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1980s American prime time television soap opera


Duration 45 minutes
Genre soap opera and LGBTI+ related TV series
Composer Bill Conti
Production company Spelling Television
Country of origin United States of America
Number of episodes 220
Number of seasons 9

About Dynasty

Dynasty, the iconic 1980s television show, was a cultural phenomenon that captured the attention of audiences worldwide. The show, which aired from 1981 to 1989, followed the lives of the wealthy and powerful Carrington family, as they navigated the high-stakes world of business, politics, and romance.

At the center of the show was the fierce rivalry between oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe) and his ex-wife, the conniving and manipulative Alexis Colby (Joan Collins). Their battles for power and control over their family and their businesses provided the show with its signature drama and intrigue.

Dynasty was known for its opulent sets, glamorous costumes, and over-the-top storylines, which included everything from amnesia and murder to kidnapping and blackmail. The show also tackled important social issues of the time, such as homosexuality, AIDS, and women's rights.

Despite its sometimes melodramatic plotlines, Dynasty was a critical and commercial success, earning numerous awards and nominations, including five Golden Globe Awards. The show also spawned a spin-off series, The Colbys, and a reboot in 2017.

Dynasty remains a beloved and influential part of television history, with its legacy continuing to inspire and entertain audiences today.


- "Dynasty (TV Series 1981–1989)." IMDb,,

- "Dynasty." Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 9 June 2021,

Main cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


105 years, 2 months, 21 days


22 years, 5 months, 4 days

Born first

16 July 1907

Died first

2 October 1985

Born last


Died last

18 May 2023

English actress, author and columnist Joan Collins

Joan Collins

English actress, author and columnist

American actress, singer, model and activist  Diahann Carroll

Diahann Carroll

American actress, singer, model and activist

American actor Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston

American actor

American actress Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear

American actress

British actress Stephanie Beacham

Stephanie Beacham

British actress

American actor  Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams

American actor

American actor Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson

American actor

American actor  Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy

American actor

American actress Ali MacGraw

Ali MacGraw

American actress

American actor  John Saxon

John Saxon

American actor

American actress Linda Evans

Linda Evans

American actress

American actress Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck

American actress

British actress Juliet Mills

Juliet Mills

British actress

American actress Catherine Oxenberg

Catherine Oxenberg

American actress

American actor Ken Howard

Ken Howard

American actor

English actress Kate O'Mara

Kate O'Mara

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American film and television actor George Hamilton

George Hamilton

American film and television actor

Australian actress Kerry Armstrong

Kerry Armstrong

Australian actress

American actress Kieu Chinh

Kieu Chinh

American actress

Australian actress and film director Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward

Australian actress and film director

British actor, director and producer Simon MacCorkindale

Simon MacCorkindale

British actor, director and producer

Austrian film and television actor  Helmut Berger

Helmut Berger

Austrian film and television actor

British actress Emma Samms

Emma Samms

British actress

American actor Matthew Lawrence

Matthew Lawrence

American actor

American actress Connie Sawyer

Connie Sawyer

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American actress Tracy Scoggins

Tracy Scoggins

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Indian actor  Kabir Bedi

Kabir Bedi

Indian actor

American actor  David Hedison

David Hedison

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American actress Stepfanie Kramer

Stepfanie Kramer

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actress Kathleen Beller

Kathleen Beller


American actress Terri Garber

Terri Garber

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actress Pamela Sue Martin

Pamela Sue Martin


actor John Forsythe

John Forsythe


American actress  Kathleen O'Malley

Kathleen O'Malley

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actress Pat Crowley

Pat Crowley


American television actress  Leann Hunley

Leann Hunley

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American actress Pamela Bellwood

Pamela Bellwood

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British-born American actor Maxwell Caulfield

Maxwell Caulfield

British-born American actor

American actress Natalia Nogulich

Natalia Nogulich

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American actress Patricia McPherson

Patricia McPherson

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television actress Deborah Adair

Deborah Adair

television actress

American actor  Earl Boen

Earl Boen

American actor

American actor Billy Campbell

Billy Campbell

American actor

American actress Lurene Tuttle

Lurene Tuttle

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Dale Robertson Dale Robertson

