Matthew Ashford

Born Jan 29, 1960

Matthew Nile Ashford is an American actor best known for the long-running role of Jack Deveraux on the NBC soap opera Days of our Lives.

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1960 Birth Born on January 29, 1960.


1982 22 Years Old After graduation, Ashford moved to New York City, where he was cast as Drew Ralston on One Life to Live, a role he played from 1982 to 1983.
1984 24 Years Old He also appeared on Search for Tomorrow as Cagney McCleary from 1984 to 1986, as Tom Hardy Sr. on General Hospital from 1995 to 1997, and the serial killer Dr. Stephen Haver on One Life to Live from 2003 to 2004 and also played Roger in WB hit series Charmed. … Read More
1987 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Ashford's initial run was from 1987 to 1993.


2001 41 Years Old He returned from 2001 to 2003, but was written off as part of a controversial storyline where nearly a dozen residents of the fictional town of Salem appeared to have been murdered. (The complex plot had them alive and held hostage in another country.)
2004 44 Years Old He returned to the show in 2004, but had spent much of his time since on the back burner, and was off-screen for large portions of 2005 and 2006.
2006 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2006, it was announced that Ashford, a fan favorite, had again been let go from the Days of Our Lives cast roster, a story confirmed in the July 25, 2006 edition of industry magazine Soap Opera Digest.
2007 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Ashford made a brief appearance as Jack in April 2007, and in September 2011 returned to the show on a full-time basis, only to be fired again in April 2012. … Read More


2010 50 Years Old From February to June 2010, he played 'Bill" in the North American tour of Mamma Mia! … Read More
2012 52 Years Old In 2012, Ashford was recruited by the Outside the Box Musical Theatre Company for a new musical based on a Clint Eastwood movie. … Read More
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