List of longest-serving soap opera actors

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This is a list of longest-serving soap opera actors from radio and television soap operas in Australia, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The list details actors with ten or more years spent on one soap opera, in some cases via multiple roles.

Top 10 across all platforms[edit]

Country Rank Actor Character Soap Opera Years Duration
United Kingdom 1 Lesley Saweard Christine Barford The Archers 1953— 61 years
United Kingdom 2 Norman Painting Phil Archer The Archers 1950–2009 59 years
United Kingdom 3 Patricia Greene Jill Archer The Archers 1957— 57 years
United Kingdom 4 June Spencer Peggy Woolley The Archers 1951–1953, 1962— 54 years
United Kingdom 5 William Roache Ken Barlow Coronation Street 1960–2013, 2014— 53 years
United Kingdom 6 Eileen Derbyshire Emily Bishop Coronation Street 1961, 1962–1966, 1967— 52 years
United States 7 Helen Wagner Nancy Hughes As the World Turns 1956–1981, 1983–2010 52 years
United Kingdom 8 Angela Piper Jennifer Aldridge The Archers 1963— 51 years
United States 9 Don Hastings Bob Hughes As the World Turns 1960–2010 50 years
United States 10 Eileen Fulton Lisa Grimaldi As the World Turns 1960–1983, 1984–2010 50 years

Four actors in the list have now left their roles, so an addendum of current actors is provided below.

Country Actor Character Soap Opera Years Duration
United Kingdom Judy Bennett Shula Hebden-Lloyd The Archers 1971— 43 years
United Kingdom Barbara Knox Rita Tanner Coronation Street 1964, 1972–2009, 2010— 41 years
United Kingdom Terry Molloy Mike Tucker The Archers 1973— 41 years
United Kingdom Brian Hewlett Neil Carter The Archers 1973— 41 years

Television[edit]

Australia[edit]

Actor Character Soap Opera Years Duration Reference
Ray Meagher Alf Stewart Home and Away 1988— 26 years
Tom Oliver Lou Carpenter Neighbours 1988, 1992— 22 years [1]
Lynne McGranger Irene Roberts Home and Away 1993— 21 years
Alan Fletcher Karl Kennedy Neighbours 1994— 20 years
Jackie Woodburne Susan Kennedy Neighbours 1994— 20 years [2]
Kate Ritchie Sally Fletcher Home and Away 1988–2008, 2013 20 years [3]
Ryan Moloney Toadfish Rebecchi Neighbours 1995, 1996— 18 years
Stefan Dennis Paul Robinson Neighbours 1985–1992, 1993, 2004— 17 years [4]
Ian Smith Harold Bishop Neighbours 1987–1991, 1996–2009, 2011 17 years [5]
Norman Coburn Donald Fisher Home and Away 1988–2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 15 years
Lyn Collingwood Colleen Smart Home and Away 1988–1989, 1997, 1999–2013 15 years
Ada Nicodemou Leah Patterson-Baker Home and Away 2000— 14 years
Kym Valentine Libby Kennedy Neighbours 1994–2004, 2005, 2007–2011, 2014 14 years
John Wood Tom Croydon Blue Heelers 1993–2006 13 years
Julie Nihill Chris Riley Blue Heelers 1993–2006 13 years
Martin Sacks PJ Hasham Blue Heelers 1993–2006 13 years
Judy Nunn Ailsa Stewart Home and Away 1988–2000, 2002, 2003 12 years
Anne Haddy Helen Daniels Neighbours 1985–1997 12 years [6]
Brian Wenzel Frank Gilroy A Country Practice 1981–1993 12 years
Shane Porteous Terence Elliott A Country Practice 1981–1993 12 years
Joyce Jacobs Esme Watson A Country Practice 1981–1993 12 years
Emily Symons Marilyn Chambers Home and Away 1989–1992, 1995–1999, 2001, 2010— 11 years
Carla Bonner Stephanie Scully Neighbours 1999–2010, 2013 11 years [7]
Anne Charleston Madge Bishop Neighbours 1986–1992, 1996–2001 11 years [8]
Lorrae Desmond Shirley Dean-Gilroy A Country Practice 1981–1992 11 years
Gordon Piper Bob Hatfield A Country Practice 1981–1992 11 years
Judith McGrath Von Ryan All Saints 1998–2009 11 years
Ryan Clark Sam Marshall Home and Away 1991–2001, 2002, 2005 10 years
Syd Heylen Vernon 'Cookie' Locke A Country Practice 1982–1992 10 years

Belgium[edit]

Actor Character Soap Opera Years Duration Reference
Jef De Smedt Jan Van Den Bossche Familie 1991— 23 years
Annie Geeraerts Anna Dierckx Familie 1991— 23 years
Jacky Lafon Rita Van Den Bossche Familie 1991— 23 years
Ray Verhaeghe Albert Thielens Familie 1993— 22 years
Pol Goossen Frank Bomans Thuis 1995— 19 years
Janine Bisschops Jenny Verbeeck Thuis 1995— 19 years
Annick Segal Rosa Verbeeck Thuis 1995— 19 years
Marleen Merckx Simonne Backx Thuis 1995— 19 years
Leah Thys Marianne De Decker Thuis 1995— 19 years
Mark Willems Luc Bomans Thuis 1996— 18 years
Monica Van Lierde Ann De Decker Thuis 1995–1998, 2001— 16 years
Martine Jonckheere Marie-Rose De Putter Familie 1991–1997, 2005— 15 years
Gunther Levi Peter Van Den Bossche Familie 1999— 15 years
Silvia Claes Trudy Tack De Rixart De Waremme Familie 1999— 15 years
Marc Coessens Frank Opdebeeck Wittekerke 1993–2008 15 years
Greet Rouffaer Nellie De Donder Wittekerke 1993–2008 15 years
Arnold Willems Georges Coppens Wittekerke 1993–2008 15 years
Guido Horckmans Walter Dierickx Familie 1991–2006 15 years
Anne Somers Veronique Van den Bossche Familie 1991–1994, 2001–2012 14 years
Peter Bulckaen Max Moelands Wittekerke 1994–2008 14 years
Hilde Van Wesepoel Linda Desmet Familie 2001— 13 years
Chris Van Tongelen Bart Van den Bossche Familie 2001— 13 years
Bart Van Avermaet Waldek Kozinsky Thuis 2001— 13 years
Vicky Versavel Brenda Vermeir Familie 1997–2002, 2003–2011 13 years
Steph Goossens Cois Pelkmans Thuis 1997–2010 13 years
Chris Boni Yvette De Schrijver Thuis 2001–2005, 2006— 12 years
Vanya Wellens Femke De Grote Thuis 2002— 12 years
Caroline Maes Mieke Van Den Bossche Familie 2002— 12 years
Erik Goris Rob Gerrits Familie 1999–2011 12 years
Noureddine Farihi Mo Fawzi Thuis 1999–2011 12 years
Kristine Perpête Els D'Hollander Familie 1998–2010 12 years
Sally-Jane Van Horenbeeck Peggy Verbeeck Thuis 1995–2000, 2002, 2006, 2008— 11 years
Ann Pira Nancy De Grote Thuis 2003— 11 years
Alex Van Haecke Peter Olivier Wittekerke 1997–2008 11 years
Riet van Gool Monique Maeterlinck Familie 1991–2002 11 years
Barbara Bracke Elke Baertsoen Familie 1997–2008 11 years
Chris Deleu Marthe Vermeir Familie 1997–2008, 2011 11 years
Dirk Meynendonckx René D'Hollander Familie 1997–2007 10 years
Peter Van Asbroeck Werner van Sevenant Thuis 1997–2007 10 years
Nathalie Wijnants Eva Verbist Thuis 1997–2007 10 years
Patsy Van der Meeren Marie van Goethem Thuis 1998–2008 10 years
Hilde Gijsbrechts Elke Bran Wittekerke 1998–2008 10 years
Ron Cornet Jean-Paul Derdeyn Wittekerke 1998–2008 10 years

Finland[edit]

Actor Character Soap Opera Years Duration Reference
Jukka Puotila Pertti Mäkimaa Kotikatu 1995–2012 17 years
Ville Keskilä Teemu Luotola Kotikatu 1995–2012 17 years
Lena Meriläinen Eeva Virtanen Kotikatu 1995–2012 17 years
Anitta Niemi Karin Luotola Kotikatu 1995–2012 17 years
Misa Nirhamo Janne Mäkimaa Kotikatu 1995–2012 17 years
Tiina Rinne Maija Mäkimaa Kotikatu 1995–2012 17 years
Pirjo Moilanen Laura Mäkimaa Kotikatu 1995–2012 17 years
Esko Kovero Ismo Laitela Salatut elämät 1999— 15 years
Jarmo Koski Seppo Taalasmaa Salatut elämät 1999–2013 14 years
Aake Kalliala Mauri Alho Kotikatu 1998–2012 14 years
Petteri Jamalainen Hessu Pennanen Kotikatu 1996–2009 13 years
Anu Palevaara Jenni Vainio Salatut elämät 1999–2001, 2002–2011, 2012–2013 12 years
Risto Autio Hannes Luotola Kotikatu 1995–2006, 2007, 2012 11 years
Sulevi Peltola Onni Partanen Kotikatu 1999–2009, 2011-2012 11 years
Eeva Litmanen Anja Partanen Kotikatu 1999–2010 11 years
Laura Malmivaara Tuija Kangasharju Kotikatu 2002–2012 10 years

Germany[edit]

