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Donald Hastings | C.C. Matthews
5' 11" (1.8 m)
Did You Know?
"I never got drafted. I almost enlisted when Captain Video and His Video Rangers
(1949) went off, but my father and a friend talked me out of it. I got a notice once telling me to be ready to go, but I never got another one until I was married and had a baby, and then I had a 4-A rating. I did a lot of Army training films, though".
Held the record for longest-serving actor on a television serial for many years.William Roache
, who plays Ken Barlow on the British soap Coronation Street
(1960) was widely believed to be the record-holder, but Don Hastings had portrayed Bob Hughes in As the World Turns
(1956) for two months longer than Roache has played Ken. However, since As the World Turns
(1956) was canceled in September 2010...