Jon Walmsley was born in Lancashire, England, on February 6, 1956. Before taking the part of Jason in The Homecoming and the series run of The Waltons, Jon provided the voice of Christopher Robin, in the Disney Winnie the Pooh movies.

Of course, Waltons fans would know that Jason is the musical one of the Walton family, and Jon is a talented musician himself, having played in a rock band following the run of The Waltons. After The Waltons ended, Jon also made a movie called Waiting to Act, in 1985. Apart from this and the other Waltons movies, Jon seems to have pursued a music career as opposed to an acting career.

Jon married Lisa Harrison, who played the role of Toni Hazleton in the series. Toni was Jason's girlfriend then fiancée in the series. By the time the movies of the 1990's came around, Toni and Jason had married and begun their family. In real life Jon and Lisa have a daughter, Brighton.


Judy Norton was born in Santa Monica, California, on January 29, 1958. She began acting as Mary Ellen Walton in 1971 with the movie The Homecoming and continued in this role when it was decided to continue on with the series of The Waltons.

During the run of the show, Judy Norton married, and until the end of the series, was billed as Judy Norton-Taylor. In 1979 she made a television movie called Valentine. She continued her role as Mary Ellen Walton, throughout the run of the series, as well as appearing in the special Waltons movies, made after the series ended. During the later Waltons movies, however, she has reverted to using her original name of Judy Norton, having dropped the Taylor part.

Although Judy is a very active Scientologist, she continues to remain in show business. She and her husband are a team, writing and producing shows for Dinner Theatre, and these are shown in Edmonton and Winnipeg. These have been going very well for the past few years for the couple.

Recently Judy has also filmed a mini series called Lost Daughter, as well as completing a guest spot on Millenium so life is obviously very full and busy for her.

Judy and her, Randy Apostle, have one son, Devin.