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

  • Executive Producer (1982–1987)

Guiding Light
  • Executive Producer (December 26 2002 - March 15, 2004)

Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
  • Producer (1970-1973)

Santa Barbara
  • Executive Producer (July 1991 - December 1991)

The Young and the Restless
  • Executive Producer (March 26, 1973 - February 1982)

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