"Passions" On Contract: The Facts

In its eight years on NBC, "Passions" had 59 actors under contract.
Ten actors were with the show for its entire run and are in bold below (Galen Gering, Lindsay Hartley, James Hyde, Brook Kerr, Ben Masters, Juliet Mills, Tracey Ross, Eva Tamargo, Kim Johnston Ulrich and McKenzie Westmore).
Five actors were in the pilot episode on 7/5/99 and the finale episode on 9/7/07 (Galen Gering, Lindsay Hartley, James Hyde, Tracey Ross and McKenzie Westmore).
One actor left and returned (Liza Huber).
Five actors started out as recurring and later were placed on contract (Bruce Michael Hall, Jade Harlow, Kelli McCarty, Kathleen Noone and Jason Olive).
Twelve actors appeared on recurring status after being taken off contract (Justin Carroll, Bruce Michael Hall, Jade Harlow, Kelli McCarty, Victor McCay, Ryan McPartlin, Kathleen Noone, John Reilly, Daphnee Duplaix Samuel, Dana Sparks, Rodney Van Johnson  and Adrian Wilson).
There were 46 characters on contract (2 Alistair, Antonio, Beth, 2 Chad, Charity, Chris, Cracked Connie, David, Doc, Edna, 2 Ethan, Eve, Fancy, 2 Fox, Frank, Grace, 2 Gwen, 2 Hank, Ivy, Jared, 3 Jessica, John, Julian, Katherine, 3 Kay, Liz, Luis, Martin, Maya, 2 Miguel, Noah, Paloma, Pilar, Rachel, Reese, Sam, Sheridan, 3 Simone, Siren, Sydney, Tabitha, T.C., Theresa, Timmy, Valerie, Whitney).
The most months without any changes on contract was 5 months (10/99-2/00), followed by 4 months two times (4/00-7/00 and 3/03-6/03).
The most actors ever on contract at once was 30, in February 2006. The least actors ever on contract at once was 20, in August 2000.
Not on contract, but...eleven actors appeared in over 100 episodes, while never being on contract. Leading the way was Andrea Evans (Rebecca), followed by Nicole Cox (Endora), Alan Oppenheimer (Voice of Alistair), Bruce French (Father Lonigan), Christopher Maleki (Spike), Bill Dempsey (Alistair Body Double), BamBam & Tango (Precious), Phillip Jeanmarie (Vincent), Jordan Baker (Charlie), Marianne Muellerleile (Norma) and Colton Shires (Little Ethan).
Exluding babies, there were eight characters played by more than two actors. The most recast characters were Jessica and Kay, who was played by four actors (Jessica: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jade Harlow, Michelle Holgate and Danica Stewart; Kay: Taylor Anne Mountz, Gina Marie May, Deanna Wright and Heidi Mueller). Six characters were played by three actors (Alistair: Alan Oppenheimer, David Bailey, John Reilly; Ethan: Travis Schuldt, Rib Hillis, Eric Martsolf; Fox: Justin Hartley, Nick Stabile, Mark Cameron Wystrach; Miguel: Jesse Metcalfe, Jaylen Moore, Adrian Bellani; Sheridan: McKenzie Westmore, Shannon Sturges, Kam Heskin; and Simone: Lena Cardwell, Chrystee Pharris-Larkins, Cathy Jeneen Doe).
Sadly, two actors died while on contract (Josh Ryan Evans died during surgery on 8/5/02 and David Bailey drowned on 11/25/04).


