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While perusing the various Y&R message boards, I came across this that just about made me spit my tea out at my computer…not a good thing since it’s going into the shop to get repaired on Monday. But I digress….. Someone named LilKittenpaws on the IMDB board seems to have her information on Stephen in error. Let’s take a look at what she said… More below the cut.

SN lasted about 5 years on DOOL and for most of the time he was part of a popular couple, not male lead of the show. (I guess he was so popular he was fired? 5 years is not a long run on a soap) He was at GH for about six years after that,and he was part of a wealthy criminal family but not a power player, and not even close to male lead of the show.(And again, so popular- fired again) Then DOOL rehired him and his love interest to give it another try. It fizzled pretty quick, they were let go,(yet once again) after a couple years.

Tucker was originally written to be a wealthy business power player, SN has never played that, and he doesn’t have the bigger than life presence to pull it off. I notice they have tweaked the role to have him sneaky instead, working his business dealings through others. He doesn’t confront the men power players face to face. If he’s in an angry confrontation it’s written with a woman. And even with the women his voice doesn’t project enough power so he must shout at them, which backfires because his ranting looks like he can’t control himself.

Can the writers put Tucker face to face in confrontation with Victor, Adam, or Nick? Sure, but he will look weak. They can write the script to have Tucker overpower every guy in town but it would come off as comedy. Even the thought of the other men characters shaking in their boots over Tucker’s threats or business dealings makes me laugh.

Original link: [ HERE ]

She further states in another post:

We don’t really need a Tucker character. He’s too similar to Victor and we have more than enough Victor. Two old man egotistical Victor-types fighting, two old guy egotistical Victor-types that must win every business deal in town. Who cares? BORING! The woman need to be in the business picture and the younger men need to be developed. The only reason Y&R needs older male characters is to pair with it older veteran female characters.

Ashley can easily be paired with a younger man, she doesn’t need a guy a decade older. He’s unsuitable for Jill (Not Tucker, SN too short/small-framed). Nikki has the male-chauvinist man in Victor, why would she want to be with another that she has no family with? She chooses victor opposites if not with Victor.(Plus SN is small next to her size wise too) Can’t see him with Gloria. And he’s a good 15 years older than Phyllis. I don’t think she would accept him anyway, as a leading lady of the show they would bring in a hot young stub for her (and us) to enjoy.

Original Post: [ HERE ]

How does one counter such idiocy? It boggles my mind. Tucker is not a copy of Victor (Eric Braeden). Not in any shape, form or description. And to say that Ashley (Eileen Davidson) shouldn’t be paired with a man almost a decade older…. That just smacks of all kinds of stupid. What Ms. LilKittenpaws fails to note is that Tucker is the son of a legacy character in Katherine (Jeanne Cooper). So because Stephen is what could be considered ‘short’ (he’s 5′ 11″) he shouldn’t be paired with women who are…also short or tall….? Would mean that Sonny and Cher were all kinds of wrong. Or should I mention Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban? Then there is the obvious misinformation she cites about Stephen’s tenure on both DAYS OF OUR LIVES and GENERAL HOSPITAL. She says that Stephen was fired from DOOL the first time around. We all know Stephen was itching to try something new and chose to leave on his own accord. As far as GH is concerned, we all know what happened when the Phelps/Frons/Guza regime came in. Honestly, this person comes off as a snotty 13-year-old whose parents wouldn’t let her on the Justin Beiber board. Any comments to enlighten this person.

I’ve updated the gallery with some of Stephen’s public appearances over the many years since he’s been on the scene. The years cover from 1988-2010 and include Emmy Awards ceremonies, film premieres, and other things Stephen has attended with friends, family or just himself. I hope you enjoy strolling down memory lane with him. One thing about the images, they are all HI RES and are tagged with this site’s URL. The main reason is to identify where it came from, nothing more as I did pay for these images, it would be kind of you’d credit this site as the source. It’s just a curtosey.

  • [ 003 ] 06/27/2010 – 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
  • [ 002 ] 04/21/2010 – The LA Antique Show Benefitting PS ARTS
  • [ 006 ] 07/20/2008 – NBC Universal 2008 Press Tour All-Star Party
  • [ 005 ] 08/20/2008 – 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
  • [ 005 ] 06/05/2007 – The 2007 Los Angeles Daytime Emmy Reception
  • [ 006 ] 04/27/2006 – SOAPnet National TV Academy Daytime Emmy Nominee Party
  • [ 002 ] 06/15/2006 – 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
  • [ 004 ] 07/22/2006 – NBC Summer 2006 TCA Party
  • [ 009 ] 12/13/2004 – “Get the Dime” Los Angeles Film Screening
  • [ 002 ] 05/10/2000 – 16th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards
  • [ 004 ] 09/25/1999 – Super Soap Weekend Disney MGM Studios Orlando Florida
  • [ 003 ] 02/14/1996 – 12th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards
  • [ 003 ] 05/23/1991 – Premiere of “Soapdish” in Los Angeles
  • [ 004 ] 06/02/1991 – San Bernadino Renaissance Fair
  • [ 003 ] 10/27/1990 – Sixth Anual Women in Film Festival LA
  • [ 001 ] 01/15/1989 – 5th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards
  • [ 002 ] 10/01/1989 – Casey Kasem’s Housing NOW Benefit
  • [ 003 ] 04/07/1988 – Sighting at Spago Restaurant LA

An extra edition in conjunction with today’s eppy of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS. I was able to get ahold of two interviews Stephen did on the soon-to-be defunct SOAP NET network’s talk show SOAP TALK with Lisa Rinna (ex, Billie Reed-DOOL) and Ty Treadway. In both, Stephen is very charming and lively in discussing his early time in getting into the ‘biz’, plus his influances, and his short film GET THE DIME, his first time in the director’s chair. I’m afraid the quality of the screencaps aren’t up to my liking, but the source wasn’t all that great to begin with. Both were likely a VCR-to-DVD conversion, and a lot of the time the quality gets mashed. But they’re not too bad and you get a good look at this man who seems to be a Dorian Gray of sorts. I’d like to know where that portrait of his is, because he hasn’t aged a bit in the last five years.

  • [ 650 ] SCREENCAPS: 02/02/2005 – SOAP TALK
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 02/02/2005 – SOAP TALK
  • [ 769 ] SCREENCAPS: 06/30/2003 – SOAP TALK
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 06/30/2003 – SOAP TALK