DALLAS Unknown Role 1983
BARE ESSENCE Unknown Role 1983
THE GUIDING LIGHT Roxanne "Roxie" Shayne 1984-88
CHIPS Jenny 1982-83
MELVIN VAN PEEBLES
ALL MY CHILDREN Melvin Woods 2008
THE SOPHISTICATED GENTS Silky/ Walter "Moon" Porter 1981
SONNY SPOON Mel Spoon 1988
Appeared in many Blaxploitation films including:
SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG Sweetback 1971
Father of actor Mario Van Peebles.
MARIO VAN PEEBLES
ONE LIFE TO LIVE Doc Gilmore 1982-83
ALL MY CHILDREN Samuel Woods 2008
NASHVILLE Henry Benton 2014-15
EMPIRE Uncle Ray 2019
THE SOPHISTICATED GENTS Nicholas 1981
L.A. LAW Andrew Taylor 1986
SONNY SPOON Sonny Spoon 1988
RUDE AWAKENINGS Marcus Aderno 200-01
DAMAGES Agent Randall Harrison 2007-09
BLOODLINE Prosecutor 2017
SUPERSTITION Isaac Hopkins 2017-18
Z NATION Cooper 2018
SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG Sweetback as a kid 1971
NEW JACK CITY Stone 1991
ALI Malcolm X 2001
Very successful Director
From being de-aged, to finding a long lost half-sister that didn't fit with her established backstory, to the relationship with Geraldine, it felt like Nicole became a different character during her relationship with Miles. The thing with Geraldine is hard to explain, but early Nicole was mature, whereas the Nicole that worked for Geraldine at the TV station felt in need of mentoring and advice. Maeve's Nicole was more like a contemporary of Nancy and Geraldine in terms of status and power, whereas Jayne's felt less evolved; more similar to April or Chris Egan.
I remember reading one of the novelizations, and they characterized early Nicole as a bit of a spoiled princess, dependent on her father's wealth, who grew into a more liberated woman through her romance with Adam and their adventures in bringing the mob to justice. As far as I recall, none of those early qualities, nor the cool sophistication that Maeve brought to most of her characters, were present in the character as portrayed by Jayne.
I didn't dislike Jayne, and her Nicole was around for most of the period that I watched the show every day after school, but it always stuck with me after reading Soap World and the novelizations that she was more like a version of Nicole's younger sister than being the original Nicole as portrayed by Maeve.
I'm pretty sure I once read Agnes Nixon saying it's best not to mention past characters as it only reminds viewers who may miss them or remember them fondly that they are not around.
Not sure I agree...