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Dallas
Dallas
Premiere April 2, 1978
Finale May 3, 1991
Creator David Jacobs
Network CBS
Style 60-minute soap opera
Company Lorimar Television (seasons 1-9, 13-14)
Lorimar-Telepictures (seasons 10-12)
Seasons 14
Episodes 357 + 3 TV movies
Origin USA

Dallas was a long running primetime soap opera about the Ewings, a wealthy Texas family who made their money as oil barons. The series was most famous for its cliffhanger story line, "Who Shot J.R." and the use of the "it was all a dream" plot device to annul an entire season.

Although the series was an American drama, it was eventually translated into 90 languages and was one of the first television shows to be broadcast internationally. Incidentally, the series was broadcast in countries like Romania in hopes that it would convince people of the corruption that is capitalism.

The series also spawned a nearly as successful spin-off series, Knots Landing, and in 2012 a new Dallas series premiered.

Dallas was produced by Lorimar Television from Seasons One to Nine and again in the final two seasons, and by Lorimar-Telepictures from Seasons Ten to Twelve. Warner Bros. Television distributes the show.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Starring Cast
Barbara Bel Geddes Eleanor "Miss Ellie" Ewing Farlow 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13
Donna Reed 8
Jim Davis John Ross "Jock" Ewing, Sr. 1 2 3 4
Lesley-Anne Down Stephanie Rogers 13
Patrick Duffy Robert "Bobby" Ewing 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Kimberly Foster Michelle Stevens 13 14
Linda Gray Sue Ellen Ewing Lockwood 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14
Larry Hagman John Ross "J.R." Ewing, Jr. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Susan Howard Donna Culver Krebbs Dowling 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Steve Kanaly Raymond "Ray" Krebbs 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14
Howard Keel Clayton Farlow 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
George Kennedy Carter McKay 12 13 14
Ken Kercheval Clifford "Cliff" Barnes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Sasha Mitchell James Beaumont 13 14
Cathy Podewell Calpurnia "Cally" Harper Ewing 12 13 14
Morgan Fairchild Jenna Wade Marchetta Krebbs 2
Francine Tacker 3
Priscilla Presley 7 8 9 10 11
Victoria Principal Pamela "Pam" Barnes Ewing 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Margaret Michaels 12
Dack Rambo Jack Ewing 8 9 10
Barbara Stock Elizabeth "Liz" Adams 13 14
Charlene Tilton Lucy Ewing Cooper 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13
Sheree J. Wilson April Stevens Ewing 10 11 12 13 14
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Also Starring Cast
Colleen Camp Kristin Shepard 2
Mary Crosby 3 4 14
Randolph Powell Alan Beam 3 4
David Wayne Willard "Digger" Barnes 1 2
Keenan Wynn 3
Leigh J. McCloskey Mitchell "Mitch" Cooper 4 5 8 12
Susan Flannery Leslie Stewart 4
Jared Martin Steven "Dusty" Farlow 3 4 5 6 8 9 14
Audrey Landers Afton Cooper Van Buren 4 5 6 7 8 12 13
John Beck Mark Graison 6 7 9
Priscilla Pointer Rebecca Barnes Wentworth 4 5 6
Morgan Brittany Katherine Wentworth 5 6 7 8 11
Christopher Atkins Peter Richards 7
Timothy Patrick Murphy Michael "Mickey" Trotter 6 7
Jenilee Harrison Jamie Ewing Barnes 8 9 10
Deborah Shelton Mandy Winger 8 9 10
Steve Forrest Ben Stivers 9
Wes Parmalee 10
Barbara Carrera Angelica Nero 9
Marc Singer Matt Cantrell 9
Andrew Stevens Carswell "Casey" Denault, Jr. 11 12
Leigh Taylor-Young Kimberly Cryder 11 12
Karen Kopins Kay Lloyd 11 13
Jack Scalia Nicholas Pearce 11 14
Bert Remsen Harrison "Dandy" Dandridge 11
Beth Toussaint Tracey Lawton 12 13
Ian McShane Don Lockwood 12
William Smithers Jeremy Wendell 4 5 8 9 10 11 12
Alexis Smith Jessica Montford 7 13
Gayle Hunnicutt Vanessa Beaumont 12 13 14
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Donna Bullock Connie Brasher 1
Ann Ford 2
Nancy Bleier 2
Jeanna Michaels 2 3 4
Don Starr Jordan Lee 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Fern Fitzgerald Marilee Stone 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
James L. Brown Harry McSween 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Paul Sorenson Andy Bradley 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Sherril Lynn Rettino Jackie Dugan 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Meg Gallagher Louella Caraway Lee 2 3 4
Laurie Lynn Myers Charlotte "Charlie" Wade 2
Shalane McCall 7 8 9 10 11
George Petrie Harv Smithfield 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Tom Fuccello Dave Culver 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 13 14
Deborah Tranelli Phyllis Wapner 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Morgan Woodward Marvin "Punk" Anderson 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Tyler Banks John Ross Ewing, III 4 5 6
Omri Katz 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Deborah Rennard Sylvia "Sly" Lovegren 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Anne Lucas Cassie 5 6 7 8 9 10
Roseanna Christiansen Teresa 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Danone Simpson Kendall Chapman 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Eric Farlow Christopher Ewing 6 7 8
Joshua Harris 9 10 11 12 13 14
Alice Hirson Mavis Anderson 6 7 10 11
Lois Chiles Holly Harwood 6 7
Charles Escamilla Raoul 6
Tony Garcia 7 8 9 10 11 12
William Marquez 14
Pat Colbert Dora Mae 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Barry Jenner Jerry Kenderson 7 8 9
Deborah Marie Taylor Debbie 11 12 13 14

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One April 2, 1978 April 30, 1978 5
Season Two September 23, 1978 April 6, 1979 24
Season Three September 21, 1979 March 21, 1980 25
Season Four November 7, 1980 May 1, 1981 23
Season Five October 9, 1981 April 9, 1982 26
Season Six October 1, 1982 May 6, 1983 28
Season Seven September 30, 1983 May 18, 1984 30
Season Eight September 28, 1984 May 17, 1985 30
Season Nine September 27, 1985 May 16, 1986 31
Season Ten September 26, 1986 May 15, 1987 29
Season Eleven September 25, 1987 May 13, 1988 30
Season Twelve October 28, 1988 May 19, 1989 26
Season Thirteen September 22, 1989 May 11, 1990 27
Season Fourteen November 2, 1990 May 3, 1991 23

Telefilms

Title Network Airdate
The Early Years CBS March 23, 1986
J.R. Returns CBS November 15, 1996
War of the Ewings CBS April 24, 1998

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First and Second Seasons August 24, 2004 4 purchase
The Complete Third Season August 9, 2005 5 purchase
The Complete Fourth Season January 24, 2006 4 purchase
The Complete Fifth Season August 1, 2006 5 purchase
The Complete Sixth Season January 30, 2007 5 purchase
The Complete Seventh Season July 31, 2007 5 purchase
The Complete Eighth Season February 12, 2008 5 purchase
The Complete Ninth Season July 15, 2008 4 purchase
The Complete Tenth Season January 13, 2009 3 purchase
The Complete Eleventh Season April 21, 2009 3 purchase
The Complete Twelfth Season January 19, 2010 3 purchase
The Complete Thirteenth Season April 16, 2010 3 purchase
The Complete Final Season January 18, 2011 5 purchase
The Movie Collection April 12, 2011 2 purchase
Complete Series
Complete Seasons 1-14 April 12, 2011 57 purchase

External Sites