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David Canary

Full Name
David Hoyt Canary

August 25, 1938 (

Known for
Candy Canaday (Bonanza)Adam Chandler , Stuart Chandler (All My Children)

November 16, 2015, Cannondale, Connecticut, Wilton, Connecticut, United States

Maureen Maloney (m. 1982–2015), Julie M. Anderson (m. 1965–1971)

Lisa Canary, Christopher Canary, Katy Canary

John Canary, H. Glenn Canary

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David Hoyt Canary (August 25, 1938 – November 16, 2015) was an American actor, best known for his roles in All My Children and Bonanza.


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Early life

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Canary was born in Elwood, Indiana, but grew up in Massillon, Ohio. He starred as an end on both offense and defense at Massillon Washington High School, where he graduated in 1956.He lived down the street from Jennifer Lantzer in massillon, Ohio. The school honored him as a Distinguished Citizen 35 years later in 1991. He earned a football scholarship to the University of Cincinnati, where he was a three-year letterman from 1957 to 1959 and the recipient of the John Pease Award as the program's best lineman in his junior and senior years. Canary trained as a singer at the university's College of Arts and Sciences and received his bachelor's degree in music in 1960. He was picked by the Denver Broncos in the inaugural 1960 American Football League (AFL) draft. Commenting on the selection in a 2004 interview for the Archive of American Television, he said, "I thought they were out of their minds. I was 172 pounds, I wasn’t very fast, and I couldn’t catch a pass. They called me stone fingers." Instead of signing with the Broncos, he opted to head to New York City to become an actor. He served two years in the United States Army where he entered an All-Army Entertainment Contest in 1963. After ending his service, Canary moved to Los Angeles to continue his acting career.


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After a semi-regular role as Russ Gehring in the prime time serial Peyton Place, Canary came to international prominence in 1967 on the Western series Bonanza. In 1967, he appeared in the now-classic Western movie Hombre, in which he was featured with Paul Newman, Richard Boone and Cameron Mitchell. Canary guest starred in a two-part episode of CBS's Gunsmoke entitled "Nitro", played mobster Frank Gusenberg in the film The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, and appeared on the short-lived CBS western Dundee and the Culhane.

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A contract dispute that year between Leonard Nimoy and the producers of Star Trek forced Herb Solow, Robert H. Justman, and Gene Roddenberry to compile a list of candidates for consideration to take over the role of Mr. Spock. As revealed in Solow and Justman's book, Star Trek - The Inside Story, Canary was one of these candidates.

David Dortort, the creator/producer of Bonanza, saw Canary in Hombre and cast him in the role of the new ranch foreman; he said that Canary was "the kind of kid who comes on and suddenly there's nobody else on the screen". Canary left Bonanza in June 1970 after a contract dispute. He returned after Dan Blocker's death in May 1972. Canary said that he loved Bonanza, except for filming in Nevada in 100-degree heat. Canary appeared on Broadway with Colleen Dewhurst in Great Day in the Morning and with Geraldine Page in Tennessee Williams's Clothes for a Summer Hotel. He did numerous musical stage roles in shows such as Kismet, Man of La Mancha, and The Fantasticks, and dramatic performances in The Seagull and Macbeth. David's first daytime television role was on Search for Tomorrow where he played the short-term role of Liza Walton's agent. He had two short stints on The Doctors as Far Wind, a cult leader who took the hospital staff hostage and killed Melissa Dancy (Dorian Lo Pinto). In 1981, he assumed the role of Steve Frame on the soap opera Another World. The revival of the Steve/Alice/Rachel romantic triangle was unsuccessful, and he left the show in 1983 after his character was killed off.

On New Year's Eve 1983, he joined the cast of All My Children in the role of Adam Chandler. The following year, he was also cast as Adam's meek twin brother, Stuart whom everybody (including the audience) believed was Adam. The actor brought several facets to the twins, portraying the impeccably dressed, cutthroat Adam and the messy, big-hearted, guileless Stuart (who was originally a deranged would-be murderer) with equal ability. A May 2009 storyline had Adam accidentally shoot and kill Stuart while using prescription narcotics. Canary retired from full-time acting and departed from All My Children in 2010; his last episode was taped in late March and aired April 23, 2010. He announced that he intended to return to AMC occasionally. He reprised both of his roles as Adam and Stuart Chandler for several days before its September 23, 2011, finale on ABC. In 2013, he returned to the role of Adam when the show began to produce online episodes.

