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Alison Goodman Named Casting Director For One Life to Live & All My Children!

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Prospect Park has confirmed to Backstage the acting tradepaper and their online platform, that Alison Goodman has been named the Casting Director for One Life to Live and All My Children.  However, the company declined to comment any further.

With productions ramping up for a projected start in February in the soap operas new studios in Stamford Connecticut, Goodman is geographically desirable as an east coast based casting director with offices in New York City.

Some of the series Goodman has held casting duties have included: Suits, Guiding Light, Third Watch, and Law & Order Special Victims Unit.

So as the casting director for the upcoming One Life to Live and All My Children reboot’s, who would you like to see Alison cast on the soaps?  What do you think of the news of an official casting director being named by Prospect Park? Let us know your thoughts!

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Turbo
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Turbo

I would love to see Martha Byrne cast on either OLTL or AMC. Martha is a 2 time Emmy winner and I think she would be a great addition to either show. Prospect Park needs as much support as they can get and Martha would bring alot of the P&G soap fanbase with her to Prospect Park. Cast Martha Byrne!

Enrique Buenrostro
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Enrique Buenrostro

I think Martha and some other ATWT/GL actors would be great on AMC and OLTL, but of course let’s wait until we get the core characters on each soap

Turbo
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Turbo

I agree Enrique! I hope they get as many of the original cast back for both shows as they can. I just thing Martha Byrne would be a great addition to either cast as maybe a new character or to take the place of someone they can’t sign. The shows wouldn’t be the same without the same actors but I think adding some from ATWT and GL would bring in a whole new set of viewers!

BTripp
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BTripp

Martha could be a recast Cecily Davidson Brent and come back with Charlie and their 20something child. Charlie could be cast with Jon Hensley if he’s not on B&B still or even the guy who played Jack on ATWT.

Andrea
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Andrea

I want Hillary B Smith, Robert S Woods, Kassie DePaiva, and Erika Slezak!

Gustave Faubert
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Gustave Faubert

Andrea, you nailed it with those you listed. Absolutely, we need all four back!

Ellen
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Ellen

Andrea, I totally agree with your choices!! Isn’t Hillary on B&B??

Robert Coplin
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Robert Coplin

Hillary was on the B&B but her character has not been on the show for months.

susan M.
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susan M.

Double Ditto!!!!

Cheryl
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Cheryl

Michael Easton as John McBain And Melissa Archer as Natalie

Gail Keefe
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Gail Keefe

I want Susan Lucci and Walt Willey on AMC!

Matt Borlenghi
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Matt Borlenghi

Think the diehard viewers would like to see my character Brian Bodine on the AMC canvas?

Enrique Buenrostro
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Enrique Buenrostro

I know I would!!!! Since I know GH won’t bring Valentin Cassadine to the canvas

Becky Zee
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Becky Zee

I would LOVE to see you and any of the other actors from way back when make a come back. The more the merrier!

dana stabler
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dana stabler

I agree prevoius comments I just miss pinevalley and lainview. …

Jeffrey Jonas Moree
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Jeffrey Jonas Moree

I think Cythia Watros would be a good Tina on one life to live!

MikeT
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MikeT

I think Cythia Watros is a great actress and would love to see her on OLTL but not as Tina–Andrea Evans is and forever will be Tina Lord Roberts!!!Would love to see her return!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I agree with Mike T…Andrea Evans as Tina all the way!

Enrique Buenrostro
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Enrique Buenrostro

I would love to see Andrew Trischitta, Kassie DePaiva, James DePaiva, Laura Koffman, Gina Tognoni back on OLTL. I wouldn’t mind seeing some old GL and ATWT actors on both soaps as either new characters or recasts of old characters

April
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April

I would love to see some of the GL & ATWT actors get on board.

MikeT
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MikeT

I would love to see Andrea Evans(Tina) ,James Depiava (Max) and Fiona Hutchison(Gabrielle) return to OLTL

susan M.
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susan M.

