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Tony grew up, without money, in Collinsport and had admired local beauty Carolyn Stoddard since childhood. When Carolyn visited his office in 1967, she didn't remember having met him before his earlier visit to Collinwood that day. He told her that he'd been a lifeguard on the beach the day she wore her first bikini and that he'd also been her caddy when she had first learned to play golf (357). Following a lawsuit, brought upon by Tim Newly, a disgruntled worker in the cannery, Tony became romantically involved with Carolyn.
However, his chances with Carolyn failed when he became the victim of Cassandra Collins. Tony admitted to Carolyn that he hated Cassandra and that she had him under her spell (577). Carolyn forgave him after that.
Peterson was young and charismatic, but could also be blunt.
Background information and notesEdit
- Tony Peterson was Jerry Lacy's first role on the show.
- Jerry Lacy reprised the role of Tony Peterson in the 2011 audio drama, The Death Mask, forty-three years after Tony's final appearance in episode 578.
- Carolyn once said to Tony "it's a good thing you're a lawyer" because "you'd make a lousy detective" (358). Tony would later become a detective (The Death Mask).
- Although it's never confirmed on the show, it is strongly implied that Tony is a descendant of the Trask family. The last known family member being Gregory Trask's daughter, Charity. Though she never married or had children, it is possible he is a descendant through Gregory Trask's own father whom was an adulterer. He is revealed to be a Trask descendent in Vengeance at Collinwood.