Prime-time television guest appearances include Law & Order, Touched by an Angel, S.W.A.T., Primus, Alias Smith and Jones, Police Story, Kung-Fu, Hawaii Five-O, Remember WENN, and Cimarron Strip. The actor also appeared as the locomotive engineer in the movie Atomic Train. In 2004, he appeared as mathematical genius Robert in a well-reviewed production of David Auburn's Proof in Canton, Ohio, near his hometown of Massillon.

Canary had been known to be most affable and accessible to fans of both All My Children and Bonanza. At Disney resorts, he did "meet and greet" appearances signing autographs for AMC fans. He also made several appearances at the Lake Tahoe site of the Ponderosa ranch, a tourist attraction from 1967-2004. His last appearance at the Ponderosa ranch in character was in 2002 for a PAX-TV special. It was announced in March 2012 that David would replace the ailing ninety-year-old Jack Klugman in a limited-run production of Twelve Angry Men in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Personal life

Canary was married to actress Maureen Maloney, with whom he had a son, Chris, and a daughter, Kate. He was the middle son of Hilary and Lorena Canary. His brothers are actor John Canary, who once had a role on All My Children, and writer H. Glenn Canary (1934–2008). The brothers are purportedly great-great-nephews of Martha Jane Canary, a.k.a. Calamity Jane. Canary's most notable stage performance was on Broadway in the original production of Tennessee Williams's Clothes for a Summer Hotel, which starred Geraldine Page.


Canary died on November 16, 2015, of natural causes in Wilton, Connecticut at the age of 77. The family indicated that they would like memorial donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in lieu of flowers.

Awards and nominations

He had won five Daytime Emmy Awards as 'Outstanding Lead Actor', and had been nominated an additional eleven times, most recently in 2008 for Best Lead Actor. A baritone, Canary has performed in such musicals as, Man of La Mancha, Sweeny Todd, Kismet, and Carousel, as well as performing in dramatic pieces such as The Seagull (Pittsburgh Public Theater, April 1981), and the one man play Clarence Darrow.