Wasn’t Gabrielle’s character killed off OLTL… If you saw the episodes Between Heaven and Hell.. Megan, Luna, Gabrielle were in heaven…And Bo met up with Gabrielle in heaven…

Skater Boy
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Skater Boy

I would love to see Opal, Erica, Jackson, Kendall on AMC. I don’t think as pretty as Cara is that she is a core player and David needs some strong characters. AMC has to cut some characters and I would say sadly the police officers, Krystal, Michael Nouri’s characters, some of the peripheral Hubbard friends and family should be writen out to save money. Someone has to o sadly.

Lesley
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Lesley

I agree, but I want Tadd Martin. The show needs at least one member of the Martin family and also the Tadd and Opal dynamic. is enduring.

d.w.
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d.w.

Casting coup i’d love to see: now that Robin Strasser will be back as Dorian…and we know via General Hospital that there are plans for a Vickerman II, they should actually bring on Mia Korf (as Vickerman’s Blair Cramer) as herself! Great opportunity for Dan Gauthier to be back as Kevin as well as other actors that fans love but Frons/ABC had issues with like Cat Hickland, all the Gannons, James De Paiva, Laura Koffman, Brett Claywell and Scott Evans. I feel Joey should be back and i’d be okay if it was Tom Degnan (i thought the actor himself… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I loved Dan Gauthier’s Kevin Buchanan. I would also LOVE to have Tuc Watkins. David Vickers Buchanan is pretty much tied to every major character in some way.

bob
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bob

i want to see slezak as viki woods as bo smith as nora archer as natalie depaiva as blair watkins as david alderson kids as starr and matthew easton as john mcbain howarth as todd all back on oltl….

David H
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David H

We need Erika Slezak and Susan Lucci on these shows. Loyal as they are to Agnes Nixon I hope she can get therm back onboard. They ARE these two shows.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I agree.

Kathy
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Kathy

I would like to see Tad,Erika, J.R.,Adam, Brooke, the original Bianca,Opal,Annie,…….I want everyone back in Pine Valley!!!!!!!

Pat in FL
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Pat in FL

It won’t be OLTL without Erika Slezak. Hope to see Trevor St. John, Florencia Lozano, Kassie DePaiva, Melissa Archer, Bree Williamson, Sean Ringgold, Shenell Edmonds, Robert Woods, Please just bring back everyone who was on the show when it ended!

su0000
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su0000

I love them all … but
They are old senior citizens and if they looking for new viewers they will need young cast members, also..
The casting has to be for people from this generation along with the older or grabbing new viewers, the ones who use on-line to view their shows etc they will need younger actors..

Tina Angelo
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Tina Angelo

I loved Alex. She was mean and funny and more interesting than anybody else. I watched her with my mom into my twenties. She needs to be back on.

Grandma
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Grandma

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE BIGGEST SHARE OF THE ACTORS THAT WERE ON THE SHOW BEFORE COME BACK ON. START WHERE THEY LEFT OFF,

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

I say, please cast original actors from all the core families of AMC and OLTL. That means Martins, Kanes, Hubbards, and Buchanans,Lords, and Cramers!

BradF
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BradF

Re: AMC – Bring back the core families for starters – the Martins, the Chandlers, the Kane women – and I will come. Make the writing and the story telling rich, keep it character-centered and keep the characters consistent, bring in new characters when it will enhance the plot, not dilute it….and I will stay.

Leila
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Leila

I can’t wait to watch AMC and OLTL again. I have 1 concern, will it be available to Canadians?

GHFan
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GHFan

Todd, John, Starr, and et al need to go back to Llanview!! OLTL will not be the same without them….

