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When AMC pink-slipped Michael Brianard and sent his Joey Martin to medical school in 1991, few batted an eyelash. But eyebrows raised five years later when the character came to back to Pine Valley with a new name and a new, way more gorgeous face and physique. Michael Lowry transformed the role of Joe and Ruth's youngest child from dorky goody-two-shoes to sexy, brooding rebel. He also played an integral role in one of AMC's best storylines: Colby Chandler's paternity reveal. Unfortunately, Lowry left the role just when he was gaining momentum, but J. Eddie Peck and Ricky Paull Goldin owe him for energizing a role AMC now can't seem to live without.