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a website dedicated to American actor/writer/director/producer Stephen Nichols. Best known for his varied roles on daytime television, Stephen has just returned to his iconic role of Steven Earl "Patch" Johnson on the daytime soap opera DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Stephen also played the parts of uber-tychoon Tucker McCall on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, as The Dark Prince Stefan Cassadine on GENERAL HOSPITAL and Dr. Skylar Cates on the cancelled SANTA BARBARA. Stephen has also appeared in films and in episodic television such as CRASH, THE NANNY, EMPTY NEST, SECOND CHANCES, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, RENEGADE, WITCHBOARD, & THE PHOENIX. This is strictly a fan site and NOT Stephen's official site. This site has a strict no paparazzi policy and will not publish photos of Stephen during his private time.

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STEPHEN NICHOLS ONLINE @ stephennichols.org is a website dedicated to the work of American actor Stephen Nichols. I am in no way affiliated with his person, his management, nor his family. All content, except otherwise noted, is copyrighted to their original owners and no infringement is intended and no rights implied. Content contained within are subject to fair use and used here either in whole or in part as a commentary on the work and career of Stephen Nichols.

So both Steve and Bo (Peter Reckell) finally got away, though we didn’t see how they broke their chains. Me guesses somewhere along the line back to Victor’s (John Aniston) plane they managed to find either a good bolt cutter or the key to those very heavy and serious looking padlocks. The title of the post refers to of course the Victor Hugo hero of Jean Val Jean in the epic story Les Miserables. Love to hear Stephen pronounce that one. Though I feel it would sound a lot like La Liaison Dangereuse (pssst, Stefan Cassadine reference). Also for you, Stephen as well as Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans), Galen Gehring (Rafe Hernandez), Thaao Phenglis (Andre and Tony DiMera), Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera), Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady) and Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts) were on the extension of the Today Show with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford. I’ll have both the screencaps and the clip up after this post. The appearance was in celebration of DAYS OF OUR LIVES 50th Anniversary next month and to promote the Greg Meng book Days of our Lives 50 Years.

  • [274] SCREENCAPS: DAYS OF OUR LIVES 10/27/2015


Didn’t take long for Jill Farren Phelps to fire Genie Francis as Genevieve on the show, now comes word Stephen has been let go as Tucker McCall on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS. In the wake of this comes rumors of Stephen’s return to either DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Steve Johnson or GENERAL HOSPITAL as Stefan Cassadine. The most likely place might be GH since new executive producer Frank Valentini has said a huge Cassadine storyline is being planned. Wherever Stephen ends up I might consider resuming updates to this site. My main reason for abandoning it has to do with the negative response I received from Stephen’s ‘people’. Namely: His fan club president and official website owner. The fact they believed I said something I didn’t and treated me so shabbily didn’t help either. I would have thought as this is the only fan run website on the web dedicated to Stephen, I’d have hoped for a little bit more of a positive response. I also lost interest in Stephen’s storyline on Y&R. It’s a little difficult to enjoy something when the show is so boring and the storyline is really bad. While I’m sad to hear of Stephen’s leaving, I’m hoping he moves on to something that will utilize his talents better. If that be either Steve or Stefan, so be it. No word yet on Stephen’s final airdate though it’ll likely be sometime in 2013 considering Y&R‘s taping schedule.


John Ingle 1928 – 2012
September 17, 2012

It is with a sad heart RENEGADE mourns with the rest of the soap world at the passing of John Ingle, portrayer of the curmudgeon Edward Quartermaine for the past two decades, has died. We wish to send our deepest condolences to Mr. Ingles’ family that includes five daughters, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. We’ll miss you Edward.


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 know there hasn’t been any major updates since I think December of last year. I don’t know if I have any visitors left, but there’s been some issues I’ve been dealing with behind the scenes regarding this website that have caused me to take a long pause due to some things I’m deciding and some major technical issues that cropped up and didn’t get resolved until earlier today.

I was finally able to get RENEGADE MEDIA back up and running. Back about the end of December going into the New Year, I was contacted by my media hostsite and informed their servers had been hacked in a major way. They were scrambling to try to get back their clients’ accounts … and mine was one of them. I have about five or six other media sites on that account other than RENEGADE MEDIA. They are:

  • OBSCURE MEDIA — the home site and dedicated to Tamara Braun
  • THE PORTAL MEDIA — media site dedicated to Ted King
  • ARTISAN MEDIA — media site dedicated to The X-Files star Mitch Pileggi
  • DNA MEDIA — media site dedicated to former Law & Order: SVU actors Diane Neal and Adam Beach
  • SOLITON MEDIA — media site dedicated to actors Nick Chinlund, Christopher Meloni and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
  • …. and many more

All of those sites were affected and none were working as what could be called, normal. I had coding and other substantial issues I was dealing with that were severely screwed up. I needed to take the time to focus on those issues. They all seem to be fixed on all sites…fortunately. Fingers crossed, nothing else crops up because if they do, I’m going to commit some kind of act of egregious harm on some do-nothing idiots at a certain media hosting company. In other words, their tech people were no help. I had to seek assistance from another place and do some of my own troubleshooting. So that is what has been going on with that.

Another issue that has cropped up is my health. I had a really bad flu during the Christmas Holidays that didn’t seem to resolve itself and carried on into the New Year. About two weeks ago I started out with a really sore throat and last week it culminated in my partner having to take me to the hospital because I could not eat or drink anything. In essence, I was in crisis. Six hours later and some five or six bags of fluids, anti-inflammatories and other things, I was able to come home. I was on a course of pain killers and antibiotics that sort of put me down for the better part of this week. I’m back to almost full health and back at work, which is why I was eager to get back to work on the technical issues with the media sites I had.

