Hunt Block

@Trace86 (5033)
United States
July 31, 2007 5:28pm CST
I got this today from Soap Central. He doesn't look familiar. Who did he play on AMC? Block Goes on OLTL Hunt Posted Monday, July 30, 2007 8:40:14 PM Emmy-nominated Hunt Block will set up shop in Llanview for at least a little while later this year. The former As the World Turns star has also appeared on Guiding Light and All My Children. Fans crushed by As the World Turns' decision not to ask Hunt Block (ex-Craig Montgomery) to reprise the role of Craig earlier this year have something to cheer about. The actor is returning to daytime television - in a brand new role. Block will join the cast of ABC's One Life to Live in the role of a still-unnamed FBI agent. Story breakdowns indicate that Block's G-man will be obsessed with tracking down a missing person. An insider tells that the One Life to Live writers had scripted the role as a minor player - but when Block signed on for the part the role was revised to become more important to the show's story. Block is a veteran of three daytime soaps and has earned two Daytime Emmy nominations. For his first two daytime roles on Guiding Light and All My Children, Block's on-screen personas met with rather tragic ends: both were killed off. Things took a much different turn in July 2000 when Block joined As the World Turns. His character became a quick favorite of then-head writer Hogan Sheffer (who now serves as the head writer of NBC's Days of our Lives). Block earned Daytime Emmy nominations in 2001 for Supporting Actor and 2002 for Lead Actor. Block exited ATWT in August 2005 in what was labeled by the show as "storyline reasons." Insiders hinted that the show needed to trim its budget and had to cut Block (and his salary) from the roster. It was one year ago this week that the CBS soap announced that Craig was returning to town with a new actor in the role. It is unclear how many of As the World Turns fans will flip the channel to check out the former Craig in his new role. In most markets, One Life to Live and As the World Turns air at the same time. A first airdate for Block has not yet been announced.
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@tad1fan (3373)
• Canada
1 Aug 07
This is all I could find on him......hope it helps Huntington MacDonald Block -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Llanview Presence Unknown role (2007 to Present) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- At a Glance Block, who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Harvard University, was the recipient of the Vivian Beaumont Fellowship and the American National Theatre Association Fellowship. A veteran of both movies and television, Block appeared in the feature films The Lonely Guy and The Next Best Thing. On the small screen, he is best known to soap opera fans for his portrayal of Ben Warren on Guiding Light, which earned him a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for Best Villain. In addition, he played the dastardly Peter Hollister on the CBS prime-time drama Knots Landing and appeared as Guy Donohue on All My Children. He has also guest-starred on such shows as Murder, She Wrote and Hill Street Blues as well as in several made-for-television movies, including Bloodline: Beverly Hills Ninja Murders, The Dirty Dozen IV and She Was Marked for Murder. Block's theater credits include As You Like It, Forever After, A Loss of Memory and the Lincoln Center Festival of New American One Acts. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Acting Portfolio TELEVISION One Life to Live Unknown role 2007 to Present As The World Turns Craig Montgomery July 19th, 2000 to August 11th, 2005 All My Children Guy Donahue 2000 Guiding Light Ben Warren 1997 to November 1999 Bloodlines: Murder in the Family 1993 Murder, She Wrote Dr. Jonas Beckwith, Episode 8.18 "Programmed For Murder" April 5th, 1992 Murder, She Wrote Reuben Stolly, Episode 7.20 "Murder, Plain & Simple" April 28th, 1991 Saturday's Mark 1991 Project: Tin Men 1990 Murder, She Wrote Father Donald Barnes, Episode 6.2 "Murder, Plain & Simple" October 1st, 1989 She Was Marked for Murder Eric Chandler 1988 Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission, The Joe Stern 1988 Secret Weapons Jack Spaulding 1985 Knots Landing Peter Hollister 1985 - 1987 Hill Street Blues Episode 4.21, "Lucky Ducks" May 10th, 1984 First Olympics: Athens 1896, The Robert Garrett 1984 Summer Girl Peter Mitchell 1983 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Awards & Acclaim Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2001) Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2002) Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2003) Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2005) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vital Statistics Birthday: February 18th, 1955 Education: Has a BFA from Harvard University
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
1 Aug 07
He wasn't on very long and I think it was somtime around the time that Edmund was killed or a little before. I can't remember the characters name.