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‘The Waltons’ Homecoming’: 5 Things You Need To Know About Richard Thomas and the Cast

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The television film also features Ben Lawson, Bellamy Young and Logan Shroyer in central roles

The holiday season is just around the corner and the networks have started announcing projects to make the season even better for their fans. The coming weeks are going to be healthy for people around the world, so there’s no reason to suspect The CW is planning on bringing one of the healthiest shows back to screen.

The Waltons are making a screen comeback as the network comes out with a reboot of the iconic series titled “The Waltons’ Homecoming”. The show will have a premise closer to the original 1970 series, revolving around the Waltons who lived in Virginia during the Depression-era 1933, and is put through the eyes of 17-year-old John Boy (Logan Shroyer) oldest child of. tells John (Ben Lawson) and Olivia Walton (Bellamy Young).

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Ben Lawson as John Walton Sr.

Born in Queensland, Australia, Ben Lawson began his acting career in his home country and appeared in several stage shows. In 1993 Lawson received his very first acting role on television with the show “Time Trax”. He was only 13 years old at the time and had received praise for his acting. Since then he has worked on numerous projects and has received a lot of recognition.

One of his first major acting roles came in the Australian series “Neighbors”. The 2006 series ran for 2 years and Lawson played the role of Frazer Yeats for 188 episodes. On the other hand, he had a supporting role in the hit film “No String Attached” from 2011, in which Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis were also seen in central roles.

Lawson recently starred as Lachlan Murdoch in the 2019 film “Bombshell”.

Bellamy Young as Olivia Walton

Bellamy Young was born on February 19, 1970 and is currently one of the best talents in the business and has been part of various hit projects. Young began her acting career in the theater and played several stage shows before making his television debut in 1995 on the Another World series. On the other hand, she had cameo appearances on shows like “Law & Order” and “The X Files” to lay a strong foundation for her acting career.

In 2002 Young got the chance to work with Mel Gibson in the film We Were Soldiers. However, her greatest acting role came in 2006 when she starred alongside Tom Cruise in the blockbuster film Mission: Impossible III. After playing many supporting characters on numerous projects, Young’s moment of fame came in 2012 when she was cast as Melody “Mellie” Grant on “Scandal”. The actress won the 2014 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for “Scandal”.

Richard Thomas as himself

Richard Thomas is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors and has achieved numerous outstanding performances in a career spanning more than six decades. He made his debut in 1959 and made his feature film debut with “Winning” (1969). Thomas became internationally known for his portrayal of John “John-Boy” Walton, Jr. in the 1970s “The Waltons”. Thomas won an Emmy for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series in 1973.

He was also nominated for Best Actor (Drama) at the Golden Globes in 1974 and 1975.

Since then he has been part of projects such as ‘Fifth of July’, ‘Final Jeopardy’, ‘A Walton Wedding’, ‘The Americans’, ‘Billions’ and ‘Tell Me Your Secrets’.

Logan Shroyer as John Boy

Shroyer has been part of the industry since 2013 and has worked on multiple projects. He made his acting debut in the TV movie “Westside” (2013) and has appeared in TV shows such as “The Thundermans” and “Speechless”. In 2016 he got his first major acting role in the award-winning series “This is Us”. The actor plays the role of Kevin on the show and will also appear on the show’s final season.

A relatively new name in the industry, Christian Finlayson began his acting career in 2018 with the film “A Dark Place”. Later that year, he starred opposite Jack Black in the film “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” and was recognized for his acting. Since then the actor has worked on several high-end projects such as “The Gifted”, “Brightburn” and “Ozark”.

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