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Judith Chapman


Portrayed Gloria Bardwell in the soap opera The Youthful as well as the Restless and made an appearance on Ryan’s Wish. She produced her tv debut in 1975 playing Natalie Bannon Hughes on As the Globe Transforms. She and her hubby spend their leisure time hosting supper celebrations for deploying and coming back Marines and their own families. She wedded Nelian Tyree in 1984. She was in the Youthful as well as the Restless with Eric Braeden.

Quick Facts

Full Name Judith Chapman
Date Of Birth November 15, 1951
Place Of Birth Greenville, SC
Profession TV Actress
Nationality American
Parents Leland C. Shepard Jr.
Siblings Patty Shepard
Movies Saugatuck Cures, 28 Days, Night of the Running Man, Mortal Fear, Scorpio One, Fire on the Amazon, Dead Space, And God Created Woman, Frankie and Johnny, Scalpel, Chameleons, Desire, Farrell for the People, Inmates: A Love Story
TV Shows Ryan's Hope, The Young and the Restless
Star Sign Scorpio

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1Sister-in-law of Manuel de Blas.
2Spends some of her free time hosting dinner parties for deploying (and returning) Marines and their families at her and her husband's restaurant in Palm Springs.
3Her father was US Air Force Brigadier General Leland C. Shepard Jr., a pilot who eventually became deputy chief of staff for personnel for the Military Airlift Command.
4Hard drinking Vivien Leigh impersonator in San Diego production of "Orson's Shadow".
5Took a 14-year sabbatical from Hollywood, sold her L.A. home and moved to Palm Springs before returning to get the coveted role of scheming "Gloria Fisher Abbott" in The Young and the Restless (1973), replacing actress Joan Van Ark.
6Taught acting at the College of the Desert in Palm Springs and directed and acted there in local theater.
7Also teaches yoga.
8Trim, glamorous, crystal-eyed American actress known for villainess roles in daytime soaps. Has graced a number of programs since the late 1970s: As the World Turns (1956), Ryan's Hope (1975), General Hospital (1963), One Life to Live (1968) and Days of Our Lives (1965).
9Younger sister of actress Patty Shepard.



Saugatuck Cures2015Maggie Callaghan
The Young and the Restless2005-2015TV SeriesGloria Fisher Abbott / Gloria Bardwell / Gloria Abbott / ...
The Bold and the Beautiful2014TV SeriesGloria Fisher Bardwell
Liz & Dick2012TV MovieBel-Air Socialite
The Sweetest Thing2002Judy's Mother
28 Days2000Deirdre in Soap Opera Cast
Silk Stalkings1992-1999TV SeriesMrs. Moncrief / Marcia Travers / Victoria Reynolds / ...
Scorpio One1998Gibson
Night of the Running Man1995Roz Chambers
Mortal Fear1994TV Movie
Fire on the Amazon1993Sandra
Dark Justice1992TV Series
Murder, She Wrote1987-1992TV SeriesHarriet Simmons Wooster / Karen Davies / Dr. Jayne Honig
Matlock1991TV SeriesMiss Radovich
Dead Space1991Dr. Emily Stote
Days of Our Lives1990TV SeriesAnjelica Deveraux
Chameleons1989TV MovieLainie Roberts
In the Heat of the Night1989TV SeriesCharlotte Sinclaire
And God Created Woman1988Alexandra Tiernan
The Law and Harry McGraw1988TV SeriesAudrey Stivic
MacGyver1988TV SeriesDr. Sandra Millhouse
Stingray1987TV SeriesCarla
Outlaws1987TV Series
Highway to Heaven1987TV SeriesGail Hall
General Hospital1985TV SeriesGinny Blake Webber
Remington Steele1983TV SeriesSamantha Donahue
Trapper John, M.D.1983TV SeriesDr. Robin Yaeger
The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair1983TV MovieZ-65
Simon & Simon1983TV SeriesDenise Carroll
The Fall Guy1981-1983TV SeriesKay Faulkner
Desire1982/IJulie Seaver
Knight Rider1982TV SeriesLinda Elliott
Farrell for the People1982TV MovieVictoria Walton-Mason
Darkroom1982TV SeriesPamela
McClain's Law1982TV Series
Fitz and Bones1981TV SeriesClementine
Magnum, P.I.1981TV SeriesSara Clifford Lisa Page Louise DeBolt Jackson
The Five of Me1981TV MovieSally
The Love Boat1981TV SeriesNancy Atwell
Inmates: A Love Story1981TV MovieLeslie
Flamingo Road1981TV SeriesTerry Walker
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1980TV SeriesPeggy Wilson
Galactica 19801980TV SeriesAngela
Beyond Westworld1980TV SeriesLaura Garvey
Family1980TV SeriesJo Hamlin
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1980TV SeriesLara Teasian
B.J. and the Bear1980TV SeriesPamela Gerard
The Incredible Hulk1980TV SeriesNancy
Nick and the Dobermans1980TV MovieBarbara Gayton
The Paper Chase1979TV SeriesAmelia Hutton
Barnaby Jones1978TV SeriesRita Lockwood
Fantasy Island1978TV SeriesEvelyn Wallace
False Face1977Heather / Jane
Kojak1976TV SeriesGretchen Hodges
Ryan's Hope1975TV SeriesCharlotte Greer (1983)
One Life to Live1968TV SeriesSandra Montaigne (1987)
Up the MacGregors1967Dundalks Donovan (as Judith Shepard)
As the World Turns1956TV SeriesNatalie Bannon Hughes #1 (1975-1978)



The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
78th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2009TV MovieHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
SoapTalk2006TV SeriesHerself
Hello Paradise2004-2005TV SeriesHerself
Family Feud1985TV SeriesHerself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting Actress - Daytime DramaThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Leading Role on a Daytime SerialGeneral Hospital (1963)

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1It seems that so many soaps seem to try to follow trends and are getting away from what soap operas have always been about: family, love, sex, illegitimate children, divorces and adultery. They have gotten into these strange story lines about bringing people back from the dead and supernatural phenomena, trying to find an audience.
2I left [Hollywood] in 1991. I was starting to reach that age where roles were getting harder to get, but even more than that, I lost my passion for it. I remember once saying that if acting stops being fun, please give me the good sense to do something else.

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