The life of a soap opera actor may seem glamorous, but let’s face it: the stint can be quite challenging. Actors are constantly working on learning lines, dealing with plot twists (or fellow actors leaving the show), and the idea of having to consistently keep the same character fresh for years upon years can take a toll on anyone. Therefore, to be a successful daytime drama actor one needs to know his craft (and know it well) and always be up for anything that can be thrown their way. When we look through some of the most popular soap operas, there’s a few actors who stand out among the rest. Below is a list of the top 10 best soap opera actors!
10. Tyler Christopher
For about two decades now, Tyler Christopher has been playing the handsome Prince Nikolas Cassadine on General Hospital (GH). The character has evolved tremendously over the years and Christopher has been able to balance the character’s struggle between good and evil quite flawlessly. Winning the hearts of those Port Charles leading ladies, Tyler has also captivated GH audiences and soap opera critics alike. Over the years, Tyler has snagged four Daytime Emmy nods and in May 2016 he took a statue home for the category of Lead Actor.Emiley Schweich/Everett Collection