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    Jeffrey Meek Fired!

    Wednesday, March 07 2007

    Jeffrey Meek as Craig (CBS)
    I'm sure it comes as no surprise that since Jeffrey Meek took over the role of Craig Montgomery in September 2006, he's not been very popular with some of the As the World Turns fans. Many complained that Jeffrey didn't fit the role of Craig Montgomery. The problem wasn't Jeffrey, though; it was that the role was a difficult act to follow. Personally, I thought Jeffrey was a great actor.

    All the drama must have caused As the World Turns to take notice, because Jeffrey Meek's last air day will be April 2. The good news´┐Ż Scott Bryce, the original Craig Montgomery, will reclaim the part!

    Scott Bryce (CBS)
    Scott Bryce first stepped into Craig's shoes in 1982, and he played that role until 1987. Then in 1990, he returned and played the role again until 1994. Scott's time on As the World Turns earned him four nominations: Two Daytime Emmy nominations and two Soap Opera Digest nominations. Unlike Jeffrey Meek, Scott Bryce was popular among the fans of As the World Turns. In fact, several of those fans agreed that Scott Bryce fit the role better, so As the World Turns decided to bring him back. Scott Bryce will step back into Craig's shoes on April 10. Christopher Goutman, executive producer of As the World Turns, said in a statement, "We are excited to have Scott Bryce back on As the World Turns. He brings with him an invaluable understanding of Craig and the character's rich history."

    Since Scott's departure from As the World Turns in 1994, he's starred in Pandora's Clock (1996), Sex and the City (1998), ER (2002), Law & Order (1997 - 2005), One Life to Live (2006) and various other productions.

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    Posted by angeleyes25 at Wednesday, March 07 2007 09:47 AM

    I thought Jeffrey was doing ok. He definitely is no Hunt Block and I am so GLAD that the original Craig (Scott Bryce) is returning. I have been watching this show for 25 years and he is my favorite Craig. Loved it when he was in love with Betsy (Meg Ryan). He is good actor. I wonder if they will soften Craig a bit now that Scott is returning. I hope so.

    Posted by Chrissi at Wednesday, March 07 2007 10:16 AM

    I really like Jeffrey Meek as well. I know it's difficult for some fans to get over the past actors and although they're terrific too, I will miss Jeffrey.

    It will be nice to see Scott back. He's also a great actor.

    Good luck to Jeffrey. I'm sure there is something else better for him out there. He can come over to DOOL!!


    Posted by schmud2 at Wednesday, March 07 2007 10:48 AM

    I never like this new Craig. He didn't een look like the old Craig.

    Posted by nickandphyllisrock at Wednesday, March 07 2007 10:55 AM

    I thought that Meek was finally beginning to understand who Craig was and thought he was doing a fine job. I know most of the fans didn't like him but as Goutman said, Hunt Block is a hard act to follow. Ok, so he didn't mention block by name but we all know who he meant!!! I do remember Scott as being a more slimy swarmy Craig but it was Block's own sense of humour and class that made Craig the character he is today.

    Posted by Chrissi at Wednesday, March 07 2007 10:58 AM

    Wasn't it Misti who said that Hunt Block is a hard act to follow?

    Posted by tsavoie at Wednesday, March 07 2007 11:55 AM

    I'm so glad that Scott is coming back.Welcome back Scott.

    Posted by suepoo at Wednesday, March 07 2007 01:17 PM

    I liked scott as craig better and I am glad they are bringing him back. I don't like what they ended up doing with his charactor he used to be nice. I liked him better then. I am sick of meg and her two faced attitude craig is no better then paul, if I were paul I'd tell her where to get off. I used to like katie but now she thinks the world and everybody else should revolve around her, and I still can't believe what there doing to gwens charactor gezzz get with the program writers.

    Posted by La Libra at Wednesday, March 07 2007 01:24 PM

    I kinda like Hung Block myself! I could see Meg being attracted to him. I can't see her with Scott Bryce either.

    Posted by La Libra at Wednesday, March 07 2007 01:24 PM

    I meant Hunt Block..... Oh my!

    Posted by ldydi1942 at Wednesday, March 07 2007 03:00 PM

    I like Jeffrey Meek. I loved Hunt Black and I really loved Scott Bryce.

    Good Luck!!! Mr. Meek. You are a very talented actor and your talents will be appreciated someplace else.

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