‘The Waltons’: Jason Actor Jon Walmsley Explained Regrets for Not Keeping More Mementos from Show

by Joe Rutland

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.

Now he wishes that he’d taken a few things for himself. What did Walmsley get from the show?

Jon Walmsley Holds Memories From Time On ‘The Waltons’

“Just memories, and a few photos,” Walmsley said in a 2011 interview reprinted on Rockfish-river.com. “I never thought about collecting, although it would have been smart. Some of that stuff would be worth something now.”

His acting career is now in the rear-view mirror. Walmsley is totally focused on music and living in Cornwall, England.

“I don’t really get recognized as I changed my look a few years ago and now look quite different than on ‘The Waltons,'” Walmsley said in a 2019 interview with The Daily Mail.

“It’s an advantage for me, as I’m a real people-watcher. It’s an old acting habit. People tend to behave differently around a celebrity.”

Walmsley Was Voice Of Christopher Robin In ‘Pooh’ Movies

Before leaving his acting pursuits, though, did you know the British-born actor was the voice of Christopher Robin? When you watch a “Winnie the Pooh” movie from Disney, then you’ll hear Walmsley as the young sidekick to the honey-eating pooh bear.

Walmsley’s voice appears in “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day” from 1968 and “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” from 1977.

For those interested in “Pooh” trivia, character actor Sterling Holloway provided the voice for “Winnie the Pooh” in these movies.

Beyond “Pooh” and “The Waltons” work, Walmsley, while in the United States in the 1960s, appeared on TV shows like “Combat!”, “Daniel Boone,” “My Three Sons,” “Adam-12,” and “The Bill Cosby Show.”