From HGTV to Harmony!
Suzanne Whang, the host of House Hunters on HGTV portrays the recurring role of "The Receptionist" in a doctor's office on Passions beginning on Friday, August 15 2003.
Suzanne is currently hosting her fourth season of House Hunters on HGTV and recently signed on for an additional two years. Most recently Suzanne performed in the Boston International Comedy Festival, where she brought down the house in a roaring success. She has also just wrapped filming The Untitled John Hamburg Project with Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston.
Suzanne was recipient of the BEST UP & COMING COMEDIAN of 2002 Award at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival for her outrageous stand-up comedy act. She is currently writing a one woman show and a "mockumentary" based on the character she created for her stand-up alter ego Sung Hee Park.
Previously, she appeared as Dick Clark's co-host on TV Censored Bloopers for NBC, while concurrently co-hosting New Attitudes on Lifetime Television. She was also a field reporter/fill in co-host for FOX After Breakfast.
She was the host of Homes of Our Heritage: Great American Women, Blitz Build 2000 and Homes of Pasadena on HGTV Network and Breakfast Time, Personal FX and The Pet Department on the FX cable network. Suzanne received a NAMIC Award nomination for her work on Breakfast Time. She has also been red carpet host for An Evening at the Academy Awards on ABC.
Suzanne is also an accomplished actor. She has appeared in numerous television shows, including co-starring roles on The Practice, Robbery Homicide Division, NYPD Blue, Strong Medicine, Norm, The Chronicle and 18 Wheels of Justice and a guest starring role on V.I.P. Her feature film credits include Housesitter with Steve Martin and the upcoming Twice as Dead and Date or Disaster. Suzanne also starred in Seoul Mates, winner of the Audience Award and Best Acting Award at the Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Festival. Suzanne has appeared in many regional theater productions and hundreds of commercials and industrials.
She is a graduate of the acting program at William Esper Studio in New York City and is currently studying with Milton Katselas in the advanced class at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Suzanne is a graduate of Yale University with a B.A. in Psychology and holds a Master's Degree in Cognitive Psychology from Brown University.
Dax Griffin Heads to Pine Valley!
Fresh off a cameo stint on Passions, the Sunset Beach alum, Dax Griffin is crossing coasts for a recurring role on All My Children. Griffin will play Justin McCoy, a hot shot lawyer who's turned down several offers to work with Pine Valley's legal eagle, Jackson Montgomery.
"We took this risk because it is so difficult to get into daytime now," says Griffin's manager, Michael Bruno. "But I believe Dax will become a permanent fixture [at AMC] very quickly. He's an amazing actor, and he could become the next big star for ABC [daytime]."
Griffin first airs on Aug. 15. Also, joining the cast at AMC is Guiding Light alum Peter Hermann (ex-Michael) who makes his return to daytime as attorney Wayne Kabak. Look for the actor to premiere Aug. 22.
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