Will Dre welcome his father? (Soaps.com)

Hey, All My Children fans, a veteran – and certified hunk!! – actor is headed to Pine Valley later this month! Soaps.com has learned that Mario Van Peebles has been cast in the role of Erica’s new love interest Samuel Woods.

We learned earlier this week that Dre, a member of the hip-hop crew that Sean and Colby have been spending time with, has been on the run from his family.