7 Most Recast Soap Opera Characters
5. GH’s Carly Corinthos
General Hospital (GH) fans struggle with the following question: who’s your favorite Carly Corinthos? Many prefer the original Carly played by Sarah Brown, who strolled into Port Charles in 1996. Tamara Braun entered the role in 2001 and offered a more vulnerable Carly for audience to delight with. Then came Jennifer Bransford in 2005, but this Carly only lasted a few months. In 2005 Laura Wright entered the role and has stuck with the character ever since.
4. DOOL’s Jack Deveraux
While Jack Deveraux’s death was quite a long time ago now on Days of Our Lives (DOOL), most fans think of Matthew Ashford when they think of this character. He was the actor who played the part for the longest, but there were plenty of Jack recasts over the years. Joseph Adams entered the role in 1987 and the role was recast to James Acheson months later, then Matthew Ashford later that year. After Ashford left in 1993, Mark Valley entered the role and played Jack until 1997. In that same year, Steve Wilder was cast as Jack Deveraux, only to leave the show in 1998. Matthew Ashford returned to the role in 2001 and played the part (on and off) until Jack’s demise in 2012.