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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.

As you can see I’ve uploaded a new layout. Can’t say it wasn’t time. I hope you like the improved look of both the main site and gallery. I know I do. It looks cleaner and a little more streamlined. I’ll soon be adding some more event images I’ve come across of Stephen and some new photoshoots. I’ve also some oldies but goodies in terms of some stills from Stephen in DAYS OF OUR LIVES golden age with Steve and Kayla. So all in all hopefully there’s a turn-a-round for this site. I also want to point out a new policy on this site. I have instituted a new NO PAPARAZZI policy in terms of there will absolutely be no images of Stephen posted where he is enjoying private time with his family or engaging in his every day life. What that entails is if Stephen is at an airport, eating lunch in a restaurant, taking a walk with one of his kids, or his wife, those types of images and anything that might be considered gossip will be strictly excluded from this site. That material is not for us to know and for Stephen to keep private. So anyone wanting those types of images or rumors, get used to disappointment. You won’t find it here. Once more I want to make it clear, this is NOT Stephen’s official site. All links to Stephen’s official site and social media accounts can be found in the sidebar under OFFICIAL NICHOLS. So anyone thinking this is Stephen’s official site, read the disclaimer and also read this post. So anyone from his “team” thinking I’m talking smack, remember this IS a fan site. Nothing more. Nothing less. It was set up with the intention to bring Stephen’s fans regular updates in terms of screencaps and other goodies not included in any official capacity. One thing also, I know there are Steve and Kayla fans from way back. I included myself in that group, however, I’m going on record as saying I’m officially a Steve and Ava fan, having enjoyed the chemistry between Stephen and his DOOL & GH co-star Tamara Braun. While I am respectful of the Steve and Kayla fans, please be respectful of my love for Steve and Ava. While I adore Mary Beth Evans, I love Tamara Braun more. So those are the facts. I’m also in the process of setting up a new media archive for the site. For anyone wanting to know what happened to the old site, please feel free to read this article. The archive will also be including Stephen’s GH co-star Ted King who played the parts of twins Luis and Lorenzo Alcazar. The reason for this is both expediency and for the purpose of perhaps introducing the work of both actors to a wider audience. So that’s it for now. Thanks for visiting and for being a fan of the site and of Stephen. It’s a pleasure to serve you.

I know there’s been a serious lack of updates for Stephen’s episodes for May. And for that, I’m truly sorry. I’ve had a lot of personal stuff going on in my life plus Tamara Braun, Stephen’s former DAYS OF OUR LIVES co-star who played Ava Vitali, has returned to DOOL to play the recast character of Taylor Raines Walker. I also have Stephen’s former GENERAL HOSPITAL co-star Ted King work on ONE LIFE TO LIVE and so far, not enough time. I’m hoping to make things a lot more streamlined so that I can get everything up on the day.

Could someone please kill Abby for me? Seriously. Someone over at SOAPZONE posted a main thread about Tucker and how he’s been treated and I had this to add:

At this stage, I really don’t see a need to have the ONS with Diane come out. What would it serve? Why not allow Ashley and Tucker to get married and let live? I’m tired of Abby and her antics. She should check her own behaviour before she rags on others for theirs. She’s stripped how many times now in public? And let’s not forget she did it right in front of her father and step-siblings. Should Tucker really fear Abby or whatever she might. reveal to Ashley? I think not. She even tried to come onto Tucker. He showed her the door. Tucker is really above reproach at this stage. He loves Ashley and unlike ones like Nick, Victor and Jack, Tucker is a stand up guy. In business he’s a whip. That he has told Ashley what and who he is and she’s accepted that should show us how she will accept the revelation of the Diane ONS. I really think that Ashley won’t care. It was, afterall, just a one night stand at a time when Tucker was having a crisis surrounding Kay’s ill-treatment of him. Does it matter since he’s been totally dedicated to Ashley. To me Tucker McCall is better than any of the other men in Genoa City. Is he perfect? Nope…never said he was. But the one thing that Tucker has over the other men is that he’s been honest to Ashley, dedicated, loving. These are all the attributes I love about Tucker. As for that ONS…I can and do dismiss it. No need to bring it up. Where Tucker is as of this moment, it really doesn’t matter.

That’s all I have to say ……

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Earlybird catches the worm….. I know I should have had these up yesterday…day-ahead and all, but I had family thing and I couldn’t get things done till this morning. I also had Ted King screencaps and clip to do for his character of Tomas on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Sorry.

Could Katherine (Jeanne Cooper) get any more of a harpy? Seriously, she need to go and ingest a huge batch of humble pie. I’m so tired of Tucker being made to be the scapegoat for all things Newman. I was also glad that Ashley (Eileen Davidson) told her off and reminded Katherine what kind of a parent John (Jerry Douglas) was in that he’d never abandon one of his children. Bravo Ashley. Monday’s preview is tacked on the end of the clip. I’ll have Monday’s episode up tomorrow (Saturday).

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  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 03/25/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

As if you can’t already tell, STEPHEN NICHOLS ONLINE has relocated to a new domain. I thought it was about time I got this site off of the subdomain and bought one all by itself. Stephen deserves that I think. After some major league packing and unpacking, welcome to RENEGADE ~ STEPHEN NICHOLS ONLINE @ STEPHENNICHOLS.ORG. Please make sure to update your bookmarks and favourites. I’m truly hoping to expand this site over the coming weeks. I’ve got a lot of articles to get up in both the gallery and a new press section I’m planning on building for Stephen in what will likely be the largest press section on Stephen on the web. I do have a few new articles on Stephen I’m going to try to type up and enter into the new press section in the coming days. With doing double duty with both Stephen and Ted King, it’s been a little difficult to get the backlog done. Here’s hoping.

I have the media for Stephen’s last two episodes of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS. No preamble, just the goods. Enjoy.

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February 22, 2011

I’ve decided that I’m going to be moving this site to a new domain. It’s going to join my Tamara Braun and Ted King sites on the same server. That way I can better administer them when Tamara begins her role of Taylor Walker on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. I’m in the process of setting up the new domain and when it’s done, the files from this site will be copied over to the new server. This site will remain active until all files are moved and all errors are checked to make sure nothing is left behind. When the move is complete and all things have been ironed out, a redirect page will be here to send you over to the new site. It’ll have the same look, but not the same address. The gallery here and posts and pages will still be available to view until the new site is set up. So you don’t have to do anything….yet!

Yours, Dianne

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 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…..


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

Best of wishes, Dianne