Adam Munson (as played by Matthew J. Morrison on As the World Turns)

Useful information about Adam Munson

* He set fire to a locker at school to get his adopted dad's, Tom's, attention. (1997)
* Almost assaulted Eddie Silva. (1998)

Who's played Adam Munson over the years?

Matt Cavenaugh (November 2006 - present)
Matthew J. Morrison (October 2006 - November 2006)
Craig Lawlor (1998 - 2002)
Harry Zittel (1996 - 1998)
Michael Zderko (1989 - 1995)
Philip Webster Smith IV (1988 - 1989)

Current and Past Occupation

Currently: Music Producer
Past: Student st the USC Film School
Past: Student intern at WOAK-TV
Past: Student

Past History

Margo and Tom Hughes provided Adam with a safe and secure childhood. Both Margo and Tom were considered outstanding citizens of Oakdale. Margo was an officer of the Oakdale Police Department, and Tom had worked his way up to District Attorney. While working closely together on assignments. Hal and Margo found themselves caught up in a moment. Their needs and desires outweighed all that was wrong, and they made love. The two agreed never to let it happen again, and returned home to their families. Later, Margo and Tom moved out of town. When they returned, Margo had given birth to a little boy named Adam. Hal later found out that Adam was really his son, and after talking to Tom and Margo he agreed not to say anything about him being Adam's biological father until Adam was old enough to understand. When Adam turned 10 the truth came out, and they assured Adam that Tom still loved him and always would, but Hal wanted to get to know his son too.

When Adam was 15 years old, Tom had an affair with Emily Stewart. Emily was pregnant with Tom's son. Margo and Tom were not getting along at this time. Fortunately, Adam had a way out and went to stay with his biological dad for a while. He blamed Tom for what he had done to the family, and didn't want much to do with Tom until Tom got into a fight with Alec Wallace. Tom was in a coma in the hospital, and Adam didn't leave his side. When he woke up, he and Adam patched things up. Adam continued to live with Hal and Barbara until their marriage fell apart, then he moved back in with Tom and Margo.

Adam met and fell in love with Abigail Williams, who was his first real love. In July 2004, he and Abigail shared their first kiss on a rooftop. Abigail eventually left town, and Adam announced that he was leaving too. He left his friends and family in Oakdale to attend a film school in LA.

In 2006, after hearing the tragic news of his biological father, Hal, who was killed in the line of duty, Adam returned to Oakdale. He decided he would stick around for a while. Meanwhile, he heard Gwen Norbeck Munson sing and wanted to record an album with her. She was in college at the time, but considered this a dream come true. During the time they spent together in LA, Adam found himself looking at Gwen in a different light. They shared a kiss after one of her performances, and Gwen's mom, Iris, just happened to be there to witness the kiss. Soon after, Iris made sure word quickly got back to Will, Gwen's husband and Adam's half brother. This caused tension between Adam and Will. Adam started dating Jade Taylor, who became a distraction for Gwen. Later, Adam began ignoring Jade as he spent more and more time with Gwen. However, Gwen was loyal to her marriage with Will, and Adam grew jealous as he watched the two become closer.

Past Marriages


Flings and Relationships

Abigail Williams (dated)
Brandy (lovers)


Hal Munson (biological father)
Margo Hughes (mother)
Tom Hughes (adopted father)
Casey Hughes (half brother)
Nikki Munson (half sister)
Will Munson (half brother)
Parker Munson (half brother)
Jennifer Munson Casnoff Donovan (step sister - deceased)
Lien Hughes (step sister)
Daniel Hughes (step brother)
John Dixon (maternal grandfather)
Lyla Peretti (maternal grandmother)
Harold Munson (paternal grandfather)
Bob Hughes (paternal grandfather by adoption)
Lisa Miller Hughes Eldridge Shea Colman McColl Mitchell Grimaldi (paternal grandmother by adoption)
Billy Norbeck (nephew - deceased)
John Dustin Munson Donovan (nephew and first cousin by adoption)
Craig Montgomery (uncle)
Katie Peretti Frasier Coleman Casnoff (aunt)
Cricket Montgomery Ross (aunt)
Andy Dixon (uncle)
Duke Kramer (uncle)
Matthew John Dixon (uncle)
Johnny Dixon (uncle - deceased)
Claire Munson Shelby (aunt)
Frannie Hughes (aunt)
Chuck Shea (uncle - deceased)
Sabrina Hughes (aunt)
Christopher Hughes (Uucle)
Margaret Crawford (great aunt)
Tess Shelby (cousin)
Hope Dixon (cousin)
Bryant Montgomery (cousin - deceased)
Lucinda ?Lucy? Marie Montgomery (cousin)
William ?Billy? Ross (cousin)
Suzanne ?Suzie? Ross (cousin)
Chris Hughes (great grandfather by adoption - deceased)
Nancy Hughes McClosky (great grandmother by adoption)
Henry Miller (great grandfather by adoption - deceased)
Alma Miller (great grandmother by adoption - deceased)
Will Hughes (great great grandfather by adoption - deceased)
Penny Hughes Cunningham (great aunt by adoption)
Don Hughes (great uncle by adoption)
Susan Hughes (great aunt by adoption- deceased)
Scott Eldridge (uncle)
Annette Wagner (great aunt)
Pam Wagner (first cousin)
Pearl (great great aunt by adoption)
Edith Hughes Frey (great great aunt by adoption)
John Hughes (great great uncle by adoption)