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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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Barbara Bel Geddes Miss Ellie Ewing Farlow * * * * * * * * * * * *
Donna Reed *
Jim Davis Jock Ewing * * * *
Lesley-Anne Down Stephanie Rogers *
Patrick Duffy Bobby Ewing * * * * * * * * o * * * * *
Kimberly Foster Michelle Stevens * *
Linda Gray Schue Ellen Ewing Lockwood o * * * * * * * * * * * o
Larry Hagman J.R. Ewing * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Susan Howard Donna Culver Krebbs Dowling o o o * * * * * *
Steve Kanaly Ray Krebbs o * * * * * * * * * * * o
Howard Keel Clayton Farlow o o o o * * * * * * *
George Kennedy Carter McKay o * *
Ken Kercheval Cliff Barnes o o * * * * * * * * * * * *
Sasha Mitchell James Beaumont * *
Cathy Podewell Calpurnia "Cally" Harper Ewing o * *
Morgan Fairchild Jenna Wade Marchetta Krebbs o
Francine Tacker o
Priscilla Presley o * * * *
Victoria Principal Pam Barnes Ewing * * * * * * * * * *
Margaret Michaels o
Dack Rambo Jack Ewing o o *
Barbara Stock Liz Adams o *
Charlene Tilton Lucy Ewing Cooper * * * * * * * * o * *
Sheree J. Wilson April Stevens Ewing o o * * *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Also Starring Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Colleen Camp Kristin Shepard o
Mary Crosby * * *
Randolph Powell Alan Beam * *
David Wayne Willard "Digger" Barnes o o
Keenan Wynn *
Leigh J. McCloskey Mitchell "Mitch" Cooper * * * o
Susan Flannery Leslie Stewart *
Jared Martin Dusty Farlow o o * * * * *
Audrey Landers Afton Cooper Van Buren o o * * * * *
John Beck Mark Graison * * *
Priscilla Pointer Rebecca Barnes Wentworth o o *
Morgan Brittany Katherine Wentworth o o * * *
Christopher Atkins Peter Richards *
Timothy Patrick Murphy Michael "Mickey" Trotter o *
Jenilee Harrison Jamie Ewing Barnes * * *
Deborah Shelton Mandy Winger * * *
Steve Forrest Ben Stivers *
Wes Parmalee *
Barbara Carrera Angelica Nero *
Marc Singer Matt Cantrell *
Andrew Stevens Carswell "Casey" Denault, Jr. * *
Leigh Taylor-Young Kimberly Cryder * *
Karen Kopins Kay Lloyd * *
Jack Scalia Nicholas Pearce * o
Bert Remsen Harrison "Dandy" Dandridge *
Beth Toussaint Tracey Lawton * *
Ian McShane Don Lockwood *
William Smithers Jeremy Wendell o o o o o o *
Alexis Smith Jessica Montford o *
Gayle Hunnicutt Vanessa Beaumont o o *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Donna Bullock Connie Brasher *
Ann Ford *
Nancy Bleier *
Jeanna Michaels * * *
Don Starr Jordan Lee * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Fern Fitzgerald Marilee Stone * * * * * * * * * * * *
James L. Brown Harry McSween * * * * * * * * * *
Paul Sorenson Andy Bradley * * * * * * * * *
Sherril Lynn Rettino Jackie Dugan * * * * * * * * * * * *
Meg Gallagher Louella Caraway Lee * * *
Laurie Lynn Myers Charlotte "Charlie" Wade *
Shalane McCall * * * * *
George Petrie Harv Smithfield * * * * * * * * * * * *
Tom Fuccello Dave Culver * * * * * * * * *
Deborah Tranelli Phyllis Wapner * * * * * * * * * * *
Morgan Woodward Marvin "Punk" Anderson * * * * * * * *
Tyler Banks John Ross Ewing, III * * *
Omri Katz * * * * * * * *
Deborah Rennard Sly Lovegren * * * * * * * * * *
Anne Lucas Cassie * * * * * *
Roseanna Christiansen Teresa * * * * * * * * *
Danone Simpson Kendall Chapman * * * * * * * * *
Eric Farlow Christopher Ewing * * *
Joshua Harris * * * * * *
Alice Hirson Mavis Anderson * * * *
Lois Chiles Holly Harwood * *
Charles Escamilla Raoul *
Tony Garcia * * * * * *
William Marquez *
Pat Colbert Dora Mae * * * * * * * *
Barry Jenner Jerry Kenderson * * *
Deborah Marie Taylor Debbie * * * *
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 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 Airdate
CBS
The Early Years March 23, 1986
J.R. Returns November 15, 1996
War of the Ewings April 24, 1998

In-Depth

DVD Releases

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

External Sites