Actor Quinn K. Redeker was best known for his role as Alex Marshall on “Days of Our Lives” and for later portraying Rex Sterling on “The Young and the Restless.” Other credits include TV shows like “Dan Raven,” “The Virginian,” “The F.B.I.,” “The Law,” and “The Six Million Dollar Man.” Film credits include “The Three Stooges Meet Hercules,” “Spider Baby, Or the Maddest Story Ever Told,” “The Candidate,” “Sweet Deadly Dreams,” and “Big Miracle.” He also co-wrote a script which led to an Oscar nomination for the movie “The Deer Hunter.”

Redeker’s daughter, Arianne Raser, told The Hollywood Reporter that her father died on December 20th, 2022, in Camarillo, California. He was 86 years old. According to Raser, he died of natural causes.

Upon hearing the news of his passing, many people have posted tributes on social media.

The Young and the Restless’s official Twitter account also shared the sad news expressing their “deepest condolences.”

You can learn more about Redeker’s life, death and career in the video below.

Although Redeker is best known as an actor, screenwriting was really his true passion. Acting was simply a day job to him. Back in 1989, he explained, “The soap opera is 20 minutes of work a day so I can spend the rest of the time writing 10 pages a day in my dressing room. … No, acting isn’t very fulfilling, but, gee, it’s a great buck.”

“The Deer Hunter” was Redeker’s big break when it came to screenwriting, but none of his other scripts were ever turned into movies. He said, “Hollywood bought my next five scripts, then didn’t make them.”

Redeker is survived by his children Arianne, Brennen, Glaen and Quinn Jr. as well as his grandchildren Keihen and Quinn.