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Historical cast members

Early cast (Radio)

Actor Character Duration
Original
Arthur Peterson Reverend Dr. John Ruthledge 1937-1946
Mercedes McCambridge Mary Ruthledge Holden 1937-1939
Sarajane Wells 1939-1941; 1943-1944
Vivian Fridell 1944
Ed Prentiss Ned Holden 1937-1947
Paul Holden 1937-1938
Richard Grant 1952-1954
Peggy Fuller Frances Holden 1937-1939
Muriel Brenner 1939-1940
Ruth Bailey Rose Kransky 1937-1941
Louise Fitch 1942
Charlotte Manson 1942-1943
Willis B. Bouchey Charles Cunningham 1937-1939; 1940-1941
Frank Collins 1947
Raymond Edward Johnson Ellis Smith 1937-1939
Sam Wanamaker 1939-1940
Phil Dakin 1940
Marvin Miller 1940-1942
Karl Weber 1942

Later cast (Radio/TV)

Actor Character Duration
Gladys Heen Torchy Reynolds Holden 1939-1941
Dorothy Reynolds 1942
Eloise Kummer Claire Marshall MacNeill 1943-1946
Sharon Grainger 1946
Donald Briggs Ray Brandon 1946-1947
Willard Waterman 1947-1949
Staats Cotsworth 1949-1950
Mary Lansing Julie Barton Collins 1946-1947
Bernard Lenrow Reverend Dr. Paul Keeler 1946; 1949-1950;
Bill Smith 1950-1952
Ed Begley 1952
Melville Ruick 1952-1954
Hugh Studebaker Reverend Dr. Charles Matthews 1947-1949
Gertrude Warner Charlotte Wilson Brandon 1947
Betty Lou Gerson 1947-1948
Lesley Woods 1949-1951
Gloria Blondell Meta Bauer 1948
Dorothy Lovett 1948-1949
Jone Allison 1949-1952
Ellen Demming 1953-1966; 1971-1974
Mary Stuart 1996-2002
Theodore von Eltz Friedrich "Papa" Bauer 1948-1949
Theo Goetz 1949-1972
Gloria Brandt Mama Bauer 1948-1949
Adelaide Klein 1949
Lyle Sudrow Bill Bauer 1948-1959
Ed Bryce 1959-1963; 1965-1969; 1977-1978; 1983
Eugene Smith 1964
Laurette Fillbrant Trudy Bauer 1948-1949
Charlotte Holland 1949-1951
Helen Wagner 1952
Lisa Howard 1957-1958
Anne Seymour Dr. Mary Leland 1948-1951
Ann Shepard Bert Bauer 1949-1950
Charita Bauer 1950-1984
Karl Weber Dr. Ross Boling 1949-1951
Larry Haines Joe Roberts 1950-1951
Herbert Nelson 1951-1955
Tarry Green Joey Roberts 1950-1953
Susan Douglas Rubes Kathy Roberts Holden 1950-1958
Anne Burr McDermott Gloria La Rue 1950-1954
Mandel Kramer Richard Hanley 1950; 1953-1955; 1959-1960
Maurice Tarplin 1951
James Lipton Dr. Dick Grant 1951-1962
Jane Webb Peggy Ashley Regan 1951
Patricia Wheel 1953-1955

1950s cast

Actor Character Duration
Philip Sterling Sid Harper 1952-1954
Ruth Warrick Janet Johnson 1953-1954
Lois Wheeler 1954-1956; 1957-1958
Katherine Anderson Laura Ashley Grant 1953
Alice Yourman 1953-1956
Glenn Walken Mike Bauer 1954-1956
Christopher Walken 1954-1956
Michael Allen 1957-1961
Paul Prokopf 1962-1963
Gary Pilar 1963-1965
Robert Pickering 1968
Don Stewart 1968-1984; 1997
Nancy Wickwire Lila Taylor Kelly 1954-1955
Teri Keane 1957
Paul Potter Dr. Jim Kelly 1954-1956
Charles Baxter Dr. John Brooks 1954-1955
Barry Thomson Dr. Bart Thompson 1954
Paul Ballantyne Dan Peters 1954
Lois Wilson Mrs. Laurey 1954-1955
Virginia Payne 1956
Joyce Holden Marie Wallace Grant 1954
Lynne Rogers 1954-56; 1957-1962
Whitfield Connor Mark Holden 1955-1956; 1957-1960
Zina Bethune Robin Lang Fletcher 1956-1958
Judy Robinson 1959-1960
Abigail Kellogg 1960-1961
Nancy Malone 1961-1963
Ellen Weston 1963-1964
Gillian Spencer 1964-1967
Michael Kane Dr. Paul Fletcher 1956
Bernard Grant 1956-1970
Ethel Remey Elise Miller Franklin 1956-1957
Sandy Dennis Alice Holden 1956
Diane Gentner 1956-1958
Lin Pearson 1958-1959
Joan Gray Anne Benedict Fletcher 1956-1962
Elizabeth Hubbard 1962
Pat Collins Ed Bauer 1958-1961
Robert Gentry 1966-1969; 1997-1998
Mart Hulswit 1969-1981
Peter Simon 1981-1984; 1986-1996; 2002-2004; 2009
Richard Van Vleet 1984-1986
Irja Jensen Ruth Jannings Holden 1958
Louise Platt 1958-1959
Virginia Dwyer 1959-1960
John Gibson Fred Fletcher 1958
Katherine Meskill Marian Winters Lipsey 1958
John Gibson Henry Benedict 1958-1960
John Boruff 1962-1966
Lester Rawlins 1967
Paul McGrath 1967
Kay Campbell Helene Benedict 1958
Joanne Linville Amy Sinclair 1959
Connie Lembcke 1960
Richard Morse Karl Jannings 1959-1960
Joseph Campanella Joe Turino 1959-1960

