John Driscoll (actor)
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|Born||John Edmund Driscoll
June 27, 1981
Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA
Driscoll's first role was as Brandon on Young Americans, in 2000, in a recurring role. He also had a recurring role on Dawson's Creek (2001–2002). In 2004, he appeared on an episode of One Tree Hill. In 2006, he had a starring role on the short-lived NBC series, The Book of Daniel. He also guest starred on Law & Order: Criminal Intent that year.
Driscoll is best known, however, for his portrayal of "Coop" (Henry Cooper Bradshaw) on the daytime drama Guiding Light. He joined the show in 2004 and played his final scenes in February 2009, when the character died after injuries sustained in a car accident.
In July 2009, Driscoll made his debut as Chance Chancellor, another scion of an established soap family, on The Young and the Restless. He continued in this role until September 2010, when his character was shot and apparently killed by his half-brother, Ronan. However, it was disclosed to Nina and Philip that Chance was not dead. The character was in the Witness Protection Program. Driscoll returned for several appearances in February 2011 as Chance became a donor for half-brother Ronan's liver transplant. In May of that year his character rejoined the Army and returned to war in the Middle East on a touching Memorial Day episode, May 30, 2011.
In September 2007, he made his New York stage debut in Matt Morillo's play, Angry Young Women in Low-Rise Jeans with High-Class Issues.
In October 2012, Driscoll followed in his father's footsteps and joined the United States Army National Guard.