As an actor, Matthew Ashford is very familiar with change of the personal, professional and spiritual kinds. His joy is found in the growth that these changes provoke.
The sixth of eight children, Matthew Ashford grew up in Davenport, Iowa. When he was a teenager, his family relocated to Fairfax, Virginia, where he began acting in high school productions. Upon graduation, Matthew attended the prestigious North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. He earned his first professional paycheck during the summer months as a street performer in Myrtle Beach.
New York City was the next stop after graduation. He almost immediately was put under contract by ABC-TV, playing the role of Drew Ralston on One Life to Live from 1982 to 1983. He then was cast on the daytime drama, Search for Tomorrow, from 1984 to 1986.
In 1987, Mr. Ashford married singer/actress Christina Saffran and moved to Los Angeles. He was soon cast in the role of Jack Deveraux on Days of our Lives and received three Soap Opera Digest Awards for his work during his six years on the daytime series.
Matthew's additional credits include the science-fiction thriller, Species, with Ben Kingsley; and playing the lead in a theatrical production of Dracula. Mr. Ashford is most proud of his work with the Interact Theatre company of North Hollywood. He co-starred with John Rubenstein in their critically acclaimed production of Counselor At Law.
Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
Guy in Club
PLACE OF BIRTH: Davenport, Iowa
DATE OF BIRTH: January 29th, 1960
MARITAL STATUS: Married; Christina Saffran [Jun 6, 1987)
CHILDREN: Two; Grace Saffran Ashford [Jun 15, 1992], Emma Ashford