Who is Logan Shroyer from The Waltons Thanksgiving 2022?

Rachael Grealish November 22, 2022
Who is Logan Shroyer from The Waltons Thanksgiving 2022?
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John-Boy will “find love” as The Waltons return for Thanksgiving, but who is actor Logan Shroyer playing the iconic role in 2022?

Most people have something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving but if the name “John-Boy” sparks feelings of nostalgia, you’ll be thankful to know one of America’s most recognizable families is back for 2022.

A follow-up to November 2021’s well-watched The Waltons’ Homecoming, The CW’s latest revisit of the family drama from Earl Hamner Jr reunites the titular clan as they prepare for Thanksgiving 1934.

Watch the trailer below:

Who is Logan Shroyer?

Logan Shroyer is a 23-year-old from Torrance, California, who spent much of his childhood in Norman, Oklahoma, according to his IMDb.

The actor went to Redondo Union High School in Oklahoma but, after joining the cast of NBC family drama This Is Us, he started having to miss lessons and tests, Legit reports, as he had to travel to filming locations.

Shroyer then moved to Fusion Academy in Hermosa Beach, California, where he attained his GED.

Where you’ve seen Logan Shroyer before

The 23-year-old is best known for playing Kevin in hit show This Is Us. Shroyer appeared in a total of 92 episodes of the drama, which ran from 2016 to 2022.

While on the show he once explained he received his biggest support from co-star Milo Ventimiglia, who played his dad on the show.

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Shroyer told Today: “[Milo] was like, ‘Don’t wait by the phone. Keep life going. Travel, make experiences, continue growing your craft, and something will show up eventually if you stick through.’”

Logan has been in several other TV shows and movies including Nickelodeon TV series The Thundermans (2013) as Cole Campbell.

Who played John-Boy in The Waltons Thanksgiving before Shroyer

Shroyer stepped into the iconic role in 2021 when CW released November special The Waltons’ Homecoming. It was the first time he played John-Boy and, for his second foray, he prepped for the character by building more of a rapport with the actors playing his siblings.

He told California Live: “[John-Boy] has a big family so you’ve got the dynamic of all the kids and I’m just trying to build that rapport with them.

“In the first movie, we built that rapport and this time we just got to lean into the joking more because, when you mess around between takes, it carries on onto screen and that’s what we did – and people seem to like it. One of the classic things we did was rock/paper/scissor tournaments.”

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Shroyer is taking over from the original John-Boy, who was played by Richard Thomas. Thomas is narrating the new movie and Shroyer revealed he’d given him advice to do his “own thing.”

“He just told me to do my own thing and it was really freeing actually,” Shroyer explained. “I wasn’t going to try to mimic what he did anyway so he’s just been really supporting and encouraging the whole time.”

The Waltons Thanksgiving 2022 cast and expectations

The Waltons Thanksgiving special is set in the year 1934 and follows the family as they gather to celebrate Harvest Festival.

The Depression has taken a toll on everyone, including head of the family John Walton, played by The Flash‘s Teddy Sears. However, John Senior has found a way to provide for his family through the farm and by picking up odd jobs from the eccentric Baldwin Sisters, the synopsis reveals.

Shroyer also teased John-Boy was set to “find love” in the movie after California Live showed a clip of his character seemingly flirting.

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Rachael is the Senior Content Editor at Freshered. She is NCTJ qualified with an MA in journalism. Rachael has almost ten years experience as a journalist in regional, national and international press and is passionate about creating engaging content.