For as long as there have been soap operas, there have been leading men that keep viewers tuning in week after week.
It isn't easy to single out the hottest of the hot soap opera hunks. But these five hunks have it all: good looks, a lot of attitude and a history of hotness. They've played interesting characters on multiple soaps over the years, yet they still have a certain mystery. They're the hottest hunks because they still leave us wanting more.
1. Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake Martin, 'All My Children')
I first saw him as Dean Frame on Another World, but he was also Gus Aitoro on Guiding Light and Gary Dawson on The Young and the Restless. You can get lost in those dark brown eyes and a smile that’s sweet and dangerous, all at once. As Jake on AMC, he also has a heart of gold, traveling to Africa to lend his medical skills to people in need and helping Iraq War veterans back in Pine Valley. It doesn’t hurt that he has plenty of shirtless scenes.
2. Don Diamont (Bill Spencer Jr.,'The Bold and the Beautiful')
He plays a ruthless, evil man who wields power and wealth like a modern-day tyrant. He can pull it off because of his chiseled and sultry looks. This is one soap hunk who is aging particularly well. He’s long had one of the best bodies in daytime. Many viewers remember him as Brad Carlton on Y&R (or even Carlo Forenza on Days of Our Lives). To me, he’ll always be the first soap star I saw fully nude in Playgirl magazine, in the late 1980s.
3. Grayson McCouch (Dusty Donovan,'As The World Turns')
He’s a sweet family man (for the most part) who looks like trouble. When Dusty recently came back from the dead, many viewers’ hearts beat a little bit faster. One of our favorite soap hunks is back where he belongs. He previously played Morgan Winthrop on AW, but he bears a striking resemblance to Grey’s Anatomy’s Dr. McSteamy – except that we get to see Dusty more often.
4. Terrell Tilford (Greg Evans,'One Life To Live')
There’s a doctor in the house. When Dr. Greg Evans came to Llanview recently, OLTL viewers took notice. This tall, dark and handsome hunk is a smooth talker with the best goatee on television. So far, Dr. Evans is a gold-digger who isn’t shy about romancing multiple women. But it doesn’t matter. He has a face you can talk to all night – and a body you could other things with for even longer.