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|Born||Jeffrey Dale Branson
March 10, 1977
Jeff Branson (born Jeffrey Dale Branson on March 10, 1977) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Ronan Malloy on The Young and the Restless, Jonathan Lavery on All My Children, and Shayne Lewis on Guiding Light.
Branson was born in St.Louis and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. His great (three or four greats) grandfather founded Branson, MO.
Jeff and Jaimie Foley had a baby boy, Van James, in March 2014.
Branson originated the role of Jonathan Lavery on the ABC soap opera All My Children on June 15, 2004. Although he was off the air from mid-April until August 2005 while his character was believed dead in an explosion, Branson remained on contract the entire time. Branson's last appearance on All My Children aired on December 18, 2007.
Branson's work prior to All My Children included a 2000 guest spot on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He had a small part that year in the film Shaft and in 2002 he was in the feature film Wolves of Wall Street.
In 2005, Branson received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his work on All My Children as Jonathan Lavery. In 2009, he received his second Daytime Emmy Award nomination for his portrayal of Shayne Lewis on Guiding Light. He won this award, tied with Vincent Irizarry from All My Children.
In June 2010, Branson began work on The Young and the Restless in the role of Ronan Malloy. Ronan is Nina Webster's long-lost son that was stolen as a baby and put up for adoption. He plays an undercover FBI agent on a mission to bust corrupt cops in Genoa City involved in a drug ring. He left the show from February to August 2011. On June 26, 2012 he arrived back in Genoa City because of Victor Newman. In 2012 Branson won the Dankies Award for outstanding supporting actor for his role as Ronan Malloy.
Branson also played the character of "Johnny" in the 2010 remake of "I Spit on Your Grave". Jeff Branson was pranked in Costco on Betty White's Off Their Rockers aired January 15, 2013 Season 2 Episode 3.
- "Catching up with....Jeff Branson". Soap Opera Digest. July 8, 2013. p. 45.