Ted Shackelford, born June 23, 1946 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is an American actor. Shackelford is best known for his role as Gary Ewing on the TV Series Knots Landing, which he starred in from 1979 until 1993. He also appeared as Gary Ewing on several episodes of TV's Dallas; this role had originally been played by actor David Ackroyd who was unable to return for future appearances. Prior to his role on Knots Landing, Shackelford played the role of Ray Gordon on Another World.
On February 2, 2006, he joined the cast of The Young and The Restless as Genoa City district attorney William Bardwell. His last air date on the popular soap as William Bardwell was on July 18, 2007, when his character succumbed to complications caused by a stroke. On August 7, Ted returned to Y&R as William's identical twin brother, Jeffrey Bardwell.
He smokes a pipe, and was profiled in the Winter 2004 issue of Pipes and Tobaccos Magazine.