wrote:Listing every actor/character that was ever on contract, is related to a major character, or is a significant recurring character of long-standing (like Dr. Sedwick or Wanda, and I'm letting Ruthledge in this year because he played in a lot of Josh's story, but I used to ignore him...). I'm not listing day-players or short-term villains like Gillespie or Griggs. Or Roc Hoover (but he was on 5 shows... but I don't know why).
Character 2007 totals -- (does not include Actor Only Appearances in the special 1/25 anniversary and 2/14 all-'Find Your Light' episodes)
1 - Alonzo Baptiste, aka Prince William Winslow (x/x/x/x/x/x/x/x/x/1/x), Dr. Felicia Boudreau (0/1/0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0),
Shayne Lewis (x/x/x/x/x/x/x/x/x/x/x/1), Clarissa Marler (0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0/1/0), Maureen Reardon
2 - Dr. Colin McCabe (1/0/0/0/0/1/0/0/0/0/0/0)
3 - Dr. Margaret Sedwick (0/0/0/0/1/1/0/0/1/0/0/0)
4 - Wanda Hite (1/0/0/0/1/0/1/1/0/0/0/0)
5 - James Spaulding (0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0/1/2/2), Roxy Spaulding (0/1/0/1/0/0/0/0/0/1/0/2)
6 - Moxi Wolfe (x/1/1/1/1/0/2/0/0/0/0/0)
7 - Leah Bauer (0/1/2/0/1/1/2/0/0/0/0/0)
9 - Father Ray Santos (5/0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0/2/2/0)
11 - Sarah Randall (8/1/x/x/x/x/2/x)
13 - Blake Marler (0/0/0/1/6/0/0/3/0/1/2/0)
15 - Harlan 'Bill' Lewis III (x/x/x/x/x/x/x/x/x/x/5/10)
16 - Jude Bauer (1/1/0/1/0/2/1/2/1/1/3/3)
17 - Emma Spencer (0/0/0/1/1/0/0/5/0/2/5/3)
18 - Zach Spaulding (1/1/0/2/0/3/2/2/1/1/2/3)
20 - Edmund Winslow (x/x/x/x/x/x/x/x/x/4/10/6)
22 - Rev. Stephen Ruthledge (0/0/0/2/4/3/5/3/3/0/0/2)
23 - Will Winslow (x/x/x/x/x/x/x/x/x/3/10/10)
24 - Jonathan Randall (19/1/x/x/x/x/2/2/x)
27 - Dr. Melissande Boudreau Bauer (1/3/2/2/3/4/2/4/1/3/1/1), R.J. Winslow (2/1/5/0/4/1/1/1/0/3/5/4)
28 - Lillian Raines (3/7/1/1/1/5/6/0/0/0/0/4)
31 - Tammy Winslow (Randall, very briefly) (16/7/1/x/4/x/x/2/x/1/x)
34 - Vanessa Chamberlain Reardon (1/2/3/5/1/3/1/3/6/3/2/4)
38 - Dylan Lewis (x/x/3/6/3/3/9/5/1/5/1/2), Matt Reardon (0/0/2/5/3/6/5/5/5/5/0/2),
Alan-Michael Spaulding (4/11/11/9/3/x)
53 - Dr. Rick Bauer (6/3/5/4/6/4/7/2/1/5/5/5), Remy Boudreau (11/7/3/2/7/5/8/3/2/3/0/2)
54 - Alexandra Spaulding (Foley, briefly, sort of) (3/3/1/1/4/5/6/7/9/9/5/1)
57 - Doris Wolfe (Spaulding, briefly) (0/10/6/8/0/2/5/5/4/6/4/7)
64 - Rafael 'Rafe' Rivera (x/x/x/x/5/11/12/10/6/11/6/3)
68 - Olivia Spencer (3/3/5/6/6/5/9/11/1/4/8/7)
71 - Beth Raines Bauer (7/10/7/6/7/5/9/2/2/4/6/6), Henry 'Coop' Bradshaw (6/6/4/6/8/5/9/8/5/5/4/5)
74 - Ashlee Wolfe (3/6/5/9/6/8/7/8/7/5/4/6)
77 - Harlan 'Billy' Lewis II (6/4/9/5/6/5/5/10/7/4/7/9)
79 - Natalia Rivera (x/x/x/3/9/10/11/12/8/11/10/5)
83 - Ava Peralta (5/9/9/9/7/4/7/9/8/6/2/8)
84 - F.A. 'Buzz' Cooper (4/7/7/9/9/5/8/8/6/8/5/8)
87 - Lizzie Spaulding (Randall, briefly) (16/11/6/6/3/8/6/8/5/4/6/8)
89 - 'A.C. Mallet' (7/8/6/8/9/11/7/6/7/10/3/7)
90 - Dinah Marler (Mallet) (6/7/7/8/9/11/7/7/9/9/5/6)
95 - Jeffrey O'Neill (8/5/9/7/9/10/7/11/7/7/8/7)
96 - Cyrus Foley (x/x/6/9/9/7/9/9/11/14/12/10)
100 - Frank Cooper (7/8/9/8/7/5/12/9/11/12/9/3)
101 - Susan 'Daisy' Lemay (7/8/9/11/6/8/12/8/7/14/6/5)
108 - Marina Cooper (8/9/7/8/9/9/9/10/9/10/12/8)
