Where is the Cast of ‘Dallas’ in 2024? Find Out Who Owns a Bread Company!

Dallas Steve Kanaly, Linda Gray, Charlene Tilton, Larry Hagman, Jim Davis, Barbara Bel Geddes, Victoria Principal, Patrick Duffy, 1978-1991
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The long-running soap opera Dallas premiered about 45 years ago and it led us to wonder, where is the rest of the Dallas cast now? The series focused on the Ewing family and its oil empire. Of course, it was filled with drama, secrets, and betrayals from 1978 until 1991. Sadly, some of the stars from the series have since passed away. First, let’s honor those we have lost.

Larry Hagman played the J.R. Ewing, who had a role in the show’s and TV’s biggest cliffhanger ever (Who shot J.R.?). Hagman was best known for his role in Dallas and reprised the character twice, once in a ’90s TV movie and then in the 2012 reboot. He passed away in 2012 from complications of throat cancer at 81 years old. We have also lost Dallas matriarch Barbara Bel Geddes, who played Miss Ellie Ewing. She retired in 1990 after the show ended and passed away from lung cancer in 2005 at age 82. Before Dallas, she was best known for being a Broadway star and appeared in several Alfred Hitchcock productions including Vertigo and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Dallas from left, Larry Hagman, Barbara Bel Geddes, Patrick Duffy, 1978-91 (1983 photo)

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Ken Kercheval, who played Cliff Barnes, and Howard Keel, who played Clayton Farlow have also passed away. Kercheval was a Broadway star before Dallas and was one of only two (Hagman was the other one) actors who remained on Dallas during its entire run. He appeared in the reboot before he passed away in 2019.

Keel is best known for Dallas but also made a career as a singer in notable musicals such as Annie Get Your Gun (1950) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954). Keel passed away in 2004 from colon cancer.

Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing)


Patrick Duffy

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Duffy is best known for his role in Dallas as J.R.’s brother Bobby Ewing and his role as Frank Lambert on Step by Step, alongside the late Suzanne Somers. In the 2000s, he returned to soaps and played Stephen Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful. He returned to the show in 2022, alongside his real-life girlfriend Linda Purl. He was married to Carlyn Rosser for over 40 years until she passed away in 2017. These days, he is also in the bread business. He sells dehydrated sourdough starter kits from his company Duffy’s Dough. Duffy recently celebrated his 75th birthday at ’90s Con with his Step by Step co-stars.

Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing)


Linda Gray

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Like many of her Dallas co-stars, Gray acted on Broadway. After Dallas, she appeared in productions of The Graduate on the West End. She went on to appear in shows such as Melrose Place and several Hallmark films. She hasn’t just starred in soaps in the United States but appeared in a Britain soap called Hollyoaks as well. One of her more recent roles was playing Lauren Ewing in Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas.

Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs)


Steve Kanaly

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After Dallas, Kanaly couldn’t get enough of the soaps and played Seabone Hunkle on All My Children. Like many of his co-stars, he appeared in the Dallas TV movie and the reboot. He now lives on a California ranch and is a watercolor artist. Kanaly has not acted since he appeared in an episode of DeVanity in 2014.

Victoria Principal (Pamela Barnes)


Victoria Principal

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Principal left Dallas in 1987 after she said that she saw a “definitive decline” in the show’s quality. She went on to own a production company and continued to guest star in TV shows such as Home Improvement and Just Shoot Me! In recent years, she retired from acting to focus on her line of skincare products called Principal Secret. She has also written several books on health and wellness. (Photo courtesy of her official Facebook page.)

Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing)


Charlene Tilton

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She started acting in Dallas when she was just a teen and went on to star in movies such as Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Lucky Dog, Heaven Sent, and more. Before Dallas, she appeared in iconic shows Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley. These days, she mainly acts on the Hallmark Channel. She once shared that Hagman was like a surrogate father to her while they were working on the series and admitted that she was devastated when he passed away.

Priscilla Presley (Jenna Wade later Krebbs)


Priscilla Presley

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Of course, many people know Priscilla Presley as the former wife of the late Elvis Presley and the mother of their child, the late Lisa Marie Presley. Presley pursued an acting career for a while, starring in all three Naked Gun films and appearing in shows such as Spin City and Touched by an Angel. More recently, she has focused on projects involving her late ex-husband including the Netflix animated series Agent Elvis and the film Priscilla.

Omri Katz (John Ross)


Omri Katz

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Millennials know Katz as Max Dennison in Hocus Pocus, but he was also a big part of Dallas as a child star. He hasn’t acted much since then but reportedly opened up a cannabis company in 2022 and has been seen at fan conventions including ’90s Con.

Joshua Harris (Christopher Ewing)


Joshua Harris

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Harris was a child star best known for his role in Dallas. He went on to appear in shows such as Twin Peaks and Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as some TV movies. He played professionally for the Chicago Cubs’ minor-league affiliate the Lansing Lugnuts for one season and later became a producer for the company New Wave Entertainment. Eventually, he started his own production company called 4th Wall Entertainment.

Tell us, who is your favorite character in Dallas? Of course, there were even more stars in the show but we didn’t have time for all of them! If you’d like to see a part two to this, let us know.

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