Ken Kercheval, J.R. Archrival Cliff Barnes on 'Dallas,' Dies at 83

Ken Kercheval, J.R. Archrival Cliff Barnes on 'Dallas,' Dies at 83
Ken Kercheval, the stage-bred actor who portrayed Cliff Barnes, the oil tycoon who was repeatedly bested by Larry Hagman's J.R. Ewing, on the long-running CBS primetime soap opera Dallas, has died. He was 83.

A spokeswoman at the Frist Funeral Home in the actor's hometown of Clinton, Indiana, confirmed his death in a brief conversation Wednesday with The Hollywood Reporter but would not divulge any details. His talent agent, Jeff Fisher, also confirmed the news. Messages left for two of Kercheval's children were not immediately returned.

The Daily Clintonian newspaper reported that he died Sunday evening.

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