111 - 'Gus Aitoro' (10/7/9/9/9/10/13/10/9/8/10/7), Reva Shayne Lewis (13/6/11/9/12/12/8/13/6/9/3/9)
114 - Alan Spaulding (11/13/8/10/10/8/11/11/9/7/11/5)
118 - Rev. Joshua Lewis (12/9/13/7/15/8/10/7/6/9/11/11)
121 - Harley Cooper (8/8/10/10/9/10/13/9/8/14/12/10)
134 - Cassie Winslow (now Lewis) (15/11/14/11/15/9/11/10/8/9/11/10)
252 - # of shows (20/22/20/21/23/21/22/23/18/23/20/19)
5 Most-Seen Women - Cassie, Harley, Reva, Marina, and Daisy (who is new).
5 Most-Seen Men - Josh, Alan, Gus, Frank (!), and Cyrus (who is new).
Only on-canvas, in-town characters not seen... Blake's twin boys, Kevin and Jason. Um. Mel's father, Clayton (he was written out-of-town in dialogue for awhile, but... don't think it was meant to be permanent). Clarissa and Maureen stepped out of hiding once, and James came around in the last quarter...
Ashlee's dog (who is new) was on one day more often than Lizzie's dog.
I think (and I hope) the show may be done with the girl that was playing Leah.
I think Liz Keifer went on more 'Find Your Light' excursions than she spent time in the GL studios. Blake was on less than Bill, less than Edmund... Alan-Michael, gone in May, was nearly on three times as much as Blake was, all year...
Surprised that Mel had no 'zero' months. Vanessa and Alex didn't, either.
Doris was on four times more than Rick or Remy, contract players that were on all year.
By the rate of decline... I think the show MAY have finally figured out that the guy playing Remy can't actually act.
Rick, Coop, Ashlee, Billy Ava, Buzz - no double-digit months, always nine or under...
Nobody agrees with me, and everyone will say it's only because I think she's purty (and she is, of course), but I think Michelle Ray Smith isn't a terrible actress. She's clearly a model first, sure, but she's far from 'awful' (though her material always has been...).
I was surprised Lizzie's airtime took as big a decrease as it did this year, after how heavy she was played last year... but I guess that's what happens when you lose your closest co-stars (and the character needs some chill-time after losing a newborn baby...)
Dinah should be on more.
I've still seen very little of Natalia, Rafe, or Cyrus. I'll try and catch more of their stuff soon.
Poor Daisy. She comes back several years younger and is re-brat-ified... then she's a virgin again... pregnancy and abortion... poor child. Life must be very confusing for her.
Cassie is on way too much.
Marina needs to wear less clothes more often.
Easy prediction - Bill and Lizzie are going to be on a LOT next year (at least, until the show is cancelled...).
Okay. I don't think I have any more comments on the numbers. Maybe more later.
Oh, I know something I've been meaning to ask for awhile...
The 70th anniversary opening titles. Recognizable voices - I've got just the obvious ones, Ron Raines, George Alvarez, Nicolas Art, I'm pretty sure... (Alan/Father Ray/Zach). Anybody know anybody else?
'All that we send into the lives of others' -- This sounds very much to me like the great Michael Zaslow. Anybody have any recollection of Roger ever reading the poem for any reason? Anybody else hear him when that part is read?
2007 stats -
1/10 -- Bonnie Dennison, recast of Daisy Lemay, Harley and Dylan's daughter.