Actor Character Soap Opera Years Duration Reference
Andrea Spatzek Gabi Zenker Lindenstraße 1985— 29 years
Marie-Luise Marjan Helga Beimer Lindenstraße 1985— 29 years
Joachim Hermann Luger Hans Beimer Lindenstraße 1985— 29 years
Moritz A. Sachs Klaus Beimer Lindenstraße 1985— 29 years
Ludwig Haas Ludwig Dressler Lindenstraße 1985— 29 years
Hermes Hodolides Vasily Sarikakis Lindenstraße 1985— 29 years
Sybille Waury Tanja Schildknecht Lindenstraße 1985— 29 years
Amorn Surangkanjanajai Gung Pham Kien Lindenstraße 1985— 29 years
Domna Adamopoulou Elena Sarikakis Lindenstraße 1985–2013, 2014— 28 years
Julia Stark Sarah Ziegler Lindenstraße 1987–2003, 2004— 26 years
Irene Fischer Anna Ziegler Lindenstraße 1987–2013 26 years
Georg Uecker Carsten Flöter Lindenstraße 1986–1992, 1995— 25 years
Knut Hinz Hajo Scholz Lindenstraße 1990— 24 years
Jo Bolling Andy Zenker Lindenstraße 1990–1992, 1993— 23 years
Sontje Peplow Lisa Dağdelen Lindenstraße 1991— 23 years
Bill Mockridge Erich Schiller Lindenstraße 1991— 23 years
Marianne Rogée Isolde Pavarotti Lindenstraße 1986–2009, 2010, 2011 23 years
Johannes Scheit Tom Ziegler Lindenstraße 1989–2011, 2012, 2013 22 years
Rebecca Siemoneit-Barum Iffi Zenker Lindenstraße 1990–2012 22 years
Wolfgang Bahro Jo Gerner Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten 1993— 21 years
Moritz Zielke Momo Sperling Lindenstraße 1992–2001, 2002— 21 years
Annemarie Wendl Else Kling Lindenstraße 1985–2006 21 years
Petra Blossey Irene Weigel Unter Uns 1994— 20 years
Ursula Cantieni Johanna Faller Die Fallers - Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie 1994— 20 years
Wolfgang Hepp Hermann Faller Die Fallers - Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie 1994— 20 years
Peter Schell Karl Faller Die Fallers - Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie 1994— 20 years
Horst Hildebrand Leo Vogt Die Fallers - Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie 1994— 20 years
Anne von Linstow Monique Guiton Die Fallers - Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie 1994— 20 years
Christiane Bachschmidt Kati Schönfeldt Die Fallers - Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie 1994— 20 years
Edgar M Marcus Franz Faller Die Fallers - Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie 1994— 20 years
Roland Frey Toni Willmann Die Fallers - Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie 1994— 20 years
Friedrich Graumann Schorsch Huber Die Fallers - Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie 1994— 20 years
Luis Lamprecht Josef Zimmerman Die Fallers - Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie 1994— 20 years
Adelheid Theil Claudia Heilert Die Fallers - Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie 1994–2006, 2007— 19 years
Lisbeth Felder Lioba Weber Die Fallers - Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie 1995— 19 years
Heidi Vogel-Reinsch Leni Riedlinger Die Fallers - Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie 1995— 19 years
Christoph Hagin Dieter Weiss Die Fallers - Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie 1995— 19 years
Thomas Meinhardt Heinz Faller Die Fallers - Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie 1995— 19 years
Gabriele Metzger Charlie Schneider Verbotene Liebe 1995— 19 years
Harry Rowohlt Harry Rennep Lindenstraße 1995— 19 years
Isabell Hertel Ute Weigel Unter Uns 1995— 19 years
Margret van Munster Rosi Koch Lindenstraße 1988–2007 19 years
Viktoria Brams Inge Busch Marienhof 1992–2011 19 years
Frank-Thomas Mende Clemens Richter Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten 1992–2010, 2011 18 years
Lisa Riecken Elisabeth Meinhart-Richter Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten 1992–2010, 2011 18 years
Ute Mora Berta Griese Lindenstraße 1985–2003 18 years
Claus Vinçon Kathe Eschweiler Lindenstraße 1996–2006, 2007— 17 years
Anna Nowak-Ibisz Usch Winicki Lindenstraße 1990–2007, 2008, 2009 17 years
Hans Christiani A.R. Daniel Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten 1992–2009 17 years
Martin Rickelt Franz Wittich Lindenstraße 1987–2004 17 years
Gert Schaefer Heinz August Pasulke Schloss Einstein 1998— 16 years
Thomas Rühmann Roland Heilmann In aller Freundschaft 1998— 16 years
Maren Gilzer Yvonne Habermann In aller Freundschaft 1998— 16 years
Jutta Kammann Ingrid Rischke In aller Freundschaft 1998— 16 years
Dieter Bellmann Gernot Simoni In aller Freundschaft 1998— 16 years
Hendrikje Fitz Pia Heilmann In aller Freundschaft 1998— 16 years
Ursula Karruseit Charlotte Gauß In aller Freundschaft 1998— 16 years
Alexa Maria Surholt Sarah Marquardt In aller Freundschaft 1998— 16 years
Karsten Kühn Jakob Heilmann In aller Freundschaft 1998— 16 years
Wolfgang Seidenberg Frank Töppers Marienhof 1995–2011 16 years
Horst D. Scheel Hans Wilhelm Hülsch Lindenstraße 1988–2004, 2007, 2009 16 years
Ruth Köppler Paula Dörflinger Die Fallers - Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie 1994–2010 16 years
Hermann Ruhr Ludwig Leiser Die Fallers - Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie 1994–2010 16 years
Konrad Krauss Arno Brandner Verbotene Liebe 1995–2009, 2010–2012 16 years
Sara Turchetto Marcella Varese Lindenstraße 1998–2001, 2002— 15 years
Dominique Kusche Sophie Ziegler Lindenstraße 1998–2010, 2011— 15 years
Erkan Gündüz Murat Dağdelen Lindenstraße 1999— 15 years
Holger Franke Wolfgang Weigel Unter Uns 1994–2009 15 years
Willi Herren Olli Klatt Lindenstraße 1992–2007, 2012, 2014 15 years
Imke Brügger Rebecca Mattern Unter Uns 1997–2012 15 years
Franz Rampelmann Olaf Kling Lindenstraße 1993–2008 15 years
Daniel Fehlow Leon Moreno Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten 1996–1998, 1999, 2001–2004, 2005— 14 years
Giselle Vesco Hilde Scholz Lindenstraße 2000— 14 years
Joris Gratwohl Alex Behrend Lindenstraße 2000— 14 years
Anna-Sophia Claus Lea Starck Lindenstraße 1999–2013 14 years
Jan Grünig Mürfel Ziegler Lindenstraße 1999–2013 14 years
Sven Thiemann Charly Kolbe Marienhof 1996, 1997–2011 14 years
Cosima Viola Jack Aichinger Lindenstraße 2001— 13 years
Felix von Jascheroff John Bachmann Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten 2001— 13 years
Christian Buse Thorsten Fechner Marienhof 1998–2011 13 years
Erwin Aljukic Frederik Neuhaus Marienhof 1998–2011 13 years
Michaela Geuer Martina Irrgang Marienhof 1995–2008 13 years
Susanne Gannott Beate Flöter Lindenstraße 1986–1998, 2001–2002 13 years
Philipp Neubauer Philipp Sperling Lindenstraße 1993–2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012— 12 years
Ole Dahl Paul Dağdelen Lindenstraße 2002— 12 years
Marcus Off Phil Seegers Lindenstraße 1986–1987, 1994–1998, 2002–2009, 2010, 2011 12 years
Birgitta Weizenegger Ines Krämer Lindenstraße 1999–2011 12 years
Nicole Belstler-Boettcher Sandra Behrens Marienhof 1995–1997, 1999-2009, 2010 12 years
Gerd Udo Feller Friedrich Dettmer Marienhof 1995–2007 12 years
Liz Baffoe Mary Sarikakis Lindenstraße 1995–2007 12 years
Nadine Spruß Valerie Zenker Lindenstraße 1990–2002 12 years
Jacqueline Svilarov Nina Zöllig Lindenstraße 1999–2007, 2008, 2010, 2011— 11 years
Ulrike Frank Katrin Flemming Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten 2002–2003, 2004— 11 years
Kostas Papanastasiou Panaiotis Sarikakis Lindenstraße 1985–1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2012 11 years
Susanne Steidle Regina Zirkowski Marienhof 1996–2007 11 years
Alfonso Losa Carlos Garcia Marienhof 2000–2011 11 years
Simon-Paul Wagner Marlon Berger Marienhof 2000–2011 11 years
Antonio Putignano Stefano Maldini Marienhof 2000–2011 11 years
Heike Ulrich Tanja Maldini Marienhof 2000–2011 11 years
Michael Jäger Matthias Kruse Marienhof 1995–2006, 2007 11 years
Moritz Hein Max Zenker Lindenstraße 1987–1998 11 years
Giovanni Arvaneh Sülo Özgentürk Marienhof 1994–1997, 1998, 2003–2010 10 years
Sigo Lorfeo Paolo Varese Lindenstraße 1993–2003, 2006 10 years
Leonore Capell Andrea Süsskind Marienhof 1995–2005 10 years
Renate Köhler Marlene Schmitt Lindenstraße 1991–2001 10 years

Hungary[edit]

Actor Character Soap Opera Years Duration Reference
Szőke Zoltán Berényi Miklós Barátok közt 1998— 16 years
Ábrahám Edit Berényi Claudia Barátok közt 1998— 16 years
Varga Izabella Balogh Nóra Barátok közt 1998— 16 years
Várkonyi András Kertész Vilmos Barátok közt 1998— 16 years
Tihanyi-Tóth Csaba Novák László Barátok közt 1998— 16 years
Rékasi Károly Bartha Zsolt Barátok közt 1998— 16 years
R. Kárpáti Péter Berényi András Barátok közt 1998–2012 14 years
Csomor Csilla Berényi Zsuzsa Barátok közt 1998–2008, 2011— 13 years
Németh Kristóf Kertész Géza Barátok közt 1999–2012 13 years
Fodor Zsóka Kertész Vilmosné Magdolna Barátok közt 1998–2011 13 years
Kővári Tamás Novák Csaba Barátok közt 1998–2010 12 years
Kinizsi Ottó Balassa Imre Barátok közt 1999–2010 11 years
Kiss Zoltán Csurgó István Barátok közt 1998–2009 11 years

Ireland[edit]

