No More “Life To Live” For David Gregory


One Life To Live's David Gregory announced on Facebook he will not be heading to Prospect Park's OLTL  in Jan 2012. The actor stated:

Hey Everyone, just note to say that I will not be joining Prospect Park. It was a very hard decision to make. But I am very excited to shoot the final episodes this next week. Thank you all for all your support. It means the world. I'll never forget this experience. All my love to all you wonderful fans.

44 Responses

  1. Profile photo of soapbaby
    soapbaby

    Thank Goodness!!! BEST NEWS. Too bad it’s a year too late. He should have been let go from (televised) OLTL over a year ago. Awful, awful character. A terrible actor as evidenced in the scenes in which Ford learned he was Ryder’s father. Just the worst piece of acting ever. Good riddance.

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    DonnyA2001

    The eye candy will be missed, but let’s get focused on quality actors and better written character driven storylines! Hopefully the entire Ford family goes with him.

    As for the Patel family, I am really enjoying them. They all are WAY better actors the any member of the Ford family (probably with the exception of daddy Ford) and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the diversity of having an Indian family on the show. I am also enjoying Jack a lot more with Neela in the picture. He’s a little bit better of an actor than when he first started, but I see great potential with Jack and Neela. And since Jack is moving with show…here’s hoping!

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    SoapArmageddon

    Best wishes to the actor, but for me he was nothing but eye-candy on OLTL. And, as in real life, all eye-candy is replaceable.

    I don’t really consider this good news because if he’s still taping, that probably means he’ll be on until the end, stealing time from characters I’d like to see more of.

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    No Daisy

    Someone at OLTL finallly figured it out. No matter how many times you humiliate a character by having him wear a hot dog suit while reading to small chilren, you could not make me forget what a sleazebag he was 2 short years ago when he stole Markko’s girlfriend just because he could, while he screwed around with the barely legal set. Good riddance Ford. Good Luck DG.

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    pumpkin

    I actually thought he was a good actor. I hope the people complaining are going to watch online. Sometimes it seems some are just going to watch until it goes off tv. I thought he added to story/show. But since BW is probably leaving that may have played part, who knows. Those two were great together so, if I were him, I would depart and try other things. As far as the move to PP, the more that go the better. Some of these headlines are not good for AMC. If enough don’t move to PP, what is the point. OLTL is going because a lot of the cast is going.

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    liason4real

    Yeah! Finally! I use to love Starr and Langston’s friendship and then the show dropped Langston and kept Ford. All of the Ford’s should have been sent packing last year.

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    Forever8

    By the way if Bree Williamson leaves the role of Jessica Buchanan Santi Brennan Ford Wentworth Who would you want to fill the role if needed ?

    I think PP should contact Erin Torpey she is Jessica Buchanan to me.Or someone in their early to mid 30’s.

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    DonnyA2001

    Speaking of Langston in the above comment, why is she still in the opening credits? She’s been off since show since like May….And Dorian too? She’s been gone since August. And from what I hear neither one of them are not coming back to the show. Weird OLTL

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    liason4real

    Yes, the writing for Ford was okay at first when he was just a horn dog looking to score. I wanted to see an honest and viable triangle with Markko/Langston/Ford where Ford actually worked to change his ways because he fell for Langston. Ford sleeping with teenage Jessica should have not ended with him as Ryder’s father. A pregnancy scare should have shaken Ford up and made him want to work hard to be with Langston.

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    giogio

    Oh this is fun – we can think of recasts – for Jessica – Definately Erin- or what about Stephanie Gatschet (Madison, All My Children) – for Starr-?

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    ChrisGa

    Despite the shortcomings of his character, DG is actually a pretty good actor(and not just pretty as some suggest). And I actually started to warm to the Jessica/Ford pairing; sorry, but she’s a ton more interesting with him than she ever was with Brody.

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    blake3b

    [quote=The_Moustache]I wish OLTL wasn’t spending so much time on the Ford brothers and the Rama, Vimal people in it’s final weeks on the air!!![/quote]

    I TOTALLY agree with this! I’m tired for Rama and Vimal’s sister (I kind of like Vimal), Jack, Ford and Jessica. Hopefully they’ll wrap their stories up soon and focus on the vets til the end!

    And I agree with everyone that David (Ford) is mostly eye candy and not much else.

