Y&R Character Description – Billy Abbott

Billy Abbott

Written By Darlene
on October 23, 2012

Billy Abbott is the son of Jill Abbott Fenmore and the late John Abbott.  He shares the same father with Jack, Ashley, and Traci.  He shares the same mother with Phillip Chancellor III.   When Jill and John divorced, Billy went away to boarding school and returned as a teenager.  His partying days started then, and he found himself in one predicament after another — alcohol, women, and gambling being his major vices.  He left town again when he found out that his marriage to Mackenzie was invalid because they were first cousins.  Years later, as adults, the two reconciled briefly after finding out they are not related after all.

Billy is the father of Cordelia Abbott, a child he conceived with Chloe Mitchell who was little more than a fling.  He also conceived a child with Chelsea Lawson (now Chelsea Newman).  Billy and his current wife, Victoria Newman Abbott, are raising the baby.  They named him John.

Billy has a way of finding trouble wherever he goes and whatever he does, but he loves his family and he has the best of intentions.  He just can’t get past the need to stick it to his father-in-law, Victor Newman.  The two have had a rivalry for years now.  The fact that Billy is an Abbott, brother of Victor’s nemesis, Jack Abbott, coupled with the fact that Billy is married to Victor’s daughter makes him enemy number one, and Victor has done equally evil things to Billy.  Billy also finds it difficult to pass up a juicy story for his magazine, Restless Style, even when it hurts his family.

In spite of his past and oft bad decisions, one can’t help but root for this lovable playboy.  He adores Victoria and dotes on his children.  He’s the apple of his sisters’ eyes and sometimes the voice of reason for his big brother, Jack.

Parents: John Abbott and Jill Foster Abbott
Children: Cordelia, John and Katherine Abbott
Siblings: Jack, Traci and Ashley Abbott (paternal half-siblings), Phillip Chancellor III (maternal half-brother)
Aunts and Uncles: Lauren Fenmore Baldwin (maternal, half), Snapper and Greg Foster (maternal, adoptive)
First Cousins: Scott Grainger and Fenmore Baldwin
Nieces and Nephews: Abby Newman, Colleen Carlton, Keemo and Kyle Abbott, Chance Chancellor

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Y&R Character Description – Adam Newman

Adam Newman

Adam Newman

Written By Darlene
on October 21, 2012

During one of Victor’s disappearances, he met a kind, gentle blind woman named Hope Adams.  They fell in love and Victor took Hope back to Genoa City and married her.  When Hope found out she was pregnant,  the couple decided she would bring the baby to term in spite of the fact that the baby could inherit Hope’s blindness.  They named the baby Victor Adam Newman Jr.   Eventually, Hope admitted to herself and Victor Sr. that she wasn’t happy in the city and didn’t want to raise her son there.  She divorced Victor and moved back to Kansas where she married Cliff Wilson.  Years later, on her deathbed, Hope summoned both Victors to her bedside.  She told her son that Victor is not just a nice man, but also his father.  After his mother’s death, Vic now going by Adam, moved to Genoa City.  He was not welcomed with open arms as Nick and Victoria held a grudge against him.

Adam has done many evil things to the citizens of Genoa City and has made numerous enemies but one thing has never changed.  He is Victor’s son and shares some similarities with his father.  They are both ambitious, stubborn, and vindictive.

Several times, Adam has been a hero but his wrongdoings have overshadowed these instances.  He is trying to change his ways with his new wife Chelsea, but he can’t seem to stop lying when it comes to his ex-wife, Sharon Newman.  Looking forward to starting a family, Adam and Chelsea decide to go on a “babymoon.”  On the way to the airport, the couple is run off the road by a distraught Summer Newman, Nick’s daughter. Chelsea lost the baby, giving Adam new reason to despise his family.

Besides owning shares in Newman Enterprises, Adam is part owner of TagNGrab along with Kevin and Chloe Fisher.

Parents: Victor Newman (Father), Hope Adams (Mother) Cliff Wilson (stepfather)
Children: Connor Newman, Christian Newman (Adam is Christian’s birth father, but signed his parental rights over to his brother, Nick)
Siblings: Victoria, Nick and Abby Newman (paternal half siblings)
Aunts and Uncles: Matt Miller (paternal)
Nieces and Nephews: Reed Hellstrom, Johnny and Katie Abbott, Cassie, Noah, Summer, Faith, Connor and Christian Newman

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Y&R Character Description – Abby

Abby Newman


Written by Darlene
on October 19, 2012

 When Abby’s mother, Ashley Abbott, returned home pregnant after a lengthy vacation, she told everyone she’d gotten pregnant via sperm donation. Brad Carlton married Ashley and claimed the child as his own. Years later, Ashley was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fearing the worst, she made a video for young Abby revealing Abby’s true paternity — Victor Newman. In spite of the fact that Ashley survived the bout with cancer, Abby saw the video. For years, she considered both Brad and Victor her fathers.

