Walt Willey (Jack Montgomery on All My Children)

Current Character: Jack Montgomery

Birthday: 1951-01-26

Birthplace: Born in Ottawa, Illinois

Marital Status: Married

Biography

Raised in Illinois, Walt Willey, whose credits include performances in off-Broadway and regional theater as well as in television, majored in sculpture -- working in concrete and cast aluminum -- at Southern Illinois University. Walt began to concentrate on acting in University plays during his senior year and toured with an improvisational comedy group before deciding to move to New York.

His first professional acting assignment in New York was as an extra on All My Children. He went on to play Joe Novak on Ryan's Hope, and appeared in off-Broadway productions. In 1987 he secured a more permanent position on All My Children as Jack Montgomery. When not working in the cast, Walt enjoys performing as a stand-up comic.

In 1993, Walt co-hosted, with Susan Lucci, the 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards presentation.

For relaxation, the actor enjoys scuba diving and chess. More recently he has taken up the hobby of stand-up comedy and has toured around the country performing his stand-up in comedy clubs.

Career Highlights

All My Children - Jackson Montgomery (1987 to Present)
Ryan's Hope - Joe Novak (1986 - 1987)