Full detailed profile on Jack Montgomery Played by Walt Willey on All My Children Daytime Soap Opera.
Walt Willey (ABC)
Actor: Walt Willey
Who played Jack Montgomery over the years
Walt Willey (1987 - present)
Useful information on Jack Montgomery
* Marital Status - Single.
Current: Attorney in private practice
Current: Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
Past: Pine Valley District Attorney (Suspended from duties on December 2, 2003)
Past: Senior partner of Montgomery and Associates law firm
Past: Poolboy for the Greenlee's
Jackson Montgomery came to Pine Valley when his brother Travis was running for the senate, to purportedly handle his campaign funds. Jack accepted illegal bribes and did everything he could to undermine his brother's efforts as payback for the death of their sister, Christine. Jack had been blamed for the boating accident, but it had actually been Travis who was at fault.
Jack fell in love with Travis' wife, Erica, and the two had a clandestine romance behind Travis' back. When he found out, he divorced Erica and sued for custody of their daughter. Erica lost feelings for Jack when he refused to lie about their affair at the custody hearing. Jack, although still in love with Erica, had a brief fling with Brooke English.
Laurel Banning appeared in Jack's headlights one night and became a permanent fixture in his life. She had an autistic daughter by a previous marriage, and Jack came to love Lily as though she were his own. The relationship lasted until Laurel's ex-husband showed up and threatened Laurel's life. She killed him, and despite Jack's legal position, he helped hide the body. When the truth came out, Jack was disbarred temporarily.
He and Laurel stayed together until she fell in love with Trevor Dillon, then Jack stepped aside so the two could marry. Jack turned his attention to his career, won a few high publicity cases, and became Pine Valley's District Attorney.
His romance with Erica was rekindled when he represented her for kidnapping, and even though she was still sent to prison, Jack became a frequent visitor. Although there have been a string of men in Erica's life, she gravitates back to Jack. Mike Roy, Dimiti Marick, Adam Chandler, and many others have held her attention, but Jack seems to hold her heart. Although they have been through many obstacles, they finally married. The family grew as Jack adopted a young man named, Reggie, discovered he had Greenlee, a grown daughter by Mary Smythe, and Lily came home to live.
Always protective of Lily, her recent involvement with Jonathan Lavery was very disturbing to Jack. Despite his objections, the two married and moved in together. However, when Jonathan's brain function returned to normal, Jackson assumed that Jonathan had been lying to Lily all along and caused them to split. When Jonathan saved Lily from a would-be rapist, Jack apologized, finally understanding that Jonathan had been truthful and really cared about Lily. Unfortunately, she couldn't accept their differences and preferred to remain at home with her father and Erica.
With nephew Sean coming to stay, Erica announced that she needed some time and space for herself to plan for the sweeps week on TV. She moved into the Valley Inn, conveniently close to her newfound son, Josh, and her old husband, Jeff Martin. After continual pleas for her to come home, Jack finally had all her belongings delivered to the hotel. However, Sean and friend Colby Chandler teamed up to find a way to get Erica back home in time for Christmas by sending her romantic gifts. On Christmas, Erica and Josh showed up for the Montgomery gathering, and she and Jack seemed to be on their way to making amends until he invited her to a holiday musical and she announced she had already been invited by Jeff.
Jack struggled with his feelings and finally was ready to let Erica go because he didn't want to play her games. Then Jeff left town and Greenlee returned; Erica couldn't find their way back to one another because of Greenlee. They did become friends, though, and Jack stood by Erica when she was arrested for insider trading. Erica convinced him to take on Carmen's case, too, after the two were found running from the law. Jack did and discovered he liked Carmen; they began dating. Erica didn't like that and tried to break them up. She also began dating Adam. Seeing that he was still in love with Erica, Carmen broke up with Jack.
Jack left town after Lily went to college and he learned Kendall caused Greenlee to go off the cliff, presumably to her death. He returned however when Erica began seeing Ryan. Greenlee also returned from the dead soon after. Erica and Ryan broke up and Jack reunited with his long time love.
Jack and Erica left town to go on a blissful world tour. They came back to reality however and dove head first into their children's problems. Erica was also involved in a plane crash and was missing for weeks. She met Caleb Cortlandt who had been living in seclusion for the past 20 or so years. After Erica was rescued, Jack wanted to forge ahead with their wedding. Erica went along with it, but was forming a close bond with Caleb. In the end though she was prepared to marry Jack, but someone kidnapped her before she could say I do.
Laurel Banning (deceased)
Travis Montgomery (brother - deceased)
Christine Montgomery (sister)
Bianca Montgomery (niece)
Molly Montgomery (niece)
Matthew Sean Montgomery (nephew)
Miranda Mona Montgomery (great-niece)
Gabrielle Montgomery (great-niece)
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Jack saddles up to the bar at Krystal's. He tells Krystal he and Erica are finally over.
Everyone gathers at the Chandler mansion. Even Jamie returns because he's worried about JR. Angie notices that Randi is glowing. She admits to her husband, Jesse, and Angie that she might be pregnant. Meanwhile, Zach and Griffin attempt niceties as Kendall intervenes to say she's glad David is out of their lives. David shows up looking for Adam. JR lurks in the secret tunnel, as Erica and Opal show up and see Jack talking to Krystal. JR pulls out his gun as Adam and the room toast to Pine Valley. Erica asks to talk to Jack alone, as David finds Adam. David is snarky, as Adam doesn’t know how to thank him. David says cash is always a good start. Adam wonders what he's up to, but gives him money anyway. Bianca and Marissa show up after getting a text message. They think it was from Scott, but he denies it.
In another room, Erica tells Jack she's arranged for him to come to L.A. with her. She says they can have every single night together. Jack wants family and marriage. He doesn't want to sit alone while she chases her dreams. She thinks they share their dreams because they love each other. She is committed to him and no one else. He knows she doesn’t want to get married. Erica admits it. She doesn’t want to rush into a marriage just to make him feel better. He wishes her luck of the rest of her life without him. He leaves the room as Erica chases him.
Meanwhile, Tad gives a toast and says it's all about neighbors, family and friends. He's found all of them in Pine Valley. It's been his home. The best years of his life. No matter what, family and "all my children" are always with him. Adam wants to add something to the festivities and proposes to Brooke. She happily says yes. Erica runs after Jack through the crowd. She begs him not to go because she needs him. Frankly, Jack doesn't give a damn what she needs and walks away. JR points his gun at the crowd, as Erica runs after Jack. A gunshot goes of.
Kit stops by Erica and Jack's place and tells them they have an Oscar winning writer onboard for the movie. He wants her to move out to L.A. immediately to get to work, but it will only be for three months. Erica is excited but she needs to talk to Jack before she makes a decision. Kit leaves and Jack says he knows Erica has already made up her mind. She's knows it's terrible timing, but promises they will still get married. He muses there will always be opportunities like this for her to take because it makes her feel safe from commitment and settling down. There is always something more important then their relationship to her. He doesn't want to live that way anymore and leaves.