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    Passions CAST - Alistair Crane

    Full detailed profile on Alistair Crane Played by John Reilly on Passions Daytime Soap Opera.

    John Reilly
    Alistair Crane

    Actor: John Reilly

    Who played Alistair Crane over the years

    John Reilly (January 21, 2005 - July 17, 2006 - May 20, 2008)
    David Bailey (September 27, 2004 - January 2005 - contract)
    Michael McNab (2001 as a body double)
    Bill Dempsey (1999 - September 2004 as a body double)
    Alan Oppenheimer (November 8, 1999 - September 2004 - voice - recurring)

    Useful information on Alistair Crane

    * Ruthless head of Crane Family.
    * Father of Sheridan and Julian.
    * Currently Married to Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald.
    * Adopted father of Little Ethan Lopez-Fitzgerald Crane.
    * Behind the wave of murders, rapes and blackmail that swept through Harmony.
    * Shot and killed his son Chad.
    * Shot by Viki.


    Former: Headed up Crane Industries


    Alistair is the head of the infamous Crane family. He is the father of Sheridan and Julian Crane (both with Katherine). Alistair did whatever he had to in order for things to go as he needed them to. He forced his son Julian into marrying Ivy and tried everything to keep Sheridan away from Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald. Alistair disowned his grandson Ethan when he found out that he was courting Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald and cut all of his family ties when he found out that he wasn't a Crane at all.

    One of Alistair's greatest plots was when he posed as 'Charlie', a psychotic lesbian working with Beth to break up Luis and Sheridan for good. With Sheridan's baby finally with Beth, Alistair did away with Charlie. Alistair then found out that Katherine was alive. He had never found the body even though he had searched for many years. Alistair was determined to make her pay for running off to Mexico with Martin Fitzgerald. He was dealing with this and now the fact that Eve and Julian were getting close again. He told Eve and Julian that Chad was their son, and that he is sleeping with Whitney. That seemed to calm things down a bit and he could focus on Mexico. After a few unsuccessful plots they all ended up back in Harmony.

    He hosted a Christmas party at the Crane mansion and someone poisoned his cigar. He ended up in the hospital on the brink of death, but luckily Endora (Tabitha and Julian's magical daughter) was nearby and saved his life with her powers. Alistair then found out that Beth was his daughter (just in time too, they were about to have sex when her mother rushed in and stopped them)! He didn't mind using Beth to keep Luis and Sheridan apart, but he did not want to make it known that he was her father. Alistair then made a deal with Theresa. Their marriage gave Theresa the chance to get close to Jane, and Alistair got all of the benefits of having a young, pretty wife. Alistair was then stalked and stabbed by Rachel (Katherine's believed to be dead sister). She insisted that he would pay for keeping her locked up years ago. While in the hospital recovering, Liz tried to smother Alistair. She informed Julian that he had raped her when she was fourteen and caused her not to be able to have children. Everyone believed that Alistair was in a coma, but he was actually pretending to be a Monk in Rome on a wild hunt for an ancient chalice. When several of the residents of Harmony showed up there, he fled with the tabloid editor JT Cornell before anyone could spot him. Chased away, he attempted to escape with Beth and Marty by train but the train was attacked by missile. He was presumed dead and not seen for a year. He has now resurfaced and admitted to be the mastermind for the chaos that's befallen his family and the town in his absence.

    Almost a year later he would return following a lengthy reign of terror carried out by his grandson Vincent, a pawn in his schemes. Through him, he managed to rape, torture and kill many of Harmony's residents. When Vincent was captured however, Alistair finally revealed himself and set about making his wife, Theresa, pay for betraying him. As he set out to kill her, he ended up killing his own son Chad in cold blood. Of course, he wasn't charged for this and set about trying to destroy fancy for falling in love with Luis. He used her sister Pretty to try and destroy the relationship and finally, to torture and destroy them both. Esme soon set her sights on him, assuming that seducing him would kill him much as it had all of her other lovers. He was stabbed in the back by Esme's psychotic niece Viki, who he then recruited to kill Ethan. As he lay in his hospital bed to await charges for his crimes, Eve finally came to kill him. She was stopped by Julian, who quickly took her place and shot Alistair himself. Unfortunately, his gun was full of blanks, but Viki happened to be standing directly behind him and took a shot at exactly the same time, killing Alistair before slipping away.


    Katherine Barrett (annulled)


    Katherine Barrett
    Edna Wallace
    Beth Wallace
    Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald Crane


    Fancy Crane (granddaughter)
    Nicholas Foxworth Crane (grandson)
    Endora Lenox (granddaughter)
    Marty Lopez-Fitzgerald (grandson)
    James Boothe (grandson by adoption)
    Miles Harris (grandson)
    Vincent Clarkson (grandson)
    Pretty Crane (granddaughter)


    Julian Crane (son with Katherine)
    Sheridan Crane (daughter with Katherine)
    Beth Wallace (daughter with Edna)
    Chad Harris (son with Liz)
    Ethan Lopez-Fitzgerald Crane (son by adoption)



    Tuesday, May 20 2008: Destruction Hits Harmony!

    Eve points the gun at Alistair and says it's payback for ruining Vincent’s life. Alistair runs around the room trying to protect himself, as Julian enters and insists Eve not kill Alistair. Alistair thanks Julian for trying to save him, but Julian says he’s just trying to save Eve from going to prison for killing him. Julian stands in between Eve’s gun and Alistair and Eve begs Julian to let her pay him back for everything he did to their son. Julian agrees that Alistair has to die, but not at the cost of Eve going to prison for the rest of her life. Eve cries and gives the gun to Julian. Julian points the gun at Alistair and the elder Crane laughs. He taunts Julian about his upside down penis and calls both him and Eve pathetic and weak. Julian says he didn’t want Eve to kill him because he wanted the pleasure himself.

    Alistair laughs and Eve exclaims that Julian shot him! Alistair points out that he’s still standing, but then notices blood coming from his chest. He starts to fall to the ground and Julian says he should have done this years ago. Julian lists all the awful things Alistair has done over the years and he and Eve say goodbye and good riddance! Alistair begs for help, but Eve and Julian just stand there expressionless watching him gasp for breath and then Alistair keels over.

    Monday, May 19 2008: The New Sheridan Crane!

    Eve walks into Alistair’s hospital room with a knife and tells him she’s going to kill him. Alistair says she can’t because no one in Harmony ever succeeds at killing him. She says he is at her mercy now and he will pay for what he did to Vincent. Alistair taunts Eve about what a freak Vincent is and Eve starts to cry. She blames Alistair for how he turned out and she runs at him with the knife. Alistair jumps out of the way before Eve can stab him and then gets the upper hand by getting a hold of the knife. He holds it to Eve’s neck and Eve spots a syringe. She grabs it and stabs him in the leg with it. He falls to the floor and Eve pulls out a gun from her bag. Alistair says there must be something they can do to work this out and offers to set her and Vincent up some place far away so she can give him everything he needs. Eve says he can’t buy his way out of this because the only that will make her happy is to see his heart stop beating and fires the gun, but misses. She says she won’t miss again and points the gun at Alistair.

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