Jed Allan, who acted in numerous daytime soaps, including Ã¢â‚¬Å“Beverly Hills 90210,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Days of Our Lives,Ã¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Santa Barbara,Ã¢â‚¬Â has died. He was 84.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“So sorry to post the very sad news of my fathers passing tonight,Ã¢â‚¬Â AllanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s son, Rick, posted on Facebook Saturday night. Ã¢â‚¬Å“He died peacefully and was surrounded by his family and loved so much by us and so many others.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Born Mar. 1, 1935, AllanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first soap roles came in 1964 as Ace Hubbard and Paul Britton, respectively, on Roy WinsorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s CBS series Ã¢â‚¬Å“Love of LifeÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Secret Storm.Ã¢â‚¬Â In 1971, he joined Ã¢â‚¬Å“Days of Our LivesÃ¢â‚¬Â as attorney Don Craig, a role that ended in 1985 as the seriesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ creators wanted to turn over the cast of characters to focus on younger roles. AllanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s work on Ã¢â‚¬Å“Days of Our LivesÃ¢â‚¬Â earned him a daytime Emmy nod for outstanding actor in 1979.
From 1988-1993, Allan played C.C. Capwell in Ã¢â‚¬Å“Santa Barbara,Ã¢â‚¬Â the head of the Capwell clan and Robin WrightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s father. After departing the NBC series, he joined Ã¢â‚¬Å“Beverly Hills 90210Ã¢â‚¬Â in the recurring role of Rush Sanders.
Allan also had several guest spots on series like Ã¢â‚¬Å“Adam-12,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“CSI: Miami,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Six Feet Under,Ã¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Streets of San Francisco.Ã¢â‚¬Â His best-known non-soap work was as Forest Ranger Scott Turner on Ã¢â‚¬Å“Lassie,Ã¢â‚¬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.