Hallmark Movie Stars: Where You Can See Candace Cameron Bure And Others Next
Let's not beat around the lovey-dovey bush, OK, people? While we all love Hallmark movies and their HEAs and sweet romances, sometimes you don't want to watch just any old love story. Sometimes you want to become enveloped in a story with one (or two) of your favorite actors, and Hallmark has plenty of mainstays to go around. While some Hallmark movie stars, like former Fuller House actress Candace Cameron Bure, tend to be in multiple movies on the network a year, others only pop up every now and then, making fans of their movies cherish those appearances even more.
Whatever the status of your most beloved Hallmark movie stars, you probably want to see them as much as possible, so we've taken some of the most visible of their ilk and put together a list of where you can see each of them next, including upcoming Hallmark movies. Get ready to fill out your viewing schedule!
Candace Cameron Bure
If would be fair to call this Full House star one of the queens of Hallmark movies, seeing as how Candace Cameron Bure has been working with the channel since 2008, and has done at least a movie a year since 2014. Cameron Bure has starred in eight Hallmark Christmas movies during that time (even though it still makes her nervous), including Let It Snow, A Christmas Detour, Switched for Christmas (she played twins!) and, most recently, If I Only Had Christmas. She's also appeared in TV shows and films like That's So Raven, Make It or Break It, Finding Normal, and the aforementioned Fuller House.
Candace Cameron Bure also branched out to star in her own series of films for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and fans can next see her stepping in to her eponymous role in Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Til Death Do Us Part, which premieres on June 13 at 8 p.m. EST, and Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Honeymoon, Honeymurder, with that film set to air at a later date in 2021.
Luke Macfarlane is another familiar face which will be known to plenty, even if you don't spend most of your days binging Hallmark movies. The actor made his screen debut in the Liam Neeson / Laura Linney starring film Kinsey in 2004, and has had major roles in a number of TV shows since, including Brothers & Sisters, Smash, Supergirl, Mercy Street, The Night Shift, and wrapped a five-season stint starring in the Syfy series, Killjoys, in 2019. He's also been in a number of Hallmark movies over the years, having starred in The Memory Book, Christmas Land, The Mistletoe Promise, The Birthday Wish, A Shoe Addict's Christmas (where he co-starred with Candace Cameron Bure), and Taking a Shot at Love from early 2021, among many others.
Macfarlane will next be seen in one of Netflix's upcoming holiday romantic comedies, Single All the Way, which comes from Michael Mayer, the Tony winning director of the hit Broadway musical, Spring Awakening.
He may have gotten his start as a ballet dancer, but Will Kemp has made an impressive career for himself on the big and small screen in the past 20 years. Kemp has appeared in Van Helsing, Step Up 2: The Streets, 90210, and Doom Patrol, but also had major roles in The CW's Reign, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, and the 2020 Netflix ice skating drama Spinning Out. The actor has made a strong showing in Hallmark movies over the years, starting with Royal Matchmaker in 2018, and racking up additional favorites like Love, Romance, & Chocolate, and Christmas Waltz, starring in those last two with Lacey Chabert.
Next, Will Kemp will be seen in the highly anticipated Netflix holiday movie The Princess Switch 3, which should arrive later this year, and Barbarians, which also stars Game of Thrones alum Iwan Rheon.
Holly Robinson Peete
If you don't know the name Holly Robinson Peete, I'm going to just assume you haven't watched TV since at least 1987, when she made her debut (as an adult, anyway) on the incredibly popular young-cops-pretending-to-be-teenagers TV drama, 21 Jump Street. After five seasons there, Robinson Peete starred as Diana Ross in the TV mini-series The Jacksons: An American Dream, starred on Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (which also ran for five seasons), One on One, For Your Love, and other series. She's also had recurring roles on Mike & Molly, Chicago Fire, and just wrapped a stint on American Housewife earlier this year.
Robinson Peete has been a staple on Hallmark since Angel of Christmas in 2015, and has gone on to star in films like the Christmas in Evergreen franchise (there have been four movies), A Family Christmas Gift, and The Christmas Doctor. She's also starred in Morning Show Mysteries for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries since 2018. Holly Robinson Peete will next be seen in Runnin' with Johnson, which doesn't have a release date yet.
