What happened to the Waltons? What about their lives?

As we all know the Waltons was an American TV series that captivated several viewers. Earl Hammer Jr. was the creator of this series.This family from Virginia in the United States was the main theme of the series, they struggled every day to overcome the hard times of World War II.
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This series is based on the years 1933 to 1946 and it shows the facts of a daily family of that time. Next, we’ll see what happened to the actors and protagonists of this series after the series was finished.

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JON WALMSLEY

This actor (Jon Walmsley) came from England and played many roles before playing Jason Walton in the series and was a close young man with the family; he was the son of John and Olivia. In the beginning of the series this character had the quality of being a little shy and with time he became a little more social and graceful. After being in the series for a long time, I already had a well-established and well-organized family.

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The life of this actor changed from the stage; he went from acting to being the guitarist of the band The Ravers. From the beginning this actor had a great love for music and decided to fulfill his dream by entering the world of music. Nowadays he plays classic British rock music.

RICHARD THOMAS

This actor was born in Manhattan and in his childhood he performed in A Doll’s House at the age of 8. He plays John Walton Jr. or better known as John-Boy, the eldest son of John and Olivia. This actor wanted to become a writer and author, but had to join the army; still, he was able to serve as a military writer in his service.

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Richard had several talents, including director and producer, he produced 4 movies and his stay in the series served to make him known and could get more television contracts. He acted as Franl Gaad in The Americans and participated in the Broadway revival of The Little Foxes in 2017. Her love life began formally in 1975 and in 1981 she had her triplet daughters.

ERIC SCOTT

He plays Benjamin or “Ben” Walton on the show. Eric was born in Los Angeles, California, USA on October 20, 1958. Ben was the problem child, getting into trouble unexpectedly. It was always his father or brother who rescued him when he was in trouble because he wanted to get rich quickly.

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When the series ended, Erick Scott left his acting life to pursue a career in business. After a while he became a vice president at a courier company in Los Angeles. He is currently married, with his wife Cynthia Ullman Wolfen having a boy and two girls.

MARY BETH McDONOUGH

This beautiful actress was born in Van Nuys, California, USA on May 4, 1961. She acted as Erin Esther Walton in the series. She started in the series as a worker, then as an executive manager and then as a school principal. She was the second daughter in the family and always fought with her older sister.

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At the end of the series I continue to perform in various other programs. She married her last husband on June 4, 2011. She is an actress and writer.

JUDY NORTON TAYLOR

Judy was born in Santa Monica, California, USA on January 29. She played Mary Ellen Walton in the series in 1971. She was the eldest daughter of the family, in the beginning of the series she proved to be a crybaby and with time she matured as a woman who worked and fought to be a doctor; but before being a doctor she was a nurse. She also liked baseball and was a role model.

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She is currently an actress and writer and is married to Robert Graves. They became engaged on August 11, 2002 and together they have a son named Devin. What they don’t know much about, She was loved music.

DAVID W. HARPER

This actor came into the world on October 4, 1961 in Abilene, Texas. In the series he played one of the youngest male children in the family. This actor was one of the actors who acted throughout the series (9 seasons).

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This actor followed his acting career for a significant time. There came a time in his life when he wanted to train at a business school and since then he has not been involved in the film industry.

KAMI COTLER

Born in Long Beach, California on June 17, 1965. She played Elizabeth Walton since her childhood, playing the youngest of the family; showing the course of her growth during the series. This girl was somewhat outgoing and very active.

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After the show. Kami determined that she would not continue acting, becoming a teacher. She is currently married to Kim Howard and they have two children. 

RALPH WAITE

He was born on June 22, 1928 in White Plains, New York. During his youth he had different jobs; but at the age of 30 he decided to study acting and from there he started his best career.

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Ralph had three wives and two daughters from his first marriage. He died at age 85, on February 13, 2014 in Palm Desert, California.

ELLEN CORBY

He was born on June 3, 1911 in Raine, Winsconsin. I play Esther Walton, John’s mother and the family’s grandmother in the series. Something unexpected came up in the middle of this series; the grandmother had to take some time off from the show because she suffered a stroke in 1977; however, she returned with to record one more series.

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Ellen died of natural causes at the age of 87 on April 14, 1999, and was widely recognized for her role in the highly acclaimed series. What few know is that Ellen was a lesbian and lived with her partner from 1953 until Ellen’s death in 1999. Her partner’s name was Stella Luchetta.

MICHAEL LEARNED

This actress played Olivia Walton on the show. She was born on April 9, 1939 in Washintong, DC. Her great performance as Olivia would win her 3 Emmy Awards and helped her become a famous actress in the acting world.

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A curious fact to highlight about this actress is that she was an alcoholic, a behavior that would not go along with the role I play in the series. She had 4 husbands and from her first marriage she has 3 children.

WILL GEER

This actor played Zebulon Tyler (Zeb) Walton, one of the oldest characters in the series, although his participation only lasted until the 6th season. Geer was born in Frankfort, Indiana.

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Will died on April 22, 1978 in Los Angeles, California due to a respiratory illness. He had 3 children with his only wife Herta Ware, his marriage lasted from 1938 to 1954. A secret of this character, is that he was gay; because while he had his marriage with Herta, Will saw and frequented other men. After meeting Harry Hay he became a gay rights advocate.

TOM BOWER

He was born in Denver, Colorado on January 3, 1938. Tom played Curtis Wilard in this series, but his time on the show was not as long-lasting as the other actors.

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Tom is now an actor and a producer. He won awards for his performances in different short films. He married Ursula Bower, has 4 grandchildren.