LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Veteran soap actor Larkin Malloy — known for roles on “Edge of Night,” “All My Children” and “Guiding Light” — has died.
Malloy was 62.
He reportedly had a heart attack on his birthday Saturday and succumbed Wednesday.
Malloy first came to daytime prominence in 1980 in the role of suave, sophisticated Schuyler “Sky” Whitney on the now defunct “Edge of Night” on ABC. His romantic leading lady, actress Sharon Gabet, played Raven. Sky and Raven (this is daytime folks!) were among the most popular soap couples back in the day.
When “Edge” left the airwaves in 1984, Malloy was in demand from several soaps.
Malloy went on to play another dashing character, Kyle Sampson on CBS’s “Guiding Light” from 1985-1987. There he played opposite multiple Emmy-winner Kim Zimmer as Reva.
He would have even more daytime success as another dashing rouge, Travis Montgomery on “All My Children” from 1987-1998. He starred opposite one of daytime’s biggest stars in Susan Lucci who played Erica.
Malloy, born Thomas Larkin Malloy in New York City, was one of those actors who seemed to always be in a tux.
In a statement ABC said, “We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of actor Larkin Malloy. He will forever be remembered to our ABC audience for his captivating portrayals of Travis Montgomery on All My Children and Schuyler Whitney on The Edge of Night,”
They added, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”
On soaps, he also had a brief role on ABC’s “Loving” and for CBS’s “As the World Turns,” he was the announcer for several years while also working on “Edge.”
Malloy ranked #45 in “We Love Soaps: 50 Greatest Actors Of All Time” in 2010.
The news of Malloy’s passing was first reported by the soap opera website Soap Hub.
Malloy’s other credits include “Big Daddy,” “Law & Order,” and many stage productions. He also directed episodes of “Another World” and was an acting coach at “World Turns” for seven years.