Murray Bartlett loves cycling! (CBS)

It’s healthy to have a hobby or three, beyond your work – work shouldn’t be our ‘life’. Anyone who reads or posts on obviously has at least one hobby outside of whatever it is they do for work. They’re soap fans! Some are also Reality TV fans, and if you check out our Lounge in our message boards, you’ll be apt to meet others with various other interests beyond their work. Soap stars are no different from them. They’ve got hobbies outside of work, that keep them busy!

Emily O’Brien, (Jana Hawkes Fisher, The Young and the Restless) – Taking French, sings and does theatre.

Chris Engen (Adam Wilson Newman, The Young and the Restless) – Plays guitar, piano and sings.

Kate Linder
(Esther Valentine, The Young and the Restless)– Doing charity work, reconstructing her brick house in LA with her husband, singing and tap dances. (and of course flying the friendly skies with United Airlines whenever time permits.)

Michael Grazadei (Daniel Romalotti, The Young and the Restless) says he goes to the beach, writes on the beach and surfs.

Christian Le Blanc (Michael Baldwin, The Young and the Restless) says he likes swimming, racquet ball, surfing, paints (some of his paintings were auctioned), and has written his first children’s book.

Brandon Beemer (Owen Knight, Bold and the Beautiful) “I like sleeping. That’s definitely one of the nice things. I like movies; I like going to the gym; I like traveling; I like getting outdoors and going hiking, playing Texas Hold ‘Em, spending time with my friends, trying to see the family, playing tennis. I think that pretty much sums it up.”

Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio Vega, One Life to Live)”I like to train. I’m also trying to play baseball with my son. My priority right now is to spend as much time with him as I can. But I also picked up the game golf. It’s frustrating but in a good way.”

Chrishell Stause (Amanda Dillon, All My Children), “I love to read, play Boxing on my Wii, sing karaoke with my friends and travel.”

Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey Chandler, All My Children) “I have a new baby puppy, a cavalier king spaniel. I really lucked out, she’s very pretty and when people spend time with her, she is so loving! She loves people. She’s getting used to being around other dogs, she’s a cutie and her name is Nelly… She was 5 months old when I got her and she was going to be a show dog. Her name was Simone but she’s not a Simone, she’s Nelly!”