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

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Hello Again


New York Daily News

by Carolyn Hinsey, Published April 2000

Thorsten Kaye, who played brooding poet Patrick Thornhart on "One Life to Live" from 1995-97, inked a deal this week to join "Port Charles" as Dr. Ian Thornhart.

"He's the better-looking brother of Patrick," deadpans Kaye. "He's a doctor. He spent some time in third-world countries, so he's a renegade doctor. The guy doesn't have a lot of respect for people [working] in hospitals. His main concern is the patients.  "They're sticklers for rules at General Hospital, so Ian will probably butt heads with some of "PC's" stuffier doctors.

 "I really don't know," he says. "I've only worked one day so far, so it's tough to do an interview now. I had scenes with Nolan North [Chris] and Marie Wilson [Karen]. We had a little tension, but I didn't mean for it to be sexual. I  don't know how it played."

After leaving "OLTL," Kaye moved to L.A. with former co-star Susan Haskell (ex-Marty), and they now share a home with his two dogs, Graycie and Bear.  Professionally, he's done film (notably "The Prophet's Game" with Dennis Hopper) and written a book of poetry ("From Timber Ridge to Daymer Gardens") with his close friend Dorothy Bridges, widow of the famed actor Lloyd Bridges.

"It's available on," he reports. "[The proceeds] go to a charity for sick kids called Give Kids The World."

When Kaye begins airing May 5, will he start watching soaps again? "Oh, I'm a big fan of 'Port Charles,'" he quips. "It's my favorite show."