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Stephen Nichols
Genoa City Presence
At A Glance
Stephen was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and at age eight moved to Dayton, where he graduated from Meadowdale High School. Following graduation, Stephen moved to Los Angeles after passing up an art scholarship to Ohio State University, to join the Self-Realization Fellowship Center with the intention of becoming a monk. Three years later, Stephen turned to acting, and studied at the Los Angeles City College Theater Academy.

After City College, he appeared in numerous stage productions in Los Angeles, performing in such plays as Delirious, The Cage, Love Letters, Death of a Salesman and Pieces of Time. One of his favorite productions was The Lizard King, in which he portrayed Jim Morrison during the last 36 hours of his life. Each of these performances garnered him L.A. Weekly and DramaLogue Awards.

Stephen's first feature film was Choices, with Demi Moore; and he went on to appear in many films, including Witchboard, Soapdish, Cover Me with Paul Sorvino and Rick Rossovich, and A Hard Rain with John Mahoney. Most recently, he appeared in Good Vibrations with Michael York and Beverly D'Angelo, and The Glass Cage with Eric Roberts.

Television credits include guest appearances on L.A. Law, Sisters, The Nanny, Melrose Place, Diagnosis Murder, and the miniseries, Around the World in 80 Days with Pierce Brosnan, in which he played outlaw Jesse James. Stephen received an Emmy nomination for his role on the serial, Days of Our Lives, and had recurring roles on the series, Empty Nest and Second Chances.

Stephen, his wife Lisa, and their three children, Vanessa, Aaron and Dylan, reside in Los Angeles.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
The Young and the Restless
Tucker McCall
January 27, 2010 to January 29, 2013

She Spies
Kurt Maxim
2002

General Hospital
Stefan Cassadine
June 28, 1996 to January 16, 2002; June 2, 2003 to October 16, 2003

Empty Nest
Matt Kane
1995

Second Chances
Tommy Simmons
1993-1994

Diagnosis Murder
Miles Archer
1994

Sisters
Steve
1994

In the Heat of the Night
Chuck Booker
1994

The Nanny
Brock Storm
1993

Melrose Place
Carl Canin
1993

Renegade
Steve Harris
1993

Santa Barbara
Dr. Skyler Gates
1992

2000 Malibu Road
Brad Dimitri
1992

Murder, She Wrote
Barry Carroll
1992

Shades of LA
Walt Canton
1991

L.A. Law
Corrine's Lawyer
1991

Matlock
Cliff Lockwood
1990

Days of our Lives
Steven "Patch" Johnson
June 13, 1985 to October 23, 1990; June 9, 2006 to February 17, 2009

Around the World in 80 Days
Croiser
1985

T.J. Hooker
Tony Perino
1985

Dallas
Paramedic
1982-1983

Wizards and Warriors
Ogden
1983

Dynasty
Flight Attendant
1981
Acting Portfolio
FILM
Merchants of Venus
1998

Deep Cover
Dutch
1996

The Glass Cage
1996

Cover Me
Dimitri
1995

Phoenix
McClain
1995

Heaven's Tears
Peter Steiner
1994

Soapdish
Himself
1991

House
Scott
1986

Witchboard
Brandon Sinclair
1985

Choices
1981

A Different Story
Man at Bath
1978

Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (1988; for Days of our Lives)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2007, 2008; for Days of our Lives)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2009; for Days of our Lives)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2012, 2013; for The Young and the Restless)

Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role (1986; for Days of our Lives)
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Lead Actor (1988; for Days of our Lives)
Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Hero (1989; for Days of our Lives)
Soap Opera Digest Award Favorite Supercouple (1989; with Mary Beth Evans for Days of our Lives)

Soap Opera Digest Award Nominee, Outstanding Supercouple (1990; with Mary Beth Evans for Days of our Lives)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Cincinnati, Ohio
DATE OF BIRTH: February 19, 1951
HEIGHT: 5'11"
HAIR: Blond
CHILDREN: Daughters, Vanessa and Dylan; Son, Aaron
News Archives
News Archive: A candid Nichols chats about his General Hospital role. [Apr 3, 2000
News Archive: Whispers say Nichols, Evans may reunite at ATWT. [Aug 27, 2001]
News Archive: Nichols to exit General Hospital. [Nov 29, 2001]
News Archive: DAYS extends inquiry into Nichols' availability. [Jan 28, 2002]
News Archive: Nichols will return as Stefan Cassadine. [Apr 12, 2003]
News Archive: Nichols, Evans back as DAYS' Patch and Kayla. [Oct 31, 2005]
News Archive: Latest DAYS cuts hit Nichols, Evans. [Feb 2, 2009]
News Archive: Y&R hires Nichols as a recast for role of Tucker. [Dec 14, 2009]
News Archive: Nichols "happy, excited, and terrified" about new Y&R role. [Jan 27, 2010]
News Archive: VIDEO: Stephen Nichols and Pat Sajak chat it up on the Red Carpet at the 2011 Daytime Emmys. [Jun 19 2011]
News Archive: Stephen Nichols tapes final Y&R scenes. [Dec 18, 2012]
News Archive: Nichols pre-nominated for Daytime Emmy. [May 1, 2013]
News Archive: Y&R said to be mulling a Tucker recast. [Jun 6, 2013]
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