Veteran actor John Reilly, whose only daily TV credits are included General Hospital, Passions and Sunset Beach, who died on Saturday night, TVLine has learned. He was 84.
One of Reilly’s daughters, TikTok actress and personality Caitlin Reilly, shared the news via Instagram, saying: “John Henry Matthew Reilly, also known as Jack. The brightest light in the world went out. “The cause of death has not yet been shared.
“Imagine the best person in the world. Now imagine that this man is your father, “Caitlin wrote. “I am so grateful he was mine. I am so grateful that I must love him. I am so grateful that I managed in time to hold him and say goodbye. Honestly, I don̵
The Chicago-born actor’s early career began with rainbows As the world turns (as Dr. Dan Stewart), How the West was won, Quincy MEN and Dallas (like Roy Ralston).
In February 1984, he made his own GH debut as Sean Donnelly, former head of Robert Scorpio at the WSB (World Security Bureau), who turned out to be a bit of a foil during the Aztec treasure hunt of Frisco and Felicia (see his debut below). After an arch of redemption, superspy Sean was romantically paired with actress Tiffany Hill (played by Sharon Wyatt).
“He was a big brother to me. The nicest man you could ever find, ”I feel GH vet Finola Hughes, who plays Anna and Alex Devane, told TVLine. “I can’t express how sorry I am to hear of his death.”
After 11-year-old Reilly GH run, he expressed Hawkeye / Clint Barton in the animation Iron Man a TV series starring Kelly Taylor Beverly Hills, 90210and then there were years of running on both Sunset Beach (as Del Douglas) and Passions (replacing the late David Bailey as Alistair Crane).
Reilly’s loans also include short-lived spinoff General hospital: Night shift (where he repeated the role of Sean) and web soap The bay. And yes, he is the reason Taladega nights“John K. Riley uses middle elementary vocational.
Reilly is survived by his wife Liz and a total of three daughters.
Watch John Reilly’s debut as GHis Sean Donnelly