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Soap Cast List

Updated June 14, 2019 34.9k views26 items

Soap cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the Soap main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these Soap stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Soap focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Soap that are on here as well.

Examples of items on this list include Billy Crystal and Ted Wass

If you are wondering, "Who are the actors from Soap?" or "Who starred on Soap?" then this list will help you answer those questions.

In most cases you can click on the names of these popular Soap actors and actresses to find out more information about them. If you're looking for a particular Soap actor or actress, then type their name into the "search" bar to find them directly.
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    Allan Miller

    Nero Wolfe, How to Survive a Marriage
    Allan Miller (born February 14, 1929) is an American actor, director, acting teacher, author and playwright....  more
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    Billy Crystal

    Saturday Night Live, Soap
    William Edward Crystal (born March 14, 1948) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, and television host. He gained prominence in the 1970s and 80s for television roles as Jodie...  more
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    Cathryn Damon

    Soap, Webster
    Cathryn Lee Damon (September 11, 1930 – May 4, 1987) was an American actress, best known for her roles on television sitcoms in the 1970s and 1980s....  more
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    Diana Canova

    Soap, I'm a Big Girl Now
    Diana Canova (born June 1, 1953) is an American actress, director, and professor....  more
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    Barbara Rhoades

    Busting Loose, Hanging In
    Barbara Rhoades (born March 23, 1946) is an American actress, known primarily for her comedy and mystery roles, especially as lady bandit Penelope "Bad Penny" Cushings in The Shakiest Gun in the West...  more
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    Donnelly Rhodes

    Battlestar Galactica, Soap
    Donnelly Rhodes Henry (December 4, 1937 – January 8, 2018) was a Canadian character actor with many American television and film credits, probably best known to American audiences as the hapless...  more
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    Jay Johnson

    Soap, Celebrity Charades
    Jay Johnson (born July 11, 1949, in Lubbock, Texas, and grew up in Richardson, Texas) is a ventriloquist and actor, best known for his role on the television show Soap as Chuck Campbell, a...  more
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    Jennifer Salt

    Soap, The Marshall Chronicles
    Jennifer Salt (born September 4, 1944) is an American producer, screenwriter, and former actress....  more
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    Jimmy Baio

    Soap, Joe and Sons
    James Joseph Baio (born March 15, 1962) is an American actor. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is the cousin of actor Scott Baio as well as Vampire Weekend band member Chris Baio. Baio first...  more
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    Katherine Helmond

    Everybody Loves Raymond, Soap
    Katherine Marie Helmond (July 5, 1929 – February 23, 2019) was an American film, theater, and television actress and director. Over her five decades of television acting, she was known for her...  more
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    Caroline McWilliams

    Benson, Another World
    Caroline Margaret McWilliams (April 4, 1945 – February 11, 2010) was an American actress best known for her portrayal of Marcy Hill in the television series Benson. McWilliams had also appeared in...  more
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    Richard Mulligan

    Soap, Empty Nest
    Richard Mulligan (November 13, 1932 – September 26, 2000) was an American television, film and character actor known for his role as Burt Campbell, the loving, protective husband of Cathryn Damon's...  more
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    Robert Guillaume

    Sports Night, Soap
    Robert Guillaume (born Robert Peter Williams; November 30, 1927 – October 24, 2017) was an American actor and singer, known for his role as Isaac Jaffe on Sports Night and as Benson in the television...  more
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    Robert Mandan

    Soap, The Edge of Night
    Robert Mandan (February 2, 1932 – April 29, 2018) was an American actor, best known for his role as Chester Tate, the womanizing businessman husband of Jessica Tate (Katherine Helmond) on the...  more
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    Dinah Manoff

    Empty Nest, State of Grace
    Dinah Beth Manoff (born January 25, 1956) is an American stage, film, and television actress and television director. She is best known for her roles as Elaine Lefkowitz on Soap, Marty Maraschino in...  more
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    Robert Urich

    Soap, Lonesome Dove
    Robert Michael Urich (December 19, 1946 – April 16, 2002) was an American film, television, stage actor, and television producer. Over the course of his 30-year career, he starred in a record 15...  more
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    Rod Roddy

    Soap, The Price Is Right
    Robert Ray "Rod" Roddy (September 28, 1937 – October 27, 2003) was an American radio and television announcer. He was primarily known for his role as an offstage announcer on game shows. Among the...  more
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    Edward Winter

    Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, The Secret Storm
    Edward Dean Winter (June 3, 1937 – March 8, 2001) was an American actor. He is best known for playing Colonel Samuel Flagg in the iconic television series M*A*S*H from 1973 to 1979. His other notable...  more
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    Ted Wass

    Soap, Blossom
    Theodore "Ted" Wass (born October 27, 1952) is an American television director and former actor. He is best known for his roles as Danny Dallas on the series Soap (1977–1981) and as Nick Russo on the...  more
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    Arthur Peterson Jr. (November 18, 1912 – October 31, 1996) was an American actor. He played character and supporting roles on stage, television, and feature films. On television, he played the Major...  more
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    Inga Swenson

    Benson, North and South
    Inga Swenson (born December 29, 1932; Omaha, Nebraska) is an American actress....  more
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    Lynne Moody

    General Hospital, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
    Lynne Moody (born February 17) is an American actress who has made many appearances on television. Moody studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse, Goodman Theatre and Hull House. She worked as a...  more
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    Rae Allen

    The Fearing Mind
    Raffaella Julia Theresa Abruzzo (born July 3, 1926), professionally known as Rae Allen, is an American actress and director of stage, film and television actress, and singer. Her early roles were in...  more
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    Rebecca Balding

    Lou Grant, Makin' It
    Rebecca Balding (born September 21, 1955) is an American actress who is probably best known for her appearances on Soap and Charmed....  more
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    Roscoe Lee Browne

    Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light, NET Playhouse
    Roscoe Lee Browne (May 2, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American actor and director known for his rich voice and dignified bearing. He resisted playing stereotypically black roles, instead performing...  more