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 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.