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Six Degrees of Dallas - past solutions


Paul Sorvino

Tracy Petock's solution:

Rob T.'s solution:

My solution:

Peter Graves

Tracy and Ed Quinn's solution:

Rob T's solution:

My solution:

Shania Twain

Rob T.'s solution:

My solution:

Cindy Crawford

Tracy's solution:

My solution: [which Rob T. also got]

Scottie Pippen

Ed Quinn's solution:

Rob T.'s solution:

My solution:

Bill Gates

Tory Waddingham's solution:

Rob T.'s solution:

Marilyn Monroe

Jason Dyro and Veronica Jarvis both came up with:

1. Marilyn Monroe was in The Asphalt Jungle with Alberto Morin
2. Alberto Morin was Armando Sidoni on Dallas (1983-1985)

Tracy Petock’s solution:

1. Marilyn Monroe was in "All About Eve" with George Sanders
2. George Sanders was in "The Picture of Dorian Gray" with Donna Reed
3. Donna Reed played Miss Ellie in "Dallas" for one season

My solution:

1. Marilyn Monroe was in "How to Marry a Millionaire" with David Wayne
2. David Wayne played Digger Barnes during the first season of Dallas.

Ellen Degeneres

Jason Dyro and Veronica Jarvis both remembered [as I did] that:

1. Ellen Degeneres was in Ellen with Alice Hirson
2. Alice Hirson was Mavis Anderson on Dallas

Tracy Petock’s solution:

1. Ellen Degeneres stars in the show "Ellen" in which Carrie Fisher was a guest star
2. Carrie Fisher was in the movie "Loverboy" with Barbara Carrera
3. Barbara Carrera played Angelica Nero on "Dallas"

Chris Farley

Jason Dyro’s solution:

1. Chris Farley was in Tommy Boy with Brian Dennehy
2. Brian Dennehy was Luther Frick on Dallas

Veronica Jarvis’s solution:

1. CHRIS FARLEY was in Waynes World 2 (1993) with CHARLTON HESTON
2. CHARLTON HESTON  was in Airport 1975 (1974) with GEORGE KENNEDY
3. GEORGE KENNEDY was Carter McKay on DALLAS.

Tracy Petock’s solution:

1. Chris Farley was in "Black Sheep" with Tim Matheson
2. Tim Matheson was in "A Very Brady Sequel" with Christine Taylor,
3. Christine Taylor was in "Dallas"(She was Cliff’s daughter in the very last episode)

Jacqueline Shaffer’s solution:

1.  Chris Farley was in Wayne’s World 2 with Dana Carvey.
2.  Dana Carvey had a stint in Halloween 2 with Hunter Von Leer
3.  Hunter Von Leer played Calhoun on Dallas.

My solution:

1. Chris Farley was in Beverly Hills Ninja with Nicolette Sheridan
2. Nicolette Sheridan was on Knots Landing
3. Knots Landing was a spin-off of Dallas.

Katie Holmes

Veronica Jarvis’s solution:

1. KATIE HOLMES was in The IceStorm (1997) with BILL McINTYRE 
2. BILL McINTYRE was Billy Joe Bates on DALLAS from 1989-1990

Jason Dyro’s solution:

1. Katie Holmes was in The Ice Storm with Courtney Peldon
2. Courtney Peldon was in Little Girls in Pretty Boxes with John Ashton
3. John Ashton was Willie Joe Garr on Dallas

Tracy Lynn Petock’s solution:

1. Katie Holmes was in "The Ice Storm" with Sigourney Weaver
2. Sigourney Weaver was in "Working Girl" with Harrison Ford
3. Harrison Ford was in "The Devil’s Own" with Brad Pitt
4. Brad Pitt was Charlie Wade’s boyfriend in "Dallas"

My solution:

1. Katie Holmes is on "Dawson’s Creek" with Leann Hunley
2. Leann Hunley was on "Models Inc." with Linda Gray
3. Linda Gray was Sue Ellen on Dallas.

Ethan Hawke

Jason Dyro’s solution:

1. Ethan Hawke was in Reality Bites with Swoosie Kurtz
2. Swoosie Kurtz was in Terror on Track 9 with Joseph Campanella (and Joan Van Ark)
3. Joseph Campanella was Joseph Lombardi, Sr (and Joan Van Ark was Valene Ewing) on Dallas.

Veronica Jarvis’ solution:

1. ETHAN HAWKE was in Dad (1989) with BILL MOREY 
2. BILL MOREY was in Lethal Charm (1990) with BARBARA EDEN  
3. BARBARA EDEN was Susanne de la Vega on DALLAS.

