Soap (ABC) Sept. 13, 1977-Apr. 21, 1981 = 93 Episodesby TheDeadGodfather | created - 07 Mar 2014 | updated - 12 Mar 2014 | Public
The Complete Cast Information
September 1977-March 1978 Tuesday 9:30-10:00 September 1978-March 1979 Thursday 9:30-10:00 September 1979-March 1980 Thursday 9:30-10:00 October 1980-January 1981 Wednesday 9:30-10:00 March 1981-April 1981 Monday 10:00-11:00
Soap was nominated for a total 17 Emmy Awards including: Outstanding Comedy Series – nominated: 1978, 1980, 1981 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Richard Mulligan) – won: 1980, nominated: 1981 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Cathryn Damon) – won: 1980, nominated: 1978, 1981 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Katherine Helmond) – nominated: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Robert Guillaume) – won: 1979 Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series (Jay Sandrich) – nominated: 1978, 1979 Outstanding Art Direction in a Comedy Series – won: 1978 Outstanding Achievement in Video Tape Editing in a Comedy Series – nominated: 1978
At the 1981 Golden Globe Awards, Katherine Helmond won Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series – Musical/Comedy. That same year, the program was also nominated for Best TV Series – Musical/Comedy
Director Jay Sandrich was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series' at the DGA Awards in 1978 and 1979
Actress | Soap
Katherine Marie Helmond was born on July 5, 1929, in Galveston, Texas. She was raised by her mother, Thelma Malone, and her grandmother; they were Irish Catholics. Young Katherine attended Catholic school, and appeared in numerous school plays and pageants. She took a job at a local theater while ...
Jessica Tate (1977-1981)
Katherine Marie Helmond - July 5, 1928 "Cancer/Dragon" in Galveston, Texas
Actress | Soap
Cathryn Damon was born on September 11, 1930 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Cathryn Lee Damon. She was an actress, known for Soap (1977), She's Having a Baby (1988) and Webster (1983). She died on May 4, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mary Campbell (1977-1981)
Cathryn Lee Damon - September 11, 1930 "Virgo/Horse" in Seattle, Washington - May 4, 1987 (age 56) in Los Angeles, California (ovarian cancer)
Actor | Soap
Originally a student of playwriting at Columbia University, Richard Mulligan began his acting career in regional theater and soon after made his Broadway debut in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "All the Way Home". In addition to his continuing Broadway career, Mulligan has successfully transferred...
Burt Campbell (1977-1981)
November 13, 1932 "Scorpio/Monkey" in New York City - September 26, 2000 (age 67) in Los Angeles, California (colon cancer)
Actor | Soap
Chester Tate (1977-1981)
February 2, 1932 "Aquarius/Monkey" in Clever, Missouri
5. Ted Wass
Actor | Soap
Ted was born in Lakewood Ohio. He graduated from the acclaimed Goodman School of Drama in Chicago, where he performed in a wide array of the classics, from Shakespeare to Ibsen to Orton, Ted made his Broadway debut in the original production of GREASE, playing the role of DANNY ZUKO. Then came the ...
Danny Dallas (1977-1981)
October 27, 1952 "Scorpio/Dragon" in Lakewood, Ohio
Actor | Forget Paris
Billy Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York. He is the youngest of three sons born to Helen (Gabler) and Jack Crystal. His father was a well-known concert promoter who co-founded Commodore Records and his mother was a homemaker. His family were Jewish immigrants ...
Jodie Dallas (1977-1981)
William Edward Crystal - March 14, 1948 "Pisces/Rat" in Long Beach, Long Island, New York
Producer | American Horror Story
Jennifer Salt was born on September 4, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a producer and actress, known for American Horror Story (2011), Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Soap (1977). She was previously married to David Greenberg.
Eunice Tate (1977-1981)
September 4, 1944 "Virgo/Monkey" in Los Angeles, California
8. Diana Canova
Actress | Soap
Diana Canova was born on June 1, 1953 in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA as Diana Rivero. She is an actress and writer, known for Soap (1977), Throb (1986) and The Love Boat (1977). She has been married to Elliot Scheiner since 1985. They have one child. She was previously married to Geoff Levin.
