Michael E. Knight 411
BIRTHDATE: May 7
BIRTHPLACE: Princeton, N.J.
YEARS ON SHOW: 1983-'86, 1988-'90, 1992-present
MARITAL STATUS: divorced from fellow soap star Catherine Hickland (ex-Lindsay, OLTL)
Michael E. Knight was born in Princeton, N.J. but spent his early years on the West Coast in Ojai and San Francisco. He grew up as the middle child of three sons attending a boys' preparatory school where his father was a faculty member. At the age of 12, his ambition for acting surfaced. He earned a degree in theater arts at Wesleyan University and then moved on to the prestigious Circle in the Square Theater in New York for more technical training. In 1983 he landed the role of Tad "The Cad" Martin on ALL MY CHILDREN. Four years into his run, he left to pursue acting projects on the West Coast including the feature film Date with an Angel. He returned to AMC in 1998, stayed for two years, and then left Pine Valley a second time. Knight came back in 1992, and has remained at AMC ever since.
Knight has also had notable guest appearances on MATLOCK and MURDER, SHE WROTE, and he has appeared in several theatrical productions as well. The three-time Emmy winner resides in New York City.