Full detailed profile on Dr. Jake Martin Played by Ricky Paull Goldin on All My Children Daytime Soap Opera.
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Dr. Jake Martin
Actor: Ricky Paull Goldin
Who played Dr. Jake Martin over the years
Ricky Paull Goldin (Wednesday April 30 2008 - Present)
Useful information on Dr. Jake Martin
* Real name Joseph Martin, JR; called "Joey" as a child.
Current: Doctor at PVH
Past: Doctor with Doctors without Borders
Past: Chief of Staff at Pine Valley Hospital
Past: Intern at Pine Valley Hospital
Jake Martin, called Joey as a child, was born to Ruth and Joe Martin. He was a by-the-book kid who always followed the rules. He met and fell in love with Emily Ann Sago and married her against his parents' wishes. Emily Ann lost her mind when she realized her birth parents were Billy Clyde Tuggle and Estelle LaTour; she became pregnant but lost the baby. Unable to cope, Emily Ann was committed to an institution. Jake divorced Emily Ann and moved to Stanford to attend Medical School.
Jake eventually dropped out of Stanford and began working as a handyman. During this time he met Liza Colby and they began dating. Liza eventually realized "Jake" was Tad's brother "Joey" and broke off their affair. He was hired by Adam, whom Liza had married, as an assistant at WRCW. Adam hoped that Jake would get a tape of Liza fooling around so he could divorce her. Jake was still in love with Liza and refused to do Adam's bidding.
Next he met and began dating Belinda but that relationship never went anywhere. He began working at Pine Valley Hospital where he met Allie Doyle. They were immediately attracted but Dr. David Hayward threw a wrench in their relationship because he was Allie's ex. David proposed to her but she turned him down so he blackmailed her by threatening to tell Joe Martin she falsified her college transcripts. David tried to ruin Jake, too, by drugging Adam Chandler while he was recovering from a stroke. Adam was nearly killed and David blamed Jake for it. Jake was suspended from the hospital.
Soon after, Liza decided it was time to have a baby. Jake offered to be her sperm donor and stay out of the child's life. Liza agreed. Then, she and Adam reunited. Jake, who had married Gillian, was afraid that Adam would harm the child and decided he would sue for custody. During this time Gillian and Ryan were involved in a car accident. Jake became her doctor. Gillian knew the truth about Liza's child, Colby, - that Adam switched sperm samples and was the child's biological father - but was unable to tell Jake because of her injuries. When he finally learned the truth he felt betrayed by Gillian. He left town angry which led to Gillian and Ryan getting back together. Gillian was eager for Jake to return so she could divorce him to be with Ryan. Jake had gone to Chechnya and was injured during the fighting there. When Jake returned, still in bad shape, Gillian realized she couldn't leave him and began neglecting Ryan. Ryan eventually told her their relationship was over.
Gillian and Jake eventually did divorce but remained friends.
Jake became involved with Greenlee Smythe and was also focused on destroying Dr. David Hayward. Greenlee couldn't let go of Leo, though, and Jake turned to Mia. She didn't keep his interest long and Jake was soon dating Greenlee again. Jake learned that David had put Dixie in danger while treating her heart condition but both Dixie and Tad convinced him not to go public with the information. Thinking he had the upper hand, David went to the board to have Joe removed from his Chief-of-Staff position. The board agreed that Joe was slipping but then named Jake as the new Chief of Staff and not David!
Jake and Mia soon got back together but Mia was being blackmailed by Trey. Mia told Jake that Trey helped her give up her son for adoption. Trey wanted to disrupt the child's adoption but Jake helped Mia convince them not to destroy the boy's life. A short time later, Liza accidentally pushed Mia off a balcony at the Chandler manse. Jake wanted Liza to pay for her crime but Mia would not press charges. They became closer than ever until Mia decided to go into business with Greenlee, Liza, Kendall and Simone. Mia worked long hours getting Fusion off the ground and began associating with handsome men, making Jake jealous. He proposed but Mia wasn't ready for marriage. Insecure because of her supposed rejection, Jake turned to Allison, an intern at the hospital, and they began an affair. When Simone caught them in a broom closet, Jake ran away from Pine Valley, leaving only a note for Mia and for Tad. Soon after, the Martins received word that Jake had joined the Doctors Without Borders program.
Jake returned to town a few months later with fiancee Carolyn in town. Mia was upset, especially when Jake blamed their break-up on her. Tad told him off but Jake stuck to his guns. Joe and Ruth were just glad to have their son back but Jake said he couldn't stay in Pine Valley because of his past. Both he and Carolyn returned to their jobs with Doctors Without Borders.
