Former ‘One Life’ Star Sentenced in Brawl
Thursday, March 11, 2010 10:00 PM ET | By Scotty Gore
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Nathaniel Marston pleads guilty to the misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest in a Manhattan courtroom.
Martson, a former “One Life to Live” cast member, was arrested in the early morning hours of October 21, 2007, following a fist fight with three New York City cab drivers at a 10th Avenue gas station near Hell’s Kitchen. The scuffle originated when one of the cabbies accidentally drove into him, claims the 34-year-old amateur boxer turned soap star. He also reportedly lunged at the men with a metal crate and began kicking at police officers, one of which ended up with with a leg wound, while another was bruised.
However, the actor now admits to hitting a police officer who tried to break up the fight, although he remains adamant that he was not high on cocaine when the incident took place. Even so, the story made front page headlines, and led to his firing from “One Life to Live,” and left it difficult for him to find additional work.
“I couldn’t get a job as a dishwasher because I was all over The [New York] Post,” the author jokes to the newspaper. As part of his deal, Marston was ordered to complete three months of anger management classes. He is not expected to serve any jail time, and will not be placed on probation. A spokesperson fro “OLTL’ had no comment.
Marston took over the role of Al Holden on “One Life” in 2001. Fired in 2003, he was re-hired as a different character (Michael McBain, since the show had already killed off Al) the following year due to a huge fan backlash. He remained with the show until his second firing in 2007. Prior to his time in Llanview, Marston played Eddie Silva on “As the World Turns” from 1998 to 2000. The role earned him a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for “Outstanding Male Newcomer.” Other television credits include “Educating Matt Waters,” “Law & Order: SVU,” and “White Collar.” And he has appeared in the films “The Craft,” “Ordinary Sinner,” “Monday Night Mayhem,” and “Ciao, America,” and had a leading role the short film “The Paw,” and opposite Angelina Jolie in “Love is All There Is.”
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