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Letter from Marcus Patrick
Topic Started: Oct 30 2007, 01:23 PM (2,645 Views)
Jonatha


Source: SalemSpectator

Days of Our Lives has chosen not to renew my contract.

After 3 successful months, they felt that they had no more use for my character. It was strange as my IMDB rating was the highest of anyone on their show, including Allison Sweeney!!

When I asked why it happened, I was told...."That's Show Business."

Was I disappointed? A little at first, and a bit hurt too. But with thought, I feel instead like it is a big blessing. It puts me back into the mix as a free agent. I've been busy auditioning for TV shows (Heroes and Dirty Sexy Money), and have booked a national Ross commercial. So all is good.

What is in the immediate future? i have meetings set up with the heads of Daytime TV at both CBS and ABC. There are also meetings with the executive producers of some major TV shows. I look forward to being on, or creating a show that bravely deals with the current issues of today's world and focuses on a much higher level of acting.

There were rumors running around that Days was going to terminate me due to my Playgirl Magazine cover, and also my dancing and stripping. I was told that it had nothing to do with it, but I am not sure that's true.

If you look at today's television, it is still quite behind the times as far as involving people of color. Days of Our Lives in fact now will have only one person (a black man) as their ethnic character (token). There are over 22 caucasian people on that particular show. This doesn't reflect real life. The Playgirl issue was one of the if not the most successful issues ever. It has sold at least 2 million copies and still selling (even on my website www.marcus-patrick.com), and that translates into fans, which I would have thought would boost the ratings.

I will continue to be comfortable and do nudity in filmsor other media as required. Again, it is art. Artists are here to represent and air the dirty laundry of society in both a dramatic and comedic sense so we can reflect and make change for the better and have fun at the same time

I've been often asked, "Why do I dance and strip?" I love to dance!!! It has been a great means of support financially and helps pay my expenses. Probably you all think that someone on a "soap" gets rich. Well it is not true. The pay is low and the hours are long.

It is very expensive to live in Los Angeles. I have a mortgage, taxes, agent, insurance, car payment etc. I have to be able to provide consistent means to support myself and family. I also have to make myself available to audition (which is always in the daytime). The entertainment business doesn't usually provide that so I have to do what I have to do.

I also love to dance!!! It is great cardio exercise for me. Case in point....should I pay to go to a gym to get my cardio be bored for an hour, or should I dance at night and get paid!!! (ha ha)...you figure it out!

I have been questioned about my fan base by many. I get questioned all the time about my own sexuality. I dance at gay bars, and also for women at The Hollywood Men (www.hwmen.com). I attract a huge multi cultural and multi sexual fan base. But back the question at hand.....I am a free being and I could care less what a person does in their bedroom as long as they treat me with respect. I love all people the same. We are exactly as Mother Nature intended us to be. As long as you respect and don't hurt other people we're fine.

In closing, I am a humanitarian. I rescued Michelle Maylene from the porn business and she is my girlfriend/fiancee and she is the best partner I have ever had. You can write to Michelle at www.myspace.com/michellemaylene and see her interviews and views.

I hope you will all continue your unconditional support for me and I always try to "BE THE CHANGE IN THE WORLD YOU WISH TO SEE."

Much Love,
Marcus

http://www.salemspectator.com
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Mason
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God, I couldn't even finish reading it, he annoyed me so much. Just shut up!
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Angie79
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If you look at today's television, it is still quite behind the times as far as involving people of color. Days of Our Lives in fact now will have only one person (a black man) as their ethnic character (token).


Not true. James Reynolds is not the only black person on 'Days'. After Renee Jones leaves we will still have Ashlee (IWBASS winner), Tanya Boyd, and Carmen (sorority girl).
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It was strange as my IMDB rating was the highest of anyone on their show, including Allison Sweeney!!

:bs:

I look forward to being on, or creating a show that bravely deals with the current issues of today's world and focuses on a much higher level of acting.

Um, Marcus...the vast majority of DAYS' cast can act circles around your ass. STFU! :flipoff:

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Days4Life
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I was very happy to hear that Marcus Patrick was leaving, but now I'm REALLY REALLY REALLY happy that he's gone! And I'm very insulted on Abe/James Reynolds' behalf that he was referred to as a "token" character.

