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One Life to Live (OLTL) is a popular soap opera that has been aired on ABC since July 15, 1968. The show was created by Agnes Nixon. It takes place in a town called Llanview, Pennsylvania. One Life to Live was very different from all other soap operas. It shows a lot of diversity; the rich and the middle class, black and white, Jewish and Catholics. One Life to Live was the first soap opera to have a black couple. The main families are the Mannings, Lords, Cramers, and Buchanans. Very popular storylines that are associated with One Life to Live are Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), prostitute housewife (played by Emmy award winning Judith Light), teen homosexuality, drugs, and sexual transmitted disease (stds).

It still aired on ABC at 2 pm eastern, and 9 pm eastern on SOAPNET.

It has been announced that it canceled One Life to Live because of low ratings. One Life to Live taped its finale scenes for ABC on November 18, 2011, and aired its final ABC episode on January 13, 2012. A year later, One Life to Live taped its first scenes for Prospect Park on March 11, 2013, and aired its first TOLN episode aired on April 29, 2013.



Cast

Current contract cast members

Actor Character Status
Melissa Archer [1] Natalie Buchanan 2001-2012, 2013-
Corbin Bleu [2]Jeffrey King2013-
Kassie DePaiva [1] Blair Cramer 1993-2012, 2013-
Robert Gorrie [1]Matthew Buchanan2013-
Laura Harrier [1]Destiny Evans2013-
Josh Kelly [1] Cutter Wentworth 2010-2011, 2013-
Florencia Lozano [1] Téa Delgado 1997-2000, 2002, 2008-2012, 2013-
Kelley Missal [1] Danielle Manning 2009-2012, 2013-
Ron RainesCarl Petersen2013-
Paolo SegantiArturo Bandini2013-
Erika Slezak [1] Victoria Lord 1971-2012, 2013-
Hillary B. Smith [1] Nora Buchanan 1992-2012, 2013-
Robin Strasser [1] Dr. Dorian Lord 1979-1987, 1993-2000, 2003-2011, 2013-
Shenaz Treasury [1]Rama Patel2011-2012, 2013-
Andrew Trischitta [1] Jack Manning 2011-2012, 2013-
Jerry verDorn [1] Clint Buchanan 2005-2012, 2013-
Tuc Watkins [1] David Vickers 1994-1996, 2001, 2002, 2003-2006, 2007-2012, 2013-
Robert S. Woods [1] Bo Buchanan 1979-1986, 1988-2012, 2013-

Recurring cast members

Actor Character Status
Peter Bartlett [3]Nigel Bartholomew-Smythe1991-2012, 2013-
Alice CallahanKate Lane2013-
Nick Choksi [1]Vimal Patel2010-2012, 2013-
Ryan CooperBruce Hunter2013-
Jenni Farley [4]Nikki2013-
Elijah and Isaiah Ford [5]Drew Buchanan II2013-
Barbara GarrickAllison Perkins1986-1987, 2001-2003, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013-
Patrick J. Gibbons [6]Sam Manning2010-2012, 2013-
Jessie Malkouti [7]Dusky2013-
Amber Skye NoyesMichelle McCall2013-
Sean Ringgold [1]Shaun Evans2006-2012, 2013-
Finn Robbins [8]Liam McBain2013-
Marnie SchulenbergJo Sullivan2013-


Before they were stars

Actor Character Year Range
Reiko Aylesworth Rebecca Lewis 1993-1995
Tom Berenger Tim Siegel 1975-1976
Yasmine Bleeth Lee Ann Demerest 1991-1993
Jonathan Brandis Kevin Buchanan 1982
Dixie Carter Dorian Cramer 1974
Marcia Cross Kate Sanders 1986-1987
John Cullum Artie Duncan 1969
Roma Downey Johanna Leighton 1988
Julia Duffy Karen Wolek 1977
Nathan Fillion Joey Buchanan 1994-1997, 2007
Laurence Fishburne Josh Hall 1973-1976
Faith Ford Muffy Critchlow 1983
Barbara Garrick Allison Perkins 1986-1987, 2001-2002, 2003, 2008
Richard Grieco Rick Gradner 1986-1987
Tommy Lee Jones Dr. Mark Toland 1971-1975
Joe Lando Jake Harrison 1990-1992
Judith Light Karen Wolek 1977-1983
Colm Meaney Alf 1987-1988
Hayden Panettiere Sarah Roberts 1994-1997
Jameson Parker Brad Vernon 1976-1978
Ryan Phillippe Billy Douglas 1992-1993
Phylicia Rashad Courtney Wright 1981-1983
Elisabeth Rohm Dorothy Hayes 1997-1998
Brandon Routh Seth Anderson 2001-2002
Jessica Tuck Megan Gordon 1988-1992
Blair Underwood Bobby Blue 1985-1986
Casper Van Dien Ty Moody 1993-1994
Mario Van Peebles Doc Gilmore 1982-1983
Nana Visitor Georgina Whitman 1982

Celebrity guests

Guest Year
Joyce Brothers 1972
Hazel Scott 1973
Walter Slezak 1974
Sammy Davis Jr. 1979
Bill Anderson 1980s
Arlene Dahl 1980s
Hugh Downs 1980s
Peabo Bryson 1985
Frank McCourt 1987
Beach Boys 1988
Ivana Trump 1990s
Kurtis Blow 1991
Dr. Ruth 1992
Reba McEntire 1992
Robin Leach 1992
Bill Medley 1994
Darlene Love 1994
Marsha Mason 1994
Little Richard 1995
Erykah Badu 1997
Kortney Kayle 2001 [9]
Charles Busch 2001
Paul Taylor 2004[10]
Simply Red 2004
Dr. Travis Fox 2005
Jai Rodriguez 2005
Mary J. Blige 2006, 2008
Marysol Castro 2006
Lifehouse 2006
Tito Puente, Jr. 2006
Jeannie Ortega 2006
Lauren Flynn 2007
Nelly Furtado 2007
Joy Behar 2007
Elisabeth Hasselbeck 2007
Timbaland 2007[11][12]
Keri Hilson 2007[12]
OneRepublic 2007[12]
Puddle of Mudd 2008[13]
Snoop Dogg 2008[14][15]
Plain White T's 2009[16]

Deceased cast members

Actor Character Date of Death
Gerald Anthony Marco Dane May 28, 2004
Jonathan Brandis Kevin Buchanan November 12, 2003
Phil Carey Asa Buchanan February 6, 2009[17][18]
Keith Charles Ted Clayton July 1, 2008
Jack Crowder Lt. Jack Neil October 9, 1991
Augusta Dabney Helena Ashley February 4, 2008
Ted Demers Daniel Wolek January 1, 2001
Avril Gentles DuAnn Demerest November 21, 2001
Anthony George Will Vernon March 16, 2005
Bernard Grant Steve Burke June 30, 2004
Ernest Graves Victor Lord June 1, 1983
Lillian Hayman Sadie Gray October 25, 1994
Dorrie Kavanaugh Cathy Craig Lord December 31, 1983
Lee Patterson Joe Riley
Tom Dennison
February 14, 2007
Nat Polen Dr. Jim Craig May 3, 1981
Clint Ritchie Clint Buchanan January 31, 2009[19][20]
Esther Rolle Sadie Gray November 17, 1998
Byron Sanders Talbot Huddleston November 12, 2001
Rebecca Schaeffer Annie Barnes July 18, 1989
Jeremy Slate Chuck Wilson Sr. November 19, 2006
Shepperd Strudwick Victor Lord January 15, 1983
Kellie Waymire Emily Haynes November 13, 2003
Michael Zaslow David Renaldi December 6, 1998

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