[ actor in the most episodes ? ]

  • 2
  • Question
  • Updated 1 year ago
  • Answered
  • (Edited)

Just curious how to find which actor was in the most episodes


http://www.imdb.com/search/keyword?keywords=soap-opera
Most Popular "Soap Opera" Titles
1,255 titles

Maybe more episodes in a Soap that other series ?
News, game shows, sports : Not actors as characters

- - -



"The Young and the Restless"
TV series 1973-
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069658/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069658/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069658/trivia
Jeanne Cooper, who joined the cast 6 months after the premiere,
is the only cast member who has been with the show since 1973.
Jeanne Cooper .. Katherine Chancellor.. (1,257 episodes, 1973-2013)
Doug Davidson .. Paul Williams......... (2,845 episodes, 1978-2017)
Eric Braeden ... Victor Newman......... (2,627 episodes, 1980-2017)
- - -

"Days of Our Lives" (1965)
TV series 1965-
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058796/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058796/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058796/trivia
This is NBC's longest running soap opera. The record
was previously held by Another World (1964), which was cancelled in 1999.
Josh Taylor .... Roman Brady...... (2,517 episodes, 1981-2017)
Bryan Dattilo .. Lucas Roberts.... (2,496 episodes, 1993-2017)
John Aniston ... Victor Kiriakis.. (2,428 episodes, 1986-2017)
- - -

"Another World" (1964)
TV series 1964-1999
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057731/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057731/reference
Victoria Wyndham ..  Rachel Davis Cory .. (2,612 episodes, 1972-1999)
Constance Ford ....  Ada Lucas .......... (2,517 episodes, 1967-1992)
- - -

"General Hospital" (1963)
TV series 1963-
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056758/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056758/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056758/trivia
Luke and Laura's wedding, in November 1981,
remains the most watched daytime television event ever,
with almost 30 million viewers.
This is the longest-running dramatic serial on the ABC Network,
and is the longest-running daytime drama produced on the West Coast.
Maurice Benard .. Sonny Corinthos.. (2,194 episodes, 1993-2017)
Steve Burton .... Jason Morgan .... (1,646 episodes, 1991-2017)
- - -

"The Bold and the Beautiful" (1987)
TV series 1987-
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092325/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092325/reference
Katherine Kelly Lang .. Brooke Logan ......... (4,273 episodes, 1987-2017) *
Ronn Moss ............. Ridge Forrester....... (3,309 episodes, 1987-2017)
Susan Flannery ........ Stephanie Forrester .. (2,912 episodes, 1987-2017)
John McCook ........... Eric Forrester ....... (2,767 episodes, 1987-2017)


Photo of ACT_1

ACT_1

  • 2197 Posts
  • 1691 Reply Likes

Posted 1 year ago

  • 2
Photo of brad toney

brad toney

  • 124 Posts
  • 28 Reply Likes
I don't really watch soap operas, but I'll help you out act. I'll say Bryan Dattilo as Lucas Roberts.
Photo of GMJ

GMJ, Champion

  • 2126 Posts
  • 3058 Reply Likes
ACT_1,

Actress Helen Wagner played the same role on As the World Turns from the premiere episode in 1956 to her death in 2010. She did not appear in all 13800+ episodes but I strongly suspect she appeared in more than the 1448 episodes listed on IMDb.

Another example is actor John Beradino, who played the same role on General Hospital from the show's debut in 1963 to his final appearance in 1993. His IMDb filmography lists only 23 episodes.

I'm not sure you can get a definitive answer to your question on IMDb unless some dedicated contributors submit a lot of missing episode and cast information on numerous daytime dramas titles, especially the shows that lasted 30+ years.
Photo of ACT_1

ACT_1

  • 2197 Posts
  • 1691 Reply Likes

I'm not sure you can get a definitive answer to your question on IMDb
unless some dedicated contributors submit a lot of
missing episode and cast information on numerous daytime dramas titles,
especially the shows that lasted 30+ years.
by GMJ, Champion
- - -

"As the World Turns" (1956)
TV series 1956-2010
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048845/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048845/reference
Colleen Zenk ...  Barbara Ryan ... (1,579 episodes, 1978-2010)
Kelly Menighan ...  Emily Stewart ... (1,579 episodes, 1992-2010)
Helen Wagner ...  Nancy Hughes ... (1,448 episodes, 1956-2010)
- - -

Total numbers episodes are not displayed on IMDb ??
Something they could add ??
Most TV shows are by Season and Episode number
Would be helpful if IMDb displayed the date of Last show on main page


"Law & Order" (1990)
TV series 1990-2010
Release Date: 13 September 1990 (USA)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098844/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098844/reference
Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20
S20, Ep 23 : Rubber Room: 24 May 2010


Well, theres...

