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Walt Willey Bio

(Jackson, AMC)


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BIRTHDATE: January 26
BIRTHPLACE: Ottawa, Illinois
MARITAL STATUS: To Marie since July, 1994
CHILDREN: Son Chance, born 5/95, and daughter Merit, born 11/25/98

Walt Willey landed his first contract with AMC as Jackson in 1987 after deciding at the age of 30 to pursue his dream of a show business career. He now splits his time between New York, where the show tapes, and New Mexico, where he and his wife own and operate a bed-and-breakfast called Crystal Mesa Farm.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Was parodied by the late Phil Hartman on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.
  2. Was in contention for the job hosting the syndicated version of WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?
  3. Majored in sculpture at Southern Illinois University.
  4. Earned the on-set nickname Big Daddy from Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley, AMC).
  5. He is a skilled painter and illustrator.
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Walt Willey
AMC Actors Dish The Latest On Prospect Park   Oct 26, 2011

At the first night of the Tribute To Pine Valley tour held at Town Hall in New York City on October 25, Prospect...

AMC's Walt Willey: "We Have Our First Proposal"   Aug 18, 2011

Walt Willey (Jack, AMC), who is in Chicago doing a comedy appearance, updates Soap Opera Digest on...

Walt Willey's Winter Dreams   Feb 1, 2011

We spoke with Walt Willey (Jack, ALL...

Peer In Review   Oct 24, 2007

When Digest sat down to interview Walt Willey (Jack...

Jack Is Back!   May 23, 2007

Okay, so he never really left — but surely AMC fans would agree that in recent weeks, the character has made...

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Other Roles

Other Soap Roles
THE CITY (Jackson, 1996)
RYAN'S HOPE (Joe, 1986-87)
numerous bit parts on AMC before the role of Jack came along

Theater Roles
Appeared off-Broadway in Dust Off with Dan Lauria

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