Soaps.com’s Comings And Goings
Arrivals and departures.
May’s soap opera casting news included new casting calls, some appearances and returns, and quite a few exits.
The Bold and the Beautiful:
In May, “B&B” began hunting for a tall actor with a great body to play Thomas Forrester, and also sought to fill the role of Jimmy with an African-American ‘name’ actor in the 55 – 60 year age range. Other casting calls included a 16 – 19 year old multilingual actress to play a beautiful introvert, and an African-American male in the 18 – 20 year age range to fill the role of a sexy, well-educated leading man. Scott Turner Schofield debuted as Maya’s friend Nick, Todd McKee dropped in as Jake, and Ron Masak played the Forrester Creations caretaker. News broke that Schae Harrison would be back as the late Darla, and also that Rome Flynn had been cast as Zende Forrester Dominguez. Read more on that character and find out his first airdate through The Bold and the Beautiful Comings and Goings.
Days of our Lives:
New Salem casting calls in May included one for a beautiful brunette age 16 – 17 to play Danielle, another for a 16 – 17 year old actor to fill the role of Mason, and also a beautiful blonde to play Shawn and Belle’s now 15 year old daughter, Claire. James Lastovic won the role of Joey Johnson, but no first airdate has been given, and fitness model TJ Hoban and Alexander Bruszt began taping this month at “DOOL.” Jason Cook, Alison Sweeney and Camila Banus were added to the growing list of names returning for the 50th anniversary. Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes returned as Doug and Julie in May, and Patsy Pease was back as Kimberley. Rayna Tharani returned as Navidad, Jonathan Fraser played Carson, Betsy Baker was a diner waitress, Sevy Di Cione played Alessio – Chief Carabiniere, Shon Lange appeared as an agent, and Rafael Petardi was the Italian detective, Giuseppe. News broke that soap vet A Martinez landed a role on “Days” as well. See more on that through Days of our Lives Comings and Goings.
Alicia Lee Willis returned to Port Charles on May 4 and 5 as Courtney's ghost, Ilene Kristen returned as Delia, and news came that Donna Mills would be back soon as Madeline. There were numerous departures, including, Rebecca Budig as Hayden, Jeffrey Vincent Parise as Carlos, Ian Buchanan as Duke, Emily Wilson as Ellie, Bradford Anderson as Spinelli, and Wally Kurth as Ned. It was announced that Sean Blakemore had taped his last scenes as Shawn Butler as well. Anthony Geary will be leaving "General Hospital" for good as Luke, and Genie Francis will return as Laura as part of his exit story. Robert Palmer Watkins was cast as the new Dillon Quartermaine. Find out when he debuts through General Hospital Comings and Goings.
The Young and the Restless:
A casting call went out for an international FBI agent in his late 30s to early 40s with leading man qualities to come to Genoa City. Also in May, Frank Runyeon appeared as Angel, Lindsey McKeon played Felicity, Max Ehrich returned as Fen, Abraham Amkpa played an agent, Noel Arthur was the island cop, Christopher May played Walt, Amy Stewart debuted as Dr. Weston, and Philip Anthony-Rodriguez appeared as the captain of the cargo ship. Cady McClain exited as Kelly and news broke that Jessica Collins will also be leaving as Avery. Read about her exit through The Young and the Restless Comings and Goings.
- Candace Young