'Knots Landing': The Cast Members Then & Now
Knots Landing was broadcast between 1979 and 1993 as a spin-off of the incredibly popular series Dallas. Click through our gallery to see what the former cast members look like today.
Ted Shackelford played "Gary Ewing" who was the Ewing's middle son. He was depicted as the black sheep of his family due to his problems with alcohol. In the series, "Val Ewing" is his great love and the couple have a daughter called "Lucy".
Fans were last able to see Ted in the award-winning soap The Young and the Restless in which he had a recurring role playing twins "Jeffrey" and "William Bardwell" from 2006 to 2015.
Joane van Ark played "Gary'"s great love "Val Clements Ewing". She was also "Karen's" neighbor and the two women experienced several highs and lows together.
Joane remained true to show-business after the series finished and appeared in a number of films and tv show such as the thriller Held for Ransom and the much-loved sitcom The Nanny.
"Val's" best friend "Karen Fairgate MacKenzie" was played by Michele Lee. She was dedicated to various social causes and the voice of all who were oppressed. She remained a successful actress after the series ended...
In 2004 Michele Lee starred alongside Ben Stiller and Jennifer Ansiton in the comedy Along Came Polly and she also played "Madame Morrible" in the Broadway musical Wicked in 2015.
As "Abby Summer", Donna Mills managed to break up "Gary" and "Val"'s marriage. She went on to become the wife of lawyer and politician "Greg Sumner".
Donna is still a member of the Hollywood glitterati and attends numerous red carpet events yearly. Her last film role was in Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens. She also appeared in Joy, starring alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.
William Devane played "Greg Sumner" in Knots Landing. He founded the "Sumner-Group", an enormous business enterprise that was the centre of a lot of controversy. He had an ongoing relationship with the daughter of Michelle Phillip's character "Anne Matheson". But, not only was her daughter attracted to "Greg", "Anne" was as well.
William Devane is still a very successful Hollywood actor and has starred in recent box office hits Interstellar and The Dark Knight Rises - he also played the President of the United States for the TV hit show 24: Live Another Day, alongside Kiefer Sutherland.
Michelle Phillips rose to fame as a member of the band "The Mamas and Papas". She has been married five times and her shortest marriage was only eight days long! After Knots Landing she appeared in various TV series including Beverly Hills, 90210.
"Mack MacKenzie", played by Kevin Dobson, was "Greg Sumner's" best friend from university days. He was "Karen's" second husband and was a lawyer who founded his own law firm later on in the series to fight social inequality.
Hardly a year had gone by since Knots Landing had finished, when this photo was taken, where Kevin Dobson has not worked his magic in front of a camera. He has had countless guest appearances in numerous hit series such as Cold Case, CSI: Crime Series Investigation and Touched by an Angel.
Nicolette's character "Paige Matheson" was very unlucky in love and also had a never-ending romance with "Greg Sumner".