Jump to content
Forums forums
PRIMETIMER
Chairperson Meow

Outside Llanview: The Cast in Other Roles

Recommended Posts

Scott Evans (Oliver Fish) in the role of American voter. Those sunglasses are...a choice.

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

Speaking of our boy, Scott Evans' (Oliver Fish) indie movie I wouldn't shut up about mentioned a few times over the summer is being released in select theaters and on VOD next month!  It's now going by the much more generic title of "Almost Love", but it's still very exciting to see him as a lead.  Check out the trailer!

 

Edited by TeeVee329
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Ugh, this hurts. He was so, so good as Mitch Lawrence. Him popping out of Jared's coffin was a highlight on Frank and Ron's OLTL.

Edited by dubbel zout · Reason: proper preposition
  • Like 1
  • Sad 3

Share this post


Link to post

Such sad news.  You could just tell that, despite excelling at playing sinister creeps like Mitch, he was a warm guy that people really liked working with.  And yes, to echo @dubbel zout, Mitch leaping out of Jared's coffin is one of my favorite soap moments of all time.

I'm sure she won't be alone, but here's what Melissa Archer had to say about working with Roscoe (and I'm with her, Natalie's many face-offs with Mitch were always excellent):

Edited by TeeVee329
  • Like 3
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post

Fun fact: the Sade classic "Smooth Operator" played during many of Mitch's scenes in the 80's; it was basically his theme song. (ETA: DUH, Andrea Evans mentioned it in her Tweet above! ❤️ )

 

Edited by UYI
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post

One Life to Live had such GREAT music in its day.  I remember they used "What's your name? Who's your Daddy? Is he rich like me?" As Todd's theme song.

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

Maybe music was cheaper in the 80s and 90s or maybe they used to spend so much on music it screwed the 00's budget. 

 

Anyway, serious topic. I saw the news about Roscoe on Twitter. I occasionally tune in to GH and during the cult story last year I just kept tuning out because that guy Shilo was a Z-list, poor-ass-man's Mitch Laurence. Roscoe was so good even as the material took it to ridiculous levels.

Edited by Gigi43
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Quote

Maybe music was cheaper in the 80s and 90s or maybe they used to spend so much on music it screwed the 00's budget. 

I just think they had bigger budgets in the 80s and 90s, so they could afford to actually spend money on music. Declining revenues and viewership probably screwed the 00's budgets more than anything...

Here is some stuff with Mitch, Dorian, and Tina from 1985...

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

9 hours ago, Hiyo said:

Sad update regarding Roscoe Born's death, his family just revealed it was suicide due to his bipolar disorder...

https://tvline.com/2020/03/09/roscoe-born-death-suicide-bipolar-disorder/

I hate to say it, but that was one of the first things I thought of upon hearing of his death. I know he had issues with depression and drugs over the years. His poor daughter Alberta, she's only 22. 😢 

  • Sad 4

Share this post


Link to post

This week on "General Hospital", my beloved Clint Buchanan was mentioned by name, and there was a cute wink to his relationship with Kim (mention's at 1:43):

 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post

For those of you who also watched Guiding Light, there will be an online reunion among some of the cast (after the successful ATWT online reunion the other day) on April 8th at 3 PM Eastern. Three dual GL and OLTL alumni--Kim Zimmer, Jerry ver Dorn, and Liz Keifer (she briefly played Joy O'Neill, the sister of Bo's late wife Didi, in the mid-80's)--are among the participants. 

https://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/guiding-light-online-reunion/

Share this post


Link to post

So Scott Evans' (Oliver Fish) indie movie "Almost Love" is now available on VOD and, having watched it over the weekend, I have some thoughts.

First, spoiler-free: I thought it was good, but not great, lots of interesting pieces that didn't full come together IMO.  But (my biases aside) I thought Scott really shone and the rest of the cast - particularly Augustus Prew, Kate Walsh, and Michelle Beuteau - elevated things too.

