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65 November 2nd, 2010 VOTE Now for DAYS 45 Best Actor, Favorite Doctor & Favorite Veteran!

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In honor of Days of our Lives 45th anniversary celebration, On-Air On-Soaps continues it’s week long fan voting polls leading up to this coming Saturday’s November 6th, A DAYS OF DAYS event with the cast. On-Air On-Soaps will be on hand at the annual press and fan fest taping video interviews with all your Salem favorites, and during our time with the stars we will announce to them and for the first time, the chosen winners as picked by you, their loyal viewing audience, in several fun categories. And yes, your picks will receive the DAYS 45/On-Air On-Soaps Gold Medal for a keepsake. Think of this as the voting Olympics for die-hard or even the most casual DAYS fan.

Here’s the rules and all you have to do. To clarify, you may only vote once in each category from the same computer. You can vote all the way up until Friday night, November 5th at 10PM PST when the polls close.

Today’s new categories are: Best Overall Performance by an Actor, Favorite Doctor, and Favorite Veteran Performer. About these nominations: Best Overall Performance by an Actor selections are based from the calendar year of November 1, 2009 to November 1, 2010 – in other words from DAYS 44th anniversary calendar year to their 45th.  It is for the actor’s body of work during the eligibility period described above, not for one single performance in a storyline. Favorite Doctor – Salem is now filled with a bunch of physicians!  Who would you choose to be your doctor from our nominees?  Think, bedside manner, if they have made important diagnosis or saved lives in surgery, and if you think they are trustworthy and that you could confide in them. Much to think about! Favorite Veteran Performer selections represent those fantastic actor and actresses who are still on the soap, who have been part of the DAYS canvas for decades, and who without them the historical perspective of DAYS would not be complete. We  honor them here.

Remember, if you don’t agree with our nominees and suggestions in the categories, you have the option of entering “Other”. And, if you haven’t vote in the other categories make sure to vote for Favorite Flawed Heroine and Favorite duo by clicking here. Also, cast your vote for Favorite Hottie, Baddie and Hero by clicking here. And cast your vote for Beloved Salem Favorite Female, Favorite Vixen, and Favorite Young Star by clicking here.

It’s election day here in the U.S. So get out and vote, and then come home and go to the On-Air On-Soaps DAYS 45 Polls below, and make your vote count for Best Actor, Favorite Doctor and Favorite Veteran Performer!  And don’t miss tomorrow’s final category for Best Overall Actress!


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  1. semaj says:

    voted daniel he is an amazing doctor

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  2. Sally says:

    No offense, but Days is not what is used to be or could be. So many actors/characters who are on now stink. Below is my Days wish list.:)

    1. Actors I want to return?
    Don Craig(played by Jed Allan.)
    Mike Horton(played by Micheal T. Weis.)
    Bill Horton
    Roman(played by Wayne Northrop.)
    make Josh Taylor Chris Kositchek again
    Steve Johnson
    Shane Donovan

    2. Actress I want to return?
    Marlena Evans
    Liz Curtis
    Melissa Horton
    Jennifer Horton
    Kayla Johnson
    Kim Donovan

    Center the show around the Hortons. End the Dimera crap. Let EJ, Kate, Chole, Nicole, Brady, go. Bring on Victor Webster as Nicolas Alamain. Get Bo and Hope back together. Bring back Blondes and Shenanigans. Bring on Nicolas Coster as Justin’s long lost dad and get him together with Louise Sorel ( Vivian). Add family, social storylines, love and humor Please LOL!!!!! Oh yes and have Hope find out that Julie is her Mother. Not even Doug knew. Only Alice, Adie and Alice knew. That would be a great storyline.

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    HRMitchell replied

    Yes, please and thank you – other than Julie being Hope’s mother. That would destroy the memory of Addie, and the Horton legacy is already sorely missing from this show.

    Bring back Bill (the guy who played him for Alice’s funeral was a good casting choice), get anyone other than Jamie for Laura; there is also Tommy, Sandy, Julie’s brother Steven; the list of missing Horton’s goes on and on.

    Bring back Liz! Gloria Loring is a wonderful actress and this 45-year viewer misses her on the show.

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    Sally replied

    I have been watching this show since I was little in the early 70′s(Yes I am showing my age lol.) The show was centered around the Hortons. It was so beautifully written. It was about family, social storylines, love, romance and it had humor.

