In what has been a sad week for the All My Children (AMC) family, actor Larkin Malloy has died at the age of 62. He played Travis Montgomery on the cancelled ABC soap opera from 1987 to 1998. Former co-star Walt Willey (Jackson Montgomery) posted on Facebook that Malloy died from complications of a heart attack he suffered on Saturday.
AMC creator Agnes Nixon just passed away on Wednesday. She and Malloy were both veterans of As the World Turns, which was cancelled in 2010, after 54 years on CBS. Malloy both acted and served as announcer and acting coach on the daytime drama. He appeared on The Edge of Night, Guiding Light, and Loving. He also directed NBC‘s Another World. All of these cancelled soaps shot in New York.
Willey remembers his on-screen brother.
Here is more on Mr. Malloy, from his professional website, TheNewYorkActingCoach.com
Larkin started working as a professional actor in 1974 on the New York stage where he was a founding member of the off-off-Broadway company ATA. After playing starring roles at the Arena Stage in Washington, the Goodman Theater in Chicago, he did a season of classics at the famed Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. Returning to New York, he played at the Manhattan Theater Club, while his day job was creating the role of Sky Whitney on ABC’s “Edge of Night”, a role that earned him an Emmy nomination as “Outstanding Actor”.
Four years later, as he was asked to join the cast of CBS’s “Guiding Light” to create the role of Kyle Sampson working opposite multi Emmy winning actress Kim Zimmer (playing Sky during the day and Kyle in the evening). Two years later, he came to star opposite Susan Lucci on ABC’s “All My Children” where he played the role for which he is best known, Travis Montgomery.
After a year as Clay on ABC’s “Loving”, he returned to his first love, the stage, working in regional theater across the US, returning to reprise Travis from time to time as well as teaching acting and coaching actors privately. In 2013, he played a leading role in the TV series “Tainted Dreams” and has just finished performing in the soon to be released SAG feature, “Good Bones”
He has appeared on network episodic series and films, narrated “National Geographic” TV, was the announcer at “As the World Turns” and can be seen and heard in many commercial TV and radio spots.
Born Thomas Larkin Malloy on September 24, 1954, Larkin suffered a heart attack on what was his 62nd birthday. He passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016. May he rest in peace.
We invite you to remember Mr. Malloy and his work, below.