Jed Allan, who acted in numerous daytime soaps, including â€œBeverly Hills 90210,â€ â€œDays of Our Lives,â€ and â€œSanta Barbara,â€ has died. He was 84.
â€œSo sorry to post the very sad news of my fathers passing tonight,â€ Allanâ€™s son, Rick, posted on Facebook Saturday night. â€œHe died peacefully and was surrounded by his family and loved so much by us and so many others.â€
Born Mar. 1, 1935, Allanâ€™s first soap roles came in 1964 as Ace Hubbard and Paul Britton, respectively, on Roy Winsorâ€™s CBS series â€œLove of Lifeâ€ and â€œSecret Storm.â€ In 1971, he joined â€œDays of Our Livesâ€ as attorney Don Craig, a role that ended in 1985 as the seriesâ€™ creators wanted to turn over the cast of characters to focus on younger roles. Allanâ€™s work on â€œDays of Our Livesâ€ earned him a daytime Emmy nod for outstanding actor in 1979.
From 1988-1993, Allan played C.C. Capwell in â€œSanta Barbara,â€ the head of the Capwell clan and Robin Wrightâ€™s father. After departing the NBC series, he joined â€œBeverly Hills 90210â€ in the recurring role of Rush Sanders.
Allan also had several guest spots on series like â€œAdam-12,â€ â€œCSI: Miami,â€ â€œSix Feet Under,â€ and â€œThe Streets of San Francisco.â€ His best-known non-soap work was as Forest Ranger Scott Turner on â€œLassie,â€ a role he played from 1968-1970.
Allan is survived by three sons, Rick, Mitch, and Dean. He was married to his wife Toby Brown from Sept. 21, 1958 until her death in 2001.