Richard Thomas entered the public’s heart starring in the Emmy® Award-winning series, “The Waltons.” He has continued to star in series, films, and plays and over 50 movies for television.
Thomas first entered Stephen King territory with his lead role in the miniseries Stephen King’s “IT.” He revisited this world in the 2006 miniseries “Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King.”
His other television movie and miniseries credits include “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “The Silence,” “The Red Badge of Courage,” “The Master of Ballantrae,” “Johnny Belinda,” “Berlin Tunnel 21,” “Living Proof: The Hank Williams Story,” “Hobson’s Choice,” “Roots: The Next Generation,” “Go Toward the Light,” “In the Name of the People,” “The Christmas Secret,” “The Miracle of the Cards,” “Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder” and “Anna’s Dream.” Thomas has starred in two Hallmark Channel Original Movies, “Annie’s Point” and “Wild Hearts.”
On the big screen, Thomas has appeared in such movies as “The Wonder Boys,” “Battle Beyond the Stars,” “The Todd Killings,” “Last Summer,” “Winning” and the Ang Lee feature “Taking Woodstock.”
Most recently, Thomas has been seen on such series as “Just Cause,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “It’s A Miracle” and “The Practice.” As a producer, Thomas has worked on such television projects as “Summer of Fear,” “What Love Sees” and “For All Time.”
On stage, he has been called “one of the leading classical actors of his generation” by Newsday. His Broadway career began at age 7 with 1958’s Sunrise at Campobello and has continued with shows such as Fifth of July, The Seagull, The Front Page, Tiny Alice, Peer Gynt, Richard II, Richard III, Hamlet, and The Stendhal Syndrome. Recent appearances include Broadway’s Democracy and A Naked Girl on the Apian Way, the national tour of the acclaimed Broadway revival of 12 Angry Men, and Unusual Acts of Devotion. He is currently appearing in the Broadway production of Race opposite David Alan Grier, James Spader and Kerry Washington.