Stuart Chandler
Stuart Chandler was a fictional character
Fictional character
A character is the representation of a person in a narrative work of art . Derived from the ancient Greek word kharaktêr , the earliest use in English, in this sense, dates from the Restoration, although it became widely used after its appearance in Tom Jones in 1749. From this, the sense of...

 on ABC
American Broadcasting Company
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's daytime drama All My Children
All My Children
All My Children is an American television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 5, 1970 to September 23, 2011. Created by Agnes Nixon, All My Children is set in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania, a fictitious suburb of Philadelphia. The show features Susan Lucci as Erica Kane, one of daytime's most...

. He was a member of the powerful and wealthy Chandler family
Chandler family
The Chandler family is a fictional family from the ABC soap opera All My Children. The Chandler family is one of the most powerful and wealthiest families in daytime television history. Rising up from poverty in Pigeon Hollow, the Chandlers now stand as the prominent family in Pine Valley...

. He was portrayed by David Canary
David Canary
David Hoyt Canary is an American actor, who starred in both soap operas and prime time television. He is best known for his roles as the ranch foreman, Candy Canaday on Bonanza and identical twins Adam Chandler from 1983 to 2010 and Stuart Chandler from 1984 to 2009 on the daytime serial, All My...

 from October 1984 to May 28, 2009 & September, 2011.

Identical opposite

Stuart was the identical twin brother to wealthy businessman, Adam Chandler
Adam Chandler
Adam Chandler, Sr. is a fictional character from the daytime drama All My Children, portrayed by David Canary from December 1983 through his departure on April 23, 2010. Adam Chandler was one of the most devious and powerful individuals within the town of Pine Valley, Pennsylvania...

. Stuart's personality was the opposite of Adam's. Adam is ruthless, unethical, and domineering, Stuart was kind, generous, and honest. This was reflected in their physical appearances: Adam always wears a business suit and keeps his hair slick and neat. Stuart wore colorful cardigans with slacks and had ruffled hair. Stuart often served as his brother's conscience
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, attempting to sway Adam from some of his more heartless schemes. If pressured by others Stuart will impersonate his brother Adam, although this ruse is usually quickly undone.

Relationships and career

Stuart was an artist
An artist is a person engaged in one or more of any of a broad spectrum of activities related to creating art, practicing the arts and/or demonstrating an art. The common usage in both everyday speech and academic discourse is a practitioner in the visual arts only...

, who taught art classes and ran a gallery in Pine Valley.

At the time of his death, Stuart was married to Marian Colby, whose daughter, Liza
Liza Colby
Liza Colby is a fictional character on the American soap opera All My Children who has been played by actress Jamie Luner from April 2009 until September 2011. She was previously played by actress Marcy Walker from 1981-1984 and then again from 1995-2005, although the role was also briefly...

, was married to Adam three times. Stuart's first wife was Joanna Yeager (played by Meg Myles), who served as Adam's maid and who also had an affair with Adam. His second wife, Cindy Parker, died of AIDS
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus...

, leaving Stuart with an adopted son, Scott Parker (now Scott Chandler).

Main role in Pine Valley

In Stuart's first appearances, Adam held Stuart against his will in the secluded West Wing of the Chandler mansion, due to misplaced anger at Palmer Cortlandt
Palmer Cortlandt
Palmer Cortlandt is a fictional character on the long-running ABC soap opera All My Children, played by James Mitchell from 1979 to 2010. A major character until 1982, when health issues forced him to reduce his work load, Mitchell continued to appear regularly on the show until May 2007 when he...

 for allegedly murdering their sister, Lottie. After Stuart's release, he became a well-loved advice-giver in Pine Valley and a popular character for fans of the show.


In celebration of Adam handing down his business to Scott, Stuart abandoned his trademark sweaters and slacks and donned a suit. In a tragic twist of fate, a number of Pine Valley's residents, infuriated with Adam, arrived at the Chandler Mansion armed with handguns. On May 15, 2009, Stuart was mistaken for Adam and was shot to death by one of these people.

After being arrested, Zach Slater
Zach Slater
Zachary "Zach" Slater is a fictional character from the American daytime drama All My Children. He was portrayed by actor Thorsten Kaye from May 20, 2004 to November 19, 2010; Thorsten returned to the role on August 5, 2011 to September 23, 2011...

 confessed to Stuart's murder, but Jesse Hubbard
Jesse Hubbard
Jesse Hubbard is a former professional lacrosse player who played professional box lacrosse in the National Lacrosse League and professional field lacrosse in the Major League Lacrosse...

 doubted his claims and soon after, Kendall Hart
Kendall Hart
Kendall Hart Slater is a fictional character from the American daytime drama All My Children. The character was portrayed by Sarah Michelle Gellar from 1993 to 1995, and by Alicia Minshew from 2002 to 2011....

 was arrested for his murder. Immediately following her arrest, Stuart's funeral was held and all of his friends in family were in attendance. In honor of his memory, those who were in attendance sang "High Hopes
High Hopes (1959 song)
"High Hopes" is a popular song first popularized by Frank Sinatra, with music written by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was introduced in the 1959 film A Hole in the Head, nominated for a Grammy and won an Oscar for Best Original Song at the 32nd Academy Awards.-Description:The song...

", which was Stuart's favorite song and Scott shared a conversation he had with his father just following 9/11 about the power of love. Ryan, Erica, Aidan, and Kendall think that Annie killed Stuart. The D.A. Henry North before his death thought that Kendall Hart killed Stuart Chandler.

He appears to Kendall as a ghost twice; the first to help her remember that she was the one who shot him, the second to accept her apology, saying he can now rest in peace. He forgives Kendall and disappears.

He appears as an illusion to his twin brother, Adam, who, after collapsing from exhaustion at the dance competition, asked him if he had been shot too.

On October 22nd, 2009, Emma Lavery
Emma Lavery
Emma Lavery is a fictional character on the soap opera All My Children. Emma was originally portrayed by Lucy Merriam, later by Emily Alyn Lind. Emma is currently being played by Danielle Parker since August 17, 2010...

 has a flashback and we see that it was Adam who shot Stuart (while he was in a drugged state, he was not aware of what had happened until much later).

It appears as part of David Hayward
David Hayward
Dr. David Hayward is a fictional character from the ABC daytime drama All My Children, as portrayed by Vincent Irizarry from: November 27, 1997 - March 2, 1998, July 8, 1998 - November 28, 2006, October 23, 2008 - September 13, 2010, and returned on November 22, 2010.The character has been a top...

's Project Orpheus, that Stuart did not actually die in 2009. Family gathered around Stuart at the hospital in joy that he was still alive. Adam and the Chandlers subsequently throw a party to welcome Stuart home. He is last seen talking with wife Marian right about to leave the hospital.

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