Jordan and his wife, Valerie, have been married since 1992. The couple have two children, Chelsea and Laura. Although Laura is Valerie's daughter from a previous relationship, Jordan has always considered her one of his own.
Jordan says his favorite storyline of Billy's [on Guiding Light] was when his alter ego courted Vanessa.
Jordan's record at the Soap Opera Digest Awards are as follows:
- 1986 Nominee; Supporting Actor: Daytime
- 1991 Winner; Supporting Actor: Daytime
- 1992 Nominee; Lead Actor: Daytime
All were for his role on Guiding Light.
In November 2005, Jordan was named "Outstanding Performer of the Week" by both Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly.
Jordan modeled for the December 1975 issue of Girl Talk magazine.
Aside from being an actor, Jordan has also run a construction company and raised purebred quarter horses.
Jordan plays the trumpet and guitar.
Jordan is 6'3" with brown hair and blue eyes.
Jordan's daughter, Chelsea, is named after the area of Manhattan where the Guiding Light studio's were located when he first got the part of "Billy Lewis" on the show.
Jordan enjoys writing poetry, fiction, and film scripts.
In January 2007, Jordan and the cast of Guiding Light, traveled to Biloxi, MS to help rebuild homes of Hurricane Katrina victims.
Jordan's theater credits include:
- Children of the Gods
- Shadow of a Gunman
'Billy Lewis II' wasn't Jordan Clarke's first role on Guiding Light; from 1974-March 1977, he played the role of 'Dr. Timothy "Tim" Ryan, MD', a neurosurgeon.
He was nominated for and won his first Daytime Emmy Award for his role of 'Billy Lewis II' on Guiding Light in 2006; it was for Outstanding Supporting Actor. But in 2005, he was awarded with the honorary daytime emmy, Lifetime Achievement Award [also for the role of Billy on Guiding Light].
Jordan: (on his work on "Guiding Light") What I think I bring to it is, I really like having fun. It's melodrama pure and simple.
Jordan: I have a lot of people that write to me who are alcoholics. They know in my real life I've had problems that are akin to alcoholism and they'll talk to me about it.
Jordan: (on his 1982 conviction for drug possession) I took the job [on "Guiding Light"] knowing that I was going to jail. I didn't tell the producers I was going to jail; I didn't tell my agents; I didn't tell anybody. I just knew my wife was pregnant and I figured whatever money I could make would help.... When you're going to jail, that kind of puts it in perspective.
Jordan: (on his childhood) I have sisters, aunts and daughters, but no brothers, uncles or sons. That made me a feminist pretty early. I got it beaten into me.
Jordan: I can tell you that my life is about my kids. That's it. I love being a dad. It's the best.