Actor Character Soap Opera Years Duration Reference
Tom Jordon Charlie Kelly Fair City 1989— 25 years
Tony Tormey Paul Brennan Fair City 1989— 25 years
Jim Bartley Bela Doyle Fair City 1989— 25 years
Sarah Flood Suzanne Halpin Fair City 1989–2013 24 years
Martina Stanley Dolores Molloy Fair City 1992— 22 years
Pat Nolan Barry O'Hanlon Fair City 1989–2011 22 years [9]
Joan Brosnan Walsh Mags Kelly Fair City 1989–2009 20 years
Ciara O'Callaghan Yvonne Gleeson Fair City 1991–2004, 2008— 19 years
Celia Murphy Niamh Cassidy Fair City 1995— 19 years
Jean Costello Rita Doyle Fair City 1989–2008, 2010 19 years
Diarmuid Mac An Adhastair Séamus O`Catháin Ros na Rún 1996— 18 years
Dave Duffy Leo Dowling Fair City 1996— 18 years
Seamus Power Dermot Fahey Fair City 1996— 18 years
Mick Lally Miley Byrne Glenroe 1983–2001 18 years
Geraldine Plunkett Mary McDermott Moran Glenroe 1983–2001 18 years
Emmet Bergin Dick Moran Glenroe 1983–2001 18 years
Robert Carrickford Stephen Brennan Glenroe 1983–2001 18 years
Niamh Quirke Rachel Brennan Fair City 1997— 17 years
Joe Lynch Dinny Byrne Glenroe 1983–2000 17 years
Mary McEvoy Biddy McDermott Byrne Glenroe 1983–2000 17 years
David Mitchell Jimmy Doyle Fair City 1991–2008 17 years
Aaron Harris Miles Byrne Fair City 1998— 16 years
Maclean Burke Damien Halpin Fair City 1998— 16 years
Tom Hopkins Christy Phelan Fair City 1998— 16 years
Maureen Toal Teasy Byrne Glenroe 1985–2001 16 years
Alan Stanford George Manning Glenroe 1985–2001 16 years
Isobel Mahon Michelle Glenroe 1985–2001 16 years
Aisling O'Neill Carol Meehan Fair City 1999— 15 years
Claudia Carroll Nicola Prendergast Fair City 1990–2005, 2008 15 years
Mick Nolan Ray O'Connell Fair City 2000— 14 years
Sorcha Furlong Orla Kirwan Fair City 2000— 14 years
Shiela McWade Kay Costello Fair City 1994–2008 14 years
Rachel Sarah Murray Jo Fahey Fair City 2000–2011, 2012— 13 years
Una Crawford O'Brien Renee Phelan Fair City 1998–2009, 2012— 13 years
Tommy O'Neill John Deegan Fair City 2001— 13 years
Paul Raynor Harry Molloy Fair City 1992–2005 13 years
Gerard Byrne Malachy Costello Fair City 1996–2009 13 years
Joan O'Hara Eunice Dunstan Fair City 1994–2007 13 years
Pat Leavy Hannah Finnegan Fair City 1990–2003 13 years
Seamus Moran Mike Gleeson Fair City 1996–2008 12 years
Rebecca Smith Annette Daly Fair City 1997–2009 12 years
Grace Barry Mary-Ann Byrne Glenroe 1990–2001 11 years
Gemma Doorly Sarah O'Leary Fair City 2001–2011 10 years

Italy[edit]

Actor Character Soap Opera Years Duration Reference
Patrizio Rispo Raffaele Giordano Un posto al sole 1996— 18 years
Luisa Amatucci Silvia Graziani Un posto al sole 1996— 18 years
Alberto Rossi Michele Saviani Un posto al sole 1996— 18 years
Germano Bellavia Guido Del Bue Un posto al sole 1996— 18 years
Marzio Honorato Renato Poggi Un posto al sole 1996— 18 years
Carmen Scivittaro Teresa Diacono Un posto al sole 1998— 16 years
Peppe Zarbo Franco Boschi Un posto al sole 1998— 16 years
Marina Tagliaferri Giulia Poggi Un posto al sole 1996–2008, 2011— 15 years
Claudia Ruffo Angela Poggi Un posto al sole 1996–2007, 2010— 15 years
Luca Turco Niko Poggi Un posto al sole 1999— 15 years
Ilenia Lazzarin Viola Bruni Un posto al sole 2001— 13 years
Marina Giulia Cavalli Ornella Bruni Un posto al sole 2001— 13 years
Riccardo Polizzy Carbonelli Roberto Ferri Un posto al sole 2001— 13 years
Elisabetta Coraini Laura Beccaria CentoVetrine 2001— 13 years
Pietro Genuardi Ivan Bettini CentoVetrine 2001—2014 13 years
Sergio Troiano Valerio Bettini CentoVetrine 2001— 13 years
Nina Soldano Marina Giordano Un posto al sole 2003— 11 years
Davide Devenuto Andrea Pergolesi Un posto al sole 2003— 11 years
Delia Boccardo Tilly Nardi Incantesimo 1998–2008 10 years
Michelangelo Tommaso Filippo Sartori Un posto al sole 2002–2007, 2008-2009; 2010— 10 years

Netherlands[edit]

Actor Character Soap Opera Years Duration Reference
Jette van der Meij Laura Selmhorst Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden 1990— 24 years
Bartho Braat Jef Alberts Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden 1991— 23 years
Caroline De Bruijn Janine Elschot Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden 1992— 22 years
Erik de Vogel Ludo Sanders Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden 1996— 18 years
Wilbert Gieske Robert Alberts Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden 1990–2008 18 years
Pamela Teves Bettina Wertheimer Onderweg Naar Morgen 1993–2010 17 years
Frits Jansma JP Onderweg Naar Morgen 1993–2010 17 years
Wik Jongsma Govert Harmsen Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden 1991–2006 15 years
Sabine Koning Anita Dendermonde Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden 1992–2003, 2004, 2006–2009, 2014 14 years
Ferri Somogyi Rik de Jong Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden 1995–2002, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007–2014 14 years
Bettina Berger Renée Couwenberg Onderweg Naar Morgen 1993–2005 12 years
Melline Mollerus Lisette Krol Onderweg Naar Morgen 1993–2005 12 years
Annemieke Verdoorn Joyce Couwenberg Onderweg Naar Morgen 1996–2008 12 years
Inge Schrama Sjors Langeveld Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden 2003— 11 years
Pauline van Rhenen Aafke Couwenberg Onderweg Naar Morgen 1993–2004 11 years
Charlotte Besijn Barbara Fischer Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden 1999–2010, 2011 11 years
Elly de Graaf Rosa Gonzalez Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden 2000–2011 11 years
Ingeborg Wieten Suzanne Balk Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden 1990–2000 10 years
Jop de Vries Victor Couwenberg Onderweg Naar Morgen 1993–2003, 2005 10 years

Poland[edit]

Actor Character Soap Opera Years Duration Reference
Agnieszka Kotulanka Krystyna Lubicz Klan 1997—2014 17 years
Tomasz Stockinger Paweł Lubicz Klan 1997— 17 years
Barbara Bursztynowicz Elżbieta Chojnicka Klan 1997— 17 years
Andrzej Grabarczyk Jerzy Chojnicki Klan 1997— 17 years
Izabela Trojanowska Monika Ross Klan 1997— 17 years
Małgorzata Ostrowska-Królikowska Grażyna Lubicz Klan 1997— 17 years
Paulina Holtz Agnieszka Lubicz Klan 1997— 17 years
Kaja Paschalska Aleksandra Lubicz Klan 1997— 17 years
Joanna Żółkowska Anna Surmacz Klan 1997— 17 years
Tomasz Bednarek Jacek Borecki Klan 1997— 17 years
Jacek Borkowski Piotr Rafalski Klan 1997— 17 years
Jerzy Kamas Stefan Ziętecki Klan 1997— 17 years
Piotr Swend Maciej Lubicz Klan 1997— 17 years
Zofia Merle Stefania Wróbel-Malec Klan 1998— 16 years
Maria Winiarska Alicja Marczyńska Klan 1998— 16 years
Jan Piechociński Feliks Nowak Klan 1998— 16 years
Piotr Cyrwus Ryszard Lubicz Klan 1997–2012 15 years
Agnieszka Kaczorowska Bożena Lubicz Klan 1999— 15 years
Renata Pękul Renata Zaburzańska Klan 1999— 15 years
Andrzej Strzelecki Tadeusz Koziełło Klan 1999— 15 years
Małgorzata Foremniak Zofia Stankiewicz-Burska Na dobre i na złe 1999— 15 years
Dariusz Jakubowski Dariusz Wójcik Na dobre i na złe 1999— 15 years
Marian Opania Tadeusz Zybert Na dobre i na złe 1999— 15 years
Agnieszka Wosińska Dorota Lubicz Klan 1997–2011 14 years
Dorota Naruszewicz Beata Borecka Klan 1997–2011 14 years
Anna Powierza Czesława Kurzawska Klan 2000— 14 years
Katarzyna Tlałka Kinga Kuczyńska Klan 2000— 14 years
Kazimiera Utrata Stanisława Dorobczuk Klan 2000— 14 years
Mirosław Jękot Antoni Zaburzański Klan 2000— 14 years
Dariusz Lewandowski Dariusz Kurzawski Klan 2000— 14 years
Andrzej Precigs Julian Deptuła Klan 2000— 14 years
Teresa Lipowska Barbara Mostowiak M jak miłość 2000— 14 years
Witold Pyrkosz Lucjan Mostowiak M jak miłość 2000— 14 years
Joanna Koroniewska Małgorzata Chodakowska M jak miłość 2000— 14 years
Kacper Kuszewski Marek Mostowiak M jak miłość 2000— 14 years
Dominika Ostałowska Marta Budzyńska M jak miłość 2000— 14 years
Rafał Mroczek Paweł Zduński M jak miłość 2000— 14 years
Marcin Mroczek Piotr Zduński M jak miłość 2000— 14 years
Katarzyna Cichopek Kinga Filarska M jak miłość 2000— 14 years
Piotr Garlicki Stefan Tretter Na dobre i na złe 2000— 14 years
Ewa Kania Zofia Borecka Klan 1998–2002, 2005— 13 years
Andrzej Precigs Zbigniew Filarski M jak miłość 2001— 13 years
Hanna Mikuć Krystyna Filarska-Marszałek M jak miłość 2001— 13 years
Sławomir Holland Aspirant Staszek M jak miłość 2001— 13 years
Bartosz Opania Witold Latoszek Na dobre i na złe 2001— 13 years
Grażyna Zielińska Maria Zbieć Na dobre i na złe 2001— 13 years
Marcin Troński Bogdan Sawicki Klan 1998–2007, 2009–2012 12 years
Włodzimierz Matuszak Antoni Wójtowicz Plebania 2000–2012 12 years
Katarzyna Łaniewska Józefina Lasek Plebania 2000–2012 12 years
Bernadetta Machała-Krzemińska Krystyna Cieplak Plebania 2000–2012 12 years
Janusz Michałowski Jakub Blumental Plebania 2000–2012 12 years
Dariusz Kowalski Janusz Tracz Plebania 2000–2012 12 years
Barbara Zielińska Zofia Grzyb Plebania 2000–2012 12 years
Maciej Wilewski Franciszek "Osa" Osówka Plebania 2000–2012 12 years
Stanisław Górka Zbigniew Sroka Plebania 2000–2012 12 years
Maciej Damięcki Jan Grzyb Plebania 2000–2012 12 years
Wojciech Błach Jerzy Tosiek Plebania 2000–2012 12 years
Laura Łącz Gabriela Wilczyńska Klan 2002— 12 years
Krystian Domagała Mateusz Mostowiak M jak miłość 2002— 12 years
Jacek Lenartowicz Jan Zawadzki M jak miłość 2002— 12 years
Maja Barełkowska Barbara Klan 2000–2011 11 years
Wojciech Dąbrowski Piotr Wojciechowski Plebania 2000–2011 11 years
Sylwia Wysocka Barbara Wojciechowska Plebania 2000–2011 11 years
Jerzy Rogalski Antoni Tosiek Plebania 2000–2011 11 years
Joanna Pietrońska Hanna Piecuch Plebania 2000–2011 11 years
Michalina Robakiewicz Kamila Chojnicka Klan 2003— 11 years
Anna Mucha Magdalena Marszałek M jak miłość 2003— 11 years
Stanisław Banasiuk Andrzej Kuczyński Klan 2001–2011 10 years
Stanisław Jaskułka Zenon Walencik Plebania 2000–2010 10 years
Radosław Popłonikowski Józef Piecuch Plebania 2000–2010 10 years
Jakub Tolak Daniel Ross Klan 1998–2008 10 years
Zygmunt Kęstowicz Władysław Lubicz Klan 1997–2007 10 years

