It never fails – we get used to a certain character or actor and, poof! They move on! No matter how long – or short – lived their characters are, there is no doubt that it is tough when our favorite actors or actresses move on to other roles – or just other fictional, daytime cities.

Recently, did a little digging and found out what has happened with a few fan favorites from the past. Read on to get the scoop!

Marcus Patrick, ex-Jamal, left Pine Valley in 2006 to try his hand at a few other roles. He starred in “Beyond the Break” and “Just Jordan” before landing the role of Jett Carver on Days of Our Lives in 2007. He recently left Salem and is currently set to star in two films, “The Dark Party” and “Burning Sands”.

Although Billy Miller, Richie, is still appearing (in ghost form!) in Pine Valley, fans know his time on the show is short lived. has learned that Billy is moving directly to another soap opera! He will take on the role of Billy Abbot on The Young and The Restless later this fall. You can read about his new role by clicking here.

Colin Egglesfield, Josh, hasn’t left Pine Valley either – at least not yet! But, the actor was recently moved to recurring status after several months of being a support system (read: babysitter) for on-screen sister Kendall. This has given Colin time to try a few new roles and he is currently filming the movie “The Good Guy”.