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Bernard Barrow (Johnny), Helen Gallagher (Maeve), Malcolm Groome (Pat), Geoffrey Pierson (Frank), & Marg Helgenberger (Siobhan)
Over its run, numerous actors and actresses appeared on Over it's 13-and-a-half year run, many actors and actresses appeared on Ryan's Hope. Below is a cast listing of the actors and actresses of Ryan's Hope, the character's they played, and how long they played them. Please note that dates may be off. The listing is arranged in alphabetical order by the first name of the character.

Adam Cohen...

STAN BIRNBAUM [SAM BEHRENS] (1979-1980)

Alex McLean...
ED EVANKO (1976-1977)

Alexei Vartova...
DOMINIC CHIANESE (1981)
LEONARDO CIMINO (1982)

Alicia Nieves...
ANA ALICIA ORTIZ (1977-1978)

Amanda Kirkland...
MARY PAGE KELLER (1982-1983)
ARIANE MUNKER [ARIANA CHASE] (1983)

Amy Morris...
KAYE de LANCEY (1980)

Angel Nieves...
JOSE ALEMAN (1977-1978)

Aristotle Benedict-White...
GORDON THOMSON (1981-1982)

Barbara Wilde...
JUDITH BARCROFT (1981-1982)

Barry Ryan...
RICHARD BACKUS (1980-1981)

Ben Shelby (aka Ben Shelley)...
JAMES WLCEK (1987-1989)

Bess Shelby...
GLORIA DeHAVEN (1983-1987)

Betty Sherman...
BETTY ALLEY (1985)

Bill Hyde...
DAVID SEDERHOLM (1983-1985)

Bob Reid...
EARL HINDMAN (1975-1984, 1988-1989)

Bucky Carter...
JUSTIN DEAS (1975-1978)

Catsy Kirkland...
CHRISTINE JONES (1982-1983)

Chantal DuBujak...
MARISA PAVAN (1985)

Charlotte Greer...
JUDITH CHAPMAN (1983)

Chaz Saybrook...
BRIAN McGOVERN (1987-1989)

Chessy Blake...
SUSAN SCANNELL (1985)

Chris Hannold...
LYDIA HANNIBAL (1986-1988, 1989)

Clem Moultrie...
HANNIBAL PENNEY, JR. (1975-1978)

Concetta D'Angelo Ryan...
LOIS ROBBINS (1987-1988, 1989)

D. J. LaSalle...
CHRISTIAN SLATER (1985)

Dakota Smith...
CHRISTOPHER DURHAM (1985-1988)

Dan Fox...
PETER RATRAY (1979)

David Greenberg...
SCOTT HOLMES (1984-1985)

Delia Reid Ryan Ryan Coleridge Crane Coleridge...
ILENE KRISTEN (1975-1979, 1982-1983, 1986-1989)
ROBYN MILLAN (1979)
RANDALL EDWARDS (1979-1982)
ROBIN MATTSON (1984)

Denny Walston...
LAUREN K. WOODS (1985-1986)

Devlin Kowalski...
LESLIE EASTERBROOK (1986-1987)

Diana Douglas...
TRACEY ROSS (1986-1987)

Ed Coleridge...
FRANK LATIMORE (1975-1976)

Elizabeth Jane Ryan...
MAUREEN GARRETT (1981-1982)

Emily Hall...
CYNTHIA DOZIER (1987-1988)

Evan Cooper...
IRVING ALLEN LEE (1986-1988, 1989)

Faith Coleridge Desmond...
FAITH CATLIN (1975-1976)
NANCY BARRETT (1976)
CATHERINE HICKS (1976-1978)
KAREN MORRIS-GOWDY (1978-1983, 1989)

Fenno Moore...
CASEY BIGGS (1988-1989)

Frank Ryan...
MICHAEL HAWKINS (1975-1976)
ANDREW ROBINSON (1976-1978)
DANIEL HUGH-KELLY (1978-1981)
GEOFFREY PIERSON (1983-1985)
JOHN SANDERFORD (1985-1989)

Gabrielle DuBujak...
SUSAN SCANNELL (1985)

Gloria Tassky...
FRANCINE TACKER (1985)

Hollis 'Kirk' Kirkland III...
PETER HASKELL (1982-1983)

Jack Fenelli...
MICHAEL LEVIN (1975-1989)

Jacqueline DuBujak Novak...
GERIT QUEALY (1983-1985, 1987)

Jeremy Winthrop...
HERB ANDERSON (1984-1985)

Jillian Coleridge Beaulac Ryan...
NANCY ADDISON ALTMAN (1975-1988, 1989)

Jim Speed...
MacKENZIE ALLEN (1981-1982)

Joe Novak (aka Erik Brenner)...
RICHARD MUENZ (1979-1980)
ROSCOE BORN (1981-1983, 1988)
MICHAEL HENNESSY (1983-1984)
WALT WILLEY (1986-1987)

John Reid Ryan...
JADRIEN STEELE (1975-1985)
JASON ADAMS (1986-1989)

Johnny Ryan...
BERNARD BARROW (1975-1989)

Katie Thompson Greenberg...
LAUREN O'BRYAN (1984)
JULIA CAMPBELL (1984-1985)

