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GH Stars and More Share Reactions and Remembrances on the Death of John Reilly

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Once the heartbreaking news of the passing of soap opera vet, John Reilly (Ex-Sean, GH. Alistair, Passions, Dan, ATWT) hit social media, there has been an outpouring of love, grief and remembrances shared from former castmates and producers, all whom had nothing but praise for John the actor, and the man.

Below are just some that have been posted in the last several hours.

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Finola Hughes (Anna, GH) shared: “Darling #JohnReilly 1st day at GH a tall handsome man in a leather jacket sauntered towards me & welcomed me to the show, claimed me as a fellow ‘Irish’ & assured me he’d take care of me no matter what. A kind, true friend who loved his family above all else. There’s no room on Twitter to say how deeply one feels for a fellow actor & friend passing. I spent so many years in #JohnReilly ‘s company, suffice to say he was a huge influence on me and I am forever grateful for his kindness and love. My heart goes out to his family.”

Hughes later added,Such an outpouring of love for a wonderful man #JohnReilly In watching some of these clips the true essence of this kind, gifted, generous and fun loving soul really breaks through the screen. His comedic timing, his gravitas and his charisma are evident in every frame.”

Tristan Rogers (Robert, GH) expressed: “My good bud John Reilly is gone. I’ll never have the pleasure of enjoying a cocktail while just “shootin’ the shit” and listening to his comments on past times. RIP my friend, know your missed.”

Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH): Oh no! An incredibly talented and warm human I had the pleasure of working with as a young actor. All my love to Johns family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Jack Wagner (Ex -Frisco, GH): “Really sad to hear about the passing of John Reilly, such great memories of #GH days. #RIPJR prayers for his family’s healing”

Kristina Wagner (Felicia, GH): “A wardrobe polaroid from my collection. Sean Donnelly was Felicia’s father figure. He and Frisco protected the princess. Rest in peace John Reilly. YOU were a treasure. Sending love to his family.”

John J. York (Mac, GH):Such a good man, husband and father! Sooo many wonderful memories! God’s speed my friend”

Frank Valentini (EP, GH) :”The entire GH family mourns the passing of John Reilly #GH @GeneralHospital Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

Gregori J. Martin (The Bay), shared:  “Condolences to the loved ones of the great John Reilly (Mortimer), an enormous talent with the heart of gold. You touched the hearts of so many and we are grateful to have you as a small part of our family, who left a big mark. Forever missed & loved.”

Wendy Riche (Ex-EP, GH and now The Bay): “I am so sorry to hear of the passing of John Reilly . He was a gifted actor and truly wonderful man . I am grateful for our time together and send my condolences to his family and to the GH Family. Safe Journey John.”

McKenzie Westmore (Ex-Sheridan, Passions): “Heartbroken at the passing of my onscreen dad – John Reilly. May he Rest In Peace”

So what do you think of the sentiments shared by so many of John’s co-stars? Comment below.

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Soap Alums Tom Pelphrey, Justin Hartley & William Fichtner Receive 26th Annual Critics Choice Award TV Nominations

Nominations were unveiled on Monday for the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards in the field of Television.

Netflix Ozark and The Crown scored the most nominations with six each.   The award winners will be revealed along with the film categories (those nominations will be released on February 7th) on March 7th in a ceremony on the CW and will be hosted by Taye Diggs.

Some very familiar faces to daytime fans are in the running in some major categories.   First, Tom Pelphrey (Ex-Jonathan, GL, Mick, ATWT) who gave one of the most talked about performances of 2020 in Ozark was nominated along with Justin Hartley (Ex-Adam, Y&R, Ex-Passions, Ex-Revenge)  for his star-turn in This Is Us, for Best Supporting Actor in a a Drama Series.

Meanwhile on the comedy side, former As the World Turns actor, William Fichtner (Ex-Josh) scored for his work in the CBS’ Mom, in the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy series category.

This Is Us’, Sterling K. Brown also received a nomination in the Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work as Randall Pearson, and the series is also in the running for Best Drama Series.

Below are the full nominations in the running with Pelphrey, Hartley and Fichtner.  You can check out the complete nominations in all categories here.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul (AMC)
Justin Hartley – This Is Us (NBC)
John Lithgow – Perry Mason (HBO)
Tobias Menzies – The Crown (Netflix)
Tom Pelphrey – Ozark (Netflix)
Michael K. Williams – Lovecraft Country (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

William Fichtner – Mom (CBS)
Harvey Guillén – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Alex Newell – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)
Mark Proksch – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Andrew Rannells – Black Monday (Showtime) 

So will you be rooting for Tom or Justin to take hone the Critics Choice Award in the Supporting Actor Drama category? Let us know via the comment section below.

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Justin Hartley To Star in New Series In The Works; TV Adaptation of ‘The Never Game’

This is Us and former Y&R star, Justin Hartley (Kevin Pearson) is making some big next career moves.

Justin, along with This is Us director/executive producer Ken Olin, are teaming up on a new TV project.

The duo have optioned the rights to Jeffrey Deaver’s 2019 thriller novel, The Never Game and are turning into a TV series

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‘Dynasty’, ‘Santa Barbara’ and ‘Three’s Company’ Star, Peter Mark Richman, Has Passed Away

Noted character actor, Peter Mark Richman had died at the age of 93 as revealed by his publicist, Harlan Boll.

Richman died this morning at 10:00am on January 14, 2021 in Woodland Hills, California of natural Causes. ,

Peter was a pharmacist turned actor, who appeared in such films as “Black Orchid,” “The Strange One,” “Naked Gun 2 ” and “Friday the 13th Part 8.”

He also starred as Nick Cain in his own NBC series, “Cain’s Hundred,” and in over 500 TV guest star appearances on such shows as “The Twilight Zone,” “The Outer Limits,” “Murder She Wrote,” “Fantasy Island,” and “Star Trek the Next Generation.”

Richman had recurring roles on “Three’s Company” (as the Reverend Snow) and “Beverly Hills 90210” as well as co-starring roles on series such as ABC’s “Dynasty” as attorney Andrew Laird.   he also played CC Capwell for a time on Santa Barbara in 1984.

Mr. Richman is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen Richman; five children, Howard Richman and his wife, Cherie, Kelly Lester and her husband, Loren, Lucas Richman and his wife, Debbie, Orien Richman and his wife, Alevé, and Roger Richman; as well as six grandchildren, Jenny, Lily, Max, Julia, Oliver and Danica.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, funeral services will be held privately and at the convenience of Mr. Richman’s family. Memorial contributions in honor of Mr. Richman can be made to the Motion Picture Television Fund (MPTF).

Share your remembrances and condolences on the passing of Peter Mark Richman via the comment section below.

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