Tracy Petock’s solution:

1. Ethan Hawke was in "Great Expectations" with Gwyneth Paltrow
2. Gwyneth Paltrow was the girlfriend of Brad Pitt
3. Brad was in "Dallas" as Charlie Wade’s boyfriend

My solution:

1. Ethan Hawke was in "The Newton Boys" with Julianna Margulies
2. Julianna is on "ER" with Anthony Edwards
3. Anthony Edwards was in "Northern Exposure" with Janine Turner and Barry Corbin
4. Janine Turner was Lucy’s friend Susan on Dallas, and Barry Corbin was Sheriff Washburn

Martina Hingis

Tracy Lynn Petock’s solution:

1. Martina Hingis and Andre Agassi both once took part in the French Open
2. Andre Agassi is married to Brooke Shields
3. Brooke Shields was in "The Blue Lagoon" with Christopher Atkins
4. Christopher played Peter Richards in "Dallas"

A new player, who wished to remain anonymous, submitted:

1. Martina Hingis is a spokeswoman for Clairol
2. Jane Seymour is also a spokeswoman for Clairol
3. Robert Mitchum was in tv’s War and Remembrance with Jane Seymour
4. Barbara Bel Geddes was in Blood on the Moon with Robert Mitchum
5. Barbara Bel Geddes is Miss Ellie on Dallas

Jason Dyro’s solution: [which would take me years to confirm, so I’ll accept it!]

1. Martina Hingis unseated Steffi Graf as the womens #1 tennis player
2. Steffi Graf was in Otto-Der AuBerfriesiche with George O.
3. George O. was in Folks with George Petrie
4. George Petrie was Harve Smithfield on Dallas.

Shannon Tweed:

My solution:

1. Shannon Tweed was in Night Eyes 4 with Andrew Stevens
2. Andrew was Casey Denault on Dallas.

Mike O’ Donnell’s solution:

1.Shannon Tweed was in Illicit Dreams with Michelle Johnson
2.Michelle Johnson was Jennifer Jansen on Dallas - War of the Ewings.

Jason Dyro’s solution:

  1. Shannon Tweed was in Days of Our Lives with Deborah Rennard
  2. Deborah Rennard was Sly on Dallas

Marcia Clark:

My Solution, which Amy Creasman also got:

  1. Marcia Clark was the prosecutor for the O.J. Simpson trial
  2. O.J. was in The Naked Gun with Priscilla Presley
  3. Priscilla was Jenna Wade on Dallas

The common solution: [Jason Dyro, Ed Quinn, Flunch1@aol.com and Mike O’Donnell all got this one.]

  1. Marcia Clark was the prosecuter for the O.J. Simpson trial
  2. O.J. Simpson to George Kennedy in "The Naked Gun"
  3. George Kennedy is Carter McKay on "Dallas"

Helen Hunt:

My Solution:

  1. Helen Hunt is on Mad About You with Paul Reiser
  2. Paul Reiser was on My Two Dads with Staci Keanan
  3. Staci Keanan is on Step by Step with Patrick Duffy
  4. Patrick is Bobby on Dallas

Jason Dyro, Amy Creasman, and Mike O’ Donnell’s solution:

  1. Helen Hunt to Jack Nicolson in "As Good As It Gets"
  2. Jack Nicolson to Tom Cruise in "A Few Good Men"
  3. Tom Cruise to Brad Pitt in "An Interview With A Vampire"
  4. Brad Pitt played Randy on "Dallas"

Edward Quinn’s solution: [ Flunch1@aol.com also got this one.]

  1. Helen Hunt is on Mad about You with Paul Reiser
  2. Paul Reiser was on My Two Dads with Greg Evigan
  3. Greg Evigan was Willie(he kidnapped Lucy Ewing) on Dallas.

