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The Waltons Cast List

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The Waltons cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the The Waltons main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these The Waltons stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from The Waltons focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on The Waltons that are on here as well.

This list features items like Ron Howard Jennifer Jason Leigh, and many more.

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Andrew Duggan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Waltons Cast List
Backstairs at the White House, Twelve O'Clock High, Once an Eagle
Andrew Duggan (December 28, 1923 – May 15, 1988) was an American character actor of both film and television.
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David W. Harper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Waltons Cast List
The Waltons
David William Harper (born October 4, 1961) is an American actor. Harper began his acting career appearing as Jim Bob Walton, the second-youngest of seven siblings, in the made-for-television ...more
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Earl Hamner, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Waltons Cast List
The Waltons
Earl Henry Hamner Jr. (July 10, 1923 – March 24, 2016) was an American television writer and producer (sometimes credited as Earl Hamner), best known for his work in the 1970s and 1980s on the ...more
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Beulah Bondi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Waltons Cast List
Beulah Bondi (May 3, 1889 – January 11, 1981) was an American actress of stage, film and television. She began her acting career as a young child in theater and, after establishing herself as a ...more
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Ellen Corby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Waltons Cast List
The Waltons, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, Mr. Terrific
Ellen Hansen Corby (June 3, 1911 – April 14, 1999) was an American actress. She is best remembered for the role of Esther "Grandma" Walton on the CBS television series The Waltons, for ...more
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Eric Scott is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Waltons Cast List
The Waltons
Eric Scott (born Eric Scott Magat; October 20, 1958, in Los Angeles, California, United States) is an American actor whose best known role is as Ben Walton, which he first played in the ...more
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Joe Conley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Waltons Cast List
The Waltons
Joe Conley (March 3, 1928 – July 7, 2013) was an American actor who played many small roles on television and is most remembered for his role as the storekeeper Ike Godsey in The Waltons.
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John Ritter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Waltons Cast List
It, Three's Company, The Waltons
Jonathan Southworth Ritter (September 17, 1948 – September 11, 2003) was an American actor and comedian. He was the son of the singing cowboy star Tex Ritter and the father of actors Jason and ...more
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Jon Walmsley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Waltons Cast List
The Waltons
Jon Walmsley (born 6 February 1956 in Blackburn, England) is a British American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, actor and producer. Walmsley is a veteran of the stage and studio, having ...more
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Judy Norton Taylor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Waltons Cast List
The Waltons
Judy Norton-Taylor (born January 29, 1958) is an American actress and theater director who is best known for her role as Mary Ellen Walton on The Waltons television series and subsequent Waltons ...more
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Edgar Bergen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Waltons Cast List
Who Do You Trust?
Edgar John Bergen (born Edgar John Berggren, February 16, 1903 – September 30, 1978) was an American actor, comedian and radio performer, best known for his proficiency in ventriloquism and his ...more
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Kami Cotler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Waltons Cast List
The Waltons, Me and the Chimp
Kami Cotler (born June 17, 1965) is an American actress and educator. She is best known for her role as young Elizabeth Walton, which she played in the series The Waltons, and the television ...more
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Keith Coogan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Waltons Cast List
The Waltons, Gun Shy, The Mackenzies of Paradise Cove
Keith Coogan (born January 13, 1968) is an American actor. He is the grandson of actor Jackie Coogan.
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Lewis Arquette is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Waltons Cast List
The Smurfs, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, The Waltons
Lewis Michael Arquette (December 14, 1935 – February 10, 2001) was an American film actor, writer and producer. Arquette was known for playing J.D. Pickett on the television series, The Waltons, ...more
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Mary Elizabeth McDonough... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Waltons Cast List
The Waltons
Mary Elizabeth McDonough (born May 4, 1961), sometimes credited as Mary Beth McDonough, is an American actress and writer, best known for her role as Erin Walton on The Waltons from 1972 to
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Helen Kleeb is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Waltons Cast List
Harrigan and Son, Vanished (1971)
Helen Kleeb (January 6, 1907 – December 28, 2003) was an American film and television actress. In a career covering nearly 50 years, she may be best known for her role from 1972 to 1981 as Miss ...more
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Michael Learned is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Waltons Cast List
The Waltons, Living Dolls, Roots: The Gift
Michael Learned (born April 9, 1939) is an American actress, known for her role as Olivia Walton in the long-running CBS drama series The Waltons (1972–1981). She has won the Primetime Emmy ...more
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Peggy Rea is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Waltons Cast List
The Waltons, Step by Step, The Dukes of Hazzard
Peggy Jane Rea (March 31, 1921 – February 5, 2011) was a Los Angeles-born American actress known for her many roles in television, often playing matronly characters.
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Ralph Waite is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Waltons Cast List
NCIS, Carnivàle, Roots
Ralph Waite (June 22, 1928 – February 13, 2014) was an American actor and political activist, best known for his role as John Walton, Sr. on The Waltons (1972–1981), which he occasionally ...more
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Jackie Earle Haley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Waltons Cast List
Human Target, Wait Till Your Father Gets Home, Valley of the Dinosaurs
Jack Earle Haley (born July 14, 1961) is an American actor. His earliest roles included Moocher in Breaking Away (1979) and Kelly Leak in The Bad News Bears (1976), The Bad News Bears in ...more
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Richard Thomas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Waltons Cast List
It, The Waltons, Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King
Richard Earl Thomas (born June 13, 1951) is an American actor. He is best known for his leading role as budding author John-Boy Walton in the CBS drama The Waltons, for which he won one Emmy ...more
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Jennifer Jason Leigh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Waltons Cast List
Hercules, Twitch City
Jennifer Jason Leigh (born Jennifer Leigh Morrow; February 5, 1962) is an American actress. She began her career on television during the 1970s before making her film breakthrough as Stacy ...more
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Robert Wightman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Waltons Cast List
The Waltons
Robert Wightman is an American actor perhaps best known for replacing Richard Thomas in the role of John-Boy Walton in the TV series The Waltons. He played the role beginning with the show's ...more
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Ronnie Claire Edwards is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Waltons Cast List
The Waltons, Sara, Just in Time
Ronnie Claire Edwards (February 9, 1933 – June 14, 2016) was an American actress, best known for playing Corabeth Walton Godsey on the TV series The Waltons.
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Will Geer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Waltons Cast List
The Love Boat, The Waltons
Will Geer (born William Aughe Ghere, March 9, 1902 – April 22, 1978) was an American actor and social activist, who was active in labor organizing and other movements in New York and Southern ...more