After The Soap Finales: Where Are They Now?
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Catching up with the former Daytime actors.
Soaps.com has some current details into what the former actors of cancelled soaps, “As The World Turns,” “Guiding Light,” and “Passions” have been up to these days. There are a lot of film roles, a reality show, and more in this month’s after-Daytime column.
Ryan Serhant in Million Dollar Listing NY:
Are you into reality shows? If so, Ryan Serhant, who played “ATWT’s” Evan Walsh from 2007 to 2008, is back with season two of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing: NY.” The Real Deal magazine ranked the former Daytime star as #15 broker in New York City. Tune in Wednesdays at 9:00 PM, as Serhant competes for sales in the city’s high scale real estate market.
Tamara Tunie in Rise To Fall:
Tamara Tunie, who played “As The World Turns'” Jessica Griffin from 1987 to 2009, briefly appeared in Salem as Judge Weston on “Days of our Lives” in 2011 and now has a new project in the works. The actress will play Annika in “Rise To Fall,” which follows a legendary dancer who is unable to suppress her desire to dance again after giving birth. The film will be released sometime in 2014.
Noelle Beck in Innocence:
What happens when a young woman realizes her private school houses a bunch of vampires? The story is told in the 2013 film “Innocence” which has cast former “ATWT” actress Noelle Beck (ex-Lily Snyder, 2008 to 2010) as Sarah Wilson.
Colleen Zenk as Tallulah Bankhead in Looped:
Colleen Zenk (ex-Barbara Ryan, “ATWT”) will play the lead role of Tallulah Bankhead, who drunkenly has a showdown with her film editor due to her staggering takes, in the Regional Theatre premiere of “Looped.” Zenk stated, “Valerie Harper starred in ‘Looped’ on Broadway, Stephanie Powers took over for Ms. Harper and is currently on tour with the show… I will be only the third actor to take on this challenging, extraordinary, hilarious role… I am overwhelmed, excited and can’t wait for rehearsals to begin!” The Looped Tour begins at Stageworks/Hudson at 41 Cross Street in Hudson, New York and will run from July 10 – 28.
Jake Silbermann’s The Rivial:
Jake Silbermann (ex-Noah, “ATWT,” Porter, “GL”) is looking for help for his new project “The Revival.” The story follows a southern Baptist preacher named Eli whose congregation in Hot Springs, Arkansas is declining due to a nearby megachurch. This leads to a revival with hopes of inspiring his flock and fulfilling his father’s legacy. Visit The Revival to hear the actor’s message and to help the cause.
Michelle Forbes in The Hunters:
“True Blood” alum Michelle Forbes, who also played “Guiding Light’s” Dr. Sonni Wells from 1987 to 1989, will star in the upcoming original Hallmark movie “The Hunters” as a mom named Jordyn Flynn. The movie, which shot scenes in Vancouver and Thailand, will premiere on Friday October 25 at 8:00 PM. Adapted from Joshua Williamson’s comic book Mirror Mirror, the modern-day-fairy-tale-adventure follows two brothers who set out on an international search to find their parents and save the world from evil. Keenan Tracey (“Bates Motel”), Dan Payne (“Primeval: New World”) and Robbie Amell (“Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous”) also star.
JoBeth Williams to Mistresses:
JoBeth Williams, who played “GL’s” Brandy Schlooe from 1977 to 1981 and went on to star in such series as “Dexter,” “Private Practice” and “Hart Of Dixie,” will be heading back to Primetime. Though her air date is unavailable at this time those who watch ABC’s “Mistresses” should be on the lookout for her upcoming guest appearance.
Rebecca Staab on Dexter:
Rebecca Staab, who played "GL's" Jessie Matthews from 1985 to 1987, will make a guest appearance as Lucy Gerard on Showtime's "Dexter." Tune in on Sunday July 14 at 9:00 PM. The actress also appeared in Daytime on "Loving," "Port Charles" and "The Young And The Restless."
Ron Raines to One Life To Live:
Ron Raines, who played "GL's" Alan Spaulding from 1994 to 2009, has landed another Daytime role! Find out more about Ron Raines on One Life To Live including who he'll play and when to expect to see him in Llanview.
Allison Janney in Masters Of Sex:
Allison Janney ("GL's" ex-Ginger, 1993 to 1995) has wrapped up taping scenes to appear as Margaret Scully in Showtime's new series "Masters Of Sex." Tune in September 29 at 10:00 PM, as the actress will first appear in the episodes titled "Fallout" and "Thank You For Coming."
David Andrew MacDonald in Movement And Location:
David Andrew MacDonald (ex-Edmund Winslow, "GL") is appearing as Paul in the sci-fi thriller "Movement And Location." The story focuses on an immigrant from 400 years in the future who is sent back in time and given another chance to live out a simpler life. The actor also appeared as Ray Milson in the May 20 episode of Showtime's "The Big C."
Silvana Arias in The Zwickys:
Silvana Arias, "Passions'" ex-Paloma Lopez-Fitzgerald (2004 through 2007), will turn up in the 2014 film "The Zwickys." Playing Kayden Zwicky, the story follows her journey to find the truth surrounding her husband's mysterious murder and her quest to avenge his death. The actress also appeared as Sara in one episode of A&E's "The Glades" on May 27, 2013.
Danny Woodburn in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
Danny Woodburn, who played "Passions'" resident demon elf is currently filming scenes as Splinter in the upcoming film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." As aliens invade the earth, the Ninja Turtles will fight against them to defend the world. The cast also contains such popular actors including Megan Fox ("This Is 40"), Will Arnett ("Arrested Development") and Whoopi Goldberg ("The View"). Look for the film in theaters on June 6, 2014.
James Hyde in Ghost Forest:
Fans of "Passions'" alum James Hyde, who played Sam Bennett from 1999 to 2008, will get to see the actor playing Bryce Wilder in "Ghost Forest." Formerly titled "Devil In The Woods," the feature film is promised to be "one of the most frightening cinematic experiences you will ever have." Watch the trailer for more…
James Hyde's Viagra commercial:
Hyde is also featured in the latest Viagra Commercial.
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- Amy Mistretta