United Kingdom[edit]

Actor Character Soap Opera Years Duration Reference
William Roache Ken Barlow Coronation Street 1960–2013, 2014— 53 years [10]
Eileen Derbyshire Emily Bishop Coronation Street 1961, 1962–1966, 1967— 52 years [11]
Betty Driver Betty Williams Coronation Street 1969–2011 42 years [12][13]
Barbara Knox Rita Tanner Coronation Street 1964, 1972–2009, 2010— 41 years [14]
Anne Kirkbride Deirdre Barlow Coronation Street 1972, 1973–1993, 1994— 40 years [15]
Helen Worth Gail McIntyre Coronation Street 1974, 1975— 39 years [16]
Gareth Lewis Meic Pearce Pobol y Cwm 1976— 38 years
Elizabeth Dawn Vera Duckworth Coronation Street 1974, 1976–2008, 2010 31 years [17]
Richard Thorp Alan Turner Emmerdale 1982–2013 31 years [18]
Michael Le Vell Kevin Webster Coronation Street 1983–2013, 2014— 31 years [19]
Sue Nicholls Audrey Roberts Coronation Street 1979, 1980–1981, 1982, 1984, 1985— 30 years [20]
Johnny Briggs Mike Baldwin Coronation Street 1976–2006 30 years [21][22]
Adam Woodyatt Ian Beale EastEnders 1985— 29 years [23]
Huw Ceredig Reg Harries Pobol y Cwm 1974–2003 29 years
Sally Dynevor Sally Webster Coronation Street 1986— 28 years [24]
Christopher Chittell Eric Pollard Emmerdale 1986— 28 years [25]
Derek Thompson Charlie Fairhead Casualty 1986— 28 years
Bill Tarmey Jack Duckworth Coronation Street 1979, 1981, 1982–2010 28 years [26][27]
Bryan Mosley Alf Roberts Coronation Street 1961, 1962, 1963, 1967, 1971–1999 28 years [28]
Clive Hornby Jack Sugden Emmerdale 1980–2008 28 years [29]
Gwyn Elfyn Denzil Rees Pobol y Cwm 1984–2012 28 years [30]
Pam St. Clement Pat Evans EastEnders 1986–2012 26 years [31]
Simon Gregson Steve McDonald Coronation Street 1989— 25 years [32]
Julie Goodyear Bet Lynch Coronation Street 1966, 1970–1995, 2002, 2003 25 years [33]
Stan Richards Seth Armstrong Emmerdale 1978–2003, 2004 25 years [34]
Debbie Jones Rhian Hâf Harries Pobol y Cwm 1979–2004 25 years
June Brown Dot Branning EastEnders 1985–1993, 1997–2012, 2013— 24 years [35]
Andrew Teilo Hywel Llywelyn Pobol y Cwm 1990— 24 years
Thelma Barlow Mavis Wilton Coronation Street 1971, 1972, 1973–1997 24 years [36]
Jane Rossington Jill Richardson Crossroads 1964–1988, 2001 24 years [37]
Jeff Stewart Reg Hollis The Bill 1984–2008 24 years [38]
Yoland Williams Tegid Morris Pobol y Cwm 1976–2000 24 years
Jack Howarth Albert Tatlock Coronation Street 1960–1984 24 years [39]
Jean Alexander Hilda Ogden Coronation Street 1964–1987 23 years [20]
Doris Speed Annie Walker Coronation Street 1960–1983 23 years [40]
Trudie Goodwin June Ackland The Bill 1983, 1984–2007 23 years [41]
Steve McFadden Phil Mitchell EastEnders 1990–2003, 2005— 22 years
Sheila Mercier Annie Sugden Emmerdale 1972–1994, 1995, 1996, 2009 22 years [42]
Eileen McCallum Isabel Blair Take the High Road 1980–2002, 2003 22 years [43]
Peter Adamson Len Fairclough Coronation Street 1961–1983 22 years [20]
Graham Cole Tony Stamp The Bill 1987–2009 22 years [44]
Jeannie Fisher Morag Kerr Take the High Road 1981–2003 22 years
Arwyn Davies Mark Jones Pobol y Cwm 1993— 21 years
Wendy Richard Pauline Fowler EastEnders 1985–2006 21 years [45]
Susan Hanson Diane Parker Crossroads 1966–1987 21 years
Mark Wingett Jim Carver The Bill 1983, 1984–2005, 2007 21 years [46]
Patricia Phoenix Elsie Tanner Coronation Street 1960–1973, 1976–1984 21 years [47]
Gwyneth Guthrie Mary Mack Take the High Road 1982–2003 21 years
Paula Tilbrook Betty Eagleton Emmerdale 1994— 20 years
Ronald Magill Amos Brearly Emmerdale 1972–1991, 1992–1993, 1994, 1995 20 years [48]
Sean Wilson Martin Platt Coronation Street 1985–2005 20 years [49]
Bernard Youens Stan Ogden Coronation Street 1964–1984 20 years [50]
Lesley Fitz-Simons Sheila Ramsay Take the High Road 1983–2003 20 years
Mary Riggans Effie McDonald Take the High Road 1983–2003 20 years
Violet Carson Ena Sharples Coronation Street 1960–1980 20 years [51]
Steve Halliwell Zak Dingle Emmerdale 1994–2002, 2003— 19 years
David Neilson Roy Cropper Coronation Street 1995— 19 years
Nick Pickard Tony Hutchinson Hollyoaks 1995— 19 years
Kevin Kennedy Curly Watts Coronation Street 1983–1998, 1999–2003 19 years [51]
Frazer Hines Joe Sugden Emmerdale 1972–1983, 1984, 1986–1994 19 years
Arthur Pentelow Henry Wilks Emmerdale 1972–1991 19 years
Kelvin Fletcher Andy Sugden Emmerdale 1996— 18 years
Jane Cox Lisa Dingle Emmerdale 1996— 18 years
Mark Charnock Marlon Dingle Emmerdale 1996— 18 years
Jimmy McKenna Jack Osborne Hollyoaks 1996— 18 years
John Middleton Ashley Thomas Emmerdale 1996— 18 years
Sid Owen Ricky Butcher EastEnders 1988–2000, 2002–2004, 2008–2012 18 years
Simon Rouse Jack Meadows The Bill 1990, 1991, 1992–2010 18 years
Derek Lord Davie Sneddon Take the High Road 1984–1989, 1990–2003 18 years
Malcolm Hebden Norris Cole Coronation Street 1994–1996, 1997, 1999— 17 years
Dominic Brunt Paddy Kirk Emmerdale 1997— 17 years
Beverley Callard Liz McDonald Coronation Street 1989–1998, 2000–2001, 2003, 2004–2010, 2011, 2013— 17 years
Noele Gordon Meg Richardson Crossroads 1964–1981, 1983 17 years
Deena Payne Viv Hope Emmerdale 1993–2008, 2009–2011 17 years
Ian Bleasdale Josh Griffiths Casualty 1989–2006, 2007 17 years
Eric Richard Bob Cryer The Bill 1984–2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 17 years
Frederick Pyne Matt Skilbeck Emmerdale 1972–1989 17 years
Ifan Huw Dafydd Dic Deryn Pobol y Cwm 1982–1999 17 years
Alan Halsall Tyrone Dobbs Coronation Street 1998— 16 years
Victoria Plucknett Diane Ashurst Pobol y Cwm 1998— 16 years
James Hooton Sam Dingle Emmerdale 1995–1996, 1997–1998, 2000— 16 years
Peter Ellis Charles Brownlow The Bill 1984–2000, 2002 16 years
Leah Bracknell Zoe Tate Emmerdale 1989–2005 16 years
Malandra Burrows Kathy Glover Emmerdale 1985–2001, 2005 16 years
Ronald Allen David Hunter Crossroads 1969–1985 16 years
Margot Bryant Minnie Caldwell Coronation Street 1960–1976 16 years
Robin Cameron Eddie Ramsay Take the High Road 1982–1986, 1990–2002 16 years
Anne Myatt Mairi McIvor Take the High Road 1987–2003 16 years
Billy Hartman Terry Woods Emmerdale 1995–2011 16 years
Hywel Emrys Derek Jones Pobol y Cwm 1988–2004 16 years
Letitia Dean Sharon Watts EastEnders 1985–1995, 2001, 2002–2004, 2005–2006, 2012— 15 years
Perry Fenwick Billy Mitchell EastEnders 1998, 1999— 15 years
Elizabeth Estensen Diane Sugden Emmerdale 1999— 15 years
Jimmi Harkishin Dev Alahan Coronation Street 1999— 15 years
Julie Hesmondhalgh Hayley Cropper Coronation Street 1998–2007, 2008–2014 15 years
Dean Sullivan Jimmy Corkhill Brookside 1986, 1987, 1988–2003 15 years
Rhys Parry Jones Llew Matthews Pobol y Cwm 1990–2005 15 years
Ben Roberts Derek Conway The Bill 1987–2002 15 years
Warren Jackson Nick Tilsley Coronation Street 1981–1996 15 years
Jack P. Shepherd David Platt Coronation Street 2000— 14 years
Sue Cleaver Eileen Grimshaw Coronation Street 2000— 14 years
Shirley Stelfox Edna Birch Emmerdale 2000— 14 years
Tony Audenshaw Bob Hope Emmerdale 2000— 14 years
Patrick Mower Rodney Blackstock Emmerdale 2000— 14 years
Ryan Thomas Jason Grimshaw Coronation Street 2000— 14 years
Barbara Windsor Peggy Mitchell EastEnders 1994–2003, 2004, 2005–2010, 2013 14 years
Vicky Entwistle Janice Battersby Coronation Street 1997–2011 14 years
Steven Arnold Ashley Peacock Coronation Street 1995, 1996–2010 14 years
Paul Usher Barry Grant Brookside 1982–1995, 1997–1998, 2003 14 years
