It’s hard to break into the world of showbiz, whether you are talking movies, television, or daytime drama. Therefore, a soap opera star who is able to successfully fill a role and remain in that role for decades is considered a great accomplishment. It’s no secret, fans of daytime television can grow incredibly attached to soap opera characters, and the actors that play them, but when is it a good time for an established (or iconic) soap opera actor to call it quits? Below are six soap opera stars that should probably retire in the near future.
6. John McCook (Eric Forrester) – Bold and the Beautiful
Bold and the Beautiful (B&B) fans have been watching John McCook portray the founder of Forrester Creations for over 25 years, while also making appearances on B&B’s sister show the Young and the Restless (Y&R). Some of his acting accomplishments include two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Lead Actor, one in 2001, and one in 2012. B&B fans would undoubtedly miss him greatly. At the age of 71 with a tremendous career in soaps behind him, now may be the time for John to forget about cameras and lines and start thinking about golf courses and beaches.