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Pete Cortlandt
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Daniel Kennedy as Pete Cortlandt
All My Children
Portrayed by Jake McKillop (1997-1999)
Casey Gunther (1999-2002)
Mitchel Federan (2002-2003)
Daniel Kennedy (2008-2009)
Duration 1997-2003, 2008-2009, 2010
First appearance December 25, 1992
Last appearance October 30, 2009
Created by Megan McTavish and Agnes Nixon
Nickname(s) Pete
Gender Male
Born December 25, 1991 (1991-12-25) (age 30)
Residence Switzerland

Peter "Pete" William Cortlandt is a character on the soap opera All My Children. He was originally portrayed by Jack McKillop (1997-1999), then by Casey Gunther (1999-2002), by Mitchel Federan in 2003, and was portrayed most recently by Daniel Kennedy from July 11, 2008 to October 30, 2009.

Character History[]

Peter was born to Palmer and Opal Cortlandt on Christmas Eve in 1992. Opal, who thought she had entered menopause, was surprised to learn that she was pregnant. Palmer was equally surprised to learn of Opal's pregnancy because he thought that a riding accident many years earlier had left him sterile. A DNA test finally proved to Palmer that Opal hadn't been unfaithful, and that Peter was his son.

A growing Peter Cortlandt proved to be a handful for most of his nannies, one of whom was Kendall. He was ultimately sent away to boarding school.

Peter returned to Pine Valley on July 11, 2008, and began to socialize with his childhood friend, Colby Chandler. He soon realized that he was falling in love with Colby, but she did not return his feelings. In the meantime, Peter entered into a deal with the devil when he hatched a plan with Adam Chandler to taint Fusion's new perfume, Bella, with a chemical that would cause an allergic reaction in anyone who came into contact with it. Negative press coverage about the sabotaged perfume was meant to devalue Fusion's stock, making the company more vulnerable to being seized by Adam.

Peter put his plans to attend Harvard temporarily on hold while he worked at Fusion. At every opportunity, Peter continued his attempts to gain Colby's attention and affection. He eventually succeeded in getting Colby to spend time with him, but their friendship never truly developed into anything more.

In late 2009, Opal revealed that Peter has left Pine Valley and was living in Switzerland, where he'd become enamored by a Swiss "snow bunny."