Full detailed profile on Mike Kasnoff Played by Mark C. Collier on As the World Turns Daytime Soap Opera.
Mark C. Collier
Actor: Mark C. Collier
Who played Mike Kasnoff over the years
Mark C. Collier (July 2002 - January 2007; November 11 2009 - November 13 2009)
Useful information on Mike Kasnoff
* Currently married to Katie Peretti Frasier Coleman Kasnoff since May 2006.
Past: Model for Street Jeans
Past: Stock Car Racer
Past: Auto Mechanic
Mike Kasnoff was an auto mechanic whose dream was to be a stock car racer. He met Rosanna Cabot, who was from a wealthy family. Mike asked Rosanna to marry him, but her father, Alex, tried to keep them apart. Mike and Alex had an argument about this, and Alex suffered a fatal heart attack. Rosanna blamed Mike for her father's death and didn't want anything to do with him. He went to a bar and was seduced by Carly Tenney, who became pregnant. Out of spite, Carly told Rosanna about the infidelity on their wedding day. Rosanna left Mike and Carly miscarried the baby.
Mike then met a stock car racer by the name of Pilar. They went to Spain to race cars, and after several years, Mike returned to Oakdale alone. Mike then met Katie Peretti, who was married to Simon. Simon left Katie because he killed a man by the name of Bartleby, and was on the run from the law. After an on again, off again relationship, Mike decided Katie would always love Simon so they separated.
Mike met Jennifer while working with her at BRO. They fell in love .In the meantime, Katie came back to Oakdale. Jennifer felt her relationship with Mike was threatened. She impulsively slept with Craig Montgomery, who was the new manager at Worldwide. She became pregnant and when she told Mike about the incident, he wanted to raise the baby as his own. Mike and Jennifer got married, but he left her soon after because she had conspired to frame Craig for drug possession. She feared he would be in her baby's life and wouldn't be a good father.
Mike returned to Katie, but trouble began several months later. Katie published a book titled "Oakdale Confidential." She wrote about many secrets of Oakdale's citizens. Mike had told her about a woman who had given him some rubies, soon after his release from prison. He had buried them in the basement of Carly's house. When they went to dig them up, they found the skeleton of Maya God, the woman who had given him the rubies. Mike and Katie had just gotten married when the police arrested him for murder. Detective Nick Kasnoff, Mike's cousin, tried to cover evidence to help free Mike. Katie realized he was just covering up the evidence to protect himself. Katie was trying to protect Mike so when she saw the gun on the ground, from the struggle Mike and Nick had, she fired it, killing Nick. At first, Mike found it hard to forgive Katie, but eventually he did.
Later, their marriage fell apart when Katie had a one-night stand with her old flame, Simon Frasier. Mike couldn't stay with Katie any longer, knowing her betrayal. He left as she begged him to come back. A few weeks later, Mike was overcome with Katie's compassion and caring while Tom was in the hospital and they made love. The next day, Katie had false hopes and told Mike about their future, but Mike put a stop to it right then and there.
Mike is a strong caring man who wants nothing more out of life than to be loved by someone as caring. He wants a simple life and won't settle for anything less. Mike is always there to help anyone in need, but he seems to have the worst luck when it comes to his own life.
Jennifer Munson Kasnoff Donovan (divorced - deceased)
Jennifer Munson Kasnoff Donovan (lovers)
Katie Peretti Frasier Coleman Kasnoff (lovers)
Carly Tenney Snyder (one night stand)
Molly McKinnon (lovers)
Pilar Domingo (dated - deceased)
Rosanna Cabot (lovers - engaged)
Carly Tenney Snyder (lovers)
Mark Kasnoff (brother)
Sara Kasnoff (sister)
Nick Kasnoff (cousin - deceased)
Sage Snyder (Goddaughter)
Nora Kasnoff (daughter with Carly Tenney Snyder - deceased)
In South Carolina, Anna and Carly find Mike unconscious in the hospitality suite at the racetrack. Mike wakes up and explains why Jack was there. He confesses to his wife that he was going to race to try and solve their money problems.
Mike and Carly run down to the track. They radio in to Jack but he refuses to get out of the car. "I've already widowed one woman. My conscience isn't going to let me sit by and let it happen to someone else," he says. Carly gets on the line. She tells him that this won't make up for what happened to Brad and the rest of his family needs him. He tells her that he has to make things right and then speeds off to join the other cars. Mike sadly watches and fears they are going to lose everything. Suddenly, Jack pulls ahead of everyone and wins the race. Mike runs down to Jack, who tells him to keep all of the money.
In South Carolina, Jack takes Mike and his family out for breakfast. After Mike's wife leaves with their daughter, Jack asks him why he's lying to her. Mike says his wife isn't a fan of his racing and this is none of his business. He asks Jack to tell Katie he is thinking about her, but, even if he wasn't married, he wouldn't be the right guy to help her. He suggests that Jack go looking for Simon. Jack doesn't like that idea at all.
Jack approaches Mike as he's being threatened on the racetrack. After Jack stops the confrontation, Mike tries pulling on his racing gloves. Seeing how his hands are shaking, Jack tells him that he can't drive. Mike needs the prize money to pay his mortgage. Jack points out he's more likely to kill himself than win this race. Mike tells him to go home and put his own life together instead of trying to fix everyone else's. Jack punches him out. He drags him inside.