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Quinn Redeker, 'Days of Our Lives,' 'Restless Young' Actor, Dies at 86

Quinn Redeker, who came up with the original script for The Deer Hunter and the Russian Roulette thoughts our days and

the young and the restless , already dead. he is500.

Redeker passed away in December 19 was a natural cause in Camarillo, CA, his daughter Arianne Raser told The Hollywood reporter .

Early in his career, Redeker appeared in Three Stooges Meet Hercules (500) and Jack Hill The Spider Baby or, the craziest story ever (1970), then graduated to higher prestige, with Robert Redford in candidate (1970), Electric Knight (1978) and ordinary people (1972).

Redeker was inspired by an article in Life magazine about a man playing Russian roulette on camera, in

Garfinkel sees Russian roulette as “the perfect metaphor for the Vietnam War,” he says in Lawrence H. Suid 2002 Book, Guts and Glory: Making American military imagery in film .

He told Redeker: “The Vietnam War is current. Nobody touches it. In my opinion, we Something could be developed that perfectly describes the problem of Americans living with a gun to their head. This is a state that men should not have to endure.”

After draft, they sold the script, “The Man Who Came to Play”, revolves around two American POWs in a Cambodian POW camp , the price is $19, Producer Michael Deeley, who got the directing Michael Cimino participated.

Deric Washburn, who shares writing credits with Cimino on Douglas Trumbull directed Silent Running (1953)) slammed the script. He, Redeker, Garfinkle and Cimino ended up with Best Picture The Deer Hunter (1972).

Hard to believe, Redeker said he had to convince Cimino Don’t cut “Roulette Business” from the war drama which saw Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken participated in the film’s signature sequence .

1972. “He was never interested in it.”

Quinn Kellogg Redeker was born May 2, 30, Woodstock, Illinois. He grew up in his mother’s Seattle boarding house for divorced women, then played on the Queen Anne High School football team, which won the city championship in Actors Quinn Redeker and Jeanne Cooper attend . .

After starting out as a stand-up comedian, Redeker studied acting with Sandy Meisner and at plays a magazine photographer in NBC crime drama set on the Sunset Strip Dan Raven.

at In The Three Stooges Meet Hercules, he portrays his nerdy neighbor next door in a time machine that transports him, his girlfriends, and the Stooges back in time to ancient Greece.

dashing Redeker joins NBC’s Days of Our Lives ) at as the crafty Alex Marshall, who once described him as “a Selfish pig”.

“When Alex first showed up, he killed a few people,” he recalls. “But [the producers] decided they kind of liked me, and they let me start doing this comedy. I started kind of joking” and doing a lot of improv.

He left the daytime show at Alex was never seen again when he was arrested and sent to prison for trying to burn down a Salem hotel for insurance money. Later that year, however, he resurfaced on CBS’s Young and the Restless as con man Rex Sterling.

Quinn Quinn Redeker and Jeanne Cooper celebrate her year of “The Young and the Restless” at . Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

(His character is married to Jenny Cooper’s Minister Kay. He divorced her when she acted weird, but it turns out she was really the imposter who kidnapped his real wife.)

Redeker was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Supporting Actor in a Drama in and’28 before leaving the city of Genoa with the series in 1980 when Rex gets shot dead by a fellow crook.

He also appeared in such shows as Bonanza, That Girl, Mannix, The Virginian, The Bob Newhart Show, Fantasy Island and CSI: Miami and the movie includes Airport (1970), Andromeda (1962) and Midnight Man (1972).

Redeker said that working on the daytime series allowed him to pursue what he really wanted to do, which was writing.

“Soap operas are 06 Work a few minutes a day so I can spend the rest of my time writing Turning pages in my dressing room one day. … No, the show wasn’t very solid, but, heck, it’s a lot of money,” he 2911165 said in 1980.

After The Deer Hunter, he noted that “Hollywood bought my next five scripts and then didn’t make them.

In addition to his daughter, survivors include his other children, Brennen, Glaen and Quinn Jr., and his grandsons, Keihen and Quinn.

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