Nathaniel Marston

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Nathaniel Marston
Nathaniel Marston SoapTalk SoapNet.jpg
Marston in Soap Talk
Born (1975-07-09)July 9, 1975
Torrington, Connecticut, U.S.
Died November 11, 2015(2015-11-11) (aged 40)
Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Cause of death Trauma from motor vehicle accident
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1996–2011
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Rita Bias (m. 2006–2015)
Children Avery Marston Adams

Nathaniel Marston (July 9, 1975 – November 11, 2015) was an American actor and producer. He is known for his two roles on ABC's One Life to Live as Al Holden and Dr. Michael McBain from 2001 to 2007.

Early life[edit]

Born on July 9, 1975, in Torrington, Connecticut, Marston lived in several states with his mother Elizabeth, an aspiring actress, before moving to Kauai, Hawaii, at the age of three. When he was ten, they moved to San Diego, California. During the next several years he lived in Los Angeles and New York, returning to Los Angeles where he graduated from Beverly Hills High School.[1]


While working at a Beverly Hills bakery, Marston was "discovered" by a customer who happened to be an agent for William Morris. After appearing in several commercials, he was cast as Rosario Cappamezza in the feature film Love Is All There Is co-starring with Angelina Jolie, followed by a role in the film The Craft (1996). He then became a regular in the prime time television series Matt Waters in 1996.[1]

Marston appeared as Eddie Silva on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns from 1998 to 2000. The role earned him a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for "Outstanding Male Newcomer." He next portrayed Al Holden on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live from 2001 to 2003, and then played Dr. Michael McBain on the series from 2004 to 2007.[2]

Marston had a small role in the 2002 cable television movie Monday Night Mayhem. On November 25, 2008, he appeared on Law & Order: SVU in the role of Brent Latimer. Marston's other film work includes roles in the feature films Ordinary Sinner (2001) and Ciao, America (2002), along with a leading role in the short film The Paw (2005). Marston also starred as Tony Parisi in the 2011 independently produced body-switching romantic comedy Walk A Mile In My Pradas.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Marston was married to Rita Bias in 2006.[1] In the early hours of October 21, 2007, he was arrested following an altercation with three people in New York City, and was thought to be under the influence of narcotics.[4] Ultimately, in March 2010 Marston plead guilty to one charge of misdemeanor resisting arrest and completed a three-month course in anger management as part of a no-jail-time sentencing deal. No drug allegations were ever substantiated, though Marston did admit to punching a police officer who was trying to break up the fracas.[5] Marston was involved with the charities The Gabriel Project and Lower Eastside Service Center.[6] He was an amateur boxer.[4]


On October 30, 2015, Marston was involved in a car accident near Reno, Nevada, that left him in critical condition. He was not wearing a seatbelt when his pickup truck flipped several times, throwing him from the truck. No drugs or alcohol were found in his system. His mother later reported that he was on life support and doctors had advised that, if he survived, he would likely be paralyzed from the neck down.[7] Marston, however, died on November 11, 2015, following complications from surgery.[8][9][10][11]



Year Title Character Notes ref
1996 Love Is All There Is Rosario Capomezzo [1]
The Craft Trey [1]
2001 Ordinary Sinner Robert
2002 Ciao, America Skip Cromwell
2005 The Paw Clint Powers
2011 Walk a Mile in My Pradas Tony [3]


Year Title Character Notes ref
1996 Matt Waters Jack Tisdale Short-lived American drama television show that starred talk show host Montel Williams, and was created by James D. Parriott. [1]
1998–2000 As the World Turns Eddie Silva Contract Role
2001–04 One Life to Live Al Holden Contract Role [2]
2002 Monday Night Mayhem Reporter in Bar Television film about the origin of ABC's television series Monday Night Football.
2003 Soap Talk Himself Episode: "Episode 39.02" (S 2:Ep 39)
2004–07 One Life to Live Dr. Michael McBain Contract Role [2]
2004 The View Himself Episode: "Swank/Marston" (S 7:Ep 113)
Soap Talk Himself Episode: "Episode 55.03" (S 3:Ep 55)
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Brent Latimer Episode: "Persona" (S 10:Ep 8)
2010 White Collar Thomas Loze/Edward Reilly Episode: "Front Man" (S 1:Ep 13)
Castle Grant Vyro Episode: "Last Call" (S 3:Ep 10)
2011 Blue Bloods Ronnie Cleary Episode: "Cellar Boy"[12] (S 1:Ep 21)


  1. ^ a b c d e f "BIOGRAPHY". Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Goldstien, Toby. "Love Lives On". Tribune Media Services. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Summary of Nathaniel's Roles". Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Nathaniel Marston Car Crash: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". HEAVY Magazine. November 1, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ Italiano, Laura (11 March 2010). "'One Life To Live' star Nathaniel Marston sentenced in Manhattan street fight". New York Post. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Nathaniel's Charities". Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Former Soap Star Reportedly On Life Support Following Car Crash". CBS Los Angeles. November 1, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ Ausiello, Michael (November 11, 2015). "One Life to Live's Nathaniel Marston Dead at 40, Following Car Accident". TV Line. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  9. ^ France, Lisa Respers (November 12, 2015). "Soap actor Nathaniel Marston dies following car accident". CNN. Turner Broadcasting System(Time Warner). Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  10. ^ Vokes-Dudgeon, Sophie (November 12, 2015). "One Life to Live Star Nathaniel Marston Dies at Age 40 Following Car Crash". Us Weekly. Wenner Media LLC. Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Soap actor Nathaniel Marston Dies Following Car Accident". November 12, 2015. Retrieved November 13, 2015. Police believe Marston likely fell asleep at the wheel due to fatigue. 
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