John Conboy

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John Conboy is an American soap opera producer.


Conboy is best known for bringing glamorous production values to a show soon after he is hired, such as adding elaborate sets, dimming the lighting, hiring beautiful young actors, and using unique camera angles. These things broke ground on soap operas in the 1970s when Conboy was executive producer of The Young and the Restless.

In 1982 Conboy left The Young and the Restless and became executive producer of the newly created CBS soap opera Capitol. He served as the show's executive producer until the series was cancelled in 1987.

During the last few years of Capitol, he created Casino which was set in Las Vegas. It was not picked up.

Conboy was hired as executive producer of the NBC Daytime soap opera Santa Barbara in 1990; however, the show's ratings did not improve, and he was let go in 1992.

After being out of daytime television for a decade, Conboy was hired as executive producer of the longest-running program in broadcast history, Guiding Light, in late 2002. The show's ratings continued to drop, though, and after a little over a year, Conboy was fired in early 2004.

Positions held[edit]


Guiding Light

Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

Santa Barbara

The Young and the Restless

The ABC Afternoon Playbreak: "The Other Woman"

After Hours: From Janice, John, Mary and Michael, with Love

After Hours: Singin', Swingin' and All That Jazz

The Solitary Man (directed by John Llewellyn Moxey & written by Jim Byrnes)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Awards



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