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Jim Davis

John Ross 'Jock' Ewing Sr in Dallas

Photos Jim Davis Birth name: Marlin Davis
Birth date: 1909/08/26
Date of death : 1981/04/26 (72 years old)
Birth place : Edgerton Missouri
Height: 1.89 m

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Biography for Jim Davis

Tall, rangy character actor in many westerns and outdoor dramas. Born and raised in Missouri, Jim Davis' relaxed, easygoing manner and Southern drawl typified the image of the cowboy, and he spent many years at Republic doing just that. He alternated between good-guy and villain roles, one of his better roles being that of the devious, murderous fur trapper working for Kirk Douglas' competition in The Big Sky (1952). He is best known, however, for his role as the Ewing family patriarch Jock in the long-running TV series "Dallas" (1978).


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Title Role
Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige (1981) (TV) Mr. Wilkenson
Dallas John Ross 'Jock' Ewing, Sr. / ... (77 episodes, 1978-1981)
The Day Time Ended (1980) Grant Williams
Comes a Horseman (1978) Julie Blocker
Killing Stone (1978) (TV) Sen. Barry Tyler
Disneyland Pop Appling (2 episodes, 1978)
Trail of Danger (1978) (TV) Pop Apling
Project U.F.O. Earl Clay (1 episode, 1978)
The Choirboys (1977) Drobeck
Just a Little Inconvenience (1977) (TV) Dave Erickson
The Legend of Frank Woods (1977) Deputy
Hunter Raymond Spencer (1 episode, 1977)
Enigma (1977) Colonel Valentine
The Quest Marshal Pullman (1 episode, 1976)
Law of the Land (1976) (TV) Sheriff Pat Lambrose
Police Story Butrcher / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1976)
The Runaway Barge (1975) (TV) Capt. Buckshot Bates
Caribe David Mayfield (1 episode, 1975)
Satan's Triangle (1975) (TV) Hal Bancroft
The Parallax View (1974) Sen. John Hammond
The Streets of San Francisco Reid Bradshaw / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
The Cowboys (1974) TV series Marshal Bill Winter (unknown episodes)
Gunsmoke Clell Williams / ... (12 episodes, 1961-1974)
Inferno in Paradise (1974) Rocky Stratton
Banacek Ed McKay (1 episode, 1973)
Kung Fu Sheriff Grogan / ... (2 episodes, 1973)
Deliver Us from Evil (1973) (TV) Dixie
One Little Indian (1973) Trail boss
Cannon Roden (1 episode, 1973)
Jigsaw (1 episode, 1972)
Bad Company (1972) Marshal
The F.B.I. Ellis Bengston (1 episode, 1972)
The Honkers (1972) Sheriff Potter
The Sixth Sense Anson Beige (1 episode, 1972)
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Peter Merlino (1 episode, 1972)
Night Gallery Abe Bennett (1 episode, 1972)
The Trackers (1971) (TV) Sheriff Naylor
Big Jake (1971) Head of lynching party
Vanished (1971) (TV) Capt. Coolidge
The Virginian McKinley / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1971)
Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971) Police Sgt. Martin
Rio Lobo (1970) Rio Lobo Deputy
Monte Walsh (1970) Cal Brennan
The High Chaparral Robbins (1 episode, 1970)
Five Bloody Graves (1970) Clay Bates
Daniel Boone Carpenter / ... (4 episodes, 1966-1969)
The Ice House (1969) Jake
Death Valley Days Big John / ... (9 episodes, 1953-1969)
Bonanza Johnny / ... (3 episodes, 1961-1968)
They Ran for Their Lives (1968) Vince Ballard
The Guns of Will Sonnett Sheriff Hawks (1 episode, 1968)
The Road Hustlers (1968) Noah Reedy
Cimarron Strip Clo Vardeman (1 episode, 1967)
Hondo Krantz (3 episodes, 1967)
Fort Utah (1967) Scarecrow
Hondo and the Apaches (1967) (TV) Krantz
Border Lust (1967)
El Dorado (1966) Jim Purvis (Bart Jason's foreman)
The Time Tunnel Col. Jim Bowie (1 episode, 1966)
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966) Marshal MacPhee
Branded Swaney / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Rawhide Sam Jason / ... (2 episodes, 1962-1965)
Laredo Sheriff Wes Cottrell (1 episode, 1965)
Zebra in the Kitchen (1965) Adam Carlyle
Perry Mason George Tabor / ... (2 episodes, 1962-1964)
Wagon Train Dan Ryan / ... (4 episodes, 1960-1964)
Iron Angel (1964) Sgt. Walsh
Laramie Ben McKittrick / ... (4 episodes, 1960-1963)
Alcoa Premiere Tim (1 episode, 1963)
The Donna Reed Show Red (1 episode, 1963)
Have Gun
Stoney Burke Shep Winters (1 episode, 1962)
Tales of Wells Fargo Al Porter / ... (3 episodes, 1957-1962)
Thriller Marshal (1 episode, 1962)
The Aquanauts Sam Hogarth (1 episode, 1961)
Gunslinger Jeb Crane (1 episode, 1961)
Outlaws Steed (1 episode, 1961)
The Gambler Wore a Gun (1961) (as James Davis) Case Silverthorne
COronado 9 Barton Kincaid (1 episode, 1961)
Frontier Uprising (1961) (as James Davis) Jim Stockton
The Deputy Trace Faylen (1 episode, 1961)
Manhunt Catlin / ... (2 episodes, 1961)
General Electric Theater Cole Treuitt (1 episode, 1960)
