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Ken Kercheval Net Worth

Ken Kercheval Net Worth is
$3 Million

Ken Kercheval Biography

Ken Kercheval was born on 15 July 1935, in Wolcottville, Indiana USA, and is an actor best known for being part of the television series “Dallas” as Cliff Barnes. He was also part of the series revival which aired in 2012. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Ken Kercheval? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He’s also appeared in various stage productions and other television shows. He’s been active in the industry since 1962, with his latest acting projects in 2015. All of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Ken Kercheval Net Worth $3 million

Ken started his path towards acting by attending New York City’s The Neighborhood Playhouse where he trained under Sanford Meisner. In 1962, he made his way to the stage in his Broadway debu, in the play entitled “Something About a Solider”. His popularity started to increase and soon he would be part of other productions, including “The Apple Tree”, “Here’s Where I Belong”, and “Cabaret”. He also appeared in several original productions including “Fiddler on the Roof”, co-starring with Maria Kanilova. His net worth started to significantly increase thanks to all of these opportunities.

In 1966, he then found his way to television when became a part of the soap opera “Search for Tomorrow” in which he played Dr. Nick Hunter. Later on, he would become a part of “How to Survive a Marriage” and “The Secret Storm”, and in 1976, he appeared in two episodes of “The Adams Chronicles”.

Film opportunities would also open up for Ken, as he starred in “The Seven-Ups” and “F.I.S.T.”, appearing alongside Sylvester Stallone. Kercheval found more popularity and a significant increase in his net worth when he was cast as part of the television series “Dallas”, in which he played Cliff Barnes. He was part of the show from its pilot in 1978, and held his role until the finale in 1991; during the first two seasons of the show, Kercheval was a recurring cast member, and he was then made into a regular in 1979. He along with Larry Hagman are the only original cast members of the show to have stayed for its entire run. Five years after the finale, he reprised his role in the “Dallas” reunion entitled “JR Returns”. He also appeared in the 2004 special and the 2012 series revival.

Aside from his work in “Dallas”, he often made appearances in “The $25,000 Pyramid” and “Super Password”. He was also cast in the movie “I Still Dream of Jeannie” playing Mr. Simpson – the role was originally for Larry Hagman, but since he was not available, another character was made to be portrayed by Kercheval.

In 2006, Ken returned to the stage once again in the musical entitled “White Christmas”. The following year, he reprised the role, and would also return to the role in 2010. He was also part of the show’s run from 2012 to 2013.

For his personal life, it is known that Kercheval has apparently married four times, all of which ended in divorce, but from which he has five children – he is also a lung cancer survivor.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameKen Kercheval
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 15, 1935
Place Of BirthWolcottville, Indiana, U.S.
Height5' 10" (1.78 m)
ProfessionActor, Director
EducationNeighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
NationalityAmerican
SpouseCheryl Paris (m. 1994–2004), Ava Fox (m. 1986–1993)
ParentsMarine Kercheval, Christine Rieber
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Kercheval
AwardsTV Land Pop Culture Award
MoviesDallas, Dallas: J.R. Returns, The Seven-Ups, Pretty Poison, California Casanova, Cover Me Babe, Corporate Affairs, Network, F.I.S.T., Search for Tomorrow, Rabbit, Run, Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell, The Patricia Neal Story, I Still Dream of Jeannie
TV ShowsDallas, Search for Tomorrow, How to Survive a Marriage, The Secret Storm


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Although 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 disease in November 2012.
2Was initially cast as Ray Krebbs on Dallas (1978) before being given the role of Cliff Barnes instead.
3Appeared in almost all of the 357 episodes of Dallas (1978).
4Along with Larry Hagman, he is one of only two Dallas (1978) cast members to stay with the series throughout its entire run.
5His father was a doctor and his mother was a nurse.
6Successfully fought lung cancer in 1993, and had to have a significant portion of his lung removed, as a result of years of heavy smoking
7Collects early American glass. He also collects regional art of the 1930s and classic Packard automobiles.
8Attended Indiana University, majoring in music and drama and University of the Pacific in Stockon, California. He also studied acting at the distinguished Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006Pop Culture AwardTV Land AwardsDallas (1978)Charlene Tilton

