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BIRTHPLACE: Indianapolis, IN


YEARS ON SHOW: 1991-2000, 2001, 2002-present

MARITAL STATUS: Married to Sheree Gustin

CHILDREN: Makena Grace, born Sept. 5, 2003; Jack Marshall, born March 26, 2006

Steve Burton was born in Indianapolis, IN and raised in Cleveland, OH and Chicago, IL. The only child of divorced parents, Burton spent his childhood living with his optician mother in the Midwest. At age 16, he went to Beverly Hills, CA to visit his father, a jockey and real-estate manager. He ended up staying on the West Coast to pursue acting — which his father urged him to do. Burton completed his junior and senior years of high school in Beverly Hills and eventually landed his first gig as a regular on the sitcom OUT OF THIS WORLD as the dorky, All-American surfer boy. His first foray in daytime was a recurring role on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, but his big break came in 1991, when he became GH’s Jason Quartermaine (he had originally auditioned for the role of AJ). Burton has succeeded on the big screen, as well, and aspires to produce and direct. He resides in Los Angeles. His official Web site is

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  • Was born Jack Stephen Burton.
  • Appeared on the April 1995 cover of Playgirl (he also had photos inside, but wasn't nude).
  • Made his feature-film debut in 2001's The Last Castle with Robert Redford.
  • Dated actress Tara Reid (ex-Ashley, DAYS) for more than two years.
  • He is 5' 11".

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