Finding Primetime Jobs for Daytime Stars: The Men of One Life to Live
Trevor St. John (“Faux Todd”) on Dexter
Before Roger Howarth’s polarizing return to Llanview last month, St. John dominated the scene as the one and only Mister Manning. The actor was at his pitch-perfect best when mastering the character’s more sinister plots, which makes us think he’d be the perfect addition to Miami Metro’s Most Wanted list. Can’t you just envision a fierce showdown between Michael C. Hall’s titular killer and St. John as his latest quick-witted foe? Sounds bloody-good to us.
John-Paul Lavoisier (“Rex”) on 90210
Lavoisier has long been a One Life fan fave, but his beach bum good looks never quite melded with Rex’s brunette businessmen peers. That’s exactly why we’re pushing to see the actor relocate to the most famous zip code on the West Coast. With (most of) the 90210 gang headed to college, Lavoisier would be perfect as a hip young professor who forms a special relationship with Silver — the spunky young character who just so happens to resemble Lavoisier’s current on-and-off-screen OLTL love, Farrah Fath.
David Fumero (“Cristian”) on Hawaii Five-0
Why Hawaii? One word: Shirtless. Fumero has made a living as Llanview’s buff — and oft half-naked — heartbreaker, so the best place to relocate the actor has to be the 50th state. Just picture this: Another sexy cop is running around the island, butting heads with Scott Caan’s Danno while vying for the attention of Grace Park’s Kono. Aloha, indeed!
Eddie Alderson (“Matthew”) on The Secret Circle
Alderson is one of the strongest young actors on daytime TV today, so why not let him work his magic — so to speak — on The CW’s buzzy new series (premiering Thursday, Sept. 15)? We would love to watch Alderson come to terms with his witchy ways as the little brother of one of the New Salem coven’s leading ladies. There’s a slight Britt Robertson resemblance there, no?
This one is a no-brainer. Since 2007, Watkins has simultaneously brought comic relief to both OLTL‘s Llanview and DH‘s Wisteria Lane, and now that his time on the former is coming to an end, the latter would definitely benefit from much more of everyone’s favorite neighbor, Bob Hunter.
Roger Howarth (“Real Todd”) on The Good Wife
Howarth’s skills as a dramatic actor are near impeccable (and proven to be Emmy-worthy), so isn’t a role on TV’s near impeccable drama ideal? We’d love to see the New York City-based actor book a lengthy arc on the CBS hit as an important new client who works his charm on the lovely Alicia Florrick. (Seems only fair, since House‘s Lisa Edelstein will be entering Will’s orbit, right?)
Michael Easton (“John”) on The Vampire Diaries
After eight years as Llanview’s moody, broody detective, it’s hard to imagine Easton pursing his lips as anyone else. But there was a time — well before the Natalie Buchanan babydaddy drama — when the actor frequented General Hospital‘s supernatural spinoff, Port Charles, playing evil vampire Caleb. So, what better place for Easton to end up than Mystic Falls? We’d love to see him as an old friend of the Originals, maybe someone that Klaus and his new travel companion Stefan run into during the coming season’s terror-filled road trip.