Ken Kercheval, the actor who became famous around the world for playing Cliff Barnes in the oil business drama Dallas, has died at 83. His death was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter.
Cliff was the brother of Victoria Principal’s character, Pam, and always seemed to be one step behind his archenemy, Larry Hagman’s always-scheming tycoon J.R. Ewing, who was Pam’s brother-in-law. Kercheval portrayed Cliff in the initial iteration of Dallas, which ran on CBS from 1978 to 1991, and then reprised the role when TNT revived the show in 2012.
Kercheval - Stage - Actor - Broadway - Productions
Kercheval was also an accomplished stage actor, appearing in the original Broadway productions of The Apple Tree and Cabaret. The...