Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Brian Delate, a Trenton native who has vacationed in Avalon, was on the ground in the Soho district of New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, when he saw the first plane crash into the World Trade Center about a quarter of a mile away.

He also was in combat in the Vietnam War. Then, in 1992 he watched his father—a World War II veteran—pass away.

These experiences contributed to his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an anxiety disorder that can occur after a person has been through a traumatic event.

Consequently, actor-director Delate—a decorated Vietnam veteran—knows all about PTSD. So much, in fact, that he will show his award-winning film about the subject to veterans, military person-nel, and the general public on Saturday night, Sept. 27, during the second an-nual Wildwood By The Sea Film Festival....

Delate, who has appeared in the soap operas,” All My Children” and “As The World Turns,” also has performed in the movies with some of today’s big name actors, including Jodie Foster, Al Pacino, Jim Carrey, and Tim Robbins.

Also appearing in the film are two other well-known soap opera actors James Kiberd, the only daytime star to be cited as one of the top 15 fan favor-ites of the 1990s, and Cady McClain, a two-time Emmy Award nominee.

Kiberd and McClain are attempting to readjust their busy TV film schedule to join Delate at the festival, according to Paul Russo, festival producer.

(Ed. note: Delate played Gerald McLane on ATWT in 2007. James Kiberd appeared as Vietnam Vet Mike Donovan on Loving and as Trevor Dillon on AMC. He is married to his former leading lady, Susan Keith. Cady McClain was ATWT's Rosanna Cabot and AMC's Dixie Martin. She is a two-time Emmy winner.)

Get details on the film festival, here.

1 comment:

lilacstar1 said...

I love Cady McClain! I would love to see her back on ATWT.