Linda Gray

Larry Hagman

Patrick Duffy

Sheree J. Wilson

Mary Crosby

Susan Howard

Steve Kanaly
1990Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor: Prime TimeDallas (1978)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor: Prime TimeDallas (1978)
1989Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Supporting Role: Prime TimeDallas (1978)
1988Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Villain: Prime TimeDallas (1978)
1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Supporting Role on a Prime Time SerialDallas (1978)
1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress/Actor in a Comic Relief Role on a Prime Time SerialDallas (1978)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Promise2017/IIfilmingDr. Christopher Webber
Surviving in L.A.2016Charlie
Dallas2012-2014TV SeriesCliff Barnes
Bad Ass2010Vittorio
Crossing Jordan2002-2006TV SeriesMr. Payton / Claude Manning
Blind Obsession2002Harrison Pendragon
Diagnosis Murder1993-2000TV SeriesKeith Dunn / Duke Fallon / William P. Bissell / ...
ER1998TV SeriesMr. Zwicki
Rusty: A Dog's Tale1998Carl Winthrope
Dallas: J.R. Returns1996TV MovieCliff Barnes
A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor1994TV MovieHarlan Richards
Burke's Law1994TV SeriesBernie Green
Lovejoy1993TV SeriesRutherford Lovejoy
Walker, Texas Ranger1993TV SeriesDr. Slade
Beretta's Island1993Barone
The Golden Palace1993TV SeriesCharlie
Woman on the Ledge1993TV MovieDoctor Martin
In the Heat of the Night1993TV SeriesJudge Lawton Gray
Dangerous Curves1992TV SeriesJimmy Douglas
Murder, She Wrote1992TV SeriesAlex Ericson
L.A. Law1992TV SeriesAl Bremmer
Diagnosis Murder1992TV MovieFrank Stevens
California Casanova1991Willie
I Still Dream of Jeannie1991TV MovieMr. Simpson
Keeping Secrets1991TV MovieFrank Mahoney
Dallas1978-1991TV SeriesCliff Barnes
Corporate Affairs1990Arthur Strickland
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter1990TV MovieL.D. Ryan
Highway to Heaven1988TV SeriesRichard Osbourne
Matlock1987TV SeriesLouis Devlin
The New Mike Hammer1987TV SeriesA. Walter Decker
You Are the Jury1986TV SeriesStanley Nelson
Hotel1983-1986TV SeriesFrank Jessup / Leo Cooney
Glitter1985TV SeriesJohn Ramsey Jr.
The Love Boat1981-1984TV SeriesLester Erwin / Don Bartlett
Calamity Jane1984TV MovieBuffalo Bill Cody
The Demon Murder Case1983TV MovieRichard Clarion
The Patricia Neal Story1981TV MovieDr. Charles Canton
Trapper John, M.D.1981TV SeriesMarty Wicks
Here's Boomer1980TV SeriesDr. Haggert
Walking Through the Fire1979TV MovieDr. Freeman
Starsky and Hutch1979TV SeriesDeputy D.A. Clayburn
Too Far to Go1979TV MovieJack Dennis
CHiPs1978TV SeriesDr. Faraday
Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell1978TV MovieMiles Amory
F.I.S.T.1978Bernie Marr
Kojak1973-1978TV SeriesTeddy Maclay / Professor Lacey / Ray Fromm
Family1978TV SeriesMark Adams
Rafferty1977TV SeriesJerry Parks
The Lincoln Conspiracy1977John Surratt
Network1976Merrill Grant
Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys1976TV MovieDistrict Attorney Tom Knight
The Adams Chronicles1976TV Mini-SeriesJames Madison
Beacon Hill1975TV SeriesDist. Attorney
The Disappearance of Flight 4121974TV MovieWhite
Get Christie Love!1974TV SeriesAlec Palmer
How to Survive a Marriage1974TV SeriesLarry Kirby #2 (1974)
The Seven-Ups1973Ansel - Seven-Up
Search for Tomorrow1972TV SeriesDr. Nick Hunter
The Coming Asunder of Jimmy Bright1971TV MovieJimmy Bright
Cover Me Babe1970Jerry
Rabbit, Run1970Barney
The Secret Storm1968TV SeriesArchie Borman
Pretty Poison1968Harry Jackson
An Enemy of the People1966TV MovieBilling
NET Playhouse1966TV SeriesBilling
Hawk1966TV SeriesClark
The Trials of O'Brien1965-1966TV SeriesJerry Quinlan / Dr. McCahey
The Doctors and the Nurses1965TV SeriesMac
The Defenders1962-1965TV SeriesHarry Grant / Jack Wilks
Naked City1962TV SeriesActing Student

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dallas1990-1991TV Series 2 episodes

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Promise2017/IIspecial thanks filming

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Morning2012TV SeriesHimself
Dallas VIP: 30 Year Reunion at Southfork Ranch2010Video documentary
TV Land: Myths and Legends2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork2004TV Movie documentaryHimself / Cliff Barnes
GMTV2004TV SeriesHimself
After Dallas2002TV MovieHimself / Cliff Barnes
TV Road Trip2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (Dallas)
When Shoulderpads Ruled the World2002TV SpecialHimself
After They Were Famous2000TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Doing Dallas2000TV SpecialHimself / Cliff Barnes
The $10,000 Pyramid1980-1991TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Sweethearts1989TV Series1989
Hee Haw1989TV SeriesHimself
BAFTA British Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Super Password1987-1989TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Hour Magazine1985-1988TV SeriesHimself
Blackout1988TV SeriesHimself
The Wil Shriner Show1987TV SeriesHimself
The 32th Annual Thalians Ball1987TV MovieHimself
The Morning Program1987TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1987TV SpecialHimself
The CBS Easter Parade1986TV SpecialHost
The New Hollywood Squares1986TV SeriesHimself
Star Search1985TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1984TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Breakaway1984TV SeriesHimself
Tattletales1983TV SeriesHimself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 7th Annual People's Choice Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award
All-Star Family Feud Special1981TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Chain Reaction1980TV SeriesHimself
Family Feud1980TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1979TV SeriesGuest Appearance

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography2004TV Series documentaryCliff Barnes on 'Dallas'
SoapTalk2003TV SeriesCliff Barnes
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