Jon Prescott (Mike Kasnoff) has been let go from As the World Turns, while Dylan Bruce (Chris) has been bumped to recurring.
Jon Prescott (Mike Kasnoff) has been let go from As the World Turns, while Dylan Bruce (Chris) has been bumped to recurring. Prescott ended the rumors about an actor leaving the show when he announced on his official website that he had been let go for budgetary reasons.
Prescott will continue to air through October. Prescott is the third actor to play Mike Kasnoff. Shawn Christian (Daniel, DAYS) created the role in 1994 and left in 1997. Mark Collier took over the role in 2002 and left in 2007.
Prescott appeared in many theater productions such as King Richard III, Carrie, and She Love Me Not. He has also appeared on popular primetime series such as 24, Las Vegas and CSI:NY. Prescott also adds host to his resume. In 2006 he was host of Outdoor Investigations, a series that looked into bio-environmental catastrophes and extreme sport tragedy. Prescott is an avid sports lover and environmentalist and has completed several marathons.
In other As the World Turns casting news, Soap Opera Digest is reporting Dylan Bruce has been put to recurring. Bruce joined the CBS soap in October of 2007. This decision comes as a shock to most as Bruce is well liked by the fans and has been enjoying a front burner storyline involving Agim Kaba (Aaron) and Marne Schulenberg (Alison). A source for CBS has stated this was done for budgetary reasons.
This is Bruce’s second foray into the soap world. He appeared on Passions for a few episodes in 2005. He has also made guest appearances on Las Vegas, Joey and The Sopranos. Bruce also had a role on the online series 24: Conspiracy. Bruce is expected to remain with the show, though he is now available to book roles on other soaps.
Additional reporting by Tara Blake and William Dallman