Deas, Justin 1948–

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DEAS, Justin 1948–


Born March 30, 1948, in Connellsville, PA; married Jody, 1968 (divorced, 1978); married Margaret Colin (an actress), January, 1988; children: (first marriage) Yvie; (second marriage) Sam, Joe. Education: Attended College of William and Mary; studied at the Juilliard School with John Houseman.

Career: Actor. Also a teacher.

Awards, Honors: Daytime Emmy Award nomination, 1981, and Daytime Emmy Award, 1984, both outstanding actor in a supporting role in a daytime drama series, for As the World Turns; Daytime Emmy Award nomination, 1987, and Daytime Emmy awards, 1988 and 1989, all outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, Soap Opera Digest Award, 1988, and Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, 1989, both outstanding villain in daytime, all for Santa Barbara; Daytime Emmy awards, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 1994, and outstanding lead actor in a drama series, 1995 and 1997, Soap Opera Digest Award, outstanding supporting actor, 1994, and Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, 1995, outstanding male scene stealer, all for Guiding Light.


Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. Buckminster "Bucky" Carter, Ryan's Hope, ABC, 1975–1978.

Thomas Christopher "Tom"/"Tommy" Hughes, As the World Turns, CBS, 1981–1984.

Keith Timmons, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1986–1988.

Jake Gallagher, Studio 5B, ABC, 1989.

Frank Achilles "Buzz" Cooper, Sr., Guiding Light, CBS, 1993—.

Also appeared as Marco Dane, One Life to Live, ABC, 1980s.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Brad Bierston, Intimate Strangers, CBS, 1986.

Mike Webber, A Stranger Waits, CBS, 1987.

Milo Rhinehart, U.S. Marshals: Waco & Rhinehart (also known as Line of Duty), ABC, 1987.

Clyde Guthrie, Montana, TNT, 1990.

Television Appearances; Specials:

George Gyertson, "The Emancipation of Lizzie Stern," CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1991.

(Uncredited) Frank Achilles "Buzz" Cooper, Sr., A Wedding Story: Josh and Reva, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Heat Jones, "The False Prophet," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1985.

Edward, "Dying Well Is the Best Revenge," Nightmare Cafe, NBC, 1992.

"There'll Be Some Changes Made," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1992.

Appeared in episodes of other series, including Foley Square, CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Detective Bellflower, Cameo by Night, NBC, 1987.

Film Appearances:

Kevin McCann, Dream Lover, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1986.

Szuler (also known as Cheat), 1992.

Officer Russ, The Drum Beats Twice, Justice for All Productions, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Understudy for Brian and Donny, The November People, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1977–1978.

Detective H. E. Weber, Earth and Sky, Second Stage Theatre, McGinn–Cazale Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Appeared in A Comedy of Errors and The Tempest, both Dallas Shakespeare Festival, Dallas, TX; in Crimes of the Heart and Porno Stars at Home, both off–Broadway productions; in the title role, Hamlet, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City; as Brutus, Julius Caesar, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York City; as the duke, Measure for Measure, Folger Theatre Center, Washington, DC; as Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN; and in Streamers, Seattle ACT, Seattle, WA.

Major Tours:

Toured U. S. cities as Kenickie, Grease (musical).