Now, some spoilery thoughts: 

Spoiler

I keep seeing this billed as a romantic comedy, and there is a bunch of that in the beginning, with the supporting characters in particular (one finds herself dating a homeless guy, another is fighting an attraction to a student, etc).  But it actually works better when it's more of an indie relationship/character drama, and focusing on the pivot point Scott's character Adam is at personally, professionally, and in his relationship with Prew's Marklin.  And as I early speculated, it was really cool seeing the chemistry Scott and Prew had in "Midnight Kiss" in a different context, in a different genre.  Scott also has really great chemistry with Kate Walsh, who plays his best friend.  Finally, Patricia Clarkson is excellent in a extended cameo as a shithead artist.

 

Share this post


Link to post

The online Guiding Light reunion for those interested, if only to see Jerry (I'm assuming he's the only dual GL/OLTL alum y'all are really interested in seeing here!). For some reason, I couldn't embed it, but here it is: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eOaKVO756c

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

There was another ATWT reunion today, which included dual ATWT/OLTL Terri Conn, with a brief appearance from her husband, fellow ATWT/OLTL alum Austin Peck. It was funny; their daughters kept calling out to her (one is in first grade, the other is in preschool), so there were a few times where she had to mute the video and go deal with them. 😄 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VddvIz1EM44

 

Share this post


Link to post

For those interested, Gina Tognoni was on the GL reunion livestream from two days ago. 

 

Share this post


Link to post

Jessica Tuck is in the new Amazon series Upload.  She plays Robbie Amell's (the Flash) mother.

 

Share this post


Link to post

Laura Harrier (Destiny Evans, on the reboot) is one of the stars of "Hollywood", Ryan Murphy's new show that premiered on Netflix last week.  I haven't watched, but as I said when she was cast, definitely a good thing for her career given Murphy tends to cast the same actors again and again in his projects.

Edited by TeeVee329
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
4 hours ago, TeeVee329 said:

Laura Harrier (Destiny Evans, on the reboot) is one of the stars of "Hollywood", Ryan Murphy's new show that premiered on Netflix last week.  I haven't watched, but as I said when she was cast, definitely a good thing for her career given Murphy tends to cast the same actors again and again in his projects.

She's pretty good so far.

Share this post


Link to post

I thought she was terrible and I was usually defending her during OLTL. But, in general, I thought pretty much everyone was real bad in it.

I still loved seeing her though because I love seeing anyone from OLTL in anything lol.

  • Laugh 1

Share this post


Link to post

I did a quarantine binge of Rizzoli & Isles, and I recognized a handful of OLTL alums. Jessica Tuck (Megan) played a serial killer. Chris McKenna (Joey) and Heather Tom (Kelly) played a married couple caught up in a surrogacy scam. Josh Kelly (Cutter) was a murder victim and Christopher Cousins (Cain) was a scheming businessman.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

I think Harrier was slightly miscast in Hollywood, tbh. She has a delicate beauty that worked for the part, but the breathy voice undercuts the strength she had to show.

Edited by dubbel zout · Reason: itals
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
20 hours ago, peachmangosteen said:

I thought she was terrible and I was usually defending her during OLTL. But, in general, I thought pretty much everyone was real bad in it.

Does she still do the tucking-hair-behind-the-ear thing and the slouching? Because that's what bugged me about her OLTL stint. "Such a pretty girl, but very green" was my assessment of her back then. I can't believe how long it's been.

Share this post


Link to post

Paging @TeeVee329, @dubbel zout, @Melgaypet, @Dandesun, @Gigi43, and any other Jerry ver Dorn fans here! (ETA: Tag for @peachmangosteen, too!)

