Kin Shriner, Stephen NIchols, A Martinez, Doug Davidson, Don Diamont, Michael E. Knight
TV Guide Magazine

In honor of ABC’s “The Goldbergs” receiving its first ever TV Guide Magazine cover, the publication has turned back the dial with an all ’80s-themed issue, due out on newsstands later this week. As part of the celebration, several of daytime’s biggest hunks from the decade will be featured in the upcoming issue, including  (as Scotty Baldwin, “”), (as Steven “Patch” Johnson, “”), (as Cruz Castillo, “Santa Barbara”), (as Paul Williams, “”),  (as Brad Carlton, “The Young and the Restless”) and (as Tad Martin, “”).

Although a few of the actors are currently moonlighting on different soaps as different characters — Martinez as Eduardo Hernandez on “DAYS,” Diamont as Bill Spencer on “” and Knight as Dr. Simon Neville on “The Young and the Restless” — the actors all have at least one thing in common: They are still “STUD-sational,” according to former “DAYS” and “One Life to Live” star , who herself spent a portion of the ’80s as Chelsea Reardon on “.”

“Excited for you guys to see,” wrote , Chief Content Officer, TV Guide Magazine, on the upcoming issue.

  • Carrie Walker

    Glad to see MB/sonny isn’t in this.
    Stopped watching GH because it became The sonny Show.

    • NYsam

      Sonny didn’t join GH until 1993 so he wouldn’t be in an 80s themed issue. Benard was on AMC in the 80s but his character of “Nico” wasn’t iconic enough to make the list.

      • Carrie Walker

        That’s why it was done before sonny, because the character is ultimately going to cause the show to be cancelled.

      • Carrie Walker

        Guessing that’s why it was done before sonny, because the character is ultimately going to cause the show to be cancelled.

        • missmocha15

          Oh good grief, lol! Guess since you aren’t watching anymore, it is no longer just “the Sonny show”. Besides, one actor/character cannot get a show canceled, it is all about the writing for the overall show. I have to laugh when some act like one character can get a show canceled! Ridiculous is what I say!

        • Gigi

          I love sonny on gh been watching gh since 1977 and sonny is the Godfather of port charles he is iconic gets better looking with age too

      • Gigi

        Yes he was nico & he married cecily loved them on amc my dog is named after that character cecily and i have a cat named Nico

      • Gigi

        Sonny is to general hospital like erica susan lucci on all my children an icon love him i think he keeps ratings up

  • Geoffrey-Martin Cyr

    Nice to see a ‘mention’ of GL (referencing DePaiva) considering the issue couldn’t have bothered to include one of Springfield’s hunks: was John Wesley Shipp (ex-Kelly), Greg Beecroft (ex-Tony) or Grant Aleksander (ex-Phillip) not available? GL was one of the Top Five soaps that decade (and did zoom to the top of the ratings in summer of 1984) and was the longest-running drama in broadcast history! Show a little respect, TVG!

    • NYsam

      Looks like they focused on actors from the 80s that are currently on daytime. None of the handsome men you mentioned are on daytime. Beecroft hasn’t worked in over 20 years.

    • missmocha15

      Yes I agree! Where is the love for GL? Anyways, nice cover though.

  • Linda Brett

    Um, what the heck? I hope the reason why you guys left out Drake Hogestyn (Roman, John, DAYS) is because he just wasn’t available to do this photo shoot and interview. I’m sorry, I’d by this magazine if it included Drake but I have no interest in the other actors featured.

  • I love it!!

  • Salem Spectator

    It looks like Michael E. Knight is snuggling up to Don Diamont, but that’s actually Doug Davidson’s hand on Don’s upper trapezius muscle. LOL!