Steve Kanaly

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Steve Kanaly
BornSteven Francis Kanaly
(1946-03-14) March 14, 1946 (age 67)
Burbank, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1972-present
Spouse(s)Brent Power (1975-present) 2 children
 
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Steve Kanaly
BornSteven Francis Kanaly
(1946-03-14) March 14, 1946 (age 67)
Burbank, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1972-present
Spouse(s)Brent Power (1975-present) 2 children

Steven Francis "Steve" Kanaly (born March 14, 1946) is an American actor, best known for his role as Ray Krebbs in the CBS primetime soap opera Dallas.

Life and career[edit]

Kanaly was born in Burbank, California and attended California State University.[1] Kanaly served in the Vietnam War as a radio operator with the First Air Cavalry Division. He provided details of his experiences to John Milius for the Colonel Kilgore character scenes in Apocalypse Now.[2]

Kanaly is best known for his role as Ray Krebbs, foreman of the Southfork Ranch, on the prime-time soap opera Dallas from 1978 to 1989. He reprised the role for the final episode of the series in 1991, and again for the made-for-TV reunion movie Dallas: War of the Ewings in 1998. He reprised the role again in the 2012 TNT revival attending his nephew Christopher's wedding.[3] In 2013, Kanaly is again to reprise the role of Ray Krebbs to attend the funeral of J.R..[4] During Dallas' run, he also guested in other series, including Time Express in 1979.

From 1994-1995, he also had a role on the ABC daytime drama series All My Children as "Seabone Hunkle", the father of Dixie Cooney Martin (played by Cady McClain). Kanaly has also guest starred on numerous other television shows. In film, he collaborated frequently with writer-director John Milius, appearing in, among others, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, Dillinger, The Wind and the Lion and Big Wednesday. Milius befriended Kanaly when they attended the same shooting range in California, and turned him to acting by recommending him to John Huston for Roy Bean. Other film roles include The Terminal Man, My Name is Nobody and Midway. He also starred as J.T. Fuller in an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger titled "Widow Maker".

In 1992, Kanaly and his former Dallas screen wife, actress Susan Howard, were featured in NRA advertisements promoting responsible firearms ownership.[5] He and his wife live on a ranch in Ojai, California. He is a highly regarded watercolor artist.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1972The Life and Times of Judge Roy BeanLucky Jim
1973DillingerPretty Boy Floyd
1973My Name is NobodyFalse barber
1974The Sugarland ExpressJessup
1974The Terminal ManEdmonds
1974Act of VengeanceTom
1975The Wind and the LionCapt. Jerome
1976MidwayLt. Cmdr. Lance E. "Lem" Massey
1978Big WednesdaySally's Husband
1984FleshburnDr. Sam MacKenzie
1986BalboaSam Cole
1988HeadhunterCaptain Ted Calvin
1989Last Stand at Lang MeiMaj. Verdun
1991Driving Me CrazyMr. Goodwyn
1992Double TroubleKent
1994Pumpkinhead II: Blood WingsJudge DixonDirect-to-video
1997Midnight BlueCollier
1997The MarksmenHank MaddenAlso director
1998Scorpio OneCmdr. Wilson
2002Leaving the LandSheriff ButlerAlso director
2007Lost in PlainviewDetective

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1973ChaseJockEpisode: "Sizzling Stones"
1974Melvin Purvis G-MANSam CowleyTV Movie
1976Starsky & HutchKimEpisode: "Silence"
1976The Bionic WomanTannerEpisode: "Assault on the Princess"
1976Amelia EarhartGordonTV Mini-series
1976The QuestTurkEpisode: "Day of Outrage"
1977Police StoryBob ZieffEpisode: "Trial Board"
1977The November PlanParkerTV Movie
1977Young Joe, the Forgotten KennedyRay PierceTV Movie
1978Hawaii Five-OGlen FallonEpisode: "The Sleeper"
1978–89, 1991DallasRay KrebbsSeries regular, 286 episodes
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Prime Time (1984, 1985, 1988)
TV Land Pop Culture Award (2006)
Nominated - Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Prime Time (1986, 1989)
1979Time ExpressMichael BennettEpisode: "The Death/Boxer"
1979Charlie's AngelsHarold SimsEpisode: "Avenging Angel"
1980To Find My SonArthur GwenTV Movie
1982Fantasy IslandKenEpisode: "The Beautiful Skeptic/The Lost Platoon"
1983Fantasy IslandAllen DalyEpisode: "Revenge of the Forgotten/Charo"
1980-1983The Love BoatBill Davis / Mr. Massey3 episodes
1984HotelEd KerwinEpisode: "Mistaken Identities"
1985HotelZack ShepherdEpisode: "Love and Honor"
1989The Twilight ZoneScoutEpisode: "Stranger in Possum Meadows"
1992FBI: The Untold StoriesAgt. Bob KaneEpisode: "Colonel Penn"
1993In the Heat of the NightCowboy HabershamEpisode: "Incident at Brewer's Pond"
1993-1994Okavango: The Wild FrontierJ.D. HelmsSeries regular, 14 episodes
1994The Last Chance Detectives: Mystery Lights of Navajo MesaSheriff SmittyTV Movie
1994-1995All My ChildrenSeabone HunkleSeries regular
1995The Last Chance Detectives: Legend of the Desert BigfootSheriff SmittyTV Movie
1996The Last Chance Detectives: Escape from Fire LakeSheriff SmittyTV Movie
1998Dallas: War of the EwingsRay KrebbsTV Movie
1998The Cowboy and the Movie StarFrank DumasTV Movie
1999Walker, Texas RangerJ.T. FullerEpisode: "Widow Maker"
2004The DivisionDuke WininghamEpisode: "Rush to the Door"
2012-2013DallasRay Krebbs3 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steve Kanaly Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  2. ^ Profile at www.ultimatedallas.com
  3. ^ "Keck's Exclusives: TNT's Dallas to Serve Up More Lucy and Ray - Today's News: Our Take". TVGuide.com. 2011-11-10. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  4. ^ "Keck's Exclusives First Look: Dallas Lays J.R. to Rest - Today's News: Our Take". TVGuide.com. 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  5. ^ David Massey - Goldlion (1946-03-14). "Official Dallas website Dallas actor Steve Kanaly". Ultimatedallas.com. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  6. ^ David Massey - Goldlion (1946-03-14). "Official Dallas website Dallas actor Steve Kanaly". Ultimatedallas.com. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 

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