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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.

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



Guiding Light 1984-2009 TV Series Fletcher Reade / Fletcher Reed
The Drill 2007 Short voice
Texas 1981 TV Series Max Dekker #2 / Max Dekker
The Jeffersons 1978-1979 TV Series Allan Willis
Greatest Heroes of the Bible 1978 TV Series Ham
Emergency! 1972-1978 TV Series Paramedic Charlie, Squad *51, LACoFD / Ritchie
The Blue Knight 1976 TV Series Officer Fielding
F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood 1975 TV Movie Young Writer
The Mark of Zorro 1974 TV Movie Antonio
Mannix 1974 TV Series Rick Haggard
The Execution of Private Slovik 1974 TV Movie uncredited
Kojak 1973 TV Series Stiller
Adam-12 1973 TV Series Young Man
Ozzie's Girls 1973 TV Series Harvey
Neither Are We Enemies 1970 TV Movie Abner
One Life to Live 1968 TV Series Jesse Rogers (1982)



Guiding Light 1952 TV Series as Charles Jay Hammer



Crook & Chase 1996 TV Series Himself
The $10,000 Pyramid 1987 TV Series Himself

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YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Daytime Serial The 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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