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Ray MacDonnell

Personal information
Birth nameRaymond Arthur MacDonnell
Birth dateMarch 05, 1928(age 88)
Place of birthLawrence, Massachusetts, U.S.
Years active1961 2011
Awards2004 Daytime Emmy award for Lifetime Achievement

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Raymond Arthur "Ray" MacDonnell (born March 5, 1928) is an American actor, best known for his role as Dr. Joe Martin on the daytime soap opera All My Children, a role he played for 40 years. MacDonnell received a Daytime Emmy award for Lifetime Achievement in 2004 (along with now deceased fellow All My Children castmate Ruth Warrick).

Prior to appearing on All My Children, he played Philip Capice on the soap The Edge of Night from 1961 to 1969.

In 1967, he played the title role of Dick Tracy in a live-action television

pilot. The show was not picked up.

On September 29, 2009, MacDonnell announced he would be retiring from All My Children. Production of the show moved from New York to California in December 2009, marking the end of his 40-year run, although he will make guest appearances from time to time. His retirement from AMC left Susan Lucci, portrayer of Erica Kane, as the only original cast member still performing on the show.

In February 2011, it was announced that MacDonnell along with on-screen wife Lee Meriwether, would be making a three-day return to All My Children on March 8, 9, and 16th.

MacDonnell will once again return to All My Children, this time to say goodbye to the show which signs off ABC in September.

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