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Jay Hammer


Well-known for his a lot more than two-decade-long portrayal of Fletcher Reade for the CBS soap opera Guiding Light, he’s also significant for his role as Utmost Decker for the NBC soap Tx, in addition to for his continuing role as Allan Willis for the Jeffersons. He released his television profession in the past due 1960s and early 1970s, showing up in single shows of One Existence to reside, Kojak, and Ozzie’s Women. For the off-Broadway stage, he performed in productions of Serenading Louie and Passing Through From Exotic Locations. Before closing in divorce, his relationship to cleaning soap opera article writer Pam Long created two kids. He and Robert Newman had been both longtime Guiding Light solid members.

Quick Facts

Full Name Jay Hammer
Date Of Birth November 16, 1944
Place Of Birth San Francisco, CA
Profession Soap Opera Actor
Education University of the Pacific
Nationality American
Movies Emergency: Survival on Charter No. 220
TV Shows The Jeffersons, Texas
Star Sign Scorpio

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1New York City: He runs and owns the Spring Lounge Bar in Soho. [December 2011]
2Father of three sons (Lucas, C.J. and Nick) and a daughter, born in 1991.
3He owns and runs the Spring Lounge Bar in Soho, New York City.
4He lived with Pamela K. Long for five years. They have two children together.



Guiding Light1984-2009TV SeriesFletcher Reade / Fletcher Reed
The Drill2007Short voice
Texas1981TV SeriesMax Dekker #2 / Max Dekker
The Jeffersons1978-1979TV SeriesAllan Willis
Greatest Heroes of the Bible1978TV SeriesHam
Emergency!1972-1978TV SeriesParamedic Charlie, Squad *51, LACoFD / Ritchie
The Blue Knight1976TV SeriesOfficer Fielding
F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood1975TV MovieYoung Writer
The Mark of Zorro1974TV MovieAntonio
Mannix1974TV SeriesRick Haggard
The Execution of Private Slovik1974TV Movie uncredited
Kojak1973TV SeriesStiller
Adam-121973TV SeriesYoung Man
Ozzie's Girls1973TV SeriesHarvey
Neither Are We Enemies1970TV MovieAbner
One Life to Live1968TV SeriesJesse Rogers (1982)



Guiding Light1952TV Series as Charles Jay Hammer



Crook & Chase1996TV SeriesHimself
The $10,000 Pyramid1987TV SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADaytime SerialThe Guiding Light (1952)· Trent Jones
· Christopher Whitesell
· Pamela K. Long
· Emily Squires
· Pete T. Rich
· Samuel D. Ratcliffe
· Michelle Poteet Lisanti
· Stephanie Braxton
· Carolyn Culliton
· Robin Amos
· Addie Walsh
· John Kuntz
· Jeff Ryder
· N. Gail Lawrence

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