Matthew Ashford
American actor
Matthew Ashford
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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'Days of Our Lives' star answers you!
CNN - over 4 years
"Days of Our Lives" star Matthew Ashford took time on HLN's "Evening Express" to answer your iReport questions.
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Review: 'I Do!' an enjoyable time with a charming couple - Sacramento Bee
Google News - over 5 years
The new Music Circus production doubles down on the charm with the real-life couple Christina Saffran Ashford and Matthew Ashford as Agnes and Michael. They're the only two performers in what is truly a chamber musical. We never leave their bedroom
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The Ashfords Say I Do! I Do! in Sacramento, Beginning Aug. 16 - Playbill.com
Google News - over 5 years
The two-hander features real-life married couple Matthew Ashford (Jack Devereaux on NBC's "Days of Our Lives") as Michael and Christina Saffran Ashford (vocal work for “Aladdin,” “Mulan" and “Enchanted") as Agnes. Based on the play The Fourposter by
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Is Jennifer Aniston heading to Days of our Lives? - SheKnows.com
Google News - over 5 years
The much-hyped reboot has seen fave castmembers like Deidre Hall (Marlena), Drake Hogestyn (John), Matthew Ashford (Jack), Christie Clark (Carrie) and Patrick Muldoon (Austin) return; while the likes of Louise Sorel (Vivian), Crystal Chappell (Carly),
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I DO I DO Comes to the Music Circus Stage August 16-21 - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Starring real-life couple Matthew Ashford (of NBC's "Days of Our Lives") and Christina Saffran Ashford, I Do! I Do! opens at Sacramento Music Circus August 16-21. With book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt (the team behind The
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Fan Favorite Sarah Brown Heads to Days of our Lives - Soapdom.com
Google News - over 5 years
Brown joins former cast members Matthew Ashford, Christie Clark, and Patrick Muldoon, who are returning to the show, in celebrating its 46th season on the air. Greg Meng, Co-Executive Producer, commented, "We are thrilled to have Sarah join our family
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The Ashfords Will Say I Do! I Do! in Sacramento - Playbill.com
Google News - over 5 years
The two-hander will feature real-life married couple Matthew Ashford (Jack Devereaux on NBC's "Days of Our Lives") as Michael and Christina Saffran Ashford (vocal work for “Aladdin,” “Mulan" and “Enchanted") as Agnes. Based on the play The Fourposter
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Patrick Muldoon and Christie Clark Return to Days of Our Lives - Seattle Post Intelligencer
Google News - over 5 years
... then moved on to a run on Melrose Place as baddie Richard Hart and films such as the Oscar-nominated sci-fi hit Starship Troopers. Look for other former Days faves, including Deidre Hall (Marlena), Drake Hogestyn (John) and Matthew Ashford (Jack),
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Deirdre's marriage in trouble - TheChronicleHerald.ca
Google News - over 5 years
Matthew Ashford is returning to the show as Jack for a big summer storyline. •Robin Strasser (Dorian, OLTL) has announced that she will be leaving the soap before the show's January finale because of undisclosed health issues
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Major cast changes for Days - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
It was also recently revealed that Matthew Ashford will be reprising his role as Jack Deveraux, the estranged husband of Jennifer Horton. When Jack and Jennifer last left town, they were once again happily married. Jack's return will likely put a
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Soap News: Matthew Ashford Returning to 'Days,' 'General Hospital' Gets New ... - TV Squad
Google News - almost 6 years
Jack, a character who has been on and off 'Days' for more than two decades, will be interacting with his wife, Jennifer ... if she hasn't divorced him by the time he reaches Salem
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TV REVIEWS; AT 35, SOAP OPERA 'SEARCH' TRIES TO ADJUST TO CHANGES
NYTimes - over 30 years
THIRTY-FIVE years ago today, in a 15-minute live broadcast from New York's Liederkranz Hall, ''Search for Tomorrow'' set out to make soap-opera history. It is now television's longest-running daytime drama, hardly missing a beat when it switched from CBS to NBC in 1982. The show's pivotal character is Joanne Tourneur, played by Mary Stuart since
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STAGE: ROCK 'SURRENDER'
NYTimes - about 32 years
''SURRENDER (A FLIRTATION)'' is a crude little rock musical that wants to be two things at once - a standard boy-meets-girl comedy and a poetic rock-and-roll meditation on youthful dreams written in the vocabulary of Sam Shepard and Patti Smith. The show tells the story of Dennis (Matthew Ashford), a clean- cut young man from the Middle West, who
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BROADWAY
NYTimes - about 32 years
IT would be nice to begin the New Year with tidings of a new, wonderful, larger-than-life musical, the kind that provides a feast for the eyes and a message of no import. Nice, but not yet possible. So if the year must start on a more serious vein, let it be with a play that celebrates the spirit of survival. This one is ''Tracers,'' a production
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Matthew Ashford
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 52
    In 2012, Ashford was recruited by the Outside the Box Musical Theatre Company for a new musical based on a Clint Eastwood movie.
