Here’s What Your Favorite Dallas Stars Are Up To 30 Years On
By Sarah Jones
Remember the show Dallas? “Phenomenon” isn’t even the word. It began in 1978 and instantly captivated audiences with its tales of the Ewings and their oil empire. And even famously silly plot twists couldn’t dampen the show’s appeal. Dallas ended in 1991, but its cast members remain beloved to TV fans. So here’s where they all are now.
40. Patrick Duffy
Patrick Duffy played Bobby Ewing, the younger brother in the Ewing family. You might remember his involvement in the most notorious plot twist in Dallas’ history. Bobby was supposed to have died in a 1985 episode, but the following year it turned out his death was all a dream. Yes, really. Duffy even returned to the part of Bobby in the 2012 series reboot. And he’s still acting today.
39. Larry Hagman
Before Dallas came along, Larry Hagman was best known for the role of Major Anthony Nelson in I Dream of Jeannie. But afterwards, he was forever associated with J.R. Ewing. He was even still portraying the legendary villain in the rebooted Dallas when he passed away in 2012. Many of his Dallas colleagues paid tribute to him on social media.
38. Linda Gray
Linda Gray played Sue Ellen, J.R.’s wife, for 308 episodes of Dallas. When the show finished she did a couple of other soap operas – Melrose Place, The Bold and Beautiful – before returning to the part of Sue Ellen for the reboot. Her acting career’s ongoing, but her personal life hasn’t always been easy. In 2020 she revealed that her son Jeff, 56, had passed away.
37. Priscilla Presley
The ex-wife of Elvis also turned up in Dallas. She played Jenna Wade, Bobby’s ex-lover who hooks up with him again when he and his wife split up. But the part of Jenna was a relatively small one in terms of Presley’s overall career. She remains a household name today, and one who’s still frequently appearing on television.