1960s cast

Actor Character Duration
Les Damon Dr. Bruce Banning 1960
Barnard Hughes 1961-1966
Sydney Walker 1970-1971
William Roerick 1974
Carson Woods Phillip Collins Grant 1960-1961
Ernest Graves Alex Bowden 1960-1966
Sandra Smith Julie Conrad Bauer 1962-1965
Sheldon Golomb Dr. Johnny Fletcher 1962
Donald Melvin 1963-1964
Daniel Fortas 1965
Don Scardino 1965-1967
Erik Howell 1967-1972
Pamela King Jane Fletcher Hayes 1962-1963
Hilda Brawner 1963
Chase Crosley 1963-1968
Phillip Sterling George Hayes 1962-1968
Gerald S. O'Loughlin Lt. Carl Wyatt 1962
Dana Elcar Andrew Murray 1962
Barbara Becker Doris Crandall 1962
Jennifer Kirschner Hope Bauer 1963-1965
Paula Schwartz 1968
Elissa Leeds 1968-1973
Tisch Raye 1975-1976
Robin Mattson 1976-1977
Katherine Justice 1977
Elvera Roussel 1979-1983
Gene Rupert Dr. Peter Nelson 1963-1964
June Graham Maggie Scott 1965-1968
Bernard Kates Ben Scott 1965-1967
Fran Myers Peggy Scott 1965-1977; 1978; 1979
Marc O'Daniels Jason Weber 1965-1966
Stefan Schnabel Dr. Stephen Jackson 1965-1981
Lynne Adams Leslie Jackson Bauer 1966-1971; 1973-1976
Kathryn Hays 1971
Barbara Rodell 1971-1973
Billy Dee Williams Dr. Jim Frazier 1966
James Earl Jones 1966-1967
Cicely Tyson Martha Frazier 1966
Ruby Dee 967
Ben Hayes Dr. Joe Werner 1966-1967
Ed Zimmermann 1967-1972
Berkeley Harris 1972
Anthony Cal 1972-1976
Paul Larson Jack Haskell 1966
Patricia Roe Dr. Sara McIntyre 1967-1968
Jill Andre 1968
Millette Alexander 1969-1983
Victoria Wyndham Charlotte Waring 1967-1969
Felice Camargo 1969
Dorrie Kavanaugh 1970
Melinda O. Fee 1970-1973
Marion June Lauer Beniades Nurse Marion McHenry 1968-1972
Robert Lawson Marty Dillman 1968
Christopher Wines 1968-1969
Dursby Simpson Cindy Gardner Brown 1968-1969
Paul Carpinelli Flip Malone 1968-1969
Grace Matthews Claudia Dillman 1968-1969; 1971-1973
Paul McGrath Dr. Gavin Hamilton 1968
Ray Fulmer Lee Gantry 1968-1971
Jan Sterling Douglas Mildred Foss 1968-1970
Michael Higgins Stanley Norris 1969-1970
William Smithers 1970-1971
Nancy Addison Altman Kit Vestid 1969-1974
Leon Russom Peter Wexler 1969
Michael Durrell 1969-1972
Margie Impert Margie Wexler 1969
Karl Mitchell Light Lt. Pete Stassen 1969
Jack Ryland Lt. Wally Campbell 1969
Alex Courtney 1969
Michael Theodore Mikler Sgt. DeMarco 1969
Sorrell Booke Ira Newton 1969; 1972
Hansford Rowe Judge Evan Kruger 1969
Ruth Manning Judy Stassen 1969
David Pendleton Gil" Mehren 1969-1972
James A. Preston 1972
Olivia Cole Deborah Herbert Mehren 1969-1973
Paul Collins Tyler Meade 1969-1970
Caroline McWilliams Janet Mason Norris 1969-1975
Vince O'Brien Colonel Grove Mason 1969-1970
Jeanne Arnold Ellen Mason 1969-1973
James Donnelly Dusty McGuire 1969-1970

