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Matthew Ashford

Biography

The arrogant and self-loathing Jack port Deveraux on NBC’s soap opera Days of our Lives. He became involved with crisis from his senior high school times, and passed the summertime months executing circus acts along with his college buddy for the roads of Myrtle Seaside. Furthermore to his long-time function on Times of Our Lives, he previously regular roles using one Lifestyle to Live, General Medical center, as well as the WB supernatural teenager series Charmed. He was created in Davenport, Iowa, the 6th of eight kids, with four brothers and three sisters. Melissa Reeves performed his wife, Jennifer Horton, on Times of Our Lives – both are considered among soap opera’s biggest supercouples.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth January 29, 1960
Place Of Birth Davenport, IA
Height 1.85 m
Profession Soap Opera Actor
Education University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Nationality Canadian, American
Spouse Christina Saffran
Children Emma Ashford, Grace Ashford
Parents Cecil Ashford, Patricia Ashford
Siblings Dave Ashford, Sally Ashford, Phil Ashford, Randy Ashford, Jeff Ashford, Teresa Ashford, Susie Ashford
Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss
Nominations Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series
Movies Winning Favor, Chronicles of an Exorcism, Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss, Species, Fuzz Track City, Paper Bullets
TV Shows One Life to Live, Is It Legal?, Search for Tomorrow, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Phoenix, AZ: Appearing as Marc Antony in Southwest Shakespeare Company's production of "Antony & Cleopatra". [April 2011]
2Appearing as "Bill Austin" in the North American Tour of "Mamma Mia!" (The smash hit musical is based on the songs of ABBA). [April 2010]
3Performing as "Captain Von Trapp" in "The Sound of Music", at The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul, MN. His "Maria" is played by 'Jessica Bogart', a Broadway actress. [December 2007]
4He returned to the role that made him famous, "Jack Deveraux" on Days of Our Lives (1965). He recently signed a 3-year contract. [February 2001]
5Matthew holds a US/Canada dual citizenship. His father was born in Canada. He has relatives in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and B.C.
6In his spare time, enjoys hiking, camping, having outdoor adventures, and above all, being with his family.
7Worked many odd jobs in order to attend the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After college graduation, Matt moved to New York City.
8Spokesperson for Retinoblastoma International, an organization the Ashfords were instrumental in forming after his daughter Emma was diagnosed with the rare form of infant eye cancer, from which she is now in remission.
9Has two daughters: Grace (b. 1992) and Emma (b. 1997)
10His wife, Christina is very talented in her own right as an actor-dancer-singer-choreographer. She and Matthew met in Hawaii in 1985 when he auditioned for a part in a World Peace Culture Festival. The choreographer just happened to be Christina.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blood Runs Thick2017pre-productionMarshall
Untititled 3D Horror2017announcedJeremiah Jacobs
Vampire Schoolgirls2017announcedMr. Sanders (rumored)
The Unlikely's2016completedBrock Chapman
Runaway2016/Iannounced
The Bay2011-2016TV SeriesSteve Jensen
Days of Our Lives1989-2016TV SeriesJack Devereaux Jack Deveraux Jack Deveraux #3 ...
Dating in the Middle Ages2013TV SeriesNick Hamilton / Medieval Captain
The Good Mother2013TV MoviePeter
Hi Mitch2012ShortPhil
Bad Blood2012/IIIDr. Stringer
Winning Favor2012Coach Loren DeJong
Fuzz Track City2012Chris Valentine
Outside the Box2012TV Series shortDirty Harry
Catch of a Lifetime2012Billy Joe Crawley
The Historian Paradox2011ShortThomas
902102010TV SeriesPeter Upton
Chronicles of an Exorcism2008Father Michael
Social Security Guard2006ShortHugh
Deceit2006VideoMichael
Friends2003TV SeriesMatthew Ashford
Dharma & Greg2001TV SeriesTrey
Paper Bullets2000Ron
Providence1999TV SeriesMr. Henderson
Charmed1998TV SeriesRoger
Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss1998Whitey
Pacific Blue1997TV SeriesThomas Leffler / Antonio / Ted Miller / ...
General Hospital1996TV SeriesTom Hardy
Burke's Law1995TV Series
Species1995Guy in Club
Harry Enfield and Chums1994TV Series
Night Sins1993TV MovieJack Harcourt Deveraux
Quantum Leap1992TV SeriesTV Husband
One Stormy Night1992TV MovieJack Harcourt Deveraux
Search for Tomorrow1984-1986TV SeriesCagney McCleary
One Life to Live1968TV SeriesDrew Ralston (1982-1983) / Dr. Stephen Haver (2003-2004)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untititled 3D Horror2017producer announced
The Unlikely's2016producer completed
Runaway2016/Iproducer announced
Back to Schoolproducer announced
The Bay2011-2016TV Series producer - 20 episodes
Catch of a Lifetime2012producer
Chronicles of an Exorcism2008producer
The Great TribulationTV Series producer - 7 episodes announced

