Soap Opera Actors: Where are they now? David and Melissa Fumero’s baby news and Kim Zimmer back onstage
Baby makes three!
This week’s Soaps.com column includes a Hallmark special presentation and premiere, baby news, a passing and more surrounding former “All My Children,” “Another World,” “As the World Turns,” “Guiding Light,” “One Life to Live,” “Santa Barbara” and “The Doctors” actors.
Michael B. Jordan stars in The Thomas Crown Affair.
Michael B. Jordan debuted in daytime in 2003 at sixteen years old on “All My Children” as Reggie Montgomery, a role he held until 2006. Since then he’s appeared in primetime, with regular roles on “The Wire,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” and played the lead in the highly anticipated 2015 “Rocky” spin-off “Creed” as Adonis Johnson. Next for the actor will be another starring role in “The Thomas Crown Affair,” a reboot to the 1968 (starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway) and 1999 (Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo) films. The story follows a man who puts together a 2.66 million Boston bank robbery without ever meeting with the four thieves recruited for the heist. Stay tuned for further details, as the project is currently in development. Watch the video interview with Jordan on what it took to became Adonis Johnson, Apollo Creed’s son, in “Creed.”
Becoming Adonis! https://t.co/rUaM18UtQJ
— Michael B Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) November 24, 2015
Carrie Genzel in Hallmark’s Hearts of Spring.
Carrie Genzel is best known in daytime for her role as Skye Chandler on “All My Children” from 1996 to 1997. She’s had an amazing career with many made for television movies to her credit and will next be seen in the Hallmark original “Hearts of Spring.” The movie stars Lisa Whelchel (“The Facts of Life”), a flower shop owner/parenting blogger named Carly Ashby who finds some of her readers don’t agree with her beliefs, including Dr. Andy Sommers (Michael Shanks, “Saving Hope”). Look for Genzel to appear as Carly’s rival who also has eyes for the sexy pediatrician. Tune in to the Hallmark Channel on Saturday April 9 at 9:00 PM for its premiere. Genzel also appeared on “The Bold and the Beautiful” as a nurse in 1995 and on “Days of our Lives” as Ali McIntyre from 1997 to 1998.
Kathy Bates in Hallmark Hall of Fame’s Hear my Song.
Former soap actress Kathy Bates will star opposite Dustin Hoffman (“Meet the Fockers”) in Hallmark Hall of Fame’s presentation “Hear my Song” on the CBS Television Network. The inspirational, music-filled movie follows “a neglected 12-year-old boy, Stet (Garrett Wareing), whose devilish behavior obscures his angelic singing voice until he enters a boy choir boarding school where the demanding choir master (Hoffman) drives him to achieve beyond his wildest dreams.” Look for Bates as the school’s feisty headmistress and tune in to CBS on Saturday April 16 at 8:00 PM. Bates first appeared in daytime as Phyllis on “The Doctors” in 1977 and went on to play Belle Bodelle on “All My Children” in 1984 and Evelyn Maddox on “One Life to Live” that same year and will always be remembered for her role as Annie Wilkes in the 1990 thriller “Misery.”
James Noble passes away at 94.
James Noble, most recognized for his role as Governor Eugene Gatling on “Benson” from 1979 to 1986, passed away at 94 following a stroke. The actor debuted in daytime on “As the World Turns” in 1962 as Don Hughes and went on to have roles on “The Edge of Night” as Vic Price (1964), “The Doctors” as Dr. Bill Winters (1967 to 1968), “One life to Live” as Dr. Morris (1976) and “Another World” as Reverend Harris (1977) and had numerous film and primetime guest roles. Soaps.com sends his daughter Jessica, his family and friends our condolences.
General Hospital alum update! Natalia Livingston is engaged
Kim Zimmer back onstage in Old Love New Love.
“Guiding Light” fan favorite Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis, 1983 to 2009) is heading back to the stage in the Laura Brienza production “Old Love New Love.” The audience will be taken on a funny and moving journey, honoring loved ones and dealing with the challenges of those with Alzheimer’s. Performances will run from Thursday April 7 through Sunday May 8 at Luna Stage at 555 Valley Road in West Orange, New Jersey. Tickets can be reserved through the link. Zimmer also played Nola Dancy Aldrich on “The Doctors” (1979 to 1982), Jodie Walker on “Santa Barbara” (1992 to 1993) and Echo DiSavoy on “One Life to Live” (2010 to 2011). Did you know? Zimmer’s son Jake Weary will play Deran Cody on Animal Kingdom and also appeared as Luke Snyder on “As the World Turns” in 2005.
David and Melissa Fumero welcome baby boy.
Former “One Life to Live” alums David (Cristian Vega) and Melissa (Adriana Cramer) Fumero welcomed a baby boy, Enzo, at 1:30 PM on Thursday March 24. Their new bundle of joy weighed 7lb. 15oz. and was 19.5 inches long. Fumero announced the pregnancy and shared a photo of her baby bump and revealed to People that little Enzo was born with “a lot of dark hair.” The birth of their first child wasn’t all the Fumeros had to celebrate that day… Melissa’s hit primetime series, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” was renewed for a fourth season by FOX. Soaps.com sends the Fumero family our best!
— Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) March 27, 2016
Trevor St. John interview.
Back in March 2015, Soaps.com announced that “One Life to Live” alum (Todd Manning/Victor Lord, ) Trevor St. John will star in Containment, previously titled “Cordon.” The CW series premieres on Tuesday April 19 and surrounds an Atlanta epidemic that leaves the city quarantined and its residents fighting for their lives. Watch the interview where St. John talks about playing an investigative journalist and get your first look at his character, Leo, in action.
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– Amy Mistretta