One Life to Live: Actress Erin Torpey Returns to Cancelled TV Show

Erin Torpey and One Life To LiveIn preparation for the end of ABC’s One Life to Live, actress Erin Torpey is returning to the soap opera for a cameo. She played Jessica Buchanon from November 1990 until January 2003. Bree Williamson’s been playing the character ever since so Torpey will play another character when she returns to the series this September.

One Life to Live was cancelled by ABC in April and the final episode is scheduled to air on January 20, 2012. Here’s the press release about Torpey’s return:


Emmy-nominated actress Erin Torpey, who played the role of Jessica Buchanan from 1990 to 2003, returns to ABC Daytime’s “One Life To Live” in September. Torpey returned to “OLTL” in 2008 to celebrate the shows’ 40th anniversary, playing the role of Megan. For her return this September, she will play still another character to honor her long history with the show.

“I grew up on ‘OLTL’ and I am happy to make one last cameo as the show prepares to end its run,” said Torpey. “‘OLTL’ was a second family to me, and it will always hold a very special place in my life.”

In 1990, the same year she began playing Jessica at the age of 8, the Pennsylvania native made her Broadway debut in the revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” starring Charles Durning and Kathleen Turner. At age 11, she returned to Broadway in Neil Simon’s “The Goodbye Girl.” Following her “OLTL” run, Torpey moved to California, where she continues to work as an actress, singer and songwriter. Her credits include The Voice of Princess Aurora for the 2007 DVD release of “Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams.” She is also The Voice of Greek goddess Athena in the “God of War” video game series. Most recently she was The Voice of the Invisible Woman on the animated series “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.”

Torpey currently lives in California with her husband and one year old son.

Emmy Award-winning “One Life To Live,” created by Agnes Nixon, was launched July 15, 1968. Frank Valentini executive-produces. Ron Carlivati is the headwriter. The popular drama consistently ranks among the top five in the key demographic of Women 18-49. “One Life To Live” airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (2:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

What do you think? Will you tune in to see Erin Torpey return to One Life to Live?

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  1. Margaret says

    I am very upset that one life to live is going off the air like all my children did. These were the only two soaps i ever watched since i was a teenager and it always was the best shows ever they were great to watch always something happening to keep u watching it. Im going to miss these shows its really a shame that this is happening there is alot of people upset over this its a shame . Im very disappointed in the one responsible for this and the chew is awful to watch i will never watch that its terrible the people in it OMG terrible terrible terrible.

  2. curtis says

    you are right about that abc will be a station I will not watch anymore myself ,, the guy did not have to cancel all my children and one life to live both,,, Oprah quit after all these years and that left opened another spot also but he still cancelled two long time favorites. Myself I hope the chew bombs and I hope abc will be no more up his rear january 2013 it will no longer be on my tv watch list audios

    • cindy says

      I been. Watching. For 35 years. I do not. Think. The sops should of been cancel they made a big mistake. They did not care about the people l hope. That it will come. Back on the air so I. Can keep. Watching. My. Soap

  3. Kay says

    I think it is awful that OLTL is being cancelled. Brothers and sisters,too. Oh well, we don’t have to watch ABC:) So far we still have that right.

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