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Ted Shackelford Bio

(Jeffrey, Y&R)


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YEARS ON SHOW: 2006-07 (as William Bardwell); 2007-present (as Jeffrey)

While going to high school in Tulsa, OK, Ted Shackelford had a percolating interest in acting, but it wasn't until he graduated from the University of Denver that he gave community theater a try. Thoroughly infected by the acting bug, Shackelford moved to New York City and worked as the night manager of The Carlyle Hotel while waiting for his big break.

That came in 1975 when he landed the role of Ray on ANOTHER WORLD. The gig lasted almost two years and was followed by myriad guest-starring appearances on prime-time shows.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. His full name is Theodore Tillman.
  2. His dad was a naval officer and a doctor.
  3. Before working together on KL, he and his former TV wife Joan Van Ark (ex-Val) co-starred on an episode of WONDER WOMAN in 1978.
  4. His favorite actor is Paul Newman.
  5. During his tenure as Y&R's William, he wore the same three suits, which he owned.
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Ted Shackelford
Ted Shackelford Returns To Y&R   Jun 20, 2013

Jeffrey has not been seen around Genoa City for a while now but we'll see Gloria's ne're-do-well hubby...

Y&R Star's Secret Return   Dec 6, 2011

Kudos to Y&R for keeping Ted Shackelford's return as Jeffrey under wraps. In one of the closing...

Kin Shriner Steps in at Y&R   Apr 4, 2011

YOUNG AND RESTLESS has announced that Kin Shriner (ex-Scotty, GH) will temporarily replace ...

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Other Roles

Soap Roles
ANOTHER WORLD (Ray Gordon, 1975-77)

TV Roles
DIRTY SEXY MONEY (Dr. Delafield, 2007)
OFFICER DOWN (Donald Hallows, 2005)
CROSSING JORDAN (Emmett Parker, 2005)
THE DIVISION (Ted Hillford, 2004)
CAVE IN (Chief Bogen, 2003)
MIRACLE DOGS (Dr. Ben Logan, 2003)
SPIN CITY (Barry, 2001)
THE PRACTICE (Dr. Stiles, 2000)
THE OUTER LIMITS (High Secretary Paul Kohler, 1999)
CYBILL (Bobby Ray Weeks, 1998)
PROMISED LAND (Brad Elias, 1998)
DEAD MAN'S GUN (Edgar Thurlow, 1998)
STOLEN WOMEN, CAPTURED HEARTS (Reverend Brewster, 1997)
TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL (Joel Redding, 1996)
SAVANNAH (Charles Alexander, 1996)
SWEET TEMPTATION (Les Larson, 1996)

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