Ross Marler
Jerry verDorn
Jerry ver Dorn as Ross Marler
Guiding Light
Portrayed by: Jerry ver Dorn
Duration: 1979-2005
First appearance: March 23, 1979
Last appearance: October 11, 2005
Cause/reason: Presumed deceased
Created by: Bridget & Jerome Dobson
Family: Marler family
Gender: Male
Born: May 18, 1948
Died: April 5, 2006
Cause of death: Plane crash
Occupation: Congressman
Residence: Springfield, Illinois
Parents: Unknown man
(father, deceased)
Emily Marler
(mother, deceased)
Siblings: Justin Marler
Elaine "Lainie" Marler
Benjamin "Ben" Warren
(maternal half-brother, deceased)
Marital status: Christina "Blake" Thorpe
(married; 12/2003-04/2006)
Past marriage(s): Carrie Anderson
(divorced; 1982)
Christina "Blake" Thorpe
(divorced; 1994-1998)
Children: Dinah Marler
(daughter, with Vanessa) {given up for adoption}
Jason Marler
(son, with Blake; twin)
Kevin Marler
(son, with Blake; twin)
Clarissa Marler
(daughter, with Blake)
Grandchildren: Laura Layne
(granddaughter, via Dinah, deceased)
Nieces & nephews: Phillip Spaulding
Samantha "Sam" Marler
Drew Jacobs
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Spaulding
Alan Cooper "Zach" Spaulding
James Spaulding
Emma Spaulding
Maxwell "Max" Nickerson-Jacobs
(adopted great-nephew)
Sarah Randall
Harlan Billy Lewis IV
Romances: Calla Matthews
Vanessa Chamberlain
Ann Jeffers
Evelyn "Eve" Stapleton
Amanda Spaulding
Patricia "Trish" Lewis
Karen Jensen
Claire Ramsey
Patrica "Trish" Lewis
Alexandra Spaulding
Calla Matthews
Eileen Lyndon
Nadine Corley
(lovers, deceased)
Holly Norris
Suzanne Deveraux
Christina "Blake" Thorpe
Anita Blackwell
India von Halkein
Christina "Blake" Thorpe
(affair/one night stand)
Christina "Blake" Thorpe
Victoria "Tory" Grainger
(affair/one night stand)

Ross Marler was a fictional character on the CBS daytime soap operaGuiding Light.

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  • Jerry ver Dorn (03/1979-06/2006; contract & 06/2005-10/2005; recurring)

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