Van moved to TV roles and a few indie films after will be back for Season Two, and the show’s creator (and Thom’s partner on the show), Kit Williamson sat down with Van to discuss the show and his career.It’s a great interview, as Van talks about the impact that Luke had on Daytime TV, and the differences and similarities between Luke and Thom, and then this happens: You were out in your personal life, but you didn’t speak out about your sexual orientation at the start of your career. I guess it was a combination of a lot of things—It was my first job, it was a different time back then in regards to LGBT stories being told—I mean, the Luke story was groundbreaking at the time.
Both characters are dating, the actors are in no shape or form of dating each other. There has only been one set of pictures taken of them together, and that was in Reese's car, back on July 31st.
, the legacy of playing Luke Snyder, and dream roles. My mom’s name is Vanfossen, and her dad’s name was Marion, which wasn’t exactly a great name to grow up with a hundred years ago. I was named Evan so that I could be called Van, after him. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I think I’ve always tried to treat people well and with kindness. Even if I don’t like somebody, I’m not an ass about it. Having made that mistake really young, I realized I’d hurt other people and myself.
The Backlot: First of all: I just want to thank you for going by the name “Van.” It’s one of my favorite old Hollywood names. I missed out on potentially good friendships because I called them a funny name, and that was their name to me. TB: There is nothing like the fandom of soap operas.
, and Luke’s relationship with dimbulb explosives expert Noah, and lovably crusty trainwreck Reid.
Van garnered three Emmy nominations for the role, and he helped open the floodgates for gay characters on daytime drama.
The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL, will present the musical comedy spoof April 28 - June 27I wonder if he is mad the ending of the show got revealed with Reid dying. I would think him and Jake should be happy that with Reid out of the picture Nuke can get together in the future. And to end the show with that talentless wonder is foot shooting at its finest. I guess I should be thankful that they at least gave me a reason to watch til the end, cuz pre-Reid I was down to occasionally checking After Elton recaps. He is involved in too many important plots and losing him would derail the ending of those other stories in addition to the Lure story.
They can't be bothered with Noah the entire last year of the show but they end with Noah? And there is not time to play out what we already know is going to happen--Luke and Reid getting together, Noah leaving for three weeks, Noah coming back to try and win Luke back--plus have Reid die, deal with that fallout and end all the stories.
As the World Turns' gay couple Luke and Noah recently offered contestants on CBS' unscripted casting series In Turn lessons on how to make out for the camera.
AFTER THE JUMP, watch the clip (via GLAAD's Cine Queer)...
Crossing my fingers he finds a job soon...least before no talent Silbermann. That is the cherry on the shit sundae that is ATWT.
R25 Tyler Hanes is currently starring as Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone at The Marriott Theatre. Keeping someone like JS this long, even though they kept him under a rock as long as they possibly could and still are, is one of the reasons this show is dead. Yeah, I'll be pissed but not terribly surprised if they do something stupid like kill off the best character they've created since John Dixon (trust me, it's been a long time).