Michael E Knight
Pine Valley Presence
1982 to 1986; 1988 to 1990; 1992 to September 23, 2011
Ted Orsini
At A Glance
Born in Princeton, NJ, Mr. Knight nevertheless considers himself a Californian. He spent his early years in Ojai in Southern California, where his father was a faculty member at a boys' preparatory school, which he also attended. The family later moved to San Francisco. He is the only one of three sons in his family to pursue acting.

Acting had been Mr. Knight's ambition since the age of 12. He earned his degree in theater arts in only three years at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He then came to New York for more technical training at the Circle in the Square Theater, graduating in 1982.

Mr. Knight created the role of Tad in 1983 and was honored with two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Leading Actor in a Drama Series (1986 and 1987). He left the show for a short time to pursue acting projects on the West Coast, which included a starring role in the feature film Date with an Angel, and various primetime appearances. He returned to All My Children in 1988 and stayed for two years.

Just prior to rejoining the cast of All My Children in 1992, Mr. Knight starred in the play Run for Your Wife on the Los Angeles stage. He also completed a lead role in the Columbia Pictures feature film, Hexed, and has guest-starred in a variety of primetime series -- including Murder, She Wrote, Dear John and Grapevine. Mr. Knight co-starred in the off-Broadway play Wrong Turn at Lungfish, and appeared in the ABC movie for television, She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal, and in the off-Broadway play Cakewalk, with Linda Lavin.
Acting Portfolio
Law and Order: SVU
November 2, 2002

One Life to Live
Tad Martin

She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal

All My Children
Ted Orsini

Murder, She Wrote
B.J. Wilson, "The Classic Murder", Episode # 9.8
December 6, 1992

The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana
Prince Edward

All My Children
Thaddeus "Tad" Martin
1982 to 1986; 1988 to 1990; 1992 to September 23, 2011
Acting Portfolio

Simon Littlefield

Date with an Angel
Jim Sanders

Baby, It's You
Steve's Friend
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2001)
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Younger Leading Man in a Drama Series (1986, 1987)

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2005)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (1998, 1999, 2001)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Younger Leading Man in a Drama Series (1985, 1986, 1987)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2012) Dankies Winner, Favorite Character: Tad Martin (2009; for All My Children)

Soap Opera Digest Awards Winner, Best Supporting Actor (1999)
Vital Statistics
DATE OF BIRTH: May 7, 1959
HEIGHT: 6'1"
HAIR: Brown
EYES: Blue
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