Diane Burke Katie Rogers Brookside 1989–2003 14 years
Peter Amory Chris Tate Emmerdale 1989–2003 14 years
Jackie Farrell Jockie McDonald Take the High Road 1986, 1989–2003 14 years
Richard Greenwood Eric Ross Gifford Take the High Road 1987–2001 14 years
Gillian Taylforth Kathy Beale EastEnders 1985–1998, 1999–2000 14 years
Brian Regan Terry Sullivan Brookside 1982–1994, 1995–1997 14 years
Bill Waddington Percy Sugden Coronation Street 1983–1997 14 years
Terri Lally Carol McKay Take the High Road 1983–1997 14 years
Jill Summers Phyllis Pearce Coronation Street 1982–1996 14 years
Roger Tonge Sandy Richardson Crossroads 1964–1967, 1970–1981 14 years
Jack Haig Archie Gibbs Crossroads 1967–1981 14 years
Natalie Cassidy Sonia Jackson EastEnders 1993–1997, 1998–2007, 2010, 2011, 2014— 13 years
Samia Ghadie Maria Connor Coronation Street 2000–2009, 2010— 13 years
Andrew Whyment Kirk Sutherland Coronation Street 2000, 2001— 13 years
Jennie McAlpine Fiz Stape Coronation Street 2001— 13 years
Ellis Hollins Tom Cunningham Hollyoaks 2001— 13 years
Rudolph Walker Patrick Trueman EastEnders 2001— 13 years
Hugh Quarshie Ric Griffin Holby City 2001— 13 years
Maggie Jones Blanche Hunt Coronation Street 1974–1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1996, 1997, 1998–2009 13 years
Vince Earl Ron Dixon Brookside 1990–2003 13 years
Alexandra Fletcher Jacqui Farnham Brookside 1990–2003 13 years
Paul Byatt Mike Dixon Brookside 1990–2003 13 years
Todd Carty Mark Fowler EastEnders 1990–2003 13 years
Andrew Paul Dave Quinnan The Bill 1989–2002 13 years
Tamara Kennedy Joanna Ross Gifford Take the High Road 1987–2000, 2002 13 years
Gladys Ambrose Julia Brogan Brookside 1985–1998 13 years
Ieuan Rhys Glyn James Pobol y Cwm 1983–1996 13 years
Marjorie Thomson Grace Lachlan Take the High Road 1980–1993, 1995 13 years
Caroline Ashley Fiona Cunningham Take the High Road 1980–1993 13 years
Joy Andrews Tish Hope Crossroads 1967–1980 13 years
Charles Lawson Jim McDonald Coronation Street 1989–2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007–2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014— 12 years
Jane Danson Leanne Tilsley Coronation Street 1997–2000, 2004–2006, 2007— 12 years
Ashley Taylor Dawson Darren Osborne Hollyoaks 1999–2000, 2003— 12 years
Laila Morse Mo Harris EastEnders 2000–2012, 2013, 2014— 12 years
Nicola Wheeler Nicola King Emmerdale 2001–2006, 2007— 12 years
Sammy Winward Katie Addyman Emmerdale 2001–2005, 2006— 12 years
Charley Webb Debbie Dingle Emmerdale 2002— 12 years
Johnny Beattie Malcolm Hamilton River City 2002— 12 years
Deirdre Davis Eileen Donachie River City 2002— 12 years
Stephen Purdon Bob Adams River City 2002— 12 years
Helen Pearson Frankie Osborne Hollyoaks 2002— 12 years
Patsy Palmer Bianca Butcher EastEnders 1993–1999, 2002, 2008–2014 12 years
Paul Samson Raymond Henderson River City 2002–2014 12 years
Helen Flanagan Rosie Webster Coronation Street 2000–2012 12 years
Leonard Fenton Dr. Legg EastEnders 1985–1997, 2000, 2004, 2007 12 years
Cathy Shipton Lisa Duffin Casualty 1986–1993, 1998–2003, 2006 12 years
Steven Pinder Max Farnham Brookside 1990–1998, 1999–2003 12 years
Tony O'Callaghan Matt Boyden The Bill 1991–2003 12 years
Colin Tarrant Andrew Monroe The Bill 1990–2002 12 years
Louis Emerick Mick Johnson Brookside 1989–2001 12 years
Amanda Barrie Alma Halliwell Coronation Street 1981, 1982, 1988, 1989–2001 12 years
Christopher Smith Robert Sugden Emmerdale 1989–2001 12 years
Gretchen Franklin Ethel Skinner EastEnders 1985–1997, 2000 12 years
Michael Starke Sinbad Sweeney Brookside 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988–2000 12 years
Diana Davies Caroline Bates Emmerdale 1984–1996, 1997, 1999 12 years
Lynsay King Sarah-Louise Platt Coronation Street 1987–1999 12 years
Alec Monteath Dougal Lachlan Take the High Road 1980–1992 12 years
Toke Townley Sam Pearson Emmerdale 1972–1984 12 years
John Bentley Hugh Mortimer Crossroads 1965–1977 12 years
Jennifer Moss Lucille Hewitt Coronation Street 1960–1961, 1962–1969, 1970–1974 12 years
Jeff Hordley Cain Dingle Emmerdale 2000–2006, 2009— 11 years
Meg Johnson Pearl Ladderbanks Emmerdale 2003— 11 years
Sally Howitt Scarlett Mullen River City 2003— 11 years
Suzanne Packer Tess Bateman Casualty 2003— 11 years
Sam Aston Chesney Brown Coronation Street 2003— 11 years
Verity Rushworth Donna Windsor Emmerdale 1998–2009, 2014 11 years
Tina Hobley Chrissie Williams Holby City 2001–2008, 2009–2013 11 years
Libby McArthur Gina Hamilton River City 2002–2013 11 years
Sarah Jayne Dunn Mandy Richardson Hollyoaks 1996–2006, 2007, 2008, 2010–2011, 2013 11 years
Derek Martin Charlie Slater EastEnders 2000–2011, 2013 11 years
Matt Littler Max Cunningham Hollyoaks 1997–2008 11 years
Darren Jeffries Sam O'Brien Hollyoaks 1997–2008 11 years
James Alexandrou Martin Fowler EastEnders 1996–2007 11 years
Lisa Geoghan Polly Page The Bill 1992–2002, 2003–2004 11 years
Beth Robert Lisa Morgan Pobol y Cwm 1989–2000 11 years
Glenda McKay Rachel Hughes Emmerdale 1988–1999 11 years
Jon Peyton Price Martin Fowler EastEnders 1985–1996 11 years
Bill Treacher Arthur Fowler EastEnders 1985–1996 11 years
Jean Rogers Dolly Skilbeck Emmerdale 1980–1991 11 years
Christopher Quinten Brian Tilsley Coronation Street 1978–1989 11 years
Ann George Amy Turtle Crossroads 1965–1976, 1987 11 years
Pamela Vezey Kath Brownlow Crossroads 1976–1987 11 years
Elisabeth Croft Miss Tatum Crossroads 1965–1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983 11 years
Emma Atkins Charity Macey Emmerdale 2000–2005, 2009— 10 years
Charlotte Bellamy Laurel Thomas Emmerdale 2002–2004, 2005–2009, 2010— 10 years
Lucy Pargeter Chas Dingle Emmerdale 2002, 2003–2005, 2006— 10 years
Antony Cotton Sean Tully Coronation Street 2003, 2004— 10 years
Charlie Hardwick Val Pollard Emmerdale 2004— 10 years
Nick Miles Jimmy King Emmerdale 2004— 10 years
Brooke Vincent Sophie Webster Coronation Street 2004— 10 years
Philip Lowrie Dennis Tanner Coronation Street 1960–1962, 1963–1968, 2011–2014 10 years
Charlie Brooks Janine Butcher EastEnders 1999–2004, 2008–2012, 2013–2014 10 years
Carley Stenson Steph Dean Hollyoaks 2000–2010, 2011 10 years
John Bardon Jim Branning EastEnders 1996, 1999–2007, 2008, 2009–2011 10 years
Dean Gaffney Robbie Jackson EastEnders 1993–2003, 2004, 2010 10 years
Bruce Jones Les Battersby Coronation Street 1997–2007 10 years
John Savident Fred Elliott Coronation Street 1994, 1995–1996, 1997–2006 10 years
Mike Reid Frank Butcher EastEnders 1987, 1988–1994, 1995–1996, 1997–2000, 2002, 2005 10 years
Neville Buswell Ray Langton Coronation Street 1966, 1968–1978, 2005 10 years
Eirlys Britton Beth James Pobol y Cwm 1994–2004 10 years
Shaun Williamson Barry Evans EastEnders 1994–2004 10 years
Tiffany Chapman Rachel Dixon Brookside 1993–2003 10 years
Sue Jenkins Jackie Corkhill Brookside 1991–2001 10 years
Thomas Ormson David Platt Coronation Street 1990–2000 10 years
Huw Higginson George Garfield The Bill 1989–1999, 2000 10 years
Claire King Kim Tate Emmerdale 1989–1999 10 years
Kevin Lloyd Tosh Lines The Bill 1988–1998 10 years
Geoff Hinsliff Don Brennan Coronation Street 1987–1997 10 years
Susan Tully Michelle Fowler EastEnders 1985–1995 10 years
Tony Pitts Archie Brooks Emmerdale 1983–1993 10 years
Arthur Leslie Jack Walker Coronation Street 1960–1970 10 years

