The Men of Dynasty
John James is a television veteran. First appearing in the daytime drama Search for Tomorrow in the late 1970s, John was approached to audition for the role of Jeff Colby in a television pilot called Oil starring George Peppard and Linda Evans. Peppard proved too difficult to work with, so ABC enlisted John Forsythe to portray Blake Carrington, changed the name to Dynasty, and thus began a lifetime of recognition for John James. His success on Dynasty would spawn a spin-off named The Colbys, which ran for two seasons before being merged in with Dynasty's final years. He returned two years after the end of the series to appear in Dynasty: The Reunion.
Following his Dynasty run, the Golden Globe-nominated actor returned to daytime television with roles in As the World Turns and All My Children. When he's not acting, you can usually find him behind the camera, having produced Illegal Aliens in 2007, Addicted to Fame in 2009, and Axcellerator in 2016. John's latest acting role is as President Joe Biden in My Son Hunter.
Like John James, Jack's television career began in daytime, playing Jack Kositchek, "The Salem Strangler", on Days of our Lives. In 1982, Jack joined the cast of Dynasty as Steven Carrington, replacing Al Corley, who in classic soap tradition, due to scheduling conflicts, re-replaced Jack for the Dynasty reunion movie.
Jack's other television credits include series regulars on Nightmare Cafe, Kingdom Hospital, Oh Baby, Heroes, and Heroes Reborn. He was nominated for best actor for his part in Heroes by the Monte Carlo Television Festival in 2008. Jack has recurred on several series including The Vampire Diaries, Burn Notice, Scandal, and Chicago PD, and is well known for playing two very different Senators; the bungling home-wrecking (State) Senator Robert Lipton on The Office, and the murderous Senator William Bracken on Castle.
Jack has performed both on Broadway and Off. He received a LA Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in Bouncers, and was nominated for another for his performance in Stand-Up Tragedy at the Mark Taper Forum.
Beginning his television career in the Canadian serial High Hopes, Gordon landed his first American role in the daytime drama Ryan's Hope. He would stay until 1982, when he was cast as Adam Carrington a.k.a. attorney Michael Torrance in Dynasty. Gordon would remain with the series until the last episode.
Following his run in Dynasty, Gordon was quickly snatched up by the new daytime drama Santa Barbara. His daytime commitment kept him from reprising the role of Adam in Dynasty: The Reunion. When Santa Barbara wrapped production, Gordon went on to roles in The Young and the Restless, Passions, and Sunset Beach. In 2006, he had a role in Poseidon (remake of The Poseidon Adventure) as well as the Academy Award-nominated film Little Miss Sunshine. From 2011-2014, Gordon appeared in a web-based series called DeVanity, and in 2015 starred in the series Winterthorne. His most recent and most exciting job was the title role in The Liberator.