HomeTVAll My ChildrenDC #535: Top 5 Soap Stars Turned Primetime Stars Daytime Confidential April 5, 2010 All My Children, Another World, Capital, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live, Podcast, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and The Restless 9 Comments On today’s Top 5 episode of Daytime Confidential Luke, Jamey, Jillian, Regan and Melodie count down their Top 5 Soap Stars Turned Primetime Stars. Hang out in the Daytime Confidential Forums and discuss your favorite soaps, primetime TV series and movies. Help support and improve the Daytime Confidential podcast: Take a few minutes to fill out the two Daytime Confidential listener surveys: Listener Survey A l Be sure to leave your comments on all the latest goings on in the world of soaps by calling the Daytime Confidential comment line by calling 917-677-9757. Listen to Daytime Confidential by clicking on the Daytime Confidential Player at the bottom of this post or Download us for FREE via iTunes. Vote for us on Podcast Alley. Add us as a Friend on MySpace and Facebook. 9 Responses twb6yz April 6, 2010 Hey fellas, great show. I thought too many of you had the same answers and needed a little more diversity for some memorable characters who’ve gone on to great success in prime time. Marg Helgenberger and Dana Delany were on soaps before being so great together and winning emmys on China Beach and moving on to CSI and Desperate Housewives. Kate Mulgrew was very memorable on Ryan’s Hope before moving to Star Trek Voyager. Steven Weber moved from As the World Turns to several years on Wings and a recent stint on Brothers & Sisters. Faith Ford went from Another World to many years in prime time on Murphy Brown and Hope & Faith. Julian McMahon just exploded on Nip/Tuck. Jane Krakowski has been a dynamo on Ally McBeal and 30 Rock. Just some alternatives not mentioned. I wonder who on soaps today we’ll be talking about their future success on prime time and movies? Log in to Reply Regan Cellura April 6, 2010 Never knew that Kate Mulgrew was on soaps and she’s my favorite friend’s aunt. Log in to Reply purplebraids April 6, 2010 John stamos ex blackie ,2 Juith Light ex Karen 3 Dana D. ex Jenny 4. Amber T ex Emily 5.Bethany joy Lenz ex Michelle Guiding Light. Log in to Reply purplebraids April 6, 2010 John stamos ex blackie ,2 Juith Light ex Karen 3 Dana D. ex Jenny 4. Amber T ex Emily 5.Bethany joy Lenz ex Michelle Guiding Light. Log in to Reply gemini2989 April 6, 2010 great podcast as always. also does anyone know why DC #379: Top 5 Kidnappings is no longer on itunes? Log in to Reply elbugten April 7, 2010 Luke, with all your 1980’s show references (Tom Selleck, Magnum PI, David Hasselhoff, Knight Rider/Baywatch) I’m shocked you didn’t mention Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver, Stargate). Don’t know what he’s doing right now, but Liz sure could use her father, Jeff on GH! I remember Marcia Cross post daytime and pre-Melrose on an old episode of Cheers playing Rebecca’s more successful sister who Sam falls for. Her character made it big as an actress in horror films, who was known for her ability to scream. You mentioned AMC alums Kelly Ripa, Josh Duhamel and Sarah Michelle Gellar, but what about Eva La Rue? How about Kelsey Grammar? He was on Another World before he got Cheers. I cheated and looked this up on IMDB, but I knew he’d been on a soap. Also you mentioned Shemar Moore on Criminal Minds, but many don’t remember Thomas Gibson as a recast Sam Fowler on Another World after RKK left. He was also on ATWT and GL according to IMDB. And what about Melina Kanakaredes, ex-Eleni on GL? She heads up CSI: NY now, but I LOVED her on Providence. Fun episode! Log in to Reply maxsmom April 7, 2010 Regan, Kate Mulgrew’s Mary Ryan was such a tough act to follow that they had to kill her off after a few recasts were rejected by the audience. My mother loved her so I sort of followed her post soap career and I would have to say she seems to resent her soap past and maybe that’s why you were not aware she had been on a soap. Log in to Reply Luke Kerr April 7, 2010 @ elbugten You know, MacGyver is one of the 70s/80s shows I haven’t watched and I really need to because I have a feeling I’d really like it. I’ve watched all the Stargate franchises and while Anderson is in them and I like his character, he was never the "must watch" reason that kept me tuning back in. Log in to Reply elbugten April 7, 2010 Luke, MacGyver was AWESOME! He had a mullet, he was directed by The Fonz (Henry Winkler directed) and he could save the world with a paper clip, a gum wrapper and a can of compressed air. What’s not to love?! Plus, they had one of the most cheesetastic villains ever in Murdoc, as played by Michael des Barres. He was the Stefano DiMera of the show, always being "killed" in explosions but returning for another go-around. Terri Hatcher was in several episodes, too. Definitely check it out, when you get the chance. Admittedly, I didn’t watch MacGyver when it first came out, either. I grew up in a VERY small town in the Adirondack mountains of Upstate NY and there was no cable (still isn’t, but most people have Dish or DirectV now). We got 3 channels and 2 of them were NBC affiliates from different cities! The other was CBS, so unless it was winter and the leaves were off the trees when we could get a fuzzy picture, I never got to watch any ABC shows. This was in the 1970’s and ’80’s, so no Three’s’ Company, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Charlie’s Angels, Love Boat, Dynasty…. I’ve seen them all in reruns now, though. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.