OLTL to "press on" without Trevor St. John
Llanview will soon be without one of its two Todd Mannings. Trevor St. John has announced that he will tape his final scenes on One Life to Live in July. St. John joined OLTL in 2003.
Trevor St. John
) will be exiting One Life to Live this summer. In a statement, St. John expressed that while he wanted to remain a member of the One Life to Live cast through the show's January 2012 finale, show executives informed him that they'd be focusing storylines on other characters in the soap's final months.
"[M]y current contract on One Life to Live is coming to an end and my last shooting day on the show will likely come the week of July 18th," St. John revealed in a message on his official web site. "Although I expressed an interest in continuing to perform on the show beyond the aforementioned date, the producers have decided they'd rather press on without me."
St. John's last tape date will come some four months before production on the ABC soap is set to wrap. One Life to Live is currently scheduled to continue filming new episodes through November.
"To be clear, I was not fired," St. John explained. "But the producers feel it's in the show's best interest not to write any more story for my character. I don't think I can adequately express my gratitude to all of you who have supported me for the last eight years. It's been my great honor and pleasure to play the character of Todd. And I can only hope that I served you well and that I did you proud."
Fans have been wondering how One Life to Live's writers would ultimately resolve its "two Todds" storyline. Roger Howarth
, who originated the role of Todd in 1992, was brought back into the fold earlier this year
A show source tells soap
that the so-called two Todds will finally come face-to-face the week of July 18.
St. John made his daytime debut when he joined the cast of One Life to Live in May 2003
One Life to Live does not comment on contracts.