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During its 14 seasons on air, Dallas saw several characters passing by.
This list include Ewing relative appearing or mentioned in the series, and every other character with at least 10 credited appearances, including the 357 episodes of the series and the two reunion movies J.R. Returns and War of the Ewings. It does however not include the further lives of Gary and Val Ewing, as shown on spinoff series Knots Landing, nor does it include the characters of the 2012 sequel series which are listed here.
Characters portrayed by multiple actors have the most prominent one is listed in the table, with additional cast to be found in the notes.
Ewing family and relatives
Dallas began in 1978, as the setting of the more than three decades old Barnes/Ewing family feud was forever changed, following the surprise wedding of Bobby (youngest son of oil tycoon Jock Ewing and his wife Ellie) and Pamela (the alleged daughter of Digger Barnes, Ellie's teenage sweetheart and Jock's former business companion, turned arch-enemy).
During it run, the series came to focus on the Ewing family, its Dallas-based family company Ewing Oil, and the family home: the Southfork Ranch, located outside Dallas, in Braddock County. Eldest Ewing brother J.R., eventually became the series' main character, and the only one to appear in every episode.
|J.R. Ewing||Larry Hagman||359||Eldest son of Jock and Ellie.|
|Cliff Barnes||Ken Kercheval||345||Son of Digger.|
|Bobby Ewing||Patrick Duffy||329||Youngest son of Jock and Ellie.|
|Ellie Ewing Farlow||Barbara Bel Geddes||3281||Ewing family matriarch.|
|Sue Ellen Ewing||Linda Gray||310||First wife of J.R.|
|Ray Krebbs||Steve Kanaly||287||Illegitimate son of Jock.|
|Clayton Farlow||Howard Keel||266||Second husband of Ellie.|
|Pamela Barnes Ewing||Victoria Principal||2522||First wife of Bobby, half-sister of Cliff.|
|Lucy Ewing Cooper||Charlene Tilton||246||Granddaughter of Jock and Ellie.|
|Donna Culver Krebbs||Susan Howard||198||First wife of Ray.|
|Jenna Wade||Priscilla Beaulieu Presley||1473||Second wife of Ray.|
|April Stevens Ewing||Sheree J. Wilson||128||Second wife of Bobby.|
|Jock Ewing||Jim Davis||77||Ewing family patriarch.|
|Cally Harper Ewing||Cathy Podewell||71||Second wife of J.R.|
|Jack Ewing||Dack Rambo||51||Nephew of Jock, first husband of April.|
|Michelle Stevens||Kimberly Foster||50||Sister of April, second wife of Cliff.|
|James Beaumont||Sasha Mitchell||46||Illegitimate son of J.R., first husband of Michelle.|
1Including 24 episodes as portrayed by Donna Reed.
2Including 1 episode as portrayed by Margaret Michaels.
3Including 1 episode as portrayed by Morgan Fairchild and 2 episodes as portrayed by Francine Tacker.
|John Ross Ewing, III||Omri Katz||1911||Son of J.R. and Sue Ellen.|
|Christopher Ewing||Joshua Harris||1572||Adopted son of Bobby and Pamela.|
|Charlie Wade||Shalane McCall||1033||Daughter of Jenna.|
|Afton Cooper||Audrey Landers||85||Sister-in-law of Lucy.|
|Jamie Ewing Barnes||Jenilee Harrison||70||Sister of Jack, first wife of Cliff.|
|Katherine Wentworth||Morgan Brittany||56||Half-sister of Cliff and Pamela.|
|Mitch Cooper||Leigh McCloskey||46||Husband of Lucy, brother of Afton.|
|Rebecca Barnes Wentworth||Priscilla Pointer||44||Mother of Cliff, Pamela and Katherine.|
|Dave Culver||Tom Fuccello||35||Stepson of Donna.|
|Dusty Farlow||Jared Martin||34||Nephew of Clayton.|
|Kristin Shepard||Mary Crosby||304||Sister of Sue Ellen, biological mother of Christopher.|
|Mickey Trotter||Timothy Patrick Murphy||26||Cousin of Ray.|
|Lil Trotter||Kate Reid||17||Mother of Mickey, aunt of Ray.|
|Lisa Alden||Amy Stock||16||Biological aunt of Christopher.|
|Digger Barnes||Keenan Wynn||145||Father of Cliff, foster-father of Pamela, first husband of Rebecca.|
|Andrew Dowling||Jim McMullan||14||Third husband of Donna.|
|Vanessa Beaumont||Gayle Hunnicutt||13||Mother of James.|
|Don Lockwood||Ian McShane||13||Second husband of Sue Ellen.|
|Gary Ewing||Ted Shackelford||116||Middle son of Jock and Ellie, father of Lucy.|
|Jeff Farraday||Art Hindle||11||Biological father of Christopher, brother of Lisa.|
