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Michael E. Knight

Three-time Emmy Award winner Michael E. Knight returned to All My Children in December 1992 as the irrepressible Tad Martin.

Just prior to rejoining the cast of All My Children, Mr. Knight starred in the play Run for Your Wife on the Los Angeles stage. He also completed a lead role in the Columbia Pictures feature film, Hexed, and has guest-starred in a variety of primetime series -- including Murder, She Wrote, Dear John and Grapevine. Mr. Knight co-starred in the off-Broadway play Wrong Turn at Lungfish, and appeared in the ABC movie for television, She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal, and in the off-Broadway play Cakewalk, with Linda Lavin.

Mr. Knight created the role of Tad in 1983 and was honored with two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Leading Actor in a Drama Series (1986 and 1987). He left the show for a short time to pursue acting projects on the West Coast, which included a starring role in the feature film Date with an Angel, and various primetime appearances. He returned to All My Children in 1988 and stayed for two years.

Acting had been Mr. Knight's ambition since the age of 12. He earned his degree in theater arts in only three years at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He then came to New York for more technical training at the Circle in the Square Theater, graduating in 1982.

Mr. Knight appeared in stage productions of Absurd Person Singular and Enemies, as well as in the feature film Baby, It's You. Then came his role as Tad. Additionally he produced and starred in the off-off-Broadway production of Call Back -- A Duel in One Act in the spring of 1984. He also starred in the American Stage Company production of Home Games, with Paul Sorvino as artistic director, at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He later reprised his role in an off-Broadway production of at the Hudson Guild.

Born in Princeton, NJ, Mr. Knight nevertheless considers himself a Californian. He spent his early years in Ojai in Southern California, where his father was a faculty member at a boys' preparatory school, which he also attended. The family later moved to San Francisco. He is the only one of three sons in his family to pursue acting.

In 2001, Mr. Knight was honored with his third Daytime Emmy Award. He also received the 1997 Soap Opera Award for Best Supporting Actor and a nomination in the same category in 1998.

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Michael E. Knight Facts

BirthdayMay 7, 1959 (64)
BirthplacePrinceton, New Jersey, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Michael E. Knight compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Rat Race
Born on the Fourth of July
Away from Her
Date With An Angel
Welcome to Death Row
A Different Kind of Christmas
Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman The Movie
JFK: Director's Cut
Assault With A Deadly Dick
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