Jim Storm (actor)

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James Storm (born August 12, 1943) is an American actor who is best known for his role as Gerard Stiles on the 1960s horror soap opera Dark Shadows.

Storm's first TV appearance was as the second Dr. Larry Wolek on One Life to Live, a role he played from 1968 to 1969. His brother, Michael, followed him in the role. In the storyline, Jim's Larry Wolek was badly burned in a fire and underwent plastic surgery, and Michael's Larry Wolek was revealed when the bandages were removed. This new plot device would prove so successful that many other shows, including Dynasty (and One Life to Live itself in later years), would use it when recasting key characters.[1] He next portrayed Gerard Stiles on Dark Shadows from 1970 to 1971, reprising the role in the 1971 film Night of Dark Shadows. More recently, he played the contract roles of Neil Fenmore on the CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless, and Bill Spencer Sr. on The Bold and the Beautiful from 1987 to 1994, returning briefly in 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2009 (via videotape). In 2010, it was announced that he would be appearing in the audio mini-series Kingdom of the Dead.[citation needed]


James Storm is the elder cousin of playwright John Steppling.


  1. ^ Schemering, Christopher. The Soap Opera Encyclopedia, September 1985, pg. 159; ISBN 0-345-32459-5 (1st edition)

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