Can you guess what other shows these Waltons stars are on?

They were on sitcoms, sci-fi shows and Westerns both before and after their time on the family drama.

Though she had been acting for decades before being cast on The Waltons, Ellen Corby is most widely known as Grandma Esther. Same goes for Will Geer as Grandpa Zeb, Michael Learned as Olivia, and Ralph Waite as John Walton. Even some of the children acted on TV before landing their biggest roles.

Here are 10 times actors from The Waltons appeared on the small screen in something other than the beloved family series.

Can you guess what show they are on in these images?

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  1. Will Geer is here with Leonard Nimoy on which crime series?
  2. Richard Thomas played a German soldier in which made-for-TV war movie?
  3. Michael Learned played a tough frontier woman named Mike in which Western?
  4. What show is Mary Beth McDonough on here?
  5. Ellen Corby played a character's mother on which show?
  6. Here is Ralph Waite before he was John Walton on which 1960s Western?
  7. Before he was Ike Godsey, Joe Conley appeared here in an episode of...
  8. Here's Jon Walmsley in which police drama?
  9. Eric Scott appeared in an episode of which 1960s fantasy sitcom before The Waltons?
  10. Here is Judy Norton in which '90s sci-fi show?

Can you guess what other shows these Waltons stars are on?

Your Result...

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Irish 13 days ago
Missed the Richard Thomas question. Can't watch war movies.
EllisClevenger 13 days ago
You got 8 out of 10
Did you know all the answers or were you a little perplexed?
Missed #3 and #6
pidge 13 days ago
I played a cop on an episode of Ralph Waite’s short-lived series The Mississippi. Very nice man.
GregLemieux 16 days ago
10/10 Had to guess on a couple of them, but I guessed right.
JimMitchell 18 days ago
Loved the episodes of St. Elsewhere with Michael Learned as a nun, trying to have another sister disconnected from life support after a car accident. Great show and very moving storyline. She was very convincing as a mother superior, even though she's so well-known for one role.
Robertp 19 days ago
0 out of 10. Didn’t really like the Waltons
FLETCH Robertp 16 days ago
0 is actually impressive
Lacey 19 days ago
9/10 which really surprised me. It was more detective work than actually seeing those episodes.
AllisonWunderland 20 days ago
7/10...I knew 5 of them for sure and the rest were guesses 🤷‍♀️😆
scp 20 days ago
Nine out of ten. I guessed wrong on Ralph Waite.
On Number 10 I've watched all three shows and I don't recall Norton's appearance. I was able to get it right mainly by elimination (the background was contemporary and the character she was talking to didn't look like they fit in one of the choices).
stephaniestavropoulos 20 days ago
For those of you who were watching Leave It To Beaver at 8:30, today, {11/3/20,}saw a couple of familiar characters running along the bottom of the screen, and those who have been begging, pleading, groveling for METV to show more cartoons...."Coming Soon: Tom & Jerry." It didn't say when, just that METV has heard all of your begging, pleading and groveling and your wish has been granted!
For complete info. on what is coming in January 2021 to METV, see the article on There will two hosted shows, an hour long one during the week, and reminiscent of the way Saturday a.m.'s used to be, a 3 hour block of both HB & WB cartoons, {HB & WB cartoons will also be shown during the week, if I understood the article correctly.}
One of the shows will be called "Toon In With Me."
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