Brad died saving Noah Newman from drowning in the lake near the Abbott cabin. Not long after that, Abby’s half-sister, Colleen, drowned in the very same lake. Since then, she has embraced the Newmans and the Newman name.

Abby’s need for attention was the strongest motivation when she developed the “Naked Heiress.” She pulled many outrageous stunts and gained some fame. The Naked Heiress was a passing fad, but Abby’s need for attention did not subside.

Abby sued Victor for enough money to start her own reality show, but when Victoria got involved, Abby lost control of the situation. The lawsuit that Abby, Victoria, and Nick finally won awarded them each half a billion dollars.

Abby disapproved of Ashley’s marriage to Tucker McCall. She staged a meeting between Tucker and Diane Jenkins, hoping her mother would catch the two having an affair. Instead, Abby lost control of her car and ran Tucker down, leaving him in a coma. Ashley tried to take the blame for it, but Tucker knew the truth. He never pressed charges.

Abby became a reporter for Restless Style when her uncle, Billy, was offered the chance to make his magazine of the same name into a gossip television show.

Parents: Victor Newman (Father), Ashley Abbott (Mother) Brad Carlton (Adoptive Father), Children: Unborn baby girl with Ben “Stitch” Rayburn (Miscarriage), Siblings: Victoria, Nick and Adam Newman (paternal half siblings), Colleen Carlton* (adoptive paternal half-sister), Aunts and Uncles: Jack, Traci and Billy Abbott, Eric Vanderway (maternal), Matt Miller (paternal), Cousins: Keemo, Kyle, Delia, Johnny** and Katie** Abbott, Theo Vanderway, Colleen Carlton, Nieces and Nephews: Reed Hellstrom, Johnny and Katie Abbott, Cassie, Noah, Summer, Faith, Connor and Christian Newman

*Colleen and Abby shared a father, Brad and their mothers, Ashley and Traci are sisters, so they were siblings and cousins.

**Katie and Johnny are Abby’s niece and nephew through Victoria and cousins through Billy.

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Abby's wedding day

Updated 7/22/20 by Christine



Y&R Character Description – Victor

Victor Newman

Victor Newman

Victor, is the son of Cora and Albert Miller. His parents, an impoverished couple in Buffalo New York, named him Christian Miller. After his father abandoned the family, Cora couldn’t afford to take care of her two sons, she took the oldest, seven year old Christian, to an orphanage. Though she promised to return for him, she never did. Christian ran away from the orphanage as a teenager and changed his name to Victor Newman, a name stating his intent to become a victorious new man. He started out selling soap out of the trunk of his car, and he eventually built a skill set to land a job running Chancellor Industries. He later started his own company, Newman Enterprises and turned it into a billion dollar conglomerate. In addition to being a wealthy and powerful businessman known world-wide for his shrewd skills, he’s also a husband and father. He and Nikki have been together off and on since the 1980s, and though they’ve hurt each other deeply and sworn that they’d never forgive each other, their love has proven to be unbreakable, and they continue to come back together. Victor did see his parents again. He and Cora made peace before her death. Albert became a wealthy man, though nowhere near as well-off as Victor. When Albert met his son again, he had no idea what a success he’d become. Albert rejected Victor, and, he offered to pay Victor to leave him alone. Hurt and furious, Victor revealed who he was and made it clear that he didn’t need Albert or his money.

Victor loves his family, but he’s never fully gotten over the abandonment he experienced as a child. He has sometimes crossed lines in order to do what he feels is best to protect his loved ones and keep them close. Victor is demanding, both in business and in his personal life. He has been known to pit his children against each other in an effort to push them to excel or to toe the line. When his family disappoints him, his reactions can be harsh. Victor once had Victoria arrested in an attempt to stop her wedding to Billy. When Nick and Sharon made plans to relocate to California and take Faith and Christian with them, Victor started a legal battle over custody of Christian (Adam’s biological son, who was being raised as Nick’s child). Victor also teamed up with Chloe to frame Adam for murder. It’s difficult for Victor to admit it when he’s wrong, but he usually eventually does. While being Victor’s relative means being held to a high standard, it also comes with perks. He gave Victoria, Nick and Abby every advantage in life that he did not have. Hope wanted her son, Victor Jr., AKA Adam, to have a simple peaceful life. Victor reluctantly allowed her to raise their son in Kansas, and he reached adulthood without knowing his mother’s “friend” Victor was his father. Hope told Adam the truth on her deathbed. Adam felt cheated and lied to, and he spent a lot of time punishing Victor for abandoning him and lashing out at his siblings because they had the childhood that he missed out on. Victor has said that if he could do it all over again, he’d raise Adam.

