An As the World Turns spokesperson has confirmed that newcomer Chris Beetem
) will be exiting the show early next year.
Beetem, who had appeared in the motion picture Black Hawk Down
before appearing on As the World Turns, joined the ATWT cast in March 2004. Initially, Beetem's character was featured heavily in the show's storyline. However, following the reveal that Jordan Sinclair was the son of the show's favorite villain, James Stenbeck, the character's romantic prospects fizzled and so soon did his on-screen time.
Beetem is scheduled to make his final on-air appearance on January 27, 2005.