John Bolger

John Bolger


2/26/1954, New York City, New York, USA

Birth Name

John Edward Bolger


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John Bolger originated the role of One Life to Live's John Sykes, a tough but compassionate police detective, in the spring of 1998.

John grew up in Jamaica, Queens and went on to play middle linebacker for Bucknell University's football team. After graduating with a fine arts



Trivia and Quotes

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  • Quotes

    • John: (recalling an enounter with a Guiding Light fan) I was at the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and someone said to me, 'You know, I like Grant [Aleksander, the original Phillip] so much better than you!'

    • John: (about working on Guiding Light) More than anything I have just good memories of wacky people having a great time. We did a remote when Kurt and Mindy got married, and I had to spend two days upstate with all these crazy people from the show.

  • I love John Bolger and thoroughly enjoy his work. I think he's been overlooked in the acting world and he could be such an asset to television, film, theater, anything, he just needs the opportunity. I hope to see John showing off his talents very soon!moreless

    First wanted to point out that, even though it is very confusing, John is no longer on "One Life to Live". There is a new character named John, who also happens to be a detective (why would they do such a thing?!) but he is played by Michael Easton not John Bolger to my great disappointment. On the main page for John Bolger it says that he last aired on OLTL in June, 2005 but that was John McBain, not John Sykes. John Sykes and Rae Cummings (played by John Bolger & Linda Dano) were the best soap couple I've ever seen and I wish so much they wouldn't have ended! John Bolger is a gorgeous, sweet, tender, talented man and I sure hope he gets some good opportunities in the future! I'd love for him to grace my television again soon! The Viagra commercials were good but I'd like a little more!moreless