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Ted Shackleford (Garrison "Gary" Ewing)

Ted Shackleford started off as a replacement actor to appear in a few episodes of Dallas.He filled the shoes of former Gary Ewing - played by David Ackroyd. Today, Ted is thankful he got the call, and is known the world over, as Gary Ewing. If it wasn't for Ted's character, there would be no Knots Landing, Knots Landing was designed as a spin-off from Dallas as we all know, but it was meant to be based on Gary, and his wife Valene.

As the weeks progressed, Knots Landing became a family favorite, and wasn't based solely on the Ewing household, but a whole Cul-De-Sac, known to many as Seaview Circle.

Ted re-appeared as Gary Ewing, in the 1997 two part reunion of Knots Landing, entitled Back To The Cul-De-Sac. Today, Ted is still an active actor, and has most recently appeared in shows such as

This is how Ted looked during the early years of Knots Landing.

This is a recent cast shot of Ted Shackleford, pictured with a co-star from the show Space Precinct.

Ted Shackleford's List Of TV and Film Projects.

Below is a list of all of Ted's TV and Film projects, from when Knots Landing finished to the present day.

Miracle Dogs (2003) (TV) .... Dr. Ben Logan
Intimate Portrait: Joan Van Ark (2002) (TV) .... Himself
Panic (2001) .... Captain O'Kelly
Jane White Is Sick & Twisted (2001) .... Eddie
Cruel Intentions 2 (2000) (TV) (uncredited)
Intimate Portrait: Donna Mills (1998) (TV) .... Himself
"Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac" (1997) (mini) TV Series .... Gary Ewing
Stolen Women, Captured Hearts (1997) (TV) .... Reverend Brewster
"Savannah" (1996) TV Series .... Charles Alexander (1996)
Sweet Temptation (1996) (TV) .... Les Larson
"Space Precinct" (1994) TV Series .... Lieutenant Patrick Brogan
Spider and the Fly, The (1994) (TV) .... Michael Moore
Harvest for the Heart (1994) (TV) .... Jacob 'Jake' Hansen
Dying to Remember (1993) (TV) .... Mark Gage
Knots Landing Block Party, The (1993) (TV) .... Himself
Mother of the Bride (1993) (TV) .... John Hix
Baby of the Bride (1991) (TV) .... John Hix

Ted Shackleford's Most Recent Projects.

Ted maintains a busy acting career, and his most recent, or should i say, upcoming feature, is a film entitled Miracle Dogs. The film is currently in production and is penciled in for release sometime 2004. The film is based on a book, in which a dog named Annie beats cancer. It is set to be a tear jerker, and what's perhaps best about this film, is that Ted will be reuntied with actress Rue McClanahan. Ted and Rue worked together on the hugely funny and successful "bride" films, Ted starred in 2, and they were made early 1990's, so ten years on, Rue and Ted will be working together again. Keep an eye out on this movie, which is being made for TV.

Aside from his career, Ted remains married to his wife of 10 years Annette Wolfe.


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Ted Shackelford


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