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Jordan Clarke
Springfield Presence
Billy Lewis (May 1983 to January 1987; June 1989 to 1994; 1996; February 1999 to May 2006 [recurring]; June 2006 to September 18, 2009 [contract])
At A Glance


Although Guiding Light fans are certainly familiar with Jordan's portrayal of Billy Lewis, they first laid eyes on him in January 1975, when he joined the CBS daytime drama in the role of Dr. Tim Ryan.

Born in Rochester, New York, Jordan attended Cornell University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and an MFA in acting in 1971. He continued his theatrical training at the New York University School of the Arts, where he studied with John Heffernan and Peter Kass.

He has been active in regional theater with the Ithaca Repertory Theatre, the Olney Theatre, and Long Wharf Theatre. He was a co-founder of the off-Broadway Shaliko Public Theatre, and acted there in Shadow of a Gunman and Children of the Gods.

Jordan has appeared in numerous primetime series, including Three's Company, Knight Rider, The Tony Randall Show, Fantasy Island, M*A*S*H, and Law & Order. He has had featured roles in the television miniseries The Executioner's Song and Testimony of Two Men, and was also seen in the television movies Charleston and Forever.

He plays the guitar and trumpet and writes fiction, poetry and film scripts. He has previously been involved in such diverse businesses as running a construction company and raising purebred quarter horses. Jordan's birthday is July 21.

Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION

The Kennedy's of Massachusetts
James Reedy
1990

Guiding Light
Billy Lewis
May 1983 to January 1987; June 1989 to 1994; 1996; February 1999 to May 2006 [recurring]; June 2006 to September 18, 2009 [contract]

The Executioner's Song
Johnny Nicol
1982

Charleston
Gregg Morgan
1979

Forever
1978

Testimony of Two Men
1977

The Guiding Light
Dr. Tim Ryan
1974 to 1977

Acting Portfolio
FILM

White Squall
Charles Gieg
1996

Little Criminals
Sam
1995

Safe Passage
Coach
1994

Acting Portfolio
THEATRE

Shadow of a Gunman
Shaliko Public Theater

Children of the Gods
Shaliko Public Theater

Awards & Acclaim



Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2006)

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2006)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2006, 2007, 2008)
Vital Statistics


PLACE OF BIRTH: Rochester, New York
DATE OF BIRTH: July 21, 1950
HAIR: Brown
MARITAL STATUS: Married to Valerie Clarke in 1992
OTHER OCCUPATIONS: Running a Construction Company and Raising Pure-Bred Quarter Horses
HOBBIES: Playing Guitar and Trumpet, Writing fiction, poetry and film scripts
Miscellaneous

Graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Philosophy and an MFA in Acting in 1971
He is a co-founder of the off-Broadway Shaliko Public Theater
News Archives

News Archive: Clarke wins Emmy gold in first nomination. [Apr 28, 2006]
News Archive: Clarke ends 7 years of recurring status. [Jun 13, 2006]
News Archive: All-star cast set to star in new online series. [Sep 21, 2009]
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