Justin Deas

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Justin Deas
Born (1948-03-30) March 30, 1948 (age 66)
Connellsville, Pennsylvania U.S.
Spouse(s) Margaret Colin (1988-present) 2

Justin Deas (born March 30, 1948 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Tom Hughes #10 on As the World Turns, his role as Keith Timmons on Santa Barbara, and for his role as Buzz Cooper Sr. on Guiding Light. He held the record for most Daytime Emmy Awards in the acting categories for six Emmys until 2012 when Anthony Geary surpassed him garnering seven.

Personal life[edit]

Deas is married to actress Margaret Colin (who played his onscreen wife on As the World Turns), with whom he has two sons (Sam and Joe).


Deas played the character of Buzz Cooper on Guiding Light, a role he played from 1993–2009, when the show was cancelled. He is a six time Daytime Emmy award winner (once for As the World Turns, twice for Santa Barbara and three times for Guiding Light). He is only surpassed by Anthony Geary who holds seven Daytime Emmy Awards and is tied for second most Emmy Awards with Erika Slezak of One Life to Live, Rosie O'Donnell, and Regis Philbin who all have six.

Deas's other roles have included Dr. Bucky Carter on Ryan's Hope, Tom Hughes on As the World Turns, and Keith Timmons on Santa Barbara.


  • 1975-78: Ryan's Hope as Dr. Bucky Carter (255 episodes)
  • 1980s: One Life to Live as Marco Dane (Temporary replacement for Gerald Anthony)
  • 1981-84: As the World Turns as Tom Hughes #10 (Role: December 1980 to April 13, 1984)
  • 1985: Tales from the Darkside as Heat Jones (1 episode)
  • 1986: Dream Lover as Kevin McCann
  • 1986: Foley Square as N/A (1 episode)
  • 1986: Intimate Strangers as Brad Bierston
  • 1986-88: Santa Barbara as Keith Timmons (197 episodes)
  • 1987: Cameo by Night as Detective Bellflower
  • 1987: A Stranger Waits as Mike Webber
  • 1987: U.S. Marshals: Waco & Rhinehart as Milo Rhinehart
  • 1989: Studio 5-B as Jake Gallagher
  • 1990: Montana as Clyde
  • 1990: The Loves of Emma Bardac as Narrator (voice)
  • 1992: Szuler as N/A
  • 1993-09: Guiding Light as Buzz Cooper (Role: February 5, 1993-September 18, 2009)
  • 2010: An Affirmative Act as Governor Packer Winstroll

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