I returned to the soap in the second season as a named character, but had little camera time, so had a number of side gigs.
By the third episode of the second season a new character was created and a new Actor was brought in. This Actor behaved as if he was a major box office draw.
I had never heard of him so did an online search. He had been in a few previous television shows I had never watched.
As he acted so important I assumed there was something about his skill which made him so smug. During the few breaks I had, I watched the shows online.
I didn’t see anything special about him, but I am no authority.