'Santa Barbara': A Look Back At Jed Allan's Career
Jed Allan started his acting career in several Broadway productions. Later on, he starred in several soap operas like Santa Barbara and Days of Our Lives. The actor passed away in 2019 and that's why we decided to honour him by taking a look back at his career!
Jed Allan was born on March 9th, 1934 in New York and attended the University of Washington where he studied Drama. During his youth he worked as a television and radio announcer and in the 1960s, he first approached acting and appeared in several Broadway productions like Barefoot in the Park.
Later on, he started to build a career in television mostly portraying father figures in shows like the American soap operas Days of Our Lives and Santa Barbara where he portrayed "Don Craig" from 1971 to 1985, and "C.C. Capwell" from 1986 to 1993, respectively.
Santa Barbara: A Look Back At Jed Allan's Career
Although the peak of his career was probably in the '80s, he was active in show business from the 1960s and until the 2010s.
Jed Allan's career after Santa Barbara
After Santa Barbara ended in 1993, Allan joined the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 playing "Rush Sanders", father of "Steve" (Ian Ziering), being one of his roles in a non-soap-opera, as well as in Lassie where he played "Forest Ranger Scott Turner" for three years, the human companion for the collie dog.
His most recent work was in 2004 when he returned to soaps by taking over the role of "Edward Quartermaine" in the medical drama General Hospital. Also in 2004, he published Please, Spell the Name Right, a book about his professional experiences as an actor working with other actors. The book title references Allan's name often being spelled incorrectly.
A couple of facts about Jed Allan's personal life
- Jed Allan got married in 1938 to Toby Brown. They had three sons and were together until Brown's death in 2001
- Jed Allan lived in California. He died on March 9, 2019, just eight days after his 84th birthday