Michael Sabatino (J.T. Cornell on Passions)
Current Character: J.T. Cornell
Birthplace: Born in Venice, California
Marital Status: married to Crystal Chappell January, 1997
Born in Venice, California, Sabatino is the oldest of four children.Sabatino earned a pole-vaulting scholarship at the University of California at Irvine. While there he set a school record for the pole vault of 17 1/2. He place 13th in the 1976 Olympic Trials for pole vaulting. During his senior year, Sabatino auditioned for a part in a school play. Thus his acting career began.
Sabatino's first professional acting role was in "Sweet Bird of Youth," with Ed Harris, at Hollywood's Gene Dynarski Theater.
Michael has been a popular soaps villain ever since he played Chip Roberts/Tony Fenice on the prime-time soap Knots Landing, 1982 to 1983. He is most famous for his role as evil Lawrence Alamain on Days of our Lives from September, 1990 to October 1993.
He created the role of sleazy tabloid editor J.T. Cornell from May to July 2006 on Passions. Cornell was a pivotal role in the Passions "Vendetta" story. Sabatino reprises this role beginning October 5, 2006 for a yet unknown amount of time.
He married his former Days of Our Lives co-star Crystal Chappell in January, 1997. They have two sons.
Venice The Series - Alan Anders (2009 - present)
Days of Our Livess - Lawrence Alamain (September 1990 - October 1993 then October 2009 - present)
Passions - J.T. Cornell (2006)
NYPD - Officer Martelli (2002 - 2005)
Knots Landing - Chip Roberts/Tony Fenice (1982 - 1983)
Bold and the Beautiful - Anthony Armando (November 1993 - July 1995)
All My Children - Dr. Jonathan Kinder (September 1995 - November 1996)
Awards & Acclaim
Soap Opera Digest Award - Outstanding Villain (1993)