The Cast Of "Dallas": Where Are They Now
With 14 seasons and 357 episodes, Dallas took over television screens from 1978 to 1991. One of TIME'S "100 Best TV Shows of All-time," the series will celebrate its 39th anniversary next year. But where are the cast members now?
John Ross "J.R." Ewing
Actor Larry Hagman portrayed J.R. Ewing in every episode of the long-running series. He even reprised his role in multiple spin-offs. Following the end of the original "Dallas," Hagman was still acting, though only on occasion. He died of cancer in 2012.
Portrayed by Patrick Duffy, Bobby was known for his heart of gold and, of course, his murder that turned out to be a dream...after an entire season. Similarly to Hagman, Duffy took up his role again in spin-offs. He was also a regular on "The Bold and the Beautiful" and has had cameos in "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," "You Again," and "Party Down." Duffy and his wife, Carlyn, have been married for over 40 years. They have two sons and multiple grandchildren.
Sue Ellen Ewing
Played by Linda Gray, Sue Ellen was the vodka-drinking, affair-having wife to J.R. Following "Dallas," Gray was featured on the BBC series "Lovejoy." She's also graced many American television movies, and has guest starred on "The Bold and the Beautiful." Similarly to J.R. and Bobby, Sue Ellen returned to the newest spin-off, which ran from 2012 until 2014. Gray was married for over 20 years to Ed Thrasher, with whom she has two sons, as well as two grandsons. Gray remained close to cast member Hagman during his final days, calling him her best friend of 35 years.
Ellie Ewing FarlowMoviestore/REX/Shutterstock
The matriarch of the Ewing clan, Ellie was played by Oscar-nominee Barbara Bel Geddes. Retiring as soon as the show ended, Bel Geddes moved to Maine, working as a fine artist, crafting greeting cards, and writing children's books. She passed away in 2005.
Pamela Barnes Ewing
An outcast in her own family, Pamela was played by Victoria Principal. In addition to starring in TV movies, Principal's post-"Dallas" career has included establishing a charity for the environment, as well as involvement in multiple philanthropic endeavors.
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Known for stirring up problems between sons J.R. and Bobby, Jock was played by Jim Davis. Following Davis' cancer diagnosis during season four and subsequent passing in 1981, his character was written out shortly thereafter.
Charlene Tilton played Lucy, the family troublemaker. Following a stint as a pop artist, Tilton appeared in the 2012 spinoff, as well as in various TV movies. She competed on the series "Dancing on Ice" and appeared in the web series "DeVanity." Tilton also does work with foster carers.
Known for playing Jock Ewing's illegitimate child, Krebbs was played by Steve Kanaly, whose career dwindled a bit after the series. Since then, he became a series regular on "All My Children," reprised his role as Krebbs for a spin-off TV movie, and also appeared on "DeVanity." Like his costars, he has appeared in the 2012 remake.
J.R.'s rival was played by Meisner-trained, Ken Kercheval. In recent years, he's performed around the UK. Following the end of "Dallas," he, Duffy, and Gray have all been veterans of UK pantomimes. Kercheval is also a cancer survivor.
Donna Culver Krebbs
Susan Howard's guest role as Donna became an eight-year gig, ending in 1987. Since her time on the series, Howard has been active in conservative organizations. She's currently working with the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Farlow's character was played by Howard Keel. After the series ended, he and wife, Judy, were active in events in their community. He received a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars, in 1996. Keel had four children and passed away in 2004. His ashes were scattered amongst locations in England and Italy, his favorite places.
The King's ex-wife was on Dallas for five years as Jenna Wade. Priscilla Presley and Marco Garibaldi ended their relationship of more than 20 years in 2006. She has co-produced films such as "Finding Graceland" and appeared in "Melrose Place" and "Spin City." Presley is a Scientologist who advocates for anti-psychiatry, as part of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights.
Ellie Ewing Farlow
Bel Geddes had to take time off from "Dallas" for a season, during which Academy Award–winner Donna Reed replaced her in the role of Ellie. Reed was fired once Bel Geddes signed back on for the subsequent season; Reed sued, citing breach of contract. She settled for $1 million out of court. Reed was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1985 and died in early 1986.
Dack Rambo played Jack Ewing in 51 episodes of "Dallas." After his role ended, he appeared in a few projects, including the series "Another World." Shortly after being diagnosed with HIV, Rambo retired. He died in 1994, following AIDS-related complications.
April Stevens Ewing
Played by Sheree J. Wilson, the character of April was written out of the show following her honeymoon with Bobby. Wilson still appeared in dream sequences during the final season. Following "Dallas," Wilson appeared in television films, an episode of "DeVanity," and worked as a producer. She was married to Paul DeRobbio for 13 years and she has two sons. She's also been active in multiple philanthropic causes.