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Jim Davis (I) (1909–1981)


Tall, rangy Jim Davis spent much of his early career in westerns, mainly at Republic Pictures. The Missouri-born and -raised Davis' relaxed, easygoing manner and Southern drawl easily fit most moviegoers' image of the cowboy, and Republic put him in a ton of them over the years (the fact that, unlike a lot of movie cowboys, he looked right at home... See full bio »

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 1981 Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige (TV Movie)
Mr. Wilkenson
 1978-1981 Dallas (TV Series)
Jock Ewing
- Ewing-Gate (1981) ... Jock Ewing (credit only)
- Full Circle (1981) ... Jock Ewing (credit only)
- New Beginnings (1981) ... Jock Ewing
 1979 The Day Time Ended
Grant Williams
 1978 Comes a Horseman
Julie Blocker
 1978 Killing Stone (TV Movie)
Sen. Barry Tyler
 1972-1978 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Pop Appling / Col. Porter
- Trail of Danger: Part 2 (1978) ... Pop Appling
- Trail of Danger: Part 1 (1978) ... Pop Appling
- The High Flying Spy: Part 1 (1972) ... Col. Porter
 1978 Trail of Danger (TV Movie)
Pop Apling
 1978 Project U.F.O. (TV Series)
Earl Clay
 1977 The Choirboys
Drobeck
 1977 Just a Little Inconvenience (TV Movie)
Dave Erickson
 1977 Enigma (TV Movie)
Colonel Valentine
 1977 Hunter (TV Series)
Raymond Spencer
- The Hit (1977) ... Raymond Spencer
 1977 The Oregon Trail (TV Series)
J. D. Price
- Evan's Vendetta (1977) ... J. D. Price
 1976 The Quest (TV Series)
Marshal Pullman
- Prairie Woman (1976) ... Marshal Pullman
 1976 Law of the Land (TV Movie)
Sheriff Pat Lambrose
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Daniels
- Death Echo (1976) ... Daniels
 1975 The Runaway Barge (TV Movie)
Capt. Buckshot Bates
 1975 Caribe (TV Series)
David Mayfield
- Lady Killer (1975) ... David Mayfield
 1975 Satan's Triangle (TV Movie)
Hal Bancroft
 1974 Inferno in Paradise
Rocky Stratton
 1974 The Parallax View
George Hammond
 1973-1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Roy Johnson / Reid Bradshaw
- The Hard Breed (1974) ... Roy Johnson
- Shattered Image (1973) ... Reid Bradshaw
 1966-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Clell Williams / Luke Rumbaugh / Dave Carpenter / ...
- The Town Tamers (1974) ... Luke Rumbaugh
- Jesse/II (1973) ... Dave Carpenter
- Murdoch (1971) ... Amos Carver
- McCabe (1970) ... Sheriff Shackwood
- Railroad (1968) ... Wes Cameron
 1973 Banacek (TV Series)
Ed McKay
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Sheriff Grogan / Joe Walker
- The Well (1973) ... Sheriff Grogan
 1973 Deliver Us from Evil (TV Movie)
Dixie
 1973 One Little Indian
Trail Boss
 1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Henry Rawdon
- The Seventh Grave (1973) ... Henry Rawdon
 1972 Jigsaw (TV Series)
- Hard Time (1972)
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Ellis Bengston
- The Runner (1972) ... Ellis Bengston
 1972 The Honkers
Sheriff Potter
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Anson Beige
- Echo of a Distant Scream (1972) ... Anson Beige
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Peter Merlino
- Discovery at Fourteen (1972) ... Peter Merlino
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Abe Bennett (segment "The Waiting Room")
- The Waiting Room/Last Rites for a Dead Druid (1972) ... Abe Bennett (segment "The Waiting Room")
 1971 The Trackers (TV Movie)
Sheriff Naylor
 1971 Dracula vs. Frankenstein
Police Sgt. Martin
 1971 Vanished (TV Movie)
Capt. Cooledge
 1968-1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Roper / McKinley
- The Politician (1971) ... Roper
- The Heritage (1968) ... McKinley
 1970 Rio Lobo
Riley
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Robbins
- New Hostess in Town (1970) ... Robbins
 1970 Five Bloody Graves
Clay Bates
 1966-1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Rafe Carson / Scud Tumbrill / Sam Ralston / ...
- The Road to Freedom (1969) ... Rafe Carson
- A Pinch of Salt (1969) ... Scud Tumbrill
- The Ordeal of Israel Boone (1967) ... Sam Ralston
- River Passage (1966) ... Carpenter
 1969 The Ice House
Jake
 1953-1969 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Col. William Butler / The Sheriff / Manly / ...
