Jay Benedict (April 11, 1951 – April 4, 2020) was an American-born British actor who spent most of his life and career in the United Kingdom. He was frequently cast as American characters in British films and television programmes. He was best known for his television roles as Doug Hamilton in the soap opera Emmerdale, and as Captain/Major John Kieffer in the detective drama Foyle's War, in the episodes "Invasion" and "All Clear". He also played Russ Jorden, Newt's father, in the special "Extended Edition" of the film Aliens. ... Source: Article "Jay Benedict" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.