Jay Pickett Biography – Jay Pickett Wiki
Jay Harris Pickett was an American actor, best known for his roles on the daytime soaps “General Hospital” and “Days of Our Lives”. The actor began his soap opera career as Dr. Chip Lakin on Days of Our Lives and later portrayed Det. David Harper on General Hospital in the 2000s. His most prolific work was playing Frank Scanlon on the ABC soap (and GH spinoff) Port Charles for over 700 episodes. Pickett also made guest appearances on series like Dragnet, Mr. Belvedere, Matlock, Dexter, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Queen Sugar.
As an expert Western rider and roper, he later went on to meld those loves with acting – writing, producing and starring in the Western films “Soda Springs” and “Treasure Valley,” along with the short “Snake River Rising,” which he also directed. He was also the co-executive producer on the TV movies “16 and Missing” and “A Woman Deceived.”
Pickett was born in Spokane, Wash., in 1961 and grew up in Caldwell, Idaho. He received his bachelor’s degree in acting from Boise State University and his MFA in acting from UCLA, with a focus in theater at both schools.
Jay Pickett Age
Jay Harris Pickett was born on February 10, 1961, in Spokane, Washington, United States. He died on July 30, 2021, in Idaho, aged 60.
Jay Pickett Wife
Was Jay Pickett married? He was married to his wife Elena Pickett (born Elena Marie Bates). Pickett and his wife Elena Marie Bates were married from August 9, 1985, to his death on July 30, 2021. The couple has three kids.
Jay Pickett Children
Pickett and his wife Elena Marie Bates have three children; Tyler Pickett, Michaela Pickett, and Maegan Pickett.
Jay Pickett Family
Jay Pickett is survived by his wife, Elena Marie Bates, and their three children: two daughters, Maegan Pickett and Michaela Pickett, and son, Tyler Pickett.
Jay Pickett Death
General Hospital and Port Charles star Jay Pickett passed away on July 30, 2021, at the age of 60, while working on his upcoming Western drama Treasure Valley in Idaho. Director and producer Travis Mills, who confirmed the news on the film’s official Facebook page. Mills wrote:
“Jay Pickett, our leading man, writer, producer, and creator of this movie passed away suddenly while we were on location preparing to film a scene. There is no official explanation for the cause of his death but it appears to have been a heart attack. Everyone present tried as hard as they could to keep him alive. Our hearts are broken and we grieve for his family who are so devastated by this shocking tragedy.
“Jay was an incredible man. He was kind, sweet, and generous. He was one of the best actors I ever worked with and it was an honor to collaborate with him. Everyone who met him, even for the briefest moment, could feel his warmth, his wonderful spirit. It is difficult to find the words right now to say more. His closest friends have said that he was very happy making Treasure Valley and my hope is that he truly was. He was doing what he loved: acting, riding horses, making movies. And he was magnificent.”
In another post, Pickett’s friend and Treasury Valley co-star, Jim Heffel, who was also working on the film said: “Yesterday [July 30, 2021] I lost a good friend and the world lost a great person. Jay Pickett decided to ride off into the Heavens. Jay died sitting on a horse ready to rope a steer in the movie Treasure Valley in Idaho. The way of a true cowboy. Jay wrote the story and starred in it. He was also a coproducer with myself and Vernon Walker. He will be truly missed. Ride like the wind partner.”
Jay Pickett Cause of Death
The official Jay Pickett’s cause of death was not immediately released. Director and producer Travis Mills said “there is no official explanation for the cause of his death but it appears to have been a heart attack.”
Jay Pickett Net Worth
Jay Pickett’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
Jay Pickett Covid Vaccine
Was Jay Pickett vaccinated? It is unclear if ‘General Hospital’ Actor Jay Pickett had been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is also unclear if his death was Covid related.
In Late July 2021, Netflix implemented a blanket policy mandating vaccinations for the casts of all of its U.S. productions, as well as those who come into contact with them on set. The world’s leading streaming entertainment service informed its production teams and partners that it will be requiring vaccinations for everyone working in “Zone A,” which consists of the actors and those who come in close proximity to them, Deadline reported. The new return-to-work protocols agreed upon by the Hollywood unions and major studios give producers “the option to implement mandatory vaccination policies for casts and crew in Zone A on a production-by-production basis.”