "The Americans", "Elementry", "White Collar", "Anna's Dream" etc.

Awarded by "The Emmy Award"


Richard Thomas gave an impressive performance as budding author John-Boy Walton in the CBS drama "The Waltons", this drama got him The Emmy Award in 1978 and received nominations for another Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.

Nominated for Frank Gaad, counterintelligence supervisor


Thomas appeared in a supporting role in The Fox Network Cold War drama. The American which debuted in January 2013. He portrayed a role of an FBI counterintelligence supervisor helping to investigate KGB sleeper agents in early 1980s America. His role was highly appreciated by the viewers.

Made commercials Zaxby's resturant chain


Zaxby's is a franchised chain of fast casual restaurant offering chicken wings, chicken fingers, sandwiches, and salads. The company operates primarily in the Southern United more than 800 locations. The company started its operations from 2013.  

Married to Alma Gonzales

February 14 , 1975

He married to Alma Gonzales on 14th February 1975. The couple has a son together named Richard Francisco, born in 1976, and triplet daughters Barbara Ayala, Gweneth Gonzales and Pilar Alma, born August 26, 1981. The couple got divorced in 1983. His marriage only lasted for eighteen years. 

Net worth of Richard Thomas

June 13 , 2016

Richard Thomas was successful in earning his salary and a good amount of increasing net worth during this year. His net worth in this year is around 2 million American dollars that have been spread as a latest gossips fo the people.