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Nathan Purdee has packed a lot of living into a relatively short number of years. Born in Tampa, Florida, he has also lived in Washington, D.C.; Bakersfield, California; Kaiserslautern, Germany; and Denver, Colorado-and that's just through high school! Awarded an academic scholarship to Lindfield College in Oregon, Nathan majored in criminology and minored in theater there before earning a degree in mental health from Denver's Metropolitan State College. Though he has spent time in several professions along the way, he now concentrates on just two of them: Acting and painting.

As maverick district attorney Hank Gannon on One Life to Live, his professional career often causes conflict in his private life with his daughter, Rachel, his ex-wife, Nora, and especially his brother, R.J. But Nathan is also well-known to daytime television audiences for his long-running role as Nathan Hastings on The Young and the Restless. Nathan turned that role, originally intended as a two-day stint, into a six-year job.

Following Nathan's departure from The Young and the Restless, he joined Santa Barbara in February 1989, for a short-term role. Shortly thereafter, he spent his summer vacation starring in his first feature film, playing the lead role in The Return of Superfly. The film, which was shot on location in Stamford, CN; New York City; and Paris, afforded Nathan another opportunity: Upon his return from Europe, he sold his first painting to a Parisian art collector.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION
Law & Order
Sergeant
2008

Living in Captivity
Mr. Faston
2008

One Life to Live
Hank Gannon
February 1992 to July 11, 2003; April 1, 2010; April 7, 2010; April 8, 2010

The Young and The Restless
Nathan Hastings
1985 to 1992

Santa Barbara
Jed
1989
Acting Portfolio: FILM
Wallowitch & Ross: This Moment
Executive Producer
1999

The Return of Superfly
Superfly/Priest
1990

Fire and Ice
Subhuman (voice)
1983
Awards & Acclaim
Soap Opera Digest Awards Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (1994)

Image Awards Nomination, Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series (2000, 2001)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Tampa, Florida
DATE OF BIRTH: August 6, 1950
HEIGHT: 6'2"
HAIR: Black
EYES: Brown
News Archives
News Archive: Purdee back to OLTL for first time since 2003. [Feb 16, 2009]
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