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50 Greatest Soap Actors: #36 Kin Shriner

NAME: Kin Shriner
RANK: 36
SOAP ROLES: Jon Prescott, GOTHAM (2010-present); Scott Baldwin, GENERAL HOSPITAL (1977-1980, 1982-1984, 1988-1993, 2000-2004, 2007-2008); Keith Morrissey, AS THE WORLD TURNS (2004-2005); Harrison Bartlett, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (2004); Scott Baldwin, PORT CHARLES (1997-2000, 2001); Brian Carey, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (1995-1996); Mickey Langer, FAMILY PASSIONS (1993); Mike Gallagher, RITUALS (1984); Jeb Hampton, TEXAS (1980-1981)

AWARDS:
2001 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor
2000 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Favorite Actor
1999 Soap Opera Digest Award win for Outstanding Male Scene Stealer
1998 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
1998 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor
1993 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
1993 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Comic Performance
1992 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Comic Performance: Daytime
1991 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
1991 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Villain: Daytime
1990 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
1990 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Villain: Daytime
1989 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Villain: Daytime
1983 Soapy Award win for Favorite Villain

COMMENTS FROM THE PANEL:
Damon L. Jacobs: It is the sign of a gifted and intelligent talent who embraces the concept of "subtext." Shriner has made a 30+ year career from infusing written dialogue with layers of sarcasm, anger, and humor.  There is always more in his scenes that what appears to be taking place on the surface, and this makes his performances consistently compelling and fascinating to watch.  It is a sign of the times that television will not accommodate his complex multi-layered style of acting, but fortunately we can see Shriner's talents embraced on the web series GOTHAM.

Nelson Aspen: Still smart, cheeky and sexy after all these years. Bring him back, someone!

Roger Newcomb: Kin Shriner brings so much to every show he's ever been on with his charm and layered performances. Scotty Baldwin is a legendary character, and is sorely missed in Port Charles.

COMMENTS FROM CO-STARS/CO-WORKERS/INDUSTRY:
Anthony Geary: (worked with Shriner on GENERAL HOSPITAL) Kin Shriner is authentic, a true original. There is no one like him. His on screen performances are always interesting, quirky, off kilter, and often ironic, sparkling with glimpses of his great sense of humor. Off screen is a good friend and confidant. We know where the bodies are buried, Kin and I.

Jacklyn Zeman: (worked with Shriner on GENERAL HOSPITAL) I love the guy. Kin is a lifelong forever friend. He's fun to work with too. He always brings some humor and schtick to his scenes.

Lynn Herring: (worked with Shriner on GENERAL HOSPITAL) I tell Kin all the time that I had watched him in college on GENERAL HOSPITAL. A lot of the girls in my sorority would always have that on. I was a Tri Delta and they loved Scotty. And when I actually got to work with him, oh my gosh, screams across the country!

INTERVIEW ARCHIVE:
- Catching Up With Kin Shriner - January 2010

3 comments:

  1. Kin Shriner is wonderful actor. He gives so much in every performance. Scotty Baldwin is a GREAT character!! (So wish GH would get back to character driven stories!) Would so love to see Scott back in Port Chuck and Kin back on GH!!

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  2. Love Kin. So happy he made the list.

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  3. This is great. I was in love with Kin Shriner back in the day. Got real ticked off at laura when she first started falling in love with luke, in fact. I remember the day Scotty became Scott, he was always a powerful performer.

    I still love you Scotty. Congratulations

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