Stephen Nichols

Biography: Stephen Nichols was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 19, 1951. Following his mother’s remarriage, the family moved to Dayton, Ohio, where sister Penny and brother Zach were born. Originally intending to study art at Ohio State University, where he ultimately refused a scholarship, Nichols moved to California, where for a time, he lived in a Self Realization Fellowship ashram, cooking for the monks and studying yoga, a practicing celebate. After leaving the ashram, he entered Theater Academy of Los Angeles City College where he studied for two years before embarking on a theater career. Nichols later studied with teachers such as Stella Adler and Jack Colvin.
Stephen Nichols began his long-running theater career in the early eighties, appearing in such productions as "The Cage,” "The Shadow Box" and "Love Letters". More recently Nichols has appeared in "He Hunts" and the original production of "The Dead Boy" for which he received a Maddy Award. During his theatrical
Stephen Nichols was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 19, 1951. Following his mother’s remarriage, the family moved to Dayton, Ohio, where sister Penny and brother Zach were born. Originally intending to study art at Ohio State University, where he ultimately refused a scholarship, Nichols moved to California, where for a time, he lived in a Self Realization Fellowship ashram, cooking for the monks and studying yoga, a practicing celebate. After leaving the ashram, he entered Theater Academy of Los Angeles City College where he studied for two years before embarking on a theater career. Nichols later studied with teachers such as Stella Adler and Jack Colvin.
Stephen Nichols began his long-running theater career in the early eighties, appearing in such productions as "The Cage,” "The Shadow Box" and "Love Letters". More recently Nichols has appeared in "He Hunts" and the original production of "The Dead Boy" for which he received a Maddy Award. During his theatrical career, Nichols earned three Drama-logue and two L.A. Weekly Awards for his performances in such notable productions as "Pieces of Time," where he portrayed killer Donald Bashor, for "Delirious," and notably as Jim Morrison during the last thirty-six hours of his life in "The Lizard King."
Early in his career, Nichols embarked on a film career, appearing in feature films such as "Witchboard,” "SoapDish," with Sally Field and Kevin Klein, "Heaven's Tears," "Cover Me," "The Glass Cage," "Phoenix," "Checkmate” and "A Hard Rain." Branching out as a director, Nichols directed the stage production of "Sixty Minutes from L.A." written by his wife, Lisa, a television pilot "Wild Horses" and, most recently, wrote and directed the short film, "Get the Dime," featuring Daniel Bess and Robert Picardo. Upcoming projects include the feature films, "Eau de L.A." and "Fear of Falling."

Without question, it is daytime television where Stephen Nichols has made his greatest mark, originating the character of Steven “Patch” Johnson on NBC’s Days Of Our Lives, a role he played from 1985 to 1990. Originally intended to be a short-term recurring role designed to develop the back-story of another character, Nichols turned his brief to “lurk every Tuesday” into one of daytime’s most unique and identifiable characters, earning him an Emmy nomination (1988) and three Soap Opera Digest awards (1986-1989). Alongside Mary Beth Evans, Nichols became part of one of Days’ most popular love stories; Steve and Kayla, earning him two additional Soap Opera Digest awards (1989-1990) before his departure from the show in 1990. After a brief stint on NBC’s Santa Barbara as Dr. Skyler Gates (1992), Nichols originated the role of mysterious, autocratic Stefan Cassadine on ABC’s General Hospital, a character he played from 1996-2003. Nichols’ other TV appearances include roles in series such as L.A. Law, Diagnosis Murder, The Nanny, Murder She Wrote, Sisters, In the Heat of the Night and Melrose Place. Nichols also played the recurring role of Matt Kane on Empty Nest and Jesse James opposite Pierce Brosnan in the NBC mini-series Around the World in 80 Days. In June, 2006, Nichols rejoined the cast of Days of Our Lives once again playing the role of Steve “Patch” Johnson.
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tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 40 Mar 26, 2012 Tucker McCall tbd
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 39 Mar 28, 2011 Tucker McCall tbd
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 38 Mar 26, 2010 Tucker McCall tbd
tbd The Young and the Restless: Season 37 Mar 26, 2009 Tucker McCall tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 44 Nov 10, 2008 Steve Johnson tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 42 Nov 9, 2006 Steve Johnson / Steve Johnson (1985-1990; 2006-) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 41 Nov 8, 2005 Steve Johnson tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 43 Apr 1, 2005 Stefan Cassadine (July 1996-January 2002, June 2, 2003-October 16, 2003) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 40 Nov 8, 2004 Steve Johnson (1985-1990) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 42 Apr 1, 2004 Stefan Cassadine (July 1996-January 2002, June 2, 2003-October 16, 2003) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 39 Nov 10, 2003 Steve Johnson (1985-1990) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 41 Apr 1, 2003 Stefan Cassadine (July 1996-January 2002, June 2, 2003-October 16, 2003) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 38 Nov 8, 2002 Steve Johnson (1985-1990) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 40 Apr 1, 2002 Stefan Cassadine (July 1996-January 2002, June 2, 2003-October 16, 2003) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 39 Jan 2, 2002 Stefan Cassadine (July 1996-January 2002, June 2, 2003-October 16, 2003) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 37 Nov 8, 2001 Steve Johnson (1985-1990) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 38 Jan 2, 2001 Stefan Cassadine (July 1996-January 2002, June 2, 2003-October 16, 2003) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 36 Nov 8, 2000 Steve Johnson (1985-1990) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 37 Jan 3, 2000 Stefan Cassadine (July 1996-January 2002, June 2, 2003-October 16, 2003) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 35 Nov 8, 1999 Steve Johnson (1985-1990) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 36 Jan 4, 1999 Stefan Cassadine / Stefan Cassadine (July 1996-January 2002, June 2, 2003-October 16, 2003) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 34 Nov 9, 1998 Steve Johnson (1985-1990) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 35 Jan 2, 1998 Stefan Cassadine / Stefan Cassadine (July 1996-January 2002, June 2, 2003-October 16, 2003) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 33 Nov 10, 1997 Steve Johnson (1985-1990) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 34 Mar 4, 1997 Stefan Cassadine (July 1996-January 2002, June 2, 2003-October 16, 2003) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 32 Nov 8, 1996 Steve Johnson (1985-1990) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 33 Jan 4, 1996 Stefan Cassadine (July 1996-January 2002, June 2, 2003-October 16, 2003) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 31 Nov 8, 1995 Steve Johnson (1985-1990) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 32 Nov 7, 1995 Stefan Cassadine (July 1996-January 2002, June 2, 2003-October 16, 2003) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 31 Apr 22, 1994 Stefan Cassadine (July 1996-January 2002, June 2, 2003-October 16, 2003) tbd