|Portrayed by David Canary|
First appearance 1983
Created by Wisner Washam
Crossover appearance One Life to Live
Last appearance 2013
Played by David Canary
TV show All My Children
|Introduced by Jacqueline Babbin (1984)
Ginger Smith (2013)|
Creators Agnes Nixon, Wisner Washam
Significant others Erica Kane, Brooke English, Liza Colby
Similar Brooke English, Liza Colby, Tad Martin, JR Chandler, Palmer Cortlandt
All my children tribute to adam chandler
Adam Chandler is a fictional character from the ABC and The Online Network daytime drama All My Children, portrayed by David Canary from Fall 1983 through his departure on April 23, 2010, and briefly reprising the role for the series' final weeks on ABC in September 2011. Canary also appeared several different times on One Life to Live. Adam Chandler was one of the most devious and powerful individuals within the town of Pine Valley, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the powerful and wealthy Chandler family, residing at the Chandler Mansion (300 River Road).
Adam has been one of Pine Valley's most frequently married characters, but his most significant relationships have been with his sunny-natured artist twin Stuart, and his long-time business rival Palmer Cortlandt; although the feud quieted down when Palmer's appearances within the show significantly decreased.
Five of Adam's eight children have survived into adulthood; Skye Chandler Quartermaine, Hayley Vaughan Santos, JR Chandler, Miguel Reyes, and Colby Chandler. Through them, he has three grandchildren; Lila Rae Alcazar (Skye's daughter), Enzo Santos (Hayley's son), and AJ Chandler (JR's son). Alcoholism seems to run in the Chandler family, affecting Skye, Hayley and JR; Colby briefly followed the same path. His son JR was estranged from Adam because of his marriage to Annie Novak, and he started an affair with Annie to break up his father's marriage. This led to Adam Chandler leaving Pine Valley permanently (it is believed) in April 2010, to be with former wife Brooke English. After leaving town, Adam had his attorney and another ex-wife, Liza, serve Annie divorce papers.
Recognized beyond fiction, Adam has been cited by scholars as one of the "most powerful male figures in television," as well as one of its most complex villains, said to "combine ruthlessness in business and love with wit and sometimes true tenderness."