James Mitchell has been on the show for 28 years. He's perfected the role of playing the haughty, domineering Palmer Cortlandt.
The actor, who began his career in films and on the Broadway stage, has earned seven Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for this role.
Earlier in his career, Mitchell, an accomplished dancer, played leading roles in a number of Broadway musicals - among them Mack and Mable, Carnival, Paint Your Wagon, Brigadoon and Bloomer Girl. He appeared with the American Ballet Theater in New York, Europe and South America, and with the Agnes DeMille Dance Theater on tour throughout the United States.
This star's films include That's Dancing, a retrospective of great dance numbers in movie musicals; The Turning Point, in which he played the artistic director; The Bandwagon with Fred Astaire; Oklahoma and Deep in My Heart with Cyd Charisse; he also danced with Miss Charisse in both her 1965 television special and in the Academy Awards Presentation program in 1966. From 1969 to 1973 he played the role of Professor Hathaway on the Daytime series Where the Heart Is.