Jay Pickett : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death
Jay Pickett was an American actor know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death
|Birthdate ( Age)||30 July 2021|
|Place of Birth||Spokane, Washington, United States|
|Died||30 July 2021|
|Wife/Partner||Elena Pickett (m. 1986–2021)|
|Children||Tyler Pickett, Michaela Pickett, Maegan Pickett|
|Parents||Name not known|
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
|Last Update||July 2021|
Jay Harris Pickett was an American actor.Jay Pickett, a veteran soap opera actor best known for his roles on "General Hospital," "Days of Our Lives" and "Port Charles," has died. He was 60.
Jay Pickett with Family
Early Life and Family
Pickett was born in Spokane, Washington, and grew up in Caldwell, Idaho. He received his BA degree in acting at Boise State University and his MFA in acting from UCLA and appeared in numerous theatrical productions at both schools.Pickett's television appearances include in the miniseries Rags to Riches, and roles on such series as China Beach, Mr. Belvedere, Dragnet, Jake and The Fatman, Days of Our Lives, Perry Mason, and Matlock.He enjoyed most sports, including football, basketball, baseball, and skiing. He was also an expert roper and western horse rider.
Jay Pickett Wife
Jay Pickett is a married man.Pickett and his wife, Elena, resided in California and have two daughters, Maegan and Michaela, and a son, Tyler
Jay Pickett Net Worth
Jay Harris Pickett was an American actor who has an estimated Net Worth of $2 million in 2021.
In 1997, Pickett originated the role of Frank Scanlon, a dedicated paramedic and substitute teacher and the complicated older brother of Joe Scanlon, on the ABC Daytime drama Port Charles. In 2006, Pickett substituted for actor Ted King in the role of Lorenzo Alcazar on the soap opera, General Hospital, the parent series of Port Charles. In 2007, Pickett rejoined the cast of General Hospital in the recurring role of Detective David Harper.
Cause of Death
Jay Pickett, a veteran soap opera star, died on Friday, July 30 while on set filming a new movie in Idaho. He was 60 years old.
News of his death first broke on Friday when actor and film producer Jim Heffel shared a touching note about their friendship on Facebook. Heffel posted various photos of the two on set together, donning western clothes for the upcoming film, “Treasure Valley.”
“Yesterday I lost a good friend and the world lost a great person,” Heffel wrote.
“Jay Pickett decided to ride off into the Heavens. Jay died sitting on a horse ready to rope a steer in the movie Treasure Valley in Idaho. The way of a true cowboy.”He continued the touching note, adding, “Jay wrote the story and starred in it. He was also coproducer with myself and Vernon Walker. He will be truly missed. Ride like the wind partner.”
On Sunday, Travis Mills, the director of “Treasure Valley,” confirmed the news in a post on the movie’s official Facebook page. He also shared that the cause of death appears to have been a heart attack, with no further explanation.
“Many of you have already heard about the tragedy that happened two days ago. Jay Pickett, our leading man, writer, producer, and creator of this movie passed away suddenly while we were on location preparing to film a scene,” Mills wrote. “There is no official explanation for the cause of his death but it appears to have been a heart attack. Everyone present tried as hard as they could to keep him alive. Our hearts are broken and we grieve for his family who are so devastated by this shocking tragedy.”
Mills went on to describe Pickett as an “incredible man” who was “kind, sweet and generous.”
“He was one of the best actors I ever worked with and it was an honor to collaborate with him,” he continued. “Everyone who met him, even for the briefest moment, could feel his warmth, his wonderful spirit. It is difficult to find the words right now to say more. His closest friends have said that he was very happy making Treasure Valley and my hope is that he truly was.”
The director ended his emotional post on a touching note, writing, “He was doing what he loved: acting, riding horses, making movies. And he was magnificent.”The actor portrayed Frank Scanlon on the “General Hospital” spin-off, “Port Charles” for 762 episodes according to IMDB, which ran from 1997 to 2003.
In addition to starring as Dr. Chip Lakin on “Days of Our Lives” and Detective David Harper on “General Hospital,” Pickett also started in movies, like “Soda Springs,” “A Matter of Faith” and “The Work Wife.”
Pickett was remembered by friends and colleagues on social media as they eulogized the actor on Sunday.Actor Kin Shriner, who starred on “General Hospital” and its spin-off “Port Charles,” shared a black and white group photo featuring the late actor on Twitter.