1970s cast

Actor Character Duration
Albert Zungalo III Rick Bauer 1970-1971
Gary Hannoch 1972-1976
Robbie Berridge 1976-1978
Phil MacGregor 1982-1983
Michael O'Leary 1983-1986; 1987-1991; 1995-2009
Augusta Dabney Barbara Norris 1970
Barbara Berjer 1971-1981; 1995-1996
Roger Newman Ken Norris 1970-1972; 1973-1975; 1998-1999
Stephen Bolster 1972-1973
Lynn Deerfield Holly Norris 1970-1976
Maureen Garrett 1976-1980; 1988-2006; 2009
Christina Pickles Linell Conway 1970-1972
Ariana Munker Christie Rogers 1970-1971
Courtney Simon Dinah Buckley 1970-1971
Peter D. Greene David Vestid 1970-1971
Dan Hamilton 1971-1972
James Long Billy Dillman Fletcher 1970-1973
Matthew Slossberg 1973
Shane Nickerson 1973-1976
Dai Stockton 1976-1977
Rosetta LeNoire Leona Herbert 1970-1972
Michael Zaslow Roger Thorpe 1971-1980
Dennis Parlato 1997-1998
Joel Fabiani 1992; 1994
Lois Holmes Marion Conway 1971
Kate Harrington 1971-1972
Graham Jarvis Charlie Eiler 1971-1972
Madeleine Sherwood Thornton Betty Eiler 1971-1972
Tudi Wiggins Karen Martin 1971-1972
Lee Richardson Captain Jim Swanson 1971-1972
Robert Gerringer Adam Thorpe 1972
Robert Milli 1972-1981; 1988; 1994
Anne Shaler Rita Putnam 1972
Paul Nesbitt Dr. Dick Carey 1972
Roger Morden 1972-1973
Carol Teitel Victoria Ballenger 1973-1974
Jack Betts Dr. Wilson Frost 1973-1974
Miles Easton Clayton Olds 1973-1974
Chris Sarandon Tom Halverson 1973-1974
Josef Sommer Roy Mills 1974
Louise Troy Audrey Frost 1974
Gladys Shields 1978
Jordan Clarke Dr. Tim Ryan 1974-1977
Billy Lewis 1983-1987; 1989-1994; 1996-2009
Maureen Silliman Pam Chandler 1974-1976
Keith Charles Alex McDaniels 1974-1975
Bernard McFadden Andy Norris 1975
Ted LePlat 1980-1981
Gina Foy Blake Marler 1975-1978
Cheryl Lynn Brown 1979-1980
Elizabeth Dennehy 1988-1989
Sherry Stringfield 1989-1992
Elizabeth Keifer 1992-2009
Lenore Kasdorf Rita Stapleton 1975-1981
Sarah Daily 1980
Peter Jensen Jerry McFarren 1975
Mark W. Travis 1976-1977; 1978
T. J. Hargrave Tim Werner 1975-1977
Kevin Bacon 1980-1981
Christopher Marcantel 1981
Nigel Reed 1981-1982
Angeline Butler Louise Johnson 1975
Everett McGill Chad Richards 1975-1976
Maureen Mooney Ann Jeffers 1975-1982
Janet Grey Eve Stapleton 1976-1983
Sudie Bond Viola Stapleton 1976
Kate Wilkinson 1976-1981
Stephen Yates Ben McFarren 1976-1982
Tom O'Rourke Justin Marler 1976-1983
Christopher Pennock 1990-1991
Cindy Pickett Jackie Scott Marler 1976-1980
Carrie Mowery 1980-1982
Cynthia Bostick 1979
John Ramsey Spence Jeffers 1976-1977
Diane Lewis Gloria 1976-1980
Ed Seamon Malcolm Granger 1976-1978
Delphi Harrington Georgene Belmont Granger 1976-1978
Keith Aldrich Raymond Shafer 1976-1978
Linda McCullough Hillary Bauer 1977-1978
Marsha Clarke 1978-1984
Lezlie Dalton Elizabeth Granville 1977-1981
Christopher Bernau Alan Spaulding 1977-1984; 1986-1988
Daniel Pilon 1988-1990
Ron Raines 1994-2009
Kenneth Harvey Dr. Emmet Scott 1977
Frank Latimore 1977-1979
Jarrod Ross Phillip Spaulding 1977-1981
Grant Aleksander 1982-1984; 1987-1991; 1996-2004; 2009
John Bolger 1985-1986
Larry Gates Eric Van Gelder 1977; 1978
Sandy Faison Brandy Shelloe 1977
JoBeth Williams 1977-1978
Curt Dawson Dr. Peter Chapman 1977-1980
Denise Pence Katie" Parker 1977-1985
Jacques Roux Dr. Paul La Crosse 1977-1981
Laryssa Lauret Simone Kincaid 1977-1978
Ben Hammer Max Chapman 1977-1978
Sofia Landon Geier Diane Ballard 1977-1982
Gordon Rigsby Dean Blackford 1978-1979
Joe Ponazecki Lt. Larry Wyatt 1978-1980
Eileen Dietz Linette Waterman 1978
Sands Hall Maya Waterman 1978
Julie Carmen Carmen Monvales 1978
Bianca Camacho 1978-1980
Burton Cooper Dr. Mark Hamilton 1978-1980
Rita Lloyd Lucille Wexler 1978-1980
Kathleen Cullen Amanda Spaulding 1978-1983; 1987
Toby Poser 1995-1998
Marcus Smythe Gordon Middleton 1978-1979
Joseph Maher Whitney Foxton 1978-1979
Jerry ver Dorn Ross Marler 1979-2005
Lewis Art 1993
Kathleen Kellaigh Lainie Marler 1979-1981
David Thomas Brandon Spaulding 1979
John Wardell 1983
Keith Charles 1984
Patrick Horgan Neil Blake 1979-1983
Philip Bosco Clarence Bailey 1979; 1982-1985; 1987-1990
Lydia Mahan Lydia Singer 1979
Tom Nielson Floyd Parker 1979-1985
Gonzalo Madurga Dr. Gonzalo Moreno 1979-1981
Anna Marie Horsford Clara Jones 1979
Alan Austin Carter Bowden 1979-1981
David Greenan Dr. Greg Fairbanks 1979-1980
Margaret Gwenver Dr. Margaret Sedwick 1979-2009
Deborah May Dr. Renee DuBois 1979-1980
Ivy Pierce 1982-1983

