Matthew Buchanan
Eddie Alderson
Eddie Alderson as Matthew Buchanan
One Life to Live
Portrayed by: Nicholas & Steven Towler (1999-2000)
Ian Chandler Sheaffer (2000-2001)
Eddie Alderson (2001-2012)
Robert Gorrie (2013)
Duration: 1999-2012 & 2013
First appearance: February 22, 1999
Last appearance: August 19, 2013
Cause/reason: Series finale
Created by: Jill Farren Phelps
Family: Buchanan family
Full name: Matthew Hanen Buchanan
Other names: Matthew Rappaport [1]
Gender: Male
Born: February 22, 1994
(originally February 22, 1999)
Occupation: Student
Residence: Llanview, Pennsylvania
Parents: Beaufort "Bo" Buchanan
Nora Hanen
Siblings: David Vickers-Buchanan
(paternal half-brother)
Drew Buchanan I
(paternal half-brother, deceased)
Rachel Gannon
(maternal half-sister)
Marital status: Michelle [Last name unknown]
(dating) [07/2013-]
Children: Drew Buchanan II
(son, with Destiny)
Grandparents: Asa Buchanan
(paternal grandfather, deceased)
Olympia Buchanan
(paternal grandmother, deceased)
Lenny Hanen
(maternal grandfather)
Selma Hanen
(maternal grandmother)
Aunts & uncles: Clinton "Clint" Buchanan
(paternal uncle)
Benjamin "Ben" Davidson
(paternal uncle, deceased)
Susannah Hanen
(maternal aunt)
Nieces & nephews: Unnamed
(nephew or niece)
Cousins: Cordero "Cord" Roberts
(paternal cousin)
Kevin Buchanan Sr.
(paternal adopted cousin)
Joseph "Joey" Buchanan
(paternal adopted cousin)
Jessica Buchanan
(paternal cousin)
Natalie Buchanan
(paternal cousin)
Rex Balsom
(paternal cousin)
Other relatives: Clinton "C.J." Roberts
(paternal first cousin once removed)
Sarah Roberts
(paternal first cousin once removed)
Demerest "Duke" Buchanan
(paternal adopted first cousin once removed, deceased)
Kevin Buchanan Jr.
(paternal adopted first cousin once removed, deceased)
Megan Rappaport
(paternal first cousin once removed, deceased)
Bree Brennan
(paternal first cousin once removed)
Chloe Brennan
(paternal first cousin once removed, deceased)
Ryder Ford
(paternal first cousin once removed)
Liam McBain
(paternal first cousin once removed)
Shane Balsom
(paternal first cousin once removed)
Zane Buchanan
(paternal adopted second cousin)
Romances: Danielle "Dani" Manning
Destiny Evans
(one night stand)
Michelle [Last name unknown]

Matthew Buchanan is a fictional character on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live.

Actor History:Edit

  • Nicholas & Steven Towler (02/1999-06/2000; recurring)
  • Ian Chandler Sheaffer (07/2000-05/2001; recurring)
  • Eddie Alderson (05/2001-12/2008; recurring & 12/2008-01/2012; contract)
  • Robert Gorrie (04/2013-08/2013)

Character History:Edit


  1. Name when believed to be Samuel "Sam" Rappaport's child.

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