Nichols, Stephen 1951–

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Nichols, Stephen 1951–


Born February 19, 1951, in Cincinnati, OH; married Lisa (an actress); children: Vanessa, Aaron, Dylan. Education: Studied acting at the Los Angeles City College Theater Academy.

Career: Actor and director. Also worked as the voice of IKEA. Lived in a Hollywood ashram, the Self-Realization Fellowship Center, for three years.

Awards, Honors: DramaLogue Award and L.A. Weekly Award, 1982, both for Pieces of Time; DramaLogue Award and L.A. Weekly Award, 1985, both for Deliri-ous; Soap Opera Digest Award, outstanding actor in a supporting role on a daytime serial, 1986, Soap Opera Digest Award, outstanding actor in a leading role: daytime, Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actor in a drama series, 1988, Soap Opera Digest Award, outstanding hero: daytime, 1989, Soap Opera Digest Award (with Mary Beth Evans), favorite super couple: daytime, 1989, Soap Opera Digest Award nomination (with Evans), outstanding super couple: daytime, 1990, all for Days of Our Lives; DramaLogue Award, 1991, for The Lizard King; Maddy Award, Excellence in Theatre, 2001, for The Dead Boy.


Film Appearances:

Man at bath, A Different Story AVCO Embassy Pictures, 1978.

Chris, Choices, Reel Media International, 1981.

Scott, House (also known as House: Ding Dong, You're Dead), New World Pictures, 1986.

Brandon Sinclair, Witchboard, Anchor Bay Entertainment, 1986.

Himself, Soapdish, Paramount, 1991.

Peter Steiner, Heaven's Tears (also known as Love and War), 1994.

Tyler McClain, Phoenix, 1995.

Dimitri, Cover Me, Paramount Home Video, 1995.

Dutch, Deep Cover (also known as Checkmate), Live Home Video, 1996.

Renzi, The Glass Cage, 1996.

Adult film star, Merchants of Venus (also known as A Dirty Little Business), Amazing Movies, 1998.

Film Director:

Directed Get the Dime (short film).

Television Appearances; Series:

Steven "Patch" Johnson, Days of Our Lives (also known as DOOL and Days), NBC, 1985–90, 2006–.

Dr. Skyler Gates, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1992.

Tommy Simmons, a recurring role, Second Chances, CBS, 1993–94.

Stefan Cassadine, General Hospital, ABC, 1996–2003.

Stefan Cassadine, Port Charles, ABC, 1997–2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Jesse James, Around the World in 80 Days (also known as Il giro del mondo in 80 giorni and In 80 Tagen um die Welt), NBC, 1989.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Presenter, The 13th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1986.

The 15th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1988.

Host, Soap Opera Digest Awards, NBC, 1989.

Mike Munson, A Hard Rain, Showtime, 1994.

Stefan Cassadine, General Hospital: Twist of Fate, ABC, 1996.

Judge, The 77th Annual Miss America Pageant, ABC, 1997.

Presenter, The 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1997.

Presenter, Soap Opera Update Awards, Lifetime, 1997.

The General Hospital 35th Anniversary Show, ABC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Flight attendant, "Oil," Dynasty, ABC, 1981.

Paramedic, "Goodbye, Cliff Barnes," Dallas, CBS, 1982.

Paramedic, "The Road Back," Dallas, CBS, 1983.

Ogden, "Dungeon of Death," Wizards and Warriors, CBS, 1983.

Tony Perino, "Street Bait," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1985.

Croiser, "The Geronimo Machine," Crazy Like a Fox, CBS, 1985.

Cliff Lockwood, "The Biker," Matlock, NBC, 1990.

Corrine's lawyer, "He's a Crowd," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991.

Walt Canton, "Burial Ground," Shades of LA, syndicated, 1991.

Barry Carroll, "Danse Diabolique," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992.

Brad Dimitri, 2000 Malibu Road, CBS, 1992.

Steve Harris, "Endless Summer," Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1993.

Carl Canin, "Collision Course," Melrose Place, Fox, 1993.

Brock Storm, "Personal Business," The Nanny, CBS, 1993.

Robber, Second Chances, CBS, 1993.

Steve, "Heroes," Sisters, NBC, 1994.

Chuck Booker, "Conspiracy of One," In the Heat of the Night, CBS, 1994.

Miles Archer, "Georgia on My Mind," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1994.

Matt Kane, "Feelings, Whoa Whoa Whoa, Feelings …," Empty Nest, NBC, 1995.

Matt Kane, "Stand by Your Man," Empty Nest, NBC, 1995.

Matt Kane, "Life Goes On: Parts 1 & 2," Empty Nest, NBC, 1995.

Kurt Maxim, "Trap," She Spies, syndicated, 2002.

Himself, SoapTalk, SoapNet, 2003, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Donald Bashor, Pieces of Time, 1982.

The Shadow Box, Theater East, 1984.

Delirious, 1985.

Love Letters, Canon Theatre, Los Angeles, 1991.

Jim Morrison, The Lizard King, 1991.

Father Sheridan, The Dead Boy, 2001.

Moricet, He Hunts, Geffen Playhouse, Westwood, CA, 2002.

Love Letters, Laurelgrove Theatre, Studio City, CA, 2004.

Appeared in The Cage, Los Angeles Theatre Company; Love Letters, Canon Theater.

Stage Director:

Directed Sixty Minutes from L.A.; Wild Horses.


Video Games:

Voices of Dimitri and Jeanette, Blue Heat: The Case of the Cover Girl Murders, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Interactive, 1997.



Wrote Get the Dime (short film).

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