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Patrick Duffy joins cast of The Bold and the Beautiful

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 15th 2006 12:01PM

patrick duffyPatrick Duffy, who starred in Dallas and Step by Step and was once the leg of Scuzzlebutt, is coming back to television. This time Duffy will be playing Stephen Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful. Stephen is the father of Brooke Logan, played by Katherine Kelly Lang. Part of me wants to call this a step down for Duffy, but I don't think he has people banging down his door these days, so I'll just say it's cool he's getting work. Besides, he's not a bad actor. I was always impressed by his comedic talent on Step by Step, even if the show itself was absolutely wretched.

[via BC Beat]

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Danny Edwards

I think most people consider it a step down because it is more work for less pay.

March 15 2006 at 2:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gayle Miller

Considering a job on the soaps as a "step down" would be completely WRONG. Typically, a prime time actor needs to learn perhaps 1 or 2 pages of dialogue daily while a soap actor needs to learn 35-60 pages daily. So only the best can really survive in daytime, while any idiot can survive in prime time or films.

If Patrick Duffy "makes it" on daytime, it will be proof of his talents, not a sincecure for his old age!

Don't be such an unbelievable snob!

March 15 2006 at 12:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joel Keller

This is the second major '80s prime-time star that's taken a regular soaps role that I know of; Corbin Bernsen's a regular on General Hospital now, I think.

I say: good for them. Soap acting is a fairly challenging gig (think about it: you have to memorize a new set of lines every single day and pretty much get them down in one or two takes... that's why you hear a lot more stumbling in soap dialogue than in prime-time dialogue) and it's regular. It may seem like a step down, but to them, it's a regular paycheck and fairly decent job security. Not a bad way to spend your "later" years...

March 15 2006 at 11:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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