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Daniel Cosgrove Returns to All My Children

Daniel Cosgrove (ex-Chris, ATWT; ex-Bill, GL) returns this fall to All My Children as Scott Chandler.

Daniel Cosgrove (ex-Chris, ATWT; ex-Bill, GL) will reprise the role of Scott Chandler this December. Last week All My Children confirmed that Adam Mayfield, who joined the show in April of 2009 as Scott, would be departing this fall. Reportedly, the reason for his departure (as well as Brittany Allen) was a decision to take the characters in a different direction. Almost immediately speculation arose that the series would recast the role, and Cosgrove, fresh off his stint at As the World Turns, would chosen as the replacement.

Cosgrove first assumed the role of Scott Chandler in 1996, taking over the role from Shane McDermott. After two years, Cosgrove left AMC and later booked a starring role on the hit FOX series Beverly Hills, 90210 as attorney Matt Durning. In 2002 he returned to his soap roots, taking over the role of Bill Lewis on CBS’ Guiding Light. Though he exited GL in 2005, he would return 2007, where he remained until the show’s final episode in September 2009.

Last year the actor was rumored to be joining ABC’s One Life to Live alongside Guiding Light co-star Gina Tognoni (Kelly, OLTL; ex-Dinah, GL) in the role of Joey Buchanan, but joined the cast of As the World Turns (as yet another recast) as Chris Hughes. Those same rumors resurfaced earlier this summer when World Turns ceased production in June.

AMC’s co-head writers David Kreizman & Donna Swajeski previously wrote for Cosgrove on Guiding Light. Kriezman also reunited with Cosgrove on As the World Turns, where he served as co-head writer with Jean Passanate from July 2009 to March 2010.

Cosgrove is currently filming Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life alongside Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Mira Sorvino, Joe Pantoliano and David Thorton.


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