Thorsten Kaye portrays the character of Irish doctor Ian Thornhart on the ABC Daytime show, Port Charles. Kaye is best known to soap fans as irresistible poet Patrick Thornhart of "One Life to Live," a role he played from 1995-97.
He has also worked in a number of television series, including "Sliders," "Law & Order," "Nothing Lasts Forever," and "Air America." Kaye has appeared on the London stage in such plays as "The Winter's Tale," "Love for Love," and "Tartuffe."
A seasoned Shakespearean actor, he has performed in theatrical productions, including "Macbeth," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Hamlet," "Love's Labour's Lost," "Twelfth Night," and "The Taming of the Shrew."
After working with David Worth ("Bloodsport") in the film, "The Prophet's Game," starring Dennis Hopper, Kaye reteamed with the director in the thriller, "Shark Attack II."
He has also appeared in the feature films, "The Silencers," "Deadly Desire," and "The Bone Collector."
An avid rugby player, Kaye played throughout Europe before enrolling in graduate school at Wayne State University. Upon earning his master's degree in theater and theater history, he joined the Hilberry Repertory Theatre Company in Detroit.
He has also published a book of original poetry, titled "From Timber Ridge to Daymer Gardens," with Dorothy Bridges, widow of actor Lloyd Bridges.