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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.


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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Just enjoyed Michael last weekend on the Wild West Chronicles!!! He will be missed! He gave me many years of enjoyment!!!

Rest in peace Michael Nader I loved you as Dimitri marik on all my children!

Zoom memorials are inhumane.

What a ridiculous thing to say, especially after what we’ve all been through in 2020 & this year!!

We have no choice. Thats the safe way these days. Really!

WHAT???????? What the heck does that even mean? A simple RIP would do.
Rest In Peace, Michael!!

I always enjoyed Michael’s performances. He was great in Perry Mason. Condolences to his family and friends.

This news saddens me, along with countless other fans, no doubt. I watched Nader on both Dynasty and AMC. He was always a dynamic, charismatic screen presence. Speaking of which, I was thrilled that Nader participated in the recent virtual Dynasty reunion, hosted by Emma Samms. It was an amazing event, enhanced by Nader’s participation. He will be missed…

Thanks Jamesj75 you expressed exactly what I was feeling. Take care.

Heartfelt Condolences to the Family and Friends of Michael Nader, He will be truly missed.

Thank you, Ms. Pat. You take care as well.

I am so very sorry to just hear this news of the passing of Michael Nader. Loved him on AMC. He surely will be missed. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

Michael Nader was quite handsome and magnetic.

My very favorite man, I loved Michael. I just set up a website honoring Joan Collins and Michael. I’m so sad. I loved the character of Dex Dexter on Dynasty. He made the show for me…..I fell in love not only with his character but with all that I have read and the interviews I have seen. I have seen just about his films, I’m just missing the mini series he made with Susan Lucci. Michael was not only handsome but to me, the sexiest man alive. He was fantastic in Lucky Chances, what a fabulous actor. I’ll miss him very much.
I hope he wasn’t in too much pain.
My condolences to his family. He was very special to me and always will be.

Amen he was the best. My heart ❤ goes out to his family.

How I love the original DYNASTY. Michael Nader’s Dex was the only man who could satisfy Alexis and meet her on her own terms. Their love scenes were often over the top but who cares? We bought it because the actors were so good and the stories irresistible (well, until Fallon was kidnapped by E. T.) Condolences to his family.

Picked up my phone……his picture was on the front. Got into my car …..his picture is on my dashboard. I say I love him would be putting it mildly and to say I’ll miss him every day would be putting it even more mildly. Since I watch a bit of Dynasty every night, I’ll cry when I see Dex.

Well, now I’m sad. I loved AMC; was never a huge Erica fan but I adored her and Dimitri.

So sorry for your loss. Loved watching him on Dynasty and All My Children. He was a great actor with a heart of gold. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and stay safe. God bless and be with you all in this most difficult time.

In 1984 my college roommate and I had the only color TV in our dorm. An entire hallway full of girls used to cram into our room on Wednesday nights to watch Dynasty. Oh, how we loved Dex Dexter!!
I also watched him and loved him on All My Children.
An era that’s long gone now.

It saddens me to hear this news. Mr. Nader had a great career. He was perfect and necessary as Sex on Dynasty. And I really enjoyed him on All My Children. I really loved that serial in the 1990s because of the Marick storylines. Time passes and talents like all of us must go on to the next world. With soaps especially, it’s like family!

Erica & Dimitri were the ultimate super couple of AMC. I was just re-watching the Budapest story today. May he rest in peace. He will foever have a special place in my heart.

So sad. He was such a great actor. I watched on Dynasty as Alexi’s man Dex and as Susan Lucci’s 3rd husband on All my Children.RIP Michael

What about his autobiography he was writing.? Can Jodi finish it or maybe someone else ……publish it just the way it is. He promised it to us too n an interview.

Yes I remember him on Dynasty and all my Children.I loved his acting skills.

So sorry to hear about that he was a great actor. My heart goes out to his family

He was a good friend back in the 80s & 90s when would get together in Louisville. RIP my brother!!!

Noble and hunky
Heaven has a new star
Shine on dear Michael

This is profoundly sad news. I absolutely loved Michael Nader. He was wonderful in Bare Essence, Dynasty and All My Children. He was great in all his episodic TV roles too. This is such a tremendous loss to the entertainment world. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Prayers to his family and I hope he wasn’t in terrible pain. I have fond memories of watching Dynasty with my mom and I remember him. He was so handsome.

Always loved him on Dynasty and AMC..Godspeed

Very sad news ! My deepest condolences go out to his wife of 18 yrs, his stepmom daughter & the rest of his family including his many dogs loved ones friends fans & all who loved Michael! He is now an angel watching over us!

So sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. I enjoyed the old Beach Blanket Bingo with Michael along with Linda Evans (both early performances in their long careers). Thanks for entertaining me over the years. He was a big hero of mine due to his kind heart in rescuing animals.
R I P Michael.

I enjoyed him on All My Children as well on Dynasty. You have my deepest sympathy. May he Rest In Paradise.

I loved watching Micheal on Dynasy, and All my children. He was a great actor. My Condolences to his family.

