Passions Re-Casts Alistair Crane with Soap Vet

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John Reilly as nuAlistair after untimely death of David Bailey

John Reilly Goes on Contract as Alistair Crane

(December 6, 2004)  Los Angeles, CA…Veteran actor John Reilly has joined the cast of NBC's hit daytime drama Passions in the contract role of "Alistair Crane" Executive Producer Lisa de Cazotte announced today.  Reilly is taking over the role due to the tragic death of David Bailey who gave a face to the mysterious Alistair Crane in September 2004.  Bailey passed away unexpectedly in a drowning accident at his apartment swimming pool in Los Angeles on Thanksgiving Day, 2004.

Reilly formerly portrayed Sean Donnelly on General Hospital, Del Douglas on Sunset Beach, Dr. Dan Stewart on As The World Turns and in 2001 guest starred on NBC’s Days of Our Lives as Marquis of La Cienega. He was nominated for a Soap Digest Award in 1986 for his work on General Hospital.

Reilly's other television credits include the role of Bill Taylor on Beverly Hills 90210, Mack McBride on Melrose Place, Jake Larner on Paper Dolls, Roy Ralston on Dallas and J.J. on Dynasty.  Additionally, Reilly has had numerous guest star roles on hit shows including Arli$$, Judging Amy, Diagnosis Murder, Caroline in the City, Empty Nest and Newhart.  Reilly’s film credits include Iron Man, Touch ‘N Go, Deal of the Century, Main Event and The Great Waldo Pepper.

Reilly’s first tape date is Monday, December 6.  His first airdate is scheduled for Friday, January 21, 2005. 

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