Ken Kercheval

Ken Kercheval

Highest Rated: 100% Pretty Poison (1968)

Lowest Rated: 73% F.I.S.T. (1978)

Birthday: Jul 15, 1935

Birthplace: Wolcottville, Indiana, USA

With his slightly wavy, salt-and-pepper brown hair, his medium height and his ordinary-guy brand of handsomeness, Kercheval carved a solid niche for himself on US TV as various professional types, sometimes sympathetic, sometimes devious, usually ambitious. An incisive player, Kercheval has typically played his roles with an intriguing combination of smooth dispatch and flamboyant bravado; the demands of the small screen taught him the former, while his background in stage musical comedy helped him hone the latter. He is most widely known for his fine work as Cliff Barnes, the aspiring rival to J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) and the scheming, perennial loser brother of virtuous Pamela Barnes Ewing (Victoria Principal) on the hit primetime soap, "Dallas" (CBS, 1978-91). Along with Hagman the only principal to stay with the series for its entire run, Kercheval artfully proved that, in the materialist 1980s, an underdog like Cliff, though somehow rather funny and often sympathetic, could be just as sleazy as the top dog.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Promise Dr. Christopher Webber (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Corrado Vittorio (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rusty: The Great Rescue Carl Winthrope (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 71% Dallas: J.R. Returns Clifford `'Cliff'` Barnes (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 33% A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor Harlan Richards (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 11% Beretta's Island Barone (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Woman on the Ledge Doctor Martin (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis of Murder Frank Stevens (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keeping Secrets Frank Mahoney (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 0% Corporate Affairs Arthur Strickland (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter L.D. Ryan (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 67% Calamity Jane Buffalo Bill Cody (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Demon Murder Case Richard Clarion (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Patricia Neal Story Dr. Charles Canton (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Far to Go Jack Dennis (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 22% Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell Miles Amory (Character) - 1978
73% 56% F.I.S.T. Bernie Marr (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys District Attorney Tom Knight (Character) - 1976
78% 69% The Seven-Ups Ansel (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 0% Rabbit, Run Barney (Character) - 1970
100% 72% Pretty Poison Harry Jackson (Character) - 1968

TV

Credit
75% 96% Dallas Cliff Barnes (Guest Star) 2012-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 2000 1997 1993-1994
No Score Yet 82% ER Mr. Zwicki (Guest Star) 1998
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Bernie Green (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dallas Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
1986-1991 1978-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1987-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Richard Osbourne (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1986 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1973

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