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Eddie Alderson - Actor Profile and Biography


Eddie Alderson - Actor Profile and Biography

Actor Eddie Alderson who portrays Matthew Buchanan on ABC's 'One Life to Live'

Copyright, 2010

Character on 'One Life to Live':

Date of First Appearance on OLTL:

May 10, 2001

Date of Birth and Location:

October 27, 1994 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Full Name:

Eddie Alderson

Parents and Siblings:

Richard and Kathy Alderson (parents)
Kristen Alderson (sister, and "Starr Manning" on 'One Life to Live)

Television and Film Credits:


Law & Order … as Todd, 2009
One Life to Live … as Matthew Buchanan, 2001 - Present
SoapTalk … as Himself, 2002


Partners in Crime …as Himself, 2009 (with Clint Eastwood)
The Changeling … as Sanford, 2008 (directed by Clint Eastwood)
Reservation Road … as Lucas, 2007 (with Mark Ruffalo)


Best Performance in a TV series – “Young Artist Award” - Nominated, 2009

Interesting Facts About Eddie Alderson:

  • Eddie is a Yankees fan and is a big fan of Derek Jeter.
  • He is good friends with John-Paul Lavosier, (Rex Balsom, OLTL), who jokingly calls Eddie a “card shark” on the soap.
  • Eddie is also close friends with on-screen dad, Bob S. Woods (Bo Buchanan, OLTL) and his son, Tanner.
  • He brags about being able to cry on cue.
  • Eddie’s older sister Kristin plays Starr Manning on OLTL.
  • Biography:

    At the encouragement of his mother, Eddie began in show business at the age of six after watching his sister, Kristin on the set of One Life to Live . Eddie was uncertain he wanted to work on the soap until co-star Mark Derwin (ex-Ben Davidson, OLTL) said he would let Eddie call him “Uncle Ben”. Eddie pursued acting and got a call for an audition in 2001 which earned him his first serious acting role playing the part of good-spirited, Matthew Buchanan on OLTL. He was put on contract in December 2008.

    While working on One Life to Live , Eddie won the role of Lucas in the astonishing movie drama, Reservation Road with Mark Ruffalo and Joaquin Phoenix in 2007. Following acclaim from his work on the film, he secured big ticket movie roles in the Clint Eastwood film, The Changeling with Angelina Jolie in 2008 and Partners in Crime alongside Clint Eastwood and John Malkovich in 2009. That same year, Eddie returned to the small screen for an episode on Law & Order .

    Although thriving in his role on One Life to Live , Eddie plans to attend college and would like to run the family engineering business. He also has a fondness for sports and dreams of playing hockey or basketball professionally. As a young entrepreneur, Eddie is interested in owning a house and believes in wise investments for the future. In his spare time, he enjoys movies, video games, basketball, baseball and spending time with friends from OLTL.

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