Fast Facts

  • Was a successful businessman in Chicago before turning to acting.
  • Began his acting career by doing theater in Chicago.
  • Found success working on daytime soap operas, including As the World Turns, Passions and a 10-year stint on General Hospital (1984-94).
  • Auditioned for the role of Alistair Crane on Passions but lost out to David Bailey; after Bailey passed away in 2004, Reilly took over the role in 2005.
  • In 2008, reprised his General Hospital role of Sean Donnelly on one of the final episodes of the spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift.


  • Dana — Daughter
  • Caitlin — Daughter
  • Dawn — Daughter
  • Liz — Wife


  • St. Mary's College, Winona, MN (BS in Business)


  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Birthday: November 11, 1936, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor
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