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Profile of Philip Kiriakis


Profile of Philip Kiriakis

Jay Kenneth Johnson as Philip Kiriakis

Paul Drinkwater / Copyright 2008 NBC Universal

Portrayed by:

Jay Kenneth Johnson (January 2007-present, 1999-December of 2002)
Kyle Brandt (2003-2006)
Brandon Tyler (1999)
Shane Nicholas (1998)
Jonathan and Thomas Selstad (1995-1998)


February 21, 1995


Kiriakis Mansion

Past Occupations:

Former ISA Agent

Present Occupations:

Titan Industries
Kiriakis Shipping


Belle Black Brady (married in 2005, divorced in 2006, lovers in 2007)
Chloe Lane (dated 2000-2001, almost made love in 2007 and 2008)


Victor Kiriakis
Kate Roberts


Tyler Kiriakis (son with Mimi Lockhart, via surrogate Lauren)

Other Relatives:

Beauregard "Bo" Brady (paternal half-brother)
Billie Reed (maternal half-sister)
Austin Reed (maternal half-brother)
Lucas Roberts (maternal half-brother)
Cassie Brady (maternal half-sister)
Rex Brady (maternal half-brother)
Chelsea Brady (maternal half-niece)
Shawn-Douglas Brady (paternal half-nephew)
Brady Black (paternal half-nephew)
Isabella Toscano Black (paternal half-sister, deceased)
Justin Kiriakis (paternal cousin)

Character Description

Phillip Kiriakis entered the world in a most unusual way, Salem style. His biological parents underwent in vitro fertilization, only to have Kate's rival, Vivian Alamain, steal Victor and Kate's fertilized embryo and implant it in her womb. Vivian carried Phillip to term, but eventually lost the battle for Victor's heart.

Four years later, Phillip was SORASed (Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome) and showed up on the canvas as a spoiled rich teenager with a gambling problem. He was forced to enlist the help of his stubborn father's help. Victor refused to pay off his debts at first, but eventually complied when his son's life was threatened.

In high school, Phillip hung out with fellow rich buddies Jan Spears and Jason Welles. He was infatuated with friend Belle Black and made a bet with Shawn as to who would ask Chloe Lane, A.K.A. "Ghoul Girl," to the Last Blast Dance. Phillip lost the bet and thus was forced to ask Chloe to the dance. A skeptical Chloe accepted, and the night of the dance she accompanied Phillip in a long black cape with her glasses on, only to reveal in a sexy red dress how beautiful she was. Phillip was quite impressed with how she really looked. The two dated and eventually fell in love. The two almost ended up making love, but she put a stop to it and accused him of rape. They eventually ended up back together, but grew apart again when pranksters Mimi and Jan humiliated her by making it look as though she was involved in Internet pornography. Phillip was furious and lashed out at Chloe, believing she actually degraded herself to such levels. Chloe grew closer to Brady Black when Phillip took a class trip to Puerto Rico the summer of 2001. Brady and Chloe fell in love. Phillip attempted to win her back, to no avail. The love of his life was diagnosed with leukemia the following year. Both Phillip and Brady remained by her side throughout. Ultimately, Chloe chose Brady and pursued her love of opera singing.

A heartbroken Philip left town in 2002 and enlisted in the Marines. He came back shortly afterwards as the mysterious hunk and in the form of Kyle Brandt on the Love is Blind reality show. He was working undercover as an ISA agent with Tek Cramer and John Black in an attempt to bring Tony DiMera down. Eventually, he fell in love with good pal Belle Black with whom he had been spending more time with.

Although Belle was still in love with Shawn, Philip and Belle got engaged. Unfortunately, Philip was summoned to active duty in Iraq. The two married just before Philip was shipped out, despite Shawn's drastic attempt to stop the wedding. Philip was held captive, thanks to the workings of Tony DiMera. Belle nearly reconciled with Shawn, but then discovered she was pregnant while her husband was held hostage. Shawn, Brady, Lucas, and Rex organized a rescue mission and succeeded in bringing Philip home. However, Philip tragically lost his lower leg. He and Belle were reunited back in Salem and welcomed daughter Claire into the world.

Claire soon became gravely ill and in need of a liver transplant. She received one when Zack Brady tragically died. Kate, Philip's mother, soon discovered that Philip couldn't possibly be Claire's father, since Claire and Philip had indistinct blood types. She shared this secret with Victor, and the two agreed to keep mum for the sake of their son's happiness. Kate concluded that Shawn must be Claire's father. Incidentally, Shawn and Belle made love while unconcious in a barn, which ultimately produced Claire. The two didn't remember the incident, so everyone naturally assumed that Claire belonged to Philip. Philip and Belle later underwent in vitro fertilization, along with their married pals Shawn and Mimi. Due to the mixup at the lab, courtesy of the "gloved hand," Belle became pregnant with Shawn's child, and Phillip was expecting a baby with Mimi, via surrogate Lauren. Belle miscarried, and the big secret involving Claire's true paternity came out. Philip and Mimi decided to sign away their parental rights to the baby and terminate the surrogate agreement. Lauren agreed to terminate the pregnancy. A heartbroken Philip left town after finding out that his parents both knew about Claire all along and after Belle couldn't reassure him that they would live happily ever after.

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