Happy Birthday, NJ Native Michael E. Knight!

by Alice Magdziak • May 7, 2012 • Jersey FolkComments (0)1567

If you ever watched All My Children, you’ll know Michael E. Knight as Tad Martin.

Knight was born in Princeton. He was educated at The Thacher School in Ojai, California, and attended Wesleyan University, graduating in 1980, a year ahead of schedule.

His first stint on All My Children ran from 1982–1986. He returned from 1988–1990, and again from 1992 until the series finale in 2011. Knight also appeared as Ted Orsini on AMC from 1993–1994.

His reason for leaving the show was 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 — including Murder, She Wrote, Dear John and Grapevine. Knight co-starred in the off-Broadway play Wrong Turn at Lungfish, and he appeared in the ABC movie for television She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal, and in the off-Broadway Cakewalk with Linda Lavin.

Knight was honored with two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Leading Actor (1986 and 1987). In 2001, he was honored with his third Daytime Emmy Award. He also received the 1997 Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Supporting Actor and a nomination in the same category in 1998. In 2005, he was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Leading Actor.

[via Wikipedia]

 

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