Soap Opera Actors: Where are they now?
Back in a new role.
This week Soaps.com is reporting primetime, web series and film roles, baby news, as well as a new career path for one former daytime actress. Read more surrounding the actors of canceled soap operas “All My Children,” “As the World Turns,” “Guiding Light,” “One Life to Live,” “Port Charles,” “The Doctors,” and “The Edge of Night.”
Aiden Turner welcomes new baby boy.
Aiden Turner, who played Aidan Devane on “All My Children” from 2003 to 2009, took to Twitter to share a photo of his new baby boy Tristan with girlfriend Jessica Miller. This is the couple’s first child together, who became the little brother to the actor’s daughter Ciella from a previous marriage. Soaps.com wishes the family our very best!
— Aiden Turner (@aidenturner) October 3, 2015
Elizabeth Hubbard signs on as new character on Anacostia.
Veteran soap actress Elizabeth Hubbard, best known for playing Lucinda Walsh on “As the World Turns” from 1984 to 2010, will be joining her former castmate and on-screen Oakdale daughter (ex-Lily Walsh Snyder) Martha Byrne in the web series “Anacostia.” Fans can expect to see her in the new role of Eva Montgomery when the series, which surrounds social issues, love, secrets and lies, returns this fall. Hubbard has quite the daytime resume, having had roles on “Guiding Light” (ex-Anne Benedict Fletcher, 1962), “The Edge of Night” (ex-Carol Kramer, 1963), “One Life to Live” (ex-Estelle Chadwick, 1983 to 1984) and “The Doctors” (ex-Dr. Althea Davis, 1967 to 1982).
— Martha Byrne (@MarthaByrne10) September 20, 2015
Scott Porter lands role in Cinemax’s Outcast.
Scott Porter’s first big acting role was playing Casey Hughes on “As the World Turns” in 2006. From there he appeared in primetime and film, most notably as Jason Street in “Friday Night Lights” from 2006 to 2010, Blake Calamar on “The Good Wife” from 2010 to 2011 and George Tucker on “Hart of Dixie” from 2011 to 2015. The actor’s next venture will be taking on a series regular role in Cinemax’s upcoming original drama “Outcast.” Porter will play a former jock named Donnie Hamel who returns to his hometown in Rome, West Virginia. Created by Robert Kirkman (“The Walking Dead”), the show will surround a man whose longtime possession takes him on a journey for answers. When he uncovers what he’s looking for things get more complicated, which could result in the end of life on Earth. Look for the ten-episode series to premiere sometime in 2016. The actor recently shared a photo of him and his son, whom he shares with wife Kelsey Mayfield.
— Scott Porter (@ScottPorter) September 19, 2015
Emily Swallow takes seduction to a whole new level in Supernatural role.
Emily Swallow (“Guiding Light’s” ex-Regina, 2006) is heading to the CW series “Supernatural.” Look for her character Amara as a strong, go-getter – one who will do whatever she has to in order to get ahead. The series returns with season eleven tonight at 9:00 PM and will pick up where the finale left off, as Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) take on the newly unleashed Darkness. Swallow will first appear on Wednesday October 21 and is also known for her roles as Kim Fischer on “The Mentalist” and Dina Clarke on “Southland.”
— Supernatural (@cw_spn) September 9, 2015
Tom Degnan lands Limitless role.
Tom Degnan has appeared in many primetime roles since playing Adam Munson on “As the World Turns” (2009) and Joey Buchanan on “One Life to Live” (2010 to 2012). Fans can now see him in a major recurring role on CBS’ new sci-fi series “Limitless.” The actor plays Agent Ike, as the storylines carry on after the events of the 2011 film surrounding Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), a man whose IQ goes through the roof, due to the power of a drug called NZT-48, and therefore allows him to remember every detail of everything he’s ever done. Tune in Tuesdays at 10:00 PM. Degnan also continues to perform in the band Reserved for Rondee with Billy Magnussen (“As the World Turns'” ex-Casey Hughes, 2008 to 2010).
— Michael James Shaw (@MJShawNuff) August 28, 2015
BethAnn Bonner welcomes twins.
Back in July Soaps.com reported that “All My Children” (ex-Kat, 2009), “Guiding Light” (ex-Natasha, 2009) and “One Life to Live” (ex-Talia Sahid, 2006 to 2009) alum BethAnn Bonner was expecting twins. We are happy to report that on Tuesday September 22 the actress and her wife Maria Fuenmayor became the proud parents of twins Ruby Colette and Simon Lucas. Congrats to the new little family!
On September 22nd, God helped us bring Ruby Colette & Simon Lucas n2 this beautiful world! We are SO HAPPY! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Z1luYVpA1W
— BethAnn (@BethAnntastic) October 1, 2015
John Brotherton tapped for Precious Cargo.
Former “One Life to Live” actor John Brotherton (ex-Jared Bank, 2007 to 2010) can currently be seen in the latest “Fast & Furious” film “Furious 7” and has been tapped to play Nicholas in the upcoming film “Precious Cargo.” The star-studded cast includes Bruce Wills, Mark Paul Gosselaar and Claire Forlani and follows a crime boss who thrives on stealing what’s already been stolen by another thief. Look for Brotherton’s character to turn to the darkside – an ex-military man, stuck in an unhappy marriage who teams up with con artists to commit a grand robbery.
On a side note… Congrats are in order! Brotherton’s wife Alison Raimondi Brotherton, who played a young mother on “One Life to Live” and a desk clerk on “Days of our Lives,” recently became a licensed real estate agent with Keller Williams in Los Angeles, California.
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– Amy Mistretta