Thomas, Richard

Name
Richard Thomas

Gender
Male

Bio

Richard starred in the award-winning series, The Waltons, for which he won an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a dramatic series. He has continued to star in series, films, plays and over 50 movies for television. His Broadway career began at age seven with 1958’s Sunrise at Campobello, and has continued with such shows as Fifth of July, The Seagull, The Front Page, Tiny Alice, Peer Gynt, Richard II, Richard III, Hamlet and The Stendhal Syndrome. Other stage credits include Broadway’s Democracy and A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, the national tour of the Broadway revival of 12 Angry Men, and Unusual Acts of Devotion by Terrence McNally. Recent projects include the Broadway production of David Mamet's Race; the Public Theater’s Timon of Athens (in the title role); and Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays for the Minetta Lane Theatre. He last appeared on Broadway in the Manhattan Theater Club revival of An Enemy of the People. Richard can currently be seen on the hit FX series The Americans. He also had starring roles on series such as Just Cause, It's a Miracle and Swiss Family Robinson. His television films include the Stephen King miniseries Nightmares and Dreamscapes; Stephen King’s It; 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; Anna’s Dream; Annie’s Point; Wild Hearts; and most recently the Hallmark Channel’s film Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. As a producer, Richard has worked on such television projects as What Love Sees and For All Time. Richard has appeared in such movies as The Wonder Boys, Battle Beyond the Stars, The Todd Killings, Last Summer, Winning, Red Sky at Morning, Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock and the forthcoming Anesthesia.