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Catching up with the former Daytime actors. has the latest career news for a few former actors of Daytime cancelled soaps, “As The World Turns,” “Guiding Light,” “Loving,” “Passions” and “Edge Of Night.” There are Hallmark movie roles, how to learn hypnosis, an on stage performance, an actor turned producer and more in this month’s after-Daytime column.

Vanessa Ray to Blue Bloods:
Vanessa Ray (“As The World Turns'” ex-Teri Ciccone) has landed a role on CBS’ “Blue Bloods” as a rookie cop named Eddie Janko. Season four returns at 10:00 PM on Friday September 27. Ray also played the role of Cece Drake on ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” from 2012 to 2013.

Tamara Tunie in The Red Road:
Tamara Tunie (ex-Jessica Griffin, “ATWT”) has been cast in the Sundance Channel’s new original scripted series “The Red Road.” The one-hour, six episode hard-hitting drama follows a local cop who works to keep his family together and to police two clashing communities. After a cover-up involving his wife the cop forges an alliance with a dangerous member of a Native American tribe. Production began in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday August 19.

Martha Byrne in Preying For Mercy:
Martha Byrne, who played “ATWT’s” Lily Snyder from 1985 to 2008 as well as “GH’s” Andrea Floyd in 2009, took to Twitter to announce that she is currently shooting in Los Angeles for the new Bill Duke directed film “Preying For Mercy.”

Dylan Bruce cast on Arrow and Flowers In The Attic.
Dylan Bruce, (“As The World Turns'” ex-Chris Hughes), will appear in a guest starring role as Adam Donner in the upcoming season of the CW’s “Arrow,” as well as opposite Heather Graham (“The Hangover” films) as her onscreen husband Bart Winslow in the upcoming Lifetime movie “Flowers In The Attic.” Based on the book by V.C. Andrews, the story surrounds two brothers and two sisters, who endure abuse as a result of a longtime buried family secret. Of the role, Bruce tweeted:

Dylan Bruce interviewed by Lindsay Lohan.
Straight out of rehab, on August 5 Lindsay Lohan (“The Canyons,” “Another World’s” ex-Alli Fowler) was a guest host for Chelsea Handler on her show “Chelsea Lately” and interviewed Bruce, who talked about his new series “Orphan Black” and stated, “It’s not your grandma’s syfy show.” Watch the video for the full interview.

E.J. Bonilla in Bad Management:
The upcoming ABC comedy, starring David Spade (“Grown Ups 2”) and Alan Thicke (“The Bold And The Beautiful,” “Growing Pains”), will include a former “Guiding Light” actor. Look for E.J. Bonilla (ex-Rafe Rivera) in “Bad Management,” a series focusing on an arrogant female boss who goes head to head with the owner’s son (Spade) who joins the staff at a luxury department store and plans to target a younger crowd with sex and hot trends.

Brian Gaskill’s The Speech:
Brian Gaskill (ex-“GL’s” Dylan Lewis) created a new short film titled “The Speech,” described as an erotic romantic comedy drama surrounding a union of hearts outside of a wedding. It will include an original song written by the former soap actor, who’s asking fans to support his new project. Visit The Speech to hear a special message from Gaskill and to help today! In other news, Gaskill also produced, directed, edited and did all of the camera work in Georgette Jones’ (daughter of country singers George Jones and Tammy Wynette) video “You And Me And Time.”

Of his campaign Gaskill stated, “Now you certainly don’t owe me anything… we have now raised 3052…and I am more than thankful, but we have 12 days left in the fundraising and in order for this to be done right, we need more funds…”