In the Soap Opera Spotlight: Michael Park

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As the World Turns fans are familiar with Michael Park. As you'll find out below, this actor is more than just talented. He's hilarious!

Here are a few other facts about the actor, as well:

  • He majored in studio art in college
  • He has a joker tattoo on one ankle and the Japanese symbol for father, along with his children's names, on the other
  • He's friends with James Van Der Beek (from Dawson's Creek)
  • Originally auditioned for the role of Paul Ryan

"If I'm as funny as he is in my life, I'm very happy. He's the funniest person ever — ever — to watch work. The crew loves him. That's the kind of impression I'd like to leave with the crew: 'Gosh, she made us laugh.' He's the kind of guy you want around. He makes everything better, no matter what's going on." — Martha Byrne (Lily), on Park, to Soap Opera Digest, 8/3/04

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