Tom Eplin

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Tom Eplin
Thomas M. Eplin [1]

(1960-10-25) October 25, 1960 (age 63)
Years active1982–2007
(m. 1985;div. 1988)
(m. 1991;div. 1995)
Abilene Crabtree
(m. 2015;div. 2020)

Tom Eplin (born October 25, 1960, in Hayward, California) is an American actor known for his run as the character of Jake McKinnon on two soap operas for a combined total of nearly two decades: on Another World (1985–1986, 1988–1999) and on As the World Turns (1999–2002).

Eplin was married to his Another World costar Ellen Wheeler from 1985 to 1988. His second marriage was to Courtney Gibbs from 1991 to 1995. Both marriages ended in divorce. In 2011, he welcomed a daughter with his third wife Abilene Crabtree who he married on June 20, 2015, in Danville, California. They welcomed a second daughter September, 2016 and divorced February, 2020.


1982 The Beach Girls Crewman
1985 The Facts of Life George
1985Sunset StripMark Jefferson
1987Delta FeverNick
1985–86, 1988–99 Another World Jake McKinnon
1999-2002 As the World Turns Jake McKinnon

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