John Callahan admits to a handful of great loves — his wife, his daughter, his work and golf, golf and more golf. The Brooklyn born and Long Island bred 6-footer first thought about a career as a lawyer, and paid for his college tuition by working as a bartender and as nightclub managers. " />
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PROFILE

Star of the Week

John Callahan

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SOAP STAR STATS

John Callahan (ex-Edmund, AMC)

— ABC

Vital Statistics

Birthdate:
December 23, 1953
Born In:
Brooklyn, NY
Marital Status:
Separated from former co-star Eva La Rue (Maria) whom he wed on Nov. 30, 1996; Linda (1982-mid-'90s)
Children:
Daughter Kaya McKenna born Dec. 6, 2001; two stepsons from first marriage, Matthew and Josh

THE 411

John Callahan admits to a handful of great loves — his wife, his daughter, his work and golf, golf and more golf. The Brooklyn born and Long Island bred 6-footer first thought about a career as a lawyer, and paid for his college tuition by working as a bartender and as nightclub managers. Callahan soon changed his mind and focused on an acting career. He started with stage roles in The Taming of the Shrew and The Rainmaker at the Berkeley (Calif.) Stage company. He then began working in television with guest gigs on such '80s classics as THREE"S COMPANT, MURDER SHE WROTE, FANTASY ISLAND and HOTEL. He nabbed a recurring role on OUR FAMILY HONOR, then caught the eye of daytime where he has been happily and steadily employed for 20 years. Callahan won an Outstanding Leading Actor Soap Opera Digest award in 1998 for his role as Edmund. He was also nominated for Soap Opera Digest awards in 1997 (Outstanding Leading Actor), 1995 (Hottest Male Star) and 1994 (Outstanding Supporting Actor).

ET CETERA

—John co-hosted the Miss America Pageant with his now-estranged wife in 1998
—John is an avid golfer
—Aattended the University of California, Berkeley as a pre-law student
—Wife Eva La Rue's first husband was Callahan's Santa Barbara co-star John O'Hurley (ex-Steven Slade).

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Other Soap Roles
SANTA BARBARA (Craig Hunt) 1990-'91
DAYS OF OUR LIVES (Artie Doyle) 1989
FALCON CREST (Eric Stavros) 1986-'88
GENERAL HOSPITAL (Leo Russell) 1984-'85
DAYS OF OUR LIVES (Tyler Malone) 1983

MEMORABLE QUOTES

"Some people feel strange about working on soaps, and a lot of them are just sitting by the phone wishing they were De Niro. I would rather work on being one-tenth as good as he is and earn a living at the same time."—Soap Opera Digest, 10/23/90

"Life is too short to be angsting your way down the line."—Weekly, 9/1/92

"I am proudest that anyone I've done wrong to I've made amends."—Weekly, 8/17/99

"Love handles? I think those come with being me. I had love handles at 12. They're my friends. I name them." —Weekly, 8/17/99

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