Monday, June 25, 2012
Norcross High grad Chandler Massey won his first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor on Saturday night.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Chandler Massey has been collecting acting accolades since moving from his family home in Peachtree Corners to Hollywood at the tender age of 18 when he landed a part in a long-running TV show. And Saturday night he added another to his illustrious career - an Emmy. Massey, who has been starring on the long-running daytime drama, "Days of Our Lives," since 2009 was named "Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor" for his role as Will Horton. It was his second nomination but the first time winning the award. "Wow, oh my gosh," said an excited Massey as he stood on stage after receiving the award. Despite the excitement of the moment, Massey, 21, remembered to list a number of people to thank, including his parents Lewis and Amy Massey who…
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Chandler Massey came to Suwanee last year on a memorable 'Days Of Our Lives' tour.
Excitement has been building for the Massey family of Peachtree Corners. Their 21-year-old son, Chandler Massey, a Norcross High School graduate who landed a role on a daytime television show two years ago, is heading to the big screen with the debut of his first film. "16-Love," is to be released this week in over 10 major cities, including Lawrenceville, and is showing at AMC Colonial Theaters beginning Friday. Massey and other members of the "Days Of Our Lives" TV show cast appeared at Suwanee City Hall last spring on a book tour. Massey honed his acting skills under the guidance of his high school's drama teacher, Gina Parrish, who couldn't be more proud of her former student in his film debut. "We would love for this to do well," she …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Cast members from daytime TV drama 'Days Of Our Lives' delight fans at Duluth Festival Center.
About 1,000 fans of the long-running daytime TV drama "Days of Our Lives" came out to the Duluth Festival Center to meet and greet members of the cast Monday (Aug. 15). Actors Patrick Muldoon (Austin), Susan Hayes (Julie), Drake Hogestyn (John), Kate Mansi (Abigail) and Bill Hayes (Doug) arrived around 1:30 to cheers from fans and flashes from their cameras. The actors talked with fans, signed autographs and posed for pictures until nearly 6 p.m. to make sure everyone in line had an opportunity to meet them. The Duluth visit was a followup to a stop in March in Suwanee where some fans were disappointed after standing in line for several hours. The visits were part of a multiple city tour to promote a book about the popular soap opera …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Three 'Days Of Our Lives' cast members to sign headshots, autographs, books and memorabilia.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Three cast members of the soap opera 'Days of Our Lives" will sign headshots, autographs, coffee table books and memorabilia from 1 to 4 p.m. today (Aug. 15) at the Duluth Festival Center on the Town Green next to City Hall. Crowds are expected to line up to meet and mingle with the cast during the book signing tour, a followup to a March visit in Suwanee that attracted thousands of fans from all over the Southeast. This time, former cast members Drake Hogestyn ("John Black"), Patrick Muldoon ("Austin") and Judi Evans ("Adrienne") will appear. They will be returning to the cast in September, according to tour organizers. "Days Of Our Lives" is in its 45th season as a daytime TV show, and it is the longest-running scripted drama in NBC …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Huge Suwanee turnout in March prompts an encore.
Updated 10:42 a.m., Aug. 9, 2011 Fans of "Days Of Our Lives" who did not -- or could not -- get enough of their favorite show in Suwanee last spring will get another chance: Monday in Duluth. Tour organizers and Duluth city officials announced Monday that the national tour of the NBC show's cast members will make a book signing stop at the Duluth Festival Center near the Duluth City Hall from 1-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15. Headshots and memorabilia are also in play. A return appearance in the Atlanta area had been considered since March, when thousands of people from all over the Southeast turned out at Suwanee City Hall. The cast members then stayed well past the 8 p.m. cutoff, and organizers were overwhelmed. This time, former cast members …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The large turnout last month in Suwanee has organizers considering an encore.
The recent turnout in Suwanee for the "Days Of Our Lives" cast appearance has tour organizers thinking of a return trip to the Atlanta area. A tour publicist said this week that the turnout of 2,000 or so in March still is the strongest on the nationwide tour, which included stops in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. New Orleans, the stop following Suwanee, had about 1,000 fans come to see several cast members. Filizzola remarked that the Suwanee turnout reminded the cast of how strong the show's fan base in Atlanta is, so a return is being considered. Fans from as far away as North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama began lining up at Suwanee's City Hall in mid-afternoon March 21. Two lines -- one for book purchases, one strictly for …
Monday, March 28, 2011
Organizers getting book requests via special email address.
A week after the human crunch in Suwanee over the "Days Of Our Lives" tour appearance, interest remains strong. A tour representative said Saturday that about 200 people have requested signed copies of the commemorative photo book based on the long-running NBC daytime TV show. Organizers set up a special email last week after having to turn away hundreds of fans Monday at Suwanee City Hall. Monday's signing was scheduled for 6-8 p.m., but it was extended 2 1/2 hours because of the overwhelming response. Two lines -- one to buy the book and one for signing and pictures with the stars -- began forming in midafternoon. Fans came from all over the Southeast, and the turnout was estimated at 2,000. Organizers said it was the most successful …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Tour establishes special email address for anyone unable to buy a book in this week's huge turnout.
The overwhelming turnout Monday in Suwanee for the "Days Of Our Lives" event left many fans empty-handed and frustrated. But show officials want to make amends. "Days" officials have announced that anyone who was turned away at City Hall can purchase a signed copy of the book "Days Of Our Lives 45 Years: A Celebration in Photos" through a special email address. The address is: Daysbooks@itgirlpublicrelations.com The Suwanee stop, with a crowd estimated at 2,000, was the most successful in the multi-city tour that originated in Los Angeles, where the show is filmed, and included stops in Chicago and New York, officials said. The tour stopped in the New Orleans area after Suwanee. Fans began lining up in mid-afternoon at Suwanee City Hall, …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Thousands turn out Monday to see the longtime TV show's cast members.
Some have said that events at City Hall in Suwanee are like a soap opera. Monday, they were right. In what undoubtedly was a one-day record number of people for Suwanee's 2-year-old City Hall, fans of "Days Of Our Lives," a daytime television institution, came from as far away as Alabama and North Carolina to see cast members and purchase books. The event, coordinated through the Gwinnett County Public Library, was in conjunction with the show's 45th anniversary and a book to commemorate that date. The cast members present included one of Gwinnett's own, Norcross High grad Chandler Massey, who plays Will Horton. Among those attending were Massey's parents, Lewis and Amy, his brother and sister, and his grandparents. The fervor was that …
Monday, March 21, 2011
Chandler Massey, a Norcross High grad, will be in Suwanee on Monday with other cast members.
Gwinnett County has a lot going for it, and now its residents can add another notch in their collective belt of accolades -- they may now proudly claim their community is home to a TV celebrity. A 2009 graduate of Norcross High School, Chandler Massey has a starring role on NBC's "Days of Our Lives," a long-running daytime soap opera. He's the eldest son of Lewis (the former Secretary of State for Georgia) and Amy Massey, who live in Peachtree Corners along with their two other children. Massey also has had roles on several TV shows including "Army Wives" and "One Tree Hill" and will be making his debut on the big screen in a teen comedy called "16 Love" (formerly titled "Smash"), due out later this year. He's in Suwanee on Monday on a …