Greg Vaughan has been working in soap operas off and on since 2002 but is still looking for his first Daytime Emmy nomination. Will this be his year? He’s pre-nominated for Best Supporting Actor for playing Eric Brady on “Days of Our Lives,” a role he assumed in 2012. And according to the combined predictions of hundreds of Gold Derby users he’s likely to finally break through. He’s in position for a nomination ranked fourth with 10/3 odds.
Vaughan has been on “Days” for six years, but he got his start in daytime as Diego Guittierez on “The Young and the Restless,” who he played from 2002-2003. Shortly thereafter he was picked up by “General Hospital” to play an adult version of Lucky Spencer, a character who had won three Younger Actor Emmys for Jonathan Jackson (1995, 1998-1999) and one for Jacob Young (2002), but Vaughan wasn’t even nominated for the role during his six-year tenure. Vaughan left the role in 2009 when Jackson returned to play Lucky, and Jackson resumed winning Emmys, claiming Best Supporting Actor in 2011 and 2012.
In 2012 Vaughan took over another historic soap role, Eric Brady on “Days.” The character was born on-screen in 1984 and was played by child actors until he was aged into a young adult played by Jensen Ackles from 1997-2000. Ackles earned three straight Daytime Emmy noms for Best Younger Actor (1998-2000), but never won, and the character stayed off the “Days” canvas until Vaughan stepped in in 2012.
Out Top 24 Users got the highest scores predicting last year’s Daytime Emmy noms; 21 of them are predicting a nomination for Vaughan and 2 of them say he’ll win. He also has strong support from our All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years’ nominations predictions: 19 of them think he’ll be nominated while 2 believe he’ll win.
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