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Actor updates from January 23 - 29: has the latest details surrounding what's going on in the careers of the current and former "One Life To Live" actors. This week includes an actor's new Primetime series, film roles, whether or not we'll see a new wardrobe for Dorian Lord during the online reboot, Llanview actors' reactions to the Prospect Park cast announcement, and an exclusive interview with the man in charge of bringing our soap back, Jeff Kwatinetz… Exclusive Interview: Prospect Park's Jeff Kwatinetz:
Burning questions were answered by Prospect Park's Jeff Kwatinetz, including how viewers will be able to watch their Llanview soap, if there will be a fee, what sets will be used and whether or not the Llanview actors on "General Hospital" will be coming back to their first home. Read's Exclusive Interview with Prospect Park's Jeff Kwatinetz for that and more.

John Brotherton in Family Tools:
The actor who played Jared Banks from 2007 to 2010 is currently working on a new TV series. John Brotherton will appear as Kevin Kirkpatrick in "Family Tools." The series surrounds a man who puts his dreams aside in order to take over his father's handyman business. Though there is no airdate available at this time look for Brotherton in the episode titled "Jack Steps Up." The series will premiere on ABC on Wednesday May 1 at 8:30 PM.

A Martinez in Jimmy Picard:
A Martinez, who played Llanview's Ray Montez from 2008 to 2009 as well as Dr. Ramon Montgomery on "The Bold And The Beautiful," will be appearing in the upcoming film "Jimmy Picard" as Bear Willie Claw. Based off of "Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian," the true story follows the friendship of a French psychoanalyst and a Native American and stars Benicio Del Toro ("Savages").

Jerry verDorn hosts Daytime Stars and Strikes event:
Clint Buchanan portrayer, Jerry verDorn, will once again be hosting this year's Daytime Stars and Strikes. Click the link for the event date and ticket information.

Tom Degnan's Reserved For Rondee February performance date:
On Saturday February 9 Tom Degnan's (ex-Joey Buchanan) band Reserved For Rondee will perform at Freddie's Tavern & Grille at 1100 Green Lane in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Tickets are $10 for the 8:00 PM show. Visit Freddie's Tavern & Grille or call 1-215-781-3162 for more information.

Daniel Manche in Jug Face:
Remember the boarding school storyline where Matthew Buchanan (Eddie Alderson) and Dani Lord (Kelley Missal) first met? Tom, played by Daniel Manche in 2009, helped the young couple escape the boarding school and now the actor has a new project in the works. Manche will play Jessaby in the thriller titled "Jug Face," which tells the horrific story of a girl, impregnated by her brother, who has to escape her community or be faced with sacrificing herself to 'a creature'.

Patrick J. Gibbons' new guitar:
In the past we've posted videos of the cute little actor who played Sam Manning playing his guitar. We expect to be hearing more about his musical talents now that he has a brand new electric guitar. The actor's father tweeted this photo:

Jason Tam's Do No Harm premiere date:
Jason Tam (ex-Markko Rivera) will appear in NBC's premiere of "Do No Harm" on Thursday January 31 at 10:00 PM. As his tweet states below, keep an eye out or you just might miss him.

Robin Strasser teases Dorian Cramer's upcoming wardrobe:
Robin Strasser has signed on with Prospect Park for the online migration of "One Life To Live" and revealed that Dorian Lord's old wardrobe is gone. However, there is an upside, as the actress tweeted:

One Life To Live actors react to official cast announcement:
Last Tuesday Prospect Park announced the One Life To Live cast so far and where the soap will be taping. Here are some of the reactions from those who have signed on for the Llanview reboot:

Sean Ringgold (Shuan Evans) Facebooked:

"I pray everyone has a blessed night. I have to thank all the fans for all the love and support regarding 'OLTL'. I'm very excited to return. Knocking out 5:30 AM Spin class lets go!"

Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) tweeted:

Andrew Trischitta (Jack Manning) tweeted:

Kelley Missal (Dani Lord) tweeted:

One Life To Live fun fact:
Since the role of Kevin Buchanan was created in 1976 eleven different actors have stepped into the shoes over the years. Dan Gauthier is most recognized for the role, which he played on and off from 2003 to 2010 - including a crossover to "All My Children" during the big baby switch storyline from 2004 to 2005 involving Babe Chandler (then played by Alexa Havins).

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- Amy Mistretta