Jack Bergman, Eric Braeden, and Anthony Geary: these are just a handful of men who started off on daytime television, turning a small role, into icon soap opera careers. Still, there are many male actors out in Hollywood who started off on soap operas, and were able to find success on prime time television and movies. Below is a list of male celebrities, who got their start on soap operas.
8. Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill catapulted into Hollywood success as Luke Skywalker in the epic Star Wars film franchise, a role he recently reprised for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was released in late 2015. However, Hamill actually got his start in the world of soap operas playing Kent Murray, on General Hospital (GH). A reoccurring role, young Murray and his sister were sent to live with their Aunt Jessie (Brewer) after their dad passed away — which proves he had daddy issues, even back then.