Victor has been embroiled in a bitter feud with Jack Abbott for decades. Jack once left Victor to die after he suffered a medical event, and Victor once kidnapped Jack and replaced him with a lookalike. Now that Jack and Victor have become seniors, they’ve found common ground, and while they are not friends, they have developed a grudging respect for each other.

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Biography – Shawn D.

Shawn D.

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My name is Shawn

I am a volunteer writer for The TVMEGASITE. I love all soap operas. I like the style of writing where a cliffhanger is always around the corner. I love to write and would like to become a writer one day. It is of course one of my MANY goals but definitely on the top. I also edit fan videos for YouTube; I have been doing that for quite awhile as well. That is about it; I lead a very simple life but I have big aspirations that I hope to achieve.

(Shawn no longer works for our site, but we value his contributions, however brief!)

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Y&R Character Description – Victoria

Victoria Newman

Victoria Newman

Victoria is the first child of Victor and Nikki. She feels that she shares many traits with her namesake, and she’s proud to be like her father. She’s strong and self assured and tenacious, with a sharp mind and business sense. A devoted mother and a loyal daughter and sister. However, she has done things that Victor considered to be a betrayal, such as successfully suing him for control of her $500,000,000 trust fund. She also threatened to take him down after he attempted to take control of Newman from her. He backed off and did not remove her as CEO. These acts did not come out of nowhere; they were the result of Victor doing things to Victoria that she felt were unjust. She believed that she was standing up for herself and taking what she deserved, just as Victor would’ve in her place. Victoria often takes Victor’s side when he does controversial things, and when she isn’t immediately supportive, she is quick to forgive him. This habit has caused tension between her and her romantic interests over the years.

Victoria loves Newman Enterprises, and she’s dreamed of running it since childhood. When she returned from boarding school, she took a job in the Newman mail room, and as she moved up the ranks, she learned everything there was to know about the company. She’s confident in her business skills, and she believes that she is the rightful heir to the company. As of 2020, she is the CEO. She’s pragmatic and doesn’t often let emotion get in the way of doing what she feels needs to be done. This has earned her a reputation for being cold, but she also has a spontaneous and playful side, which was seen more often after she developed a friendship and romance with Billy.

Her confidence was shaken after she suffered mental and physical abuse at the hands of JT Hellstrom. She was wary about falling in love again, but Billy convinced her to take a chance on him. She felt happy and secure in the relationship, and she thought they were building toward spending the rest of their lives together, but that fell apart after he informed her that he was dissatisfied with the relationship. She has made a promise to herself not to ever take him back.

Victor taught Victoria to box to help her feel like she was in control of her life again. She regained her confidence, but she slipped into a depression when she was stabbed by Ripley Turner in a case of mistaken identity. With help, Victoria made progress, and she returned to work. Adam blackmailed Victor into making him CEO and firing Victoria. Victor assured Victoria that it would only be temporary, and he asked her to let him handle it. Victoria decided to take charge and show that she could be as ruthless as Victor was. Victor did not agree with the way Victoria went about things. He told her that she could have her job back, but she’d lost his respect. Victoria, who usually craved Victor’s approval, was unfazed, marking a new point in their relationship.

Grandparents: Albert and Cora Miller (paternal), Nicholas Reed (maternal), Parents: Victor and Nikki Newman, Children: Reed Hellstrom, Johnny Abbott (adoptive), and Katherine Abbott, Siblings: Nick Newman, Adam Newman (paternal-half), Abby Newman (paternal-half), Dylan McAvoy (maternal-half), Aunts and Uncles: Matt Miller, (paternal), Casey Reed (maternal), Nieces and Nephews: Cassidy Newman (adoptive, deceased), Noah, Summer and Faith Newman, Christian Newman, Connor Newman

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Y&R Character Description – Christian

Christian Newman


Christian has been described as a happy child, in spite of all the upheaval and revolving door of parental figures.

Christian had a complicated start in life. He’s the biological son of Adam Newman and Sage Warner Newman, but at birth, most people thought that Nick was his biological father. Sage had a DNA test while she was pregnant. Adam bribed the lab tech to say that Nick was the father. At the time, Adam had faked his death and had lead most of the town to believe his name was Gabriel. Victor knew Adam tampered with the results. Victor thought Adam didn’t he want the lab tech running the paternity test to notice he and Nick were related, which would blow his cover. Adam had been growing closer to Chelsea, under his Gabriel persona, and he feared that having a child with another woman just as they were connecting would jeopardize the connection he was building with Chelsea.