All My Children (TV Series) as
Adam Chandler
All My Children (TV Series) as
Adam Chandler / Stuart Chandler / Adam
Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series) as
White Haired Man at Park
- The Bi-Sexual (2011) - White Haired Man at Park
Touched by an Angel (TV Series) as
Carter Winslow
- Shallow Water: Part 2 (2001) - Carter Winslow
- Shallow Water: Part 1 (2001) - Carter Winslow
Law & Order (TV Series) as
Jeremy Orenstein
- Venom (1998) - Jeremy Orenstein
Remember WENN (TV Series) as
Luke Langly
- Strange Bedfellows (1997) - Luke Langly
Secret Santa (Short) as
In a Pig's Eye
Another World (TV Series) as
Steve Frame / Steven Frame / Edward Black
American Playhouse (TV Series) as
- King of America (1982) - Bingham
The Doctors (TV Series) as
Far Wind
Search for Tomorrow (TV Series) as
Arthur Benson (1978)
- Episode #1.7077 (1978) - Arthur Benson (1978)
- Episode #1.6829 (1978) - Arthur Benson (1978)
The Dain Curse (TV Mini Series) as
Jack Santos
- Episode #1.3 (1978) - Jack Santos
- Episode #1.2 (1978) - Jack Santos
- Episode #1.1 (1978) - Jack Santos
S.W.A.T. (TV Series) as
Blake Phillips
- Kill S.W.A.T. (1975) - Blake Phillips
Johnny Firecloud as
Posse as
Sharks' Treasure as
The Rookies (TV Series) as
Esposito / T.J. Curlew
- A Test of Courage (1974) - Esposito
- Down Home Boy (1973) - T.J. Curlew
Melvin Purvis G-MAN (TV Movie) as
'Gene' Eugene T. Farber
Kung Fu (TV Series) as
Frank Grogan
- The Elixir (1973) - Frank Grogan
Police Story (TV Series) as
Wally Baker
- Death on Credit (1973) - Wally Baker
Bonanza (TV Series) as
Candy Canaday
- The Hunter (1973) - Candy Canaday (credit only)
- The Marriage of Theodora Duffy (1973) - Candy Canaday
- The Witness (1973) - Candy Canaday
- First Love (1972) - Candy Canaday (credit only)
- The Bucket Dog (1972) - Candy Canaday
- The Sound of Sadness (1972) - Candy Canaday (credit only)
- The Hidden Enemy (1972) - Candy Canaday
- Stallion (1972) - Candy Canaday
- The Twenty-Sixth Grave (1972) - Candy Canaday
- Ambush at Rio Lobo (1972) - Candy Canaday (credit only)
- New Man (1972) - Candy Canaday
- Riot (1972) - Candy Canaday
- The Initiation (1972) - Candy Canaday (credit only)
- Heritage of Anger (1972) - Candy Canaday
- Forever (1972) - Candy Canaday
- Kingdom of Fear (1971) - Candy Canaday
- A Matter of Circumstance (1970) - Candy Canaday
- What Are Pardners For? (1970) - Candy Canaday
- The Horse Traders (1970) - Candy Canaday (credit only)
- Caution: Easter Bunny Crossing (1970) - Candy Canaday
- Decision at Los Robles (1970) - Candy Canaday (credit only)
- The Gold Mine (1970) - Candy Canaday
- Return Engagement (1970) - Candy Canaday
- Long Way to Ogden (1970) - Candy Canaday
- The Law and Billy Burgess (1970) - Candy Canaday
- Is There Any Man Here? (1970) - Candy Canaday
- The Lady and the Mark (1970) - Candy Canaday
- The Trouble with Amy (1970) - Candy Canaday
- The Big Jackpot (1970) - Candy Canaday
- Danger Road (1970) - Candy Canaday
- It's a Small World (1970) - Candy Canaday
- Abner Willoughby's Return (1969) - Candy Canaday
- Old Friends (1969) - Candy Canaday
- Dead Wrong (1969) - Candy Canaday
- A Darker Shadow (1969) - Candy Canaday
- Meena (1969) - Candy Canaday
- The Stalker (1969) - Candy Canaday
- The Medal (1969) - Candy Canaday
- To Stop a War (1969) - Candy Canaday
- Anatomy of a Lynching (1969) - Candy Canaday
- A Lawman's Lot Is Not a Happy One (1969) - Candy Canaday
- The Silence at Stillwater (1969) - Candy Canaday
- The Witness (1969) - Candy Canaday
- Another Windmill to Go (1969) - Candy Canaday
- Speak No Evil (1969) - Candy Canaday
- The Unwanted (1969) - Candy Canaday
- The Running Man (1969) - Candy Canaday
- Emily (1969) - Candy Canaday
- The Deserter (1969) - Candy Canaday
- The Wish (1969) - Candy Canaday
- Five Candles (1969) - Candy Canaday
- The Clarion (1969) - Candy Canaday
- Company of Forgotten Men (1969) - Candy Canaday
- Erin (1969) - Candy Canaday
- Mrs. Wharton and the Lesser Breeds (1969) - Candy Canaday
- My Friend, My Enemy (1969) - Candy Canaday
- A World Full of Cannibals (1968) - Candy Canaday
- Mark of Guilt (1968) - Candy Canaday
- Yonder Man (1968) - Candy Canaday
- Queen High (1968) - Candy Canaday
- Sound of Drums (1968) - Candy Canaday
- The Survivors (1968) - Candy Canaday
- Little Girl Lost (1968) - Candy Canaday
- Catch as Catch Can (1968) - Candy Canaday
- The Last Vote (1968) - Candy Canaday
- The Passing of a King (1968) - Candy Canaday
- The Real People of Muddy Creek (1968) - Candy Canaday
- Salute to Yesterday (1968) - Candy Canaday
- Child (1968) - Candy Canaday
- Pride of a Man (1968) - Candy Canaday
- The Stronghold (1968) - Candy Canaday
- The Arrival of Eddie (1968) - Candy Canaday
- The Bottle Fighter (1968) - Candy Canaday
- To Die in Darkness (1968) - Candy Canaday
- Commitment at Angelus (1968) - Candy Canaday
- Trouble Town (1968) - Candy Canaday