    More Details Hide Details Ashford, the sixth of eight children (three sisters and four brothers), was born in Davenport, Iowa to Patricia, an executive secretary, and Cecil Ashford, a civil engineer. He graduated with a B.F.A. in Theater from the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.
  • FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 50
    From February to June 2010, he played 'Bill" in the North American tour of Mamma Mia!
    More Details Hide Details The final performances were cut short due to security concerns with the G20 Summit in Toronto, Canada. The summit location was two blocks away from the theatre. Since 2011, Ashford has starred on the soap opera web series The Bay as Steve Jenson, opposite his former Days of Our Lives co-star, Mary Beth Evans.
  • 2007
    Age 47
    Ashford also appeared with Scott Bakula in a production of 'No Strings' in May 2007.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Jack dies in an elevator crash, after saving his daughter Abigail, who was trapped. As Abigail gets out and goes to her mother, Jennifer and Abigail's boyfriend, Cameron, try to save Jack, but the elevator doors close and the cords break causing the elevator to crash to the ground and kill Jack. Ashford is part of a production company (NGM Productions). They have just produced a movie entitled The Unlikeleys. In it, Ashford plays the most famous soap star in the world and his exact look-alike. Ashford's production company has also produced a movie entitled The Exorcism of Tina Miller, and they are currently working on the distribution details.
  • 2006
    Age 46
    Ashford's last day on Days of our Lives was on September 21, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Jack and Jennifer bid Salem farewell as they headed off, young son in tow, to live and work in London.
    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 44
    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.
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  • 2001
    Age 41
    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.)
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 27
    Ashford married singer-actress Christina Saffran Ashford on June 6, 1987 but have since divorced.
    More Details Hide Details They have two daughters, Grace (born June 1992) and Emma (born in 1997). In 1997, four-month-old Emma was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood eye cancer, Retinoblastoma. The disease was treated with surgeries to remove the maligant tumors in her eyes and chemotherapy. At the age of five, tumors recurred in Emma's left eye, and it was removed and replaced with a prosthetic. Ashford has been instrumental in raising funds and awareness for this disease. He is the spokesperson for the Retinoblastoma International Foundation. In May 2010, while on tour in Toronto, Canada, he obtained a US/Canada dual citizenship. Ashford's father was born in Canada, therefore making him and his siblings eligible to become Canadians, without relinquishing their American citizenship. Ashford is in a relationship with Lana Buss and together they have two children — a son and a daughter.
    Ashford's initial run was from 1987 to 1993.
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  • 1984
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He is best known for playing Jack Deveraux on the NBC soap opera, Days of Our Lives. Ashford has had several stints playing Jack, a conflicted character who descended into darkness after raping the woman who married him in order to give him reason to fight his illness. After a lengthy struggle with his guilt over his dark deeds, Jack finally was able to get back on track and allow himself to love his soulmate Jennifer who pursued him relentlessly. Ashford's pairing with Melissa Reeves' Jennifer was wildly popular (winning the 7th Soap Opera Digest award for favorite super couple) and the couple is considered a supercouple, by soap opera standards. Jack also became integrated into his biological family.
  • 1982
    Age 22
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Age 0
    Born on January 29, 1960.
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