Michael Dempsey will exit Guiding Light after one-and-a-half years. His character was unpopular with fans -- but don't think his departure means Alan-Michael shot Alan.
) will be exiting his Guiding Light role later this year. Despite the timing of his departure, a show insider insists that Alan-Michael will not revealed as the person who shot Alan.
The role of Alan-Michael Spaulding was Dempsey's first regular role on television. As an actor, however, Dempsey made numerous appearances on primetime television. These nighttime roles included guest appearances on Boston Legal
, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
, and The Practice
The addition of Dempsey to the Guiding Light cast in November 2005 ended rumors that the show was bringing back an actor who had previously portrayed Alan-Michael on the show.
Unfortunately, it may have been easier for fans to accept Alan-Michael back into Springfield had they seen a familiar face in the role. An unpopular romantic pairing between Alan-Michael and Marina Cooper never caught on with fans.
A spokesperson for Guiding Light was not immediately available to comment on Dempsey's exit.
Dempsey last airs May 10, 2007. The role of Alan-Michael will not be recast.