Last Updated 10-16-08


OLTL Names

Characters: Actors
John Paul Lavoisier: Rex Balsom
Came to town: 2002
Marital Status: Married (to Adriana Cramer)
Occupation: Private Investigator/Owner, Ultraviolet nightclub

Once motivated solely by self-interest and greed, Rex was willing to cut corners to get what he wanted. While his motives and methods are largely the same, a better understanding of love and family have grounded this bad boy.
Ilene Kristen: Roxanne Balsom
Came to town: 2001
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Hair Salon Owner/Hotel Manager

Trashy and flashy, Roxanne Balsom is fond of the drink, prone to malapropisms, and sticking her nose in her children’s lives.
Robert S. Woods: Bo Buchanan
Came to town: 1979
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Unemployed

Reliable and unfalteringly moral, Bo is a stand up guy who rules over Llanview’s Police Department with dignity and fairness.
Bree Williamson: Jessica Buchanan
Came to town: 1986
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Journalist

Despite her background of wealth and privilege, Jessica Buchanan is anything but a princess. Having faced demons that would gut most soldiers, Jessica has maintained a kind and compassionate nature.
Melissa Archer: Natalie Buchanan
Came to town: 2001
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Unemployed

As fiery as her red hair, Natalie Buchanan honed her scrappy sensibility raising herself in Atlantic City. Vulnerable and loving deep down, Natalie’s softened with the discovery of her biological family. But when fighting for herself or her family, she is relentless.
Hillary B. Smith: Nora Hanen
Came to town: 1992
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: District Attorney

The kind of woman you’d want as a best friend, Nora is easygoing, warm and self-deprecating, but a worthy adversary when need be.
Melissa Gallo: Adriana Balsom
Came To Town:2004
Martial Status: Married to Rex Balsom
Occupation:Fashion Designer(Works With Laya)

The cute, easy going loves everybody.Wants to help others. Makes a good friend.
Pamela Payton-Wright: Addie Kramer
Came to town: 1991
Marital Status: Married (To David Vickers)
Occupation: Unemployed

For most of her life, Addie was mentally challenged and had an almost childlike nature. This meant institutions and care facilities. Now, a breakthrough treatment has given her a nearly full recovery. Addie’s dying to catch up on the life she missed. Sometimes this means some outrageous acts, all in the quest for experience.
Kassie DePaiva: Blair Cramer
Came to town: 1993
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Nightclub owner

Fiery and driven, Blair is ruled by her emotions and characterized by her unwillingness to back down from whatever challenge she’s facing. While she can often act first and ask questions later, Blair’s huge capacity for love is unquestionable.
Erika Slezak: Viki Davidson
Came to town: 1968
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: Newspaper Publisher

Class and grace personified, Victoria Lord Davidson is one of the foundations upon which Llanview is built. Having faced traumas and tribulations that would shatter a normal person, Viki’s strength is only eclipsed by her kindness.
Timothy D. Stickney: RJ Gannon
Came to town: 1994
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Club Owner

RJ is annoyed by laws and regulations and doesn’t let them stand in his way. Despite his criminal nature, RJ is a loyal family man.
Robin Strasser: Dorian Lord
Came to town: 1973
Marital Status: Single

Occupation: Publisher, Craze Magazine/Owner, Cramer Enterprises
Sophisticated, cunning, loving and powerful: Dorian Lord is a complex woman. A mother lioness to her daughters and nieces---her "girls"---Dorian is someone capable of profound (if suffocating) love. But if there’s anyone in Llanview you would want to have your back in a fight, it’s her.
Kristen Alderson: Starr Manning
Came to town: 1996
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Student

A blend of her parents’ best and worst qualities, Starr is a willful young woman plagued by the traumas of adolescence. Unfortunately, the chaotic lives of her parents often make the pitfalls of high school seem lame.
Trevor St. John: Todd Manning
Came to town: 1993
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Newspaper Publisher

Part of what makes Todd Manning so unpredictable is that he is a series of contradictions: Haunted by past mistakes and ultimately fearful of his darker nature, Todd is vindictive and ruthlessly unconcerned with others’ opinion. Yet despite this, his love and tenderness for his children and those closest to him is profound.
Michael Easton: John McBain
Came to town: 2003
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Police Officer

Contemplative and brooding, John McBain has demons to conquer. Many of those closest to him have died, leaving John with the insatiable need to protect. Often emotionally inaccessible, John’s quest to help others may be his way of healing himself.
Chris Stack- Michael McBain
Came to town: 2003
Marital Status: Married to Marcie McBain
Occupation: Doctor

Once overtaken with bitterness and resentment, Michael is a living testament to the beauty of true love. Thanks to wife Marcie, Michael has matured into an upstanding doctor, brother and husband.
Catherine Hickland: Lindsay Rappaport
Came to town: 1998 Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Gallery owner

Once the most manipulative woman in Llanview, the last few years and personal tragedy have calmed Lindsay. However, if you cross her, watch out.
Kamar de los Reyes: Antonio Vega
Came to town: 1995
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Police Officer

Strong, proud, romantic but equally hot tempered, Antonio Vega is a passionate man. His dedication to loved ones is unwavering, leaving Antonio not above bold measures to help those he holds dear.
Tuc Watkins: David Vickers
Came to town: 1994
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Freeloader

With charm and a quick wit, David’s a wonderful dinner companion — but he’ll leave you with the bill. A con man at heart, David’s dry barbs cover a man haunted by past mistakes. Still, David believes all problems are solved by money and right now he has very little. If he only knew that he was the true Buchanan heir, he’d be singing a very different tune.
Kathy Brier: Marcie Walsh
Came to town: 2002
Marital Status: Married to Michael McBain
Occupation: Unemployed

