Jordan Clarke
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Springfield Presence
May 1983 to January 1987; June 1989 to 1994; 1996; February 1999 to May 2006 [recurring]; June 2006 to September 18, 2009 [contract]
At A Glance

Although Guiding Light fans are certainly familiar with Jordan's portrayal of Billy Lewis, they first laid eyes on him in January 1975, when he joined the CBS daytime drama in the role of Dr. Tim Ryan.

Born in Rochester, New York, Jordan attended Cornell University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and an MFA in acting in 1971. He continued his theatrical training at the New York University School of the Arts, where he studied with John Heffernan and Peter Kass.

He has been active in regional theater with the Ithaca Repertory Theatre, the Olney Theatre, and Long Wharf Theatre. He was a co-founder of the off-Broadway Shaliko Public Theatre, and acted there in Shadow of a Gunman and Children of the Gods.

Jordan has appeared in numerous primetime series, including Three's Company, Knight Rider, The Tony Randall Show, Fantasy Island, M*A*S*H, and Law & Order. He has had featured roles in the television miniseries The Executioner's Song and Testimony of Two Men, and was also seen in the television movies Charleston and Forever.

He plays the guitar and trumpet and writes fiction, poetry and film scripts. He has previously been involved in such diverse businesses as running a construction company and raising purebred quarter horses. Jordan's birthday is July 21.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION

The Kennedy's of Massachusetts

James Reedy


Guiding Light

Billy Lewis

May 1983 to January 1987; June 1989 to 1994; 1996; February 1999 to May 2006 [recurring]; June 2006 to September 18, 2009 [contract]

The Executioner's Song

Johnny Nicol



Gregg Morgan




Testimony of Two Men


The Guiding Light

Dr. Tim Ryan

1974 to 1977

Acting Portfolio: FILM

White Squall

Charles Gieg


Little Criminals



Safe Passage



Acting Portfolio

Shadow of a Gunman

Shaliko Public Theater

Children of the Gods

Shaliko Public Theater

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2006)

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2006)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2006, 2007, 2008)

Vital Statistics

PLACE OF BIRTH: Rochester, New York

DATE OF BIRTH: July 21, 1950

HAIR: Brown

MARITAL STATUS: Married to Valerie Clarke in 1992

OTHER OCCUPATIONS: Running a Construction Company and Raising Pure-Bred Quarter Horses

HOBBIES: Playing Guitar and Trumpet, Writing fiction, poetry and film scripts Miscellaneous

Graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Philosophy and an MFA in Acting in 1971

He is a co-founder of the off-Broadway Shaliko Public Theater

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