Falcon Crest was one of the most successful TV series in the eighties. It was an absolute must-watch for all soap opera fans from 1981 to 1990! The series was set on the Falcon Crest winery and revolved around the family feuds and rivalries that took place there.
Throughout the show's nine seasons, Lorenzo Lamas played "Lance Cumson", a ladies man and outrageous flirt in Falcon Crest.
Lorenzo Lamas is still a force to be reckoned with and the handsome heartthrob regularly graces TV and cinema screens. He has played "LA Councilman Delgado" in the wrestling show Lucha Underground since 2014. In 2017 he appeared in the films Secrets of Deception, Bleach, Unwritten and BorderCross. He has been married five times and has five children.
Jane Wyman played "Angela Giobberti Channing" the owner of the Falcon Crest winery. Before starring in the series she was already a much-loved Hollywood star and had been nominated for an Oscar four times. She won the Oscar for Best Actress in the 1948 film "Johnny Belinda". She won four Golden Globes, one of them for her acting in the Falcon Crest series.
After the Falcon Crest series finished, Wyman retired from the public eye due to suffering from severe diabetes. She died aged 90 on 10th of September 2007.
David Shelby played "Richard Channing", who, over the course of the series, fell in love with and married "Maggie Gioberti" played by Susan Sullivan. Falcon Crest was David Shelby's big breakthrough.
David Shelby appeared in the film The Social Network in 2010 and starred opposite Kristen Stewart in the 2015 film Equal. In 2016 he had roles in Dr. Del and Smartass. He is also a successful author and has written a number of plays, a whole book series and his memoirs "A better Place" (2005).
Susan Sullivan played the adorable "Maggie Gioberti Channing". In 1989 her character drowned in the swimming pool in a shocking accident. After leaving the series the actress appeared in several other series. Carry on reading to find out what she is up to now...
The series Falcon Crest is not Susan Sullivan's only claim to fame. She also starred in the crime series Castle, in which she played "Martha Rodgers" for seven years. The actress has been married to the psychologist Connel Cowan since 1989.
Robert Foxworth played "Chase Gioberti", Susan Sullivan's, alias "Maggie Gioberti's" first husband. Foxworth was killed off in the series in 1987.
After leaving Falcon Crest Robert Foxworth appeared in series such as Colombo, Law & Order and Star Trek. He also voiced the autobot "Ratchet" in the Transformers films. He has two children with ex-wife Marilyn McCormick and has ben married to the producer Stacey Thomas since 1998. See our next photo to find out what became of the next cast member...
Abby Dalton was already a well-known actress in the industry before playing "Julia Cumson", "Angela"'s oldest daughter in the series, but thanks to Falcon Crest she also gained worldwide success.
After starring in Falcon Crest she had small guest appearances in Murder, She Wrote and Hotel. She also appeared in the films Roller Blade Warriors: Taken by Force (1989) and Cyber Tracker (1994). Her fans last got to see the actress in the short film Mrs. Sweeney in 2013. She is married to Jack Smith and the couple have three children. Her daughter Kathleen Kinmont was married to Abby's fellow Falcon Crest cast member Lorenzo Lamas.
Ana Alicia played "Melissa Agretti" from 1982 to 1988. Unfortunately, she has not appeared in many productions since then...
After the series finished Alicia appeared in the film "Miracle Landing" in 1990. After her performance in "Miracle Landing" she had guest-appearances in Murder, She Wrote and Renegade. She last starred in the series Frontera Roja in 2015. She is married to producer Gary R. Benz and they have one child.
Throughout the series Chao-Li Chi (†83) played the butler. After the series finished he starred alongside Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor (1996) and also appeared in The Wedding Crashers (2005). He died on 16th October 2010 aged 83.
William R. Moses played "Cole Gioberti" in Falcon Crest from 1981 to 1987. After leaving the series he appeared in countless tv films and series, including highly successful productions such as Melrose Place and JAG. From 2010 to 2012 he starred in the US series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. He had a guest appearance in Grey's Anatomy in 2016.
Magaret Ladd played "Angela's" psychologically disturbed daughter "Emma Channing". She had a string of unsuccessful relationships in the series. In real life, however, this is anything but the case...
She is happily married to theatre actor Lyle Kessler and the couple have two children. After the series the actress focused on her personal life, but recently, she has appeared in Mozart in the Jungle (2014-2015) and A Northern Star (2016).