Wednesday, June 8, 2011

ABC: Josh Duhamel Press Release

Josh Duhamel will make an appearance on ALL MY CHILDREN to once again play Pine Valley's favorite con artist, Leo du Pres, who allegedly died in 2003. Leo was paired with Rebecca Budig's Greenlee in 2000 and the two characters quickly became a soap super-couple. When Leo went over a waterfall years ago trying to save Greenlee, his body was never found, leaving daytime fans hopeful the character would someday return.

Duhamel was nominated for four Daytime Emmy Awards throughout his time on "All My Children" and won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2002 for his role as Leo. Since his exit from the show in 2003, Duhamel has often mentioned his interest to return to the daytime drama credited for his breakthrough as an actor. Along with the homecoming of many other fan favorites, Duhamel's August return promises storyline twists and turns that ALL MY CHILDREN fans have grown to know and love.

"Everyone at ALL MY CHILDREN is thrilled and excited to welcome Josh back to Pine Valley. The appearance of Leo is sure to be one of the highlights of the season," said Julie Carruthers, executive producer of ALL MY CHILDREN.

Recently nominated for a total of 13 Daytime Emmy Awards and hallmarked for its iconic brand of humor and satire, ALL MY CHILDREN has been prized with more than 30 Emmy Awards over the past four decades, including the three-time top honor of Outstanding Drama Series. Praised for its socially conscious foundation, the show has often been first at the forefront to tackle such issues as AIDS, rape, abortion, alcoholism, spousal abuse and racial bias, among others.

Created by Agnes Nixon, ALL MY CHILDREN premiered on the ABC Television Network on January 5, 1970, as a half-hour show; seven years later it expanded to an hour. Julie Hanan Carruthers is executive producer with Lorraine Broderick as head writer. ALL MY CHILDREN is produced in Los Angeles and airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (1:00-2:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

1 comment:

  1. Yay. I love Leo ! Now he can give Ryan a run for his money ! I love Ryan too so this will be fun !!!