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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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.