Full detailed profile on Wes/Richie Novak Played by Billy Miller on All My Children Daytime Soap Opera.
Actor: Billy Miller
Who played Wes/Richie Novak over the years
Billy Miller (August 2007 - August 2008)
Useful information on Wes/Richie Novak
*Wes works as a bartender at The Comeback.
Wes arrived in Pine Valley in 2007 and took a job at Krystal's new bar The Comeback. He immediately felt an attraction to Babe. Using that attraction, he began using Babe to get information about Pine Valley residents - specifically Annie Lavery. As Annie was being stalked by her unknown brother, it was learned that Wes is really Richie Novak!
Babe continued to defend Richie, even after learning that he was Annie's crazy brother. This gave him entrance into Pine Valley.
While trying to get rid of JR by stealing his car, Richie ran over Zach Slater and left him to die on the road. When a search for Zach began, Richie joined in. He found Zach and Greenlee Smythe in a bomb shelter but rather than trying to save them, Richie locked them in. Weeks later and near death, Aidan and Kendall found them. No one learned that Richie was behind the disappearance.
Richie soon learned that he had leukemia and that the only bone marrow donor was JR Chandler. Rather than asking JR to be the donor, Richie had him kidnapped and paid a doctor to steal JR's bone marrow. He tried to kill JR but JR escaped and made it to Pine Valley Hospital where the doctor's saved his life.
Zach finally put two and two together and figured out that Richie was the one who locked him in the bomb shelter when he overheard Richie in the Pine Valley Hospital. Zach had Richie arrested and then paid off a guard so he could beat Richie up. Richie was released on bail - paid by his sister Annie - and continued to wreak havoc on Pine Valley. He blackmailed Annie into paying his bail, saying he would tell Ryan about her pregnancy plans if she didn't pay up. Then, he kidnapped Babe so that he could convince her he loved her.
Greenlee and Kendall managed to find Richie and Babe at a secluded cabin just in time but when they weren't looking, Annie helped him escape. In the car on the way back to Pine Valley, Richie and Annie argued. Richie threatened to expose her again and while he was changing a tire on the car, she hit him with a tire iron, killing him.
Colby Chandler, Cassandra Foster and Dre Woods happened by soon after but they didn't see Richie's body in the road. They hit the body but kept on driving.
Richie's ghost began haunting Annie, trying to get her to admit what she did. Annie never admitted her guilt and Richie's ghost eventually left her alone.
Walter Novak (father)
Annie McDermott Lavery (sister)
Emma McDermott (neice)
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Kendall returns home to find Zach there playing with the boys. Rachael takes the kiddos upstairs. Zach and Kendall try to talk but both are uncomfortable. They are about to have wine when one of the boys cries; Zach goes upstairs. Seeing his coat on the sofa, Kendall caresses it and then holds it to her chest. She pours the wine and listens to Zach over the baby monitor. Ryan arrives! She tells him to leave but Ryan won't go. He apologizes for what happened at Fusion, goes on about Connecticut and then kisses her! Zach sees them!
Annie is sleeping; she dreams of killing Greenlee. Later, she gets Emma ready for her day. Richie sits on the bed and harasses her about her plans for Greenlee. Annie tells him to shut up and when Emma gets worried, says things are going to be fine.
Petey sees Annie in the hall. She advises him again to go for Colby. Petey is still worried about his geeky look. Annie builds his confidence by saying he is strong and funny and that Colby would be lucky to have him. She kisses his cheek and goes to her room. Annie tucks in Emma, who is sleeping, and promises to make things right again. She puts pillows in the bed so everyone will think she is sleeping. She tries to load the gun but her hands are shaky. Richie appears to taunt her. She steadies her hands, loads the gun and slips out the window.
Annie arrives at Greenlee's and sneaks into a back area. She watches Greens with the gun drawn for a while. She is about to make her move when Tad arrives to see Aidan. Greenlee says he is gone. Tad leaves. Greenlee returns to her movie. Annie starts to make another move but Richie appears. She realizes she can't kill Greens in cold blood; Richie taunts her again. She points the gun at Greenlee. Richie keeps taunting her to pull the trigger but Annie hesitates time after time. She finally cocks the trigger but can't fire the gun! "Loser," Richie coos as Annie hides again. She has a cramp and falls to the floor. As a movie character screams, Annie tries to hold in her own screams.