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Scott Bryce, the actor who held down the role of Craig from 1982 through 1994, returned to the show this week and is already taping scenes. Insiders say that Bryce was the show's first choice when execs made the decision to recast Craig last year. However, with Bryce unavailable the show opted for newcomer Jeffrey Meek.
While Meek had the difficult task of following the much-loved Block in the role, in recent weeks fans have warmed up to the actor. Soap Central has learned that Meek taped his final As the World Turns scenes on February 23rd.
"We're very excited to have Scott Bryce back on As the World Turns. He brings with him an invaluable understanding of Craig and the character's rich history," said Christopher Goutman, the show's executive producer, in a statement.
Since leaving As the World Turns, Bryce, a two-time Daytime Emmy nominee, has found many ways to keep busy. The actor opened a three-camera television studio in an old vaudeville theater in Connecticut. Bryce has also made numerous guest starring appearances in primetime, including roles on ER, Law & Order, Reba and Sex and the City. In addition, the actor appeared as Dr. Crosby in a handful of episodes of ABC's One Life to Live in March 2006.
Meek will last air on April 2nd. Bryce will make his on-air return on April 10th.