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Soap Stars Moonlighting Away From Daytime: Find Out When and Where

Find out where you can see your favorite daytime stars on film, TV or in concert.

jen lilley stars and michael damian directs upcoming christmas movie.Jen Lilley to be directed by Michael Damian in a new film.

You love to watch your favorite soap stars on daytime, but many of them often appear in other film and television projects. Find out what they are up to as well as when and where you can see them outside of their roles on Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful.

Where To See Your Favorite Soap Stars

Updated as of June 7, 2023.

Various Stars

Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa, Days of our Lives) joins Matthew Morrison (ex-Glee, ex-Adam, As the World Turns) for Great American Family’s Paris Christmas Waltz, part of The Christmas Waltz movie franchise, which has now moved to that channel from Hallmark. The powerhouse team behind the original and this sequel is none other than Janeen and Michael Damian (Danny, Young and the Restless), who will write and direct, respectively. The original starred Lacey Chabert (ex-Bianca, All My Children). The sequel was shot on location in Paris. No air date has been given as yet.

Lisa LoCicero, GH

Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) announced on Twitter that her somewhat scary film, Organ Trail, can now be viewed on streamers like Amazon and Apple.

A Martinez, DAYS, GH, B&B, Santa Barbara

Beloved soap alum A Martinez recently shared that on July 30, six episodes of Season 2 of Dark Winds drop on AMC and AMC+ in which you can catch him as Valencia County Sheriff Gordo Sena. One of his most beloved soap characters was SB’s favorite lawman, Cruz Castillo.

Max Ehrich, Y&R

Max Ehrich, who played Fen on Y&R, announced that his film, Southern Gospel, is now available to rent, stream or buy on most major streaming services.

Various Stars

Alison Sweeney, who is missed as Sami on DAYS, joins Cameron Mathison (Drew, GH) and Barbara Niven (ex-Liz, One Life to Live) in an all-new Hannah Swensen Mystery. The new installment, Carrot Cake Murder, premieres on Friday, May 19, at 9 p.m. ET. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. And no worries — this won’t be the last.

A newly announced film has been announced based on “A Zest for Death: A Hannah Swensen Mystery.” Fans can expect the return of Hannah’s mother, Delores (Barbara Niven), and her friend, Norman (Gabriel Hogan), to help the sleuth with her latest mystery.

James Hyde, Y&R/Passions

Hyde, who was recently killed off as the ultimate bad guy Jeremy Stark in Genoa City, can be seen now on Netflix in Season 3 of La Reina del Sur, also known as Queen of the South. It originally aired on Telemundo.

James, who played Sam, got a bit of a Passions reunion as he co-stars in the Lindsay Hartley (ex-Theresa; ex-Sam, GH)-directed holiday film called Christmas on Air opposite Denise Richard (Shauna). No word of when it will be on, but definitely keep an eye out for it.

Soap Stars At Night

Justin Hartley, Y&R

The actor who was beloved as Adam Newman as well as for his role on the entire run of This Is Us is also going to be getting a new show with a to-die-for debut. His show, Tracker, brings the handsome star back to CBS as his show takes its first bow right after the Super Bowl on Feb. 11, 2024. If that’s not a show of confidence, we’re not sure what is.

Lexi Ainsworth, GH

The Port Charles fave revealed her guest appearance on the CBSX hit NCIS with a stunning image of herself with series star and longtime heartthrob Wilmer Valderrama. The episode was slated to air on May 8, 2023.

Brian Gaskill, B&B

Brian Gaskill (ex-Ozzy Marone) is currently starring in A Bachelor’s Valentine. Fans can stream it for free on Tubi TV.

Rebecca Staab, Port Charles/Y&R

Rebecca Staab (ex-Elizabeth Barrington; ex-April Stevens) shared that she’ll be on the fifth episode of the Netflix series, The Night Agent.

Marci Miller, DAYS

Marci Miller (ex-Abigail Deveraux DiMera) can be seen in the mind-blowing movie, Parallel Worlds: A Psychedelic Love Story, streaming on the Tubi channel now.

