November 23, 1949 |
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Beth ver Dorn (1977-present)
verDorn became one of Guiding Lights longest-running cast members, debuting in the role on March 23, 1979 and portraying the character of Ross for over 26 years. He won Daytime Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in 1995 and again in 1996. ver Dorn also portrayed Ross in a 1983 television movie, The Cradle Will Fall, an adaptation of a book to film using several Guiding Light characters in supporting roles. In the winter of 1982, he played the role of Ross' soon to be first wife, Carrie Todd's (played by Jane Elliot), first husband Todd MacKenzie in Carrie's flashbacks during Carrie's murder trial of one of Ross' former nemeses, Diane Ballard (played by Sofia Landon Geier) who also appeared in the flashbacks. In the fall of 1994, he played the humorous lookalike role of Howie - "Hoss" - who was the total antithesis of Ross. His last appearance as Ross aired on October 11, 2005.
On October 25, 2005, verDorn took over the role of Clint Buchanan on ABC's One Life to Live and continued in the role until the series cancellation in 2012. On January 8, 2013, verDon became the first (and thus far only) actor to sign on for the revival of One Life to Live scheduled to air in early 2013 on The Online Network. On January 22, 2013 Prospect Park announced that eleven other former cast members has signed on with three others as recurring characters. [sheknows.com] 
- "OLTL Star Signs On With Prospect Park". ABC Soaps in Depth. ABC Soaps in Depth. January 8, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- "Prospect Park Closes Deal With WGA, Clearing Way For AMC’, ‘OLTL’ Production". Nellie Andreeva. Deadline Magazine. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
- Official website
- Jerry verDorn at the Internet Movie Database
- Jerry verDorn profile