It’s Father Time: Meet Your Favorite Soap Stars’ Dads
Fathers share special moments with their soap star sons and daughters.
Not too long ago we brought our readers a gallery filled with photos of soap opera stars and their beautiful moms, and now we are back to share the other side of the family coin — pictures of The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, Passions, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless actors with their handsome dads.
Fans have likely seen a few of them include their fathers in past and present social media posts — like Bold & Beautiful actress Rena Sofer (Quinn) who shared a heartfelt message last year regarding just how much she misses her father, “I miss you every single day. You were my only and my everything while growing up and as an adult, I never felt alone knowing you were always there for me. I love you Daddy. Always.”
Adding to tributes, Days of Our Lives vet Lauren Koslow (Kate) paid homage to her father as well with a quote from American poet Maya Angelou followed by the words, “I love you Dad…Rest In Peace.”
Incidentally, former General Hospital and The Young and the Restless actor Scott Reeves also posted a tribute to his father Joe, who passed away in late January, and reflected, “It was my first time experiencing saying goodbye, well, goodbye for now, to someone in my immediate family. I can now appreciate the pain that friends of mine have already experienced and my prayers are with you.
General Hospital actor Maurice Bernard (Sonny) commented on all of the appearances he’s done with his father and expressed, “I have so much joy, doing appearances with my dad. He is what you call a true comedian. Everything out of his mouth is funny. Love You.”
Speaking of humor… The Young and the Restless fave Greg Rikaart (Kevin) joked over an old photo of him and his father and stated, “Way to embrace the 80’s pastels. I love you.” Who doesn’t love — and miss — 80’s pastels?!
Be sure to look through our photo gallery below featuring 23 soap actors out and about with their fathers at various functions — some are soap related, other photos were taken at intimate family events.
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<p><em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em>’s Annika Noelle (Hope) brought her father out for a night on the town. Here they are at the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 2018. </p>
<p>Camryn Grimes’ (Mariah/ex-Cassie) dad joined her for a big celebration on the set of <em>The Young and the Restless</em>. He, along with her family, helped the CBS soap fave <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-young-and-the-restless/news/625929/young-restless-camryn-grimes-anniversary-debut-cassie-mariah/" target="_blank">commemorate her 25 years in daytime</a>.</p>
<p><em>Bold & Beautiful</em> and <em>Young & Restless</em> alum Kelly Kruger (ex-Eva; ex-Mac) took some time away from the girls <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-bold-and-the-beautiful/news/539079/darin-brooks-and-kelly-kruger-expecting-first-child/" target="_blank">during her baby shower</a> to pose with her dad. The special celebration surrounding her and husband Darin Brooks’ (<em>B&B’s</em> Wyatt) first child was held at a private residence in July 2019.</p>
<p><em>The Young and the Restless’</em> Sharon Case (Sharon) took her dad along on a soapy adventure. The two attended the CBS soap opera’s, Fan Club event in June 2019 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel in California.</p>
<p>Jeffrey Vincent Parise’s (ex-Carlos) dad was able to get some camera time with his son during a fan event in 2015. As part of the <em>General Hospital</em> Fan Club Weekend, Parise had some one on one time with his followers at Conrad’s Restaurant in Glendale.</p>
<p><em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> has won numerous <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-bold-and-the-beautiful/news/542834/bold-and-beautiful-stars-monaco-59th-annual-golden-nymph-awards/" target="_blank">Golden Nymph Awards</a> for Outstanding Telenovela/Soap Opera at the Annual Monte Carlo TV Festival. Alum Kim Matula (ex-Hope) had her dad in attendance for the 52nd closing ceremony in June 2014 in Monaco.</p>
<p>Molly Burnett (ex-Melanie) had her dad on hand at the <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/days-of-our-lives/news/21127/day-of-days-2011-video-interviews/" target="_blank">2011 Day of Days event</a> — where <em>Days of Our Lives</em> fans get to meet their favorite stars. The daughter/father stopped to capture the moment at the Samba Brazilian Steakhouse in Universal City.</p>
<p>Former <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> actor Texas Battle (ex-Marcus) took his dad to daytime’s biggest event — the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Both stopped for the cameras on the red carpet at the Las Vegas Hilton in June 2011.</p>
<p><em>The Young and the Restless’</em> Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and her dad went out for a night of laughs. Here’s a sweet photo of them back in February 2011 at ACME Comedy Club Theatre’s Hollywood Dream Roll and Scandal.</p>
