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Jim Davis

Highest Rated:   100% El Dorado (1967)
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Jim Davis' show business career began in a circus where he worked as a tent-rigger. He came to Los Angeles as a traveling salesman in 1940, gradually drifting into the movies following an MGM screen test with Esther Williams. After six long years in minor roles, he was "introduced" in 1948's Winter Meeting, co-starring with Bette Davis (no relation, though the Warner Bros. publicity department made much of the fact that the two stars shared the same name). He never caught on as a romantic lead, however, and spent most of the 1950s in secondary roles often as Western heavies. He starred in two syndicated TV series, Stories of the Century (1954) and Rescue 8 (1958-1959), and made at least 200 guest star appearances on other programs. Jim Davis is best known today for his work as oil-rich Jock Ewing on the prime time TV serial Dallas, a role he held down from 1978 to his unexpected death following surgery in 1981.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Big Chase
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Garfield's Pet Force
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
2009
No Score Yet Garfield's Funfest
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
2008
No Score Yet Garfield Gets Real
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
2007
No Score Yet Garfield Travel Adventures
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet The Day Time Ended
  • Grant Williams
2001
No Score Yet Garfield's Feline Fantasies
  • Screenwriter
1990
No Score Yet Garfield's Babes and Bullets
  • Screenwriter
1989
No Score Yet Ninja Force of Assassins
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Garfield: His 9 Lives
  • Screenwriter
1988
No Score Yet Garfield Christmas Special
  • Screenwriter
1987
No Score Yet Garfield
  • Screenwriter
1987
No Score Yet Garfield: In Paradise
  • Screenwriter
1986
No Score Yet Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige
  • Wilkenson
1981
70% Comes a Horseman
  • Julie Blocker
1978
No Score Yet Killing Stone
  • Actor
1978
44% The Choirboys
  • Capt. Drobeck
1977
No Score Yet Law of the Land
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet The Runaway Barge
  • Capt. Buckshot Bates
1975
90% The Parallax View
  • Sen. Hammond
1974
No Score Yet One Little Indian
  • Trail Boss
1973
92% Bad Company
  • Marshal
1972
68% Rio Lobo
  • Riley
1971
83% Big Jake
  • Head of Lynching Party
1971
88% Monte Walsh
  • Cal
1970
No Score Yet Five Bloody Graves
  • Clay Bates
1970
No Score Yet Fort Utah
  • Scarecrow
1967
100% El Dorado
  • Jim Purvis, Jason's Foreman
1967
No Score Yet Zebra in the Kitchen
  • Adam Carlyle
1965
14% Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter
  • Marshal McFee
1965
No Score Yet Iron Angel
  • Sgt. Walsh
1964
No Score Yet Noose for a Gunman
  • Case Britton
1960
No Score Yet Alias Jesse James
  • Frank James
1959
No Score Yet The Monster from Green Hell
  • Dr. Quent Brady
1958
No Score Yet Toughest Gun in Tombstone
  • Johnny Ringo
1958
No Score Yet The Badge of Marshal Brennan
  • Jeff Harlan / The Strangler
1957
No Score Yet Raiders of Old California
  • Captain Angus Clyde McKane
1957
No Score Yet The Restless Breed
  • Rev. Simmons
1957
No Score Yet A Lust to Kill
  • Marshall Matt Gordon
1957
No Score Yet The Maverick Queen
  • A Stranger
1956
No Score Yet The Bottom of the Bottle (Beyond the River)
  • George Cady
1956
No Score Yet The Last Command
  • Evans
1955
No Score Yet Timberjack
  • Poole
1955
No Score Yet Jubilee Trail
  • Silky
1954
No Score Yet The Outcast
  • Maj. Cosgrave
1954
No Score Yet The President's Lady
  • Jason
1953
No Score Yet Ride the Man Down
  • Red Courteen
1952
100% The Big Sky
  • Streak
1952
No Score Yet Rose of Cimarron
  • Willie Whitewater
1952
No Score Yet Little Big Horn
  • Cpl. Doan Moylan
1951
No Score Yet The Cariboo Trail
  • Miller
1950
No Score Yet The Showdown
  • Cochran
1950
No Score Yet Yes Sir That's My Baby
  • Joe Tascarelli
1949
No Score Yet Hellfire
  • Gyp
1949
No Score Yet Winter Meeting
  • Slick Novak
1948
No Score Yet Romance of Rosy Ridge
  • Badge Dessark
1947
No Score Yet Up Goes Maisie
  • Businessman
1946
No Score Yet Pilot No. 5
  • Military Police
1943
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson
  • Reporter
1942
No Score Yet Safari
  • Gun Bearer No. 1
1940

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Garfield and Friends
1988-1994
  • Creator
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Amazing Race 21
2012
  • Reality cast member
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Garfield Show
2009-2016
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Creator
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
  • John Ross `Jock' Ewing
  • 1989
  • 1986
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Too Close for Comfort
1980-1987
  • Actor
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
  • Roy Bradshaw
  • 1974
  • 1973
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Curtin Gray Williams Ben Rawlins Sheriff Shackwood Luke Rumbaugh Gainier Wes Cameron Carver Carpenter
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1968
  • 1966
  • 1961
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
  • Sheriff Walker
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet The High Chaparral
1967-1971
  • Robbins
  • 1970
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Johnny Wolfe Butler
  • 1968
  • 1965
  • 1961
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
  • Sheriff Jason
  • 1965
  • 1962
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • Tabor
  • 1962

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