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Larry Haghman

J.R. Ewing in Dallas

Photos Larry Haghman Birth name: Larry Haghman
Birth date: 1931/09/13
Date of death : 2012/11/23 (81 years old)
Birth place : Fox Worth

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Biography for Larry Haghman

The son of a legendary actress (Mary Martin) and a district attorney, Larry Hagman was born Larry Hageman in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 21, 1931. After his parents' divorce, he moved to Los Angeles to live with his grandmother. When he was 12, his grandmother died and he moved back to his mother's place, who had remarried and was launching a Broadway career. After attending Bard College in New York State, he decided to follow his mother's acting road. His first stage tryout was with the Margo Jones Theatre-in-the-Round in Dallas, Texas. He then appeared in the New York City Center production of "Taming the Shrew," followed by a year in regional theater. In his early-to-mid twenties, Larry moved to England as a member of the cast of his mother's stage show, "South Pacific", and was a member of the cast for five years. After that, he enrolled in the U.S. Air Force, where he produced and directed several series for members of the service. After completing his service in the Air Force, Larry returned to New York City for a series of Broadway and off-Broadway plays, esp. "Once Around the Block", "Career", "Comes A Day", "A Priest in the House", "The Beauty Part", "The Warm Peninsula", "The Nervous Set" among many others. He began his television career in 1961 with a number of guest appearances on shows as "The ALCOA Hour". He was later chosen to be in the popular daytime series "The Edge of Night" (1956), in which he starred for 2 years. But that was his start, he later went on to become the friendliest television star in the NBC sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965), in which he played the amiable astronaut, Anthony Nelson. In the series, his life was endangered by this gorgeous blonde bombshell genie played by Barbara Eden. The series ran for 5 years and after that, he continued his success in "The Good Life" (1971) and "Here We Go Again" (1973), as well as a number of guest-starring roles on many series. He was also with Lauren Bacall in the television version of the hit Broadway musical Applause (1973) (TV). In 1977, "Dallas" (1978) came aboard and Larry's career was secured. He credits "Superchick" for convincing him to do the show. This program of an excessively rich Texas family, was one of the best, beloved, most-watched shows of all time as he portrayed the role of the evil yet perverted millionaire J.R. Ewing, the man who loved to be hated. The series ran for an amazing 14 1/2 seasons and the "Who shot J.R.?" episode remains the second highly-rated television show in the history of the satellite. Since his name was familiar with Texas, it was suiting that he hosted "Lone Star" (1985), an eight-part documentary series related to the history of Texas, for the Public Television Stations. That aired while celebrating the 150th anniversary of Texas as an independent republic. In the spring of 1987, Kari-Lorimar released "Larry Hagman--Stop Smoking for Life:. Proceeds from this home video were donated to the American Cancer Society. In July 1995, he needed a liver transplant in order for him to regain his life back after years of strong drinking that led to cirrhosis. He went over to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for this where he spent 7 weeks in the hospital, and an operation took 16 hours but saved his life. In July 1996, 1 year after he had a new liver, he served as the National Spokesperson for the 1996 U.S. Transplant Games presented by the National Kidney Foundation and, on November 2, he later received the Award for his efforts in escalating public awareness of the concept of organ donation. Today, he continues to serve as an advocate of organ donation and transplantation. In November 1996, he starred in Dallas: J.R. Returns (1996) (TV), a 2-hour movie in which the ratings were a huge success for CBS, as well as in the network's one-hour, drama series "Orleans" (1997) when his role of Judge Luther Charbonnet gave him some of the best reviews of his 36-year-career. When he was feeling better than he had for so many years, he completed his 2 movie projects: The Third Twin (1997) (TV), a four hour mini-series based on the author's best selling novel, that aired on CBS, and Mike Nichols's Primary Colors (1998), a film based on the best-selling book by a journalist, Joe Klein. Starring in that film were John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates and Adrian Lester. Larry played Governor Picker, an antipolitics politician who stands a grave danger crisis to the governor's bid for office. Primary Colors was his second presidential film having also appeared in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995). Following these movies, his second Dallas reunion movie, Dallas: War of the Ewings (1998) (TV), aired on CBS. He also served as Executive Producer. Away from films, Larry is actively involved in a series of civic and philanthropic events. An adamant non-smoker, he served as the chairperson of the American Cancer Society's "Great American Smokeout", from 1981 to 1992.


