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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor

The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series goes to Jeff Kober, who played Cyrus Renault on General Hospital. Other actors in the same category include Bryton James (Devon Hamilton, Y&R), Aaron D. Spears (Justin Barber, B&B), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine, GH), and Jordi Vilasuso (Rey Rosales, Y&R).

This is the second Daytime Emmy nomination for Kober and his first win. The actor has long been a talented character actor bringing to life memorable turns on such critically acclaimed shows as China Beach, The X-Files, ER, Lost, Sons Of Anarchy, and The Walking Dead.

Kober joined the cast of General Hospital in 2020 in the pivotal role of Cyrus Renault, the half-brother of legacy character Laura Webber Collins (Genie Francis), and biological brother to Martin Grey (Michael E. Knight). As a dangerous drug runner from the Pacific Northwest, Renault arrived in Port Charles with a vengeance, putting many residents in his crosshairs.

Thanks to his artistic strokes, Kober created a multi-layered villain that fans, at times, actually felt sorry for. There was electricity in the air whenever Kober appeared in a scene and the Academy agreed. Soap Hub congratulates Jeff Kober on taking home Daytime Emmy gold.

Daytime Emmy History

In 1972, the first daytime-themed Emmy Awards were handed out during the primetime ceremony, when The Doctors and General Hospital were nominated for Outstanding Achievement in a Daytime Drama — with The Doctors winning the first Best Show Daytime Emmy. Also at that same ceremony, Outstanding Achievement by an Individual in a Daytime Drama was awarded to Mary Fickett from All My Children.

Soap History

The Bold and the Beautiful made its debut in 1987 and introduced glitz and glamour to daytime soap operas. It has outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households. Needless to say, three decades of storylines have kept viewers locked in and wanting more. BB airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for air times.

Days of our Lives made its debut in 1965 and is one of the longest-running daytime soap operas in American history. It has outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households. Needless to say, five decades of storylines have kept viewers locked in and wanting more. DAYS airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for air times.

General Hospital made its debut in 1963 and is the second longest-running daytime soap opera in American history. The longest-running sudser is Guiding Light. While it’s not the longest-running sudser, General Hospital is the longest-running soap opera currently on air. GH airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for air times.

The Young and the Restless made its debut in 1973 and introduced more sexual undertones and younger characters to daytime soap operas. It has outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households. Needless to say, four decades of storylines have kept viewers locked in and wanting more. YR airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for air times.

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