Ken Kercheval
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Ken Kercheval

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Birth dateJuly 15, 1935(age 75)
Place of birthWolcottville, Indiana, U.S.
Years active1962 - present
SpouseAva Fox (1986-1993; 3rd marriage)
Cheryl Paris (1994-2004; 4th marriage)

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Ken Kercheval (born July 15, 1935, Wolcottville, Indiana) is an American actor, best known for his role as "Cliff Barnes" on the television series Dallas.

Kercheval and Larry Hagman were the only cast members to stay with the series throughout its entire run, although Kercheval's character was only a recurring character during the first two seasons. He became a regular cast member in the 1979-1980 season. Kercheval reprised the role of Cliff Barnes in the 1996 Dallas reunion, J. R. Returns, and he appeared in the 2004 CBS reunion special.

Kercheval was born and raised in Clinton, Indiana, to Marine "Doc" Kercheval, a local physician, and the former Christine Rieber. He trained under Sanford Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.

Kercheval made his Broadway debut in the 1962 play Something About a Soldier. Additional theatre credits include The Apple Tree, Cabaret, and Here's Where I Belong. In 1966, he appeared as the title character in the original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof, co-starring with Herschel Bernardi, Maria Karnilova, Julia Migenes, Leonard Frey and Pia Zadora.

He got his start on television in 1966, playing the part of Dr. Nick Hunter on Search for Tomorrow. His film credits include The Seven-Ups with Roy Scheider and Tony LoBianco and F.I.S.T. with Sylvester Stallone.

In 1991, he appeared in the reunion movie, I Still Dream of Jeannie, playing Mr. Simpson, a guidance counselor at Anthony Nelson, Jr's (Christopher Bolton) high school and was the temporary master for Anthony's mother, Jeannie (Barbara Eden). This was because Larry Hagman, who played Tony Nelson, was not available to reprise his role, as he had not yet finished his run on Dallas. He also appeared as a ballroom dance teacher in the independent film, California Casanova (1991 film).

In 2006, he appeared in a musical at Southampton's Mayflower theatre and Plymouth's Theatre Royal in the performance of White Christmas playing The General. In 2007, he reprised his role at the Edinburgh Playhouse and the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. He will reprise his role in Sunderland in 2010.

He recently finished filming a small role in the independent film Corrado, starring Tom Sizemore.

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Main charactersCliff Barnes * Pamela Barnes Ewing * Donna Culver Krebbs * Bobby Ewing * Eleanor "Miss Ellie" Ewing * Jack Ewing * Jock Ewing * J.R. Ewing * Lucy Ewing Cooper * Sue Ellen Ewing * Clayton Farlow * Cally Harper Ewing * Ray Krebbs * Carter McKay * April Stevens Ewing * Jenna Wade
Supporting charactersWillard "Digger" Barnes * James Richard Beaumont * Afton Cooper * Mitch Cooper * Gary Ewing * Valene Ewing * Christopher Ewing * Jamie Ewing Barnes * John Ross Ewing III * Dusty Farlow * Mark Graison * Peter Richards * Kristin Shepard * Michelle Stevens * Katherine Wentworth * Rebecca Wentworth * Mandy Winger
Main castBarbara Bel Geddes * Jim Davis * Lesley-Anne Down * Patrick Duffy * Linda Gray * Larry Hagman * Susan Howard * Steve Kanaly * Howard Keel * Ken Kercheval * George Kennedy * Sasha Mitchell * Cathy Podewell * Priscilla Presley * Victoria Principal * Dack Rambo * Donna Reed * Barbara Stock * Charlene Tilton * Sheree J. Wilson
Supporting castChristopher Atkins * John Beck * Morgan Brittany * Mary Crosby * Jenilee Harrison * Joshua Harris * Omri Katz * Audrey Landers * Jared Martin * Leigh McCloskey * Priscilla Pointer * Jack Scalia * Deborah Shelton * David Wayne * Keenan Wynn
LocationsDallas * Southfork Ranch * Ewing Oil
Installments and spin-offsDallas Episodes (1978 - 1991) * Knots Landing (1979 - 1993) * Dallas Quest (1984) * Dallas: The Early Years (1986) * Dallas: J.R. Returns (1996) * Dallas: War of the Ewings (1998) * Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork (2004) *
Key CrewPhilip Capice * Larry Hagman * David Jacobs * Leonard Katzman * Arthur Bernard Lewis * Camille Marchetta * David Paulsen * Lee Rich

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