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Casting Call - Land a Part on a Soap Opera

Ever wonder where your fave actors got their start? Well, for a lot of them, the journey started with daytime TV. That's right - the extra-cheesy soap operas that your mom likes to watch so much (she might even have got you hooked now!) is the place where stars are born. From Sarah Michelle Gellar to Jonathan Jackson to Demi Moore - they've all come a long way from their soap star beginnings. Find out how you can jump-start your soap opera career!

How Do You Get On a Soap Opera?

It helps if you have an agent to set up auditions for you, but if you don't have one yet, don't stress. We've got all the contact info you need to send off a resume package to all the hottest daytime TV shows. There's no guarantee that you'll get a call back, but the more original and catchy you make your resume, the better chance you'll have scoring an audition!

Contact Info For Soap Operas

ABC

  • All My Children

    ABC Television Center
    320 West 66th Street
    New York, NY 10023
  • Port Charles
    ABC Television Center
    4151 Prospect Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
  • General Hospital
    Mark Teschner, Casting Director
    General Hospital
    ABC Television Center
    4151 Prospect Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA. 90027
  • One Life to Live
    ABC Television Center
    157 Columbus Ave., 2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10023

    NBC

  • Days of Our Lives

    NBC Studios 2 & 4
    3000 W. Alameda Avenue
    Burbank, CA 91523
  • Passions

    NBC Studios
    4024 Radford Ave.
    Studio City, CA 91604
  • CBS

  • Guiding Light

    CBS Television City
    51 W. 52nd St.
    New York, NY 10019
  • The Young and the Restless
    CBS Television City
    7800 Beverly Blvd. Suite 3305
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • As the World Turns

    CBS Television City
    1268 East 14th Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11230
  • Bold and the Beautiful
    CBS Television City
    7800 Beverly Blvd. Suite 3371
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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    drowning posted in Friends:
    Did something happen between you two in the past? If so, I feel like she might have some unresolved issues with you that you need to discuss with her. And, time doesn't always mean a lot. I've gotten closer to someone before compared to someone whom I had known for 8 years.
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    country_girl19 posted in Friends:
    Dear Dish-it,                          Me and my friend just started talking again, and it seems like she regrets it. She'll leave me for the people she has only known for a couple of months, when I've been friends with her for a year. Also, she gets annoyed with me, and I don't know what to do.
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    drowning
    drowning posted in Family Issues:
    I'll be honest, I don't think that it's very fair that you're placing so much blame on your mother. Cancer is very hard to heal in any animal or person. She may of been able to help one spot, but that doesn't mean that she was going to be able to heal the rest. There's a slim chance that they could of made it through, but it's probably for the best that she put him down. Cancer is a painful thing to go through for dogs and humans alike. It would of been worse to push it. As for the depression, I understand where you're coming from with it. It's a difficult thing to go through and it makes things hard to do. I've struggled with things in the past and sometimes still do, so take my word on this: Eat. What. You. Can. Don't starve yourself. Don't binge. Don't do anything. Keep eating. Your health matters too. You need to find things to do, like hobbies (drawing, reading, writing, ect.) and spend time with friends when you can. At least talk to your friends, don't push them away. They're there for you, even when they might not know how to be. Don't be ashamed to cry, it's perfectly fine too. It's a better alternative of getting things out than a lot of things you could be doing. Do not, under any circumstances, start cutting. Take it from someone who's dealt with it on a personal level in several ways, do not start it. It is not something you "won't get addicted too" and it will not be a "one time thing." Do not try it. Do not start it. Do not try to find "softer" alternatives to cutting. Self-harm is not a fixer, it does not help anything. It isn't something to be ashamed of. It's a personal issue along with mental illness. But it is a very big deal. "And to go and kill him like that instead of getting him help?" There isn't always a place to help. Sometimes it won't do the things we wish it would.
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    RavenClawRaina
    My dog, Loki, was old and had cancer. He was 14. My mom healed one of his cancer spots but not even a month later, she put him down. He had life in him. He played like a puppy. If she healed one spot, why couldnt she heal the rest? He could have lived right? He was like my little brother, I loved him like one. He was family. Every since he passed, Ive been depressed. Losing weight and not wanting to go out and hangout with friends. Me and my mom get into fights more. At some points, I hate her for what she did. I dont dare tell anyone about my depression and I cry every night until 3:30 am. I have considered cutting but I dont want anyone to judge me. Im not going to but I just want someone to understand what his loss did to my heart. Ive had him since i was a baby. He was my best friend. And to go and kill him like that instead of getting him help? I was mad. Can anyone relate? Can someone help me? ( im not going to a therapist btw ) UGH WHAT DO I DO?!  
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    Pokemonlegends05
    Sometimes Video Games can Cheer you up as well. Happy, Vibrant Games: New Super Mario Bros. U Pokemon Shuffle Any of the Mario Party games. Minecraft Super Mario 3d world (Wow, a ton of Mario games :p) Jak and Daxter Super Mario 64 These are useful for making this :e into this  =(
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