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Jay Hammer
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Jay Hammer was the second actor to appear as Allan Willis on "The Jeffersons", appearing in Season 5. Andrew Rubin appeared as Allan in Season 1.

Personal Information
Gender: Male
Height 6'2"
Born: (1944-11-16) November 16, 1944 (age 77)
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, U.S.
Years active: 1970–2009
Character information
Appeared on: The Jeffersons
Episodes appeared in: 8 episodes in Season 5 of the series
Character played: Allan Willis
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Jay Hammer (born November 16, 1944) appeared as Allan Willis during the Season 5 of The Jeffersons. Outside his role as Allan Willis, he is perhaps best known for his long run as Fletcher Reade on CBS Daytimee's Guiding Light from March 1984 until March 1998. He returned briefly in the Spring of 1999, and again made an appearance as the show ended in 2009.

Other roles include The Blue Knight, Kojak, Mannix, Sons and Daughters, Emergency!, and Adam-12. His theater credits include off-Broadway productions of Passing Through From Exotic Places and Serenading Louie. In 1981, he played the role of ranch forehand Max Dekker on Texas.

Hammer had a notable credit role as Allan Willis during the 1978–1979 season of The Jeffersons. Allan was the son of mixed-race couple Tom and Helen Willis (Franklin Cover and Roxie Roker). He was let go for unknown reasons.

Hammer was married for a time to former Guiding Light head writer Pam Long, and they had two children together. Hammer himself wrote for Guiding Light using the name Charles Jay Hammer. He graduated from the University of the Pacific.

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