Corinne Tate-Flotsky (1977-1980)
Diana Rivero - June 1, 1953 "Gemini/Snake" in West Palm Beach, Florida
9. Jimmy Baio
Actor | Soap
Billy Tate (1977-1981)
James Joseph Baio - March 15, 1962 "Pisces/Tiger" in Brooklyn, New York
10. Jay Johnson
Actor | Soap
Jay Johnson was born on July 11, 1949 in Richardson, Texas, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Soap (1977), Annabelle's Wish (1997) and That '70s Show (1998). He has been married to Sandra Asbury-Johnson since May 14, 1972. They have two children.
Bob Campbell (1977-1981)
July 11, 1949 "Cancer/Ox" in Richardson, Texas
11. Arthur Peterson
Actor | Soap
Arthur Peterson was born on November 18, 1912 in Mandan, North Dakota, USA as Arthur Peterson Jr. He was an actor, known for Soap (1977), Mission: Impossible (1966) and Rollercoaster (1977). He was married to Norma Ransome. He died on October 31, 1996 in Pasadena, California, USA.
The Major (1977-1981)
Arthur Peterson Jr. - November 18, 1912 "Scorpio/Rat" in Mandan, North Dakota - October 31, 1996 (age 83) in Pasadena, California (Alzheimer's disease)
12. Robert Guillaume
Actor | The Lion King
Robert Guillaume was born on November 30, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Robert Peter Williams. He was an actor, known for The Lion King (1994), Big Fish (2003) and Sports Night (1998). He was married to Donna Brown Guillaume and Marlene Patricia Scott. He died on October 24, 2017 in Los ...
Benson DuBois (1977-1980)
Robert Peter Williams - November 30, 1927 "Sagittarius/Rabbit" in St. Louis, Missouri
13. Donnelly Rhodes
Actor | Da Vinci's Inquest
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, Donnelly Rhodes trained to be a warden in the National Park Service in Manitoba and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as an airman-mechanic before finally settling into his long and successful career as an actor. Rhodes studied at the Manitoba Theatre Center ...
Dutch Leitner (1978-1981)
Donnelly Rhodes Henry - December 4, 1937 "Sagittarius/Ox" in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
14. Sal Viscuso
Actor | Law & Order True Crime
The dedication of Sal Viscuso to the craft of acting can be dated to a singular evening in 1967. A college freshman, he happened upon a teleplay of Ronald Ribman's CBS Playhouse: The Final War of Olly Winter (1967) and was so inspired by Ivan Dixon's Emmy-winning rendition of the title role that he...
Father Timothy Flotsky (1977-1979)
October 5, 1948 "Libra/Rat" in Brooklyn, New York
15. Rebecca Balding
Actress | Soap
Cute, perky, and engaging brunette actress Rebecca Balding was born on September 21, 1955, in Little Rock, Arkansas. The sweet, comely, and spirited Balding first began acting on television in the mid 1970s. She played an eager-beaver cub reporter on three episodes of Lou Grant (1977). Rebecca ...
Carol David (1978-1980)
September 21, 1955 "Virgo/Goat" in Little Rock, Arkansas
16. John Byner
Actor | The Black Cauldron
The proud owner of scores of dialects and hundreds of uncanny impersonations, slight, deadpan, rubber-faced, light-haired funnyman John Byner is the forerunner to such presently gifted comic impressionists as Dana Carvey and Frank Caliendo. Byner's spot-on impressions have run the entertainment and...
Detective Donahue (1978-1980)
John Thomas Biener - June 28, 1938 "Cancer/Tiger" in New York City
17. Eugene Roche
Actor | Executive Decision
Adept at both comedy and drama, character player Eugene Roche (sometimes billed as Gene Roche) had an extensive four-decade career. Born in Depression-era Boston the son of a Navy man, the moon-faced, intent-looking Roche started on radio at age 15 displaying his knack for character voices, both ...
E. Ronald Mallu (1978-1980)
Eugene Harrison Roche - September 22, 1928 "Virgo/Dragon" in Boston, Massachusetts - July 28, 2004 (age 75) in Encino, California (heart attack)
18. Marla Pennington
Actress | Soap
Marla Pennington was born on March 5, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Marla Lynn Pennington. She is an actress, known for Soap (1977), Small Wonder (1985) and Magnum, P.I. (1980). She has been married to Thomas Patrick Rowan since August 8, 1988. They have two children. She was previously ...
