Hope Chernov plays Parker's therapist. (Soaps.com)

As soap opera fans we become really familiar with our favorite characters. Who could forget Brad’s expression when he realizes he loved Katie? Or Henry’s dismay when he became the owner of the diner? Or JJ’s fighting attitude when he was kidnapped? Yeah, me either. But every now and again a familiar face that I haven’t seen in Oakdale before catches my attention.

I thought it would be fun to catch up with a couple of day players to find out where we may have seen them before their big As The World Turns debut.

Chris Hartl appeared on February 28 as one of the tough guys who tried to beat up Luke and Noah on the way to Statesville Prison to see Colonel Mayer. You may remember Chris from a few guest appearances in popular television shows like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “The Bedford Diaries” or “Rescue Me”. He also just finished working on the short comedy “Acting 101”, a film that follows a few acting students who really let themselves go!