Soap Opera Stars in Speedo or Underwear: TV Jocks and Hunks. Let’s have more actors in Speedos but, this time, let’s focus on the gorgeous soap opera actors who charm, connive, and sizzle on the small screen. Let’s start with John Allen Nelson who starred as Warren Lockridge in the mid-80s drama, Santa Barbara. He was also a regular at CSI: Miami (from 2005 to 2009) where he played the roles of Mike Rydell/Todd Peterson.
Next up in our group of Speedo-wearing soap opera hunks is Alec Musser, an American fitness model and actor who starred as Del Henry on All My Children from 2005 to 2007. His last TV appearance, according to his IMDB profile is the Desperate Housewives episode, Watch While I Revise the World, nearly two years ago.
Third in our list is from across the pond, 35-year-old British hunk Adam Rickitt. His most famous soap opera acting gig would be his role as Nick Tilsley on the popular ITV soap opera Coronation Street. Adam is also a model, a singer and, according to wikipedia, a “charity fundraiser”.
Fourth in our list of Speedo-wearing soap opera actors is Canadian cutie Cameron Arthur Mathison who starred on All My Children as Ryan Lavery, a role he played from 1997 to 2011. This pic is an early modeling gig for a swimwear company.
Now 50 years old, Don Diamont is every inch a hunk in the pic below. Did you know that he is the first soap opera actor to be chosen as one of People Magazine’s most beautiful people? On TVLandia, Don is most famous for his role as Brad Carlton on The Young and the Restless and as Bill Spencer, Jr. on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Like Don, our next hunky hunk — Dylan Neal — also appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful (but only for 10 episodes). He had a much longer gig with Dawson’s Creek, where he was Doug Witter, and Blood Ties where he starred as as Detective Mike Celluci.
American hunk Frank Grillo starred as Hart Jessup in Guiding Light. Watch out for him in the second installment of Captain America (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) where he is cast as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones.
Gregory Harrison starred as as Dr. George Alonzo ‘Gonzo’ Gates on the CBS series Trapper John, M.D. from 1979 to 1985. His recent TV gigs include starring as Tim Arbogast on Ringers and as Ted Lomax on Psych.
Jack Scalia, who starred as Chris Stamp on All My Children is rocking his Speedo briefs. For some reason, his pose kinda reminds us of that classic nekkid photo of Burt Reynolds.
Jake Silbermann starred as Noah Mayer on As the World Turns where he had a gay relationship with Luke Snyder (Van Hansis) and which was a big hit to the fans. In real life, our Jake is non-gay. Hehe.
John James Anderson played the character of Jeff Colby in the prime-time soap opera Dynasty.
John Wesley Shipp has tons of soap opera roles to his name from Kelly Nelson (The Guiding Light), to Doug Cummings (in As the World Turns), Mitch Leery (in Dawson’s Creek), and several more which we are too lazy to enumerate. Hehe. He has two Daytime Emmys, one as an Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series on Santa Barbara and another as a Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series on As the World Turns.
Aussie jock Julian McMahon‘s first TV gig in the United States is his role as Ian Rain on the daytime soap opera, Another World which lasted from 1993 to 1995. He went on to star as Nip/Tuck’s Dr. Christian Troy which earned him a Golden Globes nomination and as Doctor Doom in the hit movies, Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Would you agree with our friend Deena who claims that Lorenzo Lamas is one of the hottest and most popular soap opera hunks of all time? We do tend to agree with her for, after all, this Latino hottie did star in several hit shows such as Falcon Crest (as Lance Cumson), the crime drama renegade (as Reno Raines), and The Bold and The Beautiful (as Hector Ramirez).
Did Italian hunk Raoul Bova star in soap operas in his native Italy? Whether he did or not, let’s include his sexy pic here, shall we?
Rib Hillis is not necessarily a soap opera actor but let’s also include him here. Hehe.
Finally, here’s Winsor Harmon who’s currently starring as Thorne Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Do you have a favorite among these soap opera stars in Speedo?
Soap Opera Stars in Speedo or Underwear: TV Jocks and Hunks. Posted 10 June 2013. Last updated: July 7, 2020 at 10:56 am.