updated may 16: no new information regarding a 50th return, but...

During the Emmy pre-events Matthew told Daytime Royalty, that he had not been asked back, and was not covering up a secret return. However, that was weeks ago, and now another shocking return, one which also was believed to be impossible: SOD and Thaao Phenglis Facebook, ex-Tony/André di Mera  -- click here to access his Facebook page --   broke the news that he was returning for the 50th anniversary with a big storyline. Thaao Tweeted that he was glad to be back, and like many other castmates are happy about their upcoming stories. This has made fans excited since in October Ken Corday,  DAYS owner and Ex. Producer stated in a Daytime Royalty interview that Jack would not return since he is dead, and it would be unfair to fans. Well so are both Tony and André; so apparently, the not bringing back dead characters has been changed.

Friday, May 15th, fans became even more excited by a Tweet from Kate Mansi, who plays Abigail Deveraux, and did during Matthew's last stint (September 2011 through September 2012); she excitedly Tweeted, about the upcoming six scripts -- they are taping five months in advance, and the stuff now leads up to the 50th. With the photos with Matthew during the Emmys -- scroll down for links to view them -- and the returns of Stephen Nichols, brother Steve Johnson, and Peter Reckell, Bo Brady, this Tweet furthered fans' hopes that Matthew will be returning.

Mary Beth Evans, Kayla Brady Johnson, replied to fans Twitter bombing requesting Matthew's return, saying "me too." There is no proof, but fans are chatting on-line, and all these things, added to the fact Matthew has been more public recently, is making fans believe that Matthew will be returning, as well.
matthew fan event with lilly meglar

As part of
General Hospital's annual fan weekend, Brunch with Matt and Lilly -- Matt's current The Bay (Janice Ramos) and former GH (Lily Rivera Corinthos) co-star  -- very best brunch; Friday morning, August 7, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon,  Glendale Hilton Hotel. Tickets are $75 for Lilly's fan club members, $80 for non members! For more information or to purchase tickets for the event, email Debbie O'Connor,
sitcom project

Scroll down to "current projects" for more information.
 follow grace ashford's blog

Matthew told fans on his Facebook page to follow his daugther Grace's new blog, "Wine women & Stories." Drop by and read her articulate, humorous blogs Click here to access her blog.
current projects
sitcom project

Gregori Martin, the talented creator of The Bay, posted the following on Facebook, "No, it's not #TheBay yet! Wrapped another day on set of new #sitcom w/ @KristosAndrews [Matthew's The Bay co-star, Peter Garrett] & @matthew_ashford #ThisJustIn." I am assuming this too is a webseries -- though I may be wrong. I also am not sure if Matthew is a castmember of this project or was just a guest star for this particular episode. When I have more information I will updated the page.

page information
updated may 23,
10:00 pst.
welcome video

may 11th, 2015: articles index SOD's tribute to DAYS 50th,I included all the articles concerning Matthew/Jack.
may 11th, 2015: articles index From Days' book on health tips, Matthew's person tips.
december 28 , 2014: videos the bay the series index Links to all the episode of the current season, all aired throughout December, 2014; Episode 13 (all 4 parts) and Episode 14 (all 4 parts).
april 11th, 2014: videos dating in the middle ages index. Links through all the most recent episodes.
i am starting a poll to see if there is interest in more tjds scripts, click here to vote.
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the bay news
emmys for the bay
The wonderfully produced, written and acted soap won "New Approaches" Daytime Emmy for Best Show. Jade Harlow, Lianna Ramos, won Best Actress in the same category. The show also won a technical award. Click on thumbnails to see the photos in their original sizes. The first is of Matthew with Gregori Martin, and the rest of the cast and producers of the show, with their Emmy. The second is of Matthew and Kira Reed Lorsch, who plays Jo Conners and appeared near the end of Episode XIV as Stephen's new no-nonsense &business partner.
udpated may 7th
new episodes coming soon

Taping has resumed for the newest episodes of the Emmy winning series, airing sometime this summer.

Until then to watch past episodes click on and if you want to view Matthew's scenes links to individual episodes can be found on MAH'sThe Bay's Video Index Page.
updated may 7th
lilly & martha's soap box appearance

Matthew has been a regular guest on Lilly and Martha's web talk show. Recently he was part of an episode devoted to the bayin honor of its daytime emmy nomination. Click here to go to their talk show's main page for links to all their past shows.
matthew in the media  
updated may 16th:
matthew daytime royalty interview

The wonderful people at Daytime Royalty (May 14th) out a length and indepth interview of Matthew, all dealing with his many incarnations of Jack Deveraux throughout the past nearly thirty years. Click here to read the article.

A few weeks earlier it also took numerous photos of Matthew during the Daytime Emmys week. The photos belong to the page so I cannot post them here, but here is a link to the photos. The three photos of the reunion between Matthew Ashford and Kate Mansi, AKA Abigail Deveraux: Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, and one photo of Matthew with Kevin Spirtas, ex-Dr. Craig Wesley.
matthew on-line interview

AfterBuzz TV Spotlight on.... This is a recent interview from a couple of weeks ago, during Daytime Emmy week, it is over an hour long. This has furthered the hopes that Matthew will return as the iconic Jack Deveraux, though Matthew says nothing to that effect during his interview. Click here, to view.
sod's days 50th special edition

The special edition issue is a retrospect of all the best stories and characters/actors from the shows past fifty years. It came out in late March and may not still be found in stories or newsstands in its hardcopy format. However, I purchased my through Apple's app storeb, and notice it can also be purchased via Apple's newsstand app which can be found on any of your Apple products. Or by going to SOD's website.
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.
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.
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.
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