|Nathan Purdee - Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos|
"I needed someone with gravitas and experience playing strong, uber-confident men, and Nathan Purdee was at the top of my list," said series creator and executive producer, Sonia Blangiardo, "We are very fortunate to have Nathan join our cast. The character of Ethan Washington is overconfident, never in doubt, a real force to be reckoned with, feared by other executives, actors, and crew."
No stranger to playing powerful, tough men in film, television and theatre, Nathan Purdee most recently appeared as a Congressman in Netflix’s megahit HOUSE OF CARDS. Purdee is best known to soap fans as Hank Gannon, the no-nonsense Llanview District Attorney on ONE LIFE TO LIVE from 1992-2003. Prior to that, Purdee played reformed mobster turned private investigator Nathan Hastings in THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS from 1984-1992.
Since moving to New York in 1992, Purdee has had the lead roles in two independent films and begun his own production company, KARMIC RELEASE, LTD. He served as Executive Producer on his first film, Wallowitch & Ross: This Moment heralded as “one of the outstanding documentaries of the year” by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Purdee most recently appeared as Buster Neal in the stage production of "The Legend of Buster Neal," a play by Brooklyn playwright Jackie Alexander, and directed by Jackie Alexander at The Billie Holiday Theatre and at the 2011 National Black Theatre Festival.
When not working as an actor on stage and screen, Purdee works as a recurring Actor/Trainer for John J College for Criminal Justice, which has created and promotes a program dedicated to training the graduating New York Police Recruits and various other law enforcement officials in community relations and non aggressive alternatives in dealing with EDP's (Emotionally Disturbed Persons).
In Pennsylvania, Purdee earned his photography degree and has studied at ICP in New York City. Most recently, he studied with legendary photographer, Lucien Clergue at his workshop in Provence, France. Purdee has also been mentored by photographer Howard Schatz.
Purdee shoots with a medium format Hasselblad and a 35mm Nikon film and Digital cameras. His works include Landscapes, Architecture, Portraits and Fine Art. Purdee’s extensive travel has allowed him to build a body of work that includes many interesting locations and people. He has photographed for publishers Simon and Shuster, “Confederacy of Silence,” American Photo Magazine, The World Tribune Press, The San Francisco Herald, and for music distributor Siahson, SYLVER.
Nathan Purdee joins the TAINTED DREAMS all-star cast which includes Alicia Minshew (ALL MY CHILDREN), Terri Ivens (ALL MY CHILDREN), Grant Aleksander (GUIDING LIGHT), Kelley Menighan Hensley (AS THE WORLD TURNS), Walt Willey (ALL MY CHILDREN), Bobbie Eakes (ALL MY CHILDREN), Natalia Livingston (GENERAL HOSPITAL), Marnie Schulenburg (AS THE WORLD TURNS), Michael Lowry (ALL MY CHILDREN), Austin Peck (DAYS OF OUR LIVES), Colleen Zenk (AS THE WORLD TURNS), Larkin Malloy (THE EDGE OF NIGHT), Tonja Walker (ONE LIFE TO LIVE), James DePaiva (ONE LIFE TO LIVE), Ilene Kristen (RYAN'S HOPE), Dina Manzo (DINA'S PARTY and REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY), Anthony Wilkinson ("My Big Gay Italian Wedding" and the new "My Big Gay Italian Funeral), Lisa Marie Varon (IMPACT WRESTLING) and “Mr. PEC-Tacular” Jessie Godderz (IMPACT WRESTLING and Big Brother).
TAINTED DREAMS began filming July 29 and shoots for 2 weeks in and around New York City. Winter 2014 is the anticipated premiere date for the show. NYC Brand Productions is still in negotiations on distribution for TAINTED DREAMS. Details on where you can view the series will be announced as soon as they are available.