In honor of Father’s Day, Soap Hub presents a look back at the greatest fathers in daytime dramas who were there for their children, whether they were biological or not.
You’ll see some from today and some from decades past that will bring back all the sweet soap memories of daytime’s golden years.
Proud Papa: Mac Cory
Soap Opera: Another World
Offspring: Iris (daughter), Sandy (son), Amanda (daughter), Matthew (son – adopted), Jamie (son – in principal and in heart)
Mac never let a little things like genetics and biology stand in the way of loving a child that he felt was his. He and wife Rachel shared a daughter (Amanda) but Mac also loved and adored his adopted son Matthew just like he was a blood relation.
Proving the point even further Mac forged a strong bond with Rachels son Jamie (nearly a teenager by the time Mac and Rachel married) that was so strong Mac hoped it would be Jamie who would follow in his footsteps as leader of Cory Publishing.
In later years Jamie would claim on multiple occasions that Mac was the only man he considered his father as all memories of Steve Frame had evaporated.
Proud Papa: Tom Horton
Soap Opera: Days of Our Lives
Offspring: Tommy (son), Addie (daughter), Bill (son), Mickey (son) and Marie (daughter)
Not only did Tom help his wife Alice raise five children but he then turned right around and helped her rear two granddaughters (Julie and Jennifer).
Tom could be curt and hard-hearted at times as he was an old fashioned man with old fashioned values but he could never stay mad at his offspring for very long and he always welcomed them back with open arms.
He had to watch in vain as brothers Bill and Mickey fought over the same woman but he then rejoiced when Mickey found love with farm girl Maggie and Bill and Laura settled into wedded bliss (for a short time).
He also doted on his other grandchildren, like feisty Hope Williams who he and Alice encouraged to follow her heart and choose Bo Brady as her husband.
Proud Papa: Steve Aldrich
Soap Opera: The Doctors
Offspring: Billy (son – adopted), Erich (son) and Stephanie (daughter)
It surely surprised many folks that resident playboy Steve Aldrich wound up being one of the most stand-up fathers in the bustling metropolis of Maddison, USA.
He and Carolee Simpson, the love of his life, raised their darling little girl Stephanie alongside Erich (the son of Steve and his first wife Karen) and Billy (the son of Carolee’s first husband Dan Allison).
The couples’ sons would go …continue reading on the next page —>