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The Waltons: The Fighter

When a fighter comes to the Walton’s home looking for work, room and board, Olivia and Grandma aren’t happy when they learn he is a fighter. However, their view of him changes when they learn he plans to use his winnings to build a church for his congregation.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x3
Airdate: Thursday September 25th, 1975

Director: Ivan Dixon
Writer: Andy White

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Guest Stars
Cleavon LittleCleavon Little
As James Travis Clark
Dave ShelleyDave Shelley
As Sam Mumford
Erin BluntErin Blunt
As Jody Foster
James GammonJames Gammon
As Zack Rosswell
Lynn Hamilton (1)Lynn Hamilton (1)
As Verdie Foster
Russ GrieveRuss Grieve
As Ring Announcer
Brett HadleyBrett Hadley
As Radio Announcer Billy Walker
Charles PicerniCharles Picerni
As Sparring Partner
Gary MclargyGary Mclargy
As Comet Kid
Jimmy NickersonJimmy Nickerson
As Iron Mike
Martin St. JudgeMartin St. Judge
As Church Elder
Zachary CharlesZachary Charles
As Ben Rafferty


When James Travis Clark, a fighter from a nearby city comes to Walton's Mountain looking for work, room and board, Olivia and Grandma are not impressed at his aspirations for becoming a boxer. However, upon talking to him more, they learn that he is only fighting to raise money to build a church for his congregation. ..

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Episode Notes
Cleavon Little, who played James Travis Clark in this episode appeared in the original TV movie The Homecoming as preacher Hawthorne Dooley.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEarl Hamner, Jr.
Executive ProducerEarl Hamner, Jr.
Warning: The Waltons season 4 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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