Brad Snyder (as played by Austin Peck on As the World Turns)
Useful information about Brad Snyder
* Currently residing at Emma's Farm House.
* 1998 - Falsely admitted that he killed his father.
* 1998 - Scammed money from rich women.
* 1998 - Tried to keep money he found instead of turning it into police.
* 1999 - Told Carly that she had to marry him or he would blackmail her.
* Brad helped Carly keep her misdiagnosis a secret.
* Brad married Katie in 2008.
* Brad learned he had a teenage daughter, Liberty. He and Liberty's mother, Janet, had a one night stand in high school.
* To keep Liberty away from Parker, Brad set her up with Leo but Leo attacked her.
* Brad pushed Leo into the reservoir and lied to police about it, costing Jack his job.
Who's played Brad Snyder over the years?
Austin Peck (Jan. 2007 - December 24 2009)
John Loprieno (April - August 1999)
Roy Eudon (March - April 1999)
Nick Kokotakis (June 1998 - March 1999)
Current and Past Occupation
Current: Co-Host of Oakdale Now on WOAK
When Brad first came to Oakdale, his car almost hit Camille Bennett who had run onto the road without looking first. Brad tried to calm Camille down, and finally offered to take her anywhere she wanted to go. She accepted his invitation and got into the car. She confessed that she just found out she had cancer and couldn't bear going through the surgery. Nevertheless, she eventually went back. Brad went under the name of Brad Carter instead of Brad Snyder. When he first showed up, no one knew he was a Snyder. He befriended Lucinda Walsh and Ben Harris, which was Camille's fiancee at the time.
He couldn't hide his identity any longer, and it was soon discovered that he was a Snyder. He made his way back to the farm where he saw Julia Lindsey, who was Jack's girlfriend at the time. Jack came in while they were talking. Jack didn't like Brad too much because he blamed Brad for his father's death. He was also known to take money from women who were rich in order to fill his own pockets. Later, Camille told Jack that Brad had confided in her about the accident that claimed the life of their father. Brad wasn't the one driving drunk that night. It was their mother, Deloris. A little while later, Deloris showed up at the Snyder farm for a visit. While she was there, Jack witnessed his mother drinking a lot. He wanted to confront her but Brad told him to wait. Jack found the perfect opportunity one night to question his mother about the accident. As he started to ask her, Brad came in to stop him. Deloris went ahead and confessed to drinking and driving that night, and killing their father as a result. Jack was shocked that Brad would take the rap for his mother.
The more time Brad spent around Camille, the more he found himself attracted to her. Brad asked her to marry him, but she gently turned him down and they decided to go their separate ways. He then set his sights on Carly Tenney, who was just as wild as he was, and willing to go to extremes for money. Carly found herself falling for Brad's brother, Jack. Carly's sister, Rosanna had made a deal with her. Carly had one year to marry and have children by her husband in order to receive a large sum of money. She managed to marry John Dixon before the year was up, and she also found herself pregnant. She passed the baby off as John's, but it was actually Hal Munson's. The secret was kept even though she and John divorced. Brad knew that Hal was the father and that Carly never wanted that secret to get out. Therefore, he told Carly that if she didn't marry him, then he was going to tell the truth. Carly married him but she was determined that they would never be in love. She still had feelings for Jack and decided to pursue them. Brad found himself falling for Carly. She asked Brad for a divorce in exchange for five million dollars from the money that Rosanna was going to pay her. Brad confessed to Carly that he had fallen in love with her, but agreed to the divorce as long as Carly slept with him one time. Carly made him aware that she didn't love him, but agreed to sleep with him the one time. After the divorce papers were signed, he wanted his money. Carly went to collect but Rosanna refused to give her half-sister a dime of it. Brad was furious! Out of revenge, he made a public announcement at Hal and Barbara's wedding reception that Hal had a son, Parker. Soon after, he left town, but not until after he slept with Rosanna.
Brad came back to Oakdale in January 2007 as the co-host of Oakdale Now. He was first to learn that Carly was keeping her mis-diagnosis a secret. He helped her keep the secret, hoping it would break up Jack and Katie so that he could win Katie's heart. Jack and Katie were broken up but she resisted Brad's charms until the spring on 2008 when she finally admitted her true feelings. Unfortunately Katie's ex, Mike Kasnoff, returned to town and threatened to throw a wrench in the wedding plans. Katie stood by Brad and they were married.
Soon after their wedding, a young girl arrived in town and announced that she was Brad's daughter! Turns out his one night stand with Janet Ciccone resulted in Liberty's birth; he was determined to be the best dad in Oakdale but made many mistakes. Liberty became close friends with Parker Snyder and then they had sex. Brad was incensed when he learned of it and was determined to keep them apart. He enlisted the help of Leo, a WOAK intern, but Leo attacked Liberty. When Brad learned of this, he went after Leo and pushed in into the reservoir to scare him. Leo hit his head; Brad pulled him out of the water and performed CPR. Leo was in a coma for a few days and when he woke, he didn't remember anything. Brad decided to keep his part in the accident a secret even though Jack, Janet and Katie told him to come clean. He refused and convinced Jack to get rid of any evidence connected to him. Jack did it but couldn't stand what he did and quit his job. Brad finally told the truth and faced jail time.
As Brad tried to move on with his life, he and Katie started trying for a baby. There were many misfires and disappointments before she managed to successfully carry a child to term. Unfortunately, she ended up being caught up in the battle between Henry and Ralph and Brad rushed to save her. Jack accidentally shot him when he rushed to the rescue. Brad's ghost stuck around town for a few months though. He haunted Henry and tried his best to communicate with Katie. Finally, Santa Claus let him have his body back for one night, which he spent with his wife and son, before finally moving on to the after life.
Flings and Relationships
Bert Snyder (father - deceased)
Dolores Snyder Pierce (mother)
Jack Snyder (brother)
Sage Snyder (niece)
Harvey Snyder (uncle - deceased)
Emma Snyder (aunt)
Henry Snyder (uncle - deceased)
Elizabeth Snyder (aunt)
Seth Snyder (cousin)
Iva Snyder Benedict (cousin by adoption)
Holden Snyder (cousin)
Caleb Snyder (cousin)
Ellie Snyder (cousin)
Meg Snyder (cousin)
Josh Snyder Stricklyn (cousin by adoption)
Matthew John Dixon (first cousin)
Lily Walsh Mason Snyder Grimaldi Snyder (first cousin)
Rose D'Angelo (first cousin by adoption)
Abigail Williams (first cousin)
Aaron Snyder (first cousin)
Luke Snyder (first cousin)
Faith Snyder (first cousin)
Natalie SnyderF (first cousin)
Ethan Walsh Snyder (first cousin)
Liberty Ciccone (daughter, with Janet)