Fireside Chats

A Fireside Chat Recap: Days of our Lives Star Mike Manning

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Soap Hub Insiders enjoy the recap for the fireside video chat with Mike Manning that took place on Friday, November 20 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

What Is A Soap Hub Insider Fireside Chat?

Each month we bring you an exclusive live fireside chat with soap stars. It’s an opportunity to get up close and personal with the actors to learn more about their lives outside of soaps, the projects they have, and life in general. To attend these events, you have to be a Soap Hub Insider member. Sign up for the 14-day FREE trial! Once you sign up, you’re able to RSVP for the fireside events, join in the conversation, and enter for a chance to win soap swag and gift cards!

A DOOL Debut

Manning debuted on DAYS on October 5 as Charlie Dale, an intern at Titan Publishing. Charlie and Claire (Isabel Durant) had a “meet-cute” where they bumped into one another and started flirting. Are they destined to become one of DAYS’ many supercouples? At Titan, Xander (Paul Telfer) is advising Charlie on how to handle things.

Manning may be familiar to viewers of the Real World and The Bay. The actor appeared on the reality show in in 2009 when the series was set in Washington D.C. More recently, he appeared on the multiple Daytime Emmy-award winning series The Bay as Caleb McKinnon. Earlier this year, Manning won a Daytime Emmy as one of the web series’ producers.

The actor can also be seen in The Call, new a horror film along with Lin Shaye (Penny Dreadful: City of Angels) and Tobin Bell (The Flash). Next year, Manning will star in the Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing) produced civil rights drama, Son of the South.

There’s more! Manning’s other upcoming projects include: Bonds of Redemption, Into the Klondike, You Can Call Me Eve, and Night in the Garden of Eve.

Manning stays busy behind the camera, too, having written and directed projects, but, in addition to acting, his passion is producing. He’s been a producer on many projects including M.F.A and Lost in America, featuring Halle Berry (Monster’ Ball; Catwoman), Rosario Dawson (Rent), singer Jewel and Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G.)

He produced the Showtime documentary Kidnapped for Christ. On the charitable front, he is an ambassador for the anti-bullying organization Boo2Bullying. He’s a board member for the largest youth-focused clean water organization in the world, Thirst Project, and he’s been honored by the City Council and State Assembly of New York for his work promoting equal rights around the United States.

Fireside Guests for December

December 11, 7pm EST/ 4pm PST: Robert Scott Wilson

Fireside Guests for November

November 9, 7pm EST/ 4pm PST: Kathleen Gati
November 19, 7:30 pm EST/ 4pm PST: Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson
November 20. 7pm EST/ 4pm EST: Mike Manning
November 21, 6pm EST/ 3pm PST: Nancy Lee Grahn

October 26, 7pm EST/ 4pm PST: Trent Dawson
October 1, 7pm EST/ 4pm PST: McKenzie Westmore

September 4, 2:30pm EST/ 11:30am PST: Eric Martsolf
September 9, 6pm EST/ 3pm PST: Vincent Irizarry

August 17, 7pm EST/ 4pm PST: Melody Thomas Scott

July 22, 2pm EST/ 11am PST: James Reynolds
July 30, 6pm EST/ 3pm PST: Hillary B. Smith & Crystal Chappell

June 25, 8pm EST/ 5pm PST: Martha Madison
June 25, 8pm EST/ 5pm PST: Lily Melgar
June 27, 5pm EST/ 2pm PST: Sean Kanan

May 21, 6pm EST/ 3pm PST: Maurice Benard

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