3/2 -- Brian Gaskill, recast of Dylan Lewis, Billy and Reva's son, Daisy's father, etc. Non-contract.
3/9 -- Murray Bartlett as Cyrus Foley, a career criminal that Dinah had some history with.
4/25 -- Jessica Leccia as Natalia Rivera, first love of Nicky Augustino's and the mother of his son.
5/18 -- E.J. Bonilla as Rafael 'Rafe' Rivera, Gus and Natalia's son.
10/24 -- Seamus Davey Fitzpatrick, recast of Will Winslow, Cassie's adopted son, and heir to the throne of San Cristobel.
10/24 -- David Andrew MacDonald, returning as Edmund Winslow for a short run.
10/29 -- Emma Spencer was SORASed a bit. (New kids also appeared as Maureen Reardon (10/16) and James Spaulding (10/29) in October)
11/13 -- Daniel Cosgrove, returning as Bill Lewis.
1/24 -- Stephanie Gatschet's character of Tammy Winslow Randall, died. But she continued to appear throughout the year.
2/1 -- Tom Pelphrey as Jonathan Randall (and baby Sarah, too). Brief July/Aug return tied to book tie-in promotion.
5/10 -- Michael Dempsey as Alan-Michael Spaulding.
Alan used a hitman (coincidentally Daisy's boyfriend, coincidentally the same dude Olivia hired to bump off Ava in 2006) to kill Jonathan, but Gillespie's car struck Tammy instead, and she died. Alan's punishment was being married to Doris Wolfe for a few months, but he was able to get out of that after Ashlee shot him.
Jonathan faked his and Sarah's deaths so Alan couldn't mess with them any more.
Alan-Michael. Um. As near as I can figure... Jeffrey and Olivia didn't like the way A-M was treating the girl he was dating, Ava (the product of Jeffrey's rape of Olivia back when she was a teenager, and he didn't have Richard's face), so... one day, they kidnapped him and called him a bunch of bad names and threatened him and stuff. A-M was annoyed, took this pretty personally, so he... busted up Buzz and Olivia's wedding, let Buzz see pictures or video or something of her kissing The Creature. And Alan (you know, the guy that murdered Tammy a few months earlier) was then very 'concerned' that A-M was dangerously 'out of control' because of this, and headed down Phillip's psycho path, that he blackmailed him out of Spaulding Enterprises and out of town somehow. Not much of GL makes any sense these days, but I think this write-off made less sense than they usually do...
CAST RETURNS --
Daisy got younger and meaner. Mad crush on Gus for a bit, but a little time goes by, and she meets his son in juvie, and he's more age-appropriate for her, you know.
Dylan's divorced from Bridget, moved back to town, and decided that he was never really over Harley, so he made a play for her.
Cyrus knew Dinah, came to town to make her steal from Matt and Vanessa for him... married Alex to steal stuff from her and her friends... got involved with cop Marina, and is now also interested in Harley, I guess. Okay. I think he also used to live in Oakdale and be known as Simon Frasier.
Natalia. Daisy brought her to town to break up Gus and Harley. It worked. She's engaged to Gus now, though Remy and Alan both really dig her, too.
Rafe is Gus and Natalia's son. Alan likes him a lot. He re-de-virginized Daisy, and she got pregnant (of course), and she had an abortion. He was mad she didn't consult with him first, but he still loves Daisy, so they'll probably live happily ever after, I'm sure.
Will's an evil little kid, but Cassie wanted him back, and now she's got him. It looks as though he killed Alonzo (his DAD!), and tried to kill Edmund (his uncle, who he LIKED). Kid like this could be very useful in Springfield. I'm hoping he and some knives start spending some time with Reva's boyfriend very soon.
Edmund got off of all charges from all his many crimes somehow (space aliens came down and pardoned him? I don't know, something like that...). He came to town, wanting Cassie, and overheard a useful bit of stuff about Cassie messing with the paternity tests of Beth's baby... everybody needed him dead (or almost that way), so that happened.
Bill's an asshole and a man-whore now. I think it's just what's 'in' these days. I'm sure he'll be 'good' again someday. Anyway, he came to town and immediately got Lizzie AND Ava and some hottie anonymous day-players into bed without even trying, like, at all. Gosh, I wish I were him.
Later - A poll's coming.
It won't be very long, this year.
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2007 Appearance Totals
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