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AJ Chandler
AJ
Eric Nelsen as AJ Chandler
All My Children
Portrayed by Tate Berney (2010–11)
Eric Nelsen (2013)
(and child actors)
Current status Former; Regular
Duration 2004–11, 2013
First appearance March 22, 2004
Last appearance September 2, 2013
Cause/reason Series Finale
Created by Megan McTavish
Introduced by Julie Hanan Carruthers (2004)
Frank Valentini (2004)
Ginger Smith (2013)
Profile
Family Chandler family
Carey Family
Cortlandt Family
Cooney Family
Nickname(s) AJ
Alias(es) Asa "Ace" Buchanan II
James Carey
Gender Male
Occupation Student at Pine Valley High School
Residence The Chandler Mansion, 300 River Road, Pine Valley, Pennsylvania
Relationships
Parents JR Chandler
Babe Carey Chandler
Marissa Tasker

(adoptive)

Grandparents Adam Chandler
Dixie Cooney Martin
David Hayward
Krystal Carey
Roy Tasker † (adoptive)
Lydia Tasker † (adoptive)
Great-grandparents Seabone Hunkle †
Bess Cooney †
Charles Hayward †
Vanessa Bennett
Aunts and uncles Miguel Reyes (half)
Oliver Castillo (half)
Stuart Chandler (great)
Will Cortlandt † (great)
Del Henry (half great)
Leo du Pres † (half great)
Trey Kenyon (half great)
Earl Carey (great)
Palmer Cortlandt † (great-great)
Skye Chandler-Quartermaine (legal)
Hayley Vaughan Santos (half)
Anna Chandler † (half)
Colby Chandler (half)
Kathy Martin (half)
Marissa Tasker
Leora Hayward † (half)
Jenny Martin (half)
Lottie Chandler † (great)
Melanie Cortlandt (great)
Di Henry † (half great)
Gwyneth Bennett Stone (great-great)
First cousins Lila Rae Alcazar (legal)
Enzo Santos (half)
Ross Chandler (once/twice removed)
Scott Chandler (once removed; adoptive)
Nina Cortlandt Warner (twice removed)
Andrew Cortlandt (twice removed; adoptive)
Pete Cortlandt (twice removed)
Caleb Cortlandt (twice removed)
Frankie Stone † (twice removed)
Maggie Stone (twice removed)
Other relatives Julie Rand Chandler (adoptive)
Bobby Warner (adoptive)
Mickey Warner
Asher Pike
Sam Grey (adoptive)

Adam "AJ" Chandler III is a fictional character from the Online Reboot of AMC and formerly the ABC soap opera, All My Children.  He is the son of Babe Carey Chandler and her ex-husband JR Chandler. AJ was adopted by his aunt Marissa Tasker.  He is currently portrayed by Eric Nelsen, first seen in the premiere episode.

Storylines

Adam Chandler, III, or AJ, is the son of J.R. Chandler and Babe Carey and the grandson of Adam Chandler and David Hayward. However, he was kidnapped at birth by Babe's former husband Paul Cramer and given to Paul's sister in Llanview, Pennsylvania. AJ spent most of the first year of his life being raised by Kelly Cramer and her husband Kevin Buchanan. When AJ was reunited with his biological parents, he became the center of many custodial schemes and battles between his parents. Just when the relationship between his mother and father seemed to be on stable ground, a tornado struck the town and his mother was killed in her attempt to protect her son.

After the death of his mother, AJ's father struggled with his grief. J.R.'s life seemed to turn around when he met Marissa Tasker, Babe's fraternal twin. AJ bonded with his aunt and was overjoyed when J.R. and Marissa were married. Marissa legally adopted AJ but her marriage to J.R. quickly fell apart. After the divorce, Marissa was given full custody of AJ and they moved into a home with Marissa's girlfriend Bianca Montgomery.

Time advanced five years between the final episode on ABC and the first episode of Prospect Park's online version.

A.J. grew into a teenager while his father spent five years in a coma after being shot by A.J.'s grandfather David Hayward. David had sought revenge after J.R. killed David's daughter Marissa. After Marissa's death, her lover Bianca remained in Pine Valley and raised her daughters while A.J. moved back into the Chandler mansion. A.J. and Bianca's oldest daughter Miranda attended high school together and were close friends. Miranda provided A.J. with emotional support after his father unexpectedly emerged from his coma and did not recognize him.

As A.J. tried to figure out how his father fit into his life, his grandfather David was released from prison and also hoped to develop a relationship with him. A.J tried to ignore both men and instead focused on baseball and his friendship with Miranda. She was the victim of several cruel pranks as her peers insinuated that she was gay like her mother. A.J. defended Miranda at his own expense and he seemed to care about her in a romantic way. They shared a kiss but A.J. assumed that Miranda was not interested in him after she encouraged him to date her friend Heather.

When J.R. was released from the hospital, he moved back into the Chandler mansion. A.J. tried to ignore his father but began to soften towards him as J.R. worked to regain his life and his physical strength. At the same time, A.J.'s teammates pressured him to use steroids to improve his athletic performance. He took the steroids home to dispose of but his father discovered them and started to use the steroids himself. A.J. recognized J.R.'s steroid induced rages and dismissed his father from his life. J.R. later apologized and asked A.J. for another chance to develop a relationship but A.J. refused.

Gallery

  • AJ and Miranda in the opening credits of AMC online
  • JR, AJ, Dixie
  • AJ 1
  • AJ 2
  • AJ 3
  • AJ 4
  • AJ Chandler
  • AJ as a child
  • AJ Chandler Online Reboot
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