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Bo Brady Profile


Bo Brady Profile

Peter Reckell

Courtesy: NBC/Mitchell Haaseth
Quick Take:

The love child of Caroline Brady and Victor Kiriakis, Beauregard Aurelius Brady was raised as Shawn Brady’s youngest son. The character, created under Days of Our Lives head writer Margaret DePriest, road into Salem on his motorcycle in 1983. Bearded and wearing a leather jacket, he wasn’t your typical soap opera hunk. Nevertheless, the rugged young rebel quickly became the show’s most popular anti-hero to date.

Played by:

Peter Reckell (1983 to 1987; 1990 to 1992; 1995 to Present)
Robert Kelker Kelly (1992 to 1995)

Family Ties:

Bo has five half siblings: Roman, Kimberly, Kayla, Isabella and Philip, and two adopted brothers: Frankie and Max.

My Wives and Kids:

Twice divorced from Billie Reed, they have a daughter, Chelsea. Bo is happily married to Hope Williams. They have a son, Shawn, and a daughter Ciara. Their middle child, Zack, was killed as a toddler.

Hello Salem, Hello Hope

Upon arriving in Salem in 1983, Bo quickly caught the eye of spoiled little rich girl, Hope. Despite her father Doug’s objections, the pair couldn’t stay away from each other. Bo finally admitted his love for Hope on the night of her 18th birthday. They were about to consummate their relationship, when Doug burst in and had a heart attack. A guilty Hope vowed to stay away from Bo and started dating slimy DA Larry Welch.

Once Doug and Julie left for Europe, Hope gravitated back to her true love. But Bo, who was working undercover to help solve the Salem Strangler case, feared for Hope’s safety and pushed her away. Hope turned back to Larry and they planned to marry, but on the day of their wedding Bo raced in, snatched the bride, and took off with her. He explained why he’d pushed Hope away, and they reconciled. Larry, however, had Hope kidnapped and forced her to end things with Bo and marry him, threatening to harm her family if she didn’t. The union was short-lived.

Bo and Hope began meeting secretly, eventually going off on an adventure to New Orleans, where they finally made love. Eventually, they headed to London on another adventure to track down The Dragon. Bo and Hope ended up marrying there in a lavish ceremony on May 23, 1985.

Upon returning to Salem, Bo was stunned to learn crime lord Victor Kiriakis was his biological father. He and Hope briefly moved into the Kiriakis mansion, where tensions ran high. Amid all the drama and stress, Hope miscarried the pair’s first child. Fortunately, she got pregnant again. Nine months later, Bo and Hope welcomed their first son, Shawn Douglas. The couple decided to leave Salem with their new baby and set sail around the world.

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