Ed Bauer
Peter Simon as Ed Bauer
Guiding Light
Portrayed by: Unknown actors (1955-1958)
Pat Collins (1958-1961)
Robert Gentry (1966-1969 & 1997-1998)
Mart Hulswit (1969-1981)
Peter Simon (1981-1984, 1986-1996, 2002-2004 & 2009)
Richard Van Vleet (1984-1986)
Duration: 1955-1961, 1966-1996, 1997-1998, 2002-2004 & 2009
First appearance: December 31, 1954
Last appearance: September 17, 2009
Cause/reason: Series finale
Created by: Irna Phillips
Family: Bauer family
Gender: Male
Born: December 31, 1941
(originally December 31, 1954)
Occupation: Doctor
Residence: Unknown
Parents: William "Bill" Bauer Sr.
(father, deceased)
Bertha "Bert" Miller
(mother, deceased)
Siblings: Michael "Mike" Bauer
Hillary Bauer
(paternal half-sister, deceased)
Marital status: Holly Norris
(dating; 09/2009-)
Past marriage(s): Leslie Jackson
(divorced; 1967-1970)
Holly Norris
(divorced; 1973-1976)
Rita Stapleton
(divorced; 1978-1981)
Maureen Reardon
(dissolved; 1983-1993)
Children: Frederick "Rick" Bauer
(son, with Leslie)
Unnamed child
(son, with Rita, deceased)
Unnamed child
(sex unknown, with Maureen, deceased)
Michelle Bauer
(daughter, with Claire, adopted by Maureen)
Grandchildren: Jude Cooper Bauer
(grandson, via Rick)
Leah Bauer
(granddaughter, via Rick)
Robert "Robbie" Santos
(grandson, via Michelle)
Hope Santos
(granddaughter, via Michelle)
Grandparents: Frederich Bauer
(paternal grandfather, deceased)
Unknown woman
(paternal grandmother, deceased)
Unknown man
(maternal grandfather, deceased)
Elsie Miller
(maternal grandmother, deceased)
Aunts and uncles: Meta Bauer
(paternal aunt, deceased)
Gertrude "Trudy" Bauer
(paternal aunt)
Nieces and nephews: Hope Bauer
Alan-Michael Spaulding
First cousins: Charles "Chuckie" White
(paternal cousin, deceased)
Romances: Janet Mason
Vanessa Chamberlain
Claire Ramsey
(affair/one night stand)
Holly Norris
Lillian Raines
(affair/one night stand)
Holly Norris
Eve Guthrie
(dated/engaged, deceased)
Holly Norris
Holly Norris

Dr. William "Ed" Bauer Jr. is a fictional character on the CBS daytime soap opera Guiding Light.

Actor History:Edit

  • Pat Collins (1958-1961)
  • Robert Gentry (04/1966-04/1969 & 09/1997-07/1998)
  • Mart Hulswit (09/1969-08/1981)
  • Peter Simon (09/1981-09/1984, 04/1986-06/1996, 02/2002-05/2004 & 06/2009-09/2009)
  • Richard van Vleet (09/1984-03/1986)

Other Information:Edit

  • William Edward Bauer Jr. (full name)

Character History:Edit

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