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untititled 3D Horror2017writer announced
Runaway2016/Iannounced
Back to Schoolannounced
Chronicles of an Exorcism2008writer
The Great TribulationTV Series 7 episodes announced

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Bill Hayes DocumentaryDocumentary post-production
Serial Scoop Now2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
SoapBox with Lilly and Martha2015TV SeriesHimself
16th Annual Prism Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
SoapTalk2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
1 Day with...2004TV SeriesHimself
Days of Our Lives' Christmas2001TV SpecialHimself / Jack Harcourt Deveraux
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHimself
7th Annual Soap Opera Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
The Marsha Warfield Show1990TV SeriesHimself
6th Annual Soap Opera Awards1990TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Daytime's Greatest Weddings2004Video documentaryDrew Ralson
Days of Our Lives2003TV SeriesJack Deveraux #3

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Best ShortBurbank International Film FestivalNew MediaThe Bay (2010)· Gregori J. Martin (executive producer)
· Kristos Andrews (executive producer)
· Anthony Aquilino (co-executive producer)
· Michael W. Ferro Jr. (co-executive producer)
· Carol C. Hedgepeth (senior producer)
· Jared Safier (supervising producer)
· Devin DeVasquez (producer)
· Mary Beth Evans (producer)
· Celeste Fianna (producer)
· Jade Harlow (producer)
· Lilly Melgar (producer)
· Ronn Moss (producer)
· Kira Reed Lorsch (producer)
· Karrueche Tran (producer)
· Salvatore Zannino (producer)
· Chrystal Ayers (line producer)
2016Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Digital Daytime Drama SeriesThe Bay (2010)· Kristos Andrews (executive producer)
· Gregori J. Martin (executive producer)
· Anthony Aquilino (co-executive producer)
· Michael W. Ferro Jr. (co-executive producer)
· Jared Safier (supervising producer)
· Carol C. Hedgepeth (senior producer)
· Devin DeVasquez (producer)
· Mary Beth Evans (producer)
· Celeste Fianna (producer)
· Jade Harlow (producer)
· Lilly Melgar (producer)
· Ronn Moss (producer)
· Kira Reed Lorsch (producer)
· Karrueche Tran (producer)
· Salvatore Zannino (producer)
· Chrystal Ayers (line producer)
2016Festival AwardHollyWeb FestivalBest Online SoapThe Bay (2010)· Gregori J. Martin (executive producer)
· Kristos Andrews (executive producer)
· Anthony Aquilino (co-executive producer)
· Michael W. Ferro Jr. (co-executive producer)
· Carol C. Hedgepeth (senior producer)
· Jared Safier (supervising producer)
· Devin DeVasquez (producer)
· Mary Beth Evans (producer)
· Celeste Fianna (producer)
· Jade Harlow (producer)
· Lilly Melgar (producer)
· Ronn Moss (producer)
· Kira Reed Lorsch (producer)
· Karrueche Tran (producer)
· Salvatore Zannino (producer)
· Chrystal Ayers (line producer)
1993Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Comic PerformanceDays of Our Lives (1965)
1992Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsBest Wedding: DaytimeDays of Our Lives (1965)· Melissa Reeves
1992Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsBest Love Story: Daytime or Prime TimeDays of Our Lives (1965)· Melissa Reeves
1991Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Super Couple: DaytimeDays of Our Lives (1965)· Melissa Reeves
1989Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Villain: DaytimeDays of Our Lives (1965)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesDays of Our Lives (1965)
2012Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting Actor - Daytime DramaDays of Our Lives (1965)


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#Quote
1Actors worry about bad breath, weight, receding hairlines and why their leading lady looks like their daughter.
2My paternal grandparents were Americans living in Canada working a farm and raising a family. My father was born up there becoming a naturalized American. Subsequently, my dad moved back down to the States with his folks (my American Grandparents) and later joined the US Navy program at University of Washington where the assumption was made that he was American only. This was not the case and it took me the better part of 15 years to establish his/my /all my brother's and sisters right to be considered as dual US/ Canadian citizens------- whew! that was more complicated than a storyline on Days!
3When I was in New York doing One Life to Live (1968), I'd work out at the gym during the day. I'd turn up the TV while I was on the treadmill to see what was going on on "Days". It was a strange, otherworldly experience. Jack was dead, but I was alive. I'd yell at the TV set, "I'm here! I'm here!" It was like a bad dream.


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