It’s official: ABC confirms that Emmy winner Roger Howarth (ex-Todd) will be returning to ONE LIFE TO LIVE this summer! “Daddy’s back!!!” tweeted his TV daughter, Kristen Alderson (Starr). “Huge stuff!” Soaps In Depth first reported the news that Howarth was headed back to Llanview in our March 7 issue.
The actor originated the role of Todd Manning in 1992 and, despite the fact that Todd was the ringleader in Marty’s fraternity house gang rape, quickly became a fan favorite. He left the soap in 2003 and headed to AS THE WORLD TURNS, where he played Paul Ryan until the CBS sudser was cancelled last year. Rumors of Howarth returning to OLTL have circulated for years, ever since Trevor St. John‘s Walker was revealed to be a surgically-reconstructed Todd. When the soap kicked off a storyline earlier this year with Téa’s brother Tomas and his mysterious connection to the pre-surgery Todd, buzz about Howarth’s return quickly gathered more steam.
“We are thrilled to have Roger return to One Life to Live,” says executive producer Frank Valentini. “As OLTL viewers know, Trevor St. John has been playing the role of Todd Manning since 2003. We have a great story planned that will involve both actors.”
Howarth begins taping in May.