Soap Actors Past and Present Team Up for ‘Daytime Cares: A Live Event’

Laura Wright 45th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Held at the Pasadena Civic Center on April 26, 2018. ©Steven Bergman

Daytime television actors past and present will come together on Saturday, May 9th at 8 PM (EST) for Daytime Cares: A Live Event, a live variety show honoring and uplifting fans during the COVID-19 crisis.

Hosted by Daytime Emmy Award winner Laura Wright and The Locher Room host Alan Locher – and presented in partnership with Daytime Cares, a Daytime TV Community spearheaded by Arianne Zucker and Shawn Christian spotlighting non-profit organizations offering COVID-19 support and resources – the show will be live-streamed on The Locher Room YouTube Channel and on Facebook. is sponsoring the event.

In a statement promoting this event, Wright commented:

“Our fans have supported us for decades. Daytime actors are used to being able to connect with our fans in person. We can’t do that right now, but this show is our way of giving them a virtual ‘hug’ to let them know that we are all in this together. And we are so happy to partner with Arianne and Shawn. Their Daytime Cares website provides information and resources for those affected by this crisis and or looking for ways to give back.”

Host, and former soap publicist Locher, had this to say:

“I grew up watching these shows, long before I started working in the industry. I truly understand the connection fans have to their favorite daytime actors and characters. I started ‘The Locher Room’ because I suspected that the fans – like myself – would love to see some familiar faces during this difficult time in our lives. I’ve truly been blown away by the response. I’m so excited that I can use my channel for this special live event.”

Actors slated to appear in this live event include:  Lamon Archey (Eli, “DAYS”), Maurice Benard (Sonny, “GH”), Ian Buchanan (ex-James, “The Bold and the Beautiful”; ex-Duke, “GH”), Crystal Chappell (ex-Carly, “DAYS”; ex-Olivia, “Guiding Light”), James DePaiva (ex-Max, “One Life to Live”), Kassie DePaiva (ex-Eve, “DAYS”; ex-Blair, “OLTL”), William deVry (Julian, “GH”), Chad Duell (Michael, “GH”), Andrea Evans (ex-Tina, “OLTL”; ex-Rebecca, “Passions”), Linsey Godfrey (Sarah, “DAYS”), Stacy Haiduk (Kristen, “DAYS”), Bill Hayes (Doug, “DAYS”), Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie, “DAYS”), Finola Hughes (Anna, “GH”), Michael E. Knight (Martin, “GH; ex-Tad, “All My Children”), Kyle Lowder (Rex, “DAYS”), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow, “GH”), Sofia Mattsson (Sasha, “GH”), Eric Martsolf (Brady, “DAYS”), Robert Newman (ex-Josh, “GL”), Wes Ramsey (Peter, “GH”), James Reynolds (Abe, “DAYS”), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer, “DAYS”), Scott Reeves (ex-Ryan, “The Young and the Restless”; ex-Steve Webber, “GH”), Emme Rylan (Lulu, “GH”), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, “Y&R”), Paul Telfer (Xander, “DAYS”), Heather Tom (Katie, “B&B”), Jordi Vilasuso (Rey, “Y&R”), Cynthia Watros (Nina, “GH”), Maura West (Ava, “GH”), Josh Swickard (Chase, “GH”) and Kim Zimmer (ex-Reva, “GL”).

To find out more on “Daytime Cares,” visit the website at:

To set yourself a reminder for the LIVE event, click on the YouTube video below:

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