Bethany Joy Lenz
You will probably recognize Bethany Joy Lenz from her long stint on the teen soap One Tree Hill, but she is yet another Hallmark movie star who's been around for many years and has appeared in a number of different projects. Before making the fictional town of Tree Hill, North Carolina her home for nine seasons, Lenz starred on the daytime soap Guiding Light for two years, and went on to lend her talents to shows and movies such as Charmed, Felicity, Bring It On: Again, Grey's Anatomy, and CSI. She's also had larger roles in Dexter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Colony, and Pearson.
Bethany Joy Lenz has become a staple on Hallmark, having starred in several films for the network since 2014's The Christmas Secret. She's also starred in Royal Matchmaker, Bottled with Love, A Valentine's Match, Just My Type and, most recently, Five Star Christmas. Lenz will next be seen in the horror film So Cold the River, which is currently filming.
Kristoffer Polaha is also going to be very familiar to many, whether you've seen his many outings as a Hallmark movie star or not. With 66 credits under his belt in the past two decades, Polaha has been in a number of TV shows and movies. After getting his on-screen start in an episode of Angel, he played John F. Kennedy Jr. a couple of years later in the TV movie, America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story, and went on to appear in shows like Tru Calling, North Shore, House, CSI: Miami, Bones, Ringer, Backstrom, and, more recently, Designated Survivor, Ballers, and The Good Doctor. Last year, Polaha was seen in a small, but very important part, in Wonder Woman 1984.
Polaha has starred in a number of films for Hallmark, including Dater's Handbook (with Meghan Markle), Small Town Christmas, Double Holiday, Rocky Mountain Christmas, and the Mystery 101 series for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Kristoffer Polaha will next be seen in Dare to Be Greater and Jurassic World: Dominion, which is due out in 2022.
Rukiya Bernard has been a smaller presence on Hallmark over the years than some of the others on this list, but she's been in movies for the network since 2008's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, so you'll likely recognize her face, if not her name. Bernard has also been in a number of other television shows and big screen outings since 1999, including Relic Hunter, Eureka, The L Word, Tooth Fairy, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Stargate Universe, The Cabin in the Woods, Supernatural, and The Magicians. She's a recurring guest star on The CW's Nancy Drew, and was a series regular on Van Helsing.
For Hallmark, Rukiya Bernard has also appeared in Debbie Macomber’s Dashing Through the Snow, The Gourmet Detective, and Hearts of Winter, but is probably best known for the One Winter Weekend franchise, currently comprised of three films, and 2020's Christmas in Evergreen: Bells Are Ringing. Next, Bernard will be seen in Zero Contact with Anthony Hopkins.
Certainly, you'll know both the name and face of Lacey Chabert. She came to prominence as a child on Fox's Party of Five, and quickly turned that starring role into film work in movies like Lost in Space, Not Another Teen Movie, Daddy Day Care, and was part of the Mean Girls cast. Chabert has also appeared on TV shows such as All My Children, Hercules, and The Drew Carey Show, while lending her distinctive voice to animated series like The Wild Thornberrys, Bratz, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Young Justice, and Family Guy.
Chabert has starred in many Hallmark movies over the years, including Matchmaker Santa, A Royal Christmas, Moonlight in Vermont, and the All of My Heart franchise, which currently includes three movies and where she stars with her Crossword Mysteries co-star, Brennan Elliott. She will soon be seen in Acre Beyond the Rye.
Chad Michael Murray
This relative newcomer to Hallmark movies has been quite busy as of late, and is making good use of his time on screen with the network. Chad Michael Murray is probably most recognizable to fans of One Tree Hill, where he starred (with Bethany Joy Lenz) for most of the show's nine seasons. But, Murray has had plenty of other well-known roles in the past twenty years, including on Gilmore Girls, Dawson's Creek, Agent Carter, Sun Records, Star, and Riverdale. In addition, he's been in films like Freaky Friday, A Cinderella Story, House of Wax, Fruitvale Station, and A Madea Christmas.
In just the past four years, Murray has been in several Hallmark movies, including The Beach House, Road to Christmas, Write Before Christmas, and Love in Winterland. Chad Michael Murray has plenty of projects coming up, and can next be seen in Hallmark's Sand Dollar Cove, which debuts on June 26, and will also be in the upcoming films Colors of Love, Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman, Killing Field, The Fortress, and its sequel.
I know, I know! I probably left out some of your favorite Hallmark movie stars, but remember that you always have a good chance of seeing them on any given day on Hallmark or Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, because their films replay often!
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