HomeTagsComings & GoingsREWIND! ATWT’s Tom Degnan Tapped To Play OLTL’s Joey Buchanan Jillian Bowe October 7, 2010 Comings & Goings, One Life to Live 25 Comments According to ABC Soaps In Depth, One Life to Live has decided to replace Josh Kelly in the role of Joey Buchanan with As The World Turns’ Tom Degnan (Adam/Riley). Kelly will instead play a contract role on the show. Executive Producer Frank Valentini released a statement to the magazine saying: After auditioning a talented group of guys for the role of Joey, we are excited to announce that not one, but two of them will be joining the cast of OLTL in contract roles. We have now cast Tom Degnan in the role of Viki’s son, Joey Buchanan, and we have decided that Josh Kelly is a great fit for the other contract role that we have written. We look forward to both actors joining the show. No word on when Kelly will debut on the show, but Degnan makes his way to Llanview on Nov. 24. Now tomorrow, Kim Zimmer will still be Echo and not Elizabeth Keifer right? I’m just sayin’. 25 Responses capwell October 8, 2010 Josh Kelly will be Ford brother No. 4. Log in to Reply Greeneb2 October 8, 2010 Oh, wow! I’m really glad for Tom Degnan He was wonderful as Adam/Riley on ATWT & I’ve found him to be a charming, well-behaved young man when I’ve spoken with him at the last 2 ATWT fan club luncheons in NYC. Wonderful New For Tom–Yay! Log in to Reply Greeneb2 October 8, 2010 I Meant To Say Wonderful News For Tom! Log in to Reply appleridge October 8, 2010 Im So Excited For Both Tom & Josh Maybe Josh Will Be CJ Or River? Log in to Reply dkp October 8, 2010 Ha, reminds me of the Brett Claywell/Scott Clifton switcheroo. What a horrible choice for Joey. Tom’s hot, but he can’t act, or at least on ATWT he couldn’t. I hope he’s improved since then. Log in to Reply angrierblackerman October 8, 2010 How messed up would it be if Josh Kelly was hired to play Billy Douglas? Log in to Reply Set October 8, 2010 Pleaseeeee let it be CJ Roberts. I know they butchered Andrea Evans’s last return, but I’ll take the chance of seeing subpar Tina over no Tina any day of the week. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane October 8, 2010 Tom is nowhere near as attractive as Josh. Hmph. Log in to Reply keanna October 8, 2010 Maybe Tom is more age-appropiate for Joey, I guess. Good for him. But I am glad they hired Josh, too. We’ll see what role he ends up playing. Log in to Reply appleridge October 8, 2010 [quote=AlistairCrane]Tom is nowhere near as attractive as Josh. Hmph.[/quote] That Is A Bad Pic Of Tom Degnan Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 October 8, 2010 Yeah, this is a bad picture of Tom, but since when did good looks become more important than talent????????????? Log in to Reply appleridge October 8, 2010 Oh Its Not Some Just Said He Wasnt Attractive So I Pointed Out The Pic Is Bad But I Believe He Can Pull Joey Off Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 October 8, 2010 Appleridge, my comment wasn’t directed toward you. Actually, I shouldn’t have said anything. I respect the right of others to make inanely shallow comments. Forget I said anything. Happy posting. Log in to Reply angrierblackerman October 8, 2010 I agree, he was fine on ATWT. His acting was actually pretty good. Degnan actually fits more with the way I always saw Joey Buchanan…a bit rugged, not come chiseled blonde underwear model pretty boy. Josh Kelly just looked too “pretty” and generic for Joey (IMHO). Actually, that picture above looks like Miles Lawrence, lol! Of course I would have loved it if they got Chris McKenna back, or one of those “Fred Savage-y” guys like Donovan Patton(Blue’s Clues)…rugged, handsome but not too pretty that they are unbelievable. Log in to Reply Daniel Pearce October 8, 2010 Well, welcome back Preacher Joey… Log in to Reply celticbelle October 8, 2010 hmm…a repeat of Brett Claywell and Scott Clifton…their fans should beware and not get too invested lest they be cheated when their characters meet the same fate as Kish and Sky..such is OLTL’s reward to fans for their loyalty.. Log in to Reply appleridge October 8, 2010 [quote=alstonboy4315]Appleridge, my comment wasn’t directed toward you. Actually, I shouldn’t have said anything. I respect the right of others to make inanely shallow comments. Forget I said anything. Happy posting.[/quote] Oh I Know That. No worries. Log in to Reply appleridge October 8, 2010 What If josh Kelly is A Recast Schuyler Joplin? Log in to Reply Blackjaxs October 8, 2010 They honestly have no idea what they are doing with this show! But good luck to both actors, they will need it! Log in to Reply appleridge October 8, 2010 Actually I Loved The Show Since October 1 2010 I Think Its On An Upswing and it will get better once Eli Story Is Done Sorry Matt Walton Log in to Reply mrsa1107 October 8, 2010 How old is Tom Degnan???? He looks more like Joey should then Josh Kelly. I could see Josh coming on as a brother to Brody!!! Log in to Reply lfad October 9, 2010 That makes more sense. I know Joey’s barely aged in 10 years, but that other guy was ridiculous. Log in to Reply kerfuffles October 9, 2010 I’m not trying to be a bitch here (though perhaps I’m doing it without effort) but…please tell me this guy is more attractive than he looks in this picture. Yes, I want my Joey Buchanan to be played by a guy that can actually act. But I also want him to be played by someone who is actually HOT. And I know, KNOW there are hot guys out there that can actually act as well. This picture is causing me some concern from the “want a hot actor” side of my brain. Log in to Reply appleridge October 9, 2010 Yes That Is A Bad Pic Of Tom Google Image Him Log in to Reply Mac Attack October 10, 2010 He was actually fine on ATWT… acting -wise. The writers over there just rushed the story…. so a lot of really good actors just came off…. Let’s just hope Ron C will be writing for him and not that Jean chick. And on shallow note, he is quite handsome. They had the good sense to have him shirtless since the dialogue they were penning was so bad. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.