United States[edit]

Actor Character Soap Opera Years Duration Reference
Helen Wagner Nancy Hughes As the World Turns 1956–1981, 1983, 1985–2010 54 years [52][53][54][55]
Don Hastings Bob Hughes As the World Turns 1960–2010 50 years [56]
Eileen Fulton Lisa Grimaldi As the World Turns 1960–1965, 1965–1983, 1984–2010 50 years [57]
Rachel Ames Audrey Hardy General Hospital 1964–2007, 2009, 2013 43 years [58]
Frances Reid Alice Horton Days of Our Lives 1965–2007 42 years [59][60]
Erika Slezak Victoria Lord One Life to Live 1971–2012, 2013 41 years [61]
Susan Lucci Erica Kane All My Children 1970–2011 41 years [62]
Jeanne Cooper Katherine Chancellor The Young and the Restless 1973–2013 40 years [63]
Ray MacDonnell Joe Martin All My Children 1970–2010, 2011, 2013 40 years [64]
Suzanne Rogers Maggie Horton Days of Our Lives 1973–1984, 1985–2003, 2004— 39 years
John Clarke Mickey Horton Days of Our Lives 1965–2004 39 years [65][66]
Kathryn Hays Kim Hughes As the World Turns 1972–2010 38 years [67]
Leslie Charleson Monica Quartermaine General Hospital 1977— 37 years [68]
Doug Davidson Paul Williams The Young and the Restless 1978— 36 years
Susan Seaforth Hayes Julie Williams Days of Our Lives 1968–1984, 1990–1995, 1999— 36 years
Melody Thomas Scott Nikki Newman The Young and the Restless 1979— 35 years [69]
Patricia Bruder Ellen Lowell As the World Turns 1960–1995, 1998 35 years [70]
Mary Stuart Joanne Gardner Search for Tomorrow 1951–1986 35 years [71]
Larry Haines Stu Bergman Search for Tomorrow 1951–1986 35 years [72]
Larry Bryggman John Dixon As the World Turns 1969–2004, 2010 35 years [73][74]
Michael Storm Larry Wolek One Life to Live 1969–2004 35 years
Ruth Warrick Phoebe Tyler Wallingford All My Children 1970–2005 35 years [75]
Marie Masters Susan Stewart As the World Turns 1968–1979, 1986–2010 35 years [76]
Eric Braeden Victor Newman The Young and the Restless 1980— 34 years [77][78]
Charita Bauer Bert Bauer Guiding Light 1950–1984 34 years [79]
Bill Hayes Doug Williams Days of Our Lives 1970–1984, 1986–1987, 1993–1996, 1999— 33 years
John Beradino Steve Hardy General Hospital 1963–1996 33 years [80]
Peter Hansen Lee Baldwin General Hospital 1965–1986, 1992–2004 33 years [81]
Jacklyn Zeman Bobbie Spencer General Hospital 1977–2010, 2013 34 years
Deidre Hall Marlena Evans Days of Our Lives 1976–1987, 1991–2009, 2011— 32 years
Kate Linder Esther Valentine The Young and the Restless 1982— 32 years
Eileen Herlie Myrtle Fargate All My Children 1976–2008 32 years [82]
Colleen Zenk Barbara Ryan As the World Turns 1978–2010 32 years [83]
James Reynolds Abe Carver Days of Our Lives 1981–1990, 1991–2003, 2004— 31 years
Stuart Damon Alan Quartermaine General Hospital 1977–2008, 2011, 2012, 2013 31 years [84]
Robert S. Woods Bo Buchanan One Life to Live 1979–1986, 1988–2012, 2013 31 years
Don MacLaughlin Chris Hughes As the World Turns 1956–1986 30 years
Henderson Forsythe David Stewart As the World Turns 1960–1990 30 years [85]
Julia Barr Brooke English All My Children 1976–1981, 1982–2006, 2010, 2011, 2013 29 years
James Mitchell Palmer Cortlandt All My Children 1979–2008, 2010 29 years
Macdonald Carey Tom Horton Days of Our Lives 1965–1994 29 years
Anthony Geary Luke Spencer
Bill Eckert
General Hospital 1978–1983, 1984, 1991— 28 years
Peggy McCay Caroline Brady Days of Our Lives 1983, 1985–2003, 2004— 28 years
John Aniston Victor Kiriakis Days of Our Lives 1985–1997, 1998— 28 years
Philip Carey Asa Buchanan One Life to Live 1979–2007, 2008 28 years
Emily McLaughlin Jessie Brewer General Hospital 1963–1991 28 years
Jess Walton Jill Abbott The Young and the Restless 1987— 27 years
John McCook Eric Forrester The Bold and the Beautiful 1987— 27 years
Katherine Kelly Lang Brooke Logan The Bold and the Beautiful 1987— 27 years
Mary Fickett Ruth Martin All My Children 1970–1996, 1999–2000 27 years
David Canary Adam Chandler
Stuart Chandler
All My Children 1983–2010, 2011, 2013 27 years
Jerry Douglas John Abbott
Alistair Wallingford
The Young and the Restless 1982–2009, 2010, 2011 27 years
Victoria Wyndham Rachel Cory Hutchins
Justine Duvalier
Another World 1972–1999 27 years
Josh Taylor Chris Kositchek
Roman Brady
Days of Our Lives 1977–1981, 1982–1987, 1997— 26 years
Denise Alexander Lesley Webber General Hospital 1972–1984, 1996–2009, 2013— 26 years
Jerry Ver Dorn Ross Marler Guiding Light 1979–2005 26 years
Tina Sloan Lillian Raines Guiding Light 1983–2009 26 years
Elizabeth Hubbard Lucinda Walsh As the World Turns 1984–2010 26 years
Peter Bergman Jack Abbott The Young and the Restless 1989— 25 years
Tracey E. Bregman Lauren Fenmore The Young and the Restless 1983–1995, 2000, 2001— 25 years
Susan Flannery Stephanie Forrester The Bold and the Beautiful 1987–2012 25 years
Ronn Moss Ridge Forrester The Bold and the Beautiful 1987–2012 25 years
Michael E. Knight Tad Martin
Ted Orsini
All My Children 1982–1986, 1988–1990, 1992–2011 25 years
Kathleen Widdoes Emma Snyder As the World Turns 1985–2010 25 years
Anna Lee Lila Quartermaine General Hospital 1978–2003 25 years
Constance Ford Ada Hobson Another World 1967–1992 25 years
Lauralee Bell Christine Blair The Young and the Restless 1983–2001, 2002–2006, 2010, 2011, 2012— 24 years
Kristian Alfonso Hope Brady
Gina Von Amberg
Days of Our Lives 1983–1987, 1990, 1994— 24 years
Drake Hogestyn John Black Days of Our Lives 1986–2007, 2008–2009, 2011–2013, 2014— 24 years
Patricia Elliott Renée Buchanan One Life to Live 1987–2011 24 years
Walt Willey Jackson Montgomery All My Children 1987–2011 24 years
Robert Newman Joshua Lewis Guiding Light 1981–1984, 1986–1991, 1993–2009 24 years
Frances Heflin Mona Tyler All My Children 1970–1994 24 years
Theo Goetz Papa Bauer Guiding Light 1948–1972 24 years
Kristina Wagner Felicia Jones General Hospital 1984–2003, 2004–2005, 2007–2008, 2012— 23 years
Kristoff St. John Neil Winters The Young and the Restless 1991— 23 years
John J. York Mac Scorpio General Hospital 1991— 23 years
Peter Reckell Bo Brady Days of Our Lives 1983–1987, 1990–1992, 1995–2012 23 years
Scott Holmes Tom Hughes As the World Turns 1987–2010 23 years
Frank Parker Shawn Brady Days of Our Lives 1983–1984, 1985–1989, 1990–2008 23 years
Carolyn Conwell Mary Williams The Young and the Restless 1980–2003, 2004 23 years
Robin Strasser Dorian Lord One Life to Live 1979–1987, 1993–2000, 2003–2011, 2013 23 years
Shell Kepler Amy Vining General Hospital 1979–2002 23 years
William Johnstone James T Lowell As the World Turns 1956–1979 23 years
Beth Maitland Traci Abbott Connelly The Young and the Restless 1982–1996, 1999, 2001, 2006– 22 years
Jill Larson Opal Cortlandt All My Children 1989–2011, 2013 22 years
Don Diamont Brad Carlton The Young and the Restless 1985–1996, 1998–2009 22 years
Frank Dicopoulos Frank Cooper Guiding Light 1987–2009 22 years
Maureen Garrett Holly Norris Guiding Light 1976–1980, 1988–2006, 2009 22 years
Ellen Demming Meta Bauer Guiding Light 1952–1974 22 years
Ann Flood Nancy Pollock The Edge of Night 1962–1984 22 years
Maurice Benard Sonny Corinthos General Hospital 1993— 21 years
Alison Sweeney Sami Brady
Colleen Brady
Days of Our Lives 1993–2014 21 years
Peter Bartlett Nigel Bartholomew-Smythe One Life to Live 1991–2012, 2013 21 years
Jon Hensley Holden Snyder As the World Turns 1985–1988, 1990–1995, 1997–2010 21 years
Maeve Kinkead Vanessa Chamberlain Guiding Light 1980–1987, 1989–2000, 2002, 2005, 2006–2009 21 years
Kim Zimmer Reva Shayne Guiding Light 1983–1990, 1995–2009 21 years
Michael O'Leary Rick Bauer Guiding Light 1983–1986, 1987–1991, 1995–2009 21 years
Audrey Peters Vanessa Sterling Love of Life 1959–1980 21 years
Ron Tomme Bruce Sterling Love of Life 1959–1980 21 years
Melissa Reeves Jennifer Horton Days of Our Lives 1985–1995, 2000–2006, 2010— 20 years
Sharon Case Sharon Newman The Young and the Restless 1994— 20 years
Joshua Morrow Nicholas Newman The Young and the Restless 1994— 20 years
Kimberly McCullough Robin Scorpio General Hospital 1985–1996, 1997, 1998–1999, 2000, 2004, 2005–2012, 2013–2014 20 years
Patty Weaver Gina Roma The Young and the Restless 1982–1986, 1990–1994, 1997–2009, 2013 19 years
Hillary B. Smith Nora Hanen One Life to Live 1992–2012, 2013 20 years
Hunter Tylo Taylor Forrester The Bold and the Beautiful 1990–2002, 2004, 2005–2013 20 years
Renée Jones Nikki Wade
Lexie Carver
Days of Our Lives 1982–1983, 1993–2012 20 years
Michael Damian Danny Romalotti The Young and the Restless 1980–1998, 2002–2004, 2008, 2012 20 years
Ellen Dolan Margo Hughes As the World Turns 1989–1993, 1994–2010 20 years
Benjamin Hendrickson Hal Munson As the World Turns 1985–2004, 2005–2006 20 years
Jordan Clarke Billy Lewis Guiding Light 1982–1986, 1989–1993, 1996–1998, 1999–2009 20 years
Susan Brown Gail Baldwin General Hospital 1977–1985, 1992–2004 20 years
Anne Jeffreys Amanda Barrington General Hospital 1984–2004 20 years
Mandel Kramer Bill Marceau The Edge of Night 1959–1979 20 years
Santos Ortega Will Hughes As the World Turns 1956–1976 20 years
Christian LeBlanc Michael Baldwin The Young and the Restless 1991–1993, 1997— 19 years