- The Oldest Law (1969) ... Col. William Butler
- Up the Chimney (1968) ... The Sheriff
- By the Book (1968) ... Manly
- The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1967) ... Luke Campbell
- Brute Angel (1966) ... Pony Cragin
 1968 The Road Hustlers
Noah Reedy
 1961-1968 Bonanza (TV Series)
Sam Butler / Johnny / Sam Wolfe
- The Arrival of Eddie (1968) ... Sam Butler
- Lothario Larkin (1965) ... Johnny
- The Gift (1961) ... Sam Wolfe
 1968 They Ran for Their Lives
Vince Ballard
 1968 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Sheriff Hawks
- The Warriors (1968) ... Sheriff Hawks
 1967 Border Lust
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Clo Vardeman
- The Search (1967) ... Clo Vardeman
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Krantz
- Hondo and the War Hawks (1967) ... Krantz
- Hondo and the War Cry (1967) ... Krantz
- Hondo and the Eagle Claw (1967) ... Krantz
 1967 Fort Utah
Scarecrow
 1966 El Dorado
Jim Purvis (Bart Jason's foreman)
 1966 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Col. Jim Bowie
- The Alamo (1966) ... Col. Jim Bowie
 1965-1966 Branded (TV Series)
James Swaney / Wheeler / Malachi Murdock
- The Assassins: Part 2 (1966) ... James Swaney
- The Assassins: Part 1 (1966) ... James Swaney
- Salute the Soldier Briefly (1965) ... Wheeler
- One Way Out (1965) ... Malachi Murdock
 1962-1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Sheriff / Sheriff Sam Jason
- The Pursuit (1965) ... Sheriff
- The Greedy Town (1962) ... Sheriff Sam Jason
 1965 Laredo (TV Series)
Sheriff Wes Cottrell
- The Golden Trail (1965) ... Sheriff Wes Cottrell
 1965 Zebra in the Kitchen
Adam Carlyle
 1965 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Cardenas
- Lucy Goes to Vegas (1965) ... Cardenas
 1962-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Joe Farrell / George Tabor
- The Case of a Place Called Midnight (1964) ... Joe Farrell
- The Case of the Fickle Filly (1962) ... George Tabor
 1964 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Danny Kilgarren
- Double-Cross (1964) ... Danny Kilgarren
 1960-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Rudd Basham / Clyde Hubble / Dan Ryan / ...
- The Melanie Craig Story (1964) ... Rudd Basham
- The Jim Whitlow Story (1963) ... Clyde Hubble
- The Eve Newhope Story (1962) ... Dan Ryan
- The Candy O'Hara Story (1960) ... Gabe Henry
 1964 Iron Angel
Sgt. Walsh
 1960-1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Jim Genoway / Joe / Ben McKittrick / ...
- Trapped (1963) ... Jim Genoway
- The Dispossessed (1963) ... Joe
- Shadow of the Past (1962) ... Ben McKittrick
- Trail Drive (1960) ... Hake Ballard
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Tim
- Jenny Ray (1963) ... Tim
 1963 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Red
- Pioneer Woman (1963) ... Red
 1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Al Long
- The Treasure (1962) ... Al Long
 1962 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Shep Winters
- Cousin Eunice (1962) ... Shep Winters
 1962 Lassie (TV Series)
Ed Bates
- Quick Brown Fox (1962) ... Ed Bates
 1957-1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Jonus Sawyer / Sam Horne / Al Porter
- Don't Wake a Tiger (1962) ... Jonus Sawyer
- The Lobo (1961) ... Sam Horne
- Two Cartridges (1957) ... Al Porter
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
The Marshal
- 'Til Death Do Us Part (1962) ... The Marshal
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Sam Chandler
- The Homeless Wind (1961) ... Sam Chandler
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Sam Hogarth
- The Diana Adventure (1961) ... Sam Hogarth
 1961 Gunslinger (TV Series)
Jeb Crane
- New Savannah (1961) ... Jeb Crane
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Steed
- The Brothers (1961) ... Steed
 1961 The Gambler Wore a Gun
Case Silverthorne (as James Davis)
 1961 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Barton Kincaid
- Gone Goose (1961) ... Barton Kincaid
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Trace Phelan
- The Lonely Road (1961) ... Trace Phelan
 1961 Frontier Uprising
Jim Stockton (as James Davis)
 1961 Manhunt (TV Series)
Otto / Catlin
- The Guest of Honor (1961) ... Otto
- Kidnapped (1961) ... Catlin
 1954-1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Cole Treuitt / Fitz
- Journey to a Wedding (1960) ... Cole Treuitt
- The Castaway (1958) ... Fitz
 1960 The Magnificent Seven
Gunman at Boot Hill (uncredited)
 1960 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Bob Orringer
- The Lonely Star (1960) ... Bob Orringer
- Forty-Dollar Boots (1960) ... Bob Orringer
 1960 Markham (TV Series)
Neal Holland
- The Snowman (1960) ... Neal Holland
 1960 Noose for a Gunman
Case Britton
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Harvey Granger
- Federal Agent (1959) ... Harvey Granger
 1958 A Lust to Kill
Marshal Matt Gordon
 1958 Flaming Frontier
Col. Hugh Carver
 1958 Wolf Dog
Jim Hughes
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Harry Evans / Mickey Seville
- The Case of the Double Face (1958) ... Harry Evans / Mickey Seville
 1958 26 Men (TV Series)
Father Diego
- The Bells of St. Thomas (1958) ... Father Diego
 1957 Raiders of Old California
Captain Angus Clyde McKane
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Ruhe
- Cargo for Crevalle (1957) ... Ruhe
 1957 The Last Stagecoach West
Bill Cameron
 1957 Apache Warrior
Ben Ziegler
 1957 Monster from Green Hell
Dr. Quent Brady
 1957 The Restless Breed
Newton
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Four Women in Black (1957) ... Sheriff
 1957 The Badge of Marshal Brennan
Jeff Harlan / The Stranger
 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series)
- After Twenty Years (1957) ... (as James Davis)
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Jim Driskill
- The Jim Driskill Story (1957) ... Jim Driskill
 1957 Duel at Apache Wells
Dean Cannary
 1957 The Quiet Gun
Ralph Carpenter
 1956 Frontier Gambler
Tony Burton
 1956 The Maverick Queen
The Stranger - the real Jeff Younger
 1956 Blonde Bait
Nick Randall
 1956 Women Without Men
Nick Randall (USA version) (uncredited)
 1956 The Wild Dakotas
Aaron Baring
 1956 The Bottom of the Bottle
George Cady
 1955 The Vanishing American
Glendon
 1955 Last of the Desperados
Chief Deputy John Poe
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
J.L. Armstrong
- The Texas Rangers (1955) ... J.L. Armstrong
 1955 Cavalier Theatre (TV Series)
J.L. Armstrong
- The Texas Rangers (1955) ... J.L. Armstrong
 1955 The Last Command
Ben Evans
 1955 Timberjack
Poole
 1954 Hell's Outpost
Sam Horne
 1951-1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Wesley Dean / Luther / Col. Streeter / ...
