James Reynolds (Abe Carver on Days of Our Lives)

Current Character: Abe Carver

Birthday: 1950-08-10

Birthplace: Born in Oskaloosa, Kansas

Marital Status: Married Lissa Layng (December 21, 1986 - present) 1 child


James Reynolds, a native of Oskaloosa, Kansas, in high school he was active in sports, playing football basketball and track, in addition to performing in school plays. Following graduation from high school, Reynolds joined the Marines. During his first station, he became a reporter for the service newspaper, The Windward Marine. He was later sent to Vietnam, serving for almost a year with a variety of units, adding battlefield reporting to his combat duties, until a wound resulted in his discharge.

Having studied journalism in college, Reynolds spent time as a film reviewer for the Topeka Daily Capitol. His duties included interviewing quite a few celebrities, including Michael Douglas, Madeline Kahn, Ann-Margaret and Peter Fonda.

Reynolds enjoys spending time with his family and playing basketball and racquetball. He and his wife, Lissa, live near Los Angeles, with their son Jed.

Career Highlights

Days of Our Lives Abe Carver (1981 - September 29, 2003; May 24, 2004 - present)
Seinfeld (TV Series) - Banker (1994)
Highway to Heaven - Dr. Sims (1998)
Diff'rent Strokes - Mr. Gibson /Mr. Payton (1979 - 1980)
The Incredible Hulk (TV Series) - Ken (1979)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Lead Actor (2018)
Daytime Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2018)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2004) Daytime
Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series (1991; for Generations)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2003, 2004)


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