Walt Willey didn't plan to be an actor. He majored in sculpture -- working in concrete and cast aluminum -- at Southern Illinois University, and is also accomplished at drawing and painting. It wasn't until he was a senior in college that Walt began to concentrate on acting. After graduation, he toured with an improvisational comedy group and decided to pursue an acting career in New York. Walt's first professional acting assignment in New York was as an extra on All My Children. He went on to play Joe Novak on Ryan's Hope, and appeared in several off-Broadway productions. His stage credits include a wide variety of plays, ranging from Frankenstein and Barefoot in the Park to Five Finger Exercise and Cyrano de Bergerac. He is also certified in stage combat. When not appearing on All My Children, Walt tours the country with his one-man stand-up comedy show. He has also created his own line of tee-shirts and penned a children's book.