Q: Who is the actor who plays Adam
Chandler Jr. on All My Children? Patrice
actor who now plays Adam Jr a/k/a AJ a/k/a JR is Jesse McCartney who took over
the role in 1998. Interestingly
enough, the role of Adam Jr. as an infant was originally given to twin sisters,
Charlotte and Margaret Baughman, in 1989.
Adam Jr. was born from a one nighter between Dixie and Adam in his
boathouse. Adam, who was then
married to Brooke, desperately wanted a son to carry on the family name, and
because Brooke could not give him one, he turned to Dixie.
Dixie, who was already infatuated with Adam, after being hired as a nanny
for Brookeís daughter Laura, (later run over and killed by Josh Walesky) was
ready and willing to comply.
When Brooke discovered the details of their affair she told Adam he would
have to choose between them. He
chose Dixie, probably because she was carrying his child.
SO Brooke divorced him and walked off with a healthy chunk of Chandler
cash to boot. Meanwhile, Adam
decided he wanted the baby all to himself.
He gaslighted Dixie to make her think she was losing her mind, and
managed to get her to commit herself to a mental hospital.
While she was there, Tad came to
her rescue. He had discovered what
Adam was up to, and helped Dixie to escape from the hospital.
They fell in love and later married.
In time, Adam became jealous of the fatherly bond that had grown between Tad and Junior, and the influence Tad had over his son. Adam schemed to have Junior sent away to boarding school, which displeased his son to say the least. Wanting to remain in Pine Valley, Junior ran away hoping to avoid being shipped out. Just in the nick of time, Tad and Dixie realized what Adam was up to and immediately put a stop to it.
|Recently, the relationship between Junior, Tad, and Dixie has been put under quite a strain due to their marital troubles caused by the devilishly deceitful Dr. David Hayward and his cohort in crime, lowdown lawyer, Leslie Coulson.|
LIFE TO LIVE
Q: I missed Jen Rappaport's first
few episodes on OLTL and was wondering how old she is supposed to be. I was
under the impression before she came that she was at least college age, but now
she is being played as younger. If
she is a minor, where has she been the past couple of years while the rest of
her family has been reaping havoc in Llanview? Thanks!
I believe the reason you
were under the impression that Jennifer was at least college age was due to the
fact that when the Rappaports first came to Llanview, Jennifer was said to be
Willís older sister, now we have been led to believe that she is closer to
seventeen, which would make her younger than Will, who is definitely not a
teenager. I seem to recall that
back in the beginning of January, Lindsay had planned on flying to Switzerland
because Jennifer had sustained an injury. Obviously
Lindsay never got there because she was too busy at the time, trying to destroy
Bo and Melanieís relationship. Itís
possible that Jen was attending school there, but because her characterís past
has not been sufficiently developed yet, we can really only make a guess at this
I remember when Dorian met Mel Hayes, but whatever happened to him and
why exactly did Dorian leave town? Marianna
You must have missed some of this, so Iíll fill you in on the events
that transpired from the time Dorian met Mel, until she left Llanview.
In 1998, Dorian was shocked to
discover that her mother, Sonya was still alive (and crazy as a bedbug). Dorian
was even more shocked when she found out that Sonya had been the one who had
killed her father. Dorianís daughter, Cassie wanted to meet her grandmother,
but Sonya had no interest in her and attacked Cassie. In an effort to protect
Cassie, Dorian struck her mother in the head and knocked her unconscious. Miss
Stonecliff, the old family nanny who had been caring for Sonya, was so
distraught that she locked Sonya and herself in the attic and set fire to the
house. Kevin tried to protect
Cassie, but was seriously injured in the blaze and was hospitalized. While he
was in the hospital, Kevin became friendís with nurse Barbara Graham. Barbara
later agreed to be Kevin's live in nurse and soon began having feelings for him.
During this time, Dorian was
caught in the middle of a botched robbery attempt, and was shot. In the
hospital, she went into a coma and envisioned herself in Hell, where she was
taken on a guided tour by mobster Carlo Hesser and her mother Sonya. During her
visions, she realized that she could finally love and forgive her mother.
After Dorian recovered she
proposed to Mel at the Banner. Mel
accepted, and they were married shortly afterwards in the middle of The
Bannerís city room. While Dorian
and Mel were away on their honeymoon, Kevin also proposed to Cassie and she
accepted, even though her mother had warned her that Kevin and Barbara were
having an affair.
Cassie finally allowed Dorian's
warnings about Kevin and Barbara to get to her and she set a trap.
Unfortunately, Cassie's plan worked too well and Barbara tried to seduce Kevin,
who turned her down, but not soon enough, as Cassie walked in on them and
assumed the worst. After Kevin admitted that he had slept with Barbara earlier
on, Cassie packed her bags and moved out. Kevin vowed that he would win Cassie
back and slowly started to break down her defenses. However, Barbara didn't
handle Kevin's rejection well and set out to make sure Kevin and Cassie never
got back together.
