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All My Children
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Created by Agnes Nixon
Written by Charles Pratt, Jr.
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 10,712 (ABC)
Production
Executive producer(s) Agnes Nixon (1970–82)
Bud Kloss (1970–78)
Jorn Winther (1978–82, 1986–87)
Jacqueline Babbin (1982–86)
Stephen Schenkel (1987–89)
Felicia Minei Behr (1989–96)
Francesca James (1996–98)
Jean Dadario Burke (1998–2003)
Julie Hanan Carruthers (2003–11)
Ginger Smith (2013)
Running time 30 minutes (19701977; 2013)

60 minutes (19772011)
Broadcast
Original channel ABC (1970-2011)
TOLN (2013)
Original run ABC Television
January 5, 1970 – September 23, 2011
TOLN/Prospect Park
April 29 - September 2, 2013
Template:Italic title

All My Children is an American soap opera that aired on the ABC network from January 5, 1970 to September 23, 2011 and has aired on TOLN from April 29 to September 2, 2013. All My Children was created by Agnes Nixon, who previously created One Life to Live for ABC following success as a writer on Another World, Guiding Light and As the World Turns.

All My Children is set in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania, a small suburb of Philadelphia and introduced one of the most popular characters in soap opera history, Erica Kane, portrayed by Susan Lucci.

The show was originally owned by Creative Horizons, Inc, a company created by Nixon and her husband, Bob. The show was sold to ABC in January 1975.

Originally 30 minutes in length, the show was expanded to an hour long in April 1977. The show had previously experimented with the hour long format for the week of July 7th, 1975, when Ryan's Hope premiered.

From 1970 to 1990, All My Children was recorded at at ABC's now defunct studio, TV18 at 101 West 66th Street. From March 1990 to December 2009, the show was recorded at TV23 at 320 West 66th Street in New York City, New York. Also, All My Children has been filmed at the Andrita Studios at 3030 Andrita Street in Los Angeles, California, and has been filmed in Stamfort Connecticut.

On July 25th, 2006, the show began using post production technique known as FilmLook, which gave the show a filmed, as opposed to taped appearance.

At one time, the show was so popular that it was the most recorded television program in the United States, and once had an audience that was estimated to be 30% male. The show ranked #1 in the Nielsen ratings from 1978 to 1979. Throughout the majority of the 1980's and early 1990's, All My Children was second in the ratings to The Young and the Restless.

Following the death of Ruth Warrick in January 2005, only two original cast members, Susan Lucci and Ray MacDonnell remained until the September 23, 2011 ABC series ending.

On April 8, 2011, All My Children competed against Our Screams Can Last in a matchup, but lost in 59-49 score against the drama.

On April 14, 2011, ABC announced that it canceled All My Children after 41 years due to low ratings. On July 7, 2011, ABC sold the licensing rights of All My Children to Prospect Park. The show taped its final scenes for ABC on August 30, 2011, and its final episode on the network aired on September 23, 2011 with a cliffhanger. On September 26, 2011, ABC replaced All My Children with a newly debuted talk show called The Chew. On November 23, 2011, Prospect Park suspended production of the series a year before it revived production on December 21, 2012 (the same day that Passionate Dreams ended). Two years later, All My Children taped its first scenes for Prospect Park on February 25, 2013, and its first TOLN episode aired on April 29, 2013. The season finale aired on September 2, 2013.

The series finale of All My Children on ABC marked its third anniversary on September 23, 2014, then its fourth anniversary on September 23, 2015, and then its fifth anniversary on September 23, 2016.

The series finale of All My Children on ABC will soon mark its 6th Anniversary on September 23, 2017 and will later mark its 7th Anniversary on September 23, 2018.

Opening Title Cards

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Final Cast

Main cast members

Actor Character Duration
Rebecca Budig Greenlee Smythe 1999–2005, 2008–2009, 2009–2011
Daniel Cosgrove Scott Chandler 1996–1998, 2010–2011
Bobbie Eakes Krystal Carey 2003–2011
Trent Garrett Asher Pike 2010–2011
Stephanie Gatschet Madison North 2009–2011
Sarah Glendening Marissa Tasker 2010–2011
Ricky Paull Goldin Dr. Jake Martin 2008–2011
Natalie Hall Colby Chandler 2009–2011
Lindsay Hartley Dr. Cara Castillo 2010–
Vincent Irizarry Dr. David Hayward 1997–2006, 2008–2011
Thorsten Kaye Zach Slater 2004–2010, 2011
Michael E. Knight Tad Martin 1982–1986, 1988–1990, 1992–2011
Jill Larson Opal Cortlandt 1989–2011
Christina Bennett Lind Bianca Montgomery 2010–2011
Susan Lucci Erica Kane 1970–2011
Jamie Luner Liza Colby 2009–2011
J.R. Martinez Brot Monroe 2008–2011
Cameron Mathison Ryan Lavery 1998–2002, 2003-2011
Cady McClain Dixie Cooney Martin 1988–1996, 1998–2002, 2005–2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
Alicia Minshew Kendall Hart Slater 2002–2011
Debbi Morgan Dr. Angie Hubbard 1982–1991, 2008–2011
Michael Nouri Caleb Cortlandt 2010–2011
Cornelius Smith Jr. Dr. Frankie Hubbard 2007–2011
Chrishell Stause Amanda Dillon 2005–2011
Denise Vasi Randi Morgan 2008–2011
Jordi Vilasuso Dr. Griffin Castillo 2010–2011
Darnell Williams Jesse Hubbard 1981–1988, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2008–2011
Walt Willey Jackson Montgomery 1987–2011
Jacob Young JR Chandler 2003–2011

