James DePaivaJames DePaiva is best known for playing sexy heart-throb Max Holden on One Life to Live from 1987-1990 and 1991-2003. In real life, DePaiva is married to his former co-star, the inimitable Kassie DePaiva (Blair, OLTL), with whom he shares a son, James Quentin (JQ).

James began working at age 15 playing bass as a professional musician. Eight years later, DePaiva back-burnered his musical career to focus on acting and quickly landed a recurring role as a waiter who tried to romance Holly Scorpio (Emma Samms) on General Hospital. Not long after his short stint on GH, DePaiva auditioned for the role of Max, and for the next 15 years, he was one of daytime’s hottest hunks. After leaving the role of Max, he took up directing for both One Life to Live and As the World Turns. In 2006, James directed the suspense thriller Undone, starring many of his former One Life to Live castmates, including his wife Kassie, Heather Tom, Forbes March, Roy Thinnes, Dan Gauthier and Timothy Stickney.

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