Jim McMullan of ‘Dallas’ Fame Dies at 82

Jim McMullan, the actor best known as Senator Andrew Dowling in the soap opera “Dallas,” passed away at his house in Wofford Heights, California.  

The actor who also portrayed Dr. Terry McDaniel on the 60s series “Ben Casey,” died on May 31 due to complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He was 82 years old.

Jim McMullan and wife Kate at The Grove on August 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

Jim McMullan and wife Kate at The Grove on August 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

According to the ALS Association, it is a “progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.”

Jim McMullan and wife Kate at The Grove on August 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

Jim McMullan and wife Kate at The Grove on August 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

Apart from his roles in “Dallas” and “Ben Casey,” McMullan also played Buffalo Bill Cody in “The Raiders,” released in 1963, and was one of Jimmy Stewart’s six sons in "Shenandoah" released in 1965.

While McMullan will always be remembered as an actor, he and Dick Gautier, the actor and caricaturist who passed away in January 2017, wrote a coffee-table book together titled “Actors as Artists.” Later, he wrote “Musicians as Artists.”

He is survived by his wife of 49 years Helene McMullan and his two sons, Sky and Tysun, who is a film editor and photographer.

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