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Allan with Lassie in 1969
Jed Allan Brown

(1935-03-01)March 1, 1935
DiedMarch 9, 2019(2019-03-09) (aged 84)
OccupationActor, game show host
Years active1957–2012
Toby Brown
(m. 1958;died 2001)
Awards Soapy Award for Best Actor
1979 Days of Our Lives
Soapy Award for Best Actor
1978 Days of Our Lives

Jed Allan Brown (March 1, 1935 – March 9, 2019), known professionally as Jed Allan, was an American actor and television host, best known as C.C. Capwell on Santa Barbara , Don Craig on Days of Our Lives , Rush Sanders on Beverly Hills, 90210 , Scott Turner on Lassie , Harold Johnson on The Bay , and the host of Celebrity Bowling . [1] [2]

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Life and career

Education and early career

Allan attended the University of Washington, where he majored in Drama. [3] While in college, he supported himself working as a radio and television announcer and sportscaster. [3] In the 1960s, he appeared in several Broadway productions such as Viva Madison Avenue!, Oliver! , and Barefoot in the Park . [3]

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Daytime television roles

Allan starred in several soap operas. He made his debut as trouble-making Ace Hubbard on Love of Life in 1964. [4] He played college professor Paul Britton on The Secret Storm in 196465. Allan was one of many actors to play Paul, who was involved with the show's leading heroine, Amy Ames. [4] Allan replaced his future Santa Barbara co-star Nicolas Coster in the part. [2] He is best known for his role as Don Craig in Days of Our Lives , which he played from 1971 to 1985, [2] his exit taking place as many of the show's veteran cast members were being written out so the show could focus on younger characters. His departure from Days of Our Lives was unpopular among his fans. [2] His character was abruptly written out with minor explanation. [4] He gained a new audience when he took over the role of C. C. Capwell in Santa Barbara from 1986 to 1993. After his time on Santa Barbara, Allan had a recurring role in Beverly Hills, 90210 playing Rush Sanders. [2]

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Other projects

Allan's most notable television role outside of soap operas was when he starred on Lassie from 1968 to 1970 as Forest Ranger Scott Turner, who along with fellow ranger Bob Erickson (played by Jack De Mave) served as the collie dog's main human companion during that period. [5]

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He appeared in numerous made-for-television movies. He hosted Celebrity Bowling during the 1970s [2] as well as a game show pilot, Temptation, in 1981 for Ralph Andrews and Columbia Pictures Television. [6]

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<i>Celebrity Bowling</i> television series

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In 1973 Allan was a featured character in an episode of Adam-12 titled "Capture".

Allan wrote a book, Please, Spell the Name Right, in reference to his name often being spelled incorrectly. The book is about his experiences of 50 years as an actor working with other actors and was released in November 2004. [2]

Personal life and death

Allan was married to Toby Brown from September 21, 1958 until her death in 2001. The couple had three sons, Mitch, Dean, and Rick. [7] Allan lived in Palm Desert, California. [8]

He died on March 9, 2019, eight days after his 84th birthday. [2] [9]


1968 Ice Station Zebra Peter Costigan [2]
1974The Man from Clover GroveThe Hippie [10] [11]
1974 The Photographer Joe Hennesey [12]
1994 Zero Tolerance George Wells [12]
1964–1965 The Secret Storm Professor Paul Britton #2 [2] Unknown episodes
1968–1970 Lassie Ranger Scott Turner26 episodes [2]
1971–1978 Celebrity Bowling HimselfEntire series [2]
1971–1985 Days of Our Lives Don Craig 102 episodes [2]
1986–1993 Santa Barbara C.C. Capwell (#4)1,089 episodes [2]
1994–1999 Beverly Hills, 90210 Rush Sanders18 episodes [2]
1997 Port Charles Ed Grant [4] Unknown episodes
2004–2005 General Hospital Edward Quartermaine (#3) [2] Unknown episodes

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