Jim Davis Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
Jim Davis Net Worth 2020 – Jim Davis was a prominent American actor and is best remembered for his ‘cowboy’ acts in several movies and also for his role in the TV series ‘Dallas’. Davis’s career had a modest beginning and he initially worked as a tent-rigger in a circus.
Jim Davis was born as Marlin Jim Davis to Lucian Davis and Ethyl Offutt Davis in Edgerton, Missouri. His parents were the owners of a funeral home in Dearborn, Missouri.
Davis married Blanche Hammerer in 1945 and the couple was together till his death. They had a daughter, Tara Diane Davis, who tragically died in a car accident when she was only seventeen years old.
He studied in ‘William Jewell College’ in Liberty, Missouri.
After finishing schooling, he worked as a tent-rigger in a circus. He then worked as a traveling salesman which brought him to Los Angeles.
He auditioned for the production company ‘Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’ with actress Esther Williams and subsequently acted in minor roles in many films for six years.
His first film as a lead actor was ‘Winter Meeting’, which was released in 1948 and starred actress Bette Davis.
The film wasn’t successful and Davis was criticized for his performance. Following this, he mostly did support roles in ‘B’ rated films, including westerns.
He featured in ten episodes of the western series ‘Death Valley Days’, where he played the character of an ambitious politician from Nevada. He also acted in director Howard Hawks’ western film, ‘The Big Sky’, in 1952.
In 1954, he was cast as a regular in the western TV show ‘Stories of the Century’, which also featured lots of other notable actors like Mary Castle, Sam Bass, Doc Holliday, etc. He played a detective in the show and was also the narrator of every episode.
He landed another regular role as a fireman in the adventure series ‘Rescue 8’, which began in 1958 and was broadcast for two years.
Over the next two decades, he made many guest appearances in various TV shows, such as ‘Gunsmoke’, ‘Stoney Burke’, ‘Perry Mason’, ‘Daniel Boone’, ‘Wagon Train’ and ‘Laramie’.
In 1974, he starred in ‘The Cowboys’, a western series based on the John Wayne film of the same name. The series was broadcast only for three months prior to cancellation.
In the later part of the 1970s, Davis also did voice-overs for advertisements, such as the commercials for the ‘American Beef Council’.
1978 saw him land the role of a family head Jock Ewing in the award-winning series ‘Dallas’, which would go on to become his most famous role. After his untimely death, he wasn’t replaced with another actor and his character was kept alive for some time before being killed.
Jim Davis is a cartoonist most widely recognized for his internationally successful comic strip, “Garfield”. Jim Davis has also worked on five other strips and has written numerous “Garfield” television specials. He is currently working on the new CGI series, “The Garfield Show” and continues to produce his strip.
His Jim Davis Dead
He passed away due to complications from multiple myeloma and was buried in ‘Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery’ in Glendale, California.
Net Worth 2020
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