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James Rebhorn Dead At 65! Remembered By Soap Fans For Roles On GL, ATWT, and More!

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Sad news hitting the Internet this morning has that veteran character actor James Rebhorn passed away at age 65 on Friday.  Rebhorn, one of the great character actors of film, stage and television has most recently been seen as Claire Danes on-screen father in Homeland and as Special Agent Reese Hughes on White Collar.

However, daytime fans saw Rebhorn’s work for decades in a series of juicy roles! Guiding Light fans remember him as Bradley Raines. the man who raped Beth Raines! He also played Henry Lange on As the World Turns, and was a important part in the Luke and Reid story ending.  After Reid tragically died, Luke with the help of Holden and Lily sought out Angus Oliver, played by the late Rebhorn to sign some important papers that were key to the story.  In addition, James had roles on The Doctors, Search For Tomorrow, and Texas.

His film credits included: Independence Day, Scent of a Woman, Carlito’s Way, and The Talented Mr. Ripley.  According to Deadline.com, Rebhorn’s family is planning a religious service to be held in New Jersey.

Now in honor of Rebhorn, watch the touching performance from As the World Turns featuring Noelle Beck (Ex-Lily), Jon Hensley (Holden) and James!  Then, let us know what your thoughts are on the passing of this talented actor.

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rebecca1
rebecca1

very sad; never saw him on any soaps but in many films/other TV shows. liked his steady/familiar presence….

read he passed from melanoma…though it’d been diagnosed in 1992. terrible that it either never left his system…or came back. just very sad and a loss to film/TV.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

From 1983-85, he was the repulsive, universally-reviled Bradley Raines on GUIDING LIGHT – and he took no prisoners in that role. I’m sure it was difficult to play someone that two-faced & abusive on a soap. Supporting roles on movies & in evening tv series are one thing. But, 5 days/week for nearly 3 years (he recurred after 1985) on a soap must be quite draining. It feels odd to say that while I didn’t “enjoy” the storyline, it was certainly mesmerizing and riveting. He was a large part of it, and his unmasking in court as a rapist & abuser was incredibly satisfying. I’m sorry he won’t be returning to WHITE COLLAR now as Neal’s FBI Section Chief because his character was really a much better one than Agent Peter Burke IMO. RIP, Mr. Rebhorn!

Beth CP
Beth CP

Agree totally. His role as Bradley Raines was one that gave me nightmares. The man inhabited the part. to where he was unforgetable. Sympathy and comfort o his family.

Mark Y
Mark Y

Sad to read this.

Sammie
Sammie

A terrific character actor that could play both heavy and light roles. I’ve seen him in many movies, on many TV shows, and other programs. Very sad.

angie H
angie H

So sorry to hear of James Rebhorn’s passing. I first saw his great acting as the creepy rapist Bradley Raines on Guiding Light. Then saw him on Scent of Woman and many, many shows and movies. I am sure he will be missed My condolences to his family and friends.

Monica Junge
Monica Junge

so sad , was a good actor.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Mr. Rebhorn…you will be truly missed. Rest In Peace. Amen.

Elaine Cole
Elaine Cole

I remember him from Guiding Light as Bradley Raines. He made me hate him like he did in all his villain roles. Seems he made it impossible to see him any other way. He was a brilliant actor. My thoughts are with his family and other loved ones. He will truly be missed.

blake
blake

He was amazing as Bradley Raines on Guiding Light. I wish you had used a clip of him on GL.

Carol
Carol

So sad to hear this. Watched him many years in his role as Bradley Raines in my favorite soap, The Guiding Light. Had my picture taken with him in Central Park in the early 80s when we were on a day trip to New York and he was with fellow actors filming the “Santa Claus” sequence of the Guiding Light. Had a nice chat with him about the throes of unemployment and how it can affect the male ego. If you recall Bradley Raines was out of work and he stayed home drinking while his wife went to work at her job of nursing and he became despondent and abusive. Each time I saw him on other TV shows, I always said…”I talked with him in person!” A great actor and a nice gentleman. Sorry he’s gone.

Adrienne
Adrienne

He was a wonderful actor. I knew his wife and send her my condolences. I enjoyed every performance in which I saw him, but probably remember him most as Angel’s father – a character so unlike his own, but played beautifully.

Don H
Don H

I think I can remember him on the “Edge of Night”, but the character name escapes me.

Charles B
Charles B

James Rebhorn was a great actor. He scared the heck out of me as Bradley Raines on Guiding Light. The clip from As The World Turns reminded me of the quality of those P&G soaps. RIP

nancy Tierney
nancy Tierney

What a wonderful talent. I so enjoyed seeing him play so many memorable characters. I am very sorry about his death.

Nancy in denver

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Beginning December 21st, the next chapter of Blangiardo’s the soap behind a soap, will be available for streaming on Amazon and Amazon Prime. (season one is also currently available on Amazon)

This series, which was nominated for five 2017 Daytime Emmys, follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a fictitious soap opera titled Painted Dreams.  Many soap opera notables have roles in the online series including: Alicia Minshew, Michael Lowry , Austin Peck. Terri Ivens,  Walt Willey, Kelley Menighan, Grant Aleksander, Bobbie Eakes, Natalia Livingston, Marnie Schulenburg, Nathan Purdee, Colleen Zenk, James DePaiva, Tonja Walker, Ilene Kristen, and the late Larkin Malloy . In addition, Jessie Godderz of Impact Wrestling and Big Brother fame, and Dina Manzo of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, also appear.

In a statement, Sonia Blangiardo said that she is “excited to take everyone along these characters’ journeys in Season 2, as they evolve and deal with ever increasing professional and personal turmoil.”

Fore more on Tainted Dreams visit their official website here.  (more…)

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Some longtime soap opera notables are featured in a new 22 episode faith-based soap entitle, Hilton Head Island.

The series debuts this Friday, November 10th with the first eight installments, and is from the Christian entertainment company, PureFlix.com.

The soap opera is available by subscription, but the service offers a one-month free trial.  In story, Hilton Head Island, revolves around the lives of the fictional Trisk family, who own the a television network.

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Watch the first official trailer for the soap after the jump.  Then let us know your thoughts in the comment section below! (more…)

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Over the last few seasons, the funny, poignant, and extremely well-written series tells the tale of a couple who go through the struggles of their relationship while living in Silver Lake, California.

With many twist and turns and featuring a supporting cast that includes: Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat)Brianna Brown (General Hospital, Devious Maids, the upcoming Dynasty), Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings, I’m Dying Up Here), Willam Beli (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Nip/Tuck) Traci Lords (Crybaby, Zach and Miri Make a Porno), Matthew McKelligon (You’re Killing Me), Jonathan Lisecki (Gayby) and John Halbach (Producer, EastSiders), the series third season looks to be one of its most intriguing yet.

This time Thom and Cal (Hansis and Williamson) end up on the great American road trip after moving from L.A. to the Big Apple and then trying to get back home! The journey home to Silver Lake was shot on-location in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and  California over 35 days last fall.

The production has now launched their Kicktstarter campaign to finish up the series and is hoping for some funding for additional shoot days, and post-production costs. The campaign is set to run until June 6th, by which time the producers must have attained their goal of $60,000, or if you contribute and they have not met their goal, it is refunded. (more…)

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