|Steve Kanaly - Photo: TNT|
Kanaly is best known for his role as Ray Krebbs, foreman of the Southfork Ranch, on the primetime soap opera DALLAS. He returned to TNT's new version of the show in both its first and second seasons. Viewers of ALL MY CHILDREN will also remember Kanaly as Seabone Hunkle, the father of fan favorite Dixie Cooney Martin in the mid-1990s.
"I have always been a fan of Steve on DALLAS and I think he is the absolute perfect fit for this role," said DEVANITY showrunner, writer and star Michael Caruso. "I wrote this character specifically for him, and I know he is going to knock it out of the park. When he called me and agreed to do it I couldn't get over how excited I was. The character of Charles Kane is a powerful Southern business man, but what is driving him is very personal to the story, and sets the wheels in motion for what happens throughout the rest of the season. Jason will definitely be making a deal with the devil."
Kanaly is scheduled to begin filming early August, and will appear in the second episode of the upcoming DEVANITY season. He will be joined by returning stars Kyle Lowder, Gordon Thomson, his DALLAS co-star Charlene Tilton and a few additional yet-to-be announced names from daytime and primetime soaps. Kanaly's Ray and Tilton's Lucy were having sex when she was a teen, and before they learned Ray was Jock's son (and Lucy's uncle).
DEVANITY, from Caruso/Portier Productions, has already started filming Season 4, and plans an early 2014 rollout. For more information visit http://devanity.com.