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Ted Shackelford, American actor. Member Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists.


Shackelford was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he appeared in the role as Ray Gordon on the daytime soap opera Another World from 1975 to 1977.


Student, Westminster College, 1964-1967;Bachelor of Arts, University Denver, 1969.


He played Gary Ewing in the CBS television series Knots Landing (1979–1993). 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. 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. 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. 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.


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  • Other Work

    • Actor various dinner theaters in Southwest, 1972-1974. Stand-by Broadway play Murder Among Friends, 1990, Love Letters, 1975. Actor various television shows and series including Another World, 1976, Knots Lnading, 1980, Savannah, 1996.

      Television movies include: The Defectors and Silas Kudirka, 1978, The Jordan Chance, 1978, Terror Among Us, 1981, Summer Fantasy, 1984, Harvet for the Heart, 1994, The Spider and the Fly, 1994, Sweet Temptation, 1996, Stolen Women, Captured Hearts, 1997, Manchester Prep, 1999. Television miniseries Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac, 1997.


Member Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists.


Married Janis M. Leverenz, August 6, 1976.

Paul Olden Shackelford

Mary Jane (Kennedy) Shackelford

Janis M. Leverenz