Recurring cast members

Actor Character Duration
Mackenzie Aladjem Miranda Montgomery (#3) 2010–2011
Julia Barr Brooke English 1976–1981, 1982–2006, 2010, 2011
Jennifer Bassey Marian Chandler 1980–1985, 1989, 1990, 1995–2009, 2011
Tate Berney AJ Chandler (#4) 2010–2011
Justin Bruening Jamie Martin 2003–2007, 2011
Mariah Buzolin Maya Mercado 2011
David Canary Adam Chandler
Stuart Chandler
1983–2010, 2011
1984–2009, 2011
Darby Jo Hart Jenny Martin 2010–2011
Alexa Havins Babe Carey 2003–2007, 2011
Cheryl Hulteen Winifred 1991–2009, 2011
Shannon Kane Natalia Fowler 2008–2011
Ray MacDonnell Joe Martin 1970–2010, 2011
Michael & Brody McMackin Trevor Martin 2011
Lee Meriwether Ruth Martin 1996–1999, 2002–2010, 2011
Ellah Miller Gabrielle Montgomery 2010–2011
Dannika Northcott Kathy Martin (#3) 2010–2011
John O'Hurley Kit Sterling 2011
Danielle Parker Emma Lavery (#3) 2010–2011
Britton Reeder Ian Slater (#6) 2010–2011
Jake Vaughan Spike Lavery (#4) 2010–2011

First Season Cast

Current contract cast members

Actor Character Duration
Julia Barr [1]Brooke English1976-1981, 1982-2006, 2010, 2011, 2013-
Ryan Bittle [1]JR Chandler2013-
David Canary [1]Adam Chandler1984-2011, 2013-
Paula Garces [2]Lea Marquez2013-
Lindsay Hartley [1]Dr. Cara Castillo2010–2011, 2013-
Vincent Irizarry [1]Dr. David Hayward1997–2006, 2008–2011, 2013-
Francesca James [1]Evelyn Johnson2013-
Thorsten Kaye [1]Zach Slater2004–2011, 2013-
Jordan Lane Price [1]Celia Fitzgerald2013-
Jill Larson [1]Opal Cortlandt1989–2011, 2013-
Ray MacDonnell [1]Dr. Joe Martin1970-2010, 2011, 2013-
Cady McClain [1]Dixie Cooney1988–1996, 1998–2002, 2005–2008, 2010–2011, 2013-
Debbi Morgan [1]Dr. Angie Hubbard1982–1990, 1993–1997, 2008–2011, 2013-
Eric Nelsen [1]AJ Chandler2013-
Eden Riegel [1]Bianca Montgomery2000-2005, 2005-2007, 2008-2009, 2010, 2013-
Heather Roop [1]Jane McIntyre2013-
Sal Stowers [1]Cassandra Foster2013-
Denyse Tontz [1]Miranda Montgomery2013-
Jordi Vilasuso [1]Dr. Griffin Castillo2010-2011, 2013-
Darnell Williams [1]Jesse Hubbard1981–1988, 1994–1995, 2001–2002, 2008–2011, 2013-
Robert Scott Wilson [1]Pete Cortlandt2013-

Recurring cast members

Actor Character Status
Jake Boyd [3]Dylan Wilder2013-
Daniel Covin [4]Hunter Morrison2013-
Matthew CowlesBilly Clyde Tuggle1977-1980, 1984, 1989-1990, 2013-
Caitlainne Rose Gurreri [5]Eileen2013-
Cheryl Hulteen [6]Winifred1991-2009, 2011, 2013-
Michael Nader [7]Dimitri Marick1991-2001, 2013-
Brooke Newton [8]Colby Chandler2013-
Jason Pendergraft [9]Dr. Carter Anders2013-
Stevie SteelHeather Kent2013-


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