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Alfredo Diaz Cast As All My Children's Mysterious Vlad!

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As we mentioned awhile ago, All My Children was casting an eastern European character by the name of “Vlad”.  Now many smart AMC fans are assuming that perhaps, “Vlad” will turn out to be none other than Dimitri Marick, especially since in casting breakdowns of soaps, the names are changed to protect anyone from finding out what character is truly being cast.

Now last evening, actor Alfredo Diaz took to his Twitter account to announce the news that he will be playing the part on AMC 2.0!  Diaz stated,  “I just booked a recurring role on All My Children!! So so happy! I’ll be playing Vlad. I will be the baddest bad guy :)”

As well on the official AMC Twitter account they gave an official welcome to Diaz, stating, “#AMC fans, please welcome Vlad!”

OK fans, what, or who is a “Vlad”?  Weigh-in on your thoughts here!

 

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Nancy Wizner
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The baddest bad guy? I would say “Vlad” is going to be the toughest competition for the one and only “Dr. David Hayward” (who is currently the baddest bad guy. Looking forward to meeting Vlad on my TV set and right now, giving him the warmest welcome to the cast of AMC. So exciting!

Kathy
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He is suppose to be badder than David or Zach!? Don’t know if you can get badder than David! He does look like he can do evil well.

jim
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He looks like he could have been a good
replacement as T’homas Delgado on OLTL.

su0000
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Whomever ‘Vlad will be I already love him, he will be a ‘bad guy’ .. 🙂

(I’m a bad boy lover lol)

Iakovos
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Iakovos

It would not be surprising to have a Marick return to Pine Valley.

MK
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MK

Maybe is Anton, Kendall’s. ex husband He was Dmitri’s son.

Tania
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“Alfredo Diaz” is from Easter Europe??? That’s like Ben Affleck playing latino in ARGO. Don’t think this guy is “Dimitri”. He is way too young for the role….about 20 years. Maybe he is “Anton”.

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All My Children and Guiding Light Vet, Gil Rogers Passes Away

Gil Rogers, who played one of the all-time most dastardly villains in soaps on All My Children and was the on-screen father to the one and only Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer) on Guiding Light, has died at age 87.

News came via his daughter, Amanda Rogers on her Facebook page, relating that Gil passed away on March 2nd.

The actor had played Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Jenny’s (Kim Delaney) father, Ray Gardner on All My Children from 1977-1978 making multiple appearance though 2001, then later as Hawk Shayne on Guiding Light from 1985-1992 making multiple appearance through 2009.

Gil also appeared on Another World, Search for Tomorrow and The Doctors.

In her post, Amanda wrote: “Gil Rogers died this morning. As you all know, my dad was awesome. He was my best friend, confidant, mentor and just an awesome dad. He came to pick me and  Charlotte Whitaker Zdanowski up at clubs at 2AM in our teens to keep us safe, and drank bourbon with me every day since moving out here 2 years ago. He was welcoming and kind, funny and gregarious, a shameless flirt and a fierce protector. He loved his dinners with grandkids and endured animated movies and discussions about pokemon. And I miss him so terribly already. He died in his sleep, without pain or fear. I am so grateful to have had such a great father and to have spent these past 2 years with him every day.”

Check out this vintage scene below from All My Children where Ray played by Rogers blows up the Martin house.

Now share your remembrances of Gil’s performances and along with condolences for his family in the comment section.

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‘Pine Valley’s’ Leo Richardson Teases First Episode Script of All My Children Primetime Reboot

On Friday, soap fans were abuzz on Twitter, when head writer and executive producer, Leo Richardson of the All My Children reboot in development, showed off the script cover of the pilot and first episode of Pine Valley.

The series is currently in the works over at ABC with former AMC favorites, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos and Rebel’s Andrew Stearn as the other executive producers.

Richardson shared along with the script pic, “A year and a half of work comes down to just 60 pages. And off she goes… #PineValley””

Fans of All My Children are thrilled at Richardson’s news and now will await word on what will happen with the proposed show.

Leo has also written the long-running British soap, EastEnders and for Lee Daniel’s Star.

Check out his tweet below.  (UPDATED: Since this original posting, Richardson’s tweet was taken down)

Now, let us know if you are excited to find out just what characters are in the script of Pine Valley in the comment section.

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Kim Delaney on All My Children Primetime Reboot: “All They Have To Do Is Ask, and I’m There”

While Kim Delaney is currently appearing on General Hospital in the role of Jackie Templeton, and she just appeared in her new Lifetime movie, The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt of Justice, the actress revealed she would be up for appearing in the upcoming primetime revival in development of All My Children.

Delaney became soap-famous in the role of AMC’s Jenny Gardner from 1981-1984 before she was killed-off the show in the now iconic jet ski explosion.

Now even though Jenny died, Kim would be up for figuring out how the character could be resurrected or how she could take part in the primetime reboot of the ABC soap opera called, Pine Valley.

In an interview with Soaps.com, Kim shared on being part of the reboot: “All they have to do is ask, and I’m there.  Sure, Jenny died, but someone asked me the other day if we ever saw her body. So maybe she’s out there, somewhere… ”

Former All My Children stars and real-life duo, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are executive producers of Pine Valley along with Andrew Stearn.

So, would you like to see an alive and well Jenny Gardner, or some other role for Delaney, in the All My Children reboot? Comment below.

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