The minute Jensen Ackles appeared on the Salem scene as Eric Brady, it was clear this Texas-born heartthrob would cause a sensation. Ackles has got those leading man looks: touchable blond locks, beckonding baby blue eyes and lips so kissable that country singer LeAnn Rimes made a guest appearance just to try them out. More important, Ackles has got talent---and lots of it. This may be his first daytime gig, but he's fully at ease playing opposite the likes of Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Drake Hogestyn (John). We look forward to great things from this young star who's destined to become an exceptional leading man.