Tucson Citizen.com recently caught up with actor Daniel Kennedy (ex-Petey, All My Children), who snce being written off the sudser has been keeping busy working on a graduate degree in Media for the Performing Arts at City University of New York. Kennedy has also been interning as an assistant to the Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and is preparing him for his goal to participate in the New York City Marathon, that is when the Juliard-trained, Arizona native isn't auditioning. Check out what Kennedy had to say about his experience portraying the youngest Cortlandt after the jump:
He is grateful for the role of Petey, as well as the opportunity he had to work with, and learn from, his fellow actors on AMC. He truly appreciates the dedication of his fans, who actually started a protest that sparked a “Bring Petey Back to AMC” campaign on Facebook. The grumblings from fans about his character’s absence continues to this very day on soap opera discussion boards. Yet, Kennedy’s fans will support him in bigger roles, which is where Kennedy has intentionally placed his focus. It doesn’t mean that he would turn down an invitation to continue the much-loved role of Petey – if the direction for himself and the character felt right, and if the timing was right.
About being laid off, the former soaper looked on the brightside.
Being laid off from AMC was the perfect opportunity to reevaluate my purpose on this earth. All these things that have happened in the past year I credit to my participation at Landmark Education, a training and development organization. In two weeks, I am completing a 7 month-long leadership course that I credit for giving me the tools to create as many possibilities as I want.