    The show is a shell of what it used to be. There are so many actors who are on it now who stink. Their characters have no soul. It is also hard to see Kayla, Justin and Adrienne wasted. It has become a show about blackmail, secrets, paternity test Oh ya and the Dimeras.

    The only bright light is Maggie and Victor. They are sweet and cute together.

    When Alice was dying and the family came back to say their goodbyes it was so meaningful, heartwarming and so sad. It was the well written, acted and meaningful show that I grew up watching.

    HRMitchell so nice to see someone who remembers Days the way I do and who knows what a glorious show it once was. It is also great to see someone who remembers Julie’s brother(played by Stephen Schnetzer .) Do you remember when Marlena and Don’s son DJ died of crib death? I was little when I saw it.I remember it so well. I saw again on Youtube. Still Heartbreaking.

    This clip represents how wonderful Days once was and could be again.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b34glFqs5mM&feature=related.

    You may have to copy that link to your browser.

    If Days was produced the way it was 30 years ago the ratings would be amazing.

    All the soaps have forgotten about their history. They all need to get back to basics, great writing, and hire actors and actresses who can act not just those who look good.

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    Jodie replied

    Actually this soap is about the Horton granted (i also want more Horton to come back) but ONE family doesn’t make this show. There are THREE powerful families since years who have built this show. They are the Horton of course but also the Brady and the Dimera and let’s not forget the Kiriakis which are important also in their own way. So we can have the Horton and the Dimera, we can have a show about family, social storylines, romance AND drama, blackmails, secrets in order to give conflicts, to be exiting and entertaining…sorry i don’t want to watch “the little house in the prairie”, i don’t want to be bored otherwise i stop watching so i want all the package with above all character driven storylines..and that it is up to the writers who right now are quite incompetent IMO.

    Sally replied

    I am not saying the show should be Little House LOL!!! I am also not saying the Horton’s should be the only family. The show was created with the Hortons, something Mr. Corday and the writers have forgotten.

    The show has lost its heart. Yes blackmail is interesting to a degree, but that is all the show has become. There is no humor, no romance that make you want to watch and tape, so you don’t miss it. Heaven forbid two characters have a conversation about something other than a secret, a man, blackmail, or who’s the daddy LMAO!!!!

    I want character driven storylines too, but with characters who are complex, interesting, and acted by actors who can actually act. Who are not Ken and Barbie.

    Mr. Corday needs to get a clue. He brings back Justin and Adrienne only to waste them. They have such an amazing history with the show. Heaven forbid the writers explore it. They bring back Kayla only long enough because of Stephanie’s crap. Changing paternity, oh that’s original LOL!!!! Then they give us a taste of Shane and Kim. Those few days with them ( no pun intended) where great.

    If the show got back to good old fashioned storytelling that was more than blackmail and secrets with complex characters and amaing actors they would get millions of viewers back who have long given up on the show, and the ratings would be amazing!!!!!!

    Let’s start by bringing back Liz Curtis, and Marlena Please!!!!!!:)

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  3. Dorothy says:

    James Scott overall Actor…He is the most talented soap actor to come along in a long time and he is just so good looking.
    Renee Jones performance as doctor…Always loved Lexie.
    Joe Mascolo as veteran actor……this one was hard because I love John Aniston and Suzanne Rogers too.

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    darnell replied

    I agree with you on all categories…but it is a tossup for me between Joe and John cuz I just love Victor’s dry wit!!!

    But yes, hands down….James Scott is the best actor to EVER be on daytime television..in all of my 40 years of watching! :)

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    Brian replied

    Damn we share the same perfect taste in Days actors!!

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    sara replied

    James scott 100% Agree with you

  4. Kiren says:

    1)EJ
    2)Lexie
    3)Victor

    I disagree w/Sally, I probably wouldn’t be watching the show if it centered around the Hortons. I like that it’s a lot Darker than it used to be.

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  5. lovingit says:

    The Dimera’s are a very talented family LOL. James Scott, Joe Mascolo and Renee Jones are all exceptional actors, some of the best on the show and I never tire of watching them. John Aniston would have been my second choice for veteran actor

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    HRMitchell replied

    Yes, the actors are exceptional, but EJ is a character that should not even be as old as Will. SORASing a character taht much breaks any connection long-time viewers have, and in the end, it is long-time viewers that keeps a show on the air.

