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Actor updates from October 17 - 23: has the latest details surrounding what's going on in the careers of the former "One Life To Live" actors. This week includes a special award presented to a former Llanview actor, a comic con appearance, a few new movie roles and a Llanview book release...

Upcoming book release! Llanview In The Afternoon: An Oral History Of One Life To Live:
Jeff Giles, entertainment writer and editor, will release a book toward the summer 2013, taking a look back on the history of "One Life To Live." In a release Giles stated, "Soaps have been at the vanguard in a lot of ways, and now that so many of them are being canceled, I’m afraid they could be the canary in the coalmine for scripted entertainment. I don’t think Hollywood could support a medium that tells a 40+ year story anymore." Those currently being interview by the author include Erika Slezak (ex-Viki), Robin Strasser (ex-Dorian), Robert S. Woods (ex-Bo), Hillary B. Smith (ex-Nora), Ilene Kristen (ex-Roxy), Kassie DePaiva (ex-Blair), Michael Storm (ex-Dr. Wolek), Judith Light (ex-Karen), Nathan Fillion (ex-Joey) and many more.

Andrew Trischitta for anti-bullying:
He may have played a bully in Llanview as Jack Manning, but actor Andrew Trischitta showed his support to stop bullying last week and tweeted:

Casper Van Dien at Dallas Comic Con:
Remember when Casper Van Dien played Ty Moody from 1993 to 1994? The former Llanview actor who went on to star in numerous films and Primetime roles, most notably "Starship Troopers," will be appearing at this year's Dallas Comic Con at the Irving Convention Center at 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. in Irving, Texas on Saturday and Sunday October 20 and 21. Visit Dallas Comic Con for specific details.

Trevor St. John to attend The Bold Ink Awards:
The actor who played Victor Lord, Trevor St. John, will be attending The Bold Ink Awards to benefit his favorite non-profit origination, WriteGirl, which "empowers girls through mentorship and expression." The awards will take place on Monday November 5 at 7:00 PM at The Broad Stage at 1310 11th Street in Santa Monica, California. St. John stated in a recent blog, "I'll be there celebrating outstanding creative women writers in the entertainment industry including." If you'd like to join the actor visit The Bold Ink Awards for ticket information.

Melissa Fumero to CSI: NY:
Last week reported that David Fumero (ex-Cristian Vega) landed a guest spot on "CSI: NY," and this week we've learned his wife Melissa Fumero (ex-Adriana Cramer) has as well! While David's episode will air in mid-November, where he'll play Benny, Melissa will play Michelle in a December episode. When I gave Melissa our congrats, she shared, "Thank you so much! So crazy we booked back to back episodes!" Stay tuned for their air-dates and tune in Fridays at 9:00 PM on CBS.

Barret Helms and Lenny Platt's Sophisma:
Barret Helms (ex-Baz) has announced a new project he's working on with his good friend Dan Leonard. The fifteen minute short film, "Sophisma," stars his former Llanview co-star Lenny Platt (ex-Nate Salinger). The story surrounds Pierre Peters who, after receiving a sign that he's special, proves the claim by taking over a local community college class. To hear more from Helms and Leonard, including how you can make the film happen, watch their video of Sophisma.

Jessica Leccia's UPMC Health Plan commercial:
The actress who played Llanview's Inez Salinger has turned up on a new commercial for UPMC Health Plan. If you haven't seen it check it out below...

Van Hughes in The Delivery Man:
Van Hughes (ex-Cole Thornhart) will be turning up in a 2013 film titled "The Delivery Man." Starring Vince Vaughn ("The Dilemma," "Couples Retreat") the story follows a man, once a sperm donor, who has to face the fact that he fathered hundreds of children over the years - and some want to now meet him. Look for Hughes to appear as a 'young David'.

Judith Light honored with Douglas W. Jones Award:
The actress who played Karen Wolek was recently honored with the Douglas W. Jones Award at the Empire State Pride Agenda's 2012 Fall Dinner. Light, who has been tapped to appear in season two of Dallas and is also a longtime friend of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community, received the award for outstanding activism. Watch her acceptance speech through the video below as Light states, "The community is not only my home and my family, you are my inspiration…"

Elisabeth Röhm in Everlasting:
Remember Mel Hayes' daughter Dorothy Hayes? Those who watch Lifetime's "The Client List" have seen her in action lately, and we're happy to report she'll be appearing in the upcoming film "Everlasting" as Jessie's mom. The 2013 film documents the travels of a high school filmmaker who heads to Los Angeles to face the man who killed his girlfriend. Rose McGowan ("Nip/Tuck," "Charmed") also stars.

Patrick Gibbons a Ninja?
Former Llanview youngster Patrick Gibbons, who stole our hearts as Sam Manning, has chosen his Halloween costume for this year and tweeted:

Nick Choksi in Home:
The actor who played Vimal Patel is taking part in a new film titled "Home." Nick Choksi will play Max in the project that surrounds Jack, who suffers from mental illness and would like nothing more than to move into a home of his own and out of the current group home he resides at now. Expect a tentative 2013 release date.

Kamar del los Reyes' latest Call Of Duty Black Ops 2 trailer:
Check out the latest trailer for Call Of Duty Black Ops 2, featuring Kamar de los Reyes (ex-Antonio Vega) and AC/DC's Back In Black.

One Life To Live fun fact:
Did you know that Robert S. Woods was a Green Beret in Vietnam? In fact, the actor served in the Special Forces and based a lot of his character's, Bo Buchanan's, military knowledge on his actual war experiences.

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