Leslie Walker (1979-1981)
Marla Lynn Pennington - March 5, 1954 "Pisces/Horse" in Los Angeles, California
19. Gordon Jump
Actor | WKRP in Cincinnati
The burly character actor Gordon Jump will probably be best remembered for the role of the radio station manager Arthur Carlson in the TV sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati (1978). This is ironic, since in the first part of his working life he was found either behind a microphone or camera in stints with ...
Chief of Police Tinkler (1977-1978)
Gordon Alexander Jump - April 1, 1932 "Aries/Monkey" in Dayton, Ohio - September 22, 2003 (age 71) in Los Angeles, California (pulmonary fibrosis leading to heart and respiratory failure)
20. Kathryn Reynolds
21. Bob Seagren
Actor | Wonder Woman
Bob Seagren was born on October 17, 1946 in Pomona, California, USA as Robert Lloyd Seagren. He is an actor, known for Wonder Woman (1975), Soap (1977) and Charlie's Angels (1976). He was previously married to Peggy McIntaggart.
Dennis Phillips (1977-1978)
Robert Lloyd Seagren - October 17, 1946 "Libra/Dog" in Pomona, California
22. Nita Talbot
Actress | Hogan's Heroes
Mrs. Fine (1977-1978)
Anita Sokol - August 8, 1930 "Leo/Horse" in New York City
23. Byron Webster
Actor | The Poseidon Adventure
Byron Webster made 1951 his film debut in Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951). He moved to the USA in 1952 and settled in Chicago, Illinois. Acting assignments were few in Chicago, and he supplemented his income working for British European Airways. After some local area (Illinois) theatre work,...
Dr. Medlow (1977-1978)
June 14, 1931 "Gemini/Goat" in London, England - December 1, 1991 (age 60) in Sherman Oaks, California (AIDS)
24. Edward Winter
Actor | M*A*S*H
Edward Winter was born on June 3, 1937 in Ventura, California, USA as Edward Dean Winter. He was an actor, known for M*A*S*H (1972), Project U.F.O. (1978) and Simon & Simon (1981). He was married to Linda Foster, Sandra L. Ward and Ronda Faye Moe. He died on March 8, 2001 in Woodland Hills, Los...
Congressman Walter McCallam (1977-1978)
Edward Dean Winter - June 3, 1937 "Gemini/Ox" in Ventura, California - March 8, 2001 (age 63) in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California (Parkinson's disease)
Actress | Mermaids
Caroline McWilliams was born on April 4, 1945 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Caroline Margaret McWilliams. She was an actress and director, known for Mermaids (1990), Benson (1979) and Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). She was married to Michael Keaton. She died on February 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, ...
Caroline Margaret McWilliams - April 4, 1945 "Aries/Rooster" in Seattle, Washington - February 11, 2010 (age 64) in Los Angeles, California (complications of multiple myeloma)
26. Inga Swenson
Actress | The Miracle Worker
Inga Swenson was born on December 29, 1932 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. She is an actress, known for The Miracle Worker (1962), Benson (1979) and Playhouse 90 (1956). She has been married to Lowell Harris since February 21, 1953. They have two children.
Ingrid Swenson (1978-1979)
December 29, 1932 "Capricorn/Monkey" in Omaha, Nebraska
27. Lynne Moody
Actress | Knots Landing
Polly Dawson (1979-1980)
February 17, 1950 "Aquarius/Tiger" in Detroit, Michigan
28. Peggy Pope
Actress | Choke
Mrs. Lurleen David (1979-1980)
May 15, 1929 "Taurus/Snake" in Montclair, New Jersey
Actor | The Cowboys
He was a master class in cerebral eloquence and audience command...and although his dominant playing card in the realm of acting was quite serious and stately, nobody cut a more delightfully dry edge in sitcoms than this gentleman, whose calm yet blistering put-downs often eluded his lesser victims.
May 2, 1925 "Taurus/Ox" in Woodbury, New Jersey - April 11, 2007 (age 81) in Los Angeles, California (stomach cancer)
30. Nancy Dolman
Nancy Dolman was born on September 26, 1951 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Nancy Jane Dolman. She was an actress, known for Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas (1985), Soap (1977) and It's a Living (1980). She was married to Martin Short. She died on August 21, 2010 in Pacific Palisades, ...