Rest in peace Mr Michael Nader. As Dimitri on All My children. Marriage Erica Kane and Dex on dynasty Married to Joan Collins. A fine actor and a great leading man in the roles or would she portrayed may you rest in eternal peace plan your most important role of a lifetime you thanks for the memory and sharing your talents with all of us! RIP… Gone but not to be. Forgotten!

What a really good and cool actor. He was so debonair and smooth you could say . I’ve been a fan of his since he first popped up on Dynasty when I was in high school. He was charming and extremely charismatic. As they used to say a real man’s man.
And one of the greatest characters of All on All My children , he was always my favorite of Erica’s husband. LOL
Rest In Peace and thank you for the joy you brought us and the fun.

Sad hear Michael Nader passed away watch him on all my children & Dyansty he will be missed

It’s like my childhood is being taken away… everyday. So sad to see Michael is another one gone… too soon! May He Rest In Paradise!

Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Michael Nadar! He was a debonair man like his characters he played! RIP Micheal!!

RIP l remember him well as he played Husband, one of many to Erica Kane in AMC. A great man to our canine population! Will be missed!

This has broken my heart. I love Michael so much and I’m so sad. He was such a beautiful sexy man and a very fine actor with a great voice. He’ll always be my Dex Dexter. I watch a few episodes every night. I love the show and especially Dex and Alexis. I’m a real Dame Joan Collins fan. They had great chemistry which is the name of the game. I this Joan was something like 12 years older than Michael but she is so fantastic for any age, it doesn’t matter but their chemistry was incredible. R.I.P. to a truly wonderful man. He will be sorely missed by millions all over the world.

I remember watching him in Beach Blanket Bingo with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello he was also in the tv series Gidget with Sally Field what an amazing actor and his performance as Farnsworth Dex Dexter and Dimitri Marick was outstanding even in the online version of AMC he continued to be a class act he will be missed my heart goes out to his family his relative is late actor Gary Nader.

Back in the 50’s as a teen I have his uncle picture every where. George Nader

As a teen in the 50’s I loved his uncle George Nader. Nice looking men

A huge fan of his work on All My Children and Dynasty

Loved him ❤️my favorite tv actor when I was young, so sorry for his family

I was not a big Dynasty fan, but I loved and watched all of the All My Children episodes. Such a big fan of Michael and Susan. He will definitely be missed. I might have to watch some of the shows I have not seen. Loved that he and Jodi fostered dogs along with adoption. My daughter and I have 3 of our own foster/adoption furbabies. We have probably also fostered over 100 in the years we have been doing it. Rest in peace Michael and now the family has a guardian angel to watch over them and all of the furbabies out there.

Sending sincere sympathy to Michael’s family. What a talented actor and personable guy. I had the pleasure of chatting with him at a JFK airport baggage claim in July 1978. I recognized him from my mom’s favorite soap opera, so I asked him about the latest plot twist and he told me he’d just come from LA, I believe saying his sister had a new baby. Somewhere I have a photo with him, I hope it can be found. Thanks Michael for sharing your talent, and for a wonderful memory, RIP …

Michael was, in my opinion, an outstanding actor. He would have been a great addition to cast of Days of Our Lives.

Even as a grandpa he was sexy as f—

Michael Nader leaves many great memories with us. Many prayers to the families & close friends. Sad to lose another great legend.

So incredibly sad to hear. Praying for your family and loved ones!

Sorry about the lost i watch Dynasty an i enjoyed it i wish its still on to watch i surely miss watching it .

May he rest in Soap Opera heavon. You are truly missed as an actor and an human.


Thank you for the many wonderful years you gave. Rest in peace.

Yes he will be missed great actor love him and everything he played in. May he rest in peace or if it’s heaven. And God bless the family with the strength they live on and always live with his memories.

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Billy Miller Memorial Scholarship Endowment Created at His Alma Mater to Help Others ‘Realize Their Dreams’

Two months since three-time Daytime Emmy-winning actor, Billy Miller passed away, the beloved All My Children (ex-Richie), General Hospital (ex-Jason/Drew) and The Young and the Restless (ex-Billy) star, will now have a permanent scholarship endowment in his honor at the University of Texas at Austin which was Miller’s alma mater.

Through the scholarship, it will be able to help radio/television and film undergraduate students with financial need. Billy’s family and friends have established this permanent scholarship in his memory, naming it the William Jon Miller II “Billy Miller” Memorial Scholarship. They hope the endowment will be a legacy to his life and love of acting.

Before becoming soap-famous, Billy graduated from the the university’s department of Radio-Television-Film (RTF) at the Moody College of Communication. On its official website, they shared the news of this special memorial scholarship and how Miller died at the age of 43 after surrendering his life to bipolar depression, which he struggled with his whole life.

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Megan Hubbell, Billy’s sister, expressed, “We want something positive to be held in his name in perpetuity through the University he loved. He would be honored to know that even in death, he can help someone else realize their dreams.”

