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Ray MacDonnell

Ray MacDonnell has been there from the beginning.

He joined the cast of All My Children in 1970 as Dr. Joe Martin and celebrated his 35th anniversary on January 5, 2005. This character remains one of Pine Valley's most upstanding citizens, along with his wife, Ruth.

MacDonnell was born and raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts, attending nearby Amherst College. He attended the Royal Academy in London as a Fulbright scholar.

Ray also appeared as the popular character Philip Capice on The Edge of Night for nearly eight years.

In 2004, MacDonnell received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He resides in New York with his wife, Patricia, and is the father of three children.

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Maggie Stone: I wonder if it's the number of nights that really matter. I mean, love, it's more than just the physical part. It's whether or not you connect. You can't plan who you fall in love with.
Jamie Martin: Well, how do you even know if it's real? I mean, so many people fall in love and go through the motions, but it's not even close.
Maggie Stone: Maybe some people don't even get to have it.
Jamie Martin: Or they don't recognize it when it comes along.
Maggie Stone: Or when you do finally get it so deep it's a part of you, only to have it taken away. You know, when I - when we couldn't find Bianca, I experienced an emptiness I've never felt before, I mean, like what it would be like if Bianca had never surfaced again. I had to put that out of my mind. I had to forget it.
Jamie Martin: It's complicated - love. It's so unique every time, with every person. And when the real thing comes along, I guess we just have to hope we see it.
Maggie Stone: Or hold onto it.