Full Name: Thaddeus James Gardner Martin
Parents: Opal Gardner & Ray Gardner (deceased), adopted by Ruth & Joe Martin, mistaken for son of Nola Orsini.
Siblings: Sister Jenny Gardner (deceased), Half-brother Adrian Sword (Opal's son), Step-brother Jake Martin.
#1 Dottie Thornton (1983),
#2 Hillary Wilson (1984),
#3 Dixie Cooney (1989, and almost again on 12/7/90),
#4 Brooke English (1993),
#5 Dixie Cooney (1994),
#6 Dixie Cooney (1999).
Children: Unnamed child with Dottie (miscarried), Jamie Martin (with Brooke English), Bess Martin (with Dixie - miscarried), Kate Martin (with Dixie - presumed dead), Adam Chandler Jr (aka J.R. step-son)
Resides at: Crossland Manor, 646 Holland, Pine Valley, PA
Employed at: Currently runs his own detective agency with Aiden Devane.
Played by: Matthew Anton (1973 - 1977), John E. Dunn (1978 - 1981), Michael E. Knight (1982 - 1986, 1988 - 1990, 1992 - current), Terrell Anthony (1990, when MEK was out with broken collarbone).