Josh Swickard, GH

Josh Swickard continues his lucky streak with Christmas movies in the upcoming A Wine Country Christmas, where he is joined by Y&R’s Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) and B&B’s Annika Noelle (Hope Logan Spencer). Principle photography has already begun. Warner Bros. will be handling its holiday release. Stay tuned to Soap Hub for the streaming details.

Kate Mansi, DAYS

In other news, Swickard’s multi-talented wife, Lauren, landed streaming rights on Amazon’s Freevee for the 5-episode Yellowstone-esque bi-lingual western series, Casa Grande, starring DAYS alum Kate Mansi (ex-Abigail Deveraux DiMera) and Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s James Marsters (Spike). It will follow the stories of the everyday lives and struggles of undocumented workers and the wealthy landowners who profit from their labor. The series will premiere on Monday, May 1.

Johnny Wactor, GH

Brando Corbin fans rejoice! You can see Johnny Wactor opposite Alec Baldwin (ex-Billy Aldrich on The Doctors) and the late Anne Heche (Vicky and Marley Love on Another World) in the action-adventure film Supercell. Watch now in limited theaters or video on demand on popular video platforms.

Jackée Harry, DAYS

Jackée Harry (Paulina Price) shared that she’ll be appearing on Lifetime’s Every Breath She Takes on March 25. Also in the movie are her TV son-in-law, Lamon Archey (Eli Grant), and One Life to Live alums Tuc Watkins (ex-David Vickers) and Dan Gauthier (ex-Kevin Buchanan).

Victor Webster, DAYS

Victor Webster appears in the 2017 film, A Harvest Wedding, which will re-air on the Hallmark channel on March 28 at 6 pm ET. You can catch it again on April 20 at 2 pm ET.

Alison Sweeney, DAYS

Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) joins another soap veteran, Victor Webster (ex-Nicholas Alamain), in Hallmark Channel’s The Wedding Veil Journey premiering on April 1. The following day, April 2, marks the premiere of The Wedding Veil Expectations on the channel starring Sweeney. The actress also appears in The Wedding Veil Inspiration, which premieres on April 19 on Hallmark.

Jen Lilley, DAYS

Jen Lilley joins Glee’s Matthew Morrison in Paris Christmas Waltz, a sequel to Hallmark’s 2020 film, The Christmas Waltz. The movie tells the story of a recently unemployed Emma (played by Lilley) who meets a professional dancer (Morrison) who has lost his love of dance. The novice and the pro become the toast of Paris.

Molly Burnett, DAYS

Fans can see Molly Burnett (ex-Melanie Jonas) on the current season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Detective Grace Muncy.

Oliva Rose Keegan, DAYS

Olivia Rose Keegan (ex-Claire) will be appearing this season as Duela in the new show Gotham Knights, which airs Tuesdays at 9 pm ET on The CW.

Jonathan Jackson, GH

Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky) is joining fellow Nashville cast members in concert for a reunion tour in October. Check out the dates:

The Day Players, DAYS

Fans can catch The Day Players, a band featuring the musical collaboration of soap stars Brandon Barash (Stefan), Carson Boatman (Johnny), Eric Martsolf (Brady), and Wally Kurth (Justin; also Ned on GH), singing their hearts out at venues throughout the U.S. and Canada. Check if they are appearing near you.

Jack Wagner, B&B/GH

Jack Wagner (ex-Nick Marone; ex-Frisco Jones) has had a 10-season run on the series When Calls The Heart on Hallmark. He next appears on July 30, 2023, in the episode titled “Carpe Diem.”

Michael Damian, Y&R

Michael Damian (Danny Romalotti) and his wife, Janeen, are currently in pre-production of their next TV movie, Christmas in Transylvania. Stay tuned for an update on where and when you can see it.

Michael Graziadei, Y&R

The Netflix series The Lincoln Lawyer was been greenlit for Season 2, which means Michael Grazaidei should be back in action. The streaming channel announced it will be rolled out in two parts. The first lands on Thursday, July 6, and the second part of the 10-episode season rolls out a month later on Thursday, August 3. The new season will follow Michael Connelly’s fourth book in his The Lincoln Lawyer series, The Fifth Witness.

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