Wayne Northrop

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Wayne Northrop
Born (1947-04-12) April 12, 1947 (age 72)
Lynn Herring (m. 1981)

Wayne Northrop (born April 12, 1947) is an American actor known for his parts in soap operas such as Dynasty and Days of Our Lives.


Northrop portrayed chauffeur Michael Culhane on Dynasty from the pilot episode, "Oil" (1981), until the season one finale, "The Testimony" (1981).[1] He returned in the seventh season premiere "The Victory" (1986),[2] and left again in the 1987 episode "The Sublet".[3]

Northrop is best known as Roman Brady on Days of Our Lives, a character he played from 1981–1984, and again from 1991–1994.[4] He next portrayed Rex Stanton on Port Charles from 1997 to 1998.[5] In August 2005, Northrop returned to Days as a new character named Dr. Alex North.[4]

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Personal life[edit]

Northrop was born in Sumner, Washington, and earned a B.A. in communications from the University of Washington.[6] He married actress Lynn Herring on May 9, 1981 in Jennings, Louisiana.[6][7] They have two sons.[8]


  1. ^ Schemering, Christopher (September 1985). The Soap Opera Encyclopedia. pp. 80–81. ISBN 0-345-32459-5.
  2. ^ "Loren gives bravura performance in Courage". The Spokesman-Review. September 23, 1986. p. B5. Retrieved November 15, 2018 – via news.google.com.
  3. ^ Zuckerman, Faye (January 7, 1987). "Ranching focus of show". The Gadsden Times. Retrieved December 4, 2017 – via news.google.com.
  4. ^ a b "About Days: About the Actors: Wayne Northrop". SoapCentral. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "Who's Who in Port Charles: Rex Stanton". SoapCentral. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Bacon, Doris Klein (February 28, 1983). "Many Women Get Carried Away by Super Soaper Wayne Northrop, but He's Lynn Herring's to Have and to Hold". People. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  7. ^ Buck, Jerry (March 23, 1983). "Wayne Northrop Gains Following in a Soap". Kentucky New Era. Retrieved November 15, 2018 – via news.google.com.
  8. ^ Snyder, Jen (August 6, 2009). "A New World, One on One with Lynn Herring". TVSource Magazine. Retrieved November 15, 2018.

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