|Family|| Zebulon Walton (Father)|
Esther Walton (Mother)
Benjamin Walton (Brother)
Olivia Walton (Wife)
John Jr.Walton (Son)
Jason Walton (Son)
Ben Walton (Son)
James Robert Walton (Son)
Joseph Walton (Son)
Mary-Ellen Walton (Daughter)
Erin Walton (Daughter)
Elizabeth Walton (Daugther)
|Played By||Ralph Waite|
John Walton is the son of Zebulon Walton and Esther Walton, husband of Olivia Walton, and father to the Walton children. He and Olivia eloped when they were young, and have celebrated several anniversaries over the course of the series, their 25th being during Season 6.
John is not a church-going man, preferring instead to believe and worship in his own way.
He runs a lumber mill with his father Zeb, and has earned the reputation of being an honest, hard working, reliable, and kind man.
He is "Daddy" to his seven children, and they often turn to him for his kindly advice and support - and are often turned to him for a good spanking!
He also seems to have an impulsively romantic side to him, which is shown when he mentions taking his wife away on a honeymoon they could never afford when they were first married.
His one dream is to build another Walton home up on the mountain, to replace the one which burned down. He likes nothing better than to be up on the mountain whenever he can.