Jay Hammer is an American actor best known for his role as freelance journalist Fletcher Reade, who fell in love with Dr. Claire Ramsey on CBS Daytime's Guiding Light from March 1984 to March 1998. He returned briefly. In the spring of 1999, and appeared again when the show ended in 2009. He had a notable role as Allan Willis in the 1978-1979 season of the Jeffersons. His character in The Jeffersons is the son of multiracial couple Tom and Helen Willis. Other appearances include roles in The Blue Knight, Kojak, Mannix, Sons and Daurors, Emergency !, and Adam-12. Her theater credits include offline works of Passing from Exotic Venue and Serenading Louie. He played the dominant role of the Max Dekker ranch in Texas in 1981 .
|Born||November 16, 1944, San Francisco, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actor, television writer|
|Partner(s)||Pamela K. Long|
|IMDb||Jay Hammer's IMDb|
Famous for his more than two-decade-long portrayal of Fletcher Reade on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light, he is also notable for his role as Max Decker on the NBC soap Texas, as well as for his recurring role as Allan Willis on The Jeffersons.
He launched his television career in the late 1960s and early 1970s, appearing in single episodes of One Life to Live, Kojak, and Ozzie's Girls.
On the off-Broadway stage, he performed in productions of Serenading Louie and Passing Through From Exotic Places.
Before ending in divorce, his marriage to soap opera writer Pam Long produced two children.
He and Robert Newman were both longtime Guiding Light cast members.
- Alumni of Pacific University (United States)
- The male actor is from San Francisco
- American soap opera writers
Latest information about Jay Hammer updated on June 17 2021.