I didn’t even know his name.
Every time I saw him in his more recent television work on Homeland and The Good Wife, or in films like The Box or Baby Mama, I always thought —
“Look — there’s Bradley Raines.“
Raines was the first role that I ever saw Rebhorn portray. Way back in 1984. On my favorite soap of all time, The Guiding Light.
Bradley Raines was not a good guy. A security guard for Spaulding Enterprises in Springfield, he blackmailed his boss. He beat his wife and raped his stepdaughter. He eventually was thrown into prison and later a psychiatric hospital.
Raines was a soap character that you loved to hate…and Guiding Light kept bringing him back for seven years. Rebhorn was creepy good.
I’ll miss Bradley Raines.