The Tall Man Bob Orringer (2 episodes, 1960)
Rescue 8 Wes Cameron (73 episodes, 1958-1960)
Noose for a Gunman (1960) Case Britton
Yancy Derringer Bullet Pike (1 episode, 1959)
Alias Jesse James (1959) Frank James
A Lust to Kill (1959) Marshal Matt Gordon
Monster from Green Hell (1958) Dr. Quent Brady
Flaming Frontier (1958) Col. Hugh Carver
Wolf Dog (1958) Jim Hughes
M Squad Harry Evans / ... (1 episode, 1958)
Toughest Gun in Tombstone (1958) Johnny Ringo
26 Men Father Diego (1 episode, 1958)
Raiders of Old California (1957) Angus Clyde McKane
Apache Warrior (1957) Ben Ziegler
The Last Stagecoach West (1957) Bill Cameron
The Restless Breed (1957) Ed Newton
Playhouse 90 Sheriff (1 episode, 1957)
The Badge of Marshal Brennan (1957) Jeff Har
The O. Henry Playhouse (1 episode, 1957)
The Millionaire Jim Driskill (1 episode, 1957)
Duel at Apache Wells (1957) Dean Cannary
The Quiet Gun (1957) Ralph Carpenter
Frontier Gambler (1956) Tony Burton
The Maverick Queen (1956) Stranger, the real Jeff Younger
Blonde Bait (1956) Nick Randall
The Wild Dakotas (1956) Aaron Baring
The Bottom of the Bottle (1956) George Cady
Last of the Desperados (1955) Chief Deputy John Poe
The Vanishing American (1955) Glendon
Cavalier Theatre J.L. Armstrong (1 episode, 1955)
Cavalcade of America J.L. Armstrong (1 episode, 1955)
The Last Command (1955) Ben Evans
Stories of the Century Matt Clark (39 episodes, 1954-1955)
Timberjack (1955) Poole
Hell's Outpost (1954) Sam Horne
Fireside Theatre Hansen (4 episodes, 1951-1954)
Outlaw's Daughter (1954) Marshal Dan Porter
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode, 1954)
The Outcast (1954) Major Linton Cosgrave
The Big Chase (1954) Brad Miggs
Jubilee Trail (1954) Silky (L.A. Saloon owner)
Cowboy G-Men Dance, Shafer Henchman / ... (4 episodes, 1952-1953)
The President's Lady (1953) (uncredited) Jason Robards
Woman They Almost Lynched (1953) Cole Younger
Bandit Island (1953) Brad Miggs
Ride the Man Down (1952) Red Courteen
Woman of the North Country (1952) Steve Powell
The Big Sky (1952) Streak
The Unexpected Detective (1 episode, 1952)
Rose of Cimarron (1952) Willie Whitewater
Gang Busters Capt. Stewart (1 episode)
Dangerous Assignment Bill / ... (4 episodes, 1952)
The Sea Hornet (1951) Tony Sullivan
Silver Canyon (1951) Wade McQuarrie
Little Big Horn (1951) Cpl. Doan Moylan
Cavalry Scout (1951) Lieutenant Spauldiing
Oh! Susanna (1951) Ira Jordan
Three Desperate Men (1951) Fred Denton
California Passage (1950) Lincoln 'Linc' Corey
The Showdown (1950) Cochran
The Cariboo Trail (1950) Bill Miller (Walsh henchman)
Hi-Jacked (1950) Joe Harper
The Savage Horde (1950) Lt. Mike Baker
Yes Sir That's My Baby (1949) Joe Tascarelli
Brimstone (1949) Nick Courteen
Hellfire (1949) Gyp Stoner
Red Stallion in the Rockies (1949) Dave Ryder
Winter Meeting (1948) (as James Davis) Slick Novak
The Fabulous Texan (1947) Sam Bass
Merton of the Movies (1947) (uncredited) Von Strutt's Assistant
The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947) Badge Dessark
The Beginning or the End (1947) Pilot at Tinian
Gallant Bess (1946) Harry
Somewhere in the Night (1946) (uncredited)
Up Goes Maisie (1946) (uncredited) Matthews (businessman)
What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945) (as James Davis) Sgt. Hill
Swing Shift Maisie (1943) (uncredited) Investigator
Salute to the Marines (1943) (uncredited) Private Saunders
Three Hearts for Julia (1943) (uncredited) Daily Globe staff member
Stand by for Action (1942) (uncredited) Talker
Tennessee Johnson (1942) (uncredited) Reporter
Keep 'Em Sailing (1942) Seaman Joseph Cummins
Northwest Rangers (1942) (uncredited) Mountie with warrant
White Cargo (1942) (uncredited) Seaplane pilot


In the early 1970s, he appeared in a widely aired television commercial for Carnation non-dairy coffee creamer. He played a man who found and used it in an apartment that friends lent him.

He was very close to "Dallas" (1978) co-star Victoria Principal, who bore a strong resemblance to his late daughter, and he had Principal's picture along with his daughter's in his pocket when he was buried.

In April 1981 the writers of "Dallas" (1978) decided not to write his death into the storyline right away. They initially thought about replacing him with another actor, but out of respect decided that only Davis should play Jock Ewing. Jock was kept alive on the show (he was down in South America drilling for oil) until early 1982 when it was learned that he died in a plane crash.



Spouse : Blanche Hammerer (1945 - 26 April 1981) (his death) 1 child

Only child Tara Diane (15 January 1953-9 February 1970) died in a car crash at age 16.

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