Actor (Character)...First Appearance On Contract-Last Appearance On Contract (recurring information in parentheses)
Silvana Arias (Paloma Lopez Fitzgerald)...5/17/04-8/15/07                
David Bailey (Alistair Crane # 2)...9/27/04-1/13/05                
Adrian Bellani (Miguel Lopez Fitzgerald # 2)...2/8/06-9/7/07
Kacie Borrowman (Cracked Connie)...9/9/02-12/25/02                  
Brandi Burkhardt (Siren)...4/21/06-9/25/06
Lena Cardwell (Simone Russell # 1)...7/5/99-4/16/01            
Justin Carroll (David Hastings)...6/21/01-1/2/04 (recurred through 3/16/04)                  
Charles Divins (Chad Harris # 2)...9/12/02-8/29/07            
Cathy Jeneen Doe (Simone Russell # 3)...7/23/04-9/4/07        
Christopher Douglas (Antonio “Brian” Lopez Fitzgerald)...9/28/01-6/24/04    
Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy)...7/9/99-8/12/02                
Dylan Fergus (Noah Bennett)...5/13/05-8/15/07              
Galen Gering (Luis Lopez Fitzgerald)...7/5/99-9/7/07                
Bruce Michael Hall (Reese Durkee # 1)...(recurring from 7/21/99); 9/4/00-10/2/02 (recurred through 1/10/03)
Jade Harlow (Jessica Bennett # 2)...(recurring from 6/5/00); 9/4/00-10/2/02 (recurred through 7/9/03)
Emily Harper (Fancy Crane)...5/13/05-9/7/07                    
Justin Hartley (Fox Crane # 1)...12/17/02-2/10/06      
Lindsay Korman Hartley (Theresa Lopez Fitzgerald)...7/5/99-9/7/07                
Liza Huber (Gwen Hotchkiss # 1)...7/5/99-11/8/00; 10/16/02-9/7/07
James Hyde (Sam Bennett)...7/5/99-9/7/07                
Dalton James (Hank Bennett # 1)...8/20/99-1/10/01        
Brook Kerr (Whitney Russell)...7/5/99-9/6/07                  
Jack Krizmanich (John Hastings)...12/31/01-2/11/04    
Kyrie Maezumi (Maya Chinn)...1/19/06-6/14/06
Amelia Marshall (Liz Sanbourne)...10/3/01-2/17/06            
Eric Martsolf (Ethan Winthrop # 2)...7/8/02-9/7/07        
Ben Masters (Julian Crane)...7/8/99-9/7/07            
Kelli McCarty (Beth Wallace)...(recurring from 8/23/99); 10/14/02-5/12/04 (recurred 9/21/04-7/18/05; 11/16/05; 5/12/06-7/14/06)
Victor McCay (Doc)...10/4/01-3/22/02 (recurred through 6/4/02)              
Ryan McPartlin (Hank Bennett # 2)...4/24/01-4/2/04 (recurred through 6/18/04)
Jesse Metcalfe (Miguel Lopez Fitzgerald # 1)...7/5/99-7/26/04  
Juliet Mills (Tabitha Lenox)...7/6/99-9/7/07                
Taylor Anne Mountz (Kay Bennett # 1)...7/5/99-8/2/00            
Heidi Mueller (Kay Bennett # 4)...10/24/03-9/7/07            
Kathleen Noone (Edna Wallace)...(recurring from 6/28/02); 2/24/03-5/12/04 (recurred 9/21/04-8/3/05; 11/23/05-1/3/06; 6/20/06-7/3/06; 12/21/06-12/27/06; 7/19/07-8/30/07)
Jason Olive (Frank Lomax)...(recurring from 8/9/99); 8/24/99-9/23/99          
Chrystee Pharris-Larkins (Simone Russell # 2)...4/17/01-4/22/04        
John Reilly (Alistair Crane # 3)...1/21/05-7/14/06 (recurred 8/17/07-9/7/07)              
Alisa Reyes (Sydney Valentine)...7/22/03-9/24/03            
Tracey Ross (Eve Russell)...7/5/99-9/7/07                        
Daphnee Duplaix Samuel (Valerie Davis)...12/16/04-8/11/06 (recurred through 9/7/07)   Travis Schuldt (Ethan Crane Winthrop # 1)...7/5/99-7/3/02      
Dana Sparks (Grace Bennett/Faith Standish)...7/5/99-1/2/04 (recurred through 6/4/04; 3/21/05-3/29/05; 11/2/06-1/22/07)
Molly Stanton (Charity Standish)...7/14/99-7/22/04
Richard Steinmetz (Martin Fitzgerald # 2)...5/14/04-10/3/06
James Stevenson (Jared Casey)...7/21/06-7/23/07
Danica Stewart (Jessica Bennett # 3)...7/10/03-8/14/07        
Donn Swaby (Chad Harris # 1)...9/23/99-9/4/02            
Eva Tamargo (Pilar Lopez Fitzgerald)...7/6/99-9/7/07        
Leigh Taylor-Young (Katherine Crane # 2)...5/14/04-10/3/06        
Kim Johnston Ulrich (Ivy Crane)...7/8/99-9/7/07          
Rodney Van Johnson (T. C. Russell)...7/5/99-12/28/06 (recurred through 6/19/07)    
McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan Crane)...7/5/99-9/7/07          
Adrian Wilson (Christopher Boothe)...8/18/05-4/24/07 (recurred 8/13/07)            
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Jessica Bennett # 1)...7/5/99-3/28/00
Deanna Wright (Kay Bennett # 3)...9/25/00-10/6/03                  
Sharon Wyatt (Rachel Barrett # 2)...12/31/05-4/3/06    
Mark Cameron Wystrach (Fox Crane # 2)...2/14/06-9/7/07        
Natalie Zea (Gwen Hotchkiss # 2)...11/15/00-10/4/02

*Although not appearing in the first episode on 7/5/99, Josh Ryan Evans, Dalton James, Ben Masters, Juliet Mills, Molly Stanton, Eva Tamargo and Kim Johnston Ulrich were all on contract as the show began.
