Though it has been some time since Eddie Alderson last tackled a film or television role, there is much to celebrate. After battling cancer on and off for three years, the young actor has been given a clean bill of health, and there is yet another reason to celebrate.
Happy Birthday, Eddie Alderson!
And that’s because he was born on October 27, 1994, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which means that this much-beloved performer is turning 26 years old today! Alderson was a mere child of seven when he began his acting career on the Manhattan-based serial One Life to Life.
Between May 10, 2001 and 2012, he played Matthew Buchanan, the son of supercouple Bo Buchanan (Robert S. Woods) and Nora Hanen (Hillary B. Smith). Alderson’s time on the soap coincided with his sister’s tenure as Starr Manning. For his effort, Alderson was nominated for two Young Artist Award’s (2009), as well as a Daytime Emmy (2012).
Aside from OLTL, Alderson’s acting credits include a guest sting on a 2009 episode of Law & Order (ex-Todd; “Pledge”). He made his film debut in the 2007 picture Reservation Road (playing the role of Lucas Arno) which starred Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo.
Alderson’s resume also includes the Clint Eastwood-directed feature Changeling (2008), starring Angelina Jolie, as well as the scripted podcast Powder Burns which featured John Wesley Shipp – an alum of Guiding Light (ex-Kelly Nelson), As the World Turns (ex-Douglas Cummings) and One Life to Live (ex-Eddie Ford), – Ed Asner and Robert Vaughan.
In 2016, Alderson was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which necessitated multiple rounds of chemotherapy. Alderson’s progress with his illness was well documented via social media. In 2019, amidst much fanfare, he was declared cancer-free.
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