Marcie grew up overlooked. Motherless, forced to care for her brothers and relegated to the role of "the best friend," Marcie’s self esteem suffered. Thanks to the transformative power of love, Marcie’s matured into a more confident, assured woman. Sometimes her boisterous, overexcited nature can overwhelm people, but her heart is undeniably big.
Tika Sumpter: Laya Williamson
Came to town: 2005
Marital Status: Single

Occupation: Owner/Designer, Exposed Designs
Fun-loving and spontaneous, Layla’s not just a party girl. A dependable rock for family and friends, Layla’s got big dreams she’s determined to fill.
Patricia Mauceri: Carlota Vega
Came to town: 1995
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Diner owner

Carlotta Vega is a hard working woman who is completely and selflessly devoted to her family. Some may think her too conservative, but Carlotta just believes in the nature of family above all else.
David Fumero: Christian Vega
Came to town: 1995
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Artist/Club Manager

A shining knight with an artist’s soul, Cristian Vega is a mother’s dream: Handsome, romantic and a gentleman. While a prison sentence may have hardened his skin, Cristian’s sensitivity hasn’t diminished.
Justsis Bolding: Sarah Roberts
Came to town: 1991
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Booker at Capricorn nightclub

Sarah’s a free spirit who is not quite sure where her life is going. Having left behind her rock star dreams, she’s trying to find her way in the world and was happy to do so with her trust fund. Now cut off, she’s forced to grow up.
Andrea Evans: Tina Lord
Came to town: 1978
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Crown Princess

Deep down, Tina loves her family. You wouldn’t think so, given she’s been MIA for years. It’s just that Tina always wants something more. Like a rocket, nothing stands in the way of those (usually money or power centered) goals. But unfortunately, there’s often collateral damage.
David Chisum: Miles Lawerence
Came to town: 2007
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Independently wealthy

Born disfigured and raised in isolation in a state facility, Miles’s interaction with the world was limited to movies and television. Na���ve, innocent and a bit misguided from his time away from people, all he craves are the experiences he was denied growing up. His family lineage make him a dubious character for most of Llanview, but Miles is patient.
Susan Haskell: Marty Saybrooke
Came to town: 1992
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Unemployed

Tragedy and Marty Saybrooke are old friends. She was gang raped in college, lost the love of her life and now has amnesia after being presumed dead. She’s isolated, cared for by Todd Manning, the man who assaulted her in college. Despite the change in memory, her unfaltering inner strength sustains. But the question remains: Will she be reunited with her loved ones?
Brandon Buddy: Cole Thornhart
Came to town: 2006
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Student

Gentle by nature, Cole Thornhart’s a solid guy who just wants to do the right thing. School pressures and the death of his father led to some poor choices, but life got better when he met Starr Manning--and fell in love.
Brittany Underwood: Langston Wilde
Came to town: 2006
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Student

Langston’s not afraid to be different. Sometimes that makes high school difficult, but she’s got the backbone and the smarts to get the best of anyone.
Jason Tam: Markko Rivera
Came to town: 2007
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Student

Blunt and seemingly disaffected, Markko’s rough around the edges, but a good guy at heart.
Mark Lawson: Brody Lovett
Came to town: 2008
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Unemployed

Brody dedicated his life to the service and to Gigi Morasco, the woman he loved. She was pregnant with another man’s baby, but Brody didn’t care. But then he was shipped to combat and saw things nobody should ever see. When he came home, his mother told him Gigi dumped him and left town (which was a lie). Angry, Brody just stopped caring about life. Until fate brought him to Llanview and Gigi. Now he’s wondering if there may be a future with the woman he once loved and the boy who was supposed to be his son.
John Brotherton: Jared Banks
Came to town: 2007
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Unemployed

He’s got a killer smile, unending self-confidence and an agenda. Who is Jared Banks and how far will he go to get what he wants?
Brian Kerwin-Charlie Banks
Came to town: 2007
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Unemployed

Charlie Banks is a man filled with regret. Estranged from his son due to years of heavy drinking, he’s seeking redemption and a chance to make things right.
Farah Fath: Gigi Morasco
Came to town: 2007
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Unemployed

With big dreams and a bigger heart, Gigi’s smile and quick wit belie her constant struggle to make ends meet. Still, she’d gladly give anything she had to help a friend.
Bree Williamson: Tess Buchanan
Came to town: 2005
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Unemployed

Tess is the alternate personality of Jessica, born from Jessica’s need to cope with childhood sexual abuse. Everyone, including Jessica, believed that Tess had been integrated into her own personality. But the death of Jessica (and once, Tess’) beloved Nash has caused her to appear once again. And she’s mad.
Jerry Van Dorn: Clint Buchanan
Came to town: 1979
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Unemployed

Equal parts Texas cowboy and prudent businessman, Clint Buchanan is solid stock. Frank, but fair, loving, but firm, Clint always has his family’s back.
Patricia Elliot: Renée Divine
Came to town: 1987
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Hotel Owner

Asa Buchanan’s three time wife and a former madam made good, Renée’s got a warm heart but is not afraid to speak her mind.
Tobias Truvillion: Vincent Jones
Came to town: 2006
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Businessman with multiple interests

Smooth and charming, Vincent Jones is as mysterious as he is charismatic.
Beth Ann Bonner: Talia Sahid
Came to town: 2006
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Police Officer

A police officer whose professionalism and commitment is only eclipsed by her reserve, Talia’s past is shrouded in mystery.


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