Emmy winner David Canary announces his retirement from ABC’s “All My Children.”
ABC has confirmed that five time Daytime Emmy winner David Canary (Adam; ex-Stuart) has announced his retirement from All My Children. The actor, who has portrayed twins Adam and Stuart Chandler since 1984, will air through April 2010. All My Children recently moved its production out west to Los Angeles after spending 40 years in New York. Canary’s exit, which has been rumored to be in the works for a long time now, was reportedly planned to come after AMC has settled into the transition from the east coast to the west coast.
Canary’s official statement on his retirement: “My career on All My Children has given me more than words could ever convey, both professionally and personally. I have cherished each and every moment. I would like to thank all the fans who have tuned in throughout the years. Their love and support has meant the world to me. I truly feel that I will leave the show in great hands. The viewers will be happy with how Adam departs the canvas and I know that leaving JR (Jacob Young) as head of the Chandler household will continue to provide the show with many great stories to come. This is not the last you’ve seen of Adam Chandler. I will be back to check up on the Chandler Clan.”
The soap opera veteran has appeared on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, Another World, and One Life to Live (as Adam Chandler). Canary is also well known from his work on Bonanza and Peyton Place. Canary joined the cast of All My Children in 1984 and won Lead Actor at the Daytime Emmys in 1986, 1988, 1989, 1993, and 2001.
Canary’s character, Stuart Chandler, was killed off last May and it was revealed this fall that it was Adam who did the deed. Look for Canary to temporarily reprise his role as Stuart in early March as Dixie (Cady McClain) and Stuart greet JR in heaven. According to ABC, you can expect to see a “scandalous” end to Adam’s marriage to Annie (Melissa Claire Egan). Coming up, Adam and ex-wife Brooke (Julia Barr) will grow closer as Brooke provides a shoulder to lean on for Adam as he deals with son JR’s cancer crisis. In true Chandler fashion, when the co-CEO of Chandler Enterprises makes his departure, there will most certainly be a power struggle within the Chandler household. There is no final airdate available for Canary at this time.
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