    This is one 45-year viewer that has stopped recording it, and if I happen to miss it, oh, well – nothing much lost.

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    Jodie replied

    Oh please he is certainly not the only who has mess up sorasing, if you know the show’s history you know that Mike Horton, yeah a HORTON has been sorased, desorased i can’t even number how many times but Mike was a great character nonetheless like Ej Dimera is a great character that a talented actor succeed to make a flesh out, dynamic no matter the sorasing..i can name some other characters who had not been hurt by a sorasing but who are pretty dull and played by some bad actors..so i prefer by far the great character played by a charismatic, great actor who has been sorades.

    lovingit replied

    I have been watching 25 years. Was watching when Philliip was born (went from 4 to 15) as well as EJ and others who have been sorased over the years. At least Ej was gone a long time before they brought him back unlike Phillip and others. Thanks to JS acting I don’t feel any connection was broken. Sorasing can be annoying but IMO there are worse things, like bad acting and poor, drawn out or repeat SL. I for one am glad they sorased Ej cuz if not I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the amazing Ejami chemistry that has kept me watching the last 4 years.

  6. Dariclone says:

    James Scott overall Actor!He is the best days had

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  7. rachel says:

    i love james scott! i love ej dimera:)

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  8. alison says:

    1)EJ
    2)Lexie
    3)Stefano

    james was and remains the best thing I’ve seen in this series from the day she started

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  9. Blaquepearl says:

    1. Ej
    2. Lexie
    3. Stefano

    I’ve always loved Lexie and her ability to stand up to her father and love him at the same time. James Scott is an amazing actor and one of the reason I watch Days religiously. And Stefano. . .no words needed.

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  10. Gail S says:

    1) James Scott – no contest
    2)Mark Hapka – love the Dr Horton
    3)John Aniston – best snark ever – 2nd – Joe Mascolo

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  11. Krista says:

    There are a number of very talented actors on Days, but James Scott rises far above the rest. The passion and effort that he puts into his acting has been evident in every scene since he started on this show in 2006. James has the very special ability to convey an unspoken message in a scene that requires no dialogue. He is truly an asset and Days is very lucky to have him.

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  12. jsfan says:

    James wins hands down!

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  13. Tara says:

    Best Actor: JAMES SCOTT (EJ DIMERA)

    Favorite Doctor: Mark H. (Nathan Horton)

    Favorite Vet: Joe M. (Stefano DiMera) [with John A./Victor Kiriakis very close behind! Very close 2nd!]

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    HRMitchell replied

    I have to agree with your choices of Joe and John – they both do so much with the very little they are given to work with.

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  14. maria says:

    James performances overshadowing !James knocked it out of the park!

    i love Lexie And Stefano

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  15. jenny says:

    james amazing actor.I really think he deserves emmy.What was All My Children thinking when they let him go?

    Go ej.

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  16. GT says:

    The pic of EJ and Sydney is too cute.

    I never thought of Shawn christian as a hottie. JAMES SCOTT IS MY HOTTIE.

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  17. sheree says:

    I voted for all the DiMeras!! They are what makes this show dynamic and compelling to watch. James Scott as Ej is the most talented actor in my opinion he puts in his heart and soul into his character. Lexie Carver as the doctor and Stefano as the veteran. The DiMeras these days are the most entertaining on this show.

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  18. sara says:

    James scott is overall actor the best days ever have! period!! James performance is makes he’s character believable, just amazing.

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  19. Jen says:

    James Scott is the best actor!!

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  20. sue says:

    So great to see Vic w/ a real story and not just the grumpy old man junk they gave him for way to long!

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  21. Lisa B says:

    James Scott is #1!!!! There is no competition.

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  22. Michael Jenkins says:

    James scott- He is the best actor on the show,very complex and appealing.
    Lexi- I love Lexi, she is the best doctor, she just needs a good story.
    Stefano- He is amazing, veteran all over, I love the dimeras.

