Tad arrived in Pine Valley in 1973, a young boy who was rushed to the hospital after being thrown from a moving car by his father, Ray Gardner. Jeff Martin and his girlfriend Mary Kennicott grew to care for Tad, but were unable to adopt him until his biological parents were found.

After Mary's tragic death, a despondent Jeff left Pine Valley, entrusting Tad into the care of his father, Joe Martin, and his wife Ruth...

Children: Jamie Martin (with Brooke English); JR Chandler (longtime stepson, raised him as a son), Kate Martin (with Dixie Martin)
Grandchildren: Adam Chandler III (no biological relation, but JR's child)
Mothers: Ruth Martin (adoptive), Opal Cortlandt (biological)
Fathers: Joe Martin (adoptive), Ray Gardner (biological; deceased)
Grandmother: Kate Martin (adoptive; deceased)
Siblings: Jenny Nelson (biological; deceased), Adrian Sword (half-brother), Peter Cortlandt (half-brother), Jeff Martin (adoptive), Tara Martin (adoptive), Jake Martin (adoptive)
Nephews: Charlie Brent (adoptive), Josh Madden (adoptive)
Nieces: Kelsey Jefferson (adoptive)
Uncle: Paul Martin (adoptive)
Aunt: Amy Tyler (adoptive)
Cousin: Beth Tyler (adoptive; deceased), Phil Brent (adoptive; deceased)
Sister-in-law: Carolyn Martin
Significant Romantic Relationships: Liza Colby, Dottie Thornton (1st wife/divorced), Hillary Wilson (2nd wife/divorced), Dixie Cooney (3rd, 5th and 6th wife/deceased), Brooke English (4th wife/divorced), Gloria Marsh, Simone Torres, Krystal Carey, Di Henry

Tad Martin Quotes

Adam Chandler: Where's Mary?
Tad Martin: I don't know. It wasn't my turn to watch her. Check the Linen closet. She's probably in there with some waiter.

The next sound you hear will be my head exploding.

Tad Martin

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.