B&B, Days, GH and Y&R Stars: Where are they now? Patrick Muldoon’s new Christmas movie and Paul Walker is honored by his daughter
A holiday movie.
Soaps.com has a new Christmas movie, baby news, a foundation to memorialize a soap alum, a miniseries, an interview to reflect on a longtime role and more surrounding former actors of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless.”
Adam Gregory announces wife’s pregnancy.
Adam Gregory, who played Thomas Forrester on “The Bold and the Beautiful” from 2010 to 2014, is going to be a dad – again! The actor took to Instagram to announce that his wife Sheridan is expecting their second child in June 2016. The couple welcomed a son, Kannon Gregory, in February 2013. Soaps.com wishes the family our very best!
Ashlyn Pearce in 5150.
Ashlyn Pearce left “The Bold and the Beautiful” when her character Aly Forrester was killed this past July. She played the daytime role since 2013 and is currently filming a new movie titled “5150.” The actress shared her script on Twitter and will play the role of Autumn. The story follows a mentally unstable woman bent on revenge who challenges three other women who happen to lack any sense of success. Michael Cory Davis (“B&B’s” Josh, 2000 to 2004) also stars.
So happy to announce that I have booked the lead in a new movie! More info coming soon! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/4NN9ekJ0AZ
— Ashlyn Pearce (@abpearce) December 8, 2015
Robin Riker in Saved by Grace.
Robin Riker played the matriarch of the Logan family, Beth Logan, on “The Bold and the Beautiful” from 2008 to 2010. The actress will be seen in the new film “Saved by Grace.” Starring Joey Lawrence (“Melissa & Joey”) as Rick, viewers will be taken on a journey as a retired cop grieves the loss of his family and finds himself facing a life changing decision. However, it’s the interactions with a stranger that forces him to re-examine the future. The film has been chosen as an official selection at the 13th Annual Oxford Film Festival, which will take place February 17 through 21, 2016 in Oxford, Mississippi. Look for Riker as Anne (Lawrence’s mother). She also appeared as Maureen Lockhart on “Days of our Lives” in 2000. Learn more about the film through the link in Riker’s tweet where she says, “A mother never gives up on her child.”
My red carpet moment for "Saved By Grace" a film I did with Joey Lawrence this past spring in Mississippi. :-)… http://t.co/FFHUuHNwKC
— Robin Riker (@Robin_Riker) October 19, 2015
Antonio Sabato Jr. and Matthew Atkinson film Murder in the First Person.
Though there’s not a lot to report as of yet, Soaps.com has come across a couple of soap alum sightings on the set of the same film, “Murder in the First Person.” The film just wrapped with Director Michael Feifer at the helm. Stay tuned for more details as they become available. Sabato Jr. is known in daytime for his roles as Jagger Cates on “General Hospital” (on and off throughout the ’90s) and “General Hospital: Night Shift” (2008) and as Dante Damiano on “The Bold and the Beautiful” (2005 to 2006). Atkinson recently appeared as Austin Travers on “The Young and the Restless” (2014 to 2015) as part of the Cabin Kids Murder Mystery storyline.
Joe Gallison reflects on his time on Days of our Lives.
Joe Gallison has had numerous daytime roles, having played Bill Matthews on “Another World” (1964), Tom Edwards on “One Life to Live” (1969) and Steven Cord on “Return to Peyton Place” (1972 to 1974). The actor is best known for his role as Dr. Neil Curtis on “Days of our Lives” (1981 to 1987) and recently sat down with WECT in Wilmington, where he resides, and spoke about how his “DOOL” role was only meant to run for six weeks but ended up lasting seventeen years with his last line being, “If you’ll excuse me, I have patients to see… lots of patients.”
Patrick Muldoon stars opposite Denise Richards in A Christmas Reunion.
“Days of our Lives” alum Patrick Muldoon (Austin Reed, on and off from 1992 to 2012) will be turning up in the ION holiday movie “A Christmas Reunion,” alongside Denise Richards (“Twisted,” “Vanity”). The story follows high school sweethearts Amy (Richards) and Jack (Muldoon) who return to their hometown twenty years after their breakup, having been named in Amy’s aunt’s will. When they learn Aunt Linda left them both her diner and estate, the estranged couple must adhere to several stipulations on the road to rediscovering their former selves. Please check your cable lineup for the ION Television network and tune in on Sunday December 13 at 9:00 PM.
Blake Berris and Eden Riegel team up in Living Room Coffin.
Blake Berris was last seen on “Days of our Lives” in May 2014 after his character Nick Fallon died as a result of gunshot wounds at the hands of Gabi Hernandez (Camila Banus). Not only will Fallon appear on Pretty Little Liars as Damian Hayes in February 2016, he’ll play Seth in the upcoming project “Living Room Coffin,” also starring Eden Riegel (“Y&R’s” Heather Stevens, “All My Children’s” Bianca Montgomery) as Polly. The dark comedy follows the delivery of an empty coffin and the quest a woman must go on in order to find out who sent it and why it was sent to her. Keep an eye out for the film’s 2016 release.
Sebastian Roché’s miniseries, The Young Pope.
Sebastian Roché (“General Hospital’s” Jerry Jacks, 2007 to 2013; “The Originals'” Mikael Mikaelson) will take part in the upcoming HBO miniseries “The Young Pope.” The actor will play Cardinal Michel Marivaux, with Jude Law and Diane Keaton in leading roles as Lenny Belardo and Sister Mary. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, the theme highlights the controversial story of Pius XIII’s pontificate and will consist of eight episodes, set to premiere in 2016. Roché also played Peter Rogers on “Loving” in 1992 and recently appeared on “NCIS: Los Angeles” as Lee Ashman in November.
Whatever happened to Aaron Sanders?
Fans have wondered what Aaron Sanders has been up to since leaving “General Hospital” as Morgan Corinthos (currently played by Bryan Craig) in 2011. Prior to his Port Charles role, Sanders first appeared in daytime in 1999 as a poor boy on “Passions” and went on to appear in such primetime shows as “CSI: Miami,” “Modern Family” and “Private Practice.” Most recently the actor played Neil in the March 2015 episode of “The Thundermans” titled “A Hero is Born” and as a teenage bakery worker in “Ray Donovan.”
The Paul Walker Foundation.
Meadow Walker, daughter of the late “Y&R” alum (Brandon Collins, 1992) Paul Walker, who died in a car accident on November 30, 2013, has started a foundation in her father’s name. With a mission simply to ‘do good’, the foundation will provide various grants and scholarships to students and researchers in the marine science field. Meadow launched the foundation on what would have been Walker’s 42nd birthday, September 12, 2015 and reflected on her dad via Instagram:
Reflecting on my father, I found myself reflecting on his passions. His passion for the ocean, his passion for rescuing animals, his passion for helping people and his passion for spontaneous goodwill. I wanted to start this foundation because I want to share that piece of him with the world. I want to share that part of him with others. I am tremendously proud to be launching The #PaulWalkerFoundation (@paulwalkerfdn) on his birthday. I can't think of a better way to celebrate my father. #DoGood
We caught up with some former actors of canceled soaps and learned “All My Children” alum (Bianca) Lacey Chabert is starring in A Christmas Melody, a few actors are heading to primetime and more!
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– Amy Mistretta