Annie Selig (1980-1981)
Nancy Jane Dolman - September 26, 1951 "Libra/Rabbit" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - August 21, 2010 (age 58) in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California (ovarian cancer)
31. Joe Mantegna
Actor | The Godfather: Part III
Joe Mantegna is an American actor who has made over 200 film and TV appearances. He is also a producer, writer, and director, and is probably best known for his role as Joey Zasa in the Francis Ford Coppola epic The Godfather: Part III (1990), in which he stars alongside Al Pacino and Andy Garcia.
Juan One (1980-1981)
Joseph Anthony Mantegna Jr. - November 13, 1947 "Scorpio/Pig" in Chicago, Illinois
32. Barbara Rhoades
Actress | Harry and Tonto
Barbara Rhoades was born on March 23, 1946 in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Harry and Tonto (1974), The Goodbye Girl (1977) and Busting Loose (1977). She has been married to Bernie Orenstein since February 18, 1979. They have one child.
Maggie Chandler (1980-1981)
March 23, 1947 "Aries/Pig" in Poughkeepsie, New York
33. Gregory Sierra
Actor | The Towering Inferno
Carlos 'El Puerco' Valdez (1980-1981)
January 25, 1941 "Aquarius/Snake" in New York City
34. Jesse Welles
Actress | Wizards
35. Harold Gould
Actor | Patch Adams
Harold Gould earned a Ph.D. in theatre and taught speech and drama at Cornell University. Pursuing some off-Broadway work in the 1950s, he decided to practice what he preached, and became a full-time professional actor in the 1960s. He has appeared in hundreds of TV shows since, usually playing a ...
Barney Gerber (1977)
Harold Vernon Goldstein - December 10, 1923 "Sagittarius/Pig" in Schenectady, New York - September 11, 2010 (age 86) in Woodland Hills, California (prostate cancer)
Actor | Fletch
Richard Libertini was born in E. Cambridge, Massachusetts, to parents who had come to America from southern Italy. Having grown up in a household where both Italian and English were spoken, he developed an ear for foreign accents. A facility he would later use to advantage on stage and in films.
The Godfather (1977)
May 21, 1933 "Gemini/Rooster" in Cambridge, Massachusetts
37. Robert Urich
Actor | Lonesome Dove
Robert grew up in Toronto, Ohio, where his athletic ability led to a four year football scholarship at Florida State University (FSU). There he earned a B.A. in Communications. He later received an M.A. at Michigan State University and then joined WGN radio in Chicago as a sales account ...
Peter Campbell (1977)
Robert Michael Urich - December 19, 1946 "Sagittarius/Dog" in Toronto, Ohio - April 16, 2002 (age 55) in Thousand Oaks, California (synovial cell sarcoma)
38. Sorrell Booke
Actor | The Dukes of Hazzard
Sorrell Booke was born in Buffalo, New York in 1930, the son of a local physician. He found his calling early in life, like most actors, when his family encouraged him to entertain relatives by doing impressions and telling jokes. He went on to study at Yale and Columbia University, and mastered ...
Charles Lefkowitz (1978)
January 4, 1930 "Capricorn/Horse" in Buffalo, New York - February 11, 1994 (age 64) in Sherman Oaks, California (colorectal cancer)
39. Howard Hesseman
Actor | WKRP in Cincinnati
Howard Hesseman has been a leading counter-culture figure since the late 1960s. He was a member of the improv group, "the Committee", for ten years in the sixties and seventies. He has been a character actor for many years on different television shows since the 1960s, and took small parts in The ...
Mr. Franklin (1978)
George Howard Hesseman - February 27, 1940 "Pisces/Dragon" in Lebanon, Oregon
40. Charles Lane
Actor | The Music Man
Mean, miserly and miserable-looking, they didn't come packaged with a more annoying and irksome bow than Charles Lane. Glimpsing even a bent smile from this unending sourpuss was extremely rare, unless one perhaps caught him in a moment of insidious glee after carrying out one of his many nefarious...
Judge Petrillo (1978)
Charles Gerstle Levison - January 26, 1905 "Aquarius/Snake" in San Francisco, California - July 9, 2007 (age 102) in Santa Monica, California
41. Dinah Manoff
Actress | Grease
Dinah Manoff was born in New York City, New York, to screenwriter Arnold Manoff and actress, director, and writer Lee Grant. She began her professional career in the PBS production of "The Great Cherub Knitwear Strike". After subsequent guest appearances on various television series, she received a...