Lastly, I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with this site. Given all the issues I’ve had regarding misrepresentation and other things, I’ve been a little shy to do anything lest I offend someone. Now what I’m considering is either deleting the site entirely which would break my heart considering the amount of time and money I’ve put into it. So here’s what I’m considering but I need feedback from YOU. I’m considering buying a domain and moving it off the subdomain of samskara.org and to it’s very own address. Problem? I’d need donations to keep that site going, otherwise, I’ll have to keep it on the subdomain. Also, my workload has fourpled (not a word I know). Over the past week it was reported that Tamara Braun will be returning to daytime and to her former soap DAYS OF OUR LIVES as the recast for the character of Taylor Walker or Raines. Along with my regular media and screencaps for actor Ted King in his new role on ONE LIFE TO LIVE as the mysterious Tomas and Mitch Pileggi who is recurring on the CW’s SUPERNATURAL and FX’s SONS OF ANARCHY, I’m going to have to prioritize. I’m going to be making Tamara and Mitch my main sites and Ted and Stephen’s my secondary sites. If I don’t get to the updates for this site on the day, it’ll be the day after. But they will be made. It’s just if I get a day when Tamara, Ted and Stephen are on, I’m going to have to really decide what will take precedence. But I will get Stephen’s media up.

So that is the dish. Following this epistle, I’ll be posting only the locations to where you can find the relevant media and screencaps. I won’t be posting the individual dates, but the master location where you can find them. Without further delays…..

  • [ 1266 ] SCREENCAPS: DECEMBER 2010 – THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
  • [ 0003 ] MEDIA CLIPS: DECEMBER 2010 – THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
  • [ 3413 ] SCREENCAPS: JANUARY 2011 – THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
  • [ 0005 ] MEDIA CLIPS: JANUARY 2011 – THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
  • [ 2278 ] SCREENCAPS: FEBRUARY 2011 – THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
  • [ 0004 ] MEDIA CLIPS: FEBRUARY 2011 – THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Click on the relative links to get to the areas. Enjoy.

Best of wishes, Dianne


I told you I’d be back with some more for you. I have some event images Stephen was at from various years. Some are updates to some of the other events I’ve already posted. I’ll let you know what those are, but I also have some new ones. I also have a couple of new promotional images from Stephen’s time as Stefan Cassadine on GENERAL HOSPITAL and one from THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as uber-hunky tycoon, Tucker McCall. So here you go……

*** Denotes updated albums.

  • [ 004 ] 11/13/2010 – MOCA’S ANNUAL GALA – “THE ARTIST’S MUSEUM HAPPENING – RED CARPET
  • [ 012 ] 10/27/2007 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES CELEBRATES GREEN WEEK
  • [ 007 ] 06/01/2007 – DAYS OF OUR LIVES CELEBRITY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
  • [ 002 ] 10/14/2005 – DAYTIME TV CELEBRATES ST. JUDE’S
  • [ 003 ] *** PROMOTIONAL SHOTS: THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 003 ] *** PROMOTIONAL SHOTS: GENERAL HOSPITAL
  • [ 001 ] *** 09/25/1999 – SUPER SOAP WEEKEND DISNEY MGM STUDIOS – ORLANDO FLORIDA
  • [ 006 ] *** 04/27/2007 – SOAPNET NATIONAL TV ACADEMY AWARDS EMMY NOMINEE PARTY
  • [ 002 ] *** 07/22/2006 – NBC SUMMER TCA PARTY – ARRIVALS


Well, where has Stephen’s story gone? Today he was backdrop for Jack (Peter Bergman) and Abby’s (Marcy Rylan) angst over Victor (Eric Braeden). I hear that GENERAL HOSPITAL veteran Tristan Rogers has tweeted that he’s enjoying working with Jess Walton (Jill Abbott). Isn’t this where Stephen started when he first came on? I’m almost wanting Tucker back with Diane (Maura West). At least he had story there. There should have been some mention of Tucker’s absence at Katherine’s (Jeanne Cooper), but there wasn’t. It was all about Ronan (Jeff Branson). So where…exactly is Stephen supposed to get his well-deserved story with all this other stuff going on? Go figure!

  • [ 485 ] SCREENCAPS: 11/23/2010 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 11/23/2010 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS


Damn, I was hoping Tucker would be onto Blake (Paul Leydon). It seemed like in the preview they were leading to his being found out. Come on writers, make Tucker more intelligent than this. This guy has more than either Victor (Eric Braeden) and Jack (Peter Bergman). He’s got a sixth sense to him that needs to be brought to the fore. This is The Tuckernator afterall. I also hear that Laura Stone (Skye Lockhart Newman) has been given her walking papers. Once more, a soap opera getting rid of one of its better assets. Laura is amazing and I love her wit and her ability to throw a good line. Seems what Michael Logan said in a recent article about the death of Zach Slater, played by the impressively handsome and wonderful Thorsten Kaye, that the only thing that soaps are interested in these days are as he termed it, “Soaps are overpopulated with pretty but vacuous underpants models.” I’m afraid I have to agree with him. The really good actors are let go or not hired in order to fill out roles with ‘yes’ men and women who will not challenge the integrity of the work they’re being asked to do. I only have to cite what happened to Tamara Braun in her three roles as Carly on GENERAL HOSPITAL, Ava on DAYS OF OUR LIVES and as Reese in ALL MY CHILDREN. Instead what we have is a group of over-hyped frat boys and sorority gals getting off on hiring the ‘it’ girls and guys that will acquiesce to the whims of the idiot writers.

  • [ 391 ] SCREENCAPS: 11/18/2010 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 11/18/2010 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS



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