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    Grimm

    Sign me up for:
    1)…..enjoying looking at the actor and not thinking he was bad at all. Especially when shirtless. :-)

    2)…thinking that Ford was an horrible character whos rehabilitation never worked enough to make him salvagable.

    3)…..wondering if they will write Ford/Jess off into the sunset together….only ONE of Viki’s daughters in the PP version of OLTL (at least to start) ?!? Maybe that makes room for one of the Lord-Riley Brothers to make a return!

    4)….wishing the actor a bright future (of shirtlessness!) in the future.

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    Dariclone

    I’m with Soaphunks. David took a role from nothing and added character to it. He even made me love I character I previosly hated. When he was with Langston I compared them to David/Dorian, my favourite couple. He even got me shipping him with Jessica [one of my favourites.]
    Now who will they pair with Jessica on the PP version? Let’s hope they don’t recast Cristian…
    I can’t really blame him for wanting to go though, he probably wants to try his hand at movies. I wish him luck!

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    toddandblair

    [quote=soapbaby]Thank Goodness!!! BEST NEWS. Too bad it’s a year too late. He should have been let go from (televised) OLTL over a year ago. Awful, awful character. A terrible actor as evidenced in the scenes in which Ford learned he was Ryder’s father. Just the worst piece of acting ever. Good riddance.[/quote]

    These are very offensive comments to the actor. You may not like the character, but there is no reason to personally attack the individual. You really should be ashamed of yourself! Extremely immature!! You can definitely take your comments to other sites that allow this type of behavior – sorry not to this one.

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    toddandblair

    These are very offensive comments to the actor. You may not like the character, but there is no reason to personally attack the individual. You really should be ashamed of yourself! Extremely immature!! You can definitely take your comments to other sites that allow this type of behavior – sorry not to this one.

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    giogio

    TODDANDBLAIR – than you for defending David Gregory, and every actor who gets out there and tries their best. He is someone’s son. If someone was talking like that about my son I would be heartbroken.SOAPBABY – you need to re-group your mean self!!!!And you better hope someday someone dosent say something like that about either YOU or ANYONE ELSE YOU LOVE.

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    keanna

    I think David has grown a lot as an actor over years, showing he’s not just a hot guy with a great body, wish nothing but the best for him, he’ll land on his feet.

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    toddandblair

    [quote=soapbaby]^^ Ya know, you’re right. I was overzealous in my response to what I considered good news. I forgot to add that the man is very physically attractive but acting is clearly not his forte. As evidenced by http://youtu.be/FwpgdZvdBMI?t=3m6s

    Also, I will not be shamed by a stranger in an online forum.

    Case closed.[/quote]

    Not to worry, you shamed yourself just fine. LOL!!

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    Nat Guy

    [quote=soapbaby] but acting is clearly not his forte. As evidenced by http://youtu.be/FwpgdZvdBMI?t=3m6s [/quote]

    That was some hilariously bad acting. What were he and the director of that scene thinking? Look I’m sure DG is a very nice guy, but some people happen to think he’s not the best actor. There’s no need to shame anyone on here, toddandblair.

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    toddandblair

    [quote=Nat Guy][quote=soapbaby] but acting is clearly not his forte. As evidenced by http://youtu.be/FwpgdZvdBMI?t=3m6s [/quote]

    That was some hilariously bad acting. What were he and the director of that scene thinking? Look I’m sure DG is a very nice guy, but some people happen to think he’s not the best actor. There’s no need to shame anyone on here, toddandblair.[/quote]

    I agree, there is no need to shame anyone here! I’m so glad you agree!

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    maxsmom

    Ford/David Gregory was an example of Ron Carlavati’s arrogance. He liked this character and didnt care whether the audience agreed, where was this backbone with Kish?

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    toddandblair

    Sorry Maxmom, not everyone feels the way you do. There are tons of Ford fans out there! He was one of the most interesting and complex characters developed in a long time. That’s why so many new viewers came aboard. It was never just about his looks, if that’s all you got from it, then, that is sad.

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    soap4me

    Wow, some of the comments are really rude! David Gregory was just thanking his fans, but really, I can’t believe some of the comments! I think he’s a great actor, and for those who don’t know he is a trained actor with a degree in theatre. David is also a great guy, who always helped out in various charitable events while on OLTL. From what I’ve been reading you’d swear it was the same re-hashed comments given by the same people on the SOC messageboard. Here some advice, it really gets old. Really sorry to see him go!

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