Rounding out the cast in the upcoming web series, “Winterthorne,” are two soap opera alums who have proven very popular with fans.

John-Paul Lavoisier
John-Paul Lavoisier

John-Paul Lavoisier made himself known for playing the role of Rex Balsom on the former ABC soap, “One Life to Live,” from 2003-2012. He joins the cast as Hugh Cambridge, who is described as a “mysterious man from Miranda’s (Martha Madison) past. Hugh is hell bent on becoming a member of the Winterthorne family and Miranda has severely underestimated his intent to seduce her.”

Emmy and Indie Series Award nominated director, Sonia Blangiardo, spoke about working alongside Lavoisier again:

“I’m so happy to be working with my old friend, the very talented John-Paul. ‘Winterthorne’ will exceed expectations with him involved as a part of this amazing cast.”

Also, Daytime Emmy Nominee Michael Caruso had this to add:

“John-Paul has a great edgy quality that I wanted for the character of Hugh. John-Paul is fantastic at creating subtle, smoldering layers with his acting that will build into something dangerous within the character.”

Kevin Spirtas
Kevin Spirtas

Also joining Lavoisier in the recent cast additions is that of Kevin Spirtas. He played the role of Dr. Craig Wesley on NBC Daytime’s “Days of our Lives.” He also made an appearance on the Indie Series Award winning series, “Hustling.” Spirtas takes on the role of Dominic Delacourt. Dominic is a “major player within the family. He has been charged by the Winterthorne women to train their husbands and future husbands in the art of making candy. There is a sense of wonder within him alongside a sense of true bitterness for being controlled by them.”

Caruso added this statement on Wesley coming aboard:

“Kevin is a wonderful actor, and I think what struck me about him as perfect for the part of Dominic is the sense of mischievousness he possesses. Dominic is a character that has been put in a very specific position of power by the Winterthorne women, and yet he’s powerless at the same time and we really see him struggle with that.”

Co-star Madison also included a statement on Spirtas:

“Kevin is not only a delightful person, but an incredibly talented actor. I loved watching him play the devious character of Craig Wesley on Days! He made it fun to root for the bad guy!”

About John-Paul Lavoisier:

John-Paul Lavoisier’s professional acting career has included numerous television, film, and theatre gigs, including ‘One Life to Live,’ ‘Major Crimes,’ ‘Anger Management,’ ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘Liza, Liza, Skies are Grey,’ ‘One Day in May,’ and ‘Placebo.’ His last stage appearance was in the January/February run of ‘The Manor,’ at Greystone Manor. Originally from Philly, then Manhattan for a while, John-Paul now calls Los Angeles home.

About Kevin Spirtas:

Kevin Spirtas, a 30 year veteran actor of Broadway, film, and television, is perhaps, best known to millions around the world as television’s dashing Dr. Craig Wesley, a character he portrayed, for 71/2 years on NBC’s Emmy Award Winning drama, ‘Days of Our Lives.’ Spirtas’ career began, at 18, when he landed his first professional job as Mike (“I Can Do That”) Costa, in Michael Bennett’s Broadway seminal musical, ‘A Chorus Line.’ Spirtas has also starred on Broadway and Regional tours including: ‘Hairspray,’ ‘Meet Me In St. Louis,’ ‘Company,’ ‘Damn Yankees,’ and ‘Into The Woods.’ A tribute to Spirtas’ high-octane talent came when he was cast (over hundreds) as the stand-by for Hugh Jackman in Broadway’s smash hit musical, ‘The Boy From Oz.’

Spirtas has starred in the films: ‘Embrace the Darkness,’ ‘Striking Resemblance,’ and ‘Green Plaid Shirt.’ Spirtas has been featured opposite Sir Ian McKellen in Bryan Singer’s ‘Apt Pupil,’ Ben Affleck in Mark Steven Johnson’s director’s cut of ‘Daredevil’ and Olympia Dukakis in the movie made for television, ‘A Match Made in Heaven.’ Spirtas can also be seen in those fantastic cult classic slasher sequels ‘Friday the 13th VII,’ ‘Subspecies II,’ and ‘Subspecies III,’ Wes Craven’s ‘The Hills Have Eyes II,’ and ‘Albino Farm.’

While continuing his work in film and television, Spirtas also tours the world with his highly acclaimed one-man musical shows ‘Night & DAYS’ and ‘Let There Be Love.’ Spirtas is also a Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award Nominated Producer. Making his debut as a Broadway producer with the critically acclaimed revival of ‘Finian’s Rainbow’ (2009) and the Tony Award winning hit ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ (2011). For more go to:


‘Winterthorne’ begins three weeks of production in late March, both in and outside of the Los Angeles area. Spirtas joins previously announced cast members Martha Madison (‘Days of Our Lives’), Michael Caruso (‘DeVanity’), Linda Gray (‘Dallas’), Kathleen Gati (‘General Hospital’), Kirsten Storms (‘General Hospital’), John-Paul Lavoisier (‘One Life To Live’), Gordon Thomson (‘Dynasty,’ ‘Santa Barbara’) and Josh Thrower (‘90210,’ ‘Young & The Restless’).

Follow ‘Winterthorne’ on Twitter: @WINTERTHORNE1

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