|Posted by timeaftertime on October 21, 2009 at 11:12 AM|
Nothing spells drama like the brooding men dazzling the women,with their money, charm, wit, and power. In some cases it's the "down to earth" man from the wrong side of the tracks that gets the good girl from the "well to do" family. It's all in a soap day's work. And that is what consists of the Brotha's aka African American men that make up this list.
There is often a vast difference, especially when you look at it today; when it comes to cast the prominent AA men on soaps. At least 90% of the time they have gotten it right and continue to get it right in that percentile.
The men often fall into two categories:
On a rare occasion we witness the third type which is the combination of the two with a dose of emotional sensitivity. And this often sends the female fans running wild to get a their daily fix of the man they wish their man was just a bit more like. Ah, one can only dream. And soaps are what dreams are made of ladies.
So now I am going to list for you the all-time top 5 African American male actors in daytime. These are the actors that had a combination of presence and talent to take whatever was on the script and turn it to gold.
5. Shemar Moore (Malcolm, The Young and The Restless)
4. Kristoff Saint John (Adam, Generations; Neil, Y&R)
3. Darnell Williams (Jesse, All My Children)
2. Keith Hamilton Cobb (Noah, AMC; Damon, Y&R)
1. James Reynolds (Henry, Generations; Abe, Days)
*Note: James Reynolds has played the longest running African American character in all of television history. He has been playing Abe for over 26 + years.
** Reyolds was also a Winner in our first Annual Soap World Awards which you can check out here: Soap World Awards
Now share with me your top 5 African American actors in daytime and your thoughts. Also Members post your top 5 favorite African American actors clips here: Memebers Soap Clips
If you have not seen the Top 5 African American Actresses list check it out here.
Categories: Top 5's List