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Above: On the cover of the June 26, 2007 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

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His Art Imitates His Life

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Soap Opera Update

Published July 23, 1996

ONE LIFE TO LIVE'S Thorsten Kaye (Patrick) plays a brooding Irishman with a passion for poetry (and Marty Saybrooke). But just how different is his off-screen persona? 

"My character is not very far removed from who I am," says Kaye, who was born and raised in London, England. "I studied theater and literature, and have always enjoyed poetry." 

The actor first came to the United States in 1985 - on a track scholarship, believe it or not. Originally a physical education major at the International University in San Diego, a serious motorcycle accident forced him to choose another direction: drama, which had always been an interest. He went on to earn a master's degree in theater from Wayne State University in Detroit. 

Kaye originated the role of Patrick Thornhart in October 1995, and admits that playing Patrick has been a much more personal experience than his previous theater background, including the roles of Macbeth and Marc Antony. 

"I take this role to heart. It's mor"I take this role to heart. It's more than just an actor saying a line," he explains. "It's hard not to put a lot of yourself into it."