Days of Our Lives News January 29, 2024


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Days of our Lives’ Matthew Ashford Celebrates His Birthday

In the universe in the show Days of our Lives, Jack Deveraux lives with Jennifer in their respective East Coast where they run the newspaper together. They miss their grandkids deeply. In real life the actor Matthew Ashford is celebrating -an important moment in his career.

Days of Our Lives News January 29, 2024
Matthew Ashford

Happy Birthday, Matthew Ashford

This is because Ashford was born on January 29, 1960, within Davenport, Iowa, which is a sign that this gifted performer will be 64 years older this year! When he graduated at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston, Salem, Ashford moved into New York City where he got a job in a short time in One Life to Live, an ABC daytime soap show One Life to Live.

In the show the actor played Drew Ralston. He was on the show in 1984. was transferred to the NBC show Search for Tomorrow. He was on the show as Cagney McCleary, until the show’s final episode in the latter half of 1986. In the following year the actor accepted an offer to be a part of the popular California-based soap Days of our Lives.

His first episode as the frequently changed character Jack Deveraux aired on October 30 in 1987. It took just a few shows before executives realized they had found a superstar. His subsequent onscreen pairing together with Melissa Reeves — who played the eminent Jennifer Horton — was popular with the fans and earned the two actors a Soap Opera Award for Favorite Supercouple.

Ashford’s storyline-dictated departure was announced in 1993, but in 1995 Ashford returned to TV screens for another soap-opera. It is ABC’s General Hospital in which he played the role of the Dr. Tom Hardy.

The GH job ended in 1997. His subsequent roles included a minor role in the movie Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss, a guest appearance on Charmed as well as a regular part in OLTL — however this time, he was the Doctor Stephen Harver, a professor and prolific serial killer.

In addition to his acting career, Ashford is the spokesperson for the Retinoblastoma International Foundation and a partner in the production company called NGM Productions.


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