Adam Chandler is a fictional character from the ABC and The Online Network daytime drama All My Children, portrayed by David Canary from Fall 1983 through his departure on April 23, 2010, and briefly reprising the role for the series' final weeks on ABC in September 2011. Canary also appeared several different times on One Life to Live. Adam Chandler was one of the most devious and powerful individuals within the town of Pine Valley, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the powerful and wealthy Chandler family, residing at the Chandler Mansion (300 River Road).
Adam has been one of Pine Valley's most frequently married characters, but his most significant relationships have been with his sunny-natured artist twin Stuart, and his long-time business rival Palmer Cortlandt; although the feud quieted down when Palmer's appearances within the show significantly decreased.
Recognized beyond fiction, Adam has been cited by scholars as one of the "most powerful male figures in television", as well as one of its most complex villains, said to "combine ruthlessness in business and love with wit and sometimes true tenderness".
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^Adam and Erica were first married in 1984. When the couple "divorced" in 1985, it was Stuart who initiated the divorce making it invalid. Adam and Erica reunited and renewed their vows in 1991 and officially divorced in 1993.