The saga of the wealthy Ewing family - patriarch Jock Ewing, who started Ewing Oil; Miss Ellie, his wife, and their three sons - J.R., the ruthless CEO, married to Sue Ellen Shepard; Bobby, who married Pamela Barnes, daughter of the Ewing's chief business rival; and Gary, considered an outcast by his father, who moved to California.
Last EpisodeTV Special: Dallas Reunion: Return to So… Aired: Nov. 07, 2004
Seven of the show's original cast members (Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman, Steve Kanaly, Ken Kercheval, Victoria Principal and Charlene …
Series Fun Facts
- Producers approached Howard Keel for the role of Jock Ewing after Jim Davis's death but out of respect for Davis, Keel turned them down and remained in the role of Clayton Farlow.
- When Jim Davis died in 1981, it was decided to write him off by first having his character, Jock Ewing, disappear in the Amazon and eventually having him declared legally dead.
- Larry Hagman was not the first choice to play J.R. The part was offered first to Robert Foxworth who declined because he felt the character needed "softening". Foxworth later played a more…
[show]Larry Hagman was not the first choice to play J.R. The part was offered first to Robert Foxworth who declined because he felt the character needed "softening". Foxworth later played a more sympathetic character on the hit prime-time soap Falcon Crest. Ken Kercheval was originally to play Ray Krebbs, while Steve Kanaly was to play Bobby Ewing. Linda Evans was to play Pamela, and Mary Frann was to play Sue Ellen.