Since first appearing as police captain Abe Carver on the daytime drama “Days of Our Lives” in 1981, James Reynolds has amassed awards for both his acting prowess and for his service to the community.
In 1990, while part of the cast of the daytime drama “Generations, James was rewarded for his commanding portrayal with an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Weeks after being “killed off” in 2003 by Days of Our Lives, Reynolds received a NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Actor in a Daytime Drama for his role, followed by a 2004 Daytime Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama.
Last year, James Reynolds was honored by the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP Veteran Affairs and Armed Services Committee for his contributions to the Unites States Armed Forces and this year he was named Chairman of the Department of Veterans Affairs 2009 National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans. As the spokesperson for more than 131,000 volunteers serving veterans at VA facilities, he led a national week of recognition encouraging the public to visit and honor hospitalized veterans.
One of Reynolds’ greatest honors was being added to the Kansas Historical Society’s list of famous Kansans. The list includes such notables as President Dwight Eisenhower, Amelia Earhart, Langston Hughes, Barry Sanders and many others. Another honor came in 2003 when Reynolds was awarded the Heroes and Legends TV/Film Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions made in the entertainment industry. He has also received kudos from the Soap Chat Viewers Choice Awards when he was voted “Outstanding Supporting Actor.”