Finding Primetime Jobs for Daytime Stars: The Men of All My Children
ALL MY CHILDREN’s Cameron Mathison, Michael E. Knight, Darnell Williams and Vincent Irizarry
Jordi Vilasuso (“Griffin”) on Parenthood
OK, don’t hate us Parenthood fans, because we do love Joel and Julia, but wouldn’t Vilasuso be perfect as a bit of a third-wheel in their marriage? No actual cheating needs to take place, but perhaps AMC‘s miracle-making doc can act as an adoption agent for the two, someone Julia confides in and develops a… close… relationship with. We can totally see it — and think he and Erika Christensen would have amazing chemistry!
Michael E. Knight (“Tad”) on Modern Family
Can you envision anything sweeter than a classic Hollywood “meet cute” between Tad “The Cad” Martin and Phil “What the face?” Dunphy? Well, it wouldn’t be Tad per se, but with his quirky touch Knight would be the ideal candidate to play an overly confident coworker of Ty Burrell’s Family man. Of course, the charming MEK would have to put a move or two on Julie Bowen’s Claire, creating the perfect opportunity for he and Burrell to go toe-to-toe. Which witty wonder would take the cake in that battle?
Trent Garrett (“Asher”) on Pretty Little Liars
Why send him to Rosewood, you ask? Because Garrett was made for every delicious flavor of Pretty Little Liars. He looks the part; he has chemistry with every gal in Pine Valley — a trait that would no doubt transfer to a storyline with Aria & Co.; and he’s a darn good actor. During his short time on AMC, Garrett seamlessly stole the heart of a Chandler socialite and mended fences with his MIA father — heavy stuff for a newcomer, but a success nonetheless. The only question that remains is: Which lovely Liar would you set him up with?
Cameron Mathison (“Ryan”) on Community
Community‘s Jeff Winger (played by Joel McHale) is painfully insecure when it comes to matters of someone rivaling him in the looks department. So, what better way for Mathison to enter the Greendale equation? After years of frolicking — usually shirtless and perfectly coiffed — through Pine Valley as lovable and contured P.I. Ryan Lavery, Cam should take his studly self to the NBC sitcom and call Jeff’s masculinity into question. Added bonus: He could easily be a new piece of man candy for Jim Rash’s Dean Pelton to swoon over. Pop, pop!
Darnell Williams (“Jesse”) on Torchwood: Miracle Day
Dating back longer than many AMC fans would probably care to imagine, Williams has — save for one break precipitated by an on-screen death! — played one of Pine Valley’s all-time top cops. Add in his uncanny resemblance to Torchwood CIA agent Mekhi Phifer, and we’d love to see Williams continue to lay down the law, perhaps as a very high-ranking U.S. intelligence officer — who also happens to be Phifer’s father!
Jacob Young (“JR”) on The Big Bang Theory
Our dream is to see AMC‘s immensely talented Young leave his sometimes villainous Chandler heir behind, in favor of a bright romantic future with Kaley Cuoco’s precious Penny. Sure, this might make “Lenny” fans’ heads spin, but Young would be the perfect blend of brilliant and beautiful as a supportive new boyfriend for the hapless Cheesecake Factory waitress. Here’s the kicker: Young’s alter ego would be just as smart as Leonard & Co. but ditched his doctor plans for a life in the acting biz, because, well, you’ve seen his face, right?!
Vincent Irizarry (“David”) on Grey’s Anatomy
File this one under “Duh!” Irizarry’s turn as the evil Dr. David Hayward has haunted (and heated up!) Pine Valley for over a decade, so what better place for the actor to relocate than Seattle Grace? We can just see it now: A hot fling for (almost) any of the lady docs, and a studly mentor for Cristina. Best part: Vincent probably comes with his own stethoscope.
ALL MY CHILDREN’s Vincent Irizarry, Jacob Young and Michael E. Knight