Soap favorite Gordon Thompson, best known for his roles on Dynasty and Santa Barbara has joined the cast of the hit web soap DeVanity for its upcoming third season.
Thompson became a household name starring as Adam Carrington on the ABC smash hit Dynasty as well as its spin-off, The Colbys. He would later join the cast of Santa Barbara as the final Mason Capwell! Thompson had also appeared on Ryan’s Hope Passions, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless and Sunset Beach.
Thompson will be joining DeVanity as ruthless jewelry magnate Preston Regis. Preston is the biological father to both Jason DeVanity (Michael Caruso) and Andrew Regis (Kyle Lowder), and was the arch rival of Jason’s adopted father Richard DeVanity.
“There is a deep seated hatred between these two characters,” said DeVanity creator Michael Caruso, “Jason will come face to face with his birth father, and Preston will reveal truths about Jason’s adoptive father Richard that he never imagined. Gordon is an iconic star that I have always admired and dreamed of working with,” Caruso added. “He ﬁts in perfectly in the landscape of DeVanity, and I can hardly wait to see him in action. I can’t imagine another actor in this role. He will be deliciously sinful as the father of Jason and Andrew, and I think the audience is going to love watching him spin his web. Gordon’s willingness to join our online series is not only going to introduce him to an all new audience, but satisfy fans of his previous work as well! To say we are ecstatic that he is joining our cast is an understatement. This man is so good at being bad he’s going to put us all to shame!”
Thompson is scheduled to appear in two episodes of the seven episode season, with the option to return for more. DeVanity resumes production at the beginning of June, and will return early January for it third season. For more on DeVanity, visit the show website www.devanity.com