Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tom Degnan and Love Out Loud VII

You gotta love a guy who loves the Phillies. OK? The eldest of three siblings, Tom Degnan, who was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania grew up outside of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. A self-proclaimed sports fanatic, he was on the track team in high school and briefly considered trying out his athleticism at the collegiate level while attending Notre Dame, but he ended up majoring in finance, instead. "There was a short window— very, very short window — where I thought about actually walking on to the track team for hurdles," he told Soap Opera Digest. "You realize that all the kids who play varsity sports are bigger, faster, stronger than you so that wasn't going to fly!" It wasn't until Degnan took a theater class—just to fulfill a requirement, no less—that he discovered his passion for the stage. In 2008, Degnan went on to attend Case Western Reserve University, where he received an MFA in Theater. After a couple of small television appearances, Degnan was tapped to play mysterious war veteran Riley onAs the World Turns in 2009. Riley was revealed to be Margo's son, Adam, who had been presumed-dead in a bombing in Afghanistan.In November 2010, Degnan joined the cast of One Life to Live in the highly sought after recast role of Joey Buchanan. Degnan has also appeared on The Good Wife and in the hilarious Verizon commercial as the less than intelligent guy who bleaches his teeth with household bleach. Tom plays in a band with his former As the World Turns co-star Billy Magnussen (ex-Casey, Reserved for Rondee. Their new Cd is just about to be released, We are proud to have him take part in Love Out Loud VII as he did in 2011. This event only gets better every year and Tom Degnan proves it. Meeting him is a warm and human experience. We are so glad he is back. Come on out and see for yourself.

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