Which soap opera stars are celebrating birthdays in October? A slew of them, and Soap Hub has got a list of all the dates, so you can send them your sincerest best wishes via Twitter and Instagram or a good old-fashioned card.
Happy Birthday To Our Soap Opera Stars
Brandon Barash (Jake, Days of our Lives) will be the first one to blow out the cake candles on October 4. The actor turns 41
General Hospital’s Derk Cheetwood, who plays Corinthos bodyguard Max, turns 47 on October 8. His co-star, Jon Lindstrom, (Kevin) turns 63 on October 18.
Hunter King (Summer, The Young and the Restless) is toasting her special day, too. She’ll turn 27 on October 19.
Twins Harper and Sydnee Udell, who shared the role of Arianna on DAYS, will be hauling in the presents, too. They turn 8 on October 22.
YR veteran Doug Davidson, who made his Genoa City debut in 1978, has a birthday on October 24. The actor is turning 66.
On the young leading lady front, GH’s Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina) turns 28 on October 28. Meanwhile, DAYS’ Victoria Konefal (Ciara) turns 24 on October 29.
A pair of GH vets will be feasting on cake, too. Finola Hughes (Anna) turns 61 on October 29, while Wagner turns 57 on October 30.
Also celebrating birthdays on October 30 are Paul Telfer (Xander, DAYS), who turns 32, and Noemi Gonzalez (ex-Mia, YR), who turns 28.
The October revelry wraps up on the 31st with two stars who have Halloween birthdays: Days’ Deidre Hall (Marlena) and BB’s Scott Clifton, who turns 36.
More on Soap Opera History
Soap opera began in the early 1900s as radio broadcasts. Soap companies were behind the conception of the daytime dramas because they wanted to sell soaps to stay-at-home-moms. They did their job and also launched a lifelong programming format, the soap operas.
Spanning more than five decades, American soaps have seen the rise and fall of daytime soaps. In the heyday of soaps in the early 1980s, there were up to 13 different soap operas broadcast.
Bringing the Drama
The four remaining soap operas currently on the air include Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless (YR), General Hospital (GH), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB). Check your local listings for air times.