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GL and ATWT Alum Tom Pelphrey Cast In Netflix’s MARVEL’s IRON FIST!

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From the moment daytime fans saw Tom Pelphrey on their screens as Jonathan Randall’s, Reva’s (Kim Zimmer) son on Guiding Light, they knew he had that “it” factor.  After winning two Daytime Emmys for his performance, and then moving over to As the World Turns to take on the role of Mick, Pelphrey left daytime to appear in motion pictures and primetime television and his sucesses have been mounting.   He recently starred in Cinemax’s Banshee.

Now comes word via Variety, perhaps of one of Pelphrey’s most exciting roles of all.   The talented actor has been cast in the highly-anticipated new Netflix series, Marvel’s Iron Fist.   Tom will be a series regular in the superhero series, where he will play the role of Ward Meachum.  Cast along with Pelphrey as his new on-screen sister is 90210’s Jessica Stroup who will play Joy Meachum.   David Wenham will play their father, Harold.

Pelphrey addresses his casting news on his Twitter page adding:  “So excited to be joining this team. Thanks for all of the support as always!!”

In story, Joy and Ward have spent their lives building Rand Enterprises to its current standing in the world, only to have all their work put in jeopardy when Danny returns to claim his birthright. They are childhood acquaintances of Danny Rand’s who now play an important role in Rand Enterprises.

Marvel’s Iron Fist follows Jones’ Danny Rand as he returns to New York City after being missing for years. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.  Finn Jones of Games of Thrones will play the title role in the series.

Will you be checking out Jonathan in Marvel’s Iron Fist?  Did you love him as GL’s Jonathan?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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

I miss GL…i miss many of my soaps!!!

JUDY K
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JUDY K

I DO TOO…I REALLY MISS G.L. AND ATWT AND SOME OF THE GREATEST SOAP STARS WE USED TO LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERY DAY…

Ricardo
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Ricardo

Me too Jim, I miss Reva the slut of Springfield. Lol.

Ricardo
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Ricardo

Also loved Blake, Reva, Joshua, Lillian and other people on the Guiding Light. Man I miss that soap so much.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

The first soap I got to miss was Texas which was a spinoff from Another World. That show had me glued to my screen every day and i got to meet some of the actors when they came to do guest appearances in my hometown of Plattsburgh, NY. Other soaps have joined the ranking like ATWT and it’s never a good feeling when we lose one of our families.

Scoma60
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Scoma60

Tom has received stellar reviews since joining Cinemax’s Banshee. It’s been a real star making role. I’m sure it helped get him noticed for this new role. So happy for him.

Mister Media
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Mister Media

Tom Pelphrey is one of my top 5 favorite actors in the entire history of daytime drama and one of the finest actors in any genre. I make it a practice to check him out in any role I can.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Who are the other four?

Mister Media
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Mister Media

Thanks for asking. They are: Michael Zaslow (Roger Thorpe, GL), Larry Bryggman (John Dixon, ATWT), Roger Howarth (Franco, GH, Todd OLTL et al), and Justin Deas (Buzz Cooper, GL et al). Pelphrey always reminded me of Zaslow in his ability to portray villainous actions while showing tremendous vulnerability. In fact, all 5 of these actors can claim that skill.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

An excellent list. I was a GL and ATWT fan as well. What about the ladies?

Mister Media
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Mister Media

Robin Strasser (Dorian, OLTL), Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda, ATWT), Beverly McKinsey (Alexandra, GL), Wendy Moniz (Dinah, GL) and Sarah Brown (Carly, GH). How about you, Mark? Any favorites?

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Another good list and I’d include them all. How about Victoria Wyndham AW, Ilene Kristen RH, Lisa Brown GL & ATWT, Mary Kay Adams GL & ATWT – could never look away when they were on screen.

Mister Media
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Mister Media

Great choices. Soaps can feature some of the best acting in ANY genre. It’s interesting that when many of the soaps were produced in NYC they attracted many Broadway actors. Regardless of the sometimes poor or outlandish writing on soaps, the best actors commit to the material and make it rich and entertaining.

mark
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mark

He was sooooo good on guiding light. I miss gl so much!!!!!!!!!!!

Mandy
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Mandy

He is so hot, rugged and masculine. I loved watching Tom on Guiding Light. He is a terrific actor and sexy too. Tom and Kim Zimmer really loved working together, great chemistry together. I hope Kim Zimmer comes back to Daytime.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Thanks for saying it, Mandy. There are lots of pretty faces and fit bodies on daytime but not many with old-fashioned charisma and sex appeal, plus ferocious talent to go with it. Tom Pelphrey has it. For me, Roger Howarth and Billy Miller also have it. But it seems to be a rare combination and when you see it, you KNOW IT!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Good for him didn’t know he was on Banshee I don’t watch anymore.. But I loved the way he sarcastically called Reva MA-MEEE..HEEHEE

Frank
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Frank

I will be watching, big fan of Tom and is a terrific actor.

Cheryl
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Cheryl

Good Luck!! You are a fantastic actor!! I loved you on GL & ATWT. I wish I had Netflix so I could watch your new adventure. Hope to see you on the big screen cos I will be there to watch & cheer you on!!

Adam
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Adam

This dude is sexy as hell lmao. Tom is a wonderful actor

blake
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blake

Well deserved, Tom is such an amazing actor. He killed it on Guiding Light and deserved those Emmy awards. I’m glad to see his talents recognized past daytime, glad to see him going far!

Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)
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Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)

He’s got the goods. Glad to see things working out for the actor.

clb
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clb

Tom brought new life to GL in its closing years. Great actor and soul. Deserved both emmys.

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Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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Michael Park Joins the Cast of HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner and former star of As the World Turns Michael Park (Ex-Jack Snyder), has been added to the cast of HBO’s upcoming time travel drama, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

According to Deadline, the series is adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

In it, Park will play the role of “Philip Abshire” – Clare’s father, who is said to be a high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.

The series also will star former General Hospital and Oscar winner, Jaimie Ray Newman (Ex-Kristina).  She won an Academy Award for her Live-Action Short, Skin.

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So, looking forward to seeing Michael and Jaimie in their new TV roles? Comment below.

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ATWT and OLTL Alum Mary Linda Rapelye Passes Away at 76

She got her soap start as Faith Kipling, the wife of the evil Dr. Ivan Kipling on One Life to Live (1979-1980) and later came to Oakdale and As the World Turns as lawyer, Maggie Crawford (1980-1985), and now comes sad news that actress Mary Linda Rapelye has died from a battle with cancer.

Mary Linda actually passed away last month on April 5th, and according to The Booth Bay Register she was surrounded by her her brother Gardiner Rapelye Jr. and dear friends Julianna and Will Anderson by her side.  She was 76 years old at the time of her death.

Mary Linda started a long career of acting when she was only 5.  After her part in an outdoor production at The Starlight Theater in her home town, Kansas City, Missouri, she climbed off the stage and sat in her father’s lap. This was to be the beginning of her work spanning nearly eight decades on stage, screen and television. She is best known for her roles in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and of course, OLTL and ATWT.  She also made a memorable appearance in the role of Irina Galliulin in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode “The Way to Eden”.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life is being planned this July for MaryLinda in Booth Bay.

Below is a tribute video featuring clips and moments from Rapelye’s career.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Mary Linda in the comment section.

 

 

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