Fast Facts

  • Made his Broadway debut in The Young Abe Lincoln in 1961.  
  • Became a partner in a popcorn company in 1985.
  • Was diagnosed with lung cancer in the 1990s and successfully underwent surgery to remove part of his affected lung.
  • Reprised his role as Cliff Barnes on TNT's Dallas reboot in 2012.


  • Aaron — Son
  • John Kercheval — Father
  • Maddie — Daughter
  • Liza — Daughter
  • Caleb — Son
  • Christine Kercheval — Mother


  • attended Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • attended University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA


  • Birth Name: Ken Kercheval
  • Birth Place: Wolcottville, IN
  • Birthday: July 15, 1935, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor

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