James DePaiva

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James DePaiva
Born James Paul DePaiva
(1957-10-08) October 8, 1957 (age 56)
Livermore, California, United States
Spouse(s) Patti Hansen (1981 – 1983)
Misty Rowe (1986 – 1995)
Kassie DePaiva (1996 – present)

James Paul DePaiva (born October 8, 1957) is an American actor.

Career[edit]

DePaiva is known for his role on One Life to Live from 1987 to 1990 and from 1991 to 2003 as Max Holden. He made a brief return to the series in August 2007 for the 9999th and 10000th episodes.[1][2]

After leaving the role of Max on OLTL he took up directing, helming installments of OLTL and As the World Turns.

Personal life[edit]

DePaiva is the oldest of four children born to Ronald J. DePaiva (1936–1980) and his wife Rosemarie.

His first marriage was to Patti Hansen in 1981 and they divorced in 1983.

DePaiva's second marriage was to former "Hee Haw" actress Misty Rowe on June 4, 1986 and divorced in 1995. They had one daughter, Dreama Marie (born July 2, 1992)

While on OLTL, DePaiva's married his co-star Kassie Wesley on May 31, 1996. They have one son, James Quentin (JQ), born May 12, 1997. JQ is hearing impaired and had implants prior to age one. In late 2007 JQ appeared on All My Children on Erica Kane's television show at her request in hopes this would help her daughter Kendall deal with the hearing loss of her own son Spike.

DePaiva is also noted for being a descendant of former US President Andrew Johnson.

Prior to starting his professional acting career, DePaiva spent several years as a musician. One of the bands he played with was Livewire, based out of Livermore, CA. DePaiva played bass.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "One Life to Live recap (8/16/07)". ABC.com (Internet Archive). August 16, 2007. Archived from the original on April 23, 2008. Retrieved April 23, 2008. 
  2. ^ "One Life to Live recap (8/17/07)". ABC.com (Internet Archive). August 17, 2007. Archived from the original on April 23, 2008. Retrieved April 23, 2008. 

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