Jake was rescued from Africa by Aidan Devane after a ransom was sent to Zach's office. He wanted to return to Africa but Tad was hurt when Papel crashed Jesse's wedding and stayed in town. Tad and Joe convinced him to remain in town. Jake began an affair with Amanda but was also attracted to Taylor Thompson; when Amanda figured this out, she dumped him.
Jake focused on Taylor, who was recovering from paralysis after a fall at the hospital.
Jake came back in Pine Valley and helped Amanda plot against David, who wanted to steal her child when it was born. Jake and Amanda decided to get married and left town for her to have the baby. Jake made a side deal with Liza, telling her she could adopt Amanda's baby, but he actually got her another infant and hid Amanda's baby. Jake and Amanda told David that the baby died in childbirth. Currently, Jake and Amanda hatched a plan to have her son turn up as an abandoned child, which they would then adopt. David learned the child was alive and made Trevor and Amanda move in with him. Soon it was revealed that Jake was the real bio-dad. Now Jake and Amanda live with their child together.
After ridding themselves of Daivd, Amanda attracted a stalker when she started modeling for Fusion. The stalker turned out to be Janet and Jake helped his wife deal with her issues regarding her mother, as well as her fears over being a mother herself.
Jake decided he and Amanda should get re-married and threw his wife the wedding of her dreams.
After a few months of happiness, Jake's ex, Cara, came to town. It was revealed that she left him because drug lords were after her and threatened his life. She was still in love with him, which threatened Amanda. Despite Jake's insistence that he loved only her, Amanda, who didn't know about the drug lords, called immigration to tell them Cara was traveling under an assumed name. When they threatened to deport Cara, Tad stepped in and married her, which bothered Jake more than he admitted.
Amanda Dillon (married)
Taylor Thompson (kissed)
Carolyn (past engagement)
Mia Saunders (engaged)
Dr. Patricia Trowbridge
Joe Martin (father)
Ruth Martin (mother)
Tad Martin (brother by adoption)
Philip Brent (half-brother by adoption)
Jeff Martin (half-brother)
Tara Martin (half-sister)
Bobby Martin (half-brother)
Henry Martin (grandfather)
Kate Martin (grandmother)
Paul Martin (uncle)
Amy Parker (aunt)
Elizabeth Martin (cousin - deceased)
Jamie Martin (nephew by adoption)
Jenny Carey (niece by adoption)
Josh Madden (half-nephew)
Philip Charles Brent (half-nephew)
Kelsey Jefferson (half-niece)
Samuel Carlos Grey (half-great-nephew)
Trevor Martin (son with Amanda Dillon)
Unnamed child (miscarriage with Gillian)
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Amanda and Jake meet up at the hospital. Joe shows up, as Maria finds them. Jake notes Maria is consulting on a patient for him. Maria steps away to take a call from Miami and Amanda notes her feeling that something good was going to happen is occurring right now.
Joe, Jake and Amanda show up at the Martin house. As the family catches up, Dixie tells Joe she and Tad have never been happier and then steps out to text someone. Ruth marvels over the miracle Tad has been blessed with. Tad knows it and texts someone as well.
After texting each other, Tad and Dixie meet up outside. They agree they're on the same page and then Tad unknowingly dials the house. Opal answers and tells the room she thinks Tad is about to pop the question. They all listen in as Dixie tells Tad he's done this before, so she'd like to give it a try. She tears up as she tells Tad he's her home and her heart. He's everything to her and where she belongs. Tad gave his heart to her 20 years ago. They say, "Together forever." Dixie asks if he will marry her. Tad says yes and they kiss. They hear their family cheering over the phone. Tad and Dixie return to their excited family, who celebrate their engagement.
Jake enters ConFusion at closing time and finds Ryan, who was wired after the David mess and didn't want to keep Greenlee awake. Jake congratulates him on nailing David, who has been arrested. Jake calls him a hero. Ryan doesn't understand why people label him that. Jake reminds him that he rescues people, but Ryan only sees it as looking out for people. Jake bemoans being labeled Joe Martin Jr. because it's a lot to live up to, especially being a great husband and father. Ryan starts thinking about his own father, who was nothing like Joe. He wants to be completely present with Greenlee and his kids. He says they have to put the past behind them and move on. They toast to dumping the baggage.
Jake goes home and curls up in bed with Amanda.