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A shooting background I have in my life is a sports shooting, shooting clay targets, and field shooting. I'm also a firearms safety instructor.
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As an actor I think sometimes producers need a little bit of encouragement to see you in a particular role, they may not have as much imagination as you would expect.
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Despite what people think of cowboys, they take pride in how they look, and that look is important to them.
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For me, Ray Krebbs was the dream character, all-American, Western-style, bright, capable of getting in trouble, trying to do the right thing most of the time. He was the blue collar hero in the Dallas story.
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I came in thinking about Bobby Ewing, but I love this Ray Krebbs role.
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I came in with my idea of what a cowboy would wear, but then I met some real cowboys and they said that I rode the horses well, shoed the horses, but no good cowboy would be wearing a pair of Levi's. I had to get a good old pair of Wranglers.
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I grew up with the television product being old Western serials like Roy Rogers, and John Wayne and Gary Cooper, and many others were my favorites when I was a young person going to films.
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I had a traditional interview based on a phone call from an agent. He says there's a show and they would like to see you and its called Dallas. With very little knowledge I go over to this meeting at Warner Brothers.
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I had been in the film business for eight years prior and had done a lot of films and said I don't really need TV. Larry Hagman said, wait a minute pal, this is going to shape up, its gonna be something.
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I have English family in Northhampton and have been to England numerous times.
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I wanted to create a character who people could identify with. That's what I always tried to bring with Ray Krebbs.
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I was in love with this character of Ray Krebbs. I wanted the part badly. I had done several Western films in my career at that point and there wasn't much opportunity then to play Western roles on television at that time.
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I would be concerned about Larry Hagman's character, who people really did hate.
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If you stay in this business long enough, you're liable to hit it big.
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It was far more fun than work doing those shows for all those years, we all loved each other and loved going to work, we all understood how fortunate we were to be in that place, to have achieved that success worldwide.
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My focus is that firearms are handled safely and that we can continue to enjoy them here in North America.
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None of use besides Larry had done a television show that had stayed on the air for more than a few weeks, so Larry was prepared.
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Once Ray was a Ewing, all the problems were solved.
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One thing that took a while to really adjust to was, you do it for the the art, for the money, for being together and having a good time, but you do it for all those people out there who really care about the show. We are now talking about a show we did over 20 years ago.
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Ray would be in trouble, he would get drunk, he would try and kill J.R on three different occasions, he would make mistakes with financial affairs, and have various human problems, but he didn't have any mean bones in his body! That was a little bit of what the show was about.
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The best part of being on a television series for all those years is that you really get to hone your craft.
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The happiest was an episode called The Third Son, where it's discovered Ray is Jock's illegitimate son, it's something I had worked to get into the show, and finally it happened.
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We all did a hint of a Western accent, everybody's was a little different, mine was not supposed to be Texas, so I kind of did a Colorado accent.
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We were all thrown together on this show very rapidly, there was casting then a few days later a meeting where we all got to read the scripts and meet each other. Literally days after that we were on our way to Dallas.
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We'd go out in Larry's hippie van and drive out all around Dallas. He loved Chinese food, he'd go in and say. Remember me Major Nelson, me and my friends here are making this show called Dallas, have you got a table for us? It would work every time.
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When a show becomes a mega hit internationally, you lose a lot of privacy, you become a hider. It's not a human condition we are exposed to very often.
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When Dallas became a big thing it was a wonderful thing for all the people in Texas.
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