Soap (ABC) Sept. 13, 1977-Apr. 21, 1981 = 93 Episodes

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
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Katherine Helmond
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 still in high school...
“ Jessica Tate (1977-1981)

Katherine Marie Helmond - July 5, 1928 "Cancer/Dragon" in Galveston, Texas ” - TheDeadGodfather
Cathryn Damon
Actress, Soap
“ 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) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Richard Mulligan
Actor, Empty Nest
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 his unique comedic talents to television and film...
“ Burt Campbell (1977-1981)

November 13, 1932 "Scorpio/Monkey" in New York City - September 26, 2000 (age 67) in Los Angeles, California (colon cancer) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Chester Tate (1977-1981)

February 2, 1932 "Aquarius/Monkey" in Clever, Missouri ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Danny Dallas (1977-1981)

October 27, 1952 "Scorpio/Dragon" in Lakewood, Ohio ” - TheDeadGodfather
Billy Crystal
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 from Russia...
“ Jodie Dallas (1977-1981)

William Edward Crystal - March 14, 1948 "Pisces/Rat" in Long Beach, Long Island, New York ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Eunice Tate (1977-1981)

September 4, 1944 "Virgo/Monkey" in Los Angeles, California ” - TheDeadGodfather
Diana Canova
Actress, Soap
“ Corinne Tate-Flotsky (1977-1980)

Diana Rivero - June 1, 1953 "Gemini/Snake" in West Palm Beach, Florida ” - TheDeadGodfather
Jimmy Baio
Actor, Soap
“ Billy Tate (1977-1981)

James Joseph Baio - March 15, 1962 "Pisces/Tiger" in Brooklyn, New York ” - TheDeadGodfather
Jay Johnson
Actor, Soap
“ Bob Campbell (1977-1981)

July 11, 1949 "Cancer/Ox" in Richardson, Texas ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ 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) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Benson DuBois (1977-1980)

Robert Peter Williams - November 30, 1927 "Sagittarius/Rabbit" in St. Louis, Missouri ” - TheDeadGodfather
Donnelly Rhodes
Actor, Danger Bay
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 and was a member of the first graduating class of the National Theatre School in Canada...
“ Dutch Leitner (1978-1981)

Donnelly Rhodes Henry - December 4, 1937 "Sagittarius/Ox" in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada ” - TheDeadGodfather
Sal Viscuso
Actor, Spaceballs
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 The Final War of Olly Winter and was so inspired by Ivan Dixon's Emmy-winning rendition of the title role that he entered the drama department the very next day...
“ Father Timothy Flotsky (1977-1979)

October 5, 1948 "Libra/Rat" in Brooklyn, New York ” - TheDeadGodfather
Rebecca Balding
Actress, Lou Grant
Cute, perky and engaging brunette actress Rebecca Balding was born on September 21, 1955, in Little Rock, Arkansas. The sweetly, 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. Rebecca achieved her greatest and most enduring popularity as Carol David...
“ Carol David (1978-1980)

September 21, 1955 "Virgo/Goat" in Little Rock, Arkansas ” - TheDeadGodfather
John Byner
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 historical gamut -- from John Wayne...
“ Detective Donahue (1978-1980)

John Thomas Biener - June 28, 1938 "Cancer/Tiger" in New York City ” - TheDeadGodfather
Eugene Roche
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 men and women...
“ 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) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Leslie Walker (1979-1981)

Marla Lynn Pennington - March 5, 1954 "Pisces/Horse" in Los Angeles, California ” - TheDeadGodfather
Gordon Jump
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. This is ironic, since in the first part of his working life he was found either behind a microphone or camera in stints with radio and TV stations in the Midwest, including producing jobs at stations in Kansas and Ohio...
“ 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) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Claire (1977-1978) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Dennis Phillips (1977-1978)

Robert Lloyd Seagren - October 17, 1946 "Libra/Dog" in Pomona, California ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Mrs. Fine (1977-1978)

Anita Sokol - August 8, 1930 "Leo/Horse" in New York City ” - TheDeadGodfather
Byron Webster
Byron Webster made 1951 his film debut in Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.. 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, he was cast in the NY company of "The Killing of Sister George," and then in "Funny Girl." Moving to Los Angeles in 1966...
“ Dr. Medlow (1977-1978)

June 14, 1931 "Gemini/Goat" in London, England - December 1, 1991 (age 60) in Sherman Oaks, California (AIDS) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ 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) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Sally (1978-1979)