<p><em>Young & Restless’</em> John Driscoll (ex-Chance) brought his dad to a private pool party hosted by fellow alum Darius McCrary (ex-Malcolm). This all went down at the Artisan Hotel in Las Vegas during the weekend of the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in June 2010.</p>
<p>Batter up! <em>Young & Restless’</em> Kate Linder (Esther) took her dad out to the ballgame in July 2009 at Dodger Stadium during an all-star game. </p>
<p>Before he gained a fan base on NBC’s <em>Days of Our Lives</em> playing Stefano/Jake, Brandon Barash already had one from his <em>General Hospital</em> days as Johnny Zacchara. Here’s a shot taken with his dad during Barash’s separate fan event during the ABC soap’s <em>General Hospital</em> Fan Club Weekend in July 2009 at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys.</p>
<p><em>General Hospital</em> alum Natalia Livingston (ex-Emily) went out on the town with her dad in April 2008. He accompanied his daughter to a fan event at PF Changs in the Marriott Courtyard in Chicago, Illinois.</p>
<p><em>Bold & Beautiful</em>’s Winsor Harmon (ex-Thorne) took a trip back in time in January 2008 to visit his childhood home in New Orleans. With his dad by his side, Harmon shared the memory with fellow <em>B&B</em> castmate and travel companion Dan McVicar (ex-Clarke) while in the French Quarter.</p>
<p>Talk about a blast from the past! Here’s a photo of Heidi Mueller (Kay) and her dad taken on the set of <em>Passions</em> at the Radford Studios in September 2007.</p>
<p><em>The Young and the Restless’ </em>Eva La Rue (Celeste) and her dad said goodbye to summer together in August 2006. They attended <em>Feedback</em> magazine’s Last Party of the Summer event at Colors on Bedford — An American Bistro in Beverly Hills.</p>
<p><em>Days of Our Lives</em> alum Jason Cook (ex-Shawn) took his dad to the screening of his 2006 film <em>Social Security Guard</em> at the Raleigh Studios in the Charlie Chaplin Theatre in Los Angeles. Not only did Cook pen the film, he directed it too. Talk about Mr. Cook being a proud papa!</p>
<p>Remember SOAPnet? <em>Days of Our Lives’</em> Kristian Alfonso (Hope) and her father Gino attended the channel’s Annual Daytime Emmy Nominee Party at The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood in 2006.</p>
<p><em>Young & Restless</em> fan fave Michael Graziadei (ex-Daniel) went to a yard sale like no other — with his pop! The two were in attendance for <em>W</em> magazine and Clothes Off Our Back’s Hollywood Yard Sale benefit in Los Angeles in September 2005.</p>
<p>A very sweet moment was captured for <em>Passions</em> star McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan) — on her wedding day in May 2005. The actress’ dad Michael is shown with the bride, who married Keith ‘Seven’ Volpone at the Porter Valley Ranch Country Club in California. Volpone’s band, Seven and the Sun, was on set at the NBC soap filming its summer theme song when they met. The couple divorced in 2011 and <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/soaps/news/45532/soap-opera-actors-where-are-they-now-kelli-giddish-gave-birth-victor-garber-got-married-as-did-leven-rambin-and-mckenzie-westmore-2/" target="_blank">Westmore has been married to Patrick Tatopoulos</a> since 2015.</p>
<p><em>The Young and the Restless’</em> Christian LeBlanc (Michael) took his dad Andre to the 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in May 2005. The father/son duo is pictured on the red carpet outside the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.</p>
<p>Former <em>Young & Restless</em> actor David Lago’s (Raul) dad joined his son for a CBS soap event. The two stopped for a family photo at the number one daytime drama’s Cocktail Party at The Sony Club in New York City in May 2004.</p>
<p><em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em>’s Drew Tyler Bell (ex-Thomas) had a lot to celebrate in 2004 — and so did his dad. Though his birthday was in late January, many gathered in early February at the Lucky Strike Bowling Alley in Hollywood for his 18th birthday bash.</p>
<p><em>One Life to Live</em>’s Bree Williamson (Jessica) is seen with her dad Ted at the 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The event took place at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City in May 2003.</p>
<p>This is a photo to be cherished by the CBS daytime family. <em>Young & Restless’</em> Lauralee Bell (Christine) is with her father, the late William J. Bell (creator of <em>Another World, Bold & Beautiful</em> and <em>Young & Restless</em>), at his 75th birthday party at the CBS Studios in March 2002. Take a <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-young-and-the-restless/news/564039/tour-soap-creators-lee-phillip-bell-william-j-bell-malibu-estate/" target="_blank">look inside his Malibu estate</a>, which went on the market in April 2020. </p>
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