"[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 Central 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.