|Name Frank Runyeon||Role Actor|
|Born August 23, 1953 (age 69) (1953-08-23) Cleveland, Ohio|
Spouse(s) Annie Runyeon (1980–present)
Education General Theological Seminary, Princeton University, Fuller Theological Seminary
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Frank Runyeon (born August 23, 1953, Cleveland, Ohio, USA) is an American actor most notably recognized for starring opposite Meg Ryan as Steve Andropoulos on CBS's As the World Turns from 1980 to 1987. In recent years he has also become a nationally recognized translator and performer of one-man plays of Scripture.
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After leaving CBS, Runyeon starred as Michael Donnelly on NBC's soap opera Santa Barbara from 1988 to 1991. He appeared as Simon Romero on ABC's soap General Hospital in 1992, and as Ed McClain on Another World in 1994 and a short appearance as Angel on The Young and the Restless. He has also guest-starred on numerous prime-time television shows, including LA Law, Falcon Crest, and Melrose Place. He starred as Detective Marty Lowery in the feature film, Sudden Death.
Runyeon took a sabbatical from Hollywood in the early 90's to go to seminary. A graduate of Princeton University (in 1975), he studied at Fuller Seminary and Yale Divinity School before receiving his Masters, with honors, from General Theological Seminary in New York in 1994. Since then, he has translated and adapted six different texts from the New Testament for performance as one-man shows: AFRAID: The Gospel of Mark, SIGNS: The Gospel of John, SERMON ON THE MOUNT, LUKE: Stories on the Road, THE LETTER OF JAMES, and a comedy, THE 3½ STORIES OF CHRISTMAS. He has performed in over 2,000 churches of all denominations in 47 states over the past 20 years.
Runyeon also frequently speaks about the media. His humorous talk "Hollywood vs Faith: The Struggle to Live Faithfully in the Media Age" has been popular at schools and churches throughout the country. He encourages his audience to enjoy what is good in the media, without believing too much in the world of Hollywood. He was a featured speaker on the subject of the mass media at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University in 2000.
He is currently writing a book, ESCAPE FROM HOLLYWOOD: An Actor's Journey to Faith.
Frank has been married to his wife, Annie, for thirty years. They have three children.