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Jay Pickett

Jay Pickett

American actor
Jay Pickett
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Intro American actor
Was Actor Television actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 10 February 1961, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
Death 30 July 2021 (aged 60 years)
Star sign Aquarius
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Biography

Jay Harris Pickett (February 10, 1961 – July 30, 2021) was an American actor.

Life and career

Pickett was born in Spokane, Washington, and grew up in Caldwell, Idaho. He received his BA degree in acting at Boise State University and his MFA in acting from UCLA and appeared in numerous theatrical productions at both schools.

Pickett's television appearances include in the miniseries Rags to Riches, and roles on such series as China Beach, Mr. Belvedere, Dragnet, Jake and The Fatman, Days of Our Lives, Perry Mason, and Matlock.

In 1997, Pickett originated the role of Frank Scanlon, a dedicated paramedic and substitute teacher and the complicated older brother of Joe Scanlon, on the ABC Daytime drama Port Charles. In 2006, Pickett substituted for actor Ted King in the role of Lorenzo Alcazar on the soap opera, General Hospital, the parent series of Port Charles. In 2007, Pickett rejoined the cast of General Hospital in the recurring role of Detective David Harper.

He enjoyed most sports, including football, basketball, baseball, and skiing. He was also an expert roper and western horse rider.

Pickett and his wife, Elena, resided in California and have two daughters, Maegan and Michaela, and a son, Tyler.

He was best friends with former Port Charles co-star Michael Dietz and was godfather to his daughter, Madison.

Pickett died unexpectedly while preparing to film a scene for the film Treasure Valley on July 30, 2021, aged 60.

Filmography

Films

  • Rush Week (1989) as Parker
  • Eve of Destruction (1991) as Man in Jeep
  • Rumpelstiltskin (1995) as Russell Stewart
  • Bundy: An American Icon (2008) as Ross Davis
  • Abandoned (2010) as Detective Franklin
  • Soda Springs (2012) as Eden Jackson, as co-writer and producer
  • A Matter of Faith (2014) as Stephen Whitaker
  • A Soldier's Revenge (2020) as Kennedy

Television

  • Days of Our Lives (1991-1992) as Chip Lakin
  • A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Jealous Jokester (1995)
  • Port Charles (1997-2003) as Frank Scanlon Jr.
  • General Hospital (2006, 2007-2008) as Lorenzo Alcazar (recast), David Harper
  • Landslide (2005) as Stewart Hancock
  • The Perfect Student (2011) as John
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http://soapzone.com/newsroom.php/gh/news/19-Jan-2009
https://soaphub.com/general-hospital/news-gh/veteran-soap-star-jay-pickett-has-passed-away-at-the-age-of-60/
https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/jay-pickett-dead-dies-actor-port-charles-general-hospital-1235032229/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0681893/
https://viaf.org/viaf/245888937
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-no2012050582
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2012050582
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