Since debuting as Abe Carver on “Days of Our Lives” in the early 1980s, James Reynolds has made quite the life for himself. The actor branched out in his career a bit by appearing in movies such as “Hotline,” as well as TV shows like “227,” Seinfeld,” and “Generations,” which earned him a Daytime Emmy nomination in 1991 (via Bing). He’s also been nominated for three Daytime Emmys for his work on “DOOL” over the years, winning once in 2018.
In 1986, Reynolds married his wife Lissa Layng, an actress known for her work in “Night of the Comet,” “Say Yes,” and “Whose Life Is It Anyway?” Together, they have been dedicated to public service. Each year, according to TV Fanatic, he hosts a Bowl-a-thon that benefits the National Asthma Center. In addition, Reynolds and his wife own and operate the Fremont Centre Theatre in Pasadena.
As a native of Kansas, he was also honored by his home state when the historical society named him as one of the most famous Kansans, a list that includes the likes of President Dwight Eisenhower and Amelia Earhart.
It seems that like his character, Abe, Reynolds is a very productive and important member of his community, as well as beloved by his fans.