His departure from Days of Our Lives was very controversial, as his character was abruptly written out with no further explanation. In one episode, he went to mail a letter and never returned, and was never mentioned in dialogue again.
In 2004, he started playing the role of Edward Quartermaine on General Hospital. Critics of the casting move say that Allan is too young, with Stuart Damon, the actor who plays his son, being about a month older than Allan himself. In contrast, his wife on the show, Lila Quartermaine, played by Anna Lee, was 24 years older than he was. The age difference between Edward and Lila was of little issue as Lee was very sick by the time Allan played Edward, and so they never shared a scene together. Prior to starring on General Hospital he starred on its spinoff Port Charles as a head angel named Ed Grant.
Allan has also appeared in numerous movies made for television.
Jed Allan Facts
|Birth Name||Jed Allan Brown|
|Birthday||March 1, 1937 (81)|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Height||6' 3" (1m91) How tall is Jed Allan compared to you?|
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