Ken Kercheval (1935–2019)


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Ken Kercheval was born on July 15, 1935 in Wolcottville, Indiana, USA as Kenneth Marine Kercheval. He was an actor and director, known for Dallas (1978), Network (1976) and The Secret Storm (1954). He was married to Cheryl Paris, Ava Ruth Fox and Judith Peters Launt. He died on April 21, 2019 in Clinton, Indiana USA. See full bio »

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(age 83) in Clinton, Indiana USA

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Known For

Dallas Cliff Barnes
(1978-1991)
Network Merrill Grant
(1976)
The Secret Storm Archie Borman
(1968)
The Lincoln Conspiracy John Surratt
(1977)

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 2019 Surviving in L.A.
Charlie
 2017/II The Promise
Dr. Christopher Webber
 2012-2014 Dallas (TV Series)
Cliff Barnes
- Victims of Love (2014) ... Cliff Barnes
- Hurt (2014) ... Cliff Barnes
- D.T.R. (2014) ... Cliff Barnes
- Playing Chicken (2014) ... Cliff Barnes
- The Return (2014) ... Cliff Barnes
 2010 Bad Ass
Vittorio
 2002-2006 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Mr. Payton / Claude Manning
- Someone to Watch Over Me (2006) ... Mr. Payton
- Four Fathers (2002) ... Claude Manning
 2001 Blind Obsession
Harrison Pendragon
 1993-2000 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Keith Dunn / Duke Fallon / William P. Bissell / ...
- Too Many Cooks (2000) ... Keith Dunn
- A Mime Is a Terrible Thing to Waste (1997) ... Duke Fallon
- Murder Most Vial (1994) ... William P. Bissell
- The 13 Million Dollar Man (1993) ... Alex Ridlin
 1998 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Zwicki
- Day for Knight (1998) ... Mr. Zwicki
 1998 Rusty: A Dog's Tale
Carl Winthrope
 1998 Dallas: War of the Ewings (TV Movie)
Cliff Barnes
 1996 Dallas: J.R. Returns (TV Movie)
Cliff Barnes
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Bernie Green
- Who Killed Romeo? (1994) ... Bernie Green
 1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Rutherford Lovejoy
- The Lost Colony (1993) ... Rutherford Lovejoy
 1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Dr. Slade
- She'll Do to Ride the River With (1993) ... Dr. Slade
 1993 Beretta's Island
Barone
 1993 The Golden Palace (TV Series)
Charlie
- A New Leash on Life (1993) ... Charlie
 1993 Woman on the Ledge (TV Movie)
Doctor Martin
 1993 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Judge Lawton Gray
- Judgment Day (1993) ... Judge Lawton Gray
 1992 Dangerous Curves (TV Series)
Jimmy Douglas
- Daddy Dearest (1992) ... Jimmy Douglas
 1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Alex Ericson
- Angel of Death (1992) ... Alex Ericson
 1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Al Bremmer
- I'm Ready for My Closeup, Mr. Markowitz (1992) ... Al Bremmer
 1992 Diagnosis Murder: Diagnosis of Murder (TV Movie)
Frank Stevens
 1991 I Still Dream of Jeannie (TV Movie)
Mr. Simpson
 1991 Keeping Secrets (TV Movie)
Frank Mahoney
 1991 California Casanova
Willie
 1978-1991 Dallas (TV Series)
Cliff Barnes
- Conundrum (1991) ... Cliff Barnes
- The Decline and Fall of the Ewing Empire (1991) ... Cliff Barnes
- Some Leave, Some Get Carried Out (1991) ... Cliff Barnes
- Farewell, My Lovely (1991) ... Cliff Barnes
- Those Darned Ewings (1991) ... Cliff Barnes
 1990 Corporate Affairs
Arthur Strickland
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (TV Movie)
L.D. Ryan
 1988 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Richard Osbourne
- Whose Trash Is It Anyway? (1988) ... Richard Osbourne
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Louis Devlin
- The Gambler (1987) ... Louis Devlin
 1987 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
A. Walter Decker
- A Blinding Fear (1987) ... A. Walter Decker
 1986 You Are the Jury (TV Series)
Stanley Nelson
- The State of Ohio vs. James Wolsky (1986) ... Stanley Nelson
 1983-1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Frank Jessup / Leo Cooney
- Scapegoats (1986) ... Frank Jessup
- Flashback (1983) ... Leo Cooney
 1985 Glitter (TV Series)
John Ramsey Jr.
- Fathers and Children (1985) ... John Ramsey Jr.
 1981-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Lester Erwin / Don Bartlett
- The Duel/Two for Julie/Aunt Hilly (1981) ... Don Bartlett
