Ben Walton is named after his uncle Benjamin. He is the industrious entrepreneur of the family. He is always itching to break out on his own and make his mark. He has delivered magazines door to door. He helped John-Boy publish the Blue Ridge Chronicle (Actor Eric Scott has admitted that this was the best way to get more screen time). He has sold used cars and although he was regularly involved with his father's mill he worked for a competing lumber company when not seeing eye to eye with his father. Other jobs and business ideas include selling seedlings, furs, & molasses and he worked for a short spell in a Norfolk factory. In "The Obstacle" (s7-ep14) he put together a song and dance routine with Ike Godsey. Actor Joe Conley has said that Ben Walton was more Godsey than Walton.
Featured storylines: "The Thanksgiving Story" (s2-ep10), "The Triangle" (s2-ep14),
Born: October 20, 1958
Eric Scott is another child actor who would move on from television to build another successfull career outside of the acting business. For years he worked his way up from driver to eventually own the courior company Chase Messenger Service in Sherman Oaks, California. Eric lost his second wife Theresa Fargo and the mother to his first daughter Ashley to leukemia in 1992. Nine years later he married Cynthia (Cindy) Ullman Wolfen whom he met in grief councilling. They both had a daughter and son together. Eric is a regular attendee at Walton reunions. His fun, good natured and charming personality always leaves his fans wanting more.
Did you know: Eric Scott and Joe Conley recorded a music album together and took a song and dance act on the road.
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