Jon Walmsley


‘The Waltons’ Star Jon Walmsley Sounds Off on How Original Cast’s Closeness is a ‘Rare Occurrence’

Classic TV shows of yesteryear feature many memorable families. Of all of them, none may be more beloved than The Waltons. The wholesome entertainment of the Walton family has entertained folks for decades. Even now, years and years on from its original run, it’s still wildly popular. So much so that the show is getting a new reboot film on the CW this week.

‘The Waltons’ Star Jon Walmsley Opened Up on Performing at Grand Ole Opry

Jon Walmsley is most widely known for his role in “The Waltons” as Jason Walton. The beloved family drama aired from 1972 until 1981. During the 40 years since the show’s original television run came to an end, Walmsley has reportedly spent a lot of his time focused on his musical career. In fact, the now 65-year-old Walmsley has played with some very big names over the years. For example, during the 1980s he played with Richard Marx.

‘The Waltons’: Judy Norton Reveals if Jason Actor Jon Walmsley Kept the Recorder He Played in ‘The Gift’

Actress Judy Norton of “The Waltons” lets people know if actor Jon Walmsley actually kept a recorder he played on a powerful episode. In “The Gift,” Jason Walton, played by Walmsley, receives a recorder as a gift from his friend Seth Turner, played by Ron Howard. Well, Turner is dying from leukemia and wants to teach Jason how to play it before he dies.

‘The Waltons’: Why Grandma Actress Ellen Corby ‘Adopted’ Jon Walmsley as Her Grandson

The family on “The Waltons” was so close, it’s hard to believe that they weren’t really related. Nevertheless, the cast truly was just a group of actors pretending to be family for the show. However, there were two actors that decided to “adopt” each other into their own real-life families. Ellen Corby, who played Grandma Walton and Jon Walmsley who played Jason on the show, became very close while acting together.

Ellen Corby ''adopted'' Jon Walmsley as her grandson

Most grandparents don't play favorites, but it's clear who Grandma's favorite Walton kid was. When "Grandma Comes Home" from the hospital on The Waltons, it was also a recovery for the actor Ellen Corby, who played Grandma and had previously suffered a stroke. The whole family was glad to have...

‘The Waltons’: Jason Actor Jon Walmsley Explained Regrets for Not Keeping More Mementos from Show

Jon Walmsley is best-known by TV viewers for playing Jason Walton on “The Waltons.” His life, though, led him to live in Great Britain. Walmsley, in real life, is a stellar musician. He played Jason for nine seasons on the CBS family drama. When the show ended, though, it was over for him. Getting little trinkets from the set for reminders weren’t important to him at that time.

‘The Waltons’: Jason Actor Jon Walmsley Voiced Main Character in Iconic Disney Movies

It might come as a surprise to many that a star of “The Waltons” happened to be the voice of a character in some of your favorite Disney movies. If you’ve ever watched “Winnie the Pooh” films, then you know that Pooh has got a human sidekick named Christopher Robin. Jon Walmsley, who played Jason Walton in “The Waltons” for nine seasons, provided Robin’s voice.

‘The Waltons’: Jason Actor Jon Walmsley’s Real-Life Wedding to Onscreen Wife Was Officiated by Costar

When The Waltons star Jon Walmsley got married, his large, on-screen family was as much part of his wedding as his own blood relatives. This was back in 1979. Jon Walmsley, who played Jason on the show, married Lisa Harrison. Michael Learned, who played Olivia Walton, the mother of Jason and his six living siblings, hosted the reception at her Malibu home.

Jon Walmsley truly rocked at being a big brother on The Waltons

John-Boy may have been the writer in the Walton family, but Jason Walton was the musician. Across the series, we watched Jason perform in 43 episodes, and the actor who played the character, Jon Walmsley, contributed even more than that musically to the show. He also wrote songs used in...