James Mitchell

James Mitchell has been on the show for 28 years. He's perfected the role of playing the haughty, domineering Palmer Cortlandt.

The actor, who began his career in films and on the Broadway stage, has earned seven Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for this role.

Earlier in his career, Mitchell, an accomplished dancer, played leading roles in a number of Broadway musicals - among them Mack and Mable, Carnival, Paint Your Wagon, Brigadoon and Bloomer Girl. He appeared with the American Ballet Theater in New York, Europe and South America, and with the Agnes DeMille Dance Theater on tour throughout the United States.

This star's films include That's Dancing, a retrospective of great dance numbers in movie musicals; The Turning Point, in which he played the artistic director; The Bandwagon with Fred Astaire; Oklahoma and Deep in My Heart with Cyd Charisse; he also danced with Miss Charisse in both her 1965 television special and in the Academy Awards Presentation program in 1966. From 1969 to 1973 he played the role of Professor Hathaway on the Daytime series Where the Heart Is.

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All My Children Quotes

Greenlee Smythe du Pres Lavery: How long? How long have you known that you love me?
Ryan Lavery: Well, I know - you know, I know I've been falling for a while.
Greenlee Smythe Lavery: You didn't say a word?
Ryan Lavery: I wouldn't let myself, not until I was absolutely dead sure.
Greenlee Smythe Lavery: That...
Ryan Lavery: That I could love you as much as Leo did. You remember that day in the park when you said that you were waiting for someone to give you that kind of love, the whole heart kind? Well, now I can. My whole heart is yours.

Ryan Lavery: I got halfway to the Valley Inn, and I stopped. What the hell was I thinking?
Greenlee Smythe Lavery: I hated that you left.
Ryan Lavery: You're my wife. You're my beautiful wife. I'd be an idiot to be anywhere else.
Greenlee Smythe Lavery: I love you so much.
Ryan Lavery: I love you. This is where I should be, now and always. Come here. Come here.