Thursday, September 9, 2010

CLASSIC ATWT Photo of the Day: Tom and Carol

On July 26, 1973, Tom (now played by Peter Galman) married Carol (Rita McLaughlin Walter) in a lavish ceremony shot on-location.

Tom's marriage to Carol prompted the infamous "granny clause" in Eileen Fulton's contract as she did not want to see Lisa turned into an old lady before her time.

Sadly, Tom and Carol's marriage did not stand the test of time, but their interactions with Jay and Natalie during the mid-1970s made for interesting story.

Galman was one of the 13 actors who have played the role of Tom Hughes.


  1. Could you list the full set of 13 Toms, and their run years? It would be fascinating trivia!

  2. James Madden (1963)
    Jerry Schaffer (1964)
    Frankie Michaels (January 1965 to April 1966)
    Richard Thomas (May 1966 to February 1967) - JOHN BOY
    Paul O'Keefe (March 1967 to March 1968)
    Peter Link (1969)
    Peter Galman (1969 to 1974)
    C. David Colson (1973 to December 1978)
    Tom Tammi (January 1979 to July 1980)
    Justin Deas (December 1980 to April 13, 1984)
    Jason Kincaid (August 1984 to November 1984)
    Gregg Marx (December 3, 1984 to December 19, 1986)
    Scott Holmes (July 3, 1987 to Present)

    Babies before that.

  3. I had a crush watching Peter Galman's Tom when I was a high school boy! :-)

    Are there any photos of C. David Colson as Tom #8 with Judith Chapman as Natalie (Wife #2)? Thanks!

  4. Thanks for the list and for the pics. Interesting huge list. Seems to have been lots of trouble getting a stable Tom in the 1960s.

  5. Hey Roger,

    Thanks a million for the photo of C. David Colson & Judith Chapman as Tom & Natalie! :-)