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Date Of BirthOctober 4, 1961

David W. Harper is an American actor, best known for his role as Jim Egan on the television series Knots Landing from 1979 to 1993. He has also appeared in films such as The China Syndrome, The Hunter, and The Right Stuff.

Harper was born in El Paso, Texas, the son of Mary Frances (née Bowman) and Howard Eugene Harper. He has two brothers, Robert and John. Harper attended Texas Western College (now the University of Texas at El Paso) and the University of New Mexico.

Harper’s acting career began in the early 1970s with guest appearances on such television shows as The Virginian, Gunsmoke, and Marcus Welby, M.D.. His first film role was in the 1974 disaster film The Towering Inferno. He gained wider recognition for his role as Jim Egan on Knots Landing, which he played from 1979 to 1993.

During his time on Knots Landing, Harper also appeared in such films as The China Syndrome (1979), The Hunter (1980), and The Right Stuff (1983).

Since leaving Knots Landing, Harper has had guest roles on such television shows as JAG, Touched by an Angel, and CSI: Miami. He has also appeared in the films The Pelican Brief (1993), The Client (1994), and Absolute Power (1997).

Harper has been married to actress Lindsay Wagner since 1974. They have two children: son Brendan (born 1976) and daughter Taylor (born 1983).

Harper has a net worth of $5 million.

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Full NameDavid W. Harper
Date Of BirthOctober 4, 1961
ProfessionArt dealer, Actor, Artist


TV ShowsThe Waltons

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A Walton Easter1997TV MovieJim-Bob Walton (as David Harper)
A Walton Wedding1995TV MovieJim-Bob Walton (as David Harper)
A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion1993TV MovieJim-Bob Walton
3:151986Pay-Off guy (as David Harper)
Fletch1985Teenager (as David Harper)
A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain1982TV MovieJim-Bob Walton
The Blue and the Gray1982TV Mini-SeriesJames Hale
Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain1982TV MovieJim-Bob Walton
A Wedding on Walton's Mountain1982TV MovieJim-Bob Walton
The Waltons1971-1981TV SeriesJim-Bob Walton
The Waltons: A Decade of the Waltons1980TV MovieJim-Bob Walton / Himself
Final Chapter: Walking Tall1977Driver of the stolen sherrifs car (uncredited)
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story1971TV MovieJim-Bob (as David Harper)


The Waltons1975-1979TV Series performer - 3 episodes


Earl Hamner Storyteller2015DocumentaryHimself
Today2011TV SeriesHimself
A Walton's Family Reunion2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Actor (as David Harper)
After They Were Famous2002TV Series documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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