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Roger Thorpe
Michael Zaslow as Roger Thorpe
Guiding Light
Portrayed by: Michael Zaslow (R.I.P.) (1970-1971, 1972-1975, 1975-1977, 1978-1980 & 1989-1997)
Dennis Parlato (1997-1998)
Joel Fabiani (1990 & 1994; temporary replacement recast for an ailing Michael Zaslow)
Duration: 1970-1971, 1972-1975, 1975-1977, 1978-1980 & 1989-1998
First appearance: April 1, 1970
Last appearance: March 16, 1998
Cause/reason: Left town with Amanda Spaulding
Created by: Robert Soderberg
Edith Sommer
Family: Thorpe family
Other names: Arthur (alias)
Professor Schneider (alias)
Adam Malik (alias)
Gender: Male
Died: September 28, 2004
Cause of death: Undisclosed illness
Occupation: Exec at Spaulding Enterprises
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Parents: Adam Thorpe
(father, deceased)
Marjorie Thorpe
(mother, deceased)
Siblings: None/unknown
Marital status: Single; at death
Past marriage(s): Peggy Scott
(divorced; 1976-1977)
Holly Norris
(divorced; 1979-1980)
Alexandra Spaulding
(divorced; 1990-1991)
Jenna Bradshaw
(divorced; 1993-1994)
Dinah Marler
(divorced; 1995-1996)
Amanda Spaulding
(divorced; 1998-2000)
Children: Sebastian Hulce
(son, with Unknown man)
Christina "Blake" Thorpe
(daughter, with Holly)
Hart Jessup
(son, with Laura, deceased)
Unnamed child
(sex unknown, with Mindy, deceased)
Unnamed child
(sex unknown, with Jenna, deceased)
Grandchildren: Jason Marler
(grandson, via Blake)
Kevin Marler
(grandson, via Blake)
Clarissa Marler
(granddaughter, via Blake)
Peter Reardon
(grandson, via Hart)
Roger Joshua "R.J." Winslow
(grandson, via Hart)
Romances: Rita Stapleton
Holly Norris
Hillary Bauer
(lovers, deceased)
Holly Norris
Renee DuBois
(lovers, deceased)
Laura Jessup
(lovers, deceased)
Sonni Carrera

Melinda Sue "Mindy" Lewis
Suzanne Deveraux
Holly Norris
Alice Fitzpatrick

Roger Thorpe was a fictional character on the CBS daytime soap opera Guiding Light.

Actor History:[]

  • Michael Zaslow (04/1970-09/1971, 08/1972-07/1975, 12/1975-07/1977, 07/1978-04/1980 & 06/1989-04/1997)
  • Dennis Parlato (05/1997-03/1998)
  • Joel Fabiani (08/1990 & 01/1994-02/1994; temp)

Other Information:[]

  • Presumed deceased June 5, 1979 to January 22, 1980
  • Presumed deceased April 1, 1980 to May 29, 1989

Character History:[]