I recognized him right away. I think it's great that NBC has been using "classic TV" actors/actresses in their daytime soaps.
From Ralph Waite, Father Matt, DOOL (ex-John Walton, Sr on the 70's show "The Waltons") to Juliet Mills, ex-Tabitha on Passions (Nanny, from the 70's show "Nanny & The Professor")....I think it's great that they are able to use these "Seasoned" actors who still have so much talent to give.
I only hope that Juliet Mills gets another opportunity on a daytime show. After all these years she still has what it takes as an actress.