Mark Dalton (All My Children)

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Mark Dalton
All My Children character
Portrayed by Mark La Mura
Duration 1976–89, 1994–95, 2004–05
First appearance 1976
Last appearance 2005
Occupation Plays piano on cruise ship
Former Songwriter
Former Music Professor at Pine Valley University
Residence Hong Kong

Mark Dalton is a fictional character from the ABC Daytime soap opera, All My Children. He was portrayed by Mark La Mura. He debuted in 1976 and remained a permanent character until 1989 when he left Pine Valley for a job in China.[1] Mark made special guest appearances in 1994, 1995, 2004, and 2005.

Mark Dalton's significant storylines are his failed romance with his half-sister Erica Kane in the 1970s and of substance abuse, including with risks of HIV and AIDS, in the 1980s.[2][3]

La Mura earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 1988 for Best Supporting Actor.


  1. ^ Beck, Marilyn, and Liz Smith, eds. "Ullman stars in killer comedy." Wilmington Morning Star [Wilmington, NC] 17 Jan. 1989: 2D. Google News. Web. 12 Jan. 2012.
  2. ^ Spence, Louise (2005). Watching Daytime Soap Operas: The Power of Pleasure. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press. p. 105. ISBN 978-0-8195-6765-9. 
  3. ^ Neuwman, W. Russell; Just, Marion R.; Crigler, Ann N. (1992). Common Knowledge: News and the Construction of Political Meaning. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. p. 130. ISBN 978-0-226-57440-0. 

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