Kim Zimmer Bio

(Echo, OLTL)

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BIRTHDATE: February 2
BIRTHPLACE: Grand Rapids, Michigan
MARITAL STATUS: Zimmer has been married to A.C. Weary (ex-Gary, THE EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-Dick, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) since 1981.
CHILDREN: She and A.C. have three children: RachelMax and Jake (who played Luke on ATWT in 2005)

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kim Zimmer studied acting at nearby Hope College and continued her training at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Zimmer began her long career in daytime television playing a terrorist on ONE LIFE TO LIVE and also made pit stops on THE DOCTORS, where she met and fell in love with husband A.C. Weary, and SANTA BARBARA during her long daytime career. Zimmer remains most recognized for her role as GUIDING LIGHT's Reva Shayne, which she created in 1983. At GL, Zimmer has taken center stage during some of the most outlandish plots in daytime history, including Reva’s Amish country adventures and a stint as her own clone.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. She still takes public transportation.
  2. She has performed her own nightclub act.
  3. Her first French kiss was with a neighbor named Brad who had a glass eye.
  4. She enjoys vacationing in Tahiti and Taos, New Mexico.
  5. Alec Baldwin, her former THE DOCTORS co-star, gave her a shout-out during a 2006 episode of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.
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Kim Zimmer
SOAP ALUMS IN FILMS OPENING TODAY:   Oct 24, 2014

If you’re heading to the movies this weekend, see ones starring your favorite soap alums. Mark...

KIM ZIMMER ON NEW FILM ROLE   Oct 20, 2014

Kim Zimmer (ex-Reva, GL; ex-Echo, OLTL) stars as Mary Freeman, mom to Mark...

Soap Classics Releases Reva Shayne Collection   Feb 10, 2012

GUIDING LIGHT fans have another reason to love Soapclassics.com, which has announced the release of its newest...

Zimmer Hopes Her "Boat" Floats   Apr 27, 2011

The hilariously spirited series STEAMBOAT continues to plow through the Web's waters, having quenched its...

Zimmer And Newman Reunite   Apr 4, 2011

Kim Zimmer (Echo, OLTL; ex-Reva, GL) and Robert Newman (ex-Josh, GL) will reunite...

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Other Roles

TV Roles
MODELS, INC (Joan, 1994-'95)
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF VONNIE (Vonnie Rickman, 1994)
HELL HATH NO FURY (Marlene, 1991)
MACGYVER (Lt. Kate Murphy, 1989-'90)
DESIGNING WOMEN (Mavis, 1989)

Film Roles
Body Heat (Mary Ann, 1981)


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