Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor

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  • Birthday: Sep 25, 1943
  • Birthplace: Princeton, Illinois
  • Armed with a Burt Reynolds-like laid-back grin, virility and swagger, handsome soap actor Josh Taylor was first noticed tending bar near the popular Burbank Studios where "Days of Our Lives" (1965) was being cast. He won the role of working class Chris Kositchek (a bartender, natch) and for four seasons won the hearts of many a lady fan from 1977-1981, returning to the role again in 1982 for another five years.Born Tommy Tim Taylor in Princeton, Illinois. When he was two-years-old, his family moved to nearby Chillicothe, Illinois. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth University. Despite his good-ol'-boy reputation, he managed to buckle down and holds a Juris Doctorate in Law. Following his daytime fame in the mid-80s, Josh was successful in crossing over to prime-time TV with the sitcom "Valerie" (1986) as series star Valerie Harper's husband, Michael Hogan. In 1988, squabbles between the title star and the network led to Harper's abrupt dismissal. Instead of the expected cancellation, a surprise change showed up in the form of Sandy Duncan who came to the rescue as Valerie's sister and household help, changing the name of the show to _"Hogan Family, The" (1988)_. The program went on for another three seasons.Brief forays into mini-movies and episodics ("Murder, She Wrote and "Matlock") and a recurring role as Luke Perry's ne'er-do-well father on "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990) failed to keep up a steady pace so Josh returned to the daytime fold in the mid-1990s with brief stints on "The Young and the Restless" and "The Guiding Light." In 1997 he came home to NBC and "Days..." as Roman Brady this time, and stayed with the show until 2004 when his character (and many others in a studio cost-cutting measure) fell victim to a serial killer. Later it was discovered his character managed to survive after all. Josh continues to live a "nine lives" cat-like existence on the show while playing out an attention-getting love triangle with stars Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn. Divorced from film action bombshell Sandahl Bergman of "Red Sonja" fame, Josh remarried and lives with wife Lisa in Burbank. He has a daughter from his first marriage.

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Ball & Chain Guy in Library No. 2 2004
No Score Yet Dita & The Family Business Director 2001
No Score Yet Stand Against Fear Ted Wilson 1996
No Score Yet A Secret Between Friends: A 'Moment of Truth' Movie Peter Archer 1996
No Score Yet Separate Lives Charles Duffy 1995
No Score Yet The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick Grant Sherwood 1988
No Score Yet Waltz Across Texas Luke Jarvis 1982
No Score Yet Separate Ways Jim 1982
No Score Yet Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging Virg 1977

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Days of Our Lives (1965)
2017
Roman Brady
  • 2017
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
1990-2000
Jack McKay
  • 2000
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Jim Maddox
  • 1996
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
Greenwood Jack Gibson
  • 1995
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Hogan Family
1986-1991
Michael Hogan
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986

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