David W. Harper - Updated Jul 2024

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David W. Harper

David W. Harper is an actor from the United States. David W. Harper is best known for his role as Jim Bob Walton on the NBC television series “The Waltons.”

Early Life

On the 4th of October 1961, David W. Harper was born in Abilene, Texas, the United States. His birth name is David William Harper and holds American nationality. He has a birth sign Libra and he is currently 62 years old. Moreover, he belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity while his religious belief is still unknown.

Meanwhile, he has not shared anything regarding his parents, siblings, and childhood life. However, he moved to California in 1969. In the coming days, he might provide information about his family members.

David W. Harper – Education

Similarly, this actor has not revealed his school, college, and qualifications. However, he seems to be a well-educated person and might have earned a degree in the acting field.

Professional Career

David W. Harper made his acting debut in the 1971 TV movie “The Homecoming: A Christmas Story.” He played the role of Jim Bob, the second-youngest of seven siblings,  in that TV movie. Later, the film was turned into the television series “The Waltons” in the year 1972. Where he reprised his role and remained with the series throughout its nine-season run.

David W. Harper

Caption: The NBC television series, The Waltons (Source: Garden & Gun)

During this period, David W. Harper also appeared in a couple of television series and miniseries such as “Walking Tall” (1977) and “The Blue and the Gray” (1982) respectively.  In 1985, he appeared the neo-noir comedy thriller film “Fletch” where he played the role of a teenager while the movie was directed by Michael Ritchie.

Some of his other TV movie credits include “A Wedding on Walton’s Mountain” (1982), “Mother’s Day on Walton’s Mountain” (1982), “A Day for Thanks on Walton’s Mountain” (1982), “A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion” (1993), “A Walton Wedding” (1995), and “A Walton Easter” (1997).

He made an appearance in “A Walton’s Family Reunion” in 2010 playing himself. Since his final appearance in the “The Waltons” television special, Harper has not been seen acting on television. He did, however, make an appearance in the 2002 television documentary “After They Were Famous” as well as on “The Today Show” as recently as 2011.

David W. Harper – Net Worth 2024

Harper’s estimated net worth is around $100,000, based on data from Celebrity Net Worth. His earnings and salary have not yet been made public, though.

Relationship Status

David W. Harper is not married and is not in a relationship right now. He always avoided talking about his personal when he got interviewed. Harper has not disclosed any details about his past and present relationships. In addition, he seems to be single at the moment.

Harper has consistently kept his personal life private. The celebrity avoids rumors and has been working without creating any sort of controversy.

Body Measurements

David W. Harper

Caption: David W. Harper attends the 40th anniversary of “The Waltons” in Los Angeles, California (Source: AmoMama)

This American actor has a pair of hazel eyes with light brown hair color. However, his other body measurements such as height, weight, chest size, and dress size, are still under review.

Social Media

On websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, David W. Harper is not formally present. He doesn’t seem to want to be in the spotlight.