Christian was born prematurely, and Sage and Nick were told he died, but he was actually alive and well and being used in as a pawn in a revenge plot against Nick. Sandy Allen was a classmate of Sharon and Nick’s. As teens, she and Nick were hanging out, when he dared her to dive into a swimming pool from the roof. Sandy accepted the challenge and was paralyzed from the neck down as a result. Victor paid the family off, and Sandra disappeared from everyone’s lives. She made a full recovery and resurfaced as a psychiatrist working in Fairview and going by Sandra Anderson. Sharon checked into Fairview after a miscarriage that she was hiding from everyone except Mariah. She hoped to get pregnant again before anyone found out. Sandra found out about this and put her plan into motion. She lead Sharon to believe that she’d gotten pregnant again, and she kept her drugged and isolated so that no one would find out the truth. She tricked everyone into believing that Sharon gave birth, and she presented her with Christian.

Sharon and Dylan took “their” baby home and named him Sullivan. They raised him for months. Adam was seemingly killed in a cabin explosion, never knowing his son was alive. Prior to this, he’d come clean to Chelsea about Christian’s paternity. Sharon learned that Sully was truly Christian, but she couldn’t bear to lose the boy, so she hid the truth. Sage found out, and she confronted Sharon, but she was killed in a car accident before she could tell anyone else. Eventually, Nick learned the truth, and he took “his” son from Sharon and Dylan.

Chelsea told Phyllis that Adam was Christian’s father, and the information got back to Sharon. Sharon felt that she owed Nick the truth, even if it hurt, so she let him know. Nick was crushed, but he still saw Christian as a son. It turned out that Adam was not dead, and when he returned, he fought for custody of Christian. The judge was unhappy with Nick and Adam’s behavior, and Christian was temporarily placed in Victoria’s care. During a court ordered visit, Adam told Christian that he was really his father. Christian was too young to understand, and he thought Adam was making a joke. In the end, Adam withdrew his petition for custody, and Christian went back to Nick.

Due to being raised by his biological uncle, his siblings are his biological cousins, and his cousin Connor is his biological half-brother.

Parents – Sage and Adam Newman (biological), Nick Newman (legal), Siblings – Cassie, Noah, Summer and Faith Newman, Aunts – Victoria and Abby Newman, Uncles – Adam Newman, Cousins – Reed Hellstrom, Johnny and Katherine Abbott, Connor Newman

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Y&R Character Description – Tessa

Tessa Porter


In 2017, Tessa became a fixture at Crimson Lights, where she sang and played her guitar for tips. Nikki noticed her and soon hired her to give Reed guitar lessons. After Nikki learned that Tessa was living out of her car, she allowed Tessa to move into the main house at the ranch. Nikki saw a lot of herself in Tessa, a young woman who was determined to overcome adversity and build a better life, and she also gave Tessa a job as her personal assistant. Born and raised in a dangerous Chicago neighborhood, Tessa’s father was a drug dealer, and her mother was a drug user, who often disappeared for days at a time, leaving Tessa to fend for herself and protect her younger sister, Crystal. After meeting the Newmans, Tessa began to take part in open mic nights at Nick’s bar, the Underground, and she met Noah Newman. They soon began to date. Tessa would later confide in Mariah that she was never in love with Noah, though she thought he was sweet (11/14/2018). She’d come to Genoa City hoping to marry one of its many wealthy citizens, then walk away with half of everything in a divorce settlement. Tessa’s plan went awry when she found herself developing real feelings for Noah’s sister, Mariah.

Devon Hamilton, Mariah’s boyfriend at the time, took her, Noah and Tessa to San Francisco for a music festival. The women secretly shared a kiss during that trip. Tessa explained the moment away, and they continued on as friends. When Mariah admitted that she was falling for Tessa, Tessa claimed that she didn’t feel the same way. Meanwhile, Crystal got trapped in a prostitution ring and called the crisis center where Sharon volunteered, for help. Tessa found out about it, and she and Mariah kidnapped a woman who was involved in running the operation and forced her to give up information on Crystal’s whereabouts. Crystal was rescued and sent to witness protection.

Later, Crystal left witness protection to confront Zack, the head of the prostitution ring. She found him threatening Abby and Scott’s lives, and she killed him. It turned out that the gun Crystal used belonged to Nikki, and Tessa had to admit she stole it from the ranch and gave to her sister for protection. Devon signed Tessa to a recording contract, but she ran into problems again when she read Mariah’s diary without permission and used it to to write a song. Mariah recognized her words in the lyrics and threatened to sue. She proved her claims by letting Noah read her diary, and as a result, he found out about the kiss Mariah and Tessa shared. Noah left town.