**Although not appearing in the final episode on 9/7/07, Silvana Arias, Charles Divins, Cathy Jeneen Doe, Dylan Fergus, Brook Kerr, James Stevenson and Danica Stewart all were on contract when the show ended.


7/5/99: 21 castmembers debut on contract: Lena Cardwell (Simone Russell), Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy), Galen Gering (Luis Lopez Fitzgerald), Liza Huber (Gwen Hotchkiss), James Hyde (Sam Bennett), Dalton James (Hank Bennett), Brook Kerr (Whitney Russell), Lindsay Korman (Theresa Lopez Fitzgerald), Eva Tamargo Lemus (Pilar Lopez Fitzgerald), Ben Masters (Julian Crane), Jesse Metcalfe (Miguel Lopez Fitzgerald), Juliet Mills (Tabitha Lenox), Taylor Anne Mountz (Kay Bennett), Tracey Ross (Eve Russell), Travis Schuldt (Ethan Crane), Dana Sparks (Grace Bennett), Molly Stanton (Charity Standish), Kim Johnston Ulrich (Ivy Crane), Rodney Van Johnson (T.C. Russell), McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan Crane), and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Jessica Bennett) (21)
8/24/99: ON: Jason Olive (Frank Lomax) (22)
9/23/99: OFF: Jason Olive (Frank Lomax) & ON: Donn Swaby (Chad Harris) (23 for one episode, back to 22)
3/28/00: OFF: Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Jessica Bennett) (21)
8/2/00: OFF: Taylor Anne Mountz (Kay Bennett) (20)
9/4/00: ON: Bruce Michael Hall (Reese Durkee) & Jade Harlow (Jessica Bennett) (22)
9/25/00: ON: Deanna Wright (Kay Bennett) (23)
11/8/00: OFF: Liza Huber (Gwen Hotchkiss) (22)
11/15/00: ON: Natalie Zea (Gwen Hotchkiss) (23)
1/10/01: OFF: Dalton James (Hank Bennett) (22)
4/16/01: OFF: Lena Cardwell (Simone Russell) (21)
4/17/01: ON: Chrystee Pharris (Simone Russell) (22)
4/24/01: ON: Ryan McPartlin (Hank Bennett) (23)
6/21/01: ON: Justin Carroll (David Hastings) (24)
9/28/01: ON: Christopher Douglas (Antonio “Brian O’Leary” Lopez Fitzgerald) (25)
10/3/01: ON: Amelia Marshall (Liz Sanbourne) (26)
10/4/01: ON: Victor McCay (Doc) (27)
12/31/01: ON: Jack Krizmanich (John Hastings) (28)
3/22/02: OFF: Victor McCay (Doc) (27)
7/3/02: OFF: Travis Schuldt (Ethan Crane) (26)
7/8/02: ON: Eric Martsolf (Ethan Crane) (27)
8/12/02: OFF: Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy) (26)
9/4/02: OFF: Donn Swaby (Chad Harris) (25)
9/9/02: ON: Kacie Borrowman (Cracked Connie) (26)
9/12/02: ON: Charles Divins (Chad Harris) (27)
10/2/02: OFF: Bruce Michael Hall (Reese Durkee) & Jade Harlow (Jessica Bennett) (25)
10/4/02: OFF: Natalie Zea (Gwen Hotchkiss) (24)
10/14/02: ON: Kelli McCarty (Beth Wallace) (25)
10/16/02: ON: Liza Huber (Gwen Hotchkiss) (26)
12/17/02: ON: Justin Hartley (Fox Crane) (27)
12/25/02: OFF: Kacie Borrowman (Cracked Connie) (26)
2/24/03: ON: Kathleen Noone (Edna Wallace) (27)
7/10/03: ON: Danica Stewart (Jessica Bennett) (28)
7/22/03: ON: Alisa Reyes (Sydney Valentine) (29)
9/24/03: OFF: Alisa Reyes (Sydney Valentine) (28)
