Winterthorne has tapped Kevin Spirtas to play Dominic Delacort. The character is described as a major player within the family. He has been charged by the Winterthorne women to train their husbands and future husbands in the art of making candy. There is a sense of wonder within him alongside a sense of true bitterness for being controlled by them.
“Kevin is a wonderful actor,” says series creator and Emmy-nominee, Michael Caruso, “And I think what struck me about him as perfect for the part of Dominic is the sense of mischievousness he possesses. Dominic is a character that has been put in a very specific position of power by the Winterthorne women, and yet he’s powerless at the same time and we really see him struggle with that.”
“Kevin is not only a delightful person, but an incredibly talented actor,” adds series star Martha Madison, “I loved watching him play the devious character of Craig Wesley on Days! He made it fun to root for the bad guy!”
Spirtas, a 30 year veteran actor of Broadway, film, and television, is best known to millions around the world as television’s dashing Dr. Craig Wesley on NBC’s Emmy Award Winning drama, Days of Our Lives. Spirtas began his career at the age of 18 when he landed his first professional job as Mike (“I Can Do That”) Costa, in Michael Bennett’s Broadway seminal musical, A Chorus Line. Spirtas has also starred on Broadway and Regional tours including: Hairspray, Meet Me In St. Louis, Company, Damn Yankees, and Into The Woods. A tribute to Spirtas’ high-octane talent came when he was cast (over hundreds) as the stand-by for Hugh Jackman in Broadway’s smash hit musical, The Boy From Oz.
Spirtas has starred in the films Embrace the Darkness, Striking Resemblance, and Green Plaid Shirt. Spirtas has been featured opposite Sir Ian McKellen in Bryan Singer’s Apt Pupil, Ben Affleck in Mark Steven Johnson’s director’s cut of Daredevil and Olympia Dukakis in the movie made for television, A Match Made in Heaven. Spirtas can also be seen in those fantastic cult classic slasher sequels Friday the 13th VII, Subspecies II, and Subspecies III, Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes II, and Albino Farm.
While continuing his work in film and television, Spirtas also tours the world with his highly acclaimed one-man musical shows Night & DAYS and Let There Be Love. Spirtas is also a Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award Nominated Producer. Making his debut as a Broadway producer with the critically acclaimed revival of Finian’s Rainbow and the Tony Award winning hit Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. For more go to: www.kevinspirtas.com
Winterthorne begins three weeks of production in late March, both in and outside of the Los Angeles area. Spirtas joins previously announced cast members Martha Madison (Days of Our Lives), Michael Caruso (DeVanity), Linda Gray (Dallas), Kathleen Gati (General Hospital), Kirsten Storms (General Hospital), John-Paul Lavoisier (One Life To Live), Gordon Thomson (Dynasty, Santa Barbara) and Josh Thrower (90210, The Young and the Restless).
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