Ben Masters Obituary, Death – Ben Masters, who played Julian Crane on the television series “Passions” from 1999 to 2008, has died. He was 75 years old. Ben Masters, who made three Broadway appearances in the 1970s before playing the role of the promiscuous billionaire Julian Crane for the duration of the NBC/DirecTV serial opera Passions, has passed away. He was 75. Masters fought dementia for several years before passing away on Wednesday at Eisenhower Health Center in Rancho Mirage, California, as a result of complications with COVID-19, according to a family representative.
On the big screen, Masters starred alongside Roy Scheider in Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz (1979), Brooke Adams and Danny Aiello in Key Exchange (1985), Kristy McNichol in Dream Lover (1986), and John Malkovich in Making Mr. Right (1987). On the Passions television series, which aired from 1999 to 2008, Kim Johnston Ulrich’s Ivy and Julian’s Eve had a long-lasting, troubled marriage. Julian also had an affair with Eve and a son. In 2002, he was likewise thought to have been killed, but it found out he hadn’t been, and a few months later, he was back on the program.
In 2001, 2003, and 2005, Soap Opera Digest nominated him for the award for best-supporting actor. Masters, who was born in Corvallis, Oregon, on May 6, 1947, earned a diploma from Corvallis High School in 1965 and a bachelor’s degree in theater from the University of Oregon in 1969. He relocated to New York City and performed on Broadway in Captain Brassbound’s Conversion with Ingrid Bergman in 1972, The Waltz of the Toreadors with Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach in 1973, and The Cherry Orchard with Meryl Streep in 1977.
Prior to the movie adaptation, he co-starred with Adams in an off-Broadway production of Key Exchange in 1981.
In 1982, he played Vic Strang on the NBC soap opera Another World. Later, he collaborated with Pierce Brosnan on the 1988 miniseries Noble House and Ned Beatty and Tess Harper on the NBC miniseries Celebrity (1984). On episodes of Kojak, Petrocelli, Touched by an Angel, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Barnaby Jones, Murder, She Wrote, Walker, Texas Ranger, Diagnosis Murder, Sisters, and Pensacola: Wings of Gold, Masters also made appearances. His sister Cheryl and nieces Hannah and Clea are the only survivors. There will be no funeral or memorial service, per his wish. (Obituary