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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 @ 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.

On behalf of STEPHEN NICHOLS ONLINE, I’d like to wish Stephen a Happy Birthday. He turns 65 today and he’s still looking mighty fine. I hope he spends the day with Lisa, his children and grandbabies and good friends. Open up a bottle of the expensive stuff Stephen, you deserve it.


I recently became embroiled in a little heated pseudo argument over at the official Sony board for THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS with the posters in what is called the ‘Tuckerlicious’ thread. It’s 3000+ posts strong where Stephen and Tucker fans get to gush about our guy. The post in question was one I made where I offered my screencaps to the group, however, I apparently pissed someone off by stating that I had better screencaps here than the ones she posted to the thread. I then, apparently, brought hellfire and damnation down upon me by being ‘rude’ or nasty but supposedly insulting this one poster’s work. I only stated that my screencaps were better than hers. I did not discredit her offering them up to the group to view.

As some of my visitors know, I was given the full content of what was webmistress Hurley’s Tamara Braun site @, I was also given the domain. My site dedicated to Tamara is here: TAMARA OBSCURA and contains a large supply of HI RES images and low grade screencaps that don’t pass muster. And I’m willing to admit that. The screencaps given to me by Hurley for particularly Tamara’s work on the two soap operas DAYS OF OUR LIVES where she played the part of Ava Vitali, involved with Stephen’s character of Steve ‘Patch’ Johnson, and on ALL MY CHILDREN as Bianca Montgomery’s (Eden Riegel, currently Heather Stephens on Y&R) lesbian lover, Reese Williams, are of superior quality to the ones I did for Tamara’s work on those two soap operas. Mine are too washed out at times, or too dark depending on the day. But at least I’m willing to admit that they were/are not of the best quality. Having learned my lesson, I decided when I began this fan site for Stephen, I would provide the best quality screencaps of his Y&R work as I could so that his fans wishing to do banners, icons, avatars, etc, could have the best colour, tone, sharpness, et al, I could provide. This was not a pissing contest, only me pointing the posters to my site where they could find good quality screencaps for their projects. Nothing more, nothing less.

I posted in the previous post for today something that someone took offense to. It was done because I felt I’d been treated unfairly by those people and since this is my site, I felt I had a right to air my feelings…which are my feelings and I’m entitled to them given the amount of judgementalism that was given to me. I have since amended the post, but I will not apologize to give any ‘warm and fuzzy’ feelings of Khumbaya. I also told them I would not post any more images from this gallery to that thread due to the fact that it negates the purpose of this website to offer up my images to that thread without benefit of guiding traffic to my site, which is the reason fansites are created.

To them at that thread on the Sony board, I will not offer an apology. I don’t feel I need to, and it’s not becaue I’m being the aforementioned pissy, it’s because my original post to them was taken entirely out of proportion. If the poster I made the supposed or even imaginary slight to can’t take constructive criticism, a lot of which I have taken on the road through my self-taught HTML, PHP and WordPressing, then I don’t know what more there is for me to say, other than to say nothing.

October 6, 2010

Sorry to have to break the news, but we had a full on cable/internet/phone outtage in my area today. It started at about 10:15 am and is still ongoing. We’ve had brief moments where all service has been restored, but I just called the cable company and the repair ticket is still ongoing with intermittent restorations of service. I’m making this post in one of those restorations. I’ll be pulling double-duty tomorrow in case Tucker is on in the 4:30 PM Eastern timezone. So I’m sorry I don’t have the caps or clips for today. They will be up tomorrow, I promise.

As you can see, I really got busy this weekend with screencapping some of Stephen’s other work on soaps. I have a website dedicated to Tamara Braun and because of that, I have a lot of clips of Tamara’s six month stint on DAYS OF OUR LIVES as the sexy siren Ava Vitali, a role that won her the Daytime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2008. But thanks to that, I have some of Stephen’s work during the time. I don’t have all of Stephen’s airtime during that time because I only recorded Tamara’s airdates. I did start to record all of Stephen’s work at that point due to a botched attempt at another website I was planning for Stephen, so I am sorry I don’t have all of his dates, but what I do have, will be included here. I have some feelers out in trying to obtain some of Stephen’s other work during his return from 2006-2009 and I’m hoping they pan out. However, until such time, please feel free to view the caps I do have. I’m planning on clipping up his episodes from the original recorded versions I have saved on an external harddrive and put them up at RENEGADE MEDIA. When I have them done I will post. At this time though, I know I’m going to piss off a whole host of Steve and Kayla fans with the inclusion of a lot of caps of Steve with Ava. All I can say is…live with it! I loved the chemistry between Tamara and Stephen and wished they’d been paired on GENERAL HOSPITAL when they were there as Stefan Cassadine and Carly Corinthos, however, the soap gods were kind to me and paired them on DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Ava and Steve. Due to the consternation of the Steve and Kayla fans and some behind-the-scenes machinations, that pairing was cut short and I was deprived of my couple. So I indulged myself on my Tamara site with copious cappies [ TAMARA OBSCURA DOOL SCREENCAP GALLERY ] of my couple. I plan to do the same here. As I said, if you’re a Steve and Kayla fan, as I know most are, I’m sorry. Tamara and Stephen were just too hot to ignore. And I still feel deprived, and this is my site afterall….mine, mine, mine. If it seems as if I’m being petulant, I am. I’ll be posting an interview with Stephen and Tamara soon. Stay tuned.

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