“The Waltons” was a television show that told the stories of three generations of one family. One of the actors who played one of the members of the younger generation on the beloved family drama was Jon Walmsley. He brought the character of Jason Walton to life. After “The Waltons”...
Why ‘The Waltons’ Star Jon Walmsley Thinks of ‘A Star is Born’ When Talking About New ‘Homecoming’ Movie
The Waltons star Jon Walmsley thinks of all the different renditions of A Star is Born when talking about the upcoming Waltons Homecoming movie on the CW. Walmsley played Jason Walton on the hit series. He is so excited about an upcoming reimagining of the hit 70s show. Of course,...
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.
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.
Fans of The Waltons have watched Jon Walmsley play music on the CBS family drama. In real life, he paid tribute to Merle Haggard. Walmsley, who played Jason Walton on the show, is a professional musician, too. This video of him performing the Haggard classic “Workin’ Man Blues” comes from...
Jon Walmsley classically portrayed Jason Walton on the beloved 1970s show “The Waltons” inspired by Earl Hamner Jr. The show lasted nine seasons and followed the lives of the Walton family through the Great Depression until World War II. Walmsley recently discussed what the show meant to him. Through the work, he realized, it inspired the lives of so many.
There was no drop-off after Jason Walton actor Jon Walmsley left “The Waltons,” and he launched a successful career as a blues musician. The 65-year-old Walmsley picked up his guitar and made a second career for himself. He went on to play all kinds of music over the years, including 1980s soft rocker Richard Marx.
‘The Waltons’: Jason Actor Jon Walmsley Spent ‘a Lot of Time’ Playing Guitar with Merle Haggard on Set
The Waltons actor Jon Walmsley, who played Jason on the show, spent a ton of time playing Guitar with Merle Haggard on set. Now, Walmsley is a musician himself and has traded in acting for music. In a recent interview, Walmsley discussed his time on set with the music legend and how that shaped his own music once he grew.
Jon Walmsley was only 15 years old when he landed the role of Jason Walton on the classic family drama The Waltons. That’s pretty young to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life. And when Walmsley finished out his nine-year run on the iconic series, he realized his true passion was in music.
‘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 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.
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...
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.
Jon Walmsley, the actor who played second-oldest brother Jason on “The Waltons,” has been living anonymously in Cornwall since October of 2018. Walmsley was actually born in Britain. His parents moved from Lancashire to California when Walmsley was a toddler, the Daily Mail reported in 2019. The actor and musician...
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.
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...