Quinn Redeker

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Quinn K. Redeker (born May 2, 1936) is an American actor and screenwriter, who is well known for his work on soap operas.

Quinn Redeker
Born (1936-05-02) May 2, 1936 (age 84)
Other namesQuinn Redecker
Quinn Redeker
OccupationActor, screenwriter
Years active1960-present
AwardsSoap Opera Digest Award, 1973 Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role for The Young and the Restless


Redeker has been a screenwriter for over 40 years, with the most notable work to his name being the story writer for the 1978 film The Deer Hunter. Throughout 1960, Redeker was cast as a photographer on the short-lived NBC crime drama Dan Raven starring the former child actor Skip Homeier and Dan Barton. The following year, he appeared as nerdy Schulyer Davis in the film The Three Stooges Meet Hercules.

On television, he started acting in 1960 and amassed appearances on over five dozen television series. On 10/25/1972 he played a crooked cop on Adam-12. He's most well known for his roles as Alex Marshall on Days of Our Lives, whom he played from 1979 to 1987, and on The Young and the Restless where he played Nick Reed in 1979 and Joseph Taylor from 1979-1980 before his most well known character of Rex Sterling, from 1987 to 1994. Redeker also appeared in Barnaby Jones; episode titled, "Fantasy of Fear"(02/25/1975).


As a writer, Redeker was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and an WGA Award for Best Drama Written Directly for the Screenplay for The Deer Hunter, along with Deric Washburn, Louis A. Garfinkle and Michael Cimino.

As an actor, Redeker was twice nominated for an Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role on The Young and the Restless, both in 1989 and 1990. He also won a Soapy Award for Best Villain for his role on Days of our Lives in 1983, along with a Soap Opera Digest Award for "Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role: Daytime" for The Young and the Restless.


Year Title Role Notes
1960 Sea Hunt USCG Lt. Bob Camp / Joey TV Series, 2 episodes
1961 The Marriage-Go-Round Crewcut - Party Guest Uncredited
1962 The Three Stooges Meet Hercules Schuyler Davis
1962 The Virginian Daniel Kroeger Episode: "Impasse"
1967 Spider Baby Peter Howe
1970 Airport John Reindel Uncredited
1970 The Christine Jorgensen Story Tom Crawford
1971 The Andromeda Strain Capt. Morris Uncredited
1972 The Candidate Rick Jenkin
1972 The Limit Jeff McMillan
1973 The Slams Warden
1974 The Midnight Man Swanson
1975 At Long Last Love Kitty's Boyfriend
1977 Rollercoaster Owner #2
1979 The Electric Horseman Bud Broderick
1980 Where the Buffalo Roam Pilot
1980 Ordinary People Ward
1980 Coast to Coast Benjamin Levrington
2003 An American Reunion Coach Grayman
2006 Sweet Deadly Dreams Blaisdale
2008 For Heaven's Sake Prof. Harris
2009 The Confessional Father Mills
2012 Big Miracle President Reagan

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