What Happened to the Cast of the Waltons?


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Michael Learned is a theater and movie actress, and Richard Thomas is a television actor, as of 2015. John Walmsley composes and performs music, while Judy Norton continues to act in film and television.

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Michael Learned, who played Olivia Walton, appeared in the independent film "Afterlife" and has toured with a stage production of "Driving Miss Daisy." Richard Thomas (John-Boy), stars in the FX network series "The Americans." Judy Norton has appeared on Canadian television and the independent film "Finding Harmony," which she also wrote. Eric Scott, who portrayed Ben, owns a messenger service in Los Angeles, while Mary McDonough (Erin) is an author.

Ralph Waite, who played John Walton Senior, passed away in 2014 at age 85. Waite was also in the mini-series "Roots" and played recurring characters on the television series "Days of our Lives" and "NCIS." John Conley, who played the town storekeeper on "The Waltons," died in 2013 at the age of 85 after suffering from dementia during his final years. Will Geer, who played the grandfather of the Walton family, died in 1978 as the result of a respiratory illness. Ellen Corby, who portrayed the Walton family grandmother, passed away in 1999 of natural causes. She was 87 years old.

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