8 Unforgettable Male Characters From ’80s Soap Operas
Everything was better in the ‘80s, right? The music, the trends, and the soap operas! Daytime drama was just as intense back then as the most unbelievable antics would occur daily. That’s in part to the day and age we were all living in back then, but a nod should go to the daytime men of the ‘80s for keeping the action and adventure at all-time high. As such, below is a list of eight unforgettable male characters from ‘80s soap operas.
8. Another World’s Jake McKinnon
Handsome schemer with a heart of gold, Jake McKinnon entered Another World in 1985 and would stay with the show until it got cancelled in 1999. He was one of those characters that went from zero to hero over the years, starting out as a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks to eventually becoming a prominent member of Bay City society. Jake rolled into town with fellow bad girl and BFF Vicky Hudson, and over the years their on-again-off-again relationship would turn into a deep and beautiful love.
7. Y&R’s Jack Abbott
When Young and the Restless (Y&R) fans think of Jack Abbott, they think of Peter Bergman, after all, he’s been in the role since 1989. However, when Jack was first introduced to Y&R fans, he was actually played by actor Terry Lester. Back then Jack was a playboy who pursued and even seduced his father’s girlfriend, Jill Foster. While he succeeded in hurting his father (and sleeping with Jill), that didn’t seem enough for him: Jack would continually be a thorn in the side of Jill and John, constantly trying to break them up back in the day.