- The Last Hat (1954)
- The Kiss (1954)
- The Wild Earth (1953) ... Wesley Dean
- Man Enough for Millie (1953) ... Luther
 1954 Outlaw's Daughter
Marshal Dan Porter
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1954 The Outcast
Major Linton Cosgrave
 1954 The Big Chase
Brad Bellows
 1954 Jubilee Trail
Silky
 1953 Bandit Island (Short)
Brad Miggs
 1952-1953 Cowboy G-Men (TV Series)
Dance, Shafer Henchman / Wilson / Sheriff Jack Wardlow / ...
- Double Crossed (1953) ... Dance, Shafer Henchman
- Stolen Dynamite (1953) ... Wilson
- Silver Shotgun (1953) ... Sheriff Jack Wardlow
- Running Iron (1952) ... Tom Owens
 1953 The President's Lady
Jason Robards (uncredited)
 1952 Ride the Man Down
Red Courteen
 1952 Woman of the North Country
Steve Powell
 1952 The Big Sky
Streak
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
Detective
- Leopards in Lighting (1952) ... Detective
 1952 Gang Busters (TV Series)
Capt. Bob Stewart
- The Barrow Gang ... Capt. Bob Stewart
 1952 Rose of Cimarron
Willie Whitewater
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
Guard / Holcomb / Lt. Makam / ...
- The Stolen Letter (1952) ... Guard
- The Salami Story (1952) ... Holcomb
- The Archeological Story (1952) ... Lt. Makam
- The Decoy Story (1952) ... Walter Norton
- The Paris Sewer Story (1952) ... Bill Norton
 1951 The Sea Hornet
Tony Sullivan
 1951 Silver Canyon
Wade McQuarrie
 1951 Little Big Horn
Cpl. Doan Moylan
 1951 Cavalry Scout
Lt. Spauldiing
 1951 Oh! Susanna
Ira Jordan
 1951 Three Desperate Men
Fred Denton
 1950 California Passage
Lincoln 'Linc' Corey
 1950 The Showdown
Cochran
 1950 The Cariboo Trail
Miller
 1950 Hi-Jacked
Joe Harper
 1950 The Savage Horde
Lt. Mike Baker
 1949 Brimstone
Nick Courteen
 1949 Yes Sir, That's My Baby
Joe Tascarelli
 1949 Hellfire
Gyp Stoner
 1949 Red Stallion in the Rockies
Dave Ryder (as James Davis)
 1948 Winter Meeting
Slick Novak (as James Davis)
 1947 The Fabulous Texan
Sam Bass
 1947 Merton of the Movies
Von Strutt's Assistant (uncredited)
 1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge
Badge Dessark
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Pilot at Tinian
 1946 Gallant Bess
Harry
 1946 Up Goes Maisie
Matthews (uncredited)
 1945 What Next, Corporal Hargrove?
Sgt. Hill (as James Davis)
 1943 Swing Shift Maisie
Investigator (uncredited)
 1943 Salute to the Marines
Pvt. Saunders (uncredited)
 1943 Pilot #5
Military Policeman (uncredited)
 1943 Three Hearts for Julia
Daily Globe Staff Member (uncredited)
 1942 Stand by for Action
Talker (uncredited)
 1942 White Cargo
Seaplane Pilot (uncredited)
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
Reporter (uncredited)
 1942 Keep 'Em Sailing (Short)
Joseph Cummins (as James Davis)
 1942 Northwest Rangers
Mountie with Warrant (uncredited)
 1942 Cairo
Sergeant (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

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6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Best remembered by the public for his role as Jock Ewing on the 1980s soap opera Dallas (1978). See more »

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