Michael E. Knight
|Michael E. Knight|
|Born||Michael Edward Knight
May 7, 1959
Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Catherine Hickland (1992–2006)|
Knight's first major acting role was portraying Tad Martin on the soap opera All My Children. His first stint on the show ran from 1982–1986. He returned from 1988–1990, and again from 1992 until the ABC series finale in 2011 and the online revival of the series in 2013. Knight also appeared as Ted Orsini on AMC from 1993–1994.
His reason for leaving the show was to pursue acting projects on the West Coast, which included a starring role in the feature film Date with an Angel (1987), and various primetime appearances — including Murder, She Wrote, Dear John and Grapevine. Knight co-starred in the off-Broadway play Wrong Turn at Lungfish, and he appeared in the ABC movie for television She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal, and in the off-Broadway Cakewalk with Linda Lavin.
Knight was honored with two Daytime Emmy Awards for 'Outstanding Younger Leading Actor' (1986 and 1987). In 2001, he was honored with his third Daytime Emmy Award. He also received the 1997 Soap Opera Digest Award for 'Best Supporting Actor' and a nomination in the same category in 1998. In 2005, he was nominated for an Emmy for 'Outstanding Leading Actor'.
Knight was married from June 27, 1992 – 2006 to One Life to Live star Catherine Hickland, who, curiously, was previously married to actor David Hasselhoff, who famously played a character named "Michael Knight".
Knight and Hickland were honored for their charitable work by the West End Intergenerational Residence in Manhattan in 1999.
|All My Children||Tad Martin||lead role|
|1987||Date with an Angel||Jim Sanders||feature film|
|1993||Hexed||Simon Littlefield||feature film|
|1993-1994||All My Children||Ted Orsini||recurring role|
|2003, 2005||One Life to Live||Tad Martin||crossover guest star|
|2011||Hot in Cleveland||himself||two episodes|
|2015–2016||The Young and the Restless||Dr. Simon Neville||recurring role|
|2015||NCIS||Leland Robert Spears||"Blast From The Past" Season 12, Episode 16|
- About Michael E. Knight: All My Children on WCHS-TV8. Wchstv.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-06.
- Michael E. Knight Biography. Tvguide.com (2011-06-09). Retrieved on 2011-09-06.
- Michael E. Knight (Tad, AMC) at the Wayback Machine (archived June 29, 2010). soapoperadigest.com
- Michael E. Knight at the Internet Movie Database
- "All My Children Vet Michael E. Knight Joins Young and the Restless". TVLine.com. September 9, 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2015.