Full detailed profile on Will Munson Played by Jesse Lee Soffer on As the World Turns Daytime Soap Opera.
Jesse Lee Soffer
Actor: Jesse Lee Soffer
Who played Will Munson over the years
Jesse Soffer (2004 - May 2008)
Useful information on Will Munson
* Currently resides with his wife at the Walsh Estate Cottage.
Current: College student
Past: Janitor at Memorial Hospital
Past: Farmhand on the Snyder Farm
Will was born into a loving family. His mother, who had quite a wild life, was determined to give her children the best. She was nurturing and very attentive to her family's needs. Will was very comfortable and secure in his life, at least as a child. He grew up in a house with an older brother, Paul and an older sister, Jennifer. He also had a half brother named Parker. All in all, Hal and Barbara were able to love all of their children very much.
Life didn't stay the same for this family. Barbara found herself smitten by a man named Craig Montgomery. When Barbara could not vision being married to Hal anymore, she divorced him to marry Craig. The only problem with this new marriage was that Craig didn't love Barbara or her children. He married her for her money. His mother was the victim of a terrible explosion which left her physically and mentally scared. She turned her back to friends and family to lead a very quiet life.
During Will's young teenage years, he got into some trouble and ended up institutionalized. He was declared sane again after serving some time for Rose D'Angelo's murder. Once he was out, he had to start his life over again. Not every one was sure that he was sane again. Will's self esteem was low.
After being friends with Casey Hughes for a while, he met Gwen Norbeck. Gwen was interested in Casey, but Casey didn't want anything to do with her. Gwen and Will didn't hit it off that well at first, but that eventually changed when Gwen announced that she was pregnant. When everyone wanted to know who the father was, Will spoke up and said he was. Later the truth was told and he wasn't the father, Casey was. During this time, Will and Gwen got to know each other and fell in love. Neither one had finished high school yet, so everyone was against the marriage. Hal finally agreed that they could live with him if they promised to finish school.
Once they started college, things changed for them. Will bought answers to a test online and got caught. Will and Gwen had a huge argument the night of graduation. Gwen graduated and Will got drunk. Jade Taylor just happened to be out that night too and she found Will. They slept together and the next morning, Will felt horrible, from a hangover and for what he had done to Gwen. Jade thought that she was pregnant with his baby but they soon learned that she was faking it. Gwen and Will patched things up and stayed together.
Gwen stopped going to college long enough to cut her first record. Her producer just happened to be Will's half brother Adam. One time in LA after a successful show, Gwen and Adam shared a kiss. Gwen's mom, Iris, happened to see them kiss and word got back to Will. This caused a lot of tension between Adam and Will. Adam started having feelings for Gwen, but he couldn't act on them. He tried to hide it by dating Jade Taylor. But it didn't work.
He and Gwen finally married and it seemed they had the perfect marriage until Cleo came along and tried to break them up. Will felt sorry for her and convinced Gwen to let her hang around. Cleo fell for him and, on the trip to Branson, tried to kill Gwen and take over her life, including her marriage to Will. She was caught by police and sent away.
Will and Gwen found out they were pregnant but Gwen lost the baby. They learned she could never carry and child and looked for a surrogate; Alison volunteered but that baby was lost, too. They tried to adopt but learned that no agency would approve them because of Will's mental health issues. Barbara convinced them to try private adoption and found a family; it turned out that the baby was Sofie's, though, and that Barbara had paid for it. Will and Gwen were incensed. Sofie refused to let them adopt but later changed her mind. She insinuated herself into Will and Gwen's life and then decided she wanted the baby back - and kidnapped her!
Will and Gwen found Sofie and they went to court; they were awarded custody and decided to start a new life away from Oakdale.
Gwen Norbeck Munson (married)
Hal Munson (father)
Barbara Ryan Stenbeck Munson Dixon Munson (mother)
Paul Ryan (half brother)
Nikki Munson (half sister)
Jennifer Munson Kasnoff Donovan (half sister - deceased)
Adam Munson (half brother)
Johnny Dixon (half brother - deceased)
Parker Munson (half brother)
Chuck Ryan (maternal grandfather - deceased)
Jennifer Ryan Hughes (maternal grandmother - deceased)
Harold Munson (paternal grandfather)
John Dustin Munson Donovan (nephew)
Jennifer Ryan (niece - deceased)
Rick Ryan (uncle)
Frannie Hughes (aunt)
Melinda Grey (aunt - deceased)
Claire Munson Shelby (aunt)
Kim Sullivan Reynolds Dixon Stewart Andropoulos Hughes (aunt)
Tess Shelby (first cousin)
Andy Dixon (first cousin)
Sabrina Hughes (first cousin)
Christopher Hughes (first cousin)
Hope Dixon (second cousin)
Carly Tenney Snyder (sister in law)
Hallie Jennifer Munson (daughter, adopted)
The newlyweds thank everyone for coming. Carly throws her bouquet and Rosanna catches it. Will and Gwen accidentally tell Margo and Tom that Casey and Alison are moving. They run off. Margo starts stuttering but Tom is calm. Will and Gwen say goodbye to Parker and push him to go and talk to Faith. He sits down with her and apologizes for not telling her his secret. They talk about Liberty going away and he tells her she looks hot.
At home, Parker is nervous and Will tries to reassure him about the wedding. Parker admits that he has to talk to his dad about something important and hopes he'll be pre-occupied enough not to freak out about it. Faith shows up and Parker tries to get rid of her, telling her that she shouldn't have told Janet about Liberty getting into FIT.
Parker goes to see his father at the farm house. Sage calls and asks her dad to pick her up. Jack rushes off. Will asks Parker what's up. Parker wants to tell his dad that he's not going to college. Will thinks that's a bad idea.
Jack meets with his party in the garden. He tells Will that his father would be proud of him and then teases Holden and tells Parker he's the best son in the world. They talk about what a hard year it has been but Jack is sure that this will mark the beginning of good things. Lily arrives and Parker goes off to find Faith. Carly and her party arrive. She looks around nervously. He reminds her that they've done this before.