Larkin Malloy, who has spent almost two decades in the soap community, had passed away earlier this week due to complications of a heart attack.
Malloy is known to most audiences for his roles on “The Edge of Night,” first as Jefferson Brown and then later as Schuyler Whitney. He began with the show in 1980, and would remain until the show’s cancellation in 1984. That same year, he would play Kyle Sampson on “Guiding Light,” and was involved heavily with the character of Reva Shayne. He would depart the show in 1986. The following year, Malloy began playing the role of Travis Montgomery on “All My Children.” Travis was another on Erica Kane’s list of married men in Pine Valley. However, he would be the first that she would marry twice. In 1988, Erica gave birth to Travis’ child, Bianca, and it wouldn’t be long before she would become infatuated with his brother, Jackson. The two would soon divorce, and Travis would leave Pine Valley in 1991.
While Malloy would reprise the role of Travis in 1998 during the Bianca anorexia storyline, he would not be seen on a soap again until 2002. The actor played the role of Dr. Weston on “As The World Turns,” in a storyline where Rose D’Angelo, Carly Tenney, and Emily Stewart were held captive in a spa, thanks to James Stenbeck and Barbara Ryan. While the role lasted for three months, he would come back to “ATWT” in a different capacity in 2006, as the show’s announcer. He would remain at this title until the show’s cancellation in 2010.
ABC released a statement on Malloy’s passing:
“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.’ Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”
We at THE BUZZ offer our sincerest condolences to Larkin Malloy’s family.