Kassie DePaiva Blair Cramer One Life to Live 1993–2012, 2013 19 years
Steve Burton Jason Morgan General Hospital 1991–2000, 2001, 2002–2012 19 years
Tonya Lee Williams Olivia Winters The Young and the Restless 1990–2005, 2007–2011 19 years
Daniel McVicar Clarke Garrison The Bold and the Beautiful 1987–1992, 1996–2010 19 years
Martha Byrne Lily Walsh Snyder
Rose D'Angelo
As the World Turns 1985–1989, 1993–2008 19 years
Norma Connolly Ruby Anderson General Hospital 1979–1998 19 years
James Pritchett Matt Powers The Doctors 1963–1982 19 years
Kin Shriner Scott Baldwin General Hospital 1977–1983, 1987–1993, 1998, 2000–2004, 2007–2008, 2013— 18 years
Joseph Mascolo Stefano DiMera Days of Our Lives 1982–1985, 1988, 1991, 1993–1996, 1997–2001, 2006— 18 years
Bryan Dattilo Lucas Horton Days of Our Lives 1993–2001, 2002–2010, 2012— 18 years
Winsor Harmon Thorne Forrester The Bold and the Beautiful 1996— 18 years
Nancy Lee Grahn Alexis Davis General Hospital 1996— 18 years
Lauren Koslow Kate Roberts Days of Our Lives 1996— 18 years
Tricia Cast Nina Webster The Young and the Restless 1986–2001, 2008, 2009–2012, 2013 18 years
Kelley Menighan Hensley Emily Stewart As the World Turns 1992–2010 18 years
Schae Harrison Darla Forrester The Bold and the Beautiful 1989–2007, 2014 18 years
Jane Elliot Tracy Quartermaine General Hospital 1978–1980, 1989–1993, 1996, 2003— 17 years
Rebecca Herbst Elizabeth Webber General Hospital 1997— 17 years
Genie Francis Laura Spencer General Hospital 1976–1984, 1993–2002, 2006, 2008, 2013 17 years
John Ingle Edward Quartermaine General Hospital 1993–2004, 2006–2012 17 years
Elizabeth Keifer Blake Marler Guiding Light 1992–2009 17 years
Beth Ehlers Harley Cooper Guiding Light 1987–1993, 1997–2008 17 years
Darlene Conley Sally Spectra The Bold and the Beautiful 1989–2006 17 years
Linda Dano Felicia Gallant Another World 1982–1999 17 years
Michael Zaslow Roger Thorpe Guiding Light 1971–1980, 1989–1997 17 years
William Roerick Bruce Banning
Roger Chamberlain
Guiding Light 1972–1974, 1980–1995 17 years
Irene Dailey Liz Matthews Another World 1975–1986, 1987–1993 17 years
Joseph Gallison Neil Curtis Days of Our Lives 1974–1991 17 years
Michelle Stafford Phyllis Summers
Sheila Carter
The Young and the Restless 1994–1997, 2000–2013 16 years
Tamara Tunie Jessica Griffin As the World Turns 1987–1995, 1999–2007, 2009 16 years
Justin Deas Buzz Cooper Guiding Light 1993–2009 16 years
Laura Bryan Birn Lynne Bassett The Young and the Restless 1988–2004 16 years
Stephen Schnetzer Cass Winthrop Another World 1982–1986, 1987–1999 16 years
Don Stewart Mike Bauer Guiding Light 1968–1984, 1997 16 years
Ingo Rademacher Jasper Jacks General Hospital 1996–2000, 2001–2012, 2013 15 years
Ron Hale Mike Corbin General Hospital 1995–2010 15 years
Peter Simon Ed Bauer Guiding Light 1981–1984, 1986–1996, 2002–2004, 2009 15 years
Grant Aleksander Phillip Spaulding Guiding Light 1982–1984, 1986–1991, 1996–2004, 2009 15 years
Ron Raines Alan Spaulding Guiding Light 1994–2009 15 years
Brad Maule Tony Jones General Hospital 1984–1999, 2000, 2006 15 years
John Castellanos John Silva The Young and the Restless 1989–2004 15 years
Edward Mallory Bill Horton Days of Our Lives 1966–1980, 1991, 1992–1993 15 years
Douglass Watson Mac Cory Another World 1974–1989 15 years
Millette Alexander Sara McIntyre Guiding Light 1968–1983 15 years
David O'Brien Steve Aldrich The Doctors 1967–1982 15 years
Stefan Schnabel Stephen Jackson Guiding Light 1966–1981 15 years
Walter Greazel Winston Grimsley The Edge of Night 1956–1971 15 years
Judi Evans Adrienne Kiriakis
Bonnie Lockhart
Days of our Lives 1986–1991, 2003–2008, 2010— 14 years
Arianne Zucker Nicole Walker Days of Our Lives 1998–2006, 2008— 14 years
Beau Kazer Brock Reynolds The Young and the Restless 1974–1980, 1984–1986, 1990–1992, 1999–2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 14 years
Cady McClain Dixie Cooney All My Children 1988–1996, 1998–2002, 2005–2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 14 years
Christie Clark Carrie Brady Reed Days of Our Lives 1986–1991, 1992–1999, 2005–2006, 2010, 2011–2012 14 years
Maura West Carly Snyder As the World Turns 1995–1996, 1997–2010 12 years
Barbara Tarbuck Jane Jacks General Hospital 1996–2010 14 years
Jay Hammer Fletcher Reade Guiding Light 1984–1998, 1999, 2009 14 years
Bobbie Eakes Macy Alexander The Bold and the Beautiful 1989–2003 14 years
Jed Allan Don Craig Days of Our Lives 1971–1985 14 years
Kristen Alderson Starr Manning One Life To Live 1998-2012 14 years
Elizabeth Hubbard Althea Davis The Doctors 1964–1969, 1970–1978, 1981–1982 14 years
Mary Beth Evans Kayla Brady Days of Our Lives 1986–1992, 2006–2009, 2010— 13 years
Tristan Rogers Robert Scorpio General Hospital 1980–1992, 1995, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013–2014 13 years
Michael Park Jack Snyder As the World Turns 1997–2010 13 years
Victoria Rowell Drucilla Winters The Young and the Restless 1990–1998, 2000, 2002–2007 13 years
Rosemary Prinz Penny Hughes As the World Turns 1956–1968, 1985, 1986–1987, 1993, 1998, 2000 13 years
Scott DeFreitas Andy Dixon As the World Turns 1985–1995, 1997–2000 13 years
Anna Stuart Donna Hudson Another World 1983–1986, 1989–1999 13 years
Michael Evans Douglas Austin The Young and the Restless 1980–1985, 1987–1995 13 years
David Lewis Edward Quartermaine General Hospital 1978–1989, 1991–1993 13 years
Forrest Compton Mike Karr The Edge of Night 1971–1984 13 years
Lucille Wall Lucille Weeks General Hospital 1963–1976, 1982 13 years
Lynn Herring Lucy Coe General Hospital 1986–1991, 1992–1997, 2004, 2012— 12 years
Tyler Christopher Nikolas Cassadine
Connor Bishop
General Hospital 1996–1999, 2003–2011, 2013— 12 years
Vincent Irizarry David Hayward All My Children 1997–2006, 2008–2011, 2013 12 years
Richard Fancy Bennie Abrahms
Bernie Abrahms
General Hospital 1997–2003, 2006–2012 12 years
Terri Conn Katie Snyder As the World Turns 1998–2010 12 years
Julianna McCarthy Liz Foster The Young and the Restless 1973–1982, 1984–1986, 1993, 2003–2004, 2008, 2010 12 years
Marj Dusay Alexandra Spaulding Guiding Light 1993–1997, 1998–1999, 2002–2009 12 years
Sharon Wyatt Tiffany Donely General Hospital 1981–1984, 1986–1995, 2008 12 years
Tanya Boyd Celeste Perrault Days of Our Lives 1994–2001, 2002–2007 12 years
Stephen Kay Reginald Jennings General Hospital 1992–2004 12 years
Heather Tom Victoria Newman The Young and the Restless 1991–2003 12 years
Tom Eplin Jake McKinnon Another World 1985–1986, 1988–1999 12 years
Frank Maxwell Dan Rooney General Hospital 1978–1990 12 years
Jacqueline Courtney Alice Matthews Another World 1964–1975, 1984–1985, 1989 12 years
Lois Kibbee Geraldine Weldon The Edge of Night 1970–1971, 1973–1984 12 years
Mart Hulswit Ed Bauer Guiding Light 1969–1981 12 years
Christel Khalil Lily Winters The Young and the Restless 2002–2005, 2006— 11 years
Greg Rikaart Kevin Fisher The Young and the Restless 2003— 11 years
Kelly Monaco Sam Morgan
Alicia Montenegro
General Hospital 2003— 11 years
Debbi Morgan Angie Hubbard All My Children 1982–1990, 2008–2011, 2013 11 years
John Reilly Sean Donely General Hospital 1984–1995, 2008, 2013 11 years
Matthew Ashford Jack Deveraux Days of Our Lives 1987–1993, 2001–2003, 2004–2006, 2007, 2011–2012 11 years
William Wintersole Mitchell Sherman The Young and the Restless 1986–1996, 1998, 2003, 2008–2009, 2011 11 years
Trent Dawson Henry Coleman As the World Turns 1999–2010 11 years
Thaao Penghlis Tony DiMera
Andre DiMera
Days of Our Lives 1981–1985, 1993–1995, 2002–2005, 2007–2009 11 years
Barbara Crampton Leanna Love The Young and the Restless 1987–1993, 1998–2002, 2006–2007 11 years
Barbara Berjer Barbara Norris Thorpe Guiding Light 1971–1981, 1989, 1995–1996 11 years
Barbara Berjer Bridget Connell Another World 1985–1996 11 years
Brenda Dickson Jill Foster Abbott The Young and the Restless 1973–1980, 1983–1987 11 years
Teri Keane Martha Marceau The Edge of Night 1964–1975 11 years
Virginia Dwyer Mary Matthews Another World 1964–1975 11 years
George Petrie Peter Quinn The Edge of Night 1963–1974 11 years
Nat Polen Douglas Cassen As the World Turns 1956–1967 11 years
Bryton James Devon Hamilton The Young and the Restless 2004— 10 years
Adrienne Frantz Amber Moore
April Knight
The Bold and the Beautiful 1997–2005, 2010–2012 10 years
Louise Sorel Vivian Alamain Days of Our Lives 1992–2000, 2009–2011 10 years
Crystal Chappell Olivia Spencer Guiding Light 1999–2009 10 years
Orlagh Cassidy Doris Wolfe Guiding Light 1999–2009 10 years
Matt Crane Matt Cory Another World 1988-1997, 1998–1999 10 years
Patrick Tovatt Cal Stricklyn As the World Turns 1988–1998 10 years
Tom Wiggin Kirk Anderson As the World Turns 1988–1998 10 years
David Forsyth John Hudson Another World 1987–1997 10 years
John Lupton Tommy Horton Days of Our Lives 1967–1972, 1975–1980 10 years
Craig Huebring Phil Brewer
Peter Taylor
General Hospital 1967, 1969–1979 10 years
Donald May Adam Drake The Edge of Night 1967–1977 10 years
Don Chastain Tom Baldwin General Hospital 1967–1977 10 years
Fran Sharon Cookie Pollock The Edge of Night 1962–1972 10 years