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

My list of who I don’t want to see is probably shorter. But, I really need to have Erika Slezak, Kassie DePaiva, Melissa Archer, Michael Easton, Bree Williamson, Robert S. Woods, Hillary B. Smith….Oh , heck the list goes on and on. I’m just excited to see who signs on 🙂

My short list for AMC; Michael E. Knight, David Canary, Walt Willey, Susan Lucci, Ricky Paul-Goldin…on & on.

Rodd
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Rodd

There have been so many wonderful actors on various soaps over the years, but I want to see the actors who were on these shows when they went off the air back first and foremost. IF there are gaps, then I would want to see others added. It takes time to establish a show (or in this case, re-establish) and I’d hate to see a lot of new faces distract from us getting to find out what has happened to our favorites in the year+ they were off the air. ~ I am so looking forward to this!!!

Annick
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Annick

I agree with you 100%. This has to happen IMO for this venture to be successful.

Bobby
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Bobby

I can’t wait!! My list is so long but here it goes….first, Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser,Kassie DePaiva, Melissa Archer,Bree Williamson, Robert S Woods,Trevor St. John, and of course Florencia Lozano. Just bring all the families back. I miss them all.

Erica
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Erica

Trevor St John…absolutely love him!!!! Definitely need him back on OLTL…there is no one eke who could be cast as Victor Lord!

Lesley
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Lesley

For AMC as many of the ones that were there when they aired the final episode..and would like to see some old charactors from the past come back such as Gloria, Dimetre. Any way to bring Jillian and Edmund back to life. Also, Aiden Devane.

Tad
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Tad

I know we all have our fan favourites but realisticall the cast has to be cut. They are only half hour shows no plus the budget is slashed to probably less than half. So sadly it is not realistic to bring back past characters who weren’t on at the end – there is no money or time.. David Canary has retired so at best he should be a guest character for AMC. I would suggest the casting director should really think carefully about who they ask back – their history, relationship with other charactes and such. Cara would not be… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

You said; ”I know we all have our fan favourites but realisticall the cast has to be cut. They are only half hour shows no plus the budget is slashed to probably less than half. So sadly it is not realistic to bring back past characters who weren’t on at the end – there is no money or time.. ” ………… The run time of the soaps is now around 30 minutes.. It is all the network commercials (that are not on the web) that make the time one hour.. I watch my soaps on line and running time is… Read more »

Tad
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Tad

Another side point, interesting that there is more interest on these forums with the “more mature” characters in general. Tad and heck even Jake and them aren’t necessarily the super young starlets and studs like on BB or DOOL. Even Cameron Mathison isn’t super young.

su0000
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su0000

Most coming back are older senior citizens and if they looking for new viewers they will need young cast members, also..
This generation of on-line watchers, are younger people and both soaps will need at least half the cast younger people. if PP is to get the newer gen intrested.

Kim
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Kim

I definitely want Christina Bennett Lind (Bianca) and Sarah Glendening (Marissa) back on AMC. Their relationship drove a large segment of people, admittedly lesbian, but others too to AMC toward the end. Plus, Bianca is an integral character to the show. I would also like to see Alicia Minshew (Kendall) and Susan Lucci (Erica) on the show. That family is central to that show.

BTripp
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BTripp

OLTL is going to need another leading man since Victor, Todd and John are gone. I say bring back James DePaiva as Max Holden and hook him up with Tea or Blair. Max also has 2 children that would be in their 20’s that could fill the younger void left with Starr gone. Have Dani (Tea’s daughter) dating Max’s son and they meet in college. Matthew can be recast and be with Destiny still and their baby. Also Tonja Walker needs to totally be back as Alex and keep her 2 kids Cutter and “Aubrey” Kim and they could be… Read more »

Marfa
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Marfa

Oh, totally agree, bring back James DePaiva. Also agree with bringing Alex back, she’s a real kick.

jim
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jim

OLTL shouldve never been canceled with its ratings rising near the end. It was gaing back an audience which is proof enough people still want these types of shows. Its great the show is returning but being online i hope it works out. It should with so many fans cheering its return. But what if some fans dont like what they see and start tuning back out. Prospect Park might drop AMC and OLTL if it doesnt meet their expectations. I hope they succeed because OLTL had become my favorite series before it left the air.