- Star Crossed (1968) - Candy Canaday
- The Late Ben Cartwright (1968) - Candy Canaday
- The Crime of Johnny Mule (1968) - Candy Canaday
- The Price of Salt (1968) - Candy Canaday
- The Burning Sky (1968) - Candy Canaday
- A Girl Named George (1968) - Candy Canaday
- The Trackers (1968) - Candy Canaday
- Check Rein (1967) - Candy Canaday
- Showdown at Tahoe (1967) - Candy Canaday
- Desperate Passage (1967) - Candy Canaday
- False Witness (1967) - Candy Canaday
- Night of Reckoning (1967) - Candy Canaday
- Judgment at Olympus (1967) - Candy Canaday
- Sense of Duty (1967) - Candy Canaday
Incident on a Dark Street (TV Movie) as
Peter Gallagher
Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series) as
Doc Donovan / Sheriff W.D. Coffin
- The Strange Fate of Conrad Meyer Zulick (1972) - Doc Donovan
- Everything Else You Can Steal (1971) - Sheriff W.D. Coffin
Bearcats! (TV Series) as
Joe Bascom
- The Hostage (1971) - Joe Bascom
Hawaii Five-O (TV Series) as
- 3,000 Crooked Miles to Honolulu (1971) - George
The F.B.I. (TV Series) as
Eugene Bradshaw
- The Last Job (1971) - Eugene Bradshaw
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes as
Mr. Walski (uncredited)
One Life to Live (TV Series) as
Adam Chandler, Sr. (2000, 2005)
Cimarron Strip (TV Series) as
Tal St. James
- Knife in the Darkness (1968) - Tal St. James
Dundee and the Culhane (TV Series) as
Charlie Montana
- The Dead Man's Brief (1967) - Charlie Montana
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre as
Frank Gusenberg
Gunsmoke (TV Series) as
George McClaney
- Nitro! Part 2 (1967) - George McClaney
- Nitro! Part 1 (1967) - George McClaney
Hombre as
Lamar Dean
Peyton Place (TV Series) as
Russ Gehring / Dr. Russ Gehring
The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) as
- All New! Legendary Soap Stars Reunite: Luke and Laura, Plus Erica Kane and All Her TV Husbands (2011) - Self
The View (TV Series) as
- Episode dated 8 February 2006 (2006) - Self
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series & Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program
SoapTalk (TV Series) as
- Episode dated 2 March 2005 (2005) - Self
- Episode dated 17 February 2005 (2005) - Self
The Interviews: An Oral History of Television (TV Series) as
- David Canary (2004) - Self
Biography (TV Series documentary) as
- All My Children (2003) - Self
Intimate Portrait (TV Series documentary) as
- Kelly Ripa (2001) - Self
- Linda Dano (2000) - Self
The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee & Past Winner
The 15th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards (TV Special) as
The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Series) as
- Episode dated 5 January 1998 (1998) - Self
The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
All My Children 25th Anniversary Special (TV Movie) as
The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
Donahue (TV Series) as
- Cast of All My Children (1993) - Self
Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love (Video documentary) as
Self - Co-Host
The Home Show (TV Series) as
- Episode dated 31 October 1989 (1989) - Self
The 16th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
4th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Host
The 12th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
The Bob Braun Show (TV Series) as
Self - Actor
- Episode dated 17 May 1979 (1979) - Self - Actor
Celebrity Bowling (TV Series) as
- Show #34 (1972) - Self
- Show #32 (1972) - Self
The Real Tom Kennedy Show (TV Series) as
- Episode #1.42 (1970) - Self
Beat the Clock (TV Series) as
- Episode dated 7 September 1970 (1970) - Self
- Episode dated 18 August 1970 (1970) - Self
The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) as
- David Canary, Peggy Cass, Tom Seaver, Cleon Jones, Diane Pike (1970) - Self
The Rosey Grier Show (TV Series) as
- Tuane & Rosemary, Stu Gardner, David Canary (1970) - Self
Allen Ludden's Gallery (TV Series) as
- Episode #1.57 (1969) - Self
- Episode #1.16 (1969) - Self
George Jessel's Here Come the Stars (TV Series) as
- Lorne Greene (1968) - Self
The Match Game (TV Series) as
Self - Team Captain
- Episode #6.188 (1968) - Self - Team Captain
- Episode #6.187 (1968) - Self - Team Captain
- Episode #6.186 (1968) - Self - Team Captain
- Episode #6.185 (1968) - Self - Team Captain
- Diana Sands & David Canary (1968) - Self - Team Captain
Archive Footage
Home & Family (TV Series) as
- "All My Children" Reunion (2017) - Self
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - In Memoriam
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) as
Self - In Memoriam
Daytime's Greatest Weddings (Video documentary) as
Adam Chandler
All About Erica (Video) as
Adam Chandler
All My Children: Daytime's Greatest Weddings (Video) as
Adam Chandler


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