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Jim Davis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jim Davis (born Marlin Davis, August 26, 1909 – April 26, 1981) was an American actor, best known for his role as Jock Ewing in the CBS prime-time soap opera, Dallas, a role which continued until he was too ill from a terminal illness to perform. He was known as Jim Davis by the time of his first major screen role, which was opposite Bette Davis in the 1948 melodrama Winter Meeting,[3] a lavish failure for which he was lambasted in the press as being too inexperienced to play the part properly. His subsequent film career consisted of mostly B movies, many of them westerns, although he made an impression as a U.S. senator in the Warren Beatty conspiracy thriller The Parallax View. Davis performed in numerous television series episodes in the 1950s-1970s. After years of relatively low-profile roles, Davis was cast as family patriarch Jock Ewing on Dallas, which debuted in 1978. During season four, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma but continued to film the show as long as he could. In many scenes as the season progressed he was shown seated, and his voice became softer and more obviously affected by his illness. He wore a hairpiece to cover the hair he'd lost from chemotherapy. A season four storyline regarding the Takapa development and Jock's separation from Miss Ellie was ended abruptly at the end of season four. The writers depicted the couple suddenly leaving to go on an extended second honeymoon when it became obvious that Davis could no longer continue to work. Their departure in a limousine in the episode "New Beginnings" was Davis' only scene in that episode, and his condition was so poor that close watching reveals (based on his unsynchronized lip movement) that he overdubbed his one last line of dialogue. It was his final appearance on the show. He died of complications from his illness while season four was being aired.


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Born:
Aug 26, 1909 In Edgerton, Platte County, Missouri, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
96
First Appeared:
In the movie Gallant Bess 1946-12-05
Latest Project:
Movie Red Hook Summer 2012-08-10
Known For

