50 Greatest Soap Actors: #44 Nicolas Coster

NAME: Nicolas Coster
RANK: 44
SOAP ROLES: Eduardo Grimaldi, AS THE WORLD TURNS (1993-1995); Robert Delaney, ANOTHER WORLD (1970, 1972-1976, 1980, 1989); Lionel Lockridge, SANTA BARBARA (1984-1987, 1990, 1992-1993); Steve Andrews, ALL MY CHILDREN (1988-1989); Anthony Makana, ONE LIFE TO LIVE (1983-1984); Lyle Sloan/Joe Morris, DALLAS (1978, 1980); Robert Delaney, SOMERSET (1970-1972); Paul Britton, THE SECRET STORM (1964, 1968-1969); John Eldridge, OUR PRIVATE WORLD (1965); Mark Steele, YOUNG DOCTOR MALONE (1962-1963)

AWARDS:
1992 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
1991 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
1988 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
1998 Soap Opera Digest Award win for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role: Daytime
1986 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
1998 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role on a Daytime Serial

COMMENTS FROM THE PANEL:
Alan Carter: (what soap WASNT HE ON!?) No particular role puts him on this list for me...he is always spot on as the grifter/con man/bad boy who is so cool ice wouldn't melt in his mouth...smart, charming, and very funny...it was the rare soap that wasn't captivated by or with Nicholas Coster.

Patrick Erwin: The definition of a utility player, Coster has been on nearly every soap opera on air and many that have ended. I miss Coster’s Lionel Lockridge on SB, and his wonderful moments with Lousie Sorel’s Augusta.

COMMENTS FROM CO-STARS/CO-WORKERS/INDUSTRY:
Louise Sorel: (worked with Coster on SANTA BARBARA) Nick Coster and I, of course, were husband and wife on SANTA BARBARA and are still great friends. He is certainly unique, funny and a hoot to work with.

2 comments:

  1. I could entertain a slightly higher rating on the "top 50", but who am I to complain?
    I have had a marvelous career:
    9 Broadsay shows (so far) 22 Off-Broadway, played all over U.S,London, Paris, Holland, etc.
    Lovely film and TV (see Google, imdb), have a great family, lots of good friends, still having fun (see Facebook) and intend to continue for...(to be completed later).

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  2. Mr. Coster, you are the Number 1!
    for all of us that love Santa Barbara and your wonderful Lionel!
    I love you Mr. Lockridge.
    from Italy

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