Before Judy Norton-Taylor landed the role of Mary Ellen Walton on ” The Waltons,” she was a novice actress without much experience. Judy started learning and practicing Scientology from the young age of 13. She subsequently became a minister in the church.
The oldest daughter of the family is Mary Ellen. She was a tomboy that loved playing baseball. As the series went on, Mary Ellen became a wise woman who worked toward obtaining her nursing degree and eventually became a doctor. From a tomboy to a doctor, Mary Ellen’s character was an inspiration.
Jon Walmsley - Then
Before John Walmsley was cast as Jason Walton on "The Waltons," he voiced Christopher Robin's Winnie the Pooh cartoons. Although John-Boy and Jason Walton have very different personalities, the two brothers have a very close relationship.
In the show, Jason is passionate about music and enjoys composing music on the piano, guitar, and harmonica. In season three of the series, he studies at the Kleinberg Conservatory of Music. He also starts working at a honky-tonk tavern, playing the piano.
Jon Walmsley - Now
After finishing his long run on the show, Walmsley has put his energy towards his music career. He has composed music for " 8 Simple Rules ," " 7th Heaven ," and " Secret Life of the American Teenager ."
Throughout his time as a composer and musician, he has worked with several big musicians, including David Koz, Peter and Gordon, Merle Haggard, Richard Marx, Strawberry Alarm Clock, and co-founder of The Beach Boys, Al Jardine.
Judy Norton Taylor - Now
After The Waltons ended, Judy Norton Taylor turned to the stage. She went north of the border and directed more than 40 different shows for two theater companies in Canada. Like her sibling on the show, she had a love for music, so she rekindled it and made a demo at one point.
In 1985, she posed for Playboy in an attempt to shed her wholesome "family" image. Today, she is married to her husband Robert Graves and has one son, Devin.
Eric Scott - Then
Eric Scott's most well-known role to date was as fifth-born child Ben Walton on The Waltons. His parents named him Eric Scott in honor of his uncle, who was killed in WWI. Ben often gets into trouble, especially due to his money-making ventures. John-Boy or his father has to come to his aid to bail him out.
Ben ends up marrying Cindy Brunson, and they have two children together, a daughter Virginia, and a son, Charles, who is born in the second reunion movie.