Actor Quinn K. Redeker dies; played Alex Marshall on ‘Days of Our Lives,’ Rex Sterling on ‘Young and the Restless’

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By Dan Heching

Actor and writer Quinn K. Redeker, whose credits include “Days of Our Lives,” “The Young and the Restless” and “The Deer Hunter,” the latter of which earning him an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay, died last month, according to his representative Christopher Hartman.

Hartman said in an email to CNN that the entertainer died Dec. 20 of natural causes. He was 86.

Hartman said Redeker’s daughter, Arianne Raser, confirmed the news late Monday.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Actors Quinn Redeker and Jeanne Cooper attend
Redeker celebrates with Jeanne Cooper, one of his co-stars on “The Young and the Restless,” in 2004 when she marked her 30-year anniversary on the daytime drama.

Redeker appeared in almost 850 episodes of the hit daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” as the dastardly Alex Marshall, from 1979 until 1987.

He also appeared in over 200 episodes of CBS soap “The Young and the Restless,” mainly as Rex Sterling, over a period of 25 years from 1979 until 2004. He also played a character named Nick Reed.

Some of his other screen credits include “Bonanza,” “Kojak,” “The Six Million Dollar Man,” “The Rockford Files,” and the 1979 film “The Electric Horseman.”

Parallel to his screen career, Redeker worked as a writer, including for the Oscar-winning 1978 movie “The Deer Hunter” starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep.

The verified Twitter account for “The Young and the Restless” posted in Redeker’s memory on Monday, writing, “The Y&R Family sends our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Quinn Redeker who blessed Y&R with his talents in two memorable roles.”

The Y&R Family sends our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Quinn Redeker who blessed Y&R with his talents in two memorable roles. pic.twitter.com/EFe7Prf5WX

— Young & The Restless (@YRInsider) January 9, 2023

Dearest friend, I am so saddened to hear the news of wonderful Quinn Redeker’s passing. What a wonderful soul and fabulous talent. He will be missed greatly🙏❤️Soap Alum Dies At 88 – Soap Opera Digest ⁦@youngrestlescbshttps://t.co/YChRXvb4hU

— Michael Damian (@michaeldamian1) January 9, 2023

God bless you always Quinn🙏❤️Tribute to Quinn Redeker, Dead at 86: Young & Restless Leading Man | https://t.co/9lwUCuxJTg@YandR_CBShttps://t.co/bpdLfT4tVp

— Michael Damian (@michaeldamian1) January 11, 2023

Quinn Redeker was an absolute delight to work with on #Daysofourlives and to simply be with. Look at that twinkle in his eye. Always. Never a shadow. Only light. Wherever he is now, there will be joy! pic.twitter.com/pc7rbZjOMF

— Miranda Wilson (@MirandaCAWilson) January 12, 2023

RIP Quinn Redeker. He and my mom were a hot and heavy couple on Days Of Our Lives. And yeah, she was a nun. pic.twitter.com/hxIUrS7aSZ

— David Pressman (@DavidPressman) January 9, 2023

Sad to hear the passing of Quinn Redeker who gave us nearly a decade of villainy fun as Alex Marshall #Days #QuinnRedeker #rip pic.twitter.com/2uox7EEezy

— Hall Monitor (@aoii92) January 10, 2023

Alex Marshall was such a lovable #Days villain between 1979 and 1987 and he made #ClassicDays so much fun to watch. Here is a scene I scheduled #OnThisDay in 1984 (Jan 10), between Alex & Gwen.

Rest in peace Quinn Redeker.💔 #DaysofourLives #DOOL #QuinnRedeker #AnneMarieMartin pic.twitter.com/aJlSq4dbhn

— 𝗔𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗲 (@Evangelia1111) January 9, 2023

R.I.P. #QuinnRedeker [1936-2022]. To #ROCKFORDFILES fans, he’ll always be fondly remembered as the charlatan guru Gordon Borchers in the #DavidChase-written episode “Quickie Nirvana.” S4:E7, 11/11/77. pic.twitter.com/33qsFnh9in

— Bill Geerhart (@CONELRAD6401240) January 10, 2023

I loved, loved, loved Quinn in the role of Rex Sterling. The gleam in his eye and suave demeanor always added a little extra spark to the screen. I’m very saddened to hear of his passing. #QuinnRedeker #JeanneCooper @KATELINDER #TheYoungAndTheRestless #YR pic.twitter.com/8y8j0uLBo6

— TwitPost50Y&R (@TwitPost50YR) January 9, 2023

RIP Quinn Redeker. Alex Marshall was far and away one of the best characters on #Days, ever. Here’s a blog post I wrote about his relationship with Marie Horton. Hot stuff! #QuinnRedeker https://t.co/yfwb7HttNw

— marypickford (@spoilerfreedays) January 10, 2023

I recently posted a part of this scene in celebration of the Masquerade Ball. Quinn (and Jeanne) are definitely missed. The dynamic between the four of you was always so fun to watch. @KATELINDER @JessWaltonYR #QuinnRedeker #JeanneCooper pic.twitter.com/x82Pl4Zr7j

— TwitPost50Y&R (@TwitPost50YR) January 10, 2023

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