I was sad to see anybody leave we had a very nice family on that show. I was very sad to see momma go Victoria and especially Linda. My god that was my wife on the show in fact my wife calls her wife.
I never travel without my Stetson but the more I wear it the more I realise that no one wears hats any more. When I was a kid everybody wore hats especially in Texas but I get off the plane in Dallas now and I’m the only guy with a hat. It’s amazing.
I exercise every morning. I do light weights – 5lb and 10lb arm exercises – and then lie and lift my arms and legs. It’s all about keeping core strength. I do a lot of stretching too.
I don’t watch a lot of television. Sports and news that’s it.
Good acting is all in the writing. If it isn’t on the page then it really won’t make any difference. You cannot act on force of personality alone.
Comedy is not funny. Comedy is hard work and timing and lots and lots of rehearsals.
I think that everybody in the world whatever colour or creed has a jerk like JR in his or her family somewhere. Whether it is a father uncle cousin or brother everybody can identify with JR and that certainly had something to do with the success of ‘Dallas.’
I was born with success. Lucky for me I am able to handle it. Also I damn well deserve it!
Dallas’ hit a chord back in the late Seventies and Eighties because it was the age of greed: here you have this unapologetic character who is mean and nasty and ruthless and does it all with an evil grin. I think people related to JR back then because we all have someone we know exactly like him. Everyone in the world knows a JR.
I did successfully kick tobacco at the age of 34. I smoked for like 20 years from 14 to 34.