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Title Role
Nip/Tuck Burt Landau (5 episodes, 2006)
The Simpsons Wallace Brady (1 episode, 2006)
Dallas: War of the Ewings (1998) (TV) John Ross 'J.R.' Ewing, Jr.
Primary Colors (1998) Gov. Fred Picker
The Third Twin (1997) (TV) Berrington Jones
Orleans Judge Luther Charbonnet (6 episodes, 1997)
Dallas: J.R. Returns (1996) (TV) John Ross 'J.R.' Ewing, Jr.
Nixon (1995) 'Jack Jones'
Staying Afloat (1993) (TV) Alexander Hollingsworth III
Dallas John Ross 'J.R.' Ewing, Jr. / ... (357 episodes, 1978-1991)
Schlo├č am W├Ârthersee, Ein J.R. (1 episode, 1991)
Dallas: The Early Years (1986) (TV) Narrator (J.R. Ewing)
Deadly Encounter (1982) (TV) Sam
Knots Landing J.R. Ewing (5 episodes, 1980-1982)
Jag rodnar (1981) Larry Hagman
S.O.B. (1981) Dick Benson
Police Story Alan R. Richardson / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1979)
Superman (1978) Major
Sword of Justice Doyle Rettig (1 episode, 1978)
Last of the Good Guys (1978) (TV) (uncredited) Sergeant Frank O'Malley
The President's Mistress (1978) (TV) Ed Murphy
A Double Life (1978) (TV) Doyle Rettig
The Rockford Files Paul T. Grisham / ... (1 episode, 1977)
Intimate Strangers (1977) (TV) Mort Burns
Checkered Flag or Crash (1977) Bo Cochran
McMillan & Wife Dr. Wesley Corman (1 episode, 1977)
The Rhinemann Exchange (1977) (mini) TV mini-series Col. Edmund Pace
Cry for Justice (1977)
The Eagle Has Landed (1976) Col. Pitts
The Big Bus (1976) Doctor in parking lot
The Return of the World's Greatest Detective (1976) (TV) Sherman Holmes
Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976) Murdoch
Barnaby Jones Dr. Frank Rickers (1 episode, 1975)
The Streets of San Francisco Terry Vine (1 episode, 1975)
Ellery Queen Paul Gardner (1 episode, 1975)
Three for the Road Gordo Thurgate (1 episode, 1975)
Harry O Bernie Roth (1 episode, 1975)
Doctors' Hospital (1 episode, 1975)
Marcus Welby, M.D. (2 episodes, 1970-1975)
McCoy Darnell (1 episode, 1975)
The Big Rip-Off (1975) (TV) Frank Darnell
Sarah T.
McCloud Larry Harris (1 episode, 1974)
Police Woman Tony Bonner (1 episode, 1974)
Hurricane (1974) (TV) Paul Damon
Harry and Tonto (1974) Eddie Coombes
Sidekicks (1974) (TV) Quince Drew
Lucas Tanner Officer Morgan (1 episode, 1974)
Stardust (1974) Porter Lee Austin
Love Story Dick Madison (1 episode, 1973)
What Are Best Friends For? (1973) (TV) Frank Ross
Blood Sport (1973) (TV) Coach Marshall
The Alpha Caper (1973) (TV) Tudor
The Toy Game (1973) Major
Applause (1973) (TV) Bill Sampson
Medical Center Glenn Dorsey (1 episode, 1973)
Here We Go Again (1973) TV series Richard Evans (unknown episodes)
Antonio (1973) Mark Hunter
No Place to Run (1972) (TV) Jay Fox
Beware! The Blob (1972) Hobo
Getting Away from It All (1972) (TV) Fred Clark
A Howling in the Woods (1971) (TV) Eddie Crocker
The Good Life (1971) TV series Albert Miller
The Hired Hand (1971) (uncredited) Sheriff (in TV version)
Vanished (1971) (TV) Jerry Frytag
The Name of the Game Dean Chasen (1 episode, 1971)
Dan August Art Lewis (1 episode, 1971)
Night Gallery Cedric Acton (1 episode, 1970)
Love, American Style (segment Love and the Psychiatrist) (1 episode, 1970)
Up in the Cellar (1970) Maurice Camber
I Dream of Jeannie Anthony 'Tony' Nelson / ... (126 episodes, 1965-1970)
Three's a Crowd (1969) (TV) Jim Carson
The Group (1966) Harald Peterson
The Rogues (1964) TV series Mark Fleming (unknown episodes, 1965)
In Harm's Way (1965) Lt. J.G. Cline
Mr. Broadway Luke (1 episode, 1964)
Fail-Safe (1964) Buck
The DuPont Show of the Week Boyd / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ensign Pulver (1964) Billings
Sette contro la morte (1964) Capt. Wilson
The Defenders Edmund Lockwood / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
The Silver Burro (1963) (TV)
Play of the Week (1 episode, 1960)
Diagnosis: Unknown Don Harding (1 episode, 1960)
The Edge of Night (1956) TV series Ed Gibson / ... (unknown episodes, 1961-1963)
The United States Steel Hour (1 episode, 1958)
Sea Hunt (3 episodes, 1958)
The DuPont Show of the Month Kyle (1 episode, 1958)
Harbourmaster (1 episode, 1958)
Kraft Television Theatre (1 episode, 1958)
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1958) (TV)
Search for Tomorrow (1951) TV series Curt Williams (unknown episodes, 1957)
Goodyear Television Playhouse (1 episode, 1957)