Elaine Lefkowitz-Dallas (1978)
Dinah Beth Manoff - January 25, 1958 "Aquarius/Dog" in New York City
42. Doris Roberts
Actress | Everybody Loves Raymond
Doris Roberts was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Ann (Meltzer) and Larry Green. She was raised in New York, and took her stepfather's surname. Roberts was a 20-year veteran of the Broadway stage before she began appearing steadily in character roles in film and on television during the 1970s. A ...
Flo Flotsky (1978)
Doris May Green - November 4, 1930 "Scorpio/Horse" in St. Louis, Missouri
43. Candice Azzara
Actress | Catch Me If You Can
May 18, 1945 "Taurus/Rooster" in Brooklyn, New York
44. Jack Gilford
Actor | Cocoon
Jack Gilford was born in Brooklyn, New York, as Yankel Gellman. He began his career in the Amateur Nights of the 1930s moving on to nightclubs as an innovative comedian doing satire and pantomime. He was a regular at the Greenwich Village nightspot, Cafe Society and hosted shows featuring Zero ...
Jacob Aaron Gellman - July 25, 1908 "Leo/Monkey" in New York City - June 2, 1990 (age 81) in New York City (stomach cancer)
45. Randee Heller
Actress | The Karate Kid
June 10, 1947 "Gemini/Pig" in Brooklyn, New York
46. Michael Durrell
Actor | V
F. Peter Haversham (1980)
October 6, 1943 "Libra/Goat" in Brooklyn, New York
Actor | Soap
Granville Van Dusen was born on March 16, 1944 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA as Granville Roy Van Dusen Jr. He is an actor, known for Soap (1977), The West Wing (1999) and Port Charles (1997). He has been married to June Ellen Lonnen since September 3, 1966. They have two children.
Dr. Hill (1980)
Granville Roy Van Dusen Jr. - March 16, 1944 "Pisces/Monkey" in Grand Rapids, Minnesota
48. Allan Miller
Allan Miller was born on February 14, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Brewster's Millions (1985) and Bad Words (2013). He has been married to Laura A. Zucker since January 25, 1976.
Dr. Alan Posner (1980)
February 14, 1929 "Aquarius/Snake" in Brooklyn, New York
49. Rod Roddy
Actor | Soap
Rod Roddy was born on September 28, 1937 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Robert Ray Roddy. He was an actor, known for Soap (1977), House of Mouse (2001) and Press Your Luck (1983). He died on October 27, 2003 in Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Robert Ray Roddy - September 28, 1937 "Libra/Ox" in Fort Worth, Texas - October 27, 2003 (age 66) in Century City, Los Angeles, California (colon and breast cancer)
50. Susan Harris
Writer | Soap
Susan Harris was born on October 28, 1940 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA as Susan Spivak. She is a writer and producer, known for Soap (1977), The Golden Girls (1985) and It Takes Two (1982). She has been married to Paul Junger Witt since September 18, 1983. She was previously married to Berkeley ...
Susan Spivak October 28, 1940 "Scorpio/Dragon" in Mount Vernon, New York
51. Paul Junger Witt
Producer | Dead Poets Society
Paul Junger Witt was born on March 20, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Dead Poets Society (1989), The Golden Girls (1985) and Three Kings (1999). He has been married to Susan Harris since September 18, 1983. He was previously married to Ann McLaughlin.
March 20, 1943 "Pisces/Goat" in New York City
52. Tony Thomas
Producer | Dead Poets Society
Tony Thomas was born on December 7, 1948 in Hollywood, California, USA as Charles Anthony Thomas. He is known for his work on Dead Poets Society (1989), The Golden Girls (1985) and Insomnia (2002). He has been married to Ann Souder since September 24, 2005.
Charles Anthony Thomas December 7, 1948 "Sagittarius/Rat" in Hollywood, California
53. Jay Sandrich
Director | Mary Tyler Moore
Jay Sandrich was born on February 24, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jay Henry Sandrich. He is a director and assistant director, known for Mary Tyler Moore (1970), The Cosby Show (1984) and Soap (1977). He has been married to Linda Green Silverstein since October 4, 1984. He was ...
Jay Henry Sandrich February 24, 1932 "Pisces/Monkey" in Los Angeles, California