10/6/03: OFF: Deanna Wright (Kay Bennett) (27)
10/24/03: ON: Heidi Mueller (Kay Bennett) (28)
1/2/04: OFF: Justin Carroll (David Hastings) & Dana Sparks (Grace Bennett) (26)
2/11/04: OFF: Jack Krizmanich (John Hastings) (25)
4/2/04: OFF: Ryan McPartlin (Hank Bennett) (24)
4/22/04: OFF: Chrystee Pharris-Larkins (Simone Russell) (23)
5/12/04: OFF: Kelli McCarty (Beth Wallace) & Kathleen Noone (Edna Wallace) (21)
5/14/04: ON: Richard Steinmetz (Martin Fitzgerald) & Leigh Taylor-Young (Katherine Crane) (23)
5/17/04: ON: Silvana Arias (Paloma Lopez Fitzgerald) (24)
6/24/04: OFF: Christopher Douglas (Antonio “Brian O’Leary” Lopez Fitzgerald) (23)
7/22/04: OFF: Molly Stanton (Charity Standish) (22)
7/23/04: ON: Cathy Jeneen Doe (Simone Russell) (23)
7/26/04: OFF: Jesse Metcalfe (Miguel Lopez Fitzgerald) (22)
9/27/04: ON: David Bailey (Alistair Crane) (23)
12/16/04: ON: Daphnee Duplaix Samuel (Valerie Davis) (24)
1/13/05: OFF: David Bailey (Alistair Crane) (23)
1/21/05: ON: John Reilly (Alistair Crane) (24)
5/13/05: ON: Dylan Fergus (Noah Bennett) & Emily Harper (Fancy Crane) (26)
8/18/05: ON: Adrian Wilson (Christopher Boothe) (27)
12/31/05: ON: Sharon Wyatt (Rachel Barrett) (28)
1/19/06: ON: Kyrie Maezumi (Maya Chinn) (29)
2/8/06: ON: Adrian Bellani (Miguel Lopez Fitzgerald) (30)
2/10/06: OFF: Justin Hartley (Fox Crane) (29)
2/14/06: ON: Mark Cameron Wystrach (Fox Crane) (30)
2/17/06: OFF: Amelia Marshall (Liz Sanbourne) (29)
4/3/06: OFF: Sharon Wyatt (Rachel Barrett) (28)
4/21/06: ON: Brandi Burkhardt (Siren) (29)
6/14/06: OFF: Kyrie Maezumi (Maya Chinn) (28)
7/14/06: OFF: John Reilly (Alistair Crane) (27)
7/21/06: ON: James Stevenson (Jared Casey) (28)
8/11/06: OFF: Daphnee Duplaix Samuel (Valerie Davis) (27)
9/25/06: OFF: Brandi Burkhardt (Siren) (26)
10/3/06: OFF: Richard Steinmetz (Martin Fitzgerald) & Leigh Taylor-Young (Katherine Crane) (24)
12/28/06: OFF: Rodney Van Johnson (T.C. Russell) (23)
4/24/07: OFF: Adrian Wilson (Christopher Boothe) (22)
7/23/07: OFF: James Stevenson (Jared Casey) (21)
8/14/07: OFF: Danica Stewart (Jessica Bennett) (20)
8/15/07: OFF: Silvana Arias (Paloma Lopez Fitzgerald) & Dylan Fergus (Noah Bennett). (18)
8/29/07: OFF: Charles Divins (Chad Harris). (17)
9/4/07: OFF: Cathy Jeneen Doe (Simone Russell). (16)
9/6/07: OFF: Brook Kerr (Whitney Russell). (15)
9/7/07: OFF: Adrian Bellani (Miguel Lopez Fitzgerald), Galen Gering (Luis Lopez Fitzgerald), Emily Harper (Fancy Crane), Lindsay Hartley (Theresa Lopez Fitzgerald), Liza Huber (Gwen Hotchkiss), James Hyde (Sam Bennett), Eric Martsolf (Ethan Winthrop), Ben Masters (Julian Crane), Juliet Mills (Tabitha Lenox), Heidi Mueller (Kay Bennett), Tracey Ross (Eve Russell), Eva Tamargo (Pilar Lopez Fitzgerald), Kim Johnston Ulrich (Ivy Crane), McKenzie Westmore (Sheridan Crane), Mark Cameron Wystrach (Fox Crane). (0)


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