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AMC Alum Sarah Michelle Gellar Reflecting on Her Time on Soaps: “Anything I Can Do to Continue the Legacy I’m Very Proud Of”

Daytime fans knew of Sarah Michelle Gellar her way before her Buffy the Vampire Slayer days, when she stepped on to the small screen as Erica’s (Susan Lucci) troubled daughter Kendall Hart on ABC’s All My Children. 

Gellar played the role from 1993 to 1995, and made a brief return in 2011 as the show came to its conclusion on ABC. Additionally, Sarah won a Daytime Emmy for her performance in the Outstanding Younger Actress category in 1995.

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Sarah has partnered with Lysol for their brand’s Disinfecting Wipes “Buy One, Donate One” program. where now through September 26, whenever a pack of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes is purchased, another pack will automatically be donated to an under-resourced school through the Kids In Need Foundation.

The program is aimed to help curb the spread of illness-causing germs in schools this back-to-school season, a total of up to 16 million packs of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes will be donated to Title I schools across the country.

The program is the latest component of Lysol’s HERE for Healthy Schools initiative. Started in 2019 with the mission to help curb the spread of preventable illness and to help kids miss less school so they are able to learn, grow and thrive, HERE for Healthy Schools has provided educational materials for students and Lysol disinfecting supplies for educators and administrators to more than 49,000 schools across the country. This year, HERE for Healthy Schools is focused on helping to protect children, educators and parents as they make their big return to in-person learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking with TV Insider on the partnership, Gellar recalled her time on the soaps and how it changed her career and outlook, noting: “it was the training ground for the rest of my career.”

She went on to say: “I made incredible friends at that time and I learned incredible work habits, and soap operas are an intense amount of work, and I’m incredibly grateful for that time and the people that I met.  We live in a world now where my kids don’t even really know what a soap opera is, so anything I can do to continue the legacy I’m very proud of.”

So, do you remember Sarah’s time on AMC? What do you think of her thoughts on her time on the soaps? Comment below.

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Co-Stars React to the Death of Michael Nader

UPDATED: Yesterday, Michael Fairman TV broke the news of the passing of Michael Nader (Ex-Dex, Dynasty and Dimitri, All My Children).  As reported, Michael died on Monday morning of an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi, and his beloved dog, Storm by his side.

Since then, several of Nader’s former Dynasty and All My Children co-stars have taken to social media with their reactions and remembrances after having learned that he has no longer with us.

From his leading ladies, Joan Collins and Susan Lucci, to Emma Samms and John James, Eva LaRue, Finola Hughes, Maxwell Caufield, Vincent Irizarry and more, so many are taking a moment to share their grief and outpouring of love for Michael.

Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this post throughout the day as more remembrances are posted.

Here are what several of Nader’s former co-stars and colleagues shared below:

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children):”MICHAEL NADER—so handsome, so talented—so wonderful and beloved as All My Children’s DIMITRI MARICK—and a great love of “Erica Kane”. I am so lucky to have played opposite Michael—playing some of the most romantic scenes ever—dancing in palaces in Budapest, our gorgeous Greek Orthodox wedding, complete with crowns. Michael was a doll to work with and to know.  RIP, Michael💙💙💙🙏🙏🙏”

Joan Collins (Ex-Alexis, Dynasty): “Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter – I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader”

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Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty): “Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans.”

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John James (Ex-Jeff, Dynasty): “I’m so sad to hear, that my dear friend Michael Nader passed away. We shared some great laughs together and I will miss miss you buddy. Sending prayers to the family.”

