Original cast member Ray MacDonnell is to make a brief return to All My Children in March.
It has been revealed that original cast member Ray MacDonnell is to make a brief return to ABC soap All My Children in March. The actor will reprise his role of Joe Martin for two episodes next month as his character returns to Pine Valley for a special Martin family event. It will be the actors first appearance in the soap for nearly two years having retired from All My Children in November 2009.
On-screen his character of Joe was written out by moving to Florida for retirement. Behind-the-scenes the actor decided to leave the soap when production was moved from New York to Los Angeles. ABC moved production of All My Children from January 2010 to bigger studios in Los Angeles and to allow the soap to switch to HD filming. Not all the cast members though decided to make the move across the country and MacDonnell was one of those who opted to leave.
Returning alongside MacDonnell for the two episodes will be actress Lee Meriwether reprising her role of Ruth Martin.