Kyle took it upon himself to help his friend, Mariah by helping her and Tessa get together. Just as they started dating, Tessa had to leave town to help Crystal. Tessa returned after Crystal moved to Canada. Tessa worked two jobs to earn enough money to pay off the shady people who helped Crystal start over with a new life in another country. When the money didn’t come fast enough, someone attacked Tessa. Meanwhile, Nikki, Sharon, Phyllis and Victoria had hidden JT’s body after they believed Nikki killed him. Tessa found out about their secret, and she blackmailed them. She hid the money she got in her mattress. Mariah found out about it after she threw the mattress away and bought a new one, but Tessa lied and said she earned the money by selling a song. When Mariah learned the truth – that Tessa had blackmailed Mariah’s mother, she broke off the relationship.

Eventually, Mariah came to understand and forgive, and she took Tessa back. Tessa opened up and was honest with Mariah, and their relationship grew. Tanner Watts, a famous singer, asked Tessa to go on tour with him. Tessa had to reveal that he was her ex-husband. They’d gotten married in Vegas on a drunken lark, while they were on tour in the past.

Mariah was upset that Tessa had kept something from her again, but they worked through it, and Tessa went on tour. Mariah mistakenly thought that Tessa was cheating on her with Tanner, so she slept with another woman in retaliation. Tessa was devastated and refused to forgive Mariah at first, but with Tanner’s help, Mariah was able to convince Tessa to give her another chance.

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Y&R Character Description – Ashley Abbott

Ashley Abbott

Ashley Abbott

Ashley Abbott is the biological daughter of Dina Mergeron and Brent Davis. She grew up believing that her biological father was John Abbott, and she did not find out the truth until she was an adult. The decision was made not to tell John, and he died never knowing Ashley was not his biological child. Ashley and John were very close. He doted on her and nicknamed her “My beauty.” Ashley had a more strained relationship with Dina, who left the family to start a new life in Europe, when Ashley was eleven, and didn’t return for over a decade. Things with her mother became more fractured when Ashley learned that she was the result of one of Dina’s many affairs. Dina returned to Genoa City in 2017, because she wanted to reconnect with her family after learning of her Alzheimer’s diagnosis. 

Ashley is very competitive, a hard worker and a proud Abbott. She spent a lot of time vying with Jack over control of Jabot. When Jack thought he was at risk of losing to Ashley, he revealed that he’d written a clause into the company by-laws preventing non-blood Abbotts from being CEO. Ashley was devastated and furious that Jack would do this to her. She tricked her mother into believing that Jack was not a biological Abbott either, then she arranged for this false story to be publicly revealed to humiliate Jack and show him how it felt. Eventually, Ashley learned that Dina talked John into giving Ashley ownership of all the patents for the products Ashley created, as the Jabot chemist. This went a long way toward healing Ashley’s relationship with her mother.

When the truth came out about what Ashley had done to Jack, she took her patents and moved to Paris to start her own cosmetics company, called My Beauty. This left Jabot scrambling to create new products to sell. She later renamed her company Abbott Exchange. As time passed, Ashley and Jack reconciled, and they merged Abbott Exchange with Jabot. Ashley resides in Paris, but she returns to Genoa City often for family events and to spend time with her mother, who is on the verge of succumbing to Alzheimer’s.

Ashley has a daughter, Abby with Victor. Her siblings are Jack and Traci Abbott. They are legally full siblings, but because of Ashley’s paternity, they are biologically her maternal half-siblings. She also has a maternal half brother Eric Vanderway, and a paternal half brother Billy Abbott. Though Ashley and Billy don’t share blood, they share a sibling bond.

Her nieces and nephews are Keemo and Kyle, through Jack, Colleen, through Traci, Theo, through Eric, and Delia, Johnny and Katie through Billy.

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Y&R Character Description – Chance

Phillip “Chance” Chancellor IV


Phillip Chancellor IV, or Chance, for short, is the son of Nina Webster and Phillip Chancellor IV. He also has an older maternal half brother who was kidnapped by a baby broker as a newborn. An Iraq war vet, former police officer and federal agent, he’s been described as an adrenaline junkie. He’s also sometimes called a boy scout, because he’s generally known for being an upstanding person, but sometimes the nickname is used derisively, by morally gray characters. Chance grew up believing his father died in a car accident, and he thought of his one time stepfather, Ryan McNeil as a father. As an adult, Chance learned that Phillip III faked his death and started over in Australia. Phillip returned when Chance was an adult, and in time, they bonded. While Chance was a police officer, he was assigned a new partner – Ronan Malloy, and they were tasked with investigating a drug ring.

