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ken corday states matthew/jack will not be returning to days
In a October interview, for the online forum site, daytimeryaltyonlin.com, Ken Corday (Days of Our Lives Executive Producer) was told that Matthew Ashford was a fan favorite and that many fans want the return of Jack Deveraux. When pressed, Corday stated that it would be unfair to the fans for there to be a return since Jack died, and the fans saw it happen. A return would be an insult, therefore. The interview(s) attempted to point out that the fans would gladly look over the death and welcome a return. Though that did not seem to sway his resolve. Ken Corday also attempted to justify the show's decision to cease with supercouples, saying it was too limiting, too focused on a couple and not inclusive of a broad range of characters/actors. Also, it appears that at the time of the interview the show was already doing scripts for April, 2015 -- thus about six months in advance.

To read the entire interview, click here.
current projects
 
 
new movie project

Matthew just finished filming a movie project in Florida.  It is an intense horror, psychological drama in which he stared and co-produced. Look for more information to come. Thanks to David Michael Ross for the information and use of the photos. Click on thumb nail to view photos from the shoot.
 

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updated december 3rd,
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welcome video

i will be on vacation the 4th to the 22nd, so I will not be able to add news to the page, nor links to new the bay episodes.
may 1, 2014: videos the bay the series index links to all the most recent episodes.
april 11th, 2014: videos dating in the middle ages index. Links through all the most recent episodes.
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the bay news
the bay returns december 4th


Eight new episodes, twenty minute plus, will be mark the latest season of the wonderful soap. Matthew returns as the duplicitous Steven Jensen. The episodes are generally up-loaded around 3PM EST/Noon PST. http://thebaytheseries.com/
updated june 20th
another lilly & martha's soap box appearance


Another great episode and interviews and chat from Lilly & Martha. On June 5th, Matthew appeared again on their show and talks of his and Martha's Chapter scene together, and his up-coming projects. The taping aired live May 19th, and Matthew appears near the 45 minute mark.
Click here for Matthew's June 5th appearance.
Click here for his February 13th appearance.
 
older projects
winning favor

A movie about two small town high schools in Iowa which made it to the state basketball championship, the story centers around players on the Orange City High School team and its players. Matthew play Coach Loren DeJong. Click on thumbnail to view a trailer for the movie. Click here to order your personal copy from Amazon.
 
catch of a lifetime wins an award

Congratulations to Matthew and all those involved with Catch of a Lifetime, it won the "Audience Choice - Best Feature Film Award" at the Silver Sprints International Film Festival.
dating in the middle ages season 2

The series deals Samantha Collin's (Devin Mills), a romance novelist, in search for her very own "Gary Grant." Matthew plays Nick Hamilton, Samantha's current love interest; he will be joined by former DAYS co-star, Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans),The web series will air later this summer. Click on thumbnail to access the show's official web site.

Listen to Matthew and Devin's on-line chat, Click here.
dirty harry, the musical

This video was produced in 2012 as part of Bruce Kimmel's (with whom Matthew worked on Bruce's original stage play, Deceit) Outside the Box series, a series of web episodes which satirize the trend of making everything into a Broadway musical. Matthew, as himself, is asked to star in a new musica based on Clint Eastwood's iconic movie cop, Dirty Harry. Click on above icon to view the episode.
catch of a lifetime

Matthew plays Billy Joe Crawley, Elaine Rose Chalmers (Julia Denton) is a successful Austin radio personality, self-proclaimed "Queen of Planning." Her life is turned upside down when returning home, she has a one night stand with her high school sweetheart, Billy Joe Crawley, played by Matthew. The result, a surprise pregnancy; interrupting her plans.Click on thumbnail to view a trailer.
2012 prism awards

In 2012, Matthew won a PRISM Award (the award is given to those in the entertainment industry -- movies, television, and music -- which bring attention to and presents accurately issues of mental health and substance abuse). Matthew and Days of our Lives won the award for the portrayal of Jack's PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).Click on above thumbnail to view a Yellow Carpet interview of Matthew from the awards ceremony. Click here to view video clip of Matthew accepting his award.
bad boys week

Last September, the Investigation Discovery channel had a month of Days of our Knives, in which soap actors would introduce real life soapesque real crime shows. Matthew along with Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin, General Hospital) introduced real life crime stories involving "bad boys," for obvious reasons. Click on the thumbnail to view the promo.
2012 daytime emmy awards

Matthew was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his scenes of Jack dealing with PTSD. Though, unfortunately Matthew did not win, it was still a great honor. Days, however, did win a Best Writing award -- it was the show's first since 1976 -- and the material submitted Matthew's PTSD scenes. YouTube has numerous Red Carpet interviews with Matthew, and his beautiful and smart daugther Emma. Matthew was also up for a Daytime Emmy as part of The Bay's production team.
days of our lives book on sale
days of our lives secrets of good lives consists of healthy hints from current and past castmembers on how they stay healthy. Matthew provides his tips on eating well, exercise and meditation, plus he includes a recipe for preparing hummus.

Check your local bookstore, or online at amazon.com.
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