Full detailed profile on Matthew Buchanan (Past) Played by Eddie Alderson on One Life To Live Daytime Soap Opera.
Matthew Buchanan (Past)
Actor: Eddie Alderson
Who played Matthew Buchanan (Past) over the years
Eddie Alderson (May 2001 - January 13, 2012)
Useful information on Matthew Buchanan (Past)
* Resides with his mom Nora at the Buchanan mansion.
Past: Interning at Buchanan Enterprises
Being born in 1999 as Matthew Rappaport, the truth wasn't unveiled until 2003 that Mathew wasn't the son of Sam and Nora but rather of Nora and Bo Buchanan! In 2001, Dr. Troy MacIver diagnosed and saved Matthew from a rare muscle disorder causing Matthew and the doctor to bond into good buddies. Matthew's mother also developed admiration for Troy. However, soon it would come out that Troy's obsession with Nora would cause him to do all sorts of crazy things, even kidnap Matthew! In the end, Matthew was saved and survived the incident with little trauma.
Throughout his young childhood, Matthew has looked up to his best friend Starr Manning and has found himself in trouble a time or two after following in Starr's overly ambitious footsteps through plots filled with ways to get his parents back together and to running away as a means to gain some quick attention.
Now in high school, and dealing with peer pressure, Matthew was caught with a joint by his mom and dad then continued down the path of adolescence after stealing pills from Cole's locker! Though Matthew promised Cole he'd never do drugs, he has a tough time trying to fit in, especially being the son of the Police Commissioner - and the District Attorney - and ended up paralyzed after a car accident where Cole was driving under the influence!
After months of fighting his parents, to allow him to have a surgery in order to walk again, Matthew, with the help of his best friend Destiny, was granted permission by a judge - but was kidnapped by Bo and Nora and sent to a boarding school in London! Matthew met Dani Rayburn there, and while the two escaped the school, Matthew found out that Dani was Tea's daughter. Matthew finally had the surgery and began to regain some feeling in his legs during Thanksgiving of 2009 when Destiny dropped a fork on his legs.
Matthew regained feeling in his legs and changed after losing Dani to Nate. His arrogance blossomed after Matthew went to work for his Uncle Clint at Buchanan Enterprises. Clint filled his head with lies about Bo and Nora, which turned Matthew against his father. During this time, thinking Nora was having an affair with Eddie Ford, Matthew went to Eddie's motel room and ended up shooting him. Matthew confided in Destiny and the two had unprotected sex. Matthew wanted to go to the police, but Nora convinced him to stay quiet about the murder. Word got out to a few people and when it reached Nate, he confronted Matthew with a punch. Matthew fell, hit his head and ended up in a coma.
Though Matthew went in and out of the comma, he finally came to for good in November 2011 and was stunned to see that Destiny was pregnant.
Bo Buchanan (father)
Nora Hanen (mother)
Drew Buchanan (paternal half-brother - deceased)
Rachel Gannon (maternal half-sister)
Asa Buchanan (paternal grandfather)
Olympia Buchanan (paternal grandmother - deceased)
Lenny Hanen (maternal grandfather)
Selma Hanen (maternal grandmother)
Clint Buchanan (paternal uncle)
Susannah Hanen (maternal aunt)
Ben Davidson (paternal half-uncle - deceased)
Cordero Roberts (paternal cousin)
Rex Balsom (cousin)
Kevin Riley Buchanan Sr. (paternal cousin by adoption)
Joseph Buchanan (paternal cousin by adoption)
Jessica Buchanan (paternal cousin by adoption)
Natalie Buchanan (paternal cousin)
Duke Buchanan (paternal first cousin by adoption - deceased)
Kevin Buchanan Jr. (paternal first cousin by adoption - deceased)
Megan Buchanan (paternal first cousin by adoption - deceased)
Brennan Buchanan (paternal first cousin by adoption)
Zane Buchanan (paternal first cousin by adoption)
Shane Morasco (cousin)
Drew (son with Destiny Evans)
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Over at the Buchanan Mansion, everyone gathers around Destiny, scrambling over how to get her to the hospital the fastest. Vivian exams Destiny and announces, "This baby is coming now!" Matthew arrives and rushes to Destiny. He holds her hand and admits he's scared too. Destiny screams in pain, as Mrs. Evans shouts, "My baby's having a baby!" Matthew cheers Destiny on, vowing to be there for her and the baby. Shaun looks horrified as Destiny gives one last excruciating push. They welcome a baby boy. They all gush over the baby. Bo calls David, who wonders if they'll name the baby after him. Bo thanks David for talking Matthew into stepping up then goes to Matthew. Everyone reminds the kids they're not alone. Nora wonders what they're going to name the baby. Bo jokes about David's suggestion. Matthew wants to name the baby after his other brother, Drew. Bo and Nora shed happy tears, remembering Bo's deceased son. They comment on how life flies by. "I love you, Red," Bo cries. "I love you, Bo Buchanan," Nora replies.
Matthew and Nora bring Bo home and warn David's inside the loft. When they enter, David cries, "Welcome home, Pa," as an edition of The Sun falls to the floor with a headline reading, "'Fraternity Row' Don't Go!" David's mainly upset that his movie bombed. Judith Light even snubbed him at the "Fraternity Row" wrap party! David wishes he could've saved the soap instead of giving all of his time to the movie. Bo gives David encouragement then briefly reminds Matthew he's not turning his back on his baby. Nora turns on the television, and everyone watches "Fraternity Row." Later, after Nora and Bo leave, David lectures Matthew about Destiny. "Is this the kind of Buchanan you want to be?" David asks and warns Matthew to buck up and be a man.