Jim Davis

Highest Rated: 100% El Dorado (1967)
Birthday: Aug 26, 1909
Birthplace: Not Available
Jim Davis' show business career began in a circus where he worked as a tent-rigger. He came to Los Angeles as a traveling salesman in 1940, gradually drifting into the movies following an MGM screen test with Esther Williams. After six long years in minor roles, he was "introduced" in 1948's Winter Meeting, co-starring with Bette Davis (no relation, though the Warner Bros. publicity department made much of the fact that the two stars shared the same name). He never caught on as a romantic lead, however, and spent most of the 1950s in secondary roles often as Western heavies. He starred in two syndicated TV series, Stories of the Century (1954) and Rescue 8 (1958-1959), and made at least 200 guest star appearances on other programs. Jim Davis is best known today for his work as oil-rich Jock Ewing on the prime time TV serial Dallas, a role he held down from 1978 to his unexpected death following surgery in 1981.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Big Chase Actor 2014
No Score Yet Garfield's Pet Force Executive Producer Screenwriter 2009
No Score Yet Garfield's Funfest Screenwriter Producer Executive Producer 2008
No Score Yet Garfield Gets Real Executive Producer Screenwriter 2007
No Score Yet Garfield Travel Adventures Director 2005
15% Garfield - The Movie Producer $75.3M 2004
No Score Yet The Day Time Ended Grant Williams 2001
No Score Yet Garfield's Feline Fantasies Screenwriter 1990
No Score Yet Garfield's Babes and Bullets Screenwriter 1989
No Score Yet Ninja Force of Assassins Actor 1988
No Score Yet Garfield: His 9 Lives Screenwriter 1988
No Score Yet Garfield Christmas Special Screenwriter 1987
No Score Yet Garfield Screenwriter 1987
No Score Yet Garfield: In Paradise Screenwriter 1986
No Score Yet Here Comes Garfield Screenwriter 1982
No Score Yet Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige Wilkenson 1981
86% Comes a Horseman Julie Blocker 1978
No Score Yet Killing Stone Actor 1978
50% The Choirboys Capt. Drobeck 1977
No Score Yet Law of the Land Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Runaway Barge Capt. Buckshot Bates 1975
93% The Parallax View Sen. Hammond 1974
No Score Yet One Little Indian Trail Boss 1973
91% Bad Company Marshal 1972
68% Rio Lobo Riley 1971
No Score Yet Big Jake Head of Lynching Party 1971
88% Monte Walsh Cal 1970
No Score Yet Five Bloody Graves Clay Bates 1970
No Score Yet Fort Utah Scarecrow 1967
100% El Dorado Jim Purvis, Jason's Foreman 1967
No Score Yet Zebra in the Kitchen Adam Carlyle 1965
14% Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter Marshal McFee 1965
No Score Yet Iron Angel Sgt. Walsh 1964
No Score Yet Noose for a Gunman Case Britton 1960
No Score Yet Alias Jesse James Frank James 1959
No Score Yet The Monster from Green Hell Dr. Quent Brady 1958
No Score Yet Toughest Gun in Tombstone Johnny Ringo 1958
No Score Yet The Badge of Marshal Brennan Jeff Harlan / The Strangler 1957
No Score Yet Raiders of Old California Captain Angus Clyde McKane 1957
No Score Yet The Restless Breed Rev. Simmons 1957
No Score Yet A Lust to Kill Marshall Matt Gordon 1957
No Score Yet The Maverick Queen A Stranger 1956
No Score Yet The Bottom of the Bottle (Beyond the River) George Cady 1956
No Score Yet The Last Command Evans 1955
No Score Yet Timberjack Poole 1955
No Score Yet Jubilee Trail Silky 1954
No Score Yet The Outcast Maj. Cosgrave 1954
No Score Yet The President's Lady Jason 1953
No Score Yet Ride the Man Down Red Courteen 1952
100% The Big Sky Streak 1952
No Score Yet Rose of Cimarron Willie Whitewater 1952
No Score Yet Little Big Horn Cpl. Doan Moylan 1951
No Score Yet The Cariboo Trail Miller 1950
No Score Yet The Showdown Cochran 1950
No Score Yet Yes Sir That's My Baby Joe Tascarelli 1949
No Score Yet Hellfire Gyp 1949
No Score Yet Winter Meeting Slick Novak 1948
No Score Yet Romance of Rosy Ridge Badge Dessark 1947
No Score Yet Up Goes Maisie Businessman 1946
No Score Yet Pilot No. 5 Military Police 1943
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson Reporter 1942

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Garfield and Friends
1988-1994
Creator
  • 2018
No Score Yet Amazing Race 21
2012
Reality cast member
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Garfield Show
2009-2012
Executive Producer Creator Producer
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
John Ross `Jock' Ewing
  • 1989
  • 1986
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Too Close for Comfort
1980-1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Curtin Gray Williams Ben Rawlins Sheriff Shackwood Luke Rumbaugh Gainier Wes Cameron Carpenter
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1970
  • 1968
  • 1966
  • 1961
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Sheriff Walker
  • 1973
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Johnny Wolfe Butler
  • 1968
  • 1965
  • 1961
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Sheriff Jason
  • 1965
  • 1962

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