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  • First NameJim Davis

How Much Was The Fortune Of Late Actor Jim Davis? 

American actor Jim Davis was best known for playing the role of head of Lynching Party in the film Big Jake. Similarly, he was also recognized for portraying various roles: Matt Clark in Stories of the Century, Jock Ewing in Dallas, and Grant in The Day Time Ended

During his active years, Jim had an estimated net worth of $800 million, according to the Celebrity Net Worth

Was Active In Acting Field For Nearly 4 Decades

American actor Jim Davis was active in the film industry from 1942 to 1981. He contributed almost 4 decades of his life in an acting field. In his debut year, he appeared in films like Cairo, Northwest Rangers, White Cargo, Tennessee Johnson, and Stand by for Action.  

After that, Jim acted in numerous TV series and movies such as The Millionaire, The Silent Service, and Manhunt, Thriller, Iron Angel, Perry Mason, Branded Bonanza, Death Valley Days, and The Ice House

From 1968 to 1971, Davis also played Roper / McKinley on the TV series, The Virginian starring Morton Fine, David Friedkin, Burt Kennedy, and Winston Miller. Additionally, he is also a notable part of The FB.I., Bad Company, Gunsmoke, and The Streets of San Francisco

Some of the actor’s notable acting credits include movies and TV shows like The Quest, The Magical World of Disney, The Blue Knight, Hunter, Big Jake, Stories of the Century, Just a Little Inconvenience, Project U.F.O., Killing Stone, The Day Time Ended, Dallas, and many more. 

The Millionaire star played his last role, Mr. Wilkenson, in the TV film Don’t Look Back: The Story of Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige with Beverly Todd, Cleavon Little, Ossie Davis, and Ernie Barnes in 1981.


Jim Davis was born Marlin Davis on August 26, 1909, in Edgerton, Missouri, the United States to parents Lucian Davis and Ethyl Offutt Davis.

Talking about Jim’s education, he attended William Jewell College and graduated holding a degree in political science. 

Marriage And Children

Dallas star Jim Davis was married to Blanche Hammerer. The late actor met his wife at the club, Mocambo, after his 2 short failed marriages on the Sunset Strip. The couple married in 1945 was blessed with a child, Tara Diane Davis on January 15, 1953. 

The pair went through a very difficult phase after their daughter died because of the motor vehicle collision (MVC) on February 9, 1970. Their only child was murdered at the age of 17. 

After that, Davis started sharing a close bond with his Dallas co-star Victoria Principal who had physical similarities with his late daughter. 

Reason Of His Death

Stories of the Century actor Jim was 71 years old at the time of his death. On April 26, 1981, he died at his house due to Cancer in Northridge, California.

Any Charities?

The Big Jake star Davis was not only famous for his acting but also for his humanity works. He was an active supporter of the causes like animals and health. 

Jim had supported the charitable foundations: Maddie’s Fund and Neurofibromatosis, Inc. Likewise, celebrities such as David Cassidy, Ellen DeGeneres, Christopher Atkins, Barack Obama, and Arnold Palmer also donate on the above organizations.