Who Was I On Soaps? Tommy Lee Jones! Learn More Here >>>
This week's 'Who Was I On Soaps?' star is Tommy Lee Jones!
Tommy Lee Jones has been nominated for 4 Academy Awards and won one, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, for his portrayal of U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in The Fugitive.
He has portrayed historical figures Clay Shaw, Douglas McArthur, Thaddeus Stevens, Gary Gilmore, Howard Hughes, Oliver Vanetta "Doolittle" Lynn, and Ty Cobb.
He has given us such memorable characters such as Texas Ranger Woodrow F. Call in Lonesome Dove, Agent K in the Men In Black series, Two Face in Batman Forever, Mike Roark in Volcano, CIA Director Robert Dewey in Jason Bourne and Warden Dwight McClusky in Natural Born Killers.
He has appeared in over 50 films and received countless award nominations and wins over his 50+ year career...but his first big break came on the soap opera One Life to Live in February of 1971 when he premiered as Dr. Mark Toland.
Dr. Mark Toland was originally supposed to be a supporting character but the popularity he gained with fans and critics for his storyline with onscreen wife Julie Siegel, portrayed by Lee Warwick, led to front burner status for both characters.
When he informed the producers that he planned to vacate the role when his contract was up in 1975, Jones told Entertainment Weekly in 1994 that they turned his character into "an A-one nutboy".
Mark became a con artist and started an affair with bad girl Dorian Cramer (later Lord). He went on the run and was eventually shot dead after being confused for someone else's cheating husband.
Jones portrayed Toland from the character creation until his onscreen death in May of 1975.