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Ben Reade
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Matt Bomer as Ben Reade
Guiding Light
Portrayed by: Unknown actors (1986-1988)
Gregory Burke (1989-1996)
Brian McElroy (1997)
Matt Bomer (2001-2003)
Duration: 1986-1996 & 2001-2003
First appearance: May 1986
Last appearance: July 3, 2003
Cause/reason: Death
Created by: Jeff Ryder
Other names: Benjamin Stoddard (name at birth)
Gender: Male
Born: May 1980 (originally May 1986)
Died: July 3, 2003
Cause of death: Committed suicide by lethal injection
Occupation: Employee at the Garden of Eden Escort Service
Residence: Springfield, Illinois
Parents: Kyle Sampson
(biological father)
Maeve Stoddard
(mother, deceased)
Fletcher Reade
(adoptive father, deceased)
Siblings: Rebecca Reade
(adoptive paternal half-brother, deceased)
John Sampson
(biological paternal half-brother, deceased)
Maguerite "Meg" Reade
(adoptive paternal half-sister)
Marital status: Single; at death
Grandparents: John Malone
(biological paternal grandfather, deceased)
Sally Gleason
(biological paternal grandmother, deceased)
Unknown man
(maternal grandfather, deceased)
Julia Stoddard
(maternal grandmother, deceased)
Aunts & uncles: Harlan Billy "Billy" Lewis II
(biological paternal uncle)
Meredith Reade
(adoptive paternal aunt)
Cousins: Melinda Sue "Mindy" Lewis
(biological paternal cousin)
Dylan Lewis
(biological paternal cousin)
Harlan Billy "Bill" Lewis III
(biological paternal cousin)
Other relatives: Susan "Daisy" Lemay
(biological paternal first cousin once removed)
Harlan Billy Lewis IV
(biological paternal first cousin once removed)
Romances: Marah Lewis
Marina Cooper
Ramona Hendon
(lovers, deceased)

Benjamin "Ben" Reade was a fictional character on the CBS daytime soap opera Guiding Light.

Actor History:[]

  • Gregory Burke (1989-1990 & 1992-1996)
  • Brian McElroy (1991)
  • Matthew Bomer (11/2001-07/2003)

Character History:[]