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Sneak Peek Pic: Matthew Cowles Return To All My Children As Super-Villain Billy Clyde Tuggle!

Photo Credit: David Russell/TOLN

Photo Credit: David Russell/TOLN

TOLN released the first episodic photo today of bad boy Billy Clyde Tuggle, played by veteran actor Matthew Cowles, who returns to Pine Valley and All My Children on Thursday, May 16. In the sneak peek photo, Billy Clyde is with none other than Dr. Joe Martin (Ray MacDonnell)!

When the reviled character of Billy Clyde fell of a bridge over 20 years ago in 1991, residents of Pine Valley thought they’d seen the last of Tuggle. But somehow the character and the actor himself managed to survive the plunge by landing on a mattress. A former pimp turned born again Christian, Tuggle is back to cause trouble, including coming face-to-face with Dixie Martin, played by Cady McClain, reigniting a dramatic storyline.

Cowles is one of television’s most versatile actors, his elevision credits include “Kojak,” “Miami Vice,” “Loving,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Lonesome Dove,” “Law & Order,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “Oz,” and “Life on Mars,” to name a few. No stranger to the silver screen, Cowles has appeared in “Slap Shot,” “The Cowboy Way,” “The Juror,” “The World According to Garp,” “Nurse Betty,” and “Shutter Island,” among others. This multi-talented actor has also appeared on Broadway starring in productions of “Malcolm,” “The Indian Wants The Bronx,” “The Time of Your Life,” and “Sweet Bird of Youth.”

So excited for a Billy Clyde return?  Let us know!

 

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Wil
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Wil

Hell yeah! An AMC Iconic villain. Love what PP is doing; a nice mix of old & new

Johnny
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Johnny

Uh…he fell off a Bridge…and landed on a mattress?
Was he in a coma for 24 years?

William
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William

Okay, let’s bring back Donna next. 🙂

Paul
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Candy is dandy, but Donna’s de-lish. I’d get up Early to see her return.

takeitish
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takeitish

YES I am over the moon about it! He is my ALL TIME FAVORITE Soap villain! My sister who hasn’t watched AMC in over 25 years said and I quote: “Bringing back Billy just bought me back to AMC!” So yeah we are all really excited!

carla
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carla

Amc is getting better and better. ABC you really made a big mistake,!

ethel
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ethel

OMG!!!!!!! this is going to be fabulous!!!!!

heidi
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heidi

Should be interesting…

Rebecca
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Rebecca

I stopped watching AMC for good about 5-6 years before it went off ABC because most of the storylines were either boring or ridiculous and my heart just wasn’t in it anymore. But I decided to give the online reboot a shot and I’m hooked! Love it! It’s terrific so far and I can’t wait to see what happens next! It proves that ABC/Brian Frons et al had an agenda to sabotage the show, to drive viewers away and get rid of it. This show (and OLTL, plus other soaps) has a large, extremely loyal audience that will follow it… Read more »

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HI Rebecca. I think you nailed it. The show in the last years were so painful to watch. Withoutna doubt ABC and Frons had an agenda andnI think the actors knew it. It’s amazing to see the old reruns on soap net from just a short time ago, and the.n punch up the reboot. You see a light in the actors eyes that hadn’t been there for a long time. David, Jill, Julia, Vincent, Ray, Cady, Darnell. I think it’s more than the joy of bringing back their characters, I think it’s the joy of doing a show they can… Read more »

CTwildheart
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Maybe they will mention Emily Ann Sago – Billy Clyde’s biological daughter with Estelle.

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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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