Vale: Quinn Redeker

Veteran US actor best known for Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless, has died.

Veteran US actor Quinn Redeker, best known for Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless, has died aged 86.

He died on December 20 of natural causes in California, family confirmed.

Early in his career, Redeker appeared in The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962) and Jack Hill’s Spider Baby or, the Maddest Story Ever Told (1967), then graduated to working with Robert Redford in The Candidate (1972), The Electric Horseman (1979) and Ordinary People (1980).

He joined Days of Our Lives in 1979 as the devious Alex Marshall, whom he once described as “a self-serving pig.”

“When Alex first came on, he killed a couple of people,” he recalled. “But [the producers] decided they kind of liked me, and they let me start doing the comedy. I started joking it up a bit” and did a lot of ad-libbing.

He departed in 1987 when Alex was arrested for trying to burn down the Salem Inn for the insurance money and sent to prison, never to be seen again.

However, he resurfaced later that year on The Young and the Restless as the con man Rex Sterling staying until 1994, before a guest appearance in 2004.

He also appeared on Bonanza, That Girl, Mannix, The Virginian, The Bob Newhart Show, The Love Boat Fantasy Island and CSI: Miami and in films including Airport, The Andromeda Strain and The Midnight Man.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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