Various[edit]

Country Actor Character Soap Opera Years Duration Reference
New Zealand Michael Galvin Chris Warner Shortland Street 1992–1996, 2000— 18 years
South Africa Christine Basson Nora Roelofse Naude Egoli: Place of Gold 1992–2010 18 years
South Africa Shaleen Surtie-Richards Ester Willemse Egoli: Place of Gold 1992–2010 18 years
South Africa Brümilda van Rensburg Louwna Roelofse Vorster Edwards Von Badenburg Edwards Egoli: Place of Gold 1992–2010 18 years
South Africa Hennie Smit Bertie Roelofse Egoli: Place of Gold 1992–2010 18 years
Norway Anette Hoff Juni Anker-Hansen Hotel Cæsar 1998–2005, 2006— 16 years
Greece Christos Politis Yagos Drakos The Shine 1991–2005 14 years
New Zealand Karl Burnett Nick Harrison Shortland Street 1992–2005 13 years
New Zealand Angela Bloomfield Rachel McKenna Shortland Street 1993–1999, 2001–2003, 2007, 2009— 13 years
Norway Kim Kolstad Jens August Anker-Hansen Hotel Cæsar 1998–2000, 2001–2005, 2007— 13 years
Norway Elin Sogn Julie Anker-Hansen Hotel Cæsar 2000–2004, 2005— 13 years
South Africa Michelle Botes Cherel de Villiers Isidingo 1998–2007, 2010–2013 12 years
Norway Sossen Krogh Astrid Anker-Hansen Hotel Cæsar 1998–2010 12 years
Norway Tom Eddie Brudvik Svein Krogstad Hotel Cæsar 1999–2010 11 years
South Africa Lesego Motsepe Letti Matabane Isidingo 1998–2008 10 years

Radio[edit]

Country Actor Character Soap Opera Years Duration Reference
United Kingdom Lesley Saweard Christine Barford The Archers 1953— 61 years
United Kingdom Norman Painting Phil Archer The Archers 1950–2009 59 years [86]
United Kingdom Patricia Greene Jill Archer The Archers 1957— 57 years
United Kingdom June Spencer Peggy Woolley The Archers 1951–1953, 1962— 54 years
United Kingdom Angela Piper Jennifer Aldridge The Archers 1963— 51 years
United Kingdom Arnold Peters Len Thomas
David Latimer
Jack Woolley
The Archers 1953–1966, 1968–1973, 1980–2011 49 years [87]
United Kingdom Alan Devereux Sid Perks The Archers 1963–2010 47 years
United Kingdom Bob Arnold Tom Forrest The Archers 1951–1998 47 years
United Kingdom Colin Skipp Tony Archer The Archers 1967–2013 46 years [88]
United Kingdom Jack May Nelson Gabriel The Archers 1951–1997 46 years
United Kingdom Judy Bennett Shula Hebden-Lloyd The Archers 1971— 43 years
United Kingdom Terry Molloy Mike Tucker The Archers 1973— 41 years
United Kingdom Brian Hewlett Neil Carter The Archers 1973— 41 years
United Kingdom Patricia Gallimore Pat Archer The Archers 1974— 40 years
United Kingdom Pauline Seville Mrs Perkins The Archers 1951–1990 39 years
United Kingdom Charles Collingwood Brian Aldridge The Archers 1975— 39 years
United Kingdom George Hart Jethro Larkin The Archers 1951–1987 36 years
United Kingdom Chris Gittins Walter Gabriel The Archers 1953–1988 35 years
United Kingdom Trevor Harrison Eddie Grundy The Archers 1979— 35 years
United Kingdom Sara Coward Caroline Sterling The Archers 1979— 35 years
United Kingdom Timothy Bentinck David Archer The Archers 1982— 32 years
United Kingdom Graham Roberts George Barford The Archers 1973–2004 31 years
United Kingdom Alison Dowling Elizabeth Pargetter The Archers 1983— 31 years
United Kingdom Hedli Niklaus Kathy Perks The Archers 1983— 31 years
United Kingdom Charlotte Martin Susan Carter The Archers 1983— 31 years
United Kingdom Elizabeth Marlowe Lilian Archer The Archers 1961–1991 30 years
United Kingdom Gwen Berryman Doris Archer The Archers 1951–1980 29 years
United Kingdom Edward Kelsey Joe Grundy The Archers 1985— 29 years
United Kingdom Carole Boyd Lynda Snell The Archers 1986— 28 years
United Kingdom Graham Blockey Robert Snell The Archers 1986— 28 years
United States J. Anthony Smythe Henry Barbour One Man's Family 1932–1959 27 years
United States Virginia Payne Ma Perkins Ma Perkins 1933–1960 27 years
United Kingdom Felicity Finch Ruth Archer The Archers 1987— 27 years
United Kingdom Gwenda Wilson Aunt Laura Wilson The Archers 1951–1977 26 years
United States Bernice Berwin Hazel Barbour One Man's Family 1932–1958 26 years
United Kingdom Mollie Harris Martha Woodford The Archers 1970–1995 25 years
United States Charles Egelston Shuffle Shober Ma Perkins 1933–1958 25 years
United Kingdom Rosalind Adams Clarrie Grundy The Archers 1988–2012 24 years
United Kingdom Leslie Dunn Paul Johnson The Archers 1954–1978 24 years
United States Minetta Ellen Fanny Barbour One Man's Family 1932–1955 23 years
United Kingdom Graham Seed Nigel Pargetter The Archers 1983–1986, 1992–2011 22 years [89]
United Kingdom Denis Folwell Jack Archer The Archers 1951–1972 21 years
United Kingdom Margot Boyd Marjorie Antrobus The Archers 1984–2004 20 years

See also[edit]

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