Ray MacDonnell as Joe Martin
All My Children character
January 5, 1970
Doctor of Internal Medicine
Chief of Staff (pre-2002, 2003–08)
Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
Dr. Joseph "Joe" Henry Martin Sr. is a fictional character on the ABC Daytime and The Online Network soap opera . All My Children Ray MacDonnell played the character from the show's inception on January 5, 1970, until his retirement on January 5, 2010. He reprised his role for three episodes in March 2011, [1 ] and again for two episodes in September 2011 for the show's ABC finale. [2 ] The character is the longest running original character, the second being his former daughter-in-law [1 ] Erica Kane. In 2005, MacDonnell received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmys. [1 ]
MacDonnell's 2010 retirement was brought on by the production of the show moving from New York to Los Angeles.
The character of Joe along with his longtime wife Ruth leave town and retire to Florida. [3 ] MacDonnell reprised his role as Joe Martin on the [2 ] Prospect Park's continuation of All My Children.
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