Christopher Bernau was a truly wonderful actor. By the time I started watching Guiding Light, his character, Alan Spaulding was a full fledged bad guy and the man you loved to hate on the show. He simply out-classed many of the other actors on the show. He had a commanding voice and movie star good looks, although I know now that he felt he was only "average looking". He is the standard by which all millionaire mogul characters on soaps should be judged.
Christopher died when he was only in his 40s so we never got to see him reach his full potential, but I'm willing to bet any role he would have played would have been with the same style and flair with which he played Alan Spaulding.