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David W. Harper
Born October 4, 1961 (1961-10-04) (age 48)
Abilene, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor

David W. Harper (born October 4, 1961, in Abilene, Texas) is an American actor.

Harper is most noted for the role of Jim Bob (James Robert) Walton, which he first portrayed in the 1971 movie The Homecoming: A Christmas Story, and subsequently in the series The Waltons. Apart from appearing in the later "Waltons" movies, he seems to have given up his acting career, although he does make personal appearances at "Waltons" functions.




  • The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)
  • The Waltons (1972-1981)
  • Walking Tall: Final Chapter (1977)


  • A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain (1982)
  • The Blue and the Gray (1982)
  • Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain (1982)
  • A Wedding on Walton's Mountain (1982)
  • Fletch (1985)
  • 3:15 (1986)


  • A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993)
  • A Walton Wedding (1995)
  • A Walton Easter (1997)

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