James Beaumont (Dallas)
|James Richard Beaumont|
|Portrayed by||Sasha Mitchell|
|First appearance||October 13, 1989
|Last appearance||April 19, 1991
Some Leave, Some Get Carried Out
|Created by||David Jacobs|
|Occupation||Ewing Oil associate|
James Beaumont was J.R. Ewing's son from his affair with Vanessa Beaumont in France; he was born in 1967. James was raised in Europe with his mother and her husband who he believed to be his father until his mother told him that his true father was Texas oil baron J.R. Ewing.
James came to Dallas to seek out the father he never knew he had. James shocked everyone when he announced that he was J.R.'s son at a family dinner with all of the Ewing's present. J.R. embraced James as his son but James proved to be manipulative. James resented his father's interference in his life from controlling James' business dealings and to attempting to break up James' relationship with Michelle Stevens. Seeking revenge on J.R., James conspired with J.R.'s wife, Cally and blocked J.R.'s release from a sanitarium.
James eventually married Michelle, but he later learned that his first marriage to Debra Lynn was never dissolved. Further, Debra Lynn had his child, James Richard Beaumont, Jr. (nicknamed "Jimmy"). James decided to stay married to Debra Lynn and annulled his marriage to Michelle. In the end, James, Debra Lynn and Jimmy decided to move back East to escape the control of J.R.
Dallas (2012 TV series)
In the pilot episode "Changing of the Guard", John Ross, attending Christopher‘s wedding, has a conversation about the selling of Southfork with his mother, Sue Ellen, and mentions that his father J.R. was the first-born son and that he was the first-born grandson. This may be a continuity error, however as James Beaumont was born illegitimately, John Ross' statement is technically correct from a legitimate point of view. James did not attend J.R. Ewing's funeral and was not mentioned in his will.
- Curran, Barbara A. (2005). Dallas: The Complete Story of the World's Favorite Prime-Time Soap. Cumberland House Publishing. ISBN 978-1581824728.
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