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Did you know that some of your favorite TV stars were once on soap operas. Check out who made the jump from daytime to prime time TV.

Mark Harmon
Mark Harmon has been all over our TV screens since the mid-1970s but long before he was our beloved Leroy Jethro Gibbs on NCIS he was Fielding Carlyle on the prime time sudser Flamingo Road.

Nashville's cast members Jonathan Jackson won five emmys as Lucky Spencer on Gh. Hayden P she played Lizzie Spaulding Guiding Light and she was Sarah Roberts on one life to live that was b4 GL. Criminal Minds Shemar moore he was Malcolm on Y&R. Dallas Jesse Metcalfe was on passions. Judith Light (Dallas and SVU) played Karen on oltl. Law order SVU Kelli Giddish played DI Henry on All my Children

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Judith Light, who's appeared as a judge on Law & Order: SUV, used to play "Karen" of "Larry and Karen together forever" on All My Children. Ms. Light also has had an outstanding career on Broadway.


This list severely lacks some very important former soap actors who are on primetime. Jonathan Jackson got his start on soaps and is the youngest and most decorated emmy winner for his roles as Lucky on GH. Also Shelley Henning was also on Days of Our Lives. Jesse Metcalfe was on Passions, Justin Hartley also Passions, and Jordanna Brewster was on As the World Turns. Interesting how you mention Paul Wesley's side bits on his soaps but forget Zach Roerig was on ATWT right before he got TVD. Also Hayden from Nashville like Jonathan was on Guiding Light.

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I'll always think of Jackson as Lucky and Hayden as Lizzie! Check out The Vampire Diaries before they were stars slideshow. I got a pic of Zach in his first episode of ATWT!

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McGee: Rule number 70 - keep digging till you hit bottom.
Abby: McGee! There is no rule 70.
McGee: Well, I--
Abby: You just made up a rule. This McGibbs thing has really gone to your head. I don't even recognize you right now.

McGee: All right. Well you should probably know that Abby and I used to date?
Bishop: Ew. Like, each other?
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: Wait - isn't that a violation of rule 12, never date a....
McGee: It was a long time ago. After we'd broken up, one night I went to her lab. Found a scribbled piece paper; a list. Potential boyfriends had to fulfill certain conditions by a pre-arranged date or else, goodbye.
Bishop: Such as.
McGee: Things started off relatively normal: opening the door for her, flowers, putting the seat down. Then around number 8, it gets uh...
Bishop: What?
McGee: Does she know you have these?
Bishop: Does she know you have these?
McGee: Yeah she wasn't happy when she found out.
Bishop: These are all very specific.
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: These ideas apply to you?
McGee: No those rules weren't in place when we were together. At least I don't think so.
Bishop: What's with the two month cutoff? Abby's sabotaging herself. I've seen stuff like this before. We have to talk to her.