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Catching up with the former daytime actors.

Soaps.com’s latest column includes updates surrounding the careers of former soap stars of daytime cancelled soaps “All My Children,” “As the World Turns,” “Dark Shadows,” “Guiding Light,” “One Life to Live,” “Port Charles” and “Santa Barbara.”

Remembering a writer, an actress and a child actor, a Hallmark movie, actors reunite onstage, a cabaret, watch a new short film and more…

Cameron Mathison: Soap star turned nanny?
Cameron Mathison, who originated the role of “All My Children’s” Ryan Lavery (1998 to 2011), will have another Hallmark movie under his belt come October. The actor will star in “Along Came a Nanny” as a detective named Mike Logan who plans to solve a case of neighborhood robberies by going undercover as a nanny. However, his character never planned on falling for a fellow nanny named Jessie White (Sarah Lancaster, “Chuck”). Be sure to mark your calendars, as the movie premieres at 9:00 PM on Sunday October 12.

Bailey Chase Chicago’s newest DEA agent.
Remember “As the World Turns'” Chris Hughes, played by Bailey Chase from 2003 to 2005? The actor has continued his successful career since leaving behind his Oakdale gig and has appeared in such series as “Las Vegas,” “Watch Over me,” “Ugly Betty,” “Castle,” “Saving Grace” and “Damages” just to name a small few. Though he played Branch Connally on A&E’s canceled crime drama “Longmire,” fans can expect to see Chase back in primetime very soon. Deadline has learned that he’s landed a multi-episode arc to play DEA Agent David Lang on “Chicago P.D.” Listen closely when watching the NBC series, Wednesdays at 10:00 PM, as the character’s name will be mentioned leading up to his debut. As of yet, there is no specific air date to report.

See Robert Newman in Other Desert Cities.
“Guiding Light” fan favorite Robert Newman (ex-Josh Lewis; “Venice the Series'” Richard) will be taking part in the Cape May Stage Equity Theater Company’s “Other Desert Cities.” Directed by Roy Steinberg (former “Guiding Light” and “One Life to Live” director), the play surrounds one family’s differing political views and secrets. Look for Newman to appear as Lyman. Visit the Cape May Stage Equity Theater Company to purchase tickets today through the final performance on Friday October 31. Newman also appeared in the 2014 film “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” as a police captain and plays Ted Warner in the short feature “Deadline.”

Watch Brian Gaskill’s latest short film online.
Soap vet Brian Gaskill has had numerous daytime roles on “All My Children,” “As the World Turns,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Guiding Light” and “Port Charles” and now has written and stars in another short film for his fans to enjoy. The actor reached out to Soaps.com about “The Audition,” which follows a man (Gaskill) and a woman (Leilani Wyatt, “Only in L.A.”) who attempt to rediscover their real joy by navigating their emotions. Watch the The Audition in full today. Please be aware that the film contains profanity.