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Justin Deas
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Springfield Presence
February 5, 1993 to September 18, 2009
At A Glance

Justin Deas seems to turn every role he touches into something memorable. The unprecedented six-time Daytime Emmy award winner has used his flair for comedic timing and keen sense of drama to win over audiences on stage and on television for many years.

Due to his father's travels, Justin grew up all over the Eastern seaboard, and in places as far abroad as Mexico City and Teheran. He attended William and Mary College and received the bulk of his theatrical training with John Houseman's advanced class at the Juilliard School in New York City.

Justin has played a wide range of Shakespearean roles, among them the Duke in Measure for Measure at Washington DC's Folger Theater Center and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet at Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater. For the Dallas Shakespeare Festival, he had leading roles in A Comedy of Errors and The Tempest. He also appeared in New York City as Brutus in the Brooklyn Academy of Music production of Julius Caesar and in the title role in Hamlet at the Manhattan Theater Club.

He was seen on Broadway in The November People, played Kenickie in the first national company of the hit musical Grease, and played the lead in the Seattle ACT production of Streamers. Justin has also acted off-Broadway in Porno Stars at Home and in the world premiere of Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Crimes of the Heart.

On daytime television, Justin has performed on Ryan's Hope as Bucky Carter. He won his first of four Emmy awards for Best Supporting Actor as attorney Tom Hughes on As the World Turns in 1984; two as attorney Keith Timmons on Santa Barbara in 1988 and 1989; and in May 1994 for his portrayal of Buzz on Guiding Light. He also earned the Emmy award for Best Actor in 1995 and 1997 for the same role.

Justin was born on March 30, 1948, in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, and is married to actress Margaret Colin. They are the parents of two young sons.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION

Guiding Light

Frank "Buzz" Cooper, Sr.

February 5, 1993 through Present

The Emancipation of Lizzie Stern

1991

Montana

Clyde

1990

Studio 5-B

Jake Gallagher

1989

Cameo By Night

Detective Bellflower

1987

A Stranger Waits

Mike Webber

1987

U.S. Marshalls: Waco and Rhinehart

1987

Intimate Strangers

Brad Bierston

1986

Santa Barbara

Keith Timmons

1986-1988

As The World Turns

Tom Hughes

1981-1984

Ryan's Hope

Dr. Bucky Carter

1975-1978

Acting Portfolio: FILM

Szuler

1992

Dream Lover

Kevin McCann

1986

Acting Portfolio: THEATRE

Measure for Measure

Duke

Washington DC's Folger Theater Center

Romeo and Juliet

Mercutio

Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater

Comedy of Errors and The Tempest

Leading Roles

Dallas Shakespeare Festival

Julius Caesar

Brutus

Brooklyn Academy of Music Production

Hamlet

Hamlet

Manhattan Theater Club

On-Broadway

The November People

Grease

Kenickie

Streamers

Lead Role

Off-Broadway

Porno Stars at Home

Crimes of the Heart

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Lead Actor (1995, 1997; for Guiding Light)

Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor (1994; for Guiding Light)

Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor (1988, 1989; for Santa Barbara)

Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor (1981, 1984; for As the World Turns)

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2005; for Guiding Light)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2005; for Guiding Light)

Soap Opera Digest Awards Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama (1994; Buzz Cooper, GL)

Vital Statistics

PLACE OF BIRTH: Connellsville, Pennsylvania

DATE OF BIRTH: March 30, 1948

HAIR: Brown

MARITAL STATUS: Married to Margret Colin [Jan 1988 to September 18, 2009]

Children: Two sons, Sam and Joe

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