Lucy Lawless:

My Solution:

  1. Lucy Lawless is a frequent guest star on Hercules, as is Tawny Kitaen who plays Deianeira
  2. Tawny was on The New WKRP in Cincinnati, which was a spin-off of the original WKRP
  3. Loni Anderson was on the original WKRP
  4. Loni was in a TV movie, Too Good to be True, with Patrick Duffy
  5. Patrick was Bobby on Dallas

Mike O’ Donnell’s solution:

  1. Lucy Lawless to Elizabeth Hawthorne in "Hercules-The Legendary Journeys: The Xena Trilogy"
  2. Elizabeth Hawthorne to Michael J. Fox in "The Frightners"
  3. Michael J. Fox to Kirk Douglas in "Greedy"
  4. Kirk Douglas to Larry Hagman in "In Harm’s Way"
  5. Larry Hagman is JR Ewing on "Dallas"

Jason Dyro’s solution:

  1. Lucy Lawless was in Hercules and the Amazon Women with Anthony Quinn  Nice!
  2. Anthony Quinn was in The Ox-Bow Incident with Henry Fonda    
  3. Henry Fonda was in The Alpha Caper with Larry Hagman  
  4. Larry Hagman was JR on Dallas

Yoko Ono

My Solution:

  1. Yoko was married to John Lennon
  2. John Lennon was in the Beatles with Paul McCartney
  3. Paul did a duet, "Say, Say, Say" with Michael Jackson
  4. Michael was married to Lisa Marie Presley
  5. Lisa Marie is Priscilla Presley’s daughter
  6. Priscilla was Jenna Wade on Dallas.

Mike O’Donnell’s solution:

  1. Yoko Ono to Richard Pryor in "Dynamite Chicken" Didn’t see it.
  2. Richard Pryor to John Candy in "Brewsters Millions"
  3. John Candy to Dan Aykroyd in "The Great Outdoors"
  4. Dan Aykroyd to Eddie Murphy in "Trading Places"
  5. Eddie Murphy to John Ashton in "Beverly Hills Cop" Some day, there will be a week without John Ashton. :-)
  6. John Ashton played Willie Joe Garr on "Dallas"

Flunch1@aol.com ‘s solution:

  1. Yoko Ono’s is Sean Lennon’s mother
  2. Elton John is Sean’s godfather. Bonus points for an obscure relationship!
  3. Elton John was in Tommy with Ann Margaret
  4. Ann Margaret was in Viva Las Vegas with Elvis Presley
  5. Elvis Presley was married to Priscilla Presley
  6. Priscilla Presley was Jenna Wade on Dallas.

Jason Dyro’s solution: [The most impressive one of all, I think!]

  1. Yoko Ono was in The Magic Christian with Ringo Starr
  2. Ringo Starr was in Alice in Wonderland with Patrick Duffy
  3. Patrick Duffy was Bobby on Dallas

Jason also suggested:

  1. Yoko Ono was married to John Lennon  
  2. John Lennon was in Forrest Gump (computer generated) with Gary Sinise Yikes! Good one. But he was only on for ten seconds.
  3. Gary Sinise was in The Quick and the Dead with Gene Hackman    
  4. Gene Hackman was in Superman with Larry Hagman    Are you sure about that?
  5. Larry Hagman was JR in Dallas
  • Hey, this IS almost the 21st century!!!
  • SUPER STUMPER: Bono:

    My Solution:

    1. Bono did a duet with Frank Sinatra on his ‘Duets’ album
    2. Frank Sinatra had a fabled affair with Ava Gardner
    3. Ava Gardner played Anna Galveston on Knots Landing, with Ted Shackleford
    4. Ted Shackelford was Gary Ewing on Dallas

    Mike O’Donnell’s solution:

    1. Bono to Phil Collins in "Do They Know It’s Christmas? - The story of the official Band Aid Video"
    2. Phil Collins to Bob Hoskins in "Balto"
    3. Bob Hoskins to Larry Hagman in "Nixon"
    4. Larry Hagman is JR Ewing on "Dallas"

    Flunch1@aol.com‘s solution:

    1. Bono recorded a duet with Frank Sinatra
    2. Frank Sinatra was in the rat pack with Sammy Davis Jr( can’t remember the movie somethin about Robin and his Hoods)
    3. Sammy Davis Jr guest starred on I Dream of Jeannie with Larry Hagman Technically, guest starrring roles don’t count.
    4. Larry Hagman was J.R. on Dallas

    Jason Dyro’s solution:

    1. Bono was in Rattle & Hum with B.B. King   
    2. B.B. King was in Blues Brothers 2000 with Dan Aykroyd   
    3. Dan Aykroyd was in The Twilight Zone: The Movie with Priscilla Pointer
    4. Priscilla Pointer was Rebecca Barnes Wentworth in Dallas I never thought Priscilla Pointer would be a link.

