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Mason Capwell, 1984-89

The third of four boys, Lane Davies was born and raised in Dalton, Georgia, where he and the rest of his family were active in community theater. Nevertheless, Lane was the only one to pursue an acting career professionally. After high school, he enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University as a speech and theater major and also performed professionally in dinner theater.

Following graduation, Lane starred in many theater productions and musicals. He also co-starred in the TV movies Suicide's Wife and Gift of Love and in the 1978 motion picture The Magic of Lassie with James Stewart. His first daytime credit came with two years as Dr. Evan Whyland on Days of Our Lives.

Lane obtained the role of Mason Capwell on Santa Barbara as part of its original cast in 1984. Each summer, he took time off from SB to participate in the Georgia Shakespeare Festival, where he starred in various classics. After leaving SB in 1989, Lane began doing sitcoms, including Good & Evil and The Mommies. Other notable TV credits include Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Practice, Scrubs and General Hospital, as well as many guest-starring roles.

As a stage actor, Lane has performed such roles as Hamlet, MacBeth, King Lear, Petruchio, Henry V and Cyrano de Bergerac in companies from San Diego to Providence. He is the founder and artistic director of a theater company called the Santa Susana Repertory Company.

Lane is divorced and has two sons, Nathan and Thatcher. His birthdate is July 31, 1950.

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