Michael McBain (as played by Chris Stack on One Life To Live)

Useful information about Michael McBain

* Married to Marcie Walsh (2006- present)
* Resides with Marcie at the Angel's Square Hotel.
* Died and had his body taken over by Al Holden's soul while Michael's spirit went to heaven.
* Broke into Dr. Long's office to investigate a series of mysterious organ transplants.
* Spied on Paul Cramer when he was the helicopter pilot for the hospital.
* Adopted Tommy McBain.
* His father was shot and killed by Spencer Truman.
* Saved Spencer Truman during surgery.
* Kept the secret that Tommy was Todd Manning's son.
* Refused to adopt Starr Manning's baby with Marcie.

Who's played Michael McBain over the years?

Chris Stack (December 3, 2007 - July 16, 2009; Returned for a few episodes in November 2009; October 25, 27 and 28, 2011)
Nathaniel Marston (2003 - November 29, 2007)
Robert Harte (temporary recast for two episodes in 2007)
Richard Brandon Johnson (Nov. 2003 - Dec. 2003)

Current and Past Occupation

Current: Medical Resident at Llanview Hospital
Past: Medical student

Past History

Michael McBain grew up in Atlantic City in a family filled with grief after his father was shot and killed in the line of duty. After spending years in a boarding school, Michael went on to medical school, then arrived in town in 2003 as an intern at Llanview hospital.

Living a life filled with pain, Michael grew up to be a bitter man. Although Marcie Walsh befriended him, she was reeling with her own grief after losing the love of her life Al Holden and found it hard to tolerate Michael's rash mood swings and crude behavior. Here's where Michael's life took a turn for the worse. Surprisingly, after having a bad reaction to a certain medication, Michael died before Marcie's eyes.

What people didn't realize was that Marcie had been having 'real' visions and conversations with her deceased boyfriend Al. On the day Michael died, Al was there in Angels Square and took over Michael's body! In order to live again, Al had until Valentine's day for Marcie to realize it was indeed him inside of Michael's body. With a love so strong, Marcie recognized Al in Michael's eyes and the two were able to live their lives together with Al's soul in Michael's body as Al's spirit went to heaven with Michael's soul.

Michael turned out to be a major asset to Llanview hospital. With the help of Marcie, Michael spied on Dr. Long and Paul Cramer and revealed that the two had been working together and making money by illegally stealing and selling organs from dead patients without the family's permission!

Throughout the years, Michael and Marcie have had their ups and downs. After Marcie shared an old manuscript with Michael that she'd written titled The Killing Club, Michael convinced her to find an agent and introduced her to Hayes Barber. Little did Michael know, Hayes was the sole mastermind behind the Killing Club killings. Although he lost many friends during Hayes's killing spree, Michael was thankful that Marcie's life was spared.

In 2006, Michael went on to marry Marcie and the two recently adopted baby Tommy who lost his parents in a tornado. Although Michael hired Rex Balsom to find Tommy's birth parents, Rex didn't have the heart to tell him and Marcie that Tommy is really the biological son of Todd Manning!

With the near tragic death and recovery of his brother John weighing heavily on Michael's mind, Michael had to face his biggest hardship after finding out Todd Manning was Tommy's biological father!

Although Michael did everything to keep the secret, eventually the truth was exposed and he was forced to admit to Marcie that he knew the truth all along. Furious, Marcie packed up Tommy, left town, leaving Michael with not only a broken heart but fearing for what will happen to Marcie once she's found!

After Marcie was tracked down and captured in Texas, Tommy was returned to Todd, and Marcie and Michael's marriage had fallen apart. Months later, just when they appeared to get back on track again, Starr Manning approached Michael and Marcie about adopting her unborn child, to which Marcie accepted, leaving Michael not wanting to go down that path of disappointment again - in turn, leaving Marcie on her own.

However, Marcie was never given the chance to raise Starr's baby, as everyone believed the little girl, Hope, had died at birth, but was really switched with Jessica Buchanan's stillborn child. This turn of events drew Michael back to Marcie, promising never to leave her alone again.

After it was revealed that Starr's baby was really Chloe, Michael planned to help Marcie raise her - until Marcie gave her back for Cole and Starr to raise. Just as Michael and Marcie were moving to Seattle, Marcie became pregnant and the couple set out on a new life outside of Llanview.

However, Michael did return briefly to help Gigi and Rex undercover the truth about Stacy Morasco.

Michael and Marcie returned to Llanview in November 2011 to share their pregnancy news with John. During their visit, Michael pestered John about his lingering love for Natalie.

Past Marriages

Marcie Walsh McBain (married)

Flings and Relationships

Jennifer Rappaport
Marcie Walsh McBain


Thomas McBain (father - deceased)
Eve McBain
John McBain
Shannon McBain (cousin)


Unborn Child (with Marcie Walsh McBain)
Gabe (with Marcie Walsh McBain)