John Reilly portrays Alistair Crane, the rich, powerful and arrogant patriarch of Harmony’s wealthiest family. The character of Alistair Crane was a mystery to viewers for five years, from the Show’s inception in 1999 to Fall of 2004. Playing the characters of Harmony like puppets on his string, Alistair had always been heard and not seen. PASSIONS revealed the character of Alistair when his ultimate betrayer, his long thought-dead wife Katherine, returned to Harmony to confront her murderous husband.
Reilly formerly portrayed Sean Donnelly on General Hospital, Del Douglas on Sunset Beach, Dr. Dan Stewart on As The World Turns and in 2001 guest starred on NBC’s Days of Our Lives as Marquis of La Cienega. His other television credits include the role of Bill Taylor on Beverly Hills 90210, Mack McBride on Melrose Place, Jake Larner on Paper Dolls, Roy Ralston on Dallas and J.J. on Dynasty. Additionally, Reilly has had numerous guest star roles on hit shows including Arli$$, Judging Amy, Diagnosis Murder, Caroline in the City, Empty Nest and Newhart. Reilly’s film credits include Iron Man, Touch ‘N Go, Deal of the Century, Main Event and The Great Waldo Pepper.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Reilly currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and daughters. His birthday is November 11.