Walter Lankershim
Walter Lankershim

Dale Robertson (photo shoot on set)
Series information
Series Dynasty
First appearance "Oil Part I" (1981)
Last appearance "The Beating" (1981)
Portrayed by Dale Robertson

Married to

Unknown (3 marriages)



N/A (†)


Co-Manager of Blaisdel-Lankershim's rig (1981-1985; his death)

Crusty, feisty wildercatter Walter Lankershim was one of a dying breed. He stood by and watched as other riggers like Blake Carrington came into his own, while Walter continued to work and wait.

Respected as a hard worker, Walter depended upon loans and he kept trying to make a strike on his own. His persistence paid off when he and Matthew Blaisdel struck oil in 1981.

Walter was a likable old fellow, and had been married at least three times. He was Matthew's best friend, Claudia's supporter, and Lindsay's "uncle".

He took an interest in Steven Carrington, showing him the patience and understanding Steven needed. He even tried to introduce Steven to the life of the "straight and narrow".

After a long life of trying, Walter retired a success. When he died in 1985, he left his little fortune to Matthew's wife, Claudia.

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