Chance began to suspect that Ronan was a dirty cop and began to investigate him. Chance did not realize that Ronan was working undercover with the justice department and that the leader of the drug ring was the district attorney. Ronan also happened to be Chance’s brother, the baby kidnapped decades ago, all grown up. To protect Chance, Ronan secretly told him everything, then they faked Chance’s death. They told Nina and Philip the truth and swore them to secrecy, then Chance left for witness protection, and Ronan went with him.

Eventually, Ronan returned, but he was sick and in need of a liver transplant. Chance left witness protection to donate part of his liver to his brother. He dated Heather for awhile, then after they broke up, he reenlisted in the Army and left town. Chance spent time living in Las Vegas, while undercover. He met Adam, who was suffering from amnesia and going by Spider. Chance recognized Adam, but he didn’t interfere with the new life Adam had made by exposing his real identity.  They became friends, and Adam killed a man who was about to kill Chance. They hid the body in the desert. Victor later found Adam and brought him back to Genoa City. 

Some time later, Chance turned up and arrested Simon Black, a criminal who’d taken Adam, Chelsea, Abby and Connor hostage. Abby and Phyllis assisted Chance in taking Simon down. Chance decided to settle in Genoa City, and he left his job as a federal agent. He opened his own security firm, and as of 2020, he’s dating Abby.

Family – Nina (Mother), Philip (Father) Jill Abbott (Paternal Grandmother) Phillip Chancellor II (Paternal Grandfather), Aiden Lansing AKA Ronan Malloy (Maternal Half-Brother), Billy Abbott (Paternal Uncle), Lauren Fenmore (Paternal Great-Aunt)

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Y&R Character Description – Rey

Rey Rosales

Rey Rosales

Rey Rosales was sent to Genoa City in 2018 to investigate the disappearance of JT Hellstrom. He is the oldest of three. After his father left the family, Rey stepped into a paternal role and took care of Arturo and Lola. Arturo resented what he felt were his older brother’s attempts to control him. The brothers became estranged after Arturo slept with Rey’s wife, Mia, before the Rosales’s arrival in Genoa City. The situation was complicated by the fact that Arturo and Mia were in dating before she married Rey. Lola, the youngest, tried to mediate between her brothers. Rey correctly suspected Sharon knew something about what happened to JT, so he found ways to insert himself into her life, and he recommended that she take a job at the police station. Sharon took the job, so that she could keep an eye on the JT investigation. Becoming coworkers brought Sharon and Rey closer together. Romance seemed on the horizon for them, but when Mia arrived, wanting to reconcile, Rey gave his marriage another chance.

A snowstorm stranded Rey with Sharon, and Arturo with Mia. While Rey and Sharon didn’t cross any lines, Mia strayed with Arturo for the second time, and this time, she got pregnant.  At first, Rey was furious, but he eventually moved past it. Arturo and Mia moved away to have their baby, and Rey ended up with Sharon. Rey was able to be happy for Arturo and Mia when their son, Mateo was born. Rey is a strong believer in the law, but after he found out that he’d helped get Sharon, Victoria, and Nikki for a crime they didn’t commit, he assisted in helping them escape from the prison van. It cost him his job, but he was eventually rehired at the GCPD. He is very protective of the people he loves, like Sharon, Lola and his mother, Celeste. He also holds grudges against people he feels have wronged him or people he cares about.

Family – Celeste Rosales (Mother), Adrian Rosales (Father), Arturo Rosales (Brother), Lola Rosales (Sister), Mateo Rosales (Nephew)

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Arturo Lola and Rey


Biography – Joseph M.

Joseph M.

My name is Joseph, and I was born on February 14, 1991. I have lived in Texas all of my life, and I have two older brothers. I graduated from Richland High School in 2009. I am a huge fan of pro wrestling, having watched it since I was born, and I also love all sorts of music. I’ve enjoy watching most of the main soaps on TV (AMC, OLTL, Days, GH, and some Y&R) as well as a few other television shows and have written All My Children updates here since November 2010. Now I write Days of Our Lives Updates. I’m glad I am able to help contribute to The TV MegaSite!

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Y&R Character Description – Traci

Traci Abbott

Traci Abbott

The Abbott siblings often call Traci the heart of the family. Kind, patient and loving, one of the things she wants most is for her relatives to get along. She is very sensitive and is distressed when her siblings are feuding. The youngest of Dina and John’s children, Traci is also the most level-headed of the Abbotts, and she slips into the role of peacemaker when her siblings are at odds with each other. She is known for giving moral support, being non-judgmental and her optimistic viewpoint. When Traci was young, she suffered from low self esteem. She struggled with her weight and because she felt like she didn’t measure up to her older sister, Ashley. She got addicted to diet pills, but she overcame it. She started dating her college professor, and when she found him in bed with another student, she attempted suicide. Fortunately, Christine saved her life. She learned that she was carrying the professor’s child. Danny Romalotti wanted to raise the baby with Traci, so they married, but she had a miscarriage when Patty Williams shoved her down the stairs.

