Saturday, April 3, 2010

50 Greatest Soap Actors: #37 Scott Bryce

NAME: Scott Bryce
RANK: 37
SOAP ROLES: Craig Montgomery, AS THE WORLD TURNS (1982-1987, 1988-1989, 1993-1994, 2007-2008); Dr. Crosby, ONE LIFE TO LIVE (2006)

1988 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Hero: Daytime
1987 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
1986 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
1986 Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Outstanding Young Leading Actor in a Daytime Serial

Nelson Aspen: Proof that talent is genetic! Scott displayed an obvious gift for soap acting from the beginning and was deprived of the opportunity to showcase his staying power on his recent return to ATWT. Somewhere out there is a soap who'd be smart to bring him on as a patriarch.

 Roger Newcomb: Scott Bryce's transformation of Craig Montgomery from slimey young go-getter to vulernable and flawed hero was one of the best performances on daytime television in the 1980s. When he returned to ATWT in 2007 the character had been turned into a bad guy again, this time a snarky, less sympathetic version. Somehow Bryce managed to make most of his terrible storyline work. There was a scene where Craig gave Meg a drug to make her lose her baby. As a viewer, I should have hated the character with a passion (that was probably the point of that plot) but Bryce was so brilliant that I actually felt sorry for Craig that day. He's now working behind the scenes at STEAMBOAT and I have no doubt he'll be just as successful in that role as well.

Michael O'Leary: (executive producer of STEAMBOAT with Bryce) Scott is brilliant. I caught him early on AS THE WORLD TURNS. Scott can do comedy and drama. He reminds of a Carey Grant kind of guy. He's one of the smartest guys I think I've ever met. Scott can do it all.


  1. I completely forget when I voted for him on this list that I met Scott Bryce about 10 yrs ago when we were both auditioning for a guest starring part on the Lifetime series "Any Day Now." I was so flattered to be considered among his acting peers. I actually ended up getting the part (typecast as a Lifestyles Reporter), but it all eventually wound up on the cutting room floor! LOL! Scott's fantastic and it would be amazing to get to act alongside him, as his many ATWT costars can attest.

  2. He was half of the #1 reason why I started loving soaps!

  3. Scott will always be the best Craig Montgomery to me.
    When watching Steamboat, I said the only thing that could make it better was Scott in front of the cameras as well as behind 'em - and then in the outtakes episode, there he was!
    Great choice for your top 50 guys!