Share this story
kennedy_daniel
Daniel Kennedy
Photo Logo
Share this story
Pine Valley Presence
At A Glance

Daniel Kennedy is a newcomer to the world of daytime TV. He was born on October 24, 1983 in Tucson, AZ where he was raised with his younger sister, Marissa. Interestingly enough, Daniel's mother and father (a pharmacist) met at college, while watching "All My Children" with other students, during lunch breaks.

Some of Daniel's own earliest memories of watching "All My Children" with his mother include Janet-From-Another-Planet, and Natalie down the well. He loved crazy Janet, and thought that "All My Children" was the coolest show on TV.

Daniel's interest in acting began during his childhood when he watched the PBS series "Masterpiece Theater", and fell in love with British drama. He also developed a love of opera by watching filmed performances, also on PBS.

After winning a trip to New York City, as Arizona's state high school representative in an annual national Shakespeare competition, Daniel had the unexpected opportunity to tour Juilliard. After being accepted, he became the first student in the school's history to major in both drama and opera.

He brought his, and his mother's, shared love of "All My Children" full circle when he landed an audition for the role of Peter Cortlandt, in the spring of 2008. In preparation for this audition, he asked his casual acquaintance, Ricky Paull Goldin (who lived nearby, and who had just been cast as Jake the month before), to give him some tips, and an honest critique of his acting. Those tips apparently paid off because after auditioning with Brianne Moncrief (Colby Chandler), Daniel was offered the role. He claims to have been the nerdiest of the other soap-hunk contenders, but believes that he may have proven his deeper understanding of the character after his audition with Brianne ended. When AMC casting director Judy Wilson asked Daniel and Brianne to stand next to each other, Daniel seized the opportunity to surreptitiously sniff Brianne's hair, just as Petey Cortlandt might do while standing next to Colby.

Daniel Kennedy equates receiving the news that he'd been cast as Peter Cortlandt with having an out-of-body experience, and characterizes his early scenes with both David Canary (Adam Chandler) and James Mitchell (Palmer Cortlandt) together as being surreal.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION
All My Children
Peter Cortlandt
July 11, 2008 to October 30, 2009

Double the Fist
Darren
2004
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actor (2009, 2010)

soapcentral.com Dankies Winner, Outstanding Younger Perfomer (2009; for All My Children)
Vital Statistics
HOMETOWN: Tucson, Arizona
DATE OF BIRTH: October 24, 1983
News Archives
News Archive: Kennedy unhappy about Pete's off-screen write off. [Dec 13, 2009]
Related Information
THE LATEST AMC HEADLINES
TRENDING ON SOAP CENTRAL

THE LATEST SOAP CENTRAL NEWS
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
MAKING HEADLINES: NEWS FROM AROUND THE SOAPS
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
DAYS OF OUR LIVES
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
GENERAL HOSPITAL
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
© 1995-2017 soapcentral.com Home | Contact Us | Advertising Information | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Top
SECTIONS
soapcentral.com
Daily Recaps
twoscoops/Previews
Two twoscoopss Commentary
Message Boards
Cast and Credits
Who's Who Character Profiles
Daytime Emmys
Kroll Call
SHOWS
All My Children
Another World
As the World Turns
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of our Lives
General Hospital
Guiding Light
One Life to Live
Passions
Port Charles
Sunset Beach
The Young and the Restless
ABOUT
About soapcentral.com
Contact Us
Feedback
FOLLOW US
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Instagram
Pinterest
Google+