TV Stars Of The Past That Should Have Done Soaps in Discuss The Soaps: Archive (2018 - 2020) Posted April 15, 2019 · Report reply On 4/1/2019 at 11:07 PM, SoapDope said: I am a classic TV fan. What actors do you think should have done soaps later in their career ? Kristy McNichol (Family) Her brother, Jimmy, was on GH. Some of my picks (and I'm not sure if any of them did actually appear on daytime): John Astin (I could see him as a quirky character on DOOL circa mid 1980s) Lee Majors could have been a Buchanan relative on OLTL (thinking of his Big Valley experience) Bill Bixby had he lived...a doctor character anywhere. Barbara Bain could have a played a cool, dispassionate shrink, maybe a Gail Baldwin/GH type.