Caroline Margaret McWilliams - April 4, 1945 "Aries/Rooster" in Seattle, Washington - February 11, 2010 (age 64) in Los Angeles, California (complications of multiple myeloma) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Inga Swenson
Actress, Benson
“ Ingrid Swenson (1978-1979)

December 29, 1932 "Capricorn/Monkey" in Omaha, Nebraska ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Polly Dawson (1979-1980)

February 17, 1950 "Aquarius/Tiger" in Detroit, Michigan ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Mrs. Lurleen David (1979-1980)

May 15, 1929 "Taurus/Snake" in Montclair, New Jersey ” - TheDeadGodfather
Roscoe Lee Browne
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...
“ Saunders (1980-1981)

May 2, 1925 "Taurus/Ox" in Woodbury, New Jersey - April 11, 2007 (age 81) in Los Angeles, California (stomach cancer) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ 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) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Joe Mantegna
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, in which he stars alongside Al Pacino and Andy Garcia. Joseph Anthony Mantegna...
“ Juan One (1980-1981)

Joseph Anthony Mantegna Jr. - November 13, 1947 "Scorpio/Pig" in Chicago, Illinois ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Maggie Chandler (1980-1981)

March 23, 1947 "Aries/Pig" in Poughkeepsie, New York ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Carlos 'El Puerco' Valdez (1980-1981)

January 25, 1941 "Aquarius/Snake" in New York City ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Gwen (1980-1981) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Harold Gould
Actor, The Sting
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 father, grandfather or other authority figure.
“ 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) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Richard Libertini
Actor, Awakenings
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. He graduated from Emerson College in Boston...
“ The Godfather (1977)

May 21, 1933 "Gemini/Rooster" in Cambridge, Massachusetts ” - TheDeadGodfather
Robert Urich
Actor, Vega$
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 representative...
“ 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) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Sorrell Booke
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 five languages...
“ Charles Lefkowitz (1978)

January 4, 1930 "Capricorn/Horse" in Buffalo, New York - February 11, 1994 (age 64) in Sherman Oaks, California (colorectal cancer) ” - TheDeadGodfather
Howard Hesseman
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 Andy Griffith Show...
“ Mr. Franklin (1978)

George Howard Hesseman - February 27, 1940 "Pisces/Dragon" in Lebanon, Oregon ” - TheDeadGodfather
Charles Lane
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 schemes...
“ Judge Petrillo (1978)

Charles Gerstle Levison - January 26, 1905 "Aquarius/Snake" in San Francisco, California - July 9, 2007 (age 102) in Santa Monica, California ” - TheDeadGodfather
Dinah Manoff
Actress, Empty Nest
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...
“ Elaine Lefkowitz-Dallas (1978)

Dinah Beth Manoff - January 25, 1958 "Aquarius/Dog" in New York City ” - TheDeadGodfather
Doris Roberts
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 versatile player with an inescapably "mom-like" presence...
“ Flo Flotsky (1978)

Doris May Green - November 4, 1930 "Scorpio/Horse" in St. Louis, Missouri ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Millie (1979)

May 18, 1945 "Taurus/Rooster" in Brooklyn, New York ” - TheDeadGodfather
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 Mostel...
“ Saul (1979)

Jacob Aaron Gellman - July 25, 1908 "Leo/Monkey" in New York City - June 2, 1990 (age 81) in New York City (stomach cancer) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Alice (1979)

June 10, 1947 "Gemini/Pig" in Brooklyn, New York ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ F. Peter Haversham (1980)

October 6, 1943 "Libra/Goat" in Brooklyn, New York ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Dr. Hill (1980)

Granville Roy Van Dusen Jr. - March 16, 1944 "Pisces/Monkey" in Grand Rapids, Minnesota ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Dr. Alan Posner (1980)

February 14, 1929 "Aquarius/Snake" in Brooklyn, New York ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Announcer (1977-1981)

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) ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Creator/Writer/Producer/Executive Producer

Susan Spivak
October 28, 1940 "Scorpio/Dragon" in Mount Vernon, New York ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Executive Producer

March 20, 1943 "Pisces/Goat" in New York City ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Executive Producer

Charles Anthony Thomas
December 7, 1948 "Sagittarius/Rat" in Hollywood, California ” - TheDeadGodfather
“ Director

Jay Henry Sandrich
February 24, 1932 "Pisces/Monkey" in Los Angeles, California ” - TheDeadGodfather