What an arrogant, insufferable jerk.

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IMissAremid
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After all... tomorrow is another day!

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In closing, I am a humanitarian. I rescued Michelle Maylene from the porn business


OK how has no one commented on this yet!

Forget Ed Scott's environmentalism, forget James Scott's company to help third world economies, forget the charity work everyone else on DOOL does... it's Marcus Patrick who's the humanitarian because he is dating an ex-porn star? WHAT.THE.FUCK?
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It was strange as my IMDB rating was the highest of anyone on their show, including Allison Sweeney!!

Uhh... Chevy Chase had a high Q score when his talk show was launched, about six times that of Jay Leno. We all know how THAT turned out... lol
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Is this for real? This is a joke right?

Honey, go have a chat with Deidre Hall, Ed Scott, James Scott, James Reynolds. Deidre should share a few tips with you on how to manage several charities at the same time, and if you're lucky, she might show you a few of her awards for her outstanding ways of using her voice to getting small charities noticed and out there, and maybe that'll show you what true celebrity is about. Ed might introduce you to his environmental program, James might help you see that there are people not having a car payment TO struggle to pay because they barely have a house to live in or food to eat while they're dying of AIDS and James might knock you on the head with a baseball... sorry, introduce you to ways of involving your co-workers in your charity work and maybe then you'll have a whole other letter to write.

I didn't know IMDB was the king of all kings.
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Mason
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I can't wait until this arrogant self-absorbed crap is off my screen for good. <_<

And I thought Farah Fath was bad! This takes the cake!
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Thanks! It sounds like he thinks DOOLS canned him because of his nude pics...I thought it was his acting. JMO :D
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IMissAremid
Oct 30 2007, 02:20 PM
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In closing, I am a humanitarian. I rescued Michelle Maylene from the porn business


OK how has no one commented on this yet!

Forget Ed Scott's environmentalism, forget James Scott's company to help third world economies, forget the charity work everyone else on DOOL does... it's Marcus Patrick who's the humanitarian because he is dating an ex-porn star? WHAT.THE.FUCK?

I couldn't comment on that because words fail me...I mean, is he SERIOUS? I've heard of organizations that rescue greyhounds, but a porn star rescue? Does he really think dating a porn star is a true humanitarian cause? Has he established a not-for-profit so that his condoms are tax-deductible?
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Mason AKA Hogan
Oct 30 2007, 03:01 PM
I can't wait until this arrogant self-absorbed crap is off my screen for good. <_<

And I thought Farah Fath was bad! This takes the cake!

Seriously on both points. Do you think this guy is just a little bit bitter? <_<

I admit that I thought Jett could have been an interesting character but they never wrote anything for him. The cast was big enough they didn't need another character to write for when they couldn't write for the ones they had now. But after that...don't let the door hit you on the way out.
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Yeah, what Mason said.
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juniorz1
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I actually really enjoyed what Marcus had to say. Yeah, it's sour grapes in some ways but I respect the point he's making. The fact remains that daytime is currently whitewashed and that ain't cool.

As for his dancing- DAYUM! I'd love to go see him work his stuff.
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This was written by Marcus's agent. I saw it at FL. I guess it was posted up at NBC.

Dear Crazy4Jett and all his other wonderful fans,

This is Marcus' agent. I too was shocked when we got the call that they weren't picking up Marcus' contract. Several times when I was on set with him he was called "Superstar" by Ed Scott (a very nice man with a very tough job). We felt good about the association with Days and the wonderful "family" feeling Marcus got from many at NBC. There was tension prior to Ed Scott's arrival as Stephen Wyman was a bit abusive to the cast members. But that seemed to subside as Ed began his reign. We all felt the love from the fans as we paid attention to the blogs and felt that Marcus may (along with all the other great cast members) be just the ticket to bring Days ratings up to a respectable level. The Touch the Sky storyline was weak at best, and his relationship with Chelsea wasn't quite believeable, but Marcus did his best to bring realism and a higher level of acting to the show. We all felt that a possible relationship with Billie was coming, but then BOOM the hammer went down.

