Richard Thomas (actor)

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Richard Thomas (actor) : biography

June 13, 1945 –

2000s

  • Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (2000)
  • Flight of the Reindeer (2000)
  • In the Name of the People (2000)
  • Wonder Boys (2000)
  • The Christmas Secret (2000)
  • Bloodhounds Inc. (2000)
  • Just Cause (2001)
  • The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2001)
  • Beyond the Prairie, Part 2:
  • The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (2002)
  • Anna’s Dream (2002)
  • CBS at 75 (2003)
  • Oprah (2003)
  • TV Land Moguls (2004)
  • The Tony Danza Show (2005)
  • Broadway: The Next Generation (2006)
  • Twelve Angry Men (2006)
  • Wild Hearts (2006)
  • Mercedes-Benz (2006, 2010) (TV commercial) (voice)
  • BB&T Bank (2006) (TV and radio commercials) (voice)
  • Annie’s Point (2005)
  • Taking Woodstock (2009) as Reverend Don Darren Pettie
  • Law & Order (episode: "Dignity") (2009)
  • Race (2009–2010)

2010s

  • The Beaver (2010)
  • Prudential (2010) (TV commercial) (voice)
  • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (2010–2011) Hallmark Movie
  • Time After Time (2011) Hallmark Movie
  • Rizzoli & Isles (episode: "Rebel Without a Pause") (2011)
  • The Americans, FX Network spy drama. FBI supervisor. Supprting cast. (2013)
  • Law and Order: SVU, (2013) (Episode: "Brief Interlude")

Producer

  • What Love Sees (1996) (co-producer)
  • Summer of Fear (1996) (co-executive producer)
  • For All Time (2000) (co-executive producer)
  • Camping with Camus (2000) (producer)

Director

  • The Waltons

Personal life

Thomas married Alma Gonzales on February 14, 1975. They had one son, Richard Francisco, born in 1976, and triplet daughters Barbara Ayala, Gweneth Gonzales and Pilar Alma, born August 26, 1981. They divorced in 1993.

Thomas married Georgiana Bischoff on November 20, 1994. They have one son, Montana James Thomas, born July 28, 1996. At the time she married Thomas, Bischoff had two daughters from previous marriages, Brooke Murphy and Kendra Kneifel. Daughter Kendra Kneifel has since changed her name to Kendra Thomas.

Early life

Thomas was born Richard Earl Thomas in New York, the son of Barbara (née Fallis) and Richard S. Thomas, in 1951. His parents were dancers with the New York City Ballet and owned the New York School of Ballet. He attended The Allen Stevenson School and the McBurney School in Manhattan. Thomas was seven when he made his Broadway debut in Sunrise at Campobello (1958) playing John Roosevelt, son of future U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.