    James Carrey

    Michael John O’Donnell:

    Step 1: Jim Carrey starred in Batman Forever with Val Kilmer
    Step 2: Val Kilmer starred in Heat with Robert De Niro
    Step 3: Robert De Niro to John Ashton in Midnight Run
    Step 4: John Ashton played Willie Joe Garr in the early seasons of Dallas

    Extra marks for using an obscure character!

    Harrison Ford:

    Jeremy Powell’s solution:

    1.  Harrison Ford played in The Devil’s Own with Brad Pitt.
    2.  Brad Pitt played Charlie Wade’s boyfriend Randy on "Dallas".

    Samuel L. Jackson:

    Michael John O’Donnell’s solution:

    Step 1: Samuel L. Jackson was in Jackie Brown with Robert De Niro
    Step 2: Robert De Niro was in Midnight Run with John Ashton
    Step 3: John Ashton played Willie Joe Garr in the early seasons of Dallas.

    Latoya Jackson:

    Jeremy Powell’s solution: [you’ll kick yourself if you didn’t get this]

    1.  LaToya Jackson is the sister of Michael Jackson.
    2.  Michael Jackson was married to Lisa-Marie Presley
    3.  Lisa-Marie Presley is the daughter of Priscilla Presley.
    4.  Priscilla Presley played Jenna Wade on Dallas.

    Latoya Jackson, but this time you may not use Michael’s Jackson’s marriage to Lisa Marie.

    Michael O’Donnell yet again has the best answer to this one:

    1. Latoya Jackson is the sister of Janet Jackson
    2. Janet Jackson was in Poetic Justice with Tyra Ferrell
    3. Tyra Ferrell was in White Men Can’t Jump with Woody Harrelson
    4. Woody Harrelson was on Cheers with Kirstie Alley
    5. Kirstie Alley was in North and South with Lesley Anne Down
    6. Lesley Anne Down was Stephanie Rogers on Dallas

    Our solution:

    1. Latoya Jackson is the sister of Janet Jackson
    2. Janet Jackson played Willis’s girlfriend Charlene on the early seasons of Different Strokes
    3. On the later seasons of Different Strokes, Mrs. Drummond was played by Dixie Carter.
    4. Dixie Carter was on The Edge of Night during the 70’s
    5. Larry Hagman was on The Edge of Night way,way back
    6. Larry Hagman was JR on Dallas.

    Leonardo DiCaprio

    Sean Van Wyk’s solution:

    1. Leonardo DiCaprio was in Titanic with Kathy Bates
    2. Kathy Bates is in Primary Colors with Larry Hagman
    3. Larry Hagman was JR on Dallas

    Brandi Hudson’s solution:

    1. Leonardo DiCaprio was in Growing Pains with Alan Thicke
    2. Alan Thicke was in Any Place But Home with Joe Lando
    3. Joe Lando is on Dr Quinn with Barbara Babcock
    4. Barbara Babcock was Liz Colby on Dallas

    Our solution:

    1. Leonardo DiCaprio was in Growing Pains with Tracey Gold
    2. Tracey Gold was on Benson with Robert Guillaume
    3. Robert Guillaume was in North and South with Lesley-Anne Down
    4. Lesley-Anne Down was Stephanie Rogers on Dallas

    Jean Claude Van Damme

    Sean Van Wyk and Jeremy Powell got this one.

    1. Jean-Claude Van Damme was in Lionheart with Deborah Rennard
    2. Deborah Rennard was Sly on Dallas

    Lauren Holly:

    Sean Van Wyk’s solution:

    1. Lauren Holly was in Picket Fences with Fyvush Finkel
    2. Fyvush Finkel was in Nixon with Larry Hagman
    3. Larry Hagman was JR on Dallas.

    Jeremy Powell’s solution:

    1. Lauren Holly was in Dumb and Dumber with Jim Carrey
    2. Jim Carrey was in Once Bitten with Karen Kopins
    3. Karen Kopins played Kay Lloyd on Dallas.

    Our solution:

    1. Lauren Holly was in Cliffhanger with Sylvester Stallone
    2. Sylvester Stallone was in Oscar with Linda Gray
    3. Linda Gray was Sue Ellen on Dallas

    Weird Al Yankovic

    Jeremy Powell and I had the same solution for this one.

    1. Weird Al was in UHF with Michael Richards
    2. Michael Richards was in Problem Child with John Ritter
    3. John Ritter was on Three’s Company with Jenilee Harrison
    4. Jenilee Harrison was Jamie Ewing on Dallas.