She added how she hoped her immensely talented brother will be remembered: “I hope BJ (as Billy was known by to his friends and family) is remembered for the kind-hearted, silly, funny, goofy, generous, beautiful soul that he was His megawatt smile, deep belly laugh and gorgeous mug were gifts on screen, but his true self was a bright light that will be carried with us forever.”

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According to Miller’s family, Billy had his picks of schools and UT was his first choice. When he first came to the university, Billy started in the zoology program before switching to radio-television-film, where he felt he belonged. Miller was one of just 20 students at the time accepted into the department’s prestigious production-sequence program.

“BJ was extremely proud to be a Texas Longhorn and always remembered his time there fondly,” Hubbell said. “The time he spent at UT allowed him the space to explore who he wanted to be and what he wanted to accomplish.”

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In honoring her brother’s work and strength to persevere in the often heartbreaking world of entertainment, Megan related: “I always admired the guts it took to go after a dream in Hollywood that so many people tried to discourage. He heard, ‘You’ll never make it’ more times than I care to count, but he used those comments as fuel and said, ‘Watch me.’”

Miller’s roles went far beyond those on daytime soap operas, as throughout his career he played major parts in primetime’s Suits, Ray Donovan and Castle to name but a few.

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In his death, Billy’s family is encouraging people to take stock of their own mental health. “BJ would want anyone struggling with intrusive thoughts to seek professional help,” Hubbell said. “Do not suffer in silence or try to muscle through on your own. Mental health is vitally important and shouldn’t be spoken about in silos behind closed doors but rather in open forums with open arms. Shame has no place in the discussion to seek help.”

To donate to the William John Miller II “Billy Miller” Memorial Scholarship click here.

Share your thoughts on Billy’s family and friends, along with his alma mater, setting up this memorial scholarship endowment to help other talented young people in financial need get a shot at realizing their dreams via the comment section below.

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‘Live with Kelly and Mark’ Scores Touchdown in Ratings with Taylor Swift-Inspired ‘Halloween: The Eras Show’ Delivering Largest Audience In Over A Year

More great numbers for Live with Kelly and Mark. The talk shows Live’s Halloween: The Eras Show scored an impressive 2.9M total viewers on October 31, making it the most-watched Halloween episode in four years, according to the Nielsen ratings.

The episode also delivered some of the highest ratings in seven months for the morning show, particularly among women 18-49 and 25-54. Live’s Halloween: The Eras Show also pulled in a 1.92 household rating, as well as a 0.47 among women in the key 18 to 49 demo and a 0.69 among women 25 to 54. Those are up over the last two years of Halloween episodes and since Consuelos first started in the co-host chair back in April.

According to Deadline, Live’s Halloween: The Eras Show, also pulled in the largest audience numbers for a single episode in more than a year and half.

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As is tradition with “Live’s Halloween” episodes, they are always filled with costume and pop culture moments and special guest surprises. Ripa and Consuelos were right in step with the biggest social media love story at the moment; that of Swift and her burgeoning romance with Kansas City Chiefs Tight End, Travis Kelce.

During Halloween week which started on Monday, October 30, Live was up up 11% versus the week prior in total viewers, and averaged 2.6 million viewers throughout the week.  Year-over-year, the talk show was up that week by 15% in terms of total viewers.  It looks like the former All My Children’s alum on-screen chemistry is just as palpable as it off-screen; as the two marrieds are making quite a successful run together on morning television.

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So, what do you think of the impressive numbers for the Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos on ‘Live’? Did you enjoy their recent Halloween episode? Share your comments below.

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‘All My Children’ Star Peter White Dead at 86

Peter White, best known to soap fans as All My Children’s Linc Tyler, passed away this week at the age of 86. The cause of death was revealed to be melanoma.

The late actor’s former AMC co-star Kathleen Noone (ex-Ellen Shepherd Dalton) confirmed the news to multiple outlets sharing that White died in his home in Los Angeles of melanoma on Wednesday, November 1st. His death was first reported by Soap Hub.

White’s first soap opera role was actually on The Secret Storm in 1965-66. Then in 1971, he joined CBS’ Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, where he took on the role of Dr. Sanford Hiller. However, he became soap-famous for his role as Linc on All My Children which he began in 1976 and it would be a role he would play on and off till 2005.

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In story, Linc was in love with Kitty Cole and later her sister Kelly (both played by Francesca James), despite his mother Phoebe’s constant interference and disapproval.

Peter later appeared in numerous primetime shows including: The Colbys, Knots Landing, Dallas, Sisters, Hill Street BluesThe JeffersonsThe Paper ChaseThe West WingStar Trek: Deep Space Nine, Sisters, and more.  His film roles included: Dave, Flubber, Armageddon, Thirteen Days and First Daughter.  

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However, White jumpstarted his entire acting career in 1968 with the starring role as Alan McCarthy in Matt Crowley’s original Off-Broadway production of The Boys in the Band.  Later, the drama was made into a landmark 1970 film, White and his original co-stars were all featured in it.

Share your condolences and remembrances of All My Children’s Peter White via the comment section below. But first, check out this clip when Linc was trying to help Kelly after the murder of Eddie Dorrance.

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