Ken Kercheval Net Worth

Are you interested in the total net worth of Ken Kercheval? Famous actors around the world earn huge amounts of money. Ken Kercheval is no exception from this rule. You should know that Ken Kercheval is a Hollywood star, born on unknown in Wolcottville, Indiana, U.S.. Having starred and featured on many hit Hollywood movies and popular TV shows, this actor has amassed a fortune under his belt! His parents are Marine Kercheval, Christine Rieber and he also has a sibling unknown. As a kid and later as an adult, Ken Kercheval attended Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. Born in the American Ken Kercheval is a very talented actor who is also known of having the aliases or nicknames of unknown. He is 5′ 10″ (1.78 m) tall. The total net worth of Ken Kercheval is quite a lot – $3 Million.

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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.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Ken Kercheval
  • Net Worth: $3 Million
  • Date Of Birth: July 15, 1935
  • Place Of Birth: Wolcottville, Indiana, U.S.
  • Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)
  • Profession: Actor, Director
  • Education: Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Cheryl Paris (m. 1994–2004), Ava Fox (m. 1986–1993)
  • Parents: Marine Kercheval, Christine Rieber
  • IMDB:
  • Awards: TV Land Pop Culture Award
  • Movies: Dallas, 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 Shows: Dallas, Search for Tomorrow, How to Survive a Marriage, The Secret Storm


  • Although 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.
  • Was initially cast as Ray Krebbs on Dallas (1978) before being given the role of Cliff Barnes instead.
  • Appeared in almost all of the 357 episodes of Dallas (1978).
  • Along with Larry Hagman, he is one of only two Dallas (1978) cast members to stay with the series throughout its entire run.
  • His father was a doctor and his mother was a nurse.
  • Successfully fought lung cancer in 1993, and had to have a significant portion of his lung removed, as a result of years of heavy smoking
  • Collects early American glass. He also collects regional art of the 1930s and classic Packard automobiles.
  • Attended 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.


