Bobby Ewing is the compassionate younger brother of JR Ewing. The current proprietor of SouthFork, Bobby is determined to protect the promise he made to his late mother Miss Ellie: to not let anyone drill for oil on SouthFork. But with his nephew John Ross bent on finding oil in places he shouldn't, this promise proves more difficult to keep than he had thought.
Bobby is thrilled to have his son Christopher back at SouthFork with his new fianc� Rebecca. He wants to ensure Christopher and John Ross's relationship is not characterized by the same feuds and betrayal that dominated Bobby and JR's relationship. Ann, his wife, is his rock and support system in the midst of the drama of Ewing family life. Bobby will do whatever it takes to protect his family and SouthFork, even if it means making significant sacrifices to see that happen.
Patrick Duffy's tremendous audience appeal has been gained through three highly successful series. Starting with 2 years of "Man From Atlantis," then his thirteen years starring as Bobby Ewing on "Dallas," (Including the unprecedented "dream season," in which is brought back from the dead,) and finally in seven seasons of the popular half-hour situation comedy "Step by Step," ending in 1998. For 22 continuous years Patrick has been an audience favorite.
All three series were not only hugely successful in the U.S. but have become benchmark programs all over the world. "Man from Atlantis" captured a portion of history when it became the first American television program ever to be aired in China.
Patrick was raised in a small town of 600 people in Montana and moved to Seattle as a teenager. It was there he became interested in acting. In 1976 he was cast as Mark Harris in "Man from Atlantis." One week after the show was canceled he was cast in "Dallas."
Between the beginning of "Man from Atlantis," in 1976 and the ending of "Step by Step" in 1998, Patrick has only been out of work for a total of three weeks. During these years he also starred in over thirteen movies for television and countless specials. While on Dallas, Patrick began his directing career by completing 30 episodes of that series and going on to direct episodes of "Step by Step." He and his good friend Larry Hagman co-produced the final television movie of "Dallas."
Since 2006, he has been recurring on the CBS daytime soap "The Bold and The Beautiful." He also had a cameo in the Touchstone Pictures film "You Again." He could not be more thrilled to be returning to "Dallas" with his close friends Larry Hagman and Linda Gray.