One of my favorite things to do is keep track of soap hopping by actors.
The latest move to catch my interest was the hiring of Jon Lindstrom to play As the World Turns‘ Craig Montgomery.
A handful of actors have portrayed the devious, multifaceted Oakdale businessman, and I’ll be interested to see Jon’s take on what I consider to be one of the most intriguing characters in daytime.
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Savvy soap viewers will remember Jon in probably his most well-known role: General Hospital‘s Kevin Collins. The psychiatrist (and brother of psycho, Felicia-stalking Ryan) was also an anchor character for
GH‘s now-defunct spin-off, Port Charles.
With his background playing both naughty and nice, I have no doubt Jon will fit into Craig’s shoes quite well.
But I do (ever so slightly) bemoan the fact that we won’t be seeing my favorite Craig, Hunt Block, back in the role.
And I think Michele will bemoan the fact that ATWT didn’t rehire Scott Bryce, the original and most recent Craig. (She’s got a thing for him, you know. Ask her about it sometime. Some kind
of “six degrees of separation” deal.)
As for Jon, his first airdate is scheduled to be Dec. 3.
Now if only ATWT could find a place for Lynn Herring (GH‘s Lucy), too.
Oooh, ooooh. And then maybe have Kin Shriner (GH‘s Scotty) come back as slimy Keith Morrissey.
Yeah.
That, my friends, would be some must-see soap.

3 Responses to “Jon Lindstrom: ATWT’s new Craig”

  1. That’s it Kara, reveal my secrets to the world…OK, well maybe it’s not so secret since I have mentioned it one or two times in the newsroom
    It involved an acting class I took while in grad school and it’s more of a two degree of separation thing…

  2. It would be nice to see all of them even if it were on another soap on anotehr network, at least maybe, just maybe they will be used in the fashion that they deserve, instead of some backdrop nonsense for characters that people are so sick of already.. 🙂

  3. Jodi Doney
    01:33, 26.08.2009

    I like Jon Lindstrom
    cause he is a pretty good actor.