Finola Hughes (Ex-Alex, All My Children): “Oh #michaelnader sweet man. I worked with him so briefly, but he cared about his craft and his fellow actors. Sending much love and condolences to his family ❤️”

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, All My Children): “So heartbreaking to hear about the passing of Michael Nader! The sweetest man, with the best stories and the funniest out takes! Thank you for the endless belly laughs around that Wildwind dining table at #AMC ! You will be remembered with so much Love!😢♥️ All my prayers and sympathy to his family🙏🏼♥️ Rest peacefully sweet man♥️”

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Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, All My Children): “Michael was always a joy to work with, and one of the funniest human beings I ever met. I feel so blessed to have crossed his path and been able to watch him work his magic. I know he felt the love and appreciation of his colleagues and I’m grateful our discussions were always deep or kind. #RIP #michaelnader Photo by @stevenbergman29 💕 (note his book and bookmark! Only Michael would carry it on the res carpet. 😂)”

Maxwell Caufield (Ex-Miles, Dynasty): “That #MichaelNader in the arena many seasons with both @Joancollinsdbe and #SusanLucci – quel hombre.”

Dondre T. Whitfield (Ex-Terrence, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “Wow. Haven’t seen him in years. So sad to see the Brother. He was very mice to me during my “Pine Valley” time. RIP Nader.”

Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “OMG, my heart is breaking!!! Loved dear Michael, working opposite him in both “Pine Valley” and in Jackie Collins’ ‘Lucky Chances’. So so sad to hear of his passing. Yes @evalarue, the sweetest man, and ABSOLUTELY the funniest outtakes…”

Sean Kanan: (Ex-AJ, GH, Deacon, B&B) “I was so sorry to hear that Michael Nader passed away. He and I played father and son in Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster. We spent some time together and he was a very authentic person. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Michael.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances of these wonderful co-stars with Michael throughout his years on Dynasty and All My Children via the comment section below.

 

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Star, Michael Nader Passes Away at 76

Heartbreaking news to report this Wednesday morning. Michael Fairman TV has learned exclusively that Michael Nader, best known for his role as “Dex” Dexter on ABC’s original version of Dynasty, and as Dimitri Marick on All My Children, has died at the age of 76.

Nader passed away on Monday, August 23rd at 11:30am from an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi by his side, and Michael’s rescue dog, Storm.

In an exclusive statement to MFTV, Michael’s wife, Jodi Lister expressed: “With heavy heart, I’m sharing the news of the passing of my beloved, Michael.  We had 18 wonderful years together with the many dogs we fostered and adopted. Recently, Michael was so thrilled to reconnect with his friends from the cast of Dynasty during Emma Samms virtual event to help raise funds for Long-Covid research. Michael was working on a book about his life and addiction at the time of his death.  He was a beautiful and fascinating man with many talents and skills.  I will miss him forever.”

 

Michael’s acting career spanned several decades. His first soap role was that of Kevin Thompson on As the World Turns (1975-1978, then the primetime soap, Bare Essence (1983) as Alexi Theopolous, before landing on Dynasty later that year as Alexis Colby’s (Joan Collins) third husband, “Dex”.  Nader remained with the series until its cancellation in 1989.

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When All My Children came calling, Michael took on the role of Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) magnetic husband, Dimitri Marick, a role he played from 1991-1999, then again in 2000-2001. Michael returned to AMC during Prospect Park’s online revival of the series in 2013.

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Throughout his TV and motion picture career Nader also appeared in: The Flash, Law and Order: SVU, Cold Case, Gidget, Beach Blanket Bingo, The Great Escape II: The Untold Story, Lady Mobster (with Susan Lucci) the miniseries, Lucky Charms, to name but a few.

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Michael is survived by his wife of 18-years, Jodi, stepmother Lillian, sister Stephanie, daughter Lindsay, ex-wife Robin, son-in-law Trevor, and granddaughter Juniper.

A Zoom memorial will be planned at a later date.

Share your thoughts and remembrances of Michael, and send condolences to his loved ones, in the comment section below.

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