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  23. Kate says:

    1. James Scott
    2. Renee Jones
    3. Joe Mascolo

    It’s been so good seeing Renee Jones off the shelf and back on my TV screen fairly regularly. That woman needs her own storyline. James Scott and Joe Mascolo are both fantastic (which goes without saying, in my humble opinion). A trifecta of amazing talent. :)

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  24. marilyn says:

    James Scott is the best actor on Days. His performances are always top notch. He makes you want to watch a certain scene over and over. I watch DAYS because of James and the Dimeras. Give us EJAMI battling Stefano and Kate and that will be emmy worthy.

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  25. A says:

    James Scott’s EJ and Matthew Ashford’s Jack are the two best characters “Days” has ever seen, in my opinion. I believe that in both cases, the actors gave those roles much more than was originally intended, and the characters became huge thanks to brilliant performances. I would be very happy to see Matthew Ashford back opposite Melissa Reeves again, by the way.

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    darnell replied

    yes Matt Ashford was great too…but still think James Scott is the best by far…until James, i”d have to say Matt was my fav!

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    Jodie replied

    I totally agree with you, Ej and Jack played by Scott and Ashford are some of the best characters this show had thanks above all to their performers. Complex, multi-layered, played with lot’s of subtext..can be bad and good, between antihero and villain (well the early years for Jack/Matt after that they quite mess up the character but Asford managed to still make Jack enjoyable above all because of his acting talent charisma and great comedic timing). However Jack was much better written than Ej because the writing was talented in early 90′s..but Scott thanks to his talent manages to make his character complex and captivating..imagine if Scott would have played a character on this show in 90′s..it would have been..just delicious..but right now at least we have him playing all the right notes and subtlety even with this crap writing and for that kudos James Scott..you can be a star outside of Daytime you have the talent.

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  26. karine says:

    voted james scott
    lexie
    and joe mascolo

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  27. PT says:

    James Scott
    Renee Jones
    Joe Mascolo

    It’s all about the Dimeras baby!

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  28. KenseysMom says:

    Galen Gering
    Alison Sweeney
    Eric Martsolf

    These are the ppl who I feel have ,without question, really “brought it” with some amazing performances!! Love them!!

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    sara replied

    Really Galen Gering OMG !! He’s ok but not best actor. sorry

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    KenseysMom replied

    Yes, Really. Let me restate it incase it wasnt clear…
    I think Galen Gering is phenomenal!!

    Im certainly entitled to my opinion and entitled to support him here or anywhere else I choose to for that matter! I didnt comment about any one elses choice!!

    Yes…I think Galen Gering is the best actor on Days…

    bertha blanchard replied

    i would love to see james scott and alison sweeney get back together again. the galen thing is too old fashioned. sami is a bad girl in need of a bad boy like ej

    sara replied

    Yes, you are I said sorry and that’s your opinion. For me James scott is the BEST actor on days my opinion.

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    Waverly replied

    KenseysMom
    Love your choice of Galen especially after those emotional hospital scenes with Lindsay. Wow!!!
    Peter always pulls me into his character and Eric has delivered with his dark Brady turn. Great men delivering fabulous performances!

    Ann replied

    I love Galen, too. He delivers on those very emotional scenes, the comedic banter, and the romantic leading man role. I only wish he were on much more than he is now.

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    GT replied

    More than he now ? fact and you can check it, the best demo of days of our lives was when galen rafe was not there! But each opinion ,galen good actor not great and I’m sure I would not give him a prize! people dont care abaut him!

    Pixie replied

    I agree with you, Waverly, and KenseysMom. I love Galen, too. I have really enjoyed his performances. He was definitely outstanding in the hospital scenes after Arianna’s accident and in today’s show during her memorial service.

    Marcy replied

    To each his own i think Gering is the weakest actor on this show.
    All his emotional scenes did no anything for me..actually it was quite laughable (and i am an actress..) He also lacks of screen-presence and chemistry with his acting partners..it is lame and pretty weak..but good for him if he has his fans, even the worst of us have to be liked..lol..his “acting” we call that “hair model acting”..the guy should give his place to someone who can act and has presence..ah well anyway in every soaps you have bad and dull actors..it is for this reason that lot’s of people make fun of this genre..so i guess Gering has his place as a bad soap actor..lol

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    Marcy replied

    oups i meant the emotional scenes did do nothing to me, niet nada just some laughs of mockery..it was pretty bad..

    bertha blanchard replied

    agree with your synopsis of gering. he is ok but the chemistry of sweeney and scott is what keeps me watching.