Ken George Jones...
TRENT JONES (1980)

Ken Graham...
CORBIN BERNSEN (1983, 1984-1985)

Kenneth Castle...
TY McCONNELL (1975-1976)

Kimberly Harris Beaulac...
KELLI MARONEY (1979-1981, 1982-1983)

Laslo Novotny...
FRED BURSTEIN (1983-1985, 1986-1987)

Leigh Kirkland Fenelli...
FELICITY LaFORTUNE (1983-1985, 1988-1989)

Lily Darnell...
CHRISTINE EBERSOLE (1980)
KATHRYN DOWLING (1980)

Lizzie Ransome Ryan...
CATHERINE LARSON (1986-1989)

Loraleen Lewis...
PATTI EMLER (1985-1986)

Maeve Ryan...
HELEN GALLAGHER (1975-1989)

Maggie Shelby Greenberg Coleridge...
CALI TIMMINS (1983-1988, 1989)

Mark D'Angelo...
PETER LOVE (1986-1988)

Sister Mary Joel...
SYLVIA SIDNEY (1975-1976)
NANCY COLEMAN (1976)
NATALIE PRIEST (1976-1977)
JACQUELINE BROOKES (1982)
PAULINE FLANAGAN (1984-1987)
ROSEMARY PRINZ (1988-1989)*
* Prinz was the only actress in the role to be featured as a regular cast member.

Mary Ryan Fenelli (aka Moira)...
KATE MULGREW (1975-1978, 1983, 1986, 1989)
MARY CARNEY (1978)
KATHLEEN TOLAN (1978-1979)
NICOLETTE GOULET (1979)

Matthew Crane...
HARVE PRESNELL (1984)

Matthew Strand...
STEVE FLETCHER (1988-1989)

Max DuBujak...
DANIEL PILON (1983-1987, 1988)

Melinda Weaver Ryan...
NANCY VALEN (1985-1987)

Michael Pavel...
MICHAEL CORBETT (1979, 1980-1981)

Mitch Bronski...
JAMES SLOYAN (1982-1983)

Nancy Feldman...
LISA SUTTON (1978)
MEGAN McCRACKEN (1978)
NANA TUCKER VISITOR (1978-1979)

Nancy Don Lewis...
MARIA PITILLO (1987-1989)

Neil MacCurtain...
ROY POOLE (1983)

Nell Beaulac...
DIANA van der VLIS (1975-1976)

Nick Szabo...
MICHAEL FAIRMAN (1975-1976, 1977)

Ox Knowles...
WILL PATTON (1982-1983)

Patrick Ryan...
MALCOLM GROOME (1975-1978, 1983-1988, 1989)
JOHN BLAZO (1978-1979)
ROBERT FINOCCOLI (1979)
PATRICK JAMES CLARKE (1982-1983)

Poppy Lincoln...
DIANNE THOMPSON [ALEXANDRA NEIL] (1979)

Pru Shepherd...
TRACI LIN (1984-1985)

Rae Woodard...
LOUISE SHAFFER (1977-1984, 1989)

Ramona Gonzalez...
ROSALINDA GUERRA (1975)

Reenie Szabo...
JULIA BARR (1976)

Richard Rowan...
LEWIS ARLT (1987)

Rick Hyde...
GRANT SHOW (1984-1987)

Robert Hartman...
FRANCOIS GIRODAY (1986-1987)

Robert Rowan...
MICHAEL PALANCE (1988-1989)

Roger Coleridge...
RON HALE (1975-1989)

Rose Melina...
ROSE ALAIO (1980-1981)

Ryan Fenelli Hyde...
KERRY McNAMARA (1977-1980)
JENNY-REBECCA DWEIR (1980-1984)
YASMINE BLEETH (1985-1989)

Sam Crowell...
DENNIS HIGGINS (1976)

Seneca Beaulac...
JOHN GABRIEL (1975-1985, 1988-1989)

Sherry Rowan...
DIANA van der VLIS (1987-1989)

Silvio Conti...
CESARE DANOVA (1988-1989)

Siobhan Ryan Novak DuBujak Novak...
SARAH FELDER (1978-1980)
ANN GILLESPIE (1981-1982)
MARG HELGENBERGER (1982-1986)
CARRELL MYERS (1986-1987)
BARBARA BLACKBURN (1988-1989)

Spencer Smith...
LESTER RAWLINS (1981)

Stamford Hutchinson...
DeVEREN BOOKWALTER (1983-1984)

Steve Latham...
FRANC LUZ (1984)

Sydney Price...
ROBIN GREER (1983-1985)

Teresa Donohue...
DIANNE THOMPSON [ALEXANDRA NEIL] (1978-1979)

Thatcher Ross...
PATRICK HORGAN (1978-1979)

Tiger Bennett...
DUNCAN GAMBLE (1985)

Tiso Novotny...
DAVID CLARKE (1979-1980)

Tom Desmond...
THOMAS MacGREEVY (1977-1979)

Treat Baker...
DAN MARDEROSIAN (1985-1986)

Una MacCurtain...
KATHLEEN WIDDOES (1983)

William Price Woodard...
WESLEY ADDY (1977-1978)

Zena Brown...
TICHINA ARNOLD (1987-1989)

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