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    ATWT Recasts Two Roles

    Monday, October 15 2007

    We'll see a new Dallas soon! (
    Actors come and go in daytime television but we never forget those great characters. Two such characters will return to the Oakdale scene in the next few weeks. has learned that two roles have been recast. First we'll tell you who is out!

    Kenneth Franklin, who took over the role of Dallas Griffin in February 2007, is out. Dallas appeared in Oakdale in 2006 after being transferred from the Chicago police. He became integral to the plot against Maddie Coleman and helped bring her sister - and attempted murderer! - to justice. Since that big case, Dallas has led other investigations including helping Jack with the search for JJ earlier this summer.

    With Franklin's exit, the role has been recast. Wole' Parks will take over the role of Dallas Griffin on November 14th. He is the third actor to take on the role. You may remember seeing him in the "Law & Order" episode titled "Bling" or in the 2003 film Polaroid.

    The role of Bonnie McKechnie, Jessica's daughter, has also been recast. has learned that Bonnie will have some information that will help Holden, but that is all the teaser that we can provide!

    Bonnie was last played by Napiera Danielle, who was cast in the role from 2001-2003 and again in 2004. Bonnie left town when she was released from jail (she was pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges for Marshall's death) and moved to Florida to be with Isaac.

    Chauntee Schuler will take over Danielle's role! (CBS)
    Chauntee' Schuler will take over the role November 5th. Chauntee' may be best remembered for being part of The Today Show's competition "The Today Show Throws A Wedding" in 2006. Chauntee' and now-hubby Josh Walker didn't win the competition. She has also been starring in the national tour of "The Lion King", playing the role of Nala.

    Also being recast is the role of Dr. Chris Hughes. Dylan Bruce will join the ATWT" later this month. Before taking on the role of Chris, Dylan appeared on several well-known television shows including "24: Conspiracy", "CSI: New York", "Las Vegas" and "Breaking Up With Shannen Doherty".

    Chris was last seen leaving town for a job at a Pittsburgh children's hospital after declaring his love for Emily and breaking off his relationship with Alison. Rumor has it that Chris will return to Oakdale on the arm of Emily!

    The role of Chris was previously played by Bailey Chase who has gone on to star in two popular television shows, "Saving Grace" and "Ugly Betty"!

    Congratulations to the actors joining the cast. We look forward to seeing more of you - and our favorite characters! - on the Oakdale canvas.

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    Posted by baby doxies at Monday, October 15 2007 07:46 PM

    Are the writers finally going to use THIS Dallas or is he also just for backup?!

    Posted by GLandWT at Tuesday, October 16 2007 04:03 PM

    I would like to have had the original actors; however, I welcome the new actors.

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