Jim Davis Movies Filmography

Movie
Red Hook Summer
Lil' Peace Of Heaven Baptist Church Of Red Hook Choir Director 2012-08-10
Movie
Ninja Force of Assassins
1988-08-31
Movie
Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy "Satchel" Paige
Mr. Wilkenson 1981-05-31
Movie
The Day Time Ended
Grant Williams 1980-11-01
Series
Dallas
Jock Ewing 1978-04-02
Movie
The Choirboys
Drobeck 1977-12-23
Movie
Just a Little Inconvenience
Dave Erickson 1977-10-02
Movie
Law of the Land
Sheriff Pat Lambrose 1976-04-29
Movie
The Runaway Barge
Capt. Buckshot Bates 1975-03-24
Movie
Satan’s Triangle
Hal 1975-01-14
Movie
The Parallax View
George Hammond 1974-06-14
Movie
Inferno in Paradise
Rocky Stratton 1974-01-01
Movie
Deliver Us from Evil
Dixie 1973-09-11
Series
Kung Fu
Unknown 1972-10-14
Movie
Bad Company
Marshal 1972-10-08
Series
The Streets of San Francisco
Unknown 1972-09-23
Movie
The Honkers
Sheriff Potter 1972-05-17
Series
The Sixth Sense
Unknown 1972-01-15
Movie
The Trackers
Sheriff Naylor 1971-12-15
Movie
Big Jake
Head of Lynching Party 1971-05-26
Series
Night Gallery
Unknown 1970-12-16
Movie
Monte Walsh
Cal Brennan 1970-10-02
Movie
Rio Lobo
Rio Lobo Deputy 1970-04-01
Series
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors
Unknown 1969-09-14
Series
The Guns of Will Sonnett
Unknown 1967-09-08
Movie
Fort Utah
Scarecrow 1967-09-01
Series
The Time Tunnel
Unknown 1966-09-09
Movie
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter
Marshal MacPhee 1966-04-09
Movie
Zebra in the Kitchen
Adam Carlyle 1965-06-01
Movie
Iron Angel
Sgt. Walsh 1964-02-01
Movie
Frontier Uprising
Jim Stockton 1961-02-01
Movie
The Magnificent Seven
Gunman at Boot Hill 1960-10-12
Series
The Aquanauts
Unknown 1960-09-14
Movie
Noose for a Gunman
Case Britton 1960-05-01
Series
Rawhide
Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie
Alias Jesse James
Frank James 1959-03-20
Series
Bonanza
Johnny 1959-09-12
Series
Laramie
Unknown 1959-09-15
Series
Yancy Derringer
Unknown 1958-10-02
Movie
Lust to Kill
Marshal Matt Gordon 1958-09-28
Series
The Donna Reed Show
Unknown 1958-09-24
Movie
Flaming Frontier
Col. Hugh Carver 1958-08-01
Movie
Wolf Dog
Jim Hughes 1958-07-01
Movie
The Toughest Gun in Tombstone
Johnny Ringo 1958-05-14
Movie
Duel at Apache Wells
Dean Cannary 1957-01-25
Movie
The Badge of Marshal Brennan
Jeff Harlan 1957-04-14
Movie
The Restless Breed
Ed Newton 1957-05-01
Movie
Monster from Green Hell
Dr. Quent Brady 1957-05-17
Movie
Last Stagecoach West
Bill Cameron 1957-07-16
Movie
The Quiet Gun
Ralph Carpenter 1957-07-18
Series
Perry Mason
Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie
Raiders of Old California
Captain Angus Clyde McKane 1957-11-01
Series
Have Gun – Will Travel
Unknown 1957-09-14
Movie
Frontier Gambler
Tony Burton 1956-07-01
Movie
The Maverick Queen
The Stranger 1956-05-03
Movie
Blonde Bait
Nick Randall 1956-04-01
Movie
The Wild Dakotas
Aaron Baring 1956-02-28
Movie
The Bottom of the Bottle
George Cady 1956-02-01
Movie
The Last Command
Ben Evans 1955-08-03
Movie
Timberjack
Poole 1955-02-18
Movie
Last of the Desperados
Chief Deputy John Poe 1955-10-31
Series
Gunsmoke
Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie
Hell's Outpost
Sam Horne 1954-12-15
Movie
Outlaw's Daughter
Marshal Dan Porter 1954-11-01
Series
December Bride
Unknown 1954-10-04
Movie
The Outcast
Major Linton Cosgrave 1954-08-15
Movie
The Big Chase
Brad Bellows 1954-06-18
Movie
Jubilee Trail
Silky 1954-05-15
Series
Stories of the Century
1954-01-23
Movie
Woman They Almost Lynched
Cole Younger 1953-03-20
Series
General Electric Theater
Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie
Rose of Cimarron
Willie Whitewater 1953-01-01
Series
Dangerous Assignment
Unknown 1952-01-01
Movie
Woman of the North Country
Steve Powell 1952-01-01
Movie
Ride the Man Down
Red Courteen 1952-11-25
Movie
Three Desperate Men
Fred Denton 1952-01-12
Series
Gang Busters
Unknown 1952-03-20
Movie
The Big Sky
Streak 1952-08-19
Movie
The Sea Hornet
Tony Sullivan 1951-11-06
Movie
Silver Canyon
Wade McQuarrie 1951-06-19
Movie
Little Big Horn
Cpl. Doan Moylan 1951-06-15
Movie
Cavalry Scout
Lt. Spaulding 1951-05-13
Movie
Oh, Susanna
Ira Jordan 1951-03-01
Movie
The Happiest Days of Your Life
Talbot 1950-03-08
Movie
The Savage Horde
Lt. Mike Baker 1950-05-22
Movie
The Cariboo Trail
Miller 1950-08-01
Movie
Hi-Jacked
Joe Harper 1950-07-07
Movie
The Showdown
Cochran 1950-08-15
Movie
California Passage
Lincoln 'Linc' Corey 1950-12-15
Movie
Brimstone
Nick Courteen 1949-08-15
Movie
Yes Sir, That's My Baby
Joe Tascarelli 1949-08-10
Movie
Hellfire
Gyp Stoner 1949-05-29
Movie
Winter Meeting
Slick Novak 1948-04-07
Movie
Merton of the Movies
Von Strutt's Assistant (uncredited) 1947-10-11
Movie
The Romance of Rosy Ridge
Badge Dessark 1947-08-04
Movie
Gallant Bess
Harry 1946-12-05