Peter White, star of All My Children, has passed away, according to his former castmate, Kathleen Noone. He was 86.
The actor was most known for his 29-year portrayal of Linc Tyler on the ABC soap. He also starred in the network’s primetime soap opera The Colbys from 1985 to 1986 and appeared in both the stage and film adaptations of The Boys in the Band.
Peter White Enjoyed a Decades-Long Career in Film and on Stage
The New York City native began his career when he was only 17. He earned a small spot in the TV series A Secret Storm. But it was 11 years before he took another role, which was with the stage cast of The Secret Storm. Peter White continued live performances by touring with Barefoot in the Park and The Boys in the Band. And It wasn’t long before he joined his first soap opera, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, in 1971.
Peter White starred in 258 episodes of that series and only 12 episodes of All My Children—but the latter still went down as his most prolific role. It also became one of his favorite career projects.
“I started on the show around 1974,” he told Soap Opera Digest in 2008. “When Eileen came on, and we all realized we were going to have our storylines together…forgive me for saying this, but that’s when soaps — [including] ‘All My Children’ — were really good…I remember talking to [show creator] Agnes Nixon, and she said, ‘I have to write a storyline about you guys because you all get along so well!’ That was sort of it; we just became instant family and have been ever since, which is great.”
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