Larry Hagman

Actor
Larry Hagman could boast not one, but two, indelible characters during his storied acting career. After early work off-Broadway and scoring bit parts on several television series, Hagman made headway with a pair of ... Read more »
Born: 09/20/1931 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (82)

Dallas 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dallas 1977 - 1994, 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Pioneers of Television 2013 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living With Ed 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nip/Tuck 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Dallas Reunion: The Return to Southfork 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Sheer Dallas 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Narrator

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Moguls 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV's Most Memorable Weddings 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Victoria Principal 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS: The First 50 Years 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Ken Follett's The Third Twin 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Primary Colors 1998 (Movie)

Governor Fred Picker (Actor)

Dallas: J.R. Returns 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Gail Sheehy's New Passages 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

'Jack Jones' (Actor)

Dame Edna's Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Hats Off to America 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Lone Star: A Television History of Texas 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Edge of Night 1955 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Encounter 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Diana 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Jag rodnar 1981 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

S.O.B. 1981 (Movie)

Dick Benson (Actor)

Intimate Strangers 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Crash 1977 (Movie)

Bo Cochran (Actor)

The Rhinemann Exchange 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Mother Jugs and Speed 1976 (Movie)

Murdoch (Actor)

The Detective 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Hurricane 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Stardust 1975 (Movie)

Porter Lee Austin (Actor)

The Big Bus 1975 (Movie)

Parking Lot Doctor (Actor)

The Eagle Has Landed 1975 (Movie)

Colonel Clarence E Pitts (Actor)

Blood Sport 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry and Tonto 1974 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Love Story 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Sidekicks 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Applause 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Life 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Beware the Blob 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Good Life 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Vanished 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Three's a Crowd 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Up in the Cellar 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Group 1966 (Movie)

Harald Peterson (Actor)

In Harm's Way 1965 (Movie)

Lt Cline (Actor)

Ensign Pulver 1964 (Movie)

Billings (Actor)

Fail Safe 1964 (Movie)

Buck (Actor)

The Cavern 1964 (Movie)

Capt Wilson (Actor)

A Double Life (Movie)

(Actor)

A Howling in the Woods (TV Show)

Actor

Dallas: The Early Years (TV Show)

Actor

Dallas: War of the Ewings (TV Show)

Actor

Getting Away From It All (TV Show)

Actor

Here We Go Again (TV Show)

Actor

I Dream of Jeannie (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Joan Rivers (TV Show)

Narrator

Last of the Good Guys (TV Show)

Actor

No Place to Run (TV Show)

Actor

Orleans (TV Show)

Actor

Staying Afloat (TV Show)

Actor

The Alpha Caper (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Ripoff (TV Show)

Actor

The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Show)

Actor

The President's Mistress (TV Show)

Actor

What Are Best Friends For? (TV Show)

Actor
Director (3)

In the Heat of the Night 1991 - 1994, 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Beware the Blob 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Larry Hagman could boast not one, but two, indelible characters during his storied acting career. After early work off-Broadway and scoring bit parts on several television series, Hagman made headway with a pair of roles in the feature films "Ensign Pulver" (1964) and "Fail Safe" (1964). He soon enjoyed mainstream success as astronaut Anthony Nelson opposite gorgeous wish-granter Barbara Eden on the classic sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie" (NBC, 1965-1970). Hagman later tried his luck with a couple failed sitcoms, while appearances - usually as a unrepentant cad - in films like "Mother, Juggs & Speed" (1976) and "The Eagle Has Landed" (1976) kept him in the public eye, if not always in the most flattering light. Then, after 20 years in the business, the veteran actor became a true television icon as the unscrupulous oil tycoon J.R. Ewing on the pop-culture phenomenon "Dallas" (CBS, 1978-1991). In the years that followed "Dallas," the actor popped up occasionally in films like "Nixon" (1995) and "Primary Colors" (1998), although poor health and lackluster projects stood in the way of a return to the top of the TV ratings. That was until he returned to the city that made him famous, once again starring as J.R. on a series continuation of "Dallas" (TNT, 2012- ), one of the surprise hits of year. By now so famous that even his eyebrows had their own Facebook page, Hagman was once again a primetime star, even in the twilight of his career. Sadly for fans, he would pass away of cancer before the second season of his monumental comeback.

Relationships

Mary DeMerritt

Half-Sister
Born Nov. 4, 1941 to Mary Martin and Richard Halliday

Bridget Fonda Actor

Godchild

Maj Hagman Actor

Wife
Married Dec. 18, 1954 until his death Nov. 23, 2012

Benjamin Hagman

Father
Married Mary Martin Nov. 3, 1929 Divorced 1936

Preston Hagman

Son
Born on May 2, 1962; mother, Maj Hagman

Heidi Hagman Actor

Daughter
Born Feb. 17, 1958; mother, Maj Hagman

Mary Martin Actor

Mother
Born Sept. 1, 1913; Broadway star Died Nov. 3, 1990

EDUCATION

Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson , New York
dropped out after first year

Milestones

2012

Reprised J.R. Ewing role on the TNT reboot of "Dallas" alongside original co-stars Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray

2011

Guest starred on ABC's suburban comedy drama series "Desperate Housewives"

2006

Guest starred on five episodes of "Nip/Tuck" (FX)

2005

Narrated the TLC special "Sheer Dallas"

1998

Cast in featured role in the Mike Nichols-directed political satire "Primary Colors"

1998

Reprised signature role of J.R. Ewing in the TV-movie "Dallas: War of the Ewings" (CBS)

1997

Returned to series TV on the short-lived drama "Orleans" (CBS)

1995

Cast as Jack Jones in Oliver Stone's biographical drama "Nixon"

1980

Made recurring appearances on "Knots Landing" (CBS) as J.R. Ewing

1978

Starred as John Ross (J.R.) Ewing, Jr. on long-running CBS primetime soap "Dallas"

1972

Directed first feature film "Beware the Blob"

1965

Starred opposite Barbara Eden as Capt. (later Maj.) Tony Nelson on NBC sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie"

1964

Made film debut in "Ensign Pulver"

1961

Appeared on daytime drama "The Edge of Night" (ABC, CBS)

1959

Made Broadway debut in "God and Kate Murphy"

1952

Joined U.S. Air Force; directed USO shows

1950

Moved to England to join his mother as cast member of "South Pacific"

Bonus Trivia

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Hagman worked prominently with the American Cancer Society on their anti-smoking campaign; from 1981-88, he served as chairman of their Great American Smokeout project.

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In 1995, Hagman underwent liver replacement surgery after learning of malignant tumor on his already cirrhosis-ravaged liver.

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In October 2011, Hagman announced he had been diagnosed with cancer. The actor assured fans his cancer was highly treatable and that he hoped it would not force him to pull out of TNT's "Dallas" reboot.

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