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Ed Bauer (October 1981 to October 1984; March 1986 to June 21, 1996; May 9, 2002 to May 14, 2004; June 23, 2009 to September 18, 2009)
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Peter Simon rejoined the cast of Guiding Light as Ed Bauer in May 2002 after a six-year absence. Simon began his career studying at the Exeter Academy and graduating from Williams College in Williamstown, MA. After graduation, Simon joined a professional repertory theater company at Purdue University.

After spending a season at the Barn Theater in Michigan, Simon moved back to New York where he appeared in numerous theater productions. In addition to his theater work, he made a name for himself on daytime television having appeared in Search for Tomorrow, As the World Turns, and Guiding Light.

Simon resides in New York City with his wife, Courtney Sherman, who worked as a script editor for As the World Turns and a writer for Santa Barbara. The couple, who have five children between them, reside in New York. In addition to acting, Simon is also a playwright.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION

Guiding Light
Ed Bauer #4
October 1981 to October 1984; March 1986 to June 21, 1996; May 9, 2002 to May 14, 2004; June 23, 2009 to September 18, 2009

The Cradle Will Fall
Dr. Ed Bauer
1983

As the World Turns
Ian McFarland
1979

Search for Tomorrow
Scott Phillips #1
1969-1977

Acting Portfolio: THEATRE
Romeo and Juliet
The Homecoming

Night Must Fall
at Purdue University

Kicking the Castle Down
P.S., Your Cat is Dead
Off-Broadway

The Happiness Cage

Cathedral of Chartres

Twelfth Night
at the New York Shakespeare Festival

Awards & Acclaim


Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (1994)

Soap Opera Digest Awards Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (1993, 1994, 1995)
Vital Statistics


PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
DATE OF BIRTH: September 27, 1943
HAIR: Brown
EYES: Brown
MARITAL STATUS: Married to Courtney Sherman, who costared with him on Search for Tomorrow, since June 1975. Sherman uses the name Courtney Simon as an acting credit.
ALMA MATER: Williams College in Williamstown, MA
CHILDREN: Five between him and his wife
News Archives

News Archive: Sources say GL is courting Peter Simon. [Feb 19, 2002]
News Archive: Peter Simon opts out, declining to go on recurring status. [Mar 29, 2004]
News Archive: Peter Simon is the latest vet to return for GL's final days. [Jun 1, 2009]
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