John Reilly Biography – John Reilly Wiki
John Reilly (born John Henry Matthew Reilly) was an American film and television actor. He was best known for his role as Sean Donely on “General Hospital”. He began his acting career in the 1960s with small roles on shows such as “Death Valley Days,” “Apple’s Way” and “Gunsmoke.” In 1974, he replaced John Colenback as Dr. Dan Stewart on “As the World Turns,” and stayed on the show until 1976. In addition to his roles on television, Reilly also appeared in the films “The Main Event” in 1979 and “Gorp” in 1980.
In 1983, Reilly had a recurring role on the soap opera “Dallas,” and in 1984 he was cast as Sean Donely on “General Hospital.” He remained on the show until 1994, and later reprised the role in 2008 and 2013. In addition to his work on “General Hospital,” Reilly appeared in several episodes of “Beverly Hills, 90210” as Kelly Taylor’s father, and took over the role of Alistair Crane on the NBC soap opera “Passions” in 2005.
John Reilly Age
He was born on November 11, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He died on January 9, 2021. He was 84 years old.
John Reilly Wife
John Reilly had been married to his wife Liz Reilly from July 11, 1981 until his death in January 2021. He was previously married to Donna.
John Reilly Children
He had three children.
John Reilly Family
John Reilly is survived by his wife Liz Reilly and three daughters.
John Reilly Death
John Reilly passed away on January 9, 2021, at the age of 84. John Reilly’s daughter, actor and social media star Caitlin Reilly, announced the news of her father’s death in an Instagram post. Caitlin wrote: “John Henry Matthew Reilly AKA Jack. The brightest light in the world has gone out. Imagine the best person in the world. Now imagine that person being your dad. I’m so grateful he was mine. I’m so grateful I got to love him. I’m so grateful I made it in time to hold him and say goodbye. I honestly don’t know what I’m going to do, but I know he’ll be with me. I love you forever Daddy.”
The official General Hospital Twitter account paid tribute to Reilly, writing: “The entire General Hospital family is heartbroken to hear of John Reilly’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones. Rest in peace.”
Finola Hughes, who worked opposite Reilly on General Hospital, paid tribute to Reilly on Instagram. Hughes wrote: “Darling John Reilly. One of the first days I walked on the GH set this tall, handsome man in a leather jacket sauntered towards me. In his deep, all American growl he welcomed me to the show and told me he would be there for me should I ever need anything. Boy was he true to his word.
“A consummate professional, I would run lines with him each day we worked (we worked a ton). His dressing room was two doors from mine. Many the day I would lounge on the floor in the hallway (don’t ask me why) and we would break down scenes. The three of us (Tristan, John & me) would tear things apart until we were happy with the result and then go on set and perform. At the end of each scene John would do one of two things. He would either bellow his contagious laugh or he would get a quizzical expression on his face and ask ‘Was that it? Did we get it?’ Brilliantly intuitive, yet he was always concerned with the outcome. John’s sensitivity and kindness was most apparent with his family and friends. His love of his wife Liz and their gorgeous daughters was legion. I am so happy I got to experience and see that love firsthand. One of a kind. Fellow Irishman, God speed. Love you #JohnReilly rip ❤️”
John Reilly Cause of Death
John Reilly’s cause of death was not disclosed.
John Reilly Net Worth
Actor John Reilly’s net worth was estimated to be $3 million.
John Reilly Height
He was 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.