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Justin Deas
Deas

Full Name

Justin Traylor Deas

Birthdate

March 30, 1948

Birthplace

Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USA

Spouse

Margaret Colin (1989-present)

Children

3

Occupation

Actor

Years Active

1979-2009

Justin Deas's daytime career began in 1979 when he was cast as Bucky Carter on Ryan's Hope. Justin Deas then went on to appear on As the World Turns as Tom Hughes. After leaving ATWT and departing the show being written out, expelled off and leaving it on April 13, 1984, Deas filled in on One Life to Live as Marco Dane. Next up, Deas portrayed Keith Timmons on Santa Barbara until he left the show in 1988 and departed the show and was written out of the series. After a five year absence from daytime, Deas joined Guiding Light as Buzz Cooper, a role he played until in 1996 until GL's cancellation in 2009. 

Personal LifeEdit

Justin Deas has been married to Margaret Colin since 01/20/1988 and they have two children: Sam and Joe. Justin Deas was also married to now ex-spouse Jody Caitlin (1970-1979) and they had one daughter together.

SoapographyEdit

Awards and NominationsEdit

Daytime Emmy Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1981 Supporting Actor Tom Hughes, As the World Turns N
1984 Supporting Actor Tom Hughes, As the World Turns W
1987 Supporting Actor Keith Timmons, Santa Barbara N
1988 Supporting Actor Keith Timmons, Santa Barbara W
1989 Supporting Actor Keith Timmons, Santa Barbara W
1994 Supporting Actor Buzz Cooper, Guiding Light W
1995 Lead Actor Buzz Cooper, Guiding Light W
1997 Lead Actor Buzz Cooper, Guiding Light W
2005 Supporting Actor Buzz Cooper, Guiding Light N

Soap Opera Digest Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1988 Outstanding Villain - Daytime Keith Timmons, Santa Barbara W
1989 Outstanding Villain - Daytime Keith Timmons, Santa Barbara N
1994 Outstanding Supporting Actor Buzz Cooper, Guiding Light W
1995 Outstanding Male Scene Stealer Buzz Cooper, Guiding Light N

Online Film and Television Association Awards

Year Category Series W/N
1998 Supporting Actor in a Daytime Serial Buzz Cooper, Guiding Light N


Preceded by
Michael Zaslow (1994)
Lead Actor Winner
1995, 1997
Succeeded by
Charles Keating (1996);

Eric Braeden(1998)

Preceded by
Darnell Williams (1983);

Gregg Marx (1987); Gerald Anthony (1993)

Supporting Actor Winner
1984, 1988, 1989, 1994
Succeeded by
Larry Gates (1984);

Henry Darrow (1990); Jerry Ver Dorn (1995)

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