Canadian Actor in ‘Dallas’ & Several Daytime Soaps, Dead of Cancer at 77

In Daniel Pilon’s 50-Year Career, he had continuing roles in ‘Ryan’s Hope,’ ‘Guiding Light’ and ‘Days of Our Lives.’

Courtesy of Noble Caplan Abrams
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His agent at Noble Caplan Abrams in Toronto confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Pilon died June 26 after a battle with cancer. Pilon, who had a 50-year career as an actor that reached its peak during the 1970s and 1980s, was born on Nov. 13, 1940, in Montreal.

His first movie role was in Quebec director Gilles Carle’s 1968 drama Le Viol d’une Jeune Fille Douce (The Rape of a Sweet Girl), where Pilon and his elder brother, Donald Pilon, played two of the heroine’s three brothers.

That was followed by an appearance in the 1969 British war film, Play Dirty, where Pilon played the role of Capt. Allwood alongside Michael Caine and Nigel Davenport.

Pilon’s first daytime soap role was as Gavin Newirth on Days of Our Lives. He would perform more soap roles on Ryan’s Hope and Guiding Light.

His other TV credits included Hart to Hart, Cagney & LaceyBrannigan and Murder, She Wrote.

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Published on July 1, 2018 at 10:06 am by Ron Robinson

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July 2, 2018 - 7:05 am

Sean

Was a talented actor.


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