Traci didn’t have much of an interest in the running the family business, and she set out on her own path and became an accomplished novelist. She spent years living in NY with her husband, Steve, but frequently returned to Genoa City to visit her relatives. The marriage ended due to Steve’s infidelity. Traci had a daughter, Colleen, with Brad Carlton. In 2003, when Colleen was 23, she was kidnapped by Patty Williams. Colleen fell into the lake during an escape attempt. She was rescued, but it was too late – she was declared brain dead. Traci took her daughter off life support, and her heart was donated to Victor. Traci has recently relocated to Genoa City, to help Jack care for their mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease.

Family – John Abbott Sr. (father), Dina Mergeron (mother), Jack Abbott (brother), Ashley Abbott (maternal half-sister), Billy Abbott (paternal half-brother), Eric Vanderway (maternal half-brother) Colleen Carlton (late daughter), Keemo Volien Abbott (nephew) Abby Newman (niece), Kyle Abbott (nephew), Cordelia Abbott (late niece) Johnny Abbott (nephew), Katherine Abbott (niece), Theo Vanderway (nephew)

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Biography – Zina W.

Zina W.


Zina Wyman has spent the past 30 years living in San Diego, California. Originally from Boston, she is a born and bred Red Sox fan. She graduated from the University of San Diego in 2001 – receiving a BA in History, and a paralegal certificate. Since 2001, she has worked for the indigent through legal non-profit organizations, in defense of civil rights. She is an avid photographer, having been taking photographs at San Diego Comic-con since 1999. Her favorite, taken quite by chance, and not very good, is of the late great Ray Bradbury. She also has worked as a photographer for corporate events. She loves to travel, and take photographs wherever she goes. If it were possible, she would live in Venice, Italy. When she’s not working hard in civil rights defense, she lives in a cottage surrounded by trees, with her husband, 2 cats and an old dog.

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Biography – Thane P.

Thane P.


I create, maintain, host and program websites for myself and also host sites for other people. I used to create sites and software professionally for clients, but I am finding working on my own sites more rewarding. I know many programming languages such as PHP and HTML. I also know some functions of batch which I use to automate tasks. I am the primary contributor to peoplewithdisabilities.com

I collect episodes of TV programs I watch, and some I don’t watch. My favourite prime time shows are House and Boston Legal. My other favourite ended series are Norm, Becker, Still Standing, Blackadder and Frasier. I like most types of music including old (Kenny Rogers) punk/rock (Simple Plan, Linkin Park) and sometimes listen to classical (Mozart, Beethoven) while I work on sites.

Thane works regularly for our site doing interviews and sometimes makes scripts and write articles. We’re grateful for his help!

He has a new interview site at tvcelebs.com!

Please visit his website at http://thanepullan.com!

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Biography – Nikky D.

Nikky D.


Nikky lives in Reading, PA. She currently works in the low-income department for the electric company. She loves TV, music, and attending soap events.

She joined the TV MegaSite in either January or February of 2003. She hosts our PC forum for us. She has also been known to help out with updates as a backup writer from time to time.

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Biography – Michele and Cheryl J.

Michele and Cheryl J.

Michele & Cheryl

Our names are Michele and Cheryl. We are twins sisters who work on the TV MegaSite. We’re from Newark, New Jersey. We’ve lived in New Jersey for the bulk of our lives. We’ve worked on the MegaSite for two years. We started out writing opinions for the MegaSite’s Passions page and then we became the managers of the page. We write opinions columns, winners and losers, countdown, nitpicks/flubs, moments, and lines of the week. We also write predictions, poems, and we put up quizzes. We gather news and scoops for the NBC newsletter, and we host the Days and Passions message board.

In our spare time, we like to listen to music, write, read, watch movies, use the computer, and shop. We love to watch Days and Passions. We have been watching Days for almost 15 years and we’ve been watching Passions since it debuted. We also write other columns for both shows at other pages. Maybe we should consider being writers on the shows. LOL! Since we enjoy writing about the shows so much, maybe we can become writers one day.

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Biography – Marlene S.

Marlene S.


I enjoy writing the “Days of Our Lives” opinion articles for this site. I live and grew up in Brooklyn, just like the book “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.” I did get a chance, when I was in college in my twenties, to live in upstate New York, in Poughkeepsie, for a while. I went to a community college there. I majored in the health care field and continued in that until I received my BS from St. Francis College in Health Care Management. I married on September 16, 1984 and had two children named Benjamin (who is now 27) and Natalie (now 17). They take up a good part of my life. Although I worked previously in the health care field, right now I am an Advertising Sales Rep for a magazine in Brooklyn as well as a Sales Representative in a Real Estate Company. I enjoy both part-time jobs.

