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Former Soap Vet Barry Jenner Dies At Age 75

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Longtime soap vet Barry Jenner passed away on Monday at the age of 75 from of acute myeloid leukemia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his wife, actress Suzanne Hunt revealed to The Hollywoood Reporter.

Jenner started his career on NBC’s Somerset as Tony Cooper and Another World as Evan Webster in the 70’s.  In primetime soaps, he played Dr. Jerry Kenderson, who had an on-again, off-again love affair with Linda Gray’s Sue-Ellen Ewing, over three seasons of CBS’ Dallas.  Barry also played the former husband of Donna Mills’ Abby  named jeff Cunningham for several episodes of Knots Landing back in 1981.  He also appeared on Days of our Lives.

Jenner was well-known for his primetime roles on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Starfleet Admiral William Ross, and as Lieutenant Murtaugh for 18 episodes on the sitcom Family Matters, and appeared in countless primetime dramas and comedies over his career.

So, do you remember Barry for his roles on Another World, Somerset, Knots Landing or Dallas?  Share your condolences in the comment section below.

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Lew S.
Lew S.

I loved to hate him as Tony Cooper on Somerset.

Erick
Erick

Didn’t know he was on soaps, I knew him from Star Trek DS9. He played the only friendly Admiral the franchise ever had!

Rockefeller
Rockefeller

RIP
Just watching these now. Sad.

Roger M. Sands
Roger M. Sands

Barry was not only a fine actor but an outstanding gentleman and public servant. Aside from his busy schedule in his acting roles he spent 21 years as a Los Angeles Police Reserve Officer. I had the good fortune to work with Barry on many police details. He treated people with respect and sincere kindness. Barry was not only a fine actor but an outstanding gentleman and public servant. Aside from his busy schedule in his acting roles he spent 21 years as a Los Angeles Police Reserve Officer. I had the good fortune to work with Barry on many police details. He treated people with respect and sincere kindness. My loss revolves around a fine actor, gentleman, police officer and a friend. Rest in peace my friend.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I remember him…one of my favorite Another World villains…as Evan Webster he had an affair with Olive Randolph and he plotted against Gwen Frame and tried to kill John Randolph but that backfired and Evan was killed instead!!! He was married to Susan Harney who played Alice no.2 on Another World after Jackie Courtney was fired…didnt he also play a cop on Family Matters or some other comedy….also, i remember him on those other serials as well…another sad passing of another soap great!!!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

oops…overlooked it-‘Did i do that!’-lol…i see it says Family Matters

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

I remember him from Another World. Evan’s introduction made him look like Mr. Clean but viewers soon found out he was rotten to the core. Mr. Jenner played him to perfection. (Oh, for the good old days with quality writing and stellar acting!)

Thanks for confirming my recollection; I thought he had been married to Susan Harney (who was underrated as Alice, I always thought).

Sad to read of Mr. Jenner’s passing; he was a good bit older than I thought.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Susan Harney was the best Alice recast….she even looked like Jackie Courtney…she did a fine job!!!…Evan Webster and Sven Petersen(Roberts Blossoms) were AWs greatest villains along with the late great Beverly Mckensie as Iris and Christine Jones as Janice Frame!!!…the 70s were the best soap decade for quality writing and stellar acting on AW and many other soaps!!!

dmr
dmr

I remember Mr. Jenner as Jeff Cunningham on Knots Landing. Oh, how I loved, loved, loved Knots Landing!

mark
mark

Me too!!! I wish they would release more DVDs too!!

Sedrick Gilbert
Sedrick Gilbert

Remember him from Dallas and his numerous appearances on the $25,000 Pyramid.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Another beloved celebrity has passed away. Very sad. Rest In Peace, Barry Jenner. You will be truly missed.

Amen.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I wasn’t familiar with this actor’s work (although he looks familiar) but he had quite an impressive background and must have been a very respected actor. RIP.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

I remembered him as Jeff on KL—it was so good when Abby turned the tables on him and took her children back after he took off with them.

CLH
CLH

I watched Dallas and Knots Landing, but don’t remember him.

Penny
Penny

I do…RIP Barry.

Mark Y
Mark Y

Thanks for sharing that

Charday
Charday

I remember him on DALLAS. RIP.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Was he any relation to Olympian Bruce Jenner?

Jane
Jane

wow….rip.

Rodd
Rodd

I remember him well. So young to go. Condolences to his wife and family.

Helen
Helen

I remember him from Somerset and Another World (which gives a clue as to my age) ~ always enjoyed him.

RICKIE
RICKIE

I remember him as Tony Cooper on “Somerset,” replacing Ernest Thompson. He and Fawne Harriman (Ginger Kurtz Cooper) made a lovely couple. Then, his marriage almost broke up over his affair with Victoria Paisley (Veleka Gray). I was a devoted fan of “Somerset” and regretted they cancelled it to make room for Harding Lemay’s AWFUL “Lovers and Friends.” (Although Tony, Ginger, and Joey Cooper were written off before the end of the series.)

