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Frank Runyeon

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Frank Runyeon
Born (1953-08-23) August 23, 1953 (age 70)
SpouseAnnie Runyeon (1980–present)

Frank Runyeon (born August 23, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American actor, best known for playing Steve Andropoulos on the soap opera As the World Turns.


Frank Runyeon played Steve Andropoulos on CBS's As the World Turns from 1980 to 1987.[1][2][3][4]

After leaving CBS, Runyeon starred as Michael Donnelly on NBC's soap opera Santa Barbara from 1988 to 1991.[5] He appeared as Simon Romero on ABC's soap General Hospital in 1992, and as Ed McClain on Another World in 1994 and a short appearance as Angel on The Young and the Restless, for which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy.[6] He has also guest-starred on numerous prime-time television shows, including LA Law, Falcon Crest, and Melrose Place. He starred as Detective Marty Lowery in the 1985 feature film, Sudden Death.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Runyeon took a sabbatical from Hollywood in the early 1990s to go to seminary. He graduated from The Hill School in 1971. A 1975 graduate of Princeton University, he studied at Fuller Seminary and Yale Divinity School before receiving his Masters, with honors, from General Theological Seminary in 1994. He then translated and adapted six different texts from the New Testament for performance as one-man shows. He has performed in over 2,000 churches of all denominations in 47 states. Runyeon also frequently speaks about the media.[8]

Runyeon and his wife Annie were married in 1980 and have three children.[8]


  • Sudden Death (1985) as Det. Marty Lowery


  1. ^ Writer, JIM VOREL H&R Staff (25 January 2014). "Frank Runyeon of 'As the World Turns' performing shows". Herald-Review.com. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  2. ^ BUHLER, MIKE (10 March 2018). "Former soap opera actor has new calling". The Norfolk Daily News. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  3. ^ Apr 20th 2013 - 9pm, Duluth Budgeteer | (21 April 2013). "'As the World Turns' star brings 'Hollywood vs. Faith' to Duluth". Duluth News Tribune. Retrieved 2020-04-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Republican, Cori Urban | Special to The (2017-09-06). "Soap opera actor Frank Runyeon to perform 'Sermon on the Mount' at Ludlow, Agawam churches". masslive. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  5. ^ "Emmy Nominated Actor Frank Runyeon coming to Holy Childhood". Herald Publications. Retrieved 2024-04-13.
  6. ^ "Daytime Emmy nominations 2016: Complete list".
  7. ^ Maslin, Janet (1985-09-13). "SCREEN: 'SUDDEN DEATH'". New York Times. Archived from the original on 2017-11-25. Retrieved 2023-10-17.
  8. ^ a b "Western New York Catholic". Western New York Catholic. 2023-02-09. Retrieved 2024-04-13.

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