Daytime's 10 Most Insane Recasts!
No. 5: James DePaiva for Nicholas Walker as Max on One Life to Live
No one could play con man Max Holden on One Life to Live quite like James DePaiva. So when the ABC soap had the opportunity to bring DePaiva back to replace Nicholas Walker in 1991, they jumped at the chance. Who cared if it had already been explained in story that Max had received reconstructive surgery? With DePaiva back in the role, OLTL knew fans would accept the minor glossing over of that particular story point. Results: Successful.