  29. Jules says:

    James Scott without a doubt!! Favorite doctor, Lexie 1st, then Nathan, Veteran, I voted Victor but Stefano is a very close 2nd. John Aniston has had better lines lately.

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  30. Scarlett says:

    A DiMera sweep from me

    James Scott
    Renee Jones\
    Joe Mascolo

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  31. Ann says:

    My votes go to Galen Gering, my favorite actor and character on Days, Crystal Chappell, and John Aniston.

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    dany replied

    Chappell and Aniston ok they are good actors but Gering seriously ?! Lol hey everybody likes who they likes but ..seriously you has to be a passion fan..otherwise..lol Ok i kid..Gering is pretty bad but it is your choice..why not..it is just your choice..not a acting teacher’s choice or a casting director’s choice or an academy choice thankfully ! lol

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  32. Monica says:

    Best Overall Perfomer – JAMES SCOTT!!! He is just amazing and hott!
    Favorite Veteran Performer – JOE MASCOLO! Love the Dimera men!!!

    Favorite Doctor – DANIEL! He is the lifesaver of Salem! He saved more lives in the past 2 years than all the other doctors combined. Bo, Victor, Philip, Theo, Kate, Chloe, Melanie, EJ, Stefano and he was there to help Stephanie and Maggie…. Without him half the characters would be dead. Lol!

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  33. Bettyrj says:

    James Scott by far is the best actor Days has had on the screen in a long time! He takes me to Salem and I see and feel what EJ is going through because of his unrequited love for Samantha Brady. He now is a father first and foremost and wants to be with his children. Sami Brady is being horrible keeping him from them. I think Lexie is a wonderful, caring doctor. Joe Mascolo is my favorite veteran actor. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a DiMera Day!

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  34. JSFan4Life says:

    Best actor without a doubt is James Scott. He is definitely one of the best the show has.

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  35. Pixie says:

    Thanks for the polls, Michael. Galen Gering gets my vote in any catagory he is in.

    I also love John Anniston and Joe Mascolo.

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  36. Bettyrj says:

    James Scott all the way! He’s tall, dark and handsome, charming and naughty but nice! Shawn Christian as Dr. Jonas is my favorite doctor – he’s an awesome surgeon with wonderful bedside manner. I love John Aniston as Victor with all his snarky comments! Go Days! Get back to #1 in ratings!

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  37. KenseysMom says:

    Dany & Marcy ….well just woke up and forgot I had checked that lovely little box to continue receiving replies to this thing!! What a way to wake up. What on EARTH is wrong with you people?? Honestly. Bad home lives? Hate your job?? What is it that makes all of you EJAMI fans so vile? The folks that you are berating,after their comments of support for GALEN GERING, made NO refrence to their distaste for James Scott or the zillion reasons why we dont like HIM!! Why the need to continuously do that in regards to Galen? I dont think children are allowed to post here, right Michael? So lets not behave like them.

    I will leave this by saying first…Michael Im sorry to keep this sillyness going but its so darn hard to see the continued bashing of Galen and anyone that supports him. To the EJAMI clan? Good for you. Glad you support yer guy. Bet he appreciates it. I for one cannot watch him on screen. LOOOONG before there was a “Rafe” on the show..I couldnt. NO Im not a passions fan. In fact Ive never watched a soap EVER till I caught Galen and Ali during the Safehouse scenes….been glued ever since. My opinion. My choice. Please Please…stop the bashing. No one CARES about your obsession with JS. I realize you are passionate about him for whatever reason…but they are YOUR reasons and not shared by the universe *gasp*

    Thanks and yes…I remembered to make sure I WONT be receiving anymore replies to this thingy!!
    Michael, Bless your heart, Thanks for having this…..poll…and tell our Galen he may not have won..but his fans love him :)

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    JSFan replied

    Firstly, not all James Scott fans are EJAMIs and not all have obsessions, unlike the 5 Galen fans.

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  38. LisaTN says:

    All of you that think James Scott is a better actor than Galen Gering have your own opinion but those of us that think otherwise should have respect. This is a public poll you know. Those of you that mock Galen don’t have any right to, he’s just as good as, if not better than James Scott.

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  39. bertha blanchard says:

    crystal chappell is a fine woman and great actor. her amazing webseries, venice, should not be missed. she is so very creative.

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