Created y Earl Hammer Jr., The Waltons first hit airwaves on December 19, 1971. The show debuted on CBS as a movie and ending up running for ten years. NBC then picked up the rights to The Waltons and produced six more TV movies.
Without question, the lives of this Virginian family living through the depression left an indelible mark on audiences and a legacy that still endures today. Join us as we take a look at some of the most interesting behind-the-scenes facts about The Waltons, including where the cast is today!
Then – Jon Walmsley
Jon Walmsley played Jason Walton, another character who evolved quite a bit during the series run. Portrayed as having a close bond with John Boy despite their different interests, Jason was first introverted until he discovered a love for music.
By the seventh season of the show, Jason was married with a family of his own. Before being cast in The Waltons, Walmsley worked on several other shows, making his debut in 1966 in Combat! on ABC.