Dale Robertson

Dale Robertson

American actor Richard Hatch

Richard Hatch

American actor

American actor Richard Herd

Richard Herd

American actor

American film and television actor Joel Fabiani

Joel Fabiani

American film and television actor

New Zealand actor Clive Revill

Clive Revill

New Zealand actor

actress from Bermuda Diana Douglas

Diana Douglas

actress from Bermuda

American actor Daniel Davis

Daniel Davis

American actor

American actor  Bo Hopkins

Bo Hopkins

American actor

actor Bradford Dillman

Bradford Dillman


English film actor Harry Andrews

Harry Andrews

English film actor

Film, television actor Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson

Film, television actor

American actor and screenwriter Jack Coleman

Jack Coleman

American actor and screenwriter

American actor  James Karen

James Karen

American actor

actor Jon Cypher

Jon Cypher


American actor William Bassett

William Bassett

American actor

American actor Stephen Nichols

Stephen Nichols

American actor

American actor Michael Nader

Michael Nader

American actor

American actor born 1965 John James

John James

American actor born 1965

American actor and writer Kevin Bernhardt

Kevin Bernhardt

American actor and writer

actor Paul Burke

Paul Burke


Canadian actor Percy Rodriguez

Percy Rodriguez

Canadian actor

American actor Kenneth Tigar

Kenneth Tigar

American actor

British actor Christopher Cazenove

Christopher Cazenove

British actor

actor Norman Alden

Norman Alden


Film, stage, television actor Milton Selzer

Milton Selzer

Film, stage, television actor

actress Virginia Gregg

Virginia Gregg


American actor John Crawford

John Crawford

American actor

American actor James Farentino

James Farentino

American actor

American film actor George Murdock

George Murdock

American film actor

actor Gregory Walcott

Gregory Walcott


Canadian actor John McLiam

John McLiam

Canadian actor

actor William Prince

William Prince


American film and television actor  John Larch

John Larch

American film and television actor

Canadian actress Madeleine Sherwood

Madeleine Sherwood

Canadian actress

American actor Tom Everett

Tom Everett

American actor

American film actor and casting director Bert Remsen

Bert Remsen

American film actor and casting director

actor, Author Hari Rhodes

Hari Rhodes

actor, Author

Canadian actor Gordon Thomson

Gordon Thomson

Canadian actor

actor from the United States David White

David White

actor from the United States

American actor and music Al Corley

Al Corley

American actor and music

American actor Nicholas Pryor

Nicholas Pryor

American actor

American actress Madlyn Rhue

Madlyn Rhue

American actress

American actor, screenwriter and director Troy Beyer

Troy Beyer

American actor, screenwriter and director

American actor Jon Cedar

Jon Cedar

American actor

American actor Casey Sander

Casey Sander

American actor

American actor Jack Bannon

Jack Bannon

American actor

American actor Lee Bergere

Lee Bergere

American actor

American actress Anne Haney

Anne Haney

American actress

American actor Alan Fudge

Alan Fudge

American actor

American actor Basil Hoffman

Basil Hoffman

American actor

American actor George DiCenzo

George DiCenzo

American actor

American actor Paul Shenar

Paul Shenar

American actor

Other cast and crew

Supporting cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


100 years, 1 month, 24 days


46 years, 10 months, 8 days

Born first

25 November 1920

Died first

26 November 2006

Born last

6 August 1976

Died last

11 April 2023

American actor  Brian Dennehy

Brian Dennehy

American actor

American actress Maggie Roswell

Maggie Roswell

American actress

American actress Carole Cook

Carole Cook

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actor Ricardo Montalbán

Ricardo Montalbán


American actor, voice actor and director James Hong

James Hong

American actor, voice actor and director

American actor and singer Robert Davi

Robert Davi

American actor and singer

Canadian actress Linda Thorson

Linda Thorson

Canadian actress

American actress and director Ellen Geer

Ellen Geer

American actress and director

American screenwriter and television producer Josh Schwartz

Josh Schwartz

American screenwriter and television producer

American actor Robert Pine

Robert Pine

American actor

American film and television actress Kathryn Leigh Scott

Kathryn Leigh Scott

American film and television actress

American actress Dana Kimmell

Dana Kimmell

American actress

American actress Fran Bennett

Fran Bennett

American actress

American actor and trade unionist Clyde Kusatsu

Clyde Kusatsu

American actor and trade unionist

American actress Concetta Tomei

Concetta Tomei

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American actor Ted McGinley

Ted McGinley

American actor

American actress Barbara Tarbuck

Barbara Tarbuck

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American actress Carol Locatell

Carol Locatell

American actress

actress Kimberly Beck

Kimberly Beck


American actor Rance Howard

Rance Howard

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American narrator Robert Clotworthy

Robert Clotworthy

American narrator

American actress Molly Cheek

Molly Cheek

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American actress Andrea Howard

Andrea Howard

American actress

American actor Michael Ensign

Michael Ensign

American actor

American actor M.C. Gainey

M.C. Gainey

American actor

Cuban-American actor and director Georg Stanford Brown

Georg Stanford Brown

Cuban-American actor and director

actor Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson


American football player and actor  Ed Marinaro

Ed Marinaro

American football player and actor

American actor, producer and director Gary Hudson

Gary Hudson

American actor, producer and director

American actor  Michael Durrell

Michael Durrell

American actor

American actor Matt Clark

Matt Clark

American actor

American actor Ray Abruzzo

Ray Abruzzo

American actor

American actor Rick Lenz

Rick Lenz

American actor

American writer Ralph Senensky

Ralph Senensky

American writer

American actor George P. Wilbur

George P. Wilbur

American actor

actor Richard Yniguez

Richard Yniguez


British actor Anthony Jackson

Anthony Jackson

British actor

American actor Kale Browne

Kale Browne

American actor

American actor John J. York

John J. York

American actor

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