‘All My Children’ has released the a list of cast members making the move from New York to Los Angeles this January.
All My Children will not move west without its Daytime Emmy winning star, Susan Lucci. The actress will commute from east coast to west, deciding not to move her family from New York. The same goes for Vincent Irizarry (David). Today, the show released a list of cast members who would be making the move from New York to Los Angeles this January with the show. "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to play the role of Erica Kane with All My Children in Los Angeles," Lucci told SOAPnet, "This move is a big vote of confidence and shows ABC’s commitment to AMC." As for Lucci’s onscreen daughter, Alicia Minshew who plays Kendall, Minshew will be on maternity leave starting in November.
The actress will air into December and will rejoin the show when it moves to L.A. at a later date, though exact details have not yet been worked out. Minshew’s onscreen husband, Thorsten Kaye who plays Zach Slater, will not be making the move. According to Kaye’s official website, Kaye will not be making the move out west, nor will he be commuting. His last tape date with All My Children may be in November. Kaye’s partner, Susan Haskell, stars on New York based sister soap One Life to Live. Soap Opera Source always knew that it was a distinct possibility that Kaye would not separate from his family and continue on with All My Children.
As previously reported, Beth Ehlers will not be making the move as Taylor, nor will fellow co-star Aiden Turner as Aidan Devane. Turner’s character will be ushered off of the canvas sometime after BethAnn Bonner (ex-Talia, OLTL) joins the show in the role of Kat starting the week of November 2nd. Kat will be tangled up in the Aidan/Kendall/Zach web. Also missing will be Brianne Moncrief’s Colby and original cast member Joe MacDonnell, who has decided to retire from the role of Dr. Joe Martin, whom he’s played for 40 years. MacDonnell still may pop up occasionally from time to time as storyline and availability dictates. This is the same case for recurring actors, including Jill Larson (Opal) and Daniel Kennedy (Pete).
According to SOAPnet, information on Chrishell Stause’s (Amanda) decision to move was forthcoming. However, fans will remember that the actress confirmed she would be making the move out west on the red carpet of this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards show. Stause, who was rumored to leave All My Children earlier in the year, had signed on with the show for the remainder of the year when her contract was up this spring.
All My Children‘s L.A.-bound Cast Members:
- Brittany Allen (Marissa Tasker)
- David Canary (Adam Chandler)
- Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Carey)
- Melissa Claire Egan (Annie Lavery)
- Stephanie Gatschet (Madison North)
- Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake Martin)
- Vincent Irizarry (David Heyward)
- Shannon Kane (Natalia Fowler)
- Michael E. Knight (Tad Martin)
- Susan Lucci (Erica Kane)
- Jamie Luner (Liza Colby)
- Adam Mayfield (Scott Chandler)
- JR Martinez (Brot Monroe)
- Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery)
- Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart)
- Debbi Morgan (Angie Hubbard)
- Cornelius Smith, Jr. (Frankie Hubbard)
- Denise Vasi (Randi Morgan)
- Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard)
- Jacob Young (Adam "JR" Chandler, Jr.)
So tell us All My Children fans….are you happy with the cast list? How you do feel about some of your favorite actors not making the move? Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured in our upcoming "Fans Speak Out On AMC Move" feature.