Scott Clifton Exits ‘OLTL’

Photo: Yolanda Perez/ABC

Thursday, March 9, 2010 6:05 PM ET | By Scotty Gore

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The actor’s days in Llanview as Schuyler Joplin draw to a close.

Daytime Confidential broke the story earlier this afternoon that rumors were swirling that Clifton “has taped his last episode of ‘One Life to Live’ and is telling pals he’s been let go from the sudser.”  Now “One Life to Live” Executive Producer Frank Valentini is confirming the news to Soap Opera Digest, stating that “I loved working with Scott Clifton and he is a true gentleman.”

The news comes exactly one month after the former “General Hospital” star tweeted that he and “One Life” co-stars “Went through our orientation at the new studio today. They put me in Susan Lucci’s old dressing room. Moving up in the world!”

According to DC, the show has decided to phase out the character of Schuyler following the conclusion of the Sierra Rose custody storyline. In the meantime, however, fans can expect some more twists and turns in his quest to raise ‘his’ infant daughter in scenes airing later this month. And look for Gigi, Roxy, Allison, Mitch and others in Llanview to mix it up with Mr. J in the coming weeks as well.

Clifton joined the cast of “One Life to Live” on January 9, 2009. Prior to that he portrayed Dillon Quartermaine on “General Hospital” from 2003-2007. He received Daytime Emmy nominations for the role, in the category of ‘Outstanding Younger Actor,’ in 2004, 2005, and 2006. Other television credits include appearances on “Judging Amy,” “Undressed,” and “Roswell.” In addition, he is a singer/songwriter and has released two self-produced albums, “Untitled” and “Unbeautiful.”

No final airdate has been announced.  Soap Opera Network will bring you details as they develop.

“One Life to Live” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Anytime on ABC.com and SOAPnet.com. Check local listings.

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