The greatest thing about his time on Days again was the love from the fans.

His PLAYGIRL has become the biggest selling issue ever and continues to sell. His popularity soared on IMDB to 1990 (a low number is great) eclipsing even Allison Sweeney as the top rated character/star on Days. I had to take a step back and wonder where this came from. Why would you bench your lead player? No matter if he was a "rookie" on the soap or not, he was a ratings bonanza.

I had the pleasure of meeting with Ed Scott and we spoke of today's television (daytime and nightime) and he spoke of diversity. The need to bring Days into reality. The world isn't all white bread anymore. I asked him just how many times can Stefano come back from the grave? It was bordering on ridiculous. The vendetta story was a joke and the twins are just a rehash of the same old stuff Days has been airing for the last 25 years. Bringing back the old characters was a band aid fix. And if it was meant to bring viewers, it failed miserably. I felt he was in agreement.

I had the pleasure of getting close with Abe (James Reynolds) Carver. He is a class act. But face it. He has been on that show forever and has had no real story line. I don't want to say token, but if the shoe fits. Why not make a story involving the Carver family. The are upstanding and respected on the show. Perhaps bring in an extremely strong female Carver to do battle with someone.

I think everyone is tired of the Brady/Dimera fued. If I read the blogs correctly Sami is so over exposed and over played. Lucas (Bryan Datillo) is not the anchor male the show needs.

We are lucky. Marcus is loved by the networks. They know (it is their business) that he is ratings waiting to happen. Whether it is a difficult acting piece, or a steamy scene, Marcus can handle it. We are so blessed that immediately after his release, we were able to secure meetings with the heads of Daytime at CBS and ABC. You never know where he'll pop up. Also, Jett hasn't been killed off, just let out of his contract. Hope (Kristen Alfonso) was off the show for 5 years. Things happen.

I heard from reliable sources, that Days is the only show where the writers seem to have control. Well my only response is that Ken Corday needs to shake things up in a big way or Days will disappear. NBC will leave the daytime drama to the other networks and fill the void with something else. I don't blame them. The lame horse doesn't run in the race anymore. The strong survive.

I think it's time for you the viewers to force Days to put up or go away. You can control what happens by airing your views here. Let them know you're not going to put up with mediocrity. No more ridiculous storylines. Get current. Bring in ethnic diversity. The sponsors will reap the benefits if a more culturally diverse market starts watching Days. Just think, Marcus alone reached out to several demographic groups that probably never tuned into a soap. African American, Latino, and the Gay markets are the fasting growing consumer markets in the country. Why court the tired and stale, when you can go for new and fresh. This was a marketing blunder that could just sink the show.

In closing, you as fans have a responsiblity to tell Ken Corday what you want. I am sure he'll listen. He is a brilliant businessman. Sometimes you just get blinded and lose your way. Maybe your voices will awaken the giant and Ken will put his foot down and make the changes.

Crazy4Jett, I wish you and all the fans all blessings in your lives and will always be grateful for your kind words and support for my very best client and my friend Marcus Patrick.

Jett's Agent
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Red Mist
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:wave: I think Marcus can kiss ever coming back to DAYS good bye. His agent did him no favors with this.
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I do believe that IMDB thing is done by who views his profile. I keep track of who is on what episode and enter it in over there and Marcus Patrick names is ALWAYS on the episodes he has been in while no other contract players are which I always thought his management team is adding his episode appearances in himself. They are why he has a high rating. If Alison Sweeney's team was adding in her episode appearances her score would be ten times that of his since she is on like everyday.
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King
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He's a loser.

Although his PG pics made me swoon, he's not even THAT hot.

Adios, moron.
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If he appeals to all these people like his crazy manager is saying Why are the ratings down? And they were ever decreasing this summer when he and the younger set were featured a lot the ratings continued to decline.
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I like how his manager said something to the effect of "He's just the thing to bring DAYS's ratings up".

HA! Yeah, with Marcus Bloody Patrick on our show, we're definitely gonna take down Y&R! :lol: :eyeroll:
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