Hey there Pine Valley faithful, there is a new man in town with a very familiar last name! Soaps.com has learned that part of the mystery surrounding Jesse’s past will be revealed – thanks to the addition of a man with the last name. . .drumroll, please. . .Gardner!!!

All My Children has cast David Rasche in the role of Rob Gardner.

Many of you will remember another Gardner – Ray – who was Tad’s biological father. He wreaked havoc on Pine Valley back in the 1970s and 1980s. Among his many (and diabolical) sins: spousal abuse (against Opal), abandoning Tad in a park and raping Ruth Martin, who had adopted Tad.