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Ken Kercheval

Ken Kercheval was born on July 15, 1935 in Wolcottville, Indiana, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Dallas (1978), Network (1976) and Search for Tomorrow (1951). He was previously married to Cheryl Paris and Ava Fox. See full bio »
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 2016/I The Promise (filming)
Dr. Christopher Webber
 2016 Surviving in L.A.
 2012-2014 Dallas (TV Series)
Cliff Barnes
- Hurt (2014) ... Cliff Barnes
- D.T.R. (2014) ... Cliff Barnes
- The Return (2014) ... Cliff Barnes
 2010 Bad Ass
 2002-2006 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Mr. Payton / Claude Manning
- Four Fathers (2002) ... Claude Manning
 2002 Blind Obsession
Harrison Pendragon
 1993-2000 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Keith Dunn / Duke Fallon / William P. Bissell / ...
- Too Many Cooks (2000) ... Keith Dunn
- A Mime Is a Terrible Thing to Waste (1997) ... Duke Fallon
- Murder Most Vial (1994) ... William P. Bissell
- The 13 Million Dollar Man (1993) ... Alex Ridlin
 1998 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Zwicki
- Day for Knight (1998) ... Mr. Zwicki
 1998 Rusty: A Dog's Tale
Carl Winthrope
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Bernie Green
- Who Killed Romeo? (1994) ... Bernie Green
 1994 Beretta's Island
 1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Rutherford Lovejoy
- The Lost Colony (1993) ... Rutherford Lovejoy
 1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Dr. Slade
- She'll Do to Ride the River With (1993) ... Dr. Slade
 1993 The Golden Palace (TV Series)
- A New Leash on Life (1993) ... Charlie
 1993 Woman on the Ledge (TV Movie)
Doctor Martin
 1993 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Judge Lawton Gray
- Judgement Day (1993) ... Judge Lawton Gray
 1992 Dangerous Curves (TV Series)
Jimmy Douglas
- Daddy Dearest (1992) ... Jimmy Douglas
 1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Alex Ericson
- Angel of Death (1992) ... Alex Ericson
 1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Al Bremmer
- I'm Ready for My Closeup, Mr. Markowitz (1992) ... Al Bremmer
 1992 Diagnosis Murder (TV Movie)
Frank Stevens
 1991 California Casanova
 1991 I Still Dream of Jeannie (TV Movie)
Mr. Simpson
 1991 Keeping Secrets (TV Movie)
Frank Mahoney
 1990 Corporate Affairs
Arthur Strickland
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (TV Movie)
L.D. Ryan
 1988 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Richard Osbourne
- Whose Trash Is It Anyway? (1988) ... Richard Osbourne
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Louis Devlin
- The Gambler (1987) ... Louis Devlin
 1987 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
A. Walter Decker
- A Blinding Fear (1987) ... A. Walter Decker
 1986 You Are the Jury (TV Series)
Stanley Nelson
- The State of Ohio vs. James Wolsky (1986) ... Stanley Nelson
 1983-1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Frank Jessup / Leo Cooney
- Scapegoats (1986) ... Frank Jessup
- Flashback (1983) ... Leo Cooney
 1985 Glitter (TV Series)
John Ramsey Jr.
- Fathers and Children (1985) ... John Ramsey Jr.
 1981-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Lester Erwin / Don Bartlett
- The Duel/Two for Julie/Aunt Hilly (1981) ... Don Bartlett
 1984 Calamity Jane (TV Movie)
Buffalo Bill Cody
 1983 The Demon Murder Case (TV Movie)
Richard Clarion
 1981 The Patricia Neal Story (TV Movie)
Dr. Charles Canton
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Marty Wicks
- That Old Gang of Mine (1981) ... Marty Wicks
 1980 Here's Boomer (TV Series)
Dr. Haggert
- Vigil (1980) ... Dr. Haggert
 1979 Walking Through the Fire (TV Movie)
Dr. Freeman
 1979 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Deputy D.A. Clayburn
- Targets Without a Badge: Part 3 (1979) ... Deputy D.A. Clayburn
- Targets Without a Badge: Part 2 (1979) ... Deputy D.A. Clayburn
- Targets Without a Badge: Part 1 (1979) ... Deputy D.A. Clayburn
 1979 Too Far to Go (TV Movie)
Jack Dennis
 1978 CHiPs (TV Series)
Dr. Faraday
- High Explosive (1978) ... Dr. Faraday
 1978 Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (TV Movie)
Miles Amory
 1978 F.I.S.T.
Bernie Marr
 1973-1978 Kojak (TV Series)
Teddy Maclay / Professor Lacey / Ray Fromm
- The Halls of Terror (1978) ... Professor Lacey
- Kojak's Days: Part 2 (1977) ... Teddy Maclay
- Kojak's Days: Part 1 (1977) ... Teddy Maclay
- Dark Sunday (1973) ... Ray Fromm
 1978 Family (TV Series)
Mark Adams
- Lifeline (1978) ... Mark Adams
 1977 Rafferty (TV Series)
Jerry Parks
- Death Out of a Blue Sky (1977) ... Jerry Parks
 1976 Network
Merrill Grant
 1976 Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys (TV Movie)
District Attorney Tom Knight
 1975 Beacon Hill (TV Series)
Dist. Attorney
- The Million Dollar Gate (1975) ... Dist. Attorney
 1974 The Disappearance of Flight 412 (TV Movie)
 1974 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
Alec Palmer
- Market for Murder (1974) ... Alec Palmer
 1974 How to Survive a Marriage (TV Series)
Larry Kirby #2 (1974)
 1973 The Seven-Ups
Ansel - Seven-Up
 1972 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Dr. Nick Hunter
- Episode dated 18 January 1972 (1972) ... Dr. Nick Hunter
 1971 The Coming Asunder of Jimmy Bright (TV Movie)
Jimmy Bright
 1970 Cover Me Babe
 1970 Rabbit, Run
 1968 Pretty Poison
Harry Jackson
 1966 An Enemy of the People (TV Movie)
 1966 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
- The Longleat Chronicles (1966) ... Clark
 1965-1966 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Jerry Quinlan / Dr. McCahey
- The 10-Foot, 6-Inch Pole (1966) ... Jerry Quinlan
- No Justice for the Judge (1965) ... Dr. McCahey
 1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
- The Heroine (1965) ... Mac
 1962-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Hary Grant / Jack Wilks
- The Tarnished Cross (1962) ... Hary Grant
- The Iron Man (1962) ... Jack Wilks
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Acting Student
- Dust Devil on a Quiet Street (1962) ... Acting Student (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Cabaret (1966). Musical/drama. Book by Joe Masteroff. Based on the play "I Am a Camera" by John Van Druten. Based on stories by Christopher Isherwood. Music by John Kander. Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Musical Director: Harold Hastings. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Dance arrangements by David Baker. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. ... See more »


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Although he and Larry Hagman fought many battles on Dallas (1978), their most challenging battles were in real-life after the show ended. Both actors faced grim diagnoses and beat the odds. Ken successfully beat lung cancer and Larry underwent a successful liver transplant after being given weeks to live. In 2011, however, Larry was diagnosed with stage-2 throat cancer and succumbed to the ... See more »

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