 1984 Calamity Jane (TV Movie)
Buffalo Bill Cody
 1983 The Demon Murder Case (TV Movie)
Richard Clarion
 1981 The Patricia Neal Story (TV Movie)
Dr. Charles Canton
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Marty Wicks
- That Old Gang of Mine (1981) ... Marty Wicks
 1980 Here's Boomer (TV Series)
Dr. Chelsea Haggert
- The Vigil (1980) ... Dr. Chelsea Haggert
 1979 Walking Through the Fire (TV Movie)
Dr. Freeman
 1979 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Deputy D.A. Clayburn
- Targets Without a Badge: Part 3 (1979) ... Deputy D.A. Clayburn
- Targets Without a Badge: Part 2 (1979) ... Deputy D.A. Clayburn
- Targets Without a Badge: Part 1 (1979) ... Deputy D.A. Clayburn
 1979 Too Far to Go (TV Movie)
Jack Dennis
 1978 CHiPs (TV Series)
Dr. Faraday
- High Explosive (1978) ... Dr. Faraday
 1978 Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (TV Movie)
Miles Amory
 1978 F.I.S.T.
Bernie Marr
 1973-1978 Kojak (TV Series)
Teddy Maclay / Professor Lacey / Ray Fromm
- The Halls of Terror (1978) ... Professor Lacey
- Kojak's Days: Part 2 (1977) ... Teddy Maclay
- Kojak's Days: Part 1 (1977) ... Teddy Maclay
- Dark Sunday (1973) ... Ray Fromm
 1978 Family (TV Series)
Mark Adams
- Lifeline (1978) ... Mark Adams
 1977 Rafferty (TV Series)
Jerry Parks
- Death Out of a Blue Sky (1977) ... Jerry Parks
 1977 The Lincoln Conspiracy
John Surratt
 1976 Network
Merrill Grant
 1976 Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys (TV Movie)
District Attorney Tom Knight
 1976 The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
James Madison
- Chapter VII: John Quincy Adams, Diplomat (1976) ... James Madison
- Chapter V: John Adams, Vice President (1976) ... James Madison
 1975 Beacon Hill (TV Series)
Dist. Attorney
- The Million Dollar Gate (1975) ... Dist. Attorney
 1975 How to Survive a Marriage (TV Series)
Larry Kirby #2
- Episode #1.306 (1975) ... Larry Kirby #2
 1974 The Disappearance of Flight 412 (TV Movie)
White
 1974 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
Alec Palmer
- Market for Murder (1974) ... Alec Palmer
 1973 The Seven-Ups
Ansel - Seven-Up
 1972 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Dr. Nick Hunter
- Episode dated 18 January 1972 (1972) ... Dr. Nick Hunter
 1971 The Coming Asunder of Jimmy Bright (TV Movie)
Jimmy Bright
 1970 Rabbit, Run
Barney
 1970 Cover Me Babe
Jerry
 1968 The Secret Storm (TV Series)
Archie Borman
- Episode dated 25 October 1968 (1968) ... Archie Borman
- Episode dated 23 October 1968 (1968) ... Archie Borman
- Episode dated 22 October 1968 (1968) ... Archie Borman
- Episode dated 21 October 1968 (1968) ... Archie Borman
 1968 Pretty Poison
Harry Jackson
 1966 An Enemy of the People (TV Movie)
Billing
 1966 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
Billing
- An Enemy of the People (1966) ... Billing
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
Clark
- The Longleat Chronicles (1966) ... Clark
 1965-1966 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Jerry Quinlan / Dr. McCahey
- The 10-Foot, 6-Inch Pole (1966) ... Jerry Quinlan
- No Justice for the Judge (1965) ... Dr. McCahey
 1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Mac
- The Heroine (1965) ... Mac
 1962-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Harry Grant / Jack Wilks
- The Tarnished Cross (1962) ... Harry Grant
- The Iron Man (1962) ... Jack Wilks
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Acting Student
- Dust Devil on a Quiet Street (1962) ... Acting Student (uncredited)
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Father's Day (1971). Comedy. Written by Oliver Hailey. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Ann Roth. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Donald Moffat. John Golden Theatre: 16 Mar 1971 (1 performance + 1 preview that was mounted on 1 Mar 1971). Cast: Ken Kercheval (as "Harold"), Biff McGuire (as "Tom"), ... See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Initially cast as Ray Krebbs on Dallas (1978) before being given the role of Cliff Barnes, Kercheval and Larry Hagman were the only cast members to remain with the series throughout its entire run. Kercheval appeared in 327 episodes, Hagman in all 357 episodes. See more »

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