Are you a fan of that formerly despicable turned boyishly charming Miles Laurence?
His portrayer – the wonderfully, personable David Chisum – is offering a chance for one lucky fan to receive a phone call from him.
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Before the writers’ strike hit, One Life To Live’s head writer Ron Carlivati was heading towards a revelation that Mile’s has a secret. But the storyline was lost in the strike.
In an effort to promote that storyline, Chisum’s fan club is offering a write-in contest to guess Miles’ secret.
Entries must be posted from May 1 to May 31 and you can enter as many times as you want. The winner will be chosen by drawing and will also receive a year’s subscription to his fan club in addition to the phone call.
The entry must include these things:
Area code and Phone Number:
I think Miles’ secret is:
The envelope should be addressed to David as such:
David Chisum
c/o ABC TV studios
56 W 66th Street
New York, NY 10023
Attention: Mile’s Secret
Click here to get details of the contest.
I must say, when Miles first came onto the Llanview scene he was kinda creeeeeepy.
Remember…he was institutionalized for his entire life because of his horrible facial deformity until the evil Dr. Spencer Truman performed a remarkable operation, leaving him incredibly attractive.
The fact that he is Mitch Laurence’s brother, means he is tied to two of the most hated characters in OLTL history – Spencer and Mitch.
And then he slept with that hooker in order to have his first sexual experience at 40-something.
Also creepy.
Then there was that whole blackmailing Marty into marriage thing. Miles took a huge character hit.
He turned into scary Miles.
But he has since redeemed himself.
Particularly in his friendships with Roxy (Ilene Kristen) and Natalie. He has proved that he is a true friend to both.
I particularly love his friendship with Natalie (Melissa Archer).
Natalie really needs a guy friend and Miles has always been there for her.
Getting back to Chisum….He’s nice.
Soooooo nice.
And handsome.
Reeeeally handsome.
I know this because I was walking by the OLTL studio last summer, while on vacation in New York City, and there he was standing outside the studio, taking a break outside on a beautiful June day.
He very kindly posed for a photo with me and chatted for a bit. He was very engaging, personable and really, really nice.
So what are you waiting for?
Start sending in your entries.

Oh what a week on One Life To Live!
Let’s recap, shall we?
Marty dies in a fiery van explosion in Ireland as her son, Cole, and boyfriend, John McBain, watch.
After coming back to Llanview, Cole overhears McBain (Michael Easton) talking to FBI agent Ramsey and discovers that Ramsey shot the tires of the van that he and his mother were in, causing it to go off the road and ultimately explode.
Cole, who’s out of control in a rage, gets Ramsey’s gun and threatens to shoot him, but, instead, accidentally shoots Miles Laurence (David Chisum) in the chest.
Miles falls into the river and McBain struggles to find him, ultimately rescuing the man whom he hates.
Now, Miles is in the hospital, hanging onto life by a thread.
Cole is in hiding from the police.
And McBain tells Bo that he was the one who shot Miles.
First of all, the scenes where Cole (Brandon Buddy) had the gun trained on Ramsey were so powerful….I mean, you could just see the rage all over his face and through his body language. It was intense realization that this man had caused the death of his mother.
Buddy has been superb throughout the week in his emotional reaction to his mother’s death and the realization that he’s an orphan. (His father was already dead.)
I particularly enjoyed his scenes Wednesday with Brittany Underwood, who plays Langston.
Both of Langston’s parents had died more than a year ago – and she never told anyone until recently, when Dorian discovered the truth.
Now Langston and Cole have a common bond.
And their scenes together on Wednesday were so poignant.
After all, Langston has been there.
She knows how he’s feeling.
These two young actors were wonderful together as Langston tried to comfort Cole in his grief.
The intense pain.
The raw emotion.
Cole: How long do you feel like this? How long do you feel bad?
Langston: I haven’t stopped feeling bad. But it’s been over a year now and finally I don’t always wake up in the middle of the night and cry – only once in awhile. I can laugh again and think about the future.
So what’s in store for Cole’s future?
Not only is he dealing with his mother’s death, but now he has the guilt from shooting Miles.
Will he be prosecuted for the shooting or will McBain continue to take the blame?