RYAN’S HOPE’s Dakota (Christopher Durham, l., pictured with on-screen brother Malcolm Groome, Pat) was the product of Johnny’s extramarital affair; he came on the scene in 1985.
In 1982, GUIDING LIGHT’s Vanessa (Maeve Kinkead, pictured in 1996) discovered that her father, Henry, was secretly also the bio pop of Quint (Michael Tylo) — and promptly blackmailed her new sibling with the intel.
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Edmund (John Callahan, l.) landed in ALL MY CHILDREN’s Pine Valley in 1992, bent on proving that he had been sired by the late Hugo Marick, Dimitri’s (Michael Nader) pop. He eventually got confirmation and developed a brotherly relationship with Dimitri.
In 1994, ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s Tina (Krista Tesreau) worked with David (Tuc Watkins, l.) to pass him off as the illegitimate son of her late father, Victor Lord, and heir to a nearly $28 million fortune — but much to their dismay, the real heir proved to be Todd (Roger Howarth).
In 2009, AS THE WORLD TURNS’s Henry (Trent Dawson, r.) was thrown for a major loop when his mom, Audrey (Lynn Herring), revealed that his birth father was the notorious James Stenbeck (Anthony Herrera).
DAYS’s John (Drake Hogestyn, r.) got a big shock in 2015 when he learned that he was newcomer Paul’s (Christopher Sean) bio dad.
Since moving back to Los Angeles in 2009, B&B’s Bill (Don Diamont, r., pictured in 2013) discovered not one, but two illegitimate sons — Liam (Scott Clifton, l.) and Wyatt (Darin Brooks).