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    Guiding Light ACTOR - Michael O'Leary

    Full detailed profile on Michael O'Leary playing Dr. Frederick "Rick" Bauer on Guiding Light Daytime Soap Opera.

    Michael O'Leary
    Michael O'Leary

    Birthday: 1958-03-27
    Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
    Marital Status: Married, Joni Parker November 26, 1988
    Currently playing: Dr. Frederick "Rick" Bauer

    BIOGRAPHY

    Born in Minnesota, Michael O'Leary was raised in Diamond Bar, CA. He studied television production at California State University at Fullerton where he discovered his true passion was acting!

    His famed coaches include Stella Adler & Larry Moss in California and William Esper in New York.

    Michael's television career began in 1980 on the then popular show 'CHiPS'! In 1982 O'Leary was cast as Dr. Frederick "Rick" Bauer on Guiding Light.

    During the a hiatus from the show, Michael did a few episodes of 'Doogie Howser M.D.' as 'Dr. Stewart Farmingham'. He has also been seen on stage in Los Angeles in Auntie Mame and Scars. He actually co-wrote Scars and has has had another of his plays, Rain, performed at the Tiffany Theater!

    O'Leary and his wife Joni reside in New Jersey with their daughters Kate McKenna (b. 11/26/94) and Caroline Parker (b. 8/9/97). , and is an avid golfer.

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    AWARDS & ACCLAIM:

    Soap Opera Digest Nominee (1989) Outstanding Comic Performance
    Daytime Soap Opera Digest Nominee (1990) Outstanding Supporting Actor
    Daytime Soap Opera Digest Nominee (1997) Outstanding Male Showstopper
    Soap Opera Digest Nominee (2001) Outstanding Male Scene Stealer
    Daytime Emmy Nominee (1985) Outstanding Juvenile/Young Man in a Drama Series

    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

    Guiding Light - Dr. Rick Bauer (1983 - 1986; 1987-1991; March 1995 through Present)
    Law & Order - Eric Hagen (11/10/99)
    Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989)
    The Greatest American Hero - Student (12/16/1981)
    Gimme a Break! - Katie's Boyfriend (1981)
    Chips Part 2 - Bernie (12/07/80)
    Chips Part 1 - Bernie (12/07/80)


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