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David Canary
Canary

Full Name

David Hoyt Canary

Birthdate

August 25, 1938

Birthplace

Elwood, Indiana, USA

Date of Death

November 16, 2015 (age 77)

Children

3

Occupation

Actor

Years Active

1980-2014

David Canary's daytime career began in 1980 when he played Arthur Benson on Search for Tomorrow. From 1981-1982, Canary played Steve Frame on Another World. In 1985, Canary joined All My Children as Adam Chandler and in October 1985, Canary took on a dual role playing Adam's identical twin brother, Stuart. When AMC moved its production to the west coast, Canary stayed for only a few months choosing to leave the show since he made his home on the east coast. Canary returned to the show in 2011 for the show's network finale.  Canary returned to AMC for the web reboot in April 2013 as a recurring guest star until August 2014 when he left the show. Canary died on November 16, 2015 of natural causes at age 77.

Personal LifeEdit

Canary was married to Maureen Maloney from 1982 until his death in 2015. They have two children: Kathy and Christopher. Canary was also married to Julie M. Anderson and they had one child together: Lisa.

SoapographyEdit

  • Arthur Benson on Search for Tomorrow (1980)
  • Steve Frame on Another World (1981-1982)
  • Adam Chandler on All My Children (12/1985-04/23/2010; 09/21/2011-09/23/2011; 04/29/2013-08/12/2014)
  • Stuart Chandler on All My Children (10/1985-05/21/2009; 12/14/2009; 03/05/2010; 04/21/2010; 09/21/2011-09/23/2011)
  • Adam Chandler on One Life to Live (2000; 2001)

Awards and NominationsEdit

Daytime Emmy Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1985 Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N
1986 Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children W
1988 Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children W
1989 Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children W
1990 Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N
1991 Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N
1992 Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N
1993 Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children W
1995 Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N
1996 Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N
1997 Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N
1998 Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N
1999 Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N
2000 Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N
2001 Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children W
2008 Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N

Soap Opera Digest Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1986 Outstanding Supporting Actor - Daytime Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N
1990 Oustanding Villain - Daytime Adam Chandler, All My Children W
1992 Oustanding Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children W
1993 Outstanding Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N
1999 Favorite Couple Stuart and Marian, All My Children N
2000 Outstanding Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N
2001 Outstanding Lead Actor Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N

Gold Derby Awards

Year Category Series W/N
2009 Lead Actor - Daytime Drama Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N

Online Film and Television Association Awards

Year Category Series W/N
1997 Actor in a Daytime Serial Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N
1998 Actor in a Daytime Serial Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N
1999 Actor in a Daytime Serial Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N
2000 Actor in a Daytime Serial Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children W
2001 Actor in a Daytime Serial Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children W
2002 Actor in a Daytime Serial Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N
2008 Actor in a Daytime Serial Adam/Stuart Chandler, All My Children N
Preceded by
Darnell Williams (1985);

Larry Bryggman (1987); Peter Bergman (1992); Anthony Geary (2000)

Lead Actor Winner
1986, 1988, 1989, 1993, 2001
Succeeded by
Larry Bryggman (1987);

A Martinez (1990); Michael Zaslow (1994); Peter Bergman (2002)

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