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Ken Kercheval

Highest Rated:   100% Pretty Poison (1968)
Lowest Rated:   80% F.I.S.T. (1978)
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Ken Kercheval couldn't always count on his acting income to keep groceries in his icebox during his early years in show business. During slack times, Kercheval took a wide variety of part-time jobs: encyclopedia salesman, airline reservation clerk, sewer-line dynamiter, even cemetery plot peddler. When times were good, Kercheval appeared on stage by night, and in such New York-based soap operas as Search for Tomorrow, The Secret Storm and How to Survive a Marriage. He was also a journeyman film actor, essaying supporting roles in such productions as Pretty Poison (1968), The Seven Ups (1971) and Network (1976). Beginning in 1978, Kercheval played lawyer Cliff Barnes, the long-suffering brother-in-law of Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) on TV's Dallas. Evidently Barnes' retainer was generous enough for him to ignore the endless humiliations doled out by the shifty J. R. Ewing (Larry Hagman), inasmuch as Kercheval and Hagman were the only Dallas regulars to appear continuously until the series' cancellation. During Dallas' run, Ken Kercheval occasionally moonlighted in made-for-TV films, notably in the role of Buffalo Bill in 1984's Calamity Jane.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Blind Obsession
  • Harrison Pendragon
2002
No Score Yet Rusty: A Dog's Tale
  • Carl Winthorpe
1998
No Score Yet Dallas: J.R. Returns
  • Cliff Barnes
1996
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Grimacing Governor
  • Harlin Richards
1994
No Score Yet Beretta's Island
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet I Still Dream of Jeannie
  • Simpson
1991
No Score Yet California Casanova
  • Willie
1991
No Score Yet Corporate Affairs
  • Arthur Strickland
1990
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter
  • L.D. Ryan
1990
No Score Yet Calamity Jane
  • Bufalo Bill Cody
1984
No Score Yet The Demon Murder Case
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Too Far to Go
  • Jack
1979
No Score Yet Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell
  • Miles Amory
1978
80% F.I.S.T.
  • Bernie Marr
1978
91% Network
  • Merrill Grant
1976
No Score Yet Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys
  • DA Tom Knight
1976
No Score Yet The Seven-Ups
  • Ansel
1973
No Score Yet Rabbit, Run
  • Barney
1970
No Score Yet Cover Me Babe
  • Jerry
1970
100% Pretty Poison
  • Harry Jackson
1968

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Zwicki Mr. Zwicki
75% Dallas
2012-2014
  • Cliff Barnes Cliff

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