Alistair Ephraim Crane is a fictional character on the NBC/DirecTV soap opera Passions. Alistair is portrayed by John Reilly on a recurring basis from August 20, 2007 to May 20, 2008; before Reilly's contract run from January 21, 2005 to July 17, 2006, Alistair was also portrayed by David Bailey from September 27, 2004 to January 13, 2005, and by the duo of voice actor Alan Oppenheimer (August 23, 1999 to September 24, 2004) and body double Bill Dempsey (November 11, 1999 to September 24, 2004). Alistair was also played by Jordan Baker (April 7 to November 13, 2003) when he was disguised as a woman named Charlie.
An extremely powerful and wealthy businessman, Alistair is, for the first five years of the program, a mysterious character whose face is never directly seen by the audience. Upon the recasting of the role with Bailey in 2004, Alistair becomes the soap's primary villain, expanding his focus from daughter Sheridan and her lover, Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald, to all of Harmony's citizens. Upon this transformation, many of the most nefarious non-magical schemes in Harmony - such as the omega plot in 2006 and the Blackmailer's reign of terror in 2007 - are written as being Alistair's handiwork. Alistair is frequently regarded as being pure evil; he expresses racist, sexist, and homophobic beliefs, and all of his known relationships are based on a megalomaniacal need to control his family members and sexual partners.
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... Alistair's position as the head of a multi-billion dollar corporation and the patriarch of one of the wealthiest families in the world has led the contents of Alistair's will to play significantly into ... From 1999—2000, Julian, as Alistair's eldest child and only known son, is the heir apparent to the Crane empire ... Alistair eventually grows disgusted by Julian's behavior, however, and disinherits Julian in favor of Julian's firstborn child and son, Ethan Crane, in 2000 after Ethan breaks his engagement to Gwen ...
... Beth Wallace was the product of an adulterous liaison between Alistair Crane, and Edna Wallace ... profession, despite a job as a server at the Crane mansion ... her son, and after a DNA test proved Beth was the boy's mother, Beth realised that she was Alistair Crane's daughter ...
... Sheridan Crane is the daughter of Alistair Crane, a world famous billionaire (who secretly built up his empire through a network of crime) and Katherine Crane ... considered an unwanted child by her father Alistair and ignored in favor of her older brother Julian ... sexually abused by Sheridan's father only to be stabbed by Alistair ...
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“Instead of seeing society as a collection of clearly defined interest groups, society must be reconceptualized as a complex network of groups of interacting individuals whose membership and communication patterns are seldom confined to one such group alone.”
—Diana Crane (b. 1933)