1980s cast

Actor Character Duration
John Wesley Shipp Dr. Kelly Nelson 1980-1984
Lee Lawson Bea Reardon 1980-1988; 1990
Lisa Brown Nola Reardon Chamberlain 1980-1985; 1995-1998; 2009
Geraldine Court Jennifer Richards 1980-1983
Kirsten Vigard Morgan Richards 1980-1981
Jennifer Cook 1981-1983
Richard Hamilton Logan Stafford 1980-1981
Bill Herndon Chet Stafford 1980-1981
William Roerick Henry Chamberlain 1980-1995
Maeve Kinkead Vanessa Chamberlain Reardon 1980-1987; 1989-2000; 2002-2009
Anna Stuart 1981
Sonia Stuart 1992; 1994
Harley Venton Derek Colby 1980-1982
Gary Phillips Duke Lafferty 1980-1981
Keith Charles Dr. Frank Nelson 1980-1981
Michael J. Stark Joe Bradley 1980-1981
Amy Steel Trudy Wilson Werner 1980-1981
Jane Elliot Carrie Todd 1981-1982
Suzy Cote Samantha Marler 1989-1992
Greg Beecroft Tony Reardon 1981-1985
Michael Tylo Quint Chamberlain 1981-1985; 1996-1997
Josh Taylor 1996
Rebecca Hollen Trish Lewis 1981-1985; 1997; 2002
Robert Newman Joshua Lewis 1981-1984; 1986-1991; 1993-2009
Lori Shelle Gracie Middleton 1981-1983
Jacquelin Perkel Lesley Monroe Andrews 1980-1981
Carolyn Ann Clark 1981-1984
George Kappazi Gunther Lagosi 1981-1983
Beulah Garrick Violet Renfield 1981-1983
Peter Turgeon Dr. Emmet Scott 1982
Ellen Dolan Maureen Reardon Bauer 1982-1986
Ellen Parker 1986-1993; 1997-2000; 2004; 2005
Rose Aliao Helena Mancini 1982-1983
Benjamin Hendrickson Silas Crocker 1982-1983
Leslie O'Hara Mona Enright 1982-1983
Michael Maderiros Paulie Amato 1982-1983
Micki Grant Helen Tynan 1982-1984
Giancarlo Esposito Clay Tynan 1982-1983
James Carroll Dr. Matt Davenport 1982-1983
Vincent Irizarry Lujack Luvonoczek 1983-1985; 1991; 1989; 1993
Nick McHenry Spaulding 1991-1996
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1990s cast

2000s cast