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Ted Shackelford

Ted Shackelford
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Shackelford in 1990
Theodore Tillman Shackelford III

(1946-06-23) June 23, 1946 (age 73)
Years active1975-present
Spouse(s)Janis Leverenz (1976–1987)
Annette Wolfe (1991–present)[1]
Partner(s)Teri Austin (1987–1989) [2]

Theodore Tillman Shackelford III (born June 23, 1946) is an American actor. He played Gary Ewing in the CBS television series Knots Landing (1979–1993);[3] since 2006, he has appeared in a recurring role on the CBS soap The Young and the Restless, portraying twin brothers William and Jeffrey Bardwell.

Life and career

Shackelford was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and went to college at the University of Denver. He appeared in the role as Ray Gordon on the daytime soap opera Another World from 1975 to 1977. He has also appeared in roles on Wonder Woman and most recently in The Division. He also starred in the British science fiction series Space Precinct. Shackelford is best known for his role as Gary Ewing on the CBS television series Knots Landing, in which he starred from 1979 to 1993.[1] He also appeared as Gary Ewing on several episodes of CBS's Dallas. The role was originally played by actor David Ackroyd, who was unable to return for future appearances after his 1978 turn as the character.

On February 2, 2006, Shackelford joined the cast of the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless as Genoa City district attorney William Bardwell.[4] His last air date on the popular soap as William Bardwell was on July 18, 2007, when his character succumbed to complications caused by a stroke. However, on August 7, 2007, Shackelford returned to the show as Bardwell's identical twin brother, Jeffrey Bardwell.

In 2013, Shackelford reprised the role of Gary Ewing in three episodes of the new Dallas series on TNT, in one of which he was reunited with Joan Van Ark as Valene.[5][6]



  1. ^ a b Brennan, Patricia (1992) "Ted Shackleford Ponders Life after 'Knots Landing'", The Sunday Gazette, March 15, 1992, p. 44. Retrieved January 17, 2016
  2. ^ "Live Wire Teri Austin turns a Knots Plot into a Real-Life Romance". May 4, 1987. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
  3. ^,6412884&dq=ted-shackelford&hl=en, St. Petersburg Times
  4. ^ Ted Shackelford on AllMovie , Allmovie
  5. ^ William Keck (October 17, 2012). "Keck's Exclusives: Dallas Stages a Knots Landing Reunion". TV Guide. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
  6. ^ "'Dallas' bringing back 'Knots Landing's Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark". Digital Spy. October 18, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2013.

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