I had posted here before about how he had been included in a recent GL reunion online (I don't know if you saw it, @TeeVee329 / @Dandesun, but I actually sent you a PM about his appearance and/or the OLTL reunion a few days ago). Well, there is going to be a second one with him on May 12th at 3:00 PM Eastern! Again, I know most/all of you probably didn't watch GL, but I wanted to give you guys a heads up just in case, given that JVD has basically been away from acting since OLTL's second run ended in 2013, and even if you only see him for a few minutes, it's still something. 🙂 

Again, it will be a live stream, but you'll be able to watch it in full once it's over, too. Here's the link:

 

And just a reminder that the OLTL reunion is two days after that at 2:00 PM Eastern, too! I can't wait! 🙂 

 

 

Edited by UYI
  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
4 hours ago, Melgaypet said:

Does she still do the tucking-hair-behind-the-ear thing and the slouching? Because that's what bugged me about her OLTL stint. "Such a pretty girl, but very green" was my assessment of her back then. I can't believe how long it's been.

The hair tucking!  Oh that takes me back...

She was definitely very green, but she did show improvement as the reboot went on (which is pretty impressive given how bananas the filming schedule ending up being).  And I do think she took some unearned crap - it's not her fault Shenell Edmonds didn't come back, she wasn't the one making choices about the character's physical appearance, etc.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post

Happy 60th Birthday, Fiona Hutchison.

I won't lie--sometimes it's difficult to read this thread. You guys are so lucky to have so many favorites from this show who are still active in the business and who frequently post on social media. The last time Fiona was active on social media was in 2012, which also appears to be the last time she's ever had an acting credit--during OLTL's finale week on ABC. In a way, I'm AMAZED at how private she's been since then; even assuming she's still in upstate New York, where I know she at least used to have a theater company, I would think at least SOMETHING about her would be publicized in the past eight years. And yet, nothing has. But at the same time, I admire it just as much as I'm amazed by it. I would love to see her in a future OLTL online reunion, should there be more held after the one this coming Thursday, but somehow I don't think she'd do it even if asked (for that matter, JDP is a LOT less visible than his wife, too--I don't think he's even on Twitter anymore!). She reportedly turned down being interviewed for Jeff Giles' book on the show, after all. And so, even if I never hear of her again until her passing (which will hopefully be a LONG, LONG time from now!), I just want to acknowledge her on this milestone birthday and how big a fan I've always been of hers, and express my hope that she, her husband (fellow OLTL alum John Viscardi), and her two now grown boys are happy and healthy, wherever they may be. ❤️ 🙂 

ETA:...This aged well, didn't it? ;) Fiona appears in not one, but TWO online reunions soon: one for OLTL on May 28th, and one for GL on June 3rd! :D 

Edited by UYI
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
On 8/7/2018 at 12:10 AM, TeeVee329 said:

FISH AND ROXY ARE REUNITING FOR A TV PILOT CAN YOU EVEN!

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/morgan-fairchild-melange-1202895032/

Two other OLTL vets are in the cast - Kristen Alderson (meh) and David Gregory (booo).

Okay so this independently produced soap pilot that four of our alums - Scott Evans (Fish), Ilene Kristen (Roxy), Kristen Alderson (Starr), and David Gregory (stupid Ford) - worked on close to two years is ago is randomly now online:

It's aiming to be "gay 'Dynasty'" and, yeah, I can see it, especially the Morgan Fairchild of it all, but you can also tell it was made on a shoestring budget.

Two things of note.  One, it BEGINS with fuckin' David Gregory voiceover, which triggered my Ford PTSD.  And two, close to the end, this happens and it made me soooo happy:

image.thumb.png.92adf35446118b80e30ba5b60e24ab3e.png

FISH AND ROXY TOGETHER AGAIN LET'S ALL PRETEND THEY'RE WAITING FOR KYLE TO JOIN THEM!

Edited by TeeVee329
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
14 hours ago, Sake614 said:

Just a reminder everyone..

the 2nd OLTL reunion is tomorrow afternoon.  Loved last week and can’t wait to see tomorrow! 

Happy Fiona Hutchison's First Public Appearance in 8 Years Day! :)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Customize font-size