Throughout the many seasons “Law and Order: SVU” has been on the air, some of the smaller parts and guest starring roles have been filled by soap opera stars. Fans like to see their favorite soap persona step into a new role and the episodes are very well received among the entire soap community. These are some of the favorite guest appearances by a soap star on “Law and Order: SVU.”
Kathy Brier played Marcie Walsh McBain on “One Life to Live” from 2002 through 2009. She appeared in the “Law and Order: SVU” episode entitled “Bang.” In this episode she had a very brief role as a clerk that was questioned in regards to a baby kidnapping. While she was only on the show for a few minutes, fans were buzzing about her return to television.
Hillary B. Smith
Hillary B. Smith has played the role of Nora Hanen Buchanan on “One Life to Live” from 1992 until the show’s cancellation. She appeared on “Law and Order: SVU” in the episode “Identity.” This was a different role than fans were used to seeing her in. She portrayed a mother who had twins, one boy and one girl. When all was said and done, it had come out that the little girl was actually born a little boy. This episode was an extra special one for “One Life to Live” fans because John Bolger (John Sykes) co-starred with Smith.
John Stamos played the role of Blackie Parrish on “General Hospital” from 1982 through 1984. While he is best known for his role as Uncle Jesse on “Full House,” true soap fans will always remember him as Blackie. He appeared on “Law and Order: SVU” in the episode “Bang.” He played a reproductive rapist. He went around intentionally trying to get women pregnant and then vanishing instead of helping take care of the children. At the end of the episode he was blown up. Definitely one of his best guest star appearances!
Nathaniel Marston played the role of Al Holden on “One Life to Live” from 2001 through 2003 and the role of Michael McBain from 2004 through 2007. He appeared on “Law and Order: SVU” in the episode “Persona.” In the episode he plays a man that beats his wife. It showed a different side of Marston fans weren’t used to, but the tabloids talked about. Definitely a great role.