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Love them or hate them, it’s a fact of life that sooner or later most soap stars move on to other avenues. Whether they leave acting altogether, head for the Broadway stage or a career in movies, we miss them. Recently, Soaps.com tracked down a few past As The World Turns stars to find out what they’ve been up to since leaving the show.

Read on for an update!

William Fichtner played Josh, Lily Walsh’s father, from 1987 through 1993. Since leaving the Oakdale, William has had a long career in Los Angeles. After a brief stint on the sit-com “Grace Under Fire”, William hit the big screen with roles in hits such as “Blades of Glory”, “Pearl Harbor” and “Armageddon”. You may have also caught him in the Sara Evans music video for “Perfect”. You can see him right now at the Box Office in “The Dark Knight” (he plays a bank manager) or catch him this fall on Season 4 of “Prison Break”. William plays Alexander Mahone on the show.

Jordana Brewster, ex-Nikki Munson, hasn’t been seen around Oakdale since 2001. But, you may have caught a few glimpses of Jordana on the big screen. Since leaving ATWT, Jordana has appeared in films such as “The Fast and The Furious” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning”. She is currently set to star in the third installment of “The Fast and The Furious” series.