|Jessica Montford||Alexis Smith||11||Sister of Clayton, mother of Dusty.|
|Patricia Shepard||Martha Scott||10||Mother of Sue Ellen and Kristin.|
|Renaldo Marchetta||Daniel Pilon||9||First husband of Jenna, father of Charlie.|
|Valene Ewing||Joan Van Ark||8||Wife of Gary, mother of Lucy.|
|Debra Lynn Beaumont||Deborah Tucker||5||First wife of James.|
|Japhet Harper||Sherman Howard||5||Youngest brother of Cally.|
|Maggie Monahan||Sarah Cunningham||5||Sister of Digger.|
|Atticus Ward||John Larch||5||Father of Dusty.|
|Arlen Ward||John Larch||5||Twin brother of Atticus.|
|Arliss Cooper||Anne Francis||4||Mother of Mitch and Afton.|
|Boaz Harper||Cliff Potts||4||Oldest brother of Cally.|
|Amy Stevens||K Callan||4||Mother of April and Michelle.|
|Jimmy Beaumont||Chuckie Gravino||3||Son of James and Debra Lynn.|
|Pammie Cooper||Jenna Pangburn||37||Daughter of Afton and Cliff.|
|Amanda Ewing||Lesley Woods||28||First wife of Jock.|
|Amos Krebbs||William Windom||2||Foster-father of Ray.|
|Jimmy Monahan||James Canning||29||Son of Maggie.|
|Harrison Van Buren, III||Andrew Prine||2||Husband of Afton.|
|Luanne Culver||Alba Francesca||1||Wife of Dave.|
|Sam Culver||John McIntire||1||First husband of Donna, father of Sam.|
|Linda Farlow||Melody Anderson||1||Wife of Dusty.|
|Ed Haynes||Robin Clarke||1||First husband of Pamela.|
|Hutch McKinney||William Watson||1||Biological father of Pamela.|
|Garrison Southworth||Gene Evans||1||Brother of Ellie.|
|Herbert Wentworth||John Martin||1||Second husband of Rebecca, father of Katherine.|
|Lucas Krebbs||unknown, uncredited, baby||Son of Jenna, biological son of Bobby, adopted son of Ray.|
|Margaret Krebbs||unknown, uncredited, baby||Daughter of Donna and Ray.|
|Unnamed boy||unknown, uncredited, baby||Son of Cally and J.R.|
1Including 38 episodes as portrayed by Tyler Banks.
2Including 44 episode as portrayed by Eric Farlow, and Chris Demetral's portrayal in J.R. Returns.
3Including 1 episode as portrayed by Laurie Lynn Myers.
4Including 2 episodes as portrayed by Colleen Camp.
5Including 4 episodes as portrayed by David Wayne.
6Including 2 episodes as portrayed by David Ackroyd.
7Including Deborah Kellner's portrayal in J.R. Returns.
8Including 1 episode as portrayed by Susan French.
9Including 1 episode as portrayed by Philip Levien.
Several Ewing relatives were mentioned in the series, but didn't appear on-screen - in most cases because they died prior to the series' beginning.
- Enoch Southworth. Grandfather of Ellie. Deceased.
- Aaron Southworth. Father of Ellie. Deceased.1
- Barbara Southworth. Mother of Ellie. Deceased.1
- Henry Barnes. Father of Digger. Deceased.
- Jason Ewing. Brother of Jock, father of Jack and Jamie. Deceased.1
- Nancy Ewing. Wife of Jason, mother of Jack and Jamie. Deceased.
- Margaret Krebbs. Mother of Ray, wife of Amos. Deceased.
- Amy Farlow. First wife of Clayton. Deceased.
- Henry Montford. Husband of Jessica. Deceased.
- Lucas Wade. Father of Jenna. Deceased.
- Jonas Culver. Uncle of Sam. Deceased.
- Deborah Culver. First wife of Sam, mother of Dave. Deceased.1
- Richard Beaumont. Husband of Vanessa, stepfather of James. Deceased.
- Tyler Barnes. Son of Digger and Rebecca. Deceased.
- Catherine Barnes. Daughter of Digger and Rebecca. Deceased.
1Aaron, Barbara, Jason, and Deborah all appeared in the prequel movie Dallas: The Early Years (portrayed Hoyt Axton, Marjie Rynearson, David Wilson, and Angie Bolling, respectively) alongside younger versions of Ellie, Jock, Digger, Sam, and several other characters.
|Carter McKay||George Kennedy||78|
|Liz Adams||Barbara Stock||26|
|Stephanie Rogers||Lesley-Anne Down||13|
1Including 3 episodes as portrayed by Donna Bullock, 2 episodes as portrayed by Ann Ford and 5 episodes as portrayed by Nancy Bleier.
2Including 3 episodes as portrayed by Charles Escamilla, and 3 episodes as portrayed by William Marquez.
Season 9 characters
Since the ninth season turned out to be a dream of Pamela's, none of the characters appearing exclusively during season nine can be said to existed within the Dallas fictional universe from season ten and on.
|Angelica Nero||Barbara Carrera||25|
|Grace Van Owen||Merete Van Kamp||17|
|Matt Cantrell||Marc Singer||12|