Walt Willey

Walt Willey attended Southern Illinois University, where he earned a degreee in Fine Arts.

In 1981, Willey left Illinois for New York to break into acting professionally. There, he was involved in numerous Off-Broadway productions, including Dust Off with Dan Lauria, and stints on Another World as James LaRusso and as Joe Novack on Ryan Hope. He joined the cast of ABC's All My Children in 1987, originating the role of lawyer Jackson Montgomery, whose devotion to his wife Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) and their extended family has proven to be a source of strength and unconditional support time and again.

Willey was a People's Choice nominee in 1992 and was named All My Children's Most Valuable Player by Soap Opera Update's Readers' Poll. He was again awarded this honor in 1993.

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All My Children Quotes

Greenlee Smythe Lavery: Just - I tried to remember when we weren't stressed to the max. Our honeymoon may have been the best time ever. I was just hoping that maybe tonight we could feel like that for just a few hours, let you remember how much I love you, how happy I am that I'm your wife, just like that night.
Ryan Lavery: Come here.
Greenlee Smythe Lavery: What? What are you...
Ryan Lavery: I remember everything. I remember it was going to be the first time that we made love as husband and wife. And I remember thinking to myself that my bullet wound was easy compared to waiting to make love to you. I wanted you so bad. I want you now. I want you right now.

Ryan: Do you feel that?
Gillian: Your heartbeat.
Ryan: OUR heartbeat.