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Julian Crane (Original cast member; July 1999 to Present)

At A Glance

Veteran actor Ben Masters plays Julian Crane, the rich, powerful and arrogant son of "Passions" patriarch Alistair Crane. Well-known for the variety of roles he has played on series such as "Heartbeat," "Murder She Wrote," "Diagnosis Murder," "Touched by an Angel" and "Sisters," Masters has also acquired a long list of made-for-television movie credits such as "Noble House," "Deliberate Stranger" and "Celebrity." Masters began his acting career after graduating from the University of Oregon as a Theatre major by going to Broadway to star in "Plenty", "The Cherry Orchard", "Waltz of Toreadors" and "Captain Brassbound's Conversion."

Masters, who is single, currently resides in Palm Springs and enjoys golfing, skiing and gourmet cooking.



Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION
Passions
Julian Crane
July 1999-present

Pensacola: Wings of Gold
Tucker Henry II
1999

Spy Game
General Sam Wellish
1997

Touched by an Angel
Prof. Brian Salter
1997

The Second Civil War
Matthew Langford
1997

Sisters
Prof. Dennis Brandon
1996

Lady Killer
Ross Mitchell
1995

A Time to Heal
Dr. Klein
1994

Diagnosis Murder
Robert Stanton
1994

Walker, Texas Ranger
Senator Julian Knox
1994

Murder, She Wrote
Evan Rafferty/Stanley Barton
1994

A Twist of the Knife
Dennis Chapin
1993

Murder, She Wrote
Chief Gillis
1993

Running Mates
Mel Fletcher
1992

Cruel Doubt
Frank Johnston
1992

The Keys
Jake
1990

Murder, She Wrote
Ray Dandridge
1990

Street of Dreams
Kyd Thomas
1988

Heartbeat
Doctor Leo Rosetti
1988

Noble House
Linc Bartlett
1988

Riviera
Kelly
1987

The Deliberate Stranger
Detective Mike Fisher
1986

Kate's Secret
Jack Stark
1986

Key Exchange
Philip Bailey
1985

Celebrity
Kleber Cantrell
1984

Illusions
Larry
1983

The Neighborhood
Tony Bernhardt
1982

Another World
Vic Strang
1982

The Shadow Box
Mark
1980

Loose Change
Joe Norman
1978

One of Our Own
Felix Needham
1975

Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Mike Thompson
1975

Kojak
Oliver
1974



Acting Portfolio: FILM
Making Mr. Right
Steve Marcus
1987

Dream Lover
Michael Hansen
1986

Key Exchange
Philip Bailey
1985

All That Jazz
Dr. Garry
1979

Mandingo
Charles
1975



Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys, Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2003, 2005)
Daytime Emmys, Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2004, 2007)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Corvallis, Oregon
DATE OF BIRTH: May 6, 1947
MARITAL STATUS: Single (divorced in 1997)
EDUCATION: Graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Theatre.
News Archives

News Archive: Masters status in doubt as actor fails to sign new contract. [Apr 18, 2005]
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