The night of Dorian and Lindsay's
art gallery opening, Barbara arranged to lure Kevin on to the docks and shoot
him, but things didnít go as she had planned. Boís son, Drew was shot and
killed and Cassie was seriously wounded. In the hospital, Barbara caused Cassie
to fall and she became paralyzed.
From there on, Cassieís mental
condition became increasingly worse and she ended up out on the ledge of the
bell tower. Kevin and Andrew
Carpenter were able to talk her down and she was taken to the hospital while
Barbara was sent to jail. Kevin was afraid that Cassie had succumbed to the
Cramer madness when she lost touch with reality. Then Dorian arrived, and did
everything she could to keep Kevin away from Cassie and blamed him for
Cassieís mental condition.
Dorian's treatment of Kevin caused problems with her marriage to Mel
because he didn't share her opinion. Dorian had Cassie admitted to St. Anne's
and a restraining order issued against Kevin, but he still managed to see her
with some help from Andrew. Kevin soon discovered that Cassie had no memory of
the past two years including their marriage.
By the end of the year, Dorian and
Mel were constantly at odds over her treatment of Kevin. Things got so bad that
Mel walked out on her. During
this time he agreed to become the acting editor-in-chief at The Banner.
Meanwhile, Dorian made plans to secretly take Cassie out of the country
for treatment. When Kevin found out what she was up to, he and Kelly hurried to
the airport to stop her. While Kelly distracted her, Kevin locked Dorian in a
closet and escorted Cassie on to the airplane. After some confusion, Cassie
finally recognized Kevin, but all she told him was that she hoped he would
forget about her and get on with his life.
Mel came to Dorianís rescue and
freed her from the closet. She was
furious at what Kevin had done, and seeing Mel with Viki only made matters
worse. Mel told her that he was
flying to the Bahamas with Viki for a conference, but Dorian didn't believe him.
Mel said goodbye to her and
boarded the plane even though Dorian practically ordered him to stay with her.
After he and Viki had boarded the
plane, Dorian sent a note telling him that there was a family emergency, then
she went home, hoping he would return. The
only problem was that Viki had been given the note by mistake.
After reading it, Viki rushed off the plane, leaving Mel behind. She was
relieved when she discovered that the note wasn't meant for her, but her relief
turned to sorrow later on, when she learned that the plane had crashed and Mel
had been killed.
Viki went to Dorianís and told
her about the plane crash. At first, Dorian refused to believe that Mel was
gone, but she did finally face the truth. When Melís memorial service was
held, she blamed Viki for Mel's death in front of everyone, and she vowed that
she would never forgive her.
So, Dorian lost Mel in January of
í99. Two months later, Drake Farraday ( who
looked amazingly like Damian Smith of GH) arrived in Llanview.
He went to Dorian, claiming to be an old friend of Mel's.
Dorian and Drake took an instant liking to one another and it wasnít
long before he was romancing her. When
Drake asked Dorian to travel the world with him, evidently having gotten over
her grief of losing Mel, she took him up on his offer.
She gave a party for all her friends and family, and announced her
intentions to leave Llanview with him. We
havenít heard from her since that time.
I love A.
Martinez. Did he originally play
the role of Roy DiLucca back in the 70ís, and can you tell me about him? Also,
if he didnít play Roy, then who did? Thanks.
Sylvia Montez, Los Angeles CA
No, Roy was originally played by
Asher Brauner from 1978-79.
Besides enjoying the attention he has received as Roy DiLucca, A Martinez
has quite a list of credits to his name, both in TV and films. A native Californian, Martinez was twelve years old
when he made his professional singing debut at the Hollywood Bowl where he won a
talent competition. Later, while
attending UCLA, he first appeared in the feature film, Born Wild, followed in
quick succession by other films, including The Cowboys starring John Wayne;
Beyond the Limit starring Michael Caine; Once Upon a Scoundral; Walking the
Edge; Joe Panther; Shoot the Sundown, and many others.
A believes that his role as
Cruz on the daytime drama Santa Barbara is what really put him on the map.
"When I first got Santa Barbara, I had been in the game for a long time
without attracting a sizeable audience," admits Martinez. "My
experience with Santa Barbara helped me overcome any doubts about the wisdom of
pursuing this career. It gave me a sense that I belonged and had something of
value to offer."
In 1990, he was honored with the Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Lead
Actor for his work on Santa Barbara. While on the show, Aís portrayal of Cruz
hit home with the fans and he rose to immense popularity when his character
became involved with Eden, portrayed by Marcy Walker (Liza Colby Chandler) of
All My Children.
Some of his other television credits include the made for television
movies Deconstructing Sarah; Ties That Bind; The Cherokee Kid, and She Led Two
Lives. A has also appeared on such series as Magnificent Seven; Profiler, and
L.A. Law to name just a few.
In his leisure time, A enjoys writing music, composing songs, playing the
guitar and piano (as we recently discovered on GH).
He is very devoted to his family, and he and his wife, Leslie Bryans,
have three children, a son, Dakota Lee and two daughters, Devon Makens and Ren
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