As The World Turns Discussion Thread in DTS: Cancelled Soaps Posted April 19, 2020 · Edited April 19, 2020 by Brolden On 9/16/2019 at 8:40 PM, slick jones said: How long was David Harbour on as Officer Ron Shanks? I know it was a while.... On 9/17/2019 at 4:00 AM, P.J. said: Maybe two or three years? I know he was there in 2001 for Julia I's going crazy---not sure he was there in 2002 when Julia kidnapped and raped Jack. On 9/17/2019 at 10:36 PM, Brolden said: I feel like it was longer than that. I can't be sure though. He was one of those characters that was just always around in the background. I'd say he was on as early as 2000, when I started watching (could have been earlier), and I'd say he lasted into 2003 at least. On 9/18/2019 at 4:28 AM, P.J. said: Re: David Harbour/Shanks....he might have started as early as '97. They still had a fair amount of extras running around then. Sorry to drag up an old conversation thread, but I just found some info: "August 6, 1999 - David Harbour will portray Officer Shanks starting Tuesday, August 17th. He'll be in scenes with Carly and Molly." Seems like Harbour started the role on August 17, 1999 (give or take an episode due to scheduling changes, of course).