Title Year Status Character
The Promise 2017/II filming Dr. Christopher Webber
Surviving in L.A. 2016 Charlie
Dallas 2012-2014 TV Series Cliff Barnes
Bad Ass 2010 Vittorio
Crossing Jordan 2002-2006 TV Series Mr. Payton / Claude Manning
Blind Obsession 2002 Harrison Pendragon
Diagnosis Murder 1993-2000 TV Series Keith Dunn / Duke Fallon / William P. Bissell / …
ER 1998 TV Series Mr. Zwicki
Rusty: A Dog’s Tale 1998 Carl Winthrope
Dallas: J.R. Returns 1996 TV Movie Cliff Barnes
A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor 1994 TV Movie Harlan Richards
Burke’s Law 1994 TV Series Bernie Green
Lovejoy 1993 TV Series Rutherford Lovejoy
Walker, Texas Ranger 1993 TV Series Dr. Slade
Beretta’s Island 1993 Barone
The Golden Palace 1993 TV Series Charlie
Woman on the Ledge 1993 TV Movie Doctor Martin
In the Heat of the Night 1993 TV Series Judge Lawton Gray
Dangerous Curves 1992 TV Series Jimmy Douglas
Murder, She Wrote 1992 TV Series Alex Ericson
L.A. Law 1992 TV Series Al Bremmer
Diagnosis Murder 1992 TV Movie Frank Stevens
California Casanova 1991 Willie
I Still Dream of Jeannie 1991 TV Movie Mr. Simpson
Keeping Secrets 1991 TV Movie Frank Mahoney
Dallas 1978-1991 TV Series Cliff Barnes
Corporate Affairs 1990 Arthur Strickland
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter 1990 TV Movie L.D. Ryan
Highway to Heaven 1988 TV Series Richard Osbourne
Matlock 1987 TV Series Louis Devlin
The New Mike Hammer 1987 TV Series A. Walter Decker
You Are the Jury 1986 TV Series Stanley Nelson
Hotel 1983-1986 TV Series Frank Jessup / Leo Cooney
Glitter 1985 TV Series John Ramsey Jr.
The Love Boat 1981-1984 TV Series Lester Erwin / Don Bartlett
Calamity Jane 1984 TV Movie Buffalo Bill Cody
The Demon Murder Case 1983 TV Movie Richard Clarion
The Patricia Neal Story 1981 TV Movie Dr. Charles Canton
Trapper John, M.D. 1981 TV Series Marty Wicks
Here’s Boomer 1980 TV Series Dr. Haggert
Walking Through the Fire 1979 TV Movie Dr. Freeman
Starsky and Hutch 1979 TV Series Deputy D.A. Clayburn
Too Far to Go 1979 TV Movie Jack Dennis
CHiPs 1978 TV Series Dr. Faraday
Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell 1978 TV Movie Miles Amory
F.I.S.T. 1978 Bernie Marr
Kojak 1973-1978 TV Series Teddy Maclay / Professor Lacey / Ray Fromm
Family 1978 TV Series Mark Adams
Rafferty 1977 TV Series Jerry Parks
The Lincoln Conspiracy 1977 John Surratt
Network 1976 Merrill Grant
Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys 1976 TV Movie District Attorney Tom Knight
The Adams Chronicles 1976 TV Mini-Series James Madison
Beacon Hill 1975 TV Series Dist. Attorney
The Disappearance of Flight 412 1974 TV Movie White
Get Christie Love! 1974 TV Series Alec Palmer
How to Survive a Marriage 1974 TV Series Larry Kirby #2 (1974)
The Seven-Ups 1973 Ansel – Seven-Up
Search for Tomorrow 1972 TV Series Dr. Nick Hunter
The Coming Asunder of Jimmy Bright 1971 TV Movie Jimmy Bright
Cover Me Babe 1970 Jerry
Rabbit, Run 1970 Barney
The Secret Storm 1968 TV Series Archie Borman
Pretty Poison 1968 Harry Jackson
An Enemy of the People 1966 TV Movie Billing
NET Playhouse 1966 TV Series Billing
Hawk 1966 TV Series Clark
The Trials of O’Brien 1965-1966 TV Series Jerry Quinlan / Dr. McCahey
The Doctors and the Nurses 1965 TV Series Mac
The Defenders 1962-1965 TV Series Harry Grant / Jack Wilks
Naked City 1962 TV Series Acting Student
Title Year Status Character
Dallas 1990-1991 TV Series 2 episodes
Title Year Status Character
The Promise 2017/II special thanks filming
Title Year Status Character
This Morning 2012 TV Series Himself
Dallas VIP: 30 Year Reunion at Southfork Ranch 2010 Video documentary
TV Land: Myths and Legends 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself / Cliff Barnes
GMTV 2004 TV Series Himself
After Dallas 2002 TV Movie Himself / Cliff Barnes
TV Road Trip 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (Dallas)
When Shoulderpads Ruled the World 2002 TV Special Himself
After They Were Famous 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Doing Dallas 2000 TV Special Himself / Cliff Barnes
The $10,000 Pyramid 1980-1991 TV Series Himself – Celebrity Contestant
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Sweethearts 1989 TV Series 1989
Hee Haw 1989 TV Series Himself
BAFTA British Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
Super Password 1987-1989 TV Series Himself – Celebrity Contestant
Hour Magazine 1985-1988 TV Series Himself
Blackout 1988 TV Series Himself
The Wil Shriner Show 1987 TV Series Himself
The 32th Annual Thalians Ball 1987 TV Movie Himself
The Morning Program 1987 TV Series Himself
This Is Your Life 1987 TV Special Himself
The CBS Easter Parade 1986 TV Special Host
The New Hollywood Squares 1986 TV Series Himself
Star Search 1985 TV Series Himself – Judge
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour 1984 TV Series Himself – Panelist
Breakaway 1984 TV Series Himself
Tattletales 1983 TV Series Himself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1981 TV Special Himself – Performer
The 7th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1981 TV Special Himself – Accepting Award
All-Star Family Feud Special 1981 TV Series Himself – Celebrity Contestant
Chain Reaction 1980 TV Series Himself
Family Feud 1980 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1979 TV Series Guest Appearance
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Cliff Barnes on ‘Dallas’
SoapTalk 2003 TV Series Cliff Barnes


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