In my spare time, I enjoy working out at a local gym, researching medical information on the internet, listening to music, and of course, shopping (as most women of my age do). Every ten years my hobbies change with the passing of time. I also have enjoyed taking courses either online or in an adult education program. I feel that the mind never stops working and has to be challenged. That is why I feel that keeping extremely busy and always wanting to learn new things will challenge my mind.

I also enjoy watching “Days of Our Lives” very much, when I have some spare time. I started watching the show 3 years ago and have not stopped. Some of the problems that the characters face are very similar to the problems and challenges that viewers face. I feel more involved with the show now that I can write these opinion articles about it. The most important feature that I have is that I enjoy talking to and working with people. I’m a people person and that gives me a sense of fulfillment.

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Biography – Krista C.

Krista C.


Krista interviews TV celebrities on the phone for us. She lives in Alabama with her husband. They have no children but they do have a 4-legged furbaby named Luke.

Krista is active in animal rescue and loves all animals, dogs being her favorite. She is a Christian and loves Jesus very much. She is Baptist by denomination.

She also loves music and singing, movies, and of course, TV! She also enjoys a good book and spends a lot of time with friends on the internet.

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Biography – Karl K.

Karl K.


Karl is a 28-year-old that enjoys hiking, exploring, spelunking, kayaking, travelling, and brewing beer. He hosts movie nights at his home theater and prefers sci fi, horror, dystopian future, revenge, and zombie movies.

His favorite television shows are Star Trek, Stargate, and Game of Thrones.

Karl lives in the San Diego area and takes many great photos at San Diego Comic-Con every year.

Just some of Karl’s work on our site:
San Diego Comic-Con Photos
Primetime Articles
Older Primetime Reviews
Older Primetime Articles

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Biography – Jim W.

Jim W.


Jim Wadman is a fan of both fiction and reality. He thinks that literature and like creative arts can elevate and alleviate the human condition, even if they do so by doing nothing more than reminding us that we are human and that others feel like us, that transitory beauty is worth enjoying, or that we have a universe of opportunity for growth and adventure.

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Biography – Jake G.

Jake G.


Jake Glazier is a writer, editor, and contributor to The TV MegaSite. Born in San Diego (but raised in Northern Minnesota), he has returned to San Diego because he does not appreciate the Fargo accents, snowmobile gang rivalries, and arctic winters.

With a background in broadcasting and audio production, Jake has recorded commercials for several car dealerships and casinos. He spends his days eating burritos and his nights producing magical content for SoundCloud under the moniker “Your Text Spoken“. Your Text Spoken is his whimsical audio empire and Jake has been labeled “The Voice of Twitter”. This dude takes funny tweets and converts them into mp3 files. He records the voice-overs in an effort to entertain the masses, take the internet to the next level, and gain employment by Cartoon Network.

Does Jake love television? Damn right he does. You could even say he loves it in a Mega way… TV MegaSite is a nice place for him, and it’s a nice place for you, too. Thanks for stopping by.

Just some of Jake’s work on our site:
San Diego Comic-Con Photos
2018-2019 TV Reviews
Older TV Reviews
2015-2018 Older Primetime Articles

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Biography – Eva D.

Eva D.

Eva Diaz

Eva has been working for the TV MegaSite since July 2001. She began writing Updates for As The World Turns, All My Children, and sometimes Guiding Light, before they were canceled.  Now she does short recaps and best lines for Y&R. Eva also occasionally does television reviews. Eva enjoys watching General Hospital and Young and the Restless as well as reading mysteries, watching mysteries, listening to music and computing.

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Biography – Danielle L.

Danielle L.

Danielle has been working on the site since May of 2003. She started out on the site doing updates, recaps, and best lines for Days of Our Lives but has since moved on to running the primetime forum

Danielle lives in Maryland. She enjoys cruising, reading, watching television, and playing trivia games. Danielle loves sharing her stories and photos in her new travel blog. She hopes to one day achieve the dream of getting paid to travel by writing for travel publications and media.

(Danielle no longer works for our site, but we value her major contributions!)

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Biography – Christine R.

Christine R.

Hi, I’m Christine, and I wrote updates for “General Hospital.” Now, I’m writing those for “The Young and the Restless.”

I live in upstate NY, and love watching soaps, baseball, reading, skiing, and spending time outdoors with my family and friends. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Genetics and am planning on getting an advanced degree in the future.

(Christine no longer works for our site, but we value her major contributions!)

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