Broke his collar bone when he was a child.

Loves motorcycles, and owns a Harley.

Offered to pay for drug rehab for Robert Downey Jr. in 1996, after Downey asked to borrow $100,000 from him.

Has a ring made from the gallstones that were removed during his liver transplant.

Served in the U.S. Air Force.

He met his wife while he was stationed in England, UK.

He refuses to speak one day a week, simply as a test of his self discipline.

Had a liver transplant. [1996]

Earned a reported $75,000 to $100,000 an episode for "Dallas" (1978) in 1980.

Requires autograph seekers to sing a song for him or tell him a joke before giving his autograph. He says that he does it so he gets something back from his fans.

Attended Bard College in Anandale-on-the-Hudson, New York for one year

He produced and directed shows for servicemen while he was stationed in the U. S. Air Force.

Chairman of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout

Enjoys skiing, backpacking, fishing, sailing, and touring in his personally designed custom motorhome

Collects canes, hats and flags

Is a huge supporter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Used to live next door to Burgess Meredith in the early 1980s.

Is a vegetarian.

Is a long-time friend of the late 'Carroll O'Connor (I)', and spoke at O'Connor's funeral on 26 June 2001. O'Connor gave Hagman's daughter, Heidi Hagman, a part in "Archie Bunker's Place" (1979) in the early 1980s.

His Ojai, California ranch is called Heaven.

Turned down the starring role on the short-lived sitcom "The Waverly Wonders" in favor of "Dallas" (1978).

The Malibu house in which he used to live is now owned by the singer Sting.

Was best friends with legendary Who drummer Keith Moon whom he met on the set of the movie Stardust (1974).

Although he still requires autograph seekers to sing him a song or recite a poem, he no longer ask for them to tell him a joke because the fans would tell him dirty jokes.

Made his stage debut as a Seabee in the London production of "South Pacific", which starred his mother. In 1989, Mary Martin would recall, "Larry could really sing, too. Still can, but he doesn't like to". Another Seabee, also making his stage debut in the production, was Sean Connery.

Was one of the few players on "Dallas" (1978) to stay on for the entire series.

Holds the record for the greatest number of consecutive appearances by a leading actor in an hour-long prime time dramatic series, for his 357 appearances on "Dallas" (1978).

Is the only actor to appear in all 357 episodes of "Dallas" (1978).

Is good friends with Donna Mills. She starred with him as his wife in a short-lived 1971 sitcom, just 9 years before she starred with him again on, "Knots Landing" (1979).

Is an avid fan of "The Sopranos" (1999).

Bears a striking resemblance to professional wrestling announcer Jim Ross. Ross is often simply referred to as "J.R."

Best remembered by the public for his starring roles as J.R. Ewing in Dallas (1978) and as Major Tony Nelson in I Dream of Jeannie (1965).



Spouse : Maj Axelsson (18 December 1954 - present) 2 children

Son of Mary Martin.

Son is Preston Hagman. Daughter, Heidi Hagman, appeared in "All in the Family" spinoff.

Daughter, Kristina Mary Heidi Hagman, born 17 February 1958.

Son, Preston Hagman, born 2 May 1962.

Is Bridget Fonda's godfather.

His wife is from Sweden, and they own a house in her old hometown Sundsvall, that they visit every year.

Granddaughters: Noelle, Rebecca, and Tara.

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