The Evans clan -- Dorian's bodyguard Shaun, Matthew's school pal Destiny, and newly-arrived cocky doc Greg -- have really made their mark on "One Life to Live" in the last few months. And now it looks like we'll soon be getting a glimpse at the folks who raised them. Soap Opera Digest reports that Tonye Patano and Frankie Faison have been cast as Phylicia and Richard Evans, mom and pop to the Evans kids.
If Tonye and Frankie's names don't necessarily ring a bell (though in a perfect world, they would), their faces probably do. Tonye has starred in TV shows like "Eli Stone" and movies like "The Savages" (and also played three separate characters on "Law & Order: SVU" -- which, knowing that show, most likely isn't even a record). But Tonye's probably best known for playing drug-dealing maven Heylia James on the first three seasons of "Weeds." And if we had to choose one drug-dealing maven TV character to be our mom, we would totally choose Heylia, because she was awesome.
Frankie, meanwhile, has been a well-recognized character actor for almost 30 years now. He's probably best known for two roles: as the asylum employee who looks out for Clarice Starling in "The Silence of the Lambs"; and as police commissioner Ervin Burrell on HBO's "The Wire."
Tonye and Frankie are set to make their "One Life" debuts on September 10th.
What do you think of the Evanses as an emerging Llanview family?