    Jaclyn Smith

    Sean’s solution:

    1. Jaclyn Smith was in Rage of Angels with Ken Howard
    2. Ken Howard was on Dynasty with John Forsythe. [Was this a guest starring role?]
    3. John Forsythe was in Opposites Attract with Barbara Eden
    4. Barbara Eden was Lee Ann de la Vega on Dallas

    Jeremy’s solution:

    1. Jaclyn Smith was on Charlie’s Angels with Farrah Fawcett
    2. Farrah Fawcett was in The Apostle with Billy Bob Thornton
    3. Billy Bob Thornton is in Primary Colors with Larry Hagman
    4. Larry Hagman was JR on Dallas.

    Elmo

    Brandi Hudson had a very good solution for this:

    1. Elmo is a regular on "The Rosie O’Donnell Show" with Rosie O’Donnell. {Ingenious. I don’t know whether it’s valid or not, but ingenious.)
    2. Rosie O’Donnell was in Exit to Eden with Dana Delany
    3. Dana Delany was on the TV Movie For Hope with Chris Demetral
    4. Chris Demetral played Christopher Ewing on JR Returns

    Marisa Tomei

    Sean Van Wyk and Mike O’Donnell got this

    1. Marisa Tomei was in Oscar with Linda Gray
    2. Linda Gray was Sue Ellen Ewing on Dallas

    David Caruso

    Sean Van Wyk got my solution

    1. David Caruso was on NYPD Blue with Dennis Franz
    2. Dennis Franz was on Hill Street Blues with Veronica Hamel
    3. Veronica Hamel was a guest star as Leanne Reese on Dallas

    Mike O' Donnell’s solution:

    1. David Caruso was in Kiss of Death with Nicolas Cage
    2. Nicolas Cage was in Trapped in Paradise with John Ashton
    3. And, of course, John Ashton was Willie Joe Garr on Dallas.

    Scott Wolf

    My solution

    1. Scott Wolf is on Party of Five with Neve Campbell
    2. Neve Campbell is in Wild Things with Kevin Bacon
    3. Kevin Bacon was in Sleepers with Brad Pitt
    4. Brad Pitt was Randy on Dallas

    Mike O’Donnell’s solution:

    1. Scott Wolf was in The Evening Star with Jack Nicholson
    2. Jack Nicholson was in A Few Good Men with Tom Cruise
    3. Tom Cruise was in Interview with the Vampire with Brad Pitt
    4. Brad was Randy on Dallas

    Kurt Cobain

    Sean and Mike both got this one, which was easy in retrospect:

    1. Kurt was married to Courtney Love
    2. Courtney was in The People vs. Larry Flynt with Woody Harrelson
    3. Woodrow was on Cheers with Kirstie Alley
    4. Kirstie was on North and South with Lesley-Anne Down
    5. Lesley was Stephanie Rogers on Dallas

    Don King

    My solution:

    1. Don King is the promoter/manager for Mike Tyson
    2. Mike was married to Robin Givens
    3. Robin Givens was on Head of the Class with Howard Hesseman
    4. Howard was on WKRP in Cincinnati with Loni Anderson
    5. Loni Anderson was in a TV movie, "Till Death do us Part" with Patrick Duffy
    6. Patrick Duffy was Bobby on Dallas

    Mike’s solution:

    1. Don King is the promoter/manager for Mike Tyson
    2. Mike was married to Robin Givens
    3. Robin was in Blankman with Damon Wayans
    4. Damon was in The Last Boyscout with Bruce Willis
    5. Bruce Willis was in 12 Monkeys with Brad Pitt
    6. Brad was Randy on Dallas

    Sean’s solution: [an interesting one, to say the least!]

    1. Don King is the promoter/manager for Mike Tyson
    2. Mike was married to Robin Givens
    3. Robin Givens was on Head of the Class with Howard Hesseman
    4. Howard Hesseman was in Clue with Colleen Camp. Good one!
    5. Colleen Camp was Kristin Shepard during the first season of Dallas.

    LL Cool J

    My solution:

    1. LL Cool J is on In the House with Kim Wayans
    2. Kim Wayans was on In Living Color with Jim Carrey
    3. Jim Carrey was in Once Bitten with Karen Kopins
    4. Karen Kopins was Kay Lloyd on Dallas

    Mike’s solution:

    1. LL Cool J was in The Hard Way with Michael J Fox
    2. Michael J Fox was in Greedy with Kirk Douglas
    3. Kirk Douglas was in In Harm’s Way with Larry Hagman Yikes! I’ll have to take your word for it.
    4. Larry Hagman is JR on Dallas

     

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