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‘Dallas’ star Ken Kercheval Dead At Age 83

Sad news to report for fans of the iconic primetime soap, Dallas.  Ken Kercheval, who played the thorn in J.R. Ewing’s (Larry Hagman) side, Cliff Barnes, has passed away.   The actor was 83 and died at his home in Indiana on Sunday.   The cause of death is under wraps.  He had been previously open about being a lung cancer survivor after years of smoking.

Kercheval was on Dallas for its entire run on CBS from 1978 to 1991, and returned to the TNT reboot from 2012 to 2014 to reprise his signature role.

On Dallas, Cliff Barnes was always the perennial loser when he went toe to toe with ruthless J.R, but in the final season, Cliff beats J.R at his own game and takes over Ewing Oil.  Cliff was also hopelessly in love with Sue Ellen Ewing (Linda Gray) and was the brother to Pam Barnes, played by Victoria Principal.

As for Ken’s first big acting breaks, that came on daytime soap operas when early in his career he appeared on Search for Tomorrow and How to Survive a Marriage.

Later, he appeared on episodic dramas such as Starsky & Hutch, and Crossing Jordan.  His final role was in a movie, 2019’s Surviving in L.A. said to be a comedy/drama in which he plays the business manager of a former teen sitcom star who trashed her life through drug abuse and is fresh out of rehab.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ken Kercheval in the comment section below.   But first, watch him as Cliff Barnes in this scene from TNT’s Dallas when he sees J.R. for the first time in years!

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Ingo Rademacher Returns As GH’s Jax Beginning In May

Things will get more interesting in the lives of Josslyn (Eden McCoy), Carly (Laura Wright), Sonny (Maurice Benard) and many others on the GH canvas with the arrival back in Port Charles of Jasper Jacks.  That’s because as previously announced, Ingo Rademacher is headed back to the ABC daytime drama series to reprise his signature role.

Circle May 7th for when you will see Jax back in action.  According to EW.com. “He’s back to see his daughter Josslyn and ex-wife Carly”   Jax will also share scenes with Steve Burton (Jason) and of course Maurice Benard (Sonny).

Looks like Jax may be back to help out Josslyn in her time of need as her boyfriend Oscar’s (Garren Stitt) final days seem to be drawing near, or does something else also bring his attention back to Port Charles?

It’s been a bit since Ingo played Jax on GH having last appeared on the soap in April of 2017.  Ingo eventually landed the role as the recast Thorne Forrester on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful, a part he played till December of 2018.

Back in March, the actor originally from down under shared on his Instagram account: “Won’t be long now.  Just had my fitting. All new look for Jax. Start shooting next week. No air date yet. Stay tuned. Can’t wait!”

So, excited for some Jax on GH? What do you think will bring him back? What do you think will keep him in town? Comment below.

 

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Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood Back As Hosts Of The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Announced today on the CBS Daytime program,  The Talk, Extra host Mario Lopez, and The Talk’s very own Sheryl Underwood will once again be the hosts for the upcoming 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to take place on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Burbank, California.

“I am thrilled to have one of the most entertaining combinations in daytime television hosting our grand gala at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium,” said David Michaels, SVP, Daytime, (NATAS). “With their combined wit and charm, plus America’s favorite Arbiter, Judge Judy, receiving this year’s lifetime achievement award as well as the best of Daytime nominated in all genres and a stellar list of presenters yet to be announced, it promises to be a memorable night for the daytime community.”

“The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is happy to announce that two of daytime television’s brightest stars, Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood, will lead the magnificent celebration planned for this year’s 46th Daytime Emmy Awards,” said Adam Sharp, President, NATAS.

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In addition, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, announced that David Osmond will host the Creative Arts Celebration on Friday, May 3rd, and that Daytime Emmy-winner Carolyn Hennessy (GH, True Blood and Revenge) will be returning as host of the Daytime Emmy Awards LIVE STREAM from the Red Carpet and Backstage Post Show interviews with the winners on May 5th.  Fans can tune in and ask their own questions via Twitter at twitter.com/DaytimeEmmys and Facebook at www.facebook.com/DaytimeEmmyAwards or follow on Twitter/Instagram @DaytimeEmmys

In addition, as to where to watch the The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on May 5th, NATAS is can be watched LIVE via the following outlets:

On The Web: emmyonline.tv

On Facebook: facebook.com/TheEmmys  and facebook.com/DaytimeEmmyAwards

On Twitter: @TheEmmys and @DaytimeEmmys

On YouTube: youtube.com/TheEmmys, as well as on the KNEKT TV network (www.KNEKT.tv) on Apple TV, Roku, iOS and Android.

So, what do you think of Mario and Sheryl getting the hosting duties once again for this year’s Emmy ceremony? Comment below.

 

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