|Adam "AJ" Chandler III|
|Eric Nelson as AJ Chandler|
| Online Reboot of AMC |
All My Children
One Life to Live
|Portrayed by|| Eric Nelson (2013-present) |
Aidan and Liam O'Donnell (2004-2005; OLTL and AMC)
Jarred Sturman and Shane Passaro (alternating; 2005-2008)
Declan and Rory McTigue (2008-2010)
|First appearance|| March 23, 2004 (on ABC's AMC) |
April 29, 2013 (on PP's AMC)
|Last appearance||September 23, 2011 (on ABC's AMC)|
|Nickname(s)||Little Adam, Little A, AJ, Ace|
|Alias(es)|| Asa "Ace" Buchanan (during his time on OLTL) |
James Anderson (when his mother and uncle were on the run)
|Namesake(s)|| Adam Chandler|
Adam Chandler, Jr
|Born||March 23, 2004 (revised to c1997)|
|Occupation||High School Student|
|Residence||Chandler Mansion, living with his grandfather Adam Chandler|
Adam "AJ" Chandler III is a fictional character on the Online Reboot of AMC and formerly the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children. He is the son of Babe Carey and her ex-husband JR Chandler. AJ was adopted by his aunt Marissa Tasker. He is currently portrayed by Eric Nelsen, first seen in the premiere episode.
In 2004, a MEDEVAC helicopter carrying Bianca Montgomery and Babe and was piloted by Babe's ex-husband Paul Cramer—crashes in a storm. Both women are pregnant and give birth during the crisis on March 23, 2004. Paul's half-sister Kelly from nearby Llanview has just miscarried her own baby; Paul gives Babe's son to Kelly and gives Bianca's daughter to Babe, telling Bianca that her baby died. Unaware of the infant's origins, Kelly brings Babe and JR's son back to Llanview, passing him off as her child with her husband Kevin Buchanan.
Kevin and Kelly name the baby Asa "Ace" Buchanan II, after Kevin's grandfather Asa Buchanan. Over the next year, their marriage crumbles and Kevin secures custody. Meanwhile, a devastated Kelly discovers that Paul had stolen Ace from his mother; Paul, desperate for cash, blackmails Kelly by threatening to reveal the secret to Kevin and Llanview. Armed with the truth, Kelly realizes they must return the child to his parents; though broken hearted, they do.
Babe and JR wage their own custody battle over their son, now named Adam Chandler III. At one point Babe goes on the run with JR's former stepbrother Jamie Martin, giving her son the alias James Carey. He is often referred to as "Little Adam" or "Little A" by his parents, and soon by everyone else.
In mid 2008, JR and Babe reunite and take their time in their new relationship. Babe soon dies due to injuries caused by a tornado. Little Adam is now being raised by his father after his mother's death. She was killed on October 23, 2008 to save him from being killed.
After his mother's death, Tad and Krystal divorce and David and Krystal get back together and become married in 2009. David seeks custody of Little Adam by making JR seem like an unfit father, but JR fights him on this. Due to the judge at the custody hearing not being able to decide which of the two men Little Adam would be better off with, Jesse and Angie get temporary custody of him. JR gets Little Adam back after Krystal lies on the stand to protect herself in order to keep Adam from revealing a secret about her.
JR marries his aunt [[Marissa Tasker]} on October 21, 2009 while JR is dealing with lymphoma. Marissa legally adopts him on March 3, 2010, and he now goes by the name "AJ."
Even though he doesn't know it, his father JR is having an affair with his ex-stepgrandmother Annie Lavery and his parents are having problems in their relationship because of JR's affair with Annie. JR goes back to his alcoholism in the summer of 2011, after Marissa reveals that she reciprocates the feelings of and is now dating Bianca Montgomery (the lesbian mother AJ's good friends Miranda and Gabby). A frightened AJ spurns his father and turns to Marissa, and his de facto grandfather Tad Martin for guidance and comfort.
AJ Chandler is now SORASed teenager. He walks in on Brooke English and his grandfather Adam Chandler, noting that Brooke needs to move on from what happens five years ago. He is seen again talking to Miranda Montgomery in his towel in the morning before class. Miranda says about her having two mothers and how AJ stuck up for her in kindergarten. He is then seen talking to Miranda in school where she is getting nervous about a cute kid, Hunter, walking by. (4-29-13) Hunter and Miranda set up a date, which AJ doesn't like. AJ helps Miranda pick out clothes with Miranda being just in her bra and panties at one moment. At Jane's Addictions coffee shop, Miranda is shocked at what Hunter has planned, which being a experimentation threesome with him, Miranda, and bisexual-female-perferred Sally. Miranda storms out and AJ punches Hunter. (5-2-13) AJ goes after Miranda to comfort her and takes her to his place (his grandfather's). He is informed by his grandfather/guardian Adam Chandler that he has been suspended from high school without even hearing his side. AJ is upset by the news of the good guy getting suspended, while Hunter's and his minions get to go free. Adam is impressed by his grandson's spirit.
He is able to set up Miranda's favorite band, Hot Chelle Rae, to come and play for them. Miranda sees an envelope addressed to her, then spots rose petals going to AJ's room, and finds a box with a dress. AJ reveals that they are going to a dance. They end up in the living room and they dance while the band sings. AJ tries to kiss Miranda in the hallway, but AJ only gets little close to her without any serious akwardness. They go into the living room and they dance while Hot Chelle Rae sings. Later, Miranda helps AJ deal with his father JR waking up from the 5-year coma. Miranda then disobeys Bianca and sings a song for AJ in his bedroom. AJ kisses Miranda and Miranda leaves confused.
Miranda and Bianca are surprised to learn that Kendall, & Erica are returning to town. Also Bianca is currently running to Fusion.