10 Best Male Soap Opera Entertainers of 2013
No. 10: William deVry, General Hospital
Storm Logan, who? Michael Cambias is so 2003. Hello, Julian Jerome! William deVry returned to soaps in 2013 as the latest General Hospital mob boss to challenge Sonny's (Maurice Benard) grip on Port Charles. He did so with swagger and charm.
The handsome actor sold Julian's concern for his secret grandson Danny and his mother, Sam (Kelly Monaco), the product of a one-night stand Julian had with a teenage Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn). He also masterfully drove home Julian's ruthless side, as he schemed to reclaim the city with his diabolical sister Ava (Maura West). With the mob war heating up, another secret offspring on his way home and Julian's unfinished business with Alexis, we can't wait to see what 2014 holds for The Talented Mr. deVry.
No. 9: Blake Berris, Days of Our Lives
Blake Berris makes being bad look oh-so-good on NBC's Days of Our Lives. Whether he's drawing Gabi (Camila Banus)—or one of his female cousins—in with those sad eyes and pouty lips, or plotting against Sami (Alison Sweeney), Kate (Lauren Koslow) and Will (Chandler Massey), you can't help but have a soft spot for troubled Horton grandson Nick Fallon.
In the hands of a lesser actor, Nick would be universally despised by this point. A homophobic, murderous, obsessed, attempted rapist, Nick is generally the type of character soap operas have end up ground to bits in a trash compactor. Well, they did try to drown the lad!
Berris manages to keep just a hint of humanity in Nick's eyes, no matter what unspeakable acts he's committing. We're hoping to see him keep up this delicate, psychosexual balancing act for seasons to come on DAYS.