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3 September 22nd, 2010 John Wesley Shipp cast as Eddie, the badass dad of OLTL’s Ford Bros!

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Last month in our On-Air On-Soaps exclusive interview with One Life to Live’s, David Gregory (Ford), Nicolas Robuck (James) and Lenny Platt (Nate) , we asked the three Ford Brothers of Llanview, what actor could they see playing their evil abusive dad, Eddie Ford?

Well, OLTL has cast the role! And it goes to none other than soap alumni, John Wesley Shipp! Shipp is best remembered on daytime for his role as Doug Cummings on As the World Turns from 1985-9186, in which he won a Daytime Emmy for his performances, and Kelly Nelson on Guiding Light from 1980-84.   According to Soap Opera Digest, “Look for Eddie to start making trouble in Llanview in early November.”

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  1. Sally says:

    He also won an Emmy for his work on Santa Barbara.


    Trig Simon replied

    Congratulations John. I knew you had lots talent left for the masses. I enjoyed so much watching your role in Separation Anxiety this past year. just may become a first time Soap Opera viewer and join my wife on the couch instead of staying at the edit bay.



  2. Courtney says:

    This is going to be weird to watch…

    I used to watch him as Dawson’s dad on Dawson’s Creek. He was such a sweet guy in that, and it’s the only thing I’ve ever seen him in. Oh, wow!

    I’m sure it will be great considering I think he’s a great actor.


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