General Hospital  (1963– )
Seasons: 1 (only one ??)
Episode List
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056758/episodes
Next Episode (airs 30 Oct. 2017) Episode #1.13923
- - -

I guess it would be difficult to get all the credits
from a one time airing of TV shows 20...30 years ago
- - -

http://www.imdb.com/stats
IMDb Database Statistics
Titles: 4,605,311
3,046,446 TV episodes
120,494 TV series

- - -

I do not watch the Soaps - I do watch the different versions of "Law & Order"

Thank you


(Edited)
Photo of Marco

Marco

  • 702 Posts
  • 674 Reply Likes
It should probably be William Roache: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053494/trivia?item=tr0782200
Photo of ACT_1

ACT_1

  • 2197 Posts
  • 1691 Reply Likes

It should probably be William Roache:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053494/trivia?item=tr0782200
by Marco
Joined on February 8, 2017
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/people/marco_animhbx3my2qx

As of 2017, only one member of the original cast from the debut episode remains:
William Roache, who has played Ken Barlow since December 1960.
William Roache is the longest-serving actor in the history of television serials.
The previous record-holder was Don Hastings,
who played Bob Hughes on the American soap opera As the World Turns (1956),
from October 1960, bettering Roache's achievement by two months.
He lost his record when that series ended in September 2010.

William Roache
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0730075/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0730075/reference
"Coronation Street" .... Ken Barlow  ... (2,034 episodes, 1960-2017)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0730075/bio
He is the longest serving, living television actor
in a continuous role in the whole world!
He is the longest serving soap actor in the world ever
and as of 2017 still acting/appearing in the very same role
(with approaching 4,500 appearances),
uninterruptedly since the first episode of
the British soap opera Coronation Street was made and broadcast in 1960!
Appeared and/or credited in an average of over 25 episodes per year
of the soap Coronation Street for 57 years.

- - -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Roache
William Patrick "Bill" Roache MBE (born 25 April 1932)
is an English actor.
He has played Ken Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street
since its first episode on 9 December 1960.
He is listed in the Guinness World Records
as the Longest-serving male television star in a continuous role

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest-serving_soap_opera_actors

- - -

( ACT_1 Note: "credited" may be he got credit but not in the episode ??
Someone needs to update this 2,034 | 4,500 at IMDb ??
Have to see all the credits for all the years ??
Contact "Coronation Street" producers for list ??)

- - -

"Coronation Street" (1960)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053494/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053494/reference
Helen Worth ...  Gail Platt ... (2,205 episodes, 1974-2017)
Simon Gregson ...  Steve McDonald ...(2,039 episodes, 1989-2017)
William Roache ...  Ken Barlow ... (2,034 episodes, 1960-2017)
= = =

Don Hastings (I)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0368575/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0368575/reference
"As the World Turns" .... Bob Hughes ... (1,560 episodes, 1960-2010)

"As the World Turns" (1956)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048845/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048845/reference
Colleen Zenk ...  Barbara Ryan  ... (1,579 episodes, 1978-2010)
Kelly Menighan ...  Emily Stewart  ... (1,579 episodes, 1992-2010)
Don Hastings ...  Bob Hughes  ... (1,560 episodes, 1960-2010)
= = =


(Edited)
Photo of Marco

Marco

  • 702 Posts
  • 674 Reply Likes
Just for the fun of it: These are the people I could find with over 3,000 episodes for a soap opera:
-Katherine Kelly Lang - The Bold and the Beautiful (4,274 episodes) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092325/combined)
-Adam Woodyatt - EastEnders (3,713 episodes) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088512/combined)
-Ray Meagher - Home and Away (3,704 episodes) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094481/combined)
-Stefan Dennis - Neighbours (3,349 episodes) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088580/combined)
-Ronn Moss - The Bold and the Beautiful (3,306 episodes)
-Alan Fletcher - Neighbours (3,255 episodes)
-Caroline de Bruijn - Goede tijden slechte tijden (3,071 episodes) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096597/combined)