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3 December 29th, 2010 Carmen LoPorto given the ax by One Life to Live!

As many viewers saw during One Life to Live’s bravura Christmas episode last week,  there was a slightly older Sam in the Manning household, when the show recast the youngster with Patrick Gibbons Jr.  However, now comes word that Jack Manning played for over three and half years by actor, Carmen LoPorto, has been let-go to make way, we presume, for a SORAS’d Jack to mix it up with this dysfunctional family.

LoPorto made the announcement on his Facebook page stating: ”I got a call this week that they SORAS’ed Jack and I am no longer a member of the Manning Family. It’s been fun and an experience that I will never forget.  Thank You All Again. Here’s to bigger and better things to come in 2011.”

There has been no official announcement made by the series as of yet, as to who will take over the eldest son of Todd Manning.  On-Air On-Soaps wishes Carmen well in all his next endeavors, as he did a great job as the chip-off-the-old block  young son of  Trevor St. John (Todd Manning).

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  1. Ann says:

    This is a horrible decision! Carmen had more talent in his little finger
    than some other ones I could mention. He played Todd’s son
    perfectly! In fact, they should have used him more! I hate when they
    do the aging kids syndrome. I love it when they can grow with the
    show like Kristen, Eddie, and Kimberly McCollough. There’s not need
    to age them when they have a perfectly wonderful actor in the role! As
    I said, this is a horrible decision. Carmen played the perfect Jack and
    he should not have been given the ax.

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  2. Debra says:

    I was in shock when I read that One Life to Live made the decision to let Carmen go. Epic, epic, epic mistake. This young actor was such a find—a talented scene stealer who has been the PERFECT miniature Todd Manning—I thought for sure that they knew what they had in him and that he was a shoe-in to be one of those rare kids on soaps who got to ‘age naturally’ and who would be on the canvas for many years to come, along the lines of Kristen Alderson. They’re not going to find a fit that good again, in my opinion, and I am extremely disappointed that they’ve decided to take this path with our Jack Manning. That talented young man will be missed on the Llanview canvas!

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  3. Danielle says:

    Really gonna miss the old Jack, played by Carmen…look forward to seeing more of the new Sam. Talk about a scene stealer…He stole the show on the Christmas episode…and bravo to the writers of that episode…So cleverly written!

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