Soap Opera Actors: Where Are They Now?
Catching up with the former daytime actors.
In our latest column, Soaps.com has some updates surrounding the careers of former soap stars of daytime canceled soaps “All My Children,” “Another World,” “As the World Turns,” “Guiding Light,” “Loving” and “One Life to Live.”
Sexy stars honored, baby news, a web gig, an engagement, a HBO series, a memoir, fan Q&As and more…
Soap hunks make People’s Sexiest list.
Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”) was announced as People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2014. Did you know that a few current and former daytime actors also made some of the categories? Find out which soap opera alums from “All My Children,” “As the World Turns,” “B&B,” “Guiding Light” and “One Life to Live” joined General Hospital’s Nathan Paevey in various categories.
Abigail Spencer and Leven Rambin team up on HBO.
“All My Children” alums Abigail Spencer (ex-Becca Tyree, 1999 to 2000) and Leven Rambin (ex-Lily Montgomery, 2004 to 2010) will be teaming up for season two of HBO’s “True Detective.” Both actresses have landed recurring roles, Spencer as Alicia with Rambin as Sophia. The crime drama stars Matthew McConaughey (Detective Rust Cohle) and Woody Harrelson (Detective Marty Hart) and their seventeen year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. Look for the premiere sometime in 2015.
Stephanie Gatschet expecting baby girl.
Stephanie Gatschet is no stranger to daytime and has had roles on “Guiding Light” (ex-Tammy Winslow, 2002 to 2008) and “All My Children” (ex-Madison North, 2009 to 2011). Though she hasn’t turned up in any new roles as of late, the actress did announce via her Instagram that she is expecting her first baby.
Checking in with a few Another World actors.
Soaps.com poster mbbtmb wondered what the actors who played “Another World’s” Vicky Hudson, Jake McKinnon and Cass Winthrop have been up to these days. Though we have touched base on Tom Eplin’s (ex-Jake) recent happenings over the past few months in previous Where Are They Now articles, we can tell you where Stephen Schnetzer (ex-Cass) has been spotted. The actor appeared as Dr. Cass Winthrop on the series “Homeland” in 2013 and most recently turned up in the series “Forever” as Lawrence Forester in the October 28 episode titled “New York Kids.” As for the actresses who played Vicky, there were five of them Jensen Buchanan (“Everwood,” “General Hospital”), Cynthia Watros (“Finding Carter,” “Y&R”), Anne Heche (“The Legend of Korra,” “Wildcard”), Rhonda Lewin (“Boomerang”) and Ellen Wheeler (“All My Children,” executive producer for “Guiding Light”) – all of which have gone on to do other things (most recent credits included above).
Missing As the World Turns and Guiding Light.
Another one of our Facebook friends Pam C. inquired about a few "As the World Turns" and "Guiding Light" actors. Though "As the World Turns'" Don Hastings (ex-Bob Hughes, 1960 to 2010) hasn't been seen since his daytime role, we've talked about the actress who played "Guiding Light's" Reva Shayne in a previous article. Kim Zimmer's new film 23 Blast was released on October 24. The last actress who played "As the World Turns'" Lisa Miller Grimaldi (1958 to 2010) turned up in 2011 as Katherine Wise in "The Life Zone" and earlier this year we reported that Eileen Fulton had recovered from a fall.
Colleen Zenk cast in Milgram and the Fastwalkers.
"As the World Turns" alum Colleen Zenk (ex-Barbara Ryan) will take part in season two of the web series "Milgram and the Fastwalkers" as a Broadway star named Whit Wilkerson. The series surrounds the mysterious world of UFOs with the question being, "What if they are real…What then?" Season two returned on Tuesday December 2, and if you haven't already been watching visit Milgram and the Fastwalkers, where episodes one and on are available today.
Lorenzo Lamas publishes memoir.
Lorenzo Lamas, who had a two year run on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" as Hector Ramírez, will release his memoir Renegade at Heart on December 9 through BenBella Books. Fans will get a glimpse of rare, never before viewed private photos as they take the journey through the highs and lows of Lamas' life as a man and an actor ("Grease," "Renegade," "Falcon Crest"). The book will be available through online venues and in bookstores. Look for the actor to take part in "The Celebrity Apprentice 7," which premieres on January 4, 2015.
— Lorenzo Lamas (@lorenzolamas) November 20, 2014
What happened to Loving's Noelle Beck?
Soaps.com Facebook friend Sarah C. wondered what the actress who portrayed Trisha on "Loving" has been up to lately. Noelle Beck played "Loving's" Trisha Alden from 1985 to 1995 then went on to appear as Lily Snyder on "As the World Turns" from 2008 to 2010. In between that time, the actress had roles on numerous series such as "Spin City," "Sex and the City," "Law & Order" and "Rescue Me" to name a few. Over the past couple of years Beck has turned up on "Person of Interest," "Made in Jersey," "Elementary," "Innocence" and played Mrs. Kydd on the CW's "The Carrie Diaries" from 2013 to 2014.
Farah Fath prepares to leave the single life behind.
Farah Fath ("One Life to Live's" ex-Gigi Morasco, "Days of our Lives'" ex-Mimi Lockhart) and professional poker player Phil Galfond are engaged! The actress shared with Soap Opera Digest how a twelve page love letter and a special bottle of wine led up to the delivery of a three-carat diamond engagement ring. Though they currently live in Vancouver, the couple plans to marry in Vegas next year at the home they've designed.
I have SO much to be thankful for today!@PhilGalfond wants to marry me for starters. My scrumptious niece, my best friend & sister @FabFath
— Farah Fath (@FarahFromKY) November 27, 2014
...the rest of my family, my health, my dogs.. And thank you to all those that congratulated Phil & myself! We so appreciate the kind words
— Farah Fath (@FarahFromKY) November 27, 2014
Sorry guys...I have some awful news: PG is off the market. Engaged to the smart, funny, talented, incredible & (secretly) sweet @FarahFromKY
— Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond) November 27, 2014
Is there a certain actor from a canceled soap you'd like to know more about? Leave us a comment below and we'll do our best to catch up with them and report back with their recent happenings. You can also search the actor's name on Soaps.com, as we may have already reported their updates in a previous column.
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- Amy Mistretta