Justin Deas

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Justin Deas

Born

3/30/1948, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USA

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Justin Deas grew up in Connellsville, Pennsylvania and later attended William and Mary College in Virginia. Justin thrived in theater productions such as, "Measure for Measure" and Hamlet.

Justin is best known for his role as Frank "Buzz" Cooper, Sr. on Guiding Light which he started playing…more

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  • Trivia

    • Justin will appear in the 2009 movie iMurders along with his wife, Margaret Colin.

    • At one time, Justin lived out of his 1967 Dodge Palermo.

    • Justin's first daytime role was Dr. Bucky Carter on "Ryan's Hope" from 1975-1978.

    • Justin has acted in many theater companies, including Washington D.C.'s Folger Theater Center and Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater.

    • Justin starred in the off-Broadway play "Porno Stars at Home."

    • Justin starred in numerous made for TV movies, such as "The Emancipation of Lizzie" in 1991, "Montana" in 1990, and "A Stranger Waits" in 1987.

    • Justin made a guest appearance on his wife's series "Foley Square" in 1985.

    • Justin played the role of Kenickie in the first national company of "Grease".

    • Due to his father's travels as a child, Justin lived in many diverse places, such as Mexico City and Teheran.

    • Justin has a daughter, Yvie, from his first marriage.

    • Justin studied under Academy Award winner, John Houseman, at Juilliard.

    • Justin was unable to accept his 1984 Emmy for "As The World Turns" since he was in Europe filming the movie "Dream Lover".

    • Justin left his role on "As the World Turns" to film the movie "Dream Lover".

    • Justin won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villian: Daytime for "Santa Barbara" in 1988.

    • Justin won the 1994 Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for "Guiding Light".

    • Justin's extensive theater backgroun includes roles in "Measure for Mearsure", "Romeo and Juliet", "The Tempest", "A Comedy of Errors", "Julius Caeser", "Hamlet", "Grease", "The November People", "Streamers", and "Crimes of the Heart".

    • As of 2007, Justin shares the record for the most Daytime Emmy Awards won for acting by a performer with Erika Slezak of "One Life to Live."

    • Justin has won six Daytime Emmy Awards in total. Justin won the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1984 for "As The World Turns", in 1988 and 1989 for "Santa Barbara" and in 1989 for "Guiding Light". Justin won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1995 and 1997 for "Guiding Light".

    • Justin attended the Juilliard School in New York City.

    • Justin met his wife Margaret Colin while on "As The World Turns". He played Tom Hughes and she played his love interest Margo.

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