Full detailed profile on Dallas Griffin (Past) Played by Duane McLaughlin on As the World Turns Daytime Soap Opera.
Dallas Griffin (Past)
Actor: Duane McLaughlin
Who played Dallas Griffin (Past) over the years
2006-February 2007: Duane McLaughlin
Useful information on Dallas Griffin (Past)
* Currently resides with his Aunt Jessica Griffin.
Current: Detective at Oakdale Police Department
Past: Police officer at Chicago Police Department
After being transferred from Chicago, Dallas came to Oakdale. He was able to stay with his aunt, Jessica Griffin. Jessica was best friends with Margo Hughes. One day he went to Margo?s looking for his aunt and Maddie Coleman was there. He instantly recognized her from being on the police force in Chicago. Maddie recognized him too and thought that maybe he was stalking her. She was also afraid of her secret getting out in Oakdale. He told Maddie that he wasn?t following her and that he was looking for his Aunt Jessica. He explained to her that he had been transferred from Chicago to Oakdale to serve on the police department.
At this time, Maddie was acting suspicious to everyone. Lia McDermott had been murdered and all fingers were pointing at Maddie, since Lia was killed while on a date with Casey. During questioning, Maddie confessed to sneaking out of her sister Eve?s house and going to a frat party. While at the party, she was raped. This is where Dallas comes into the picture, because he was the officer on duty that night. Maddie was still the suspect, especially when other teens were murdered while around Maddie. Dallas believed that Maddie was innocent but didn?t know how to prove it. Later, Maddie confessed to Margo that she wasn?t raped at the frat party but by her brother in law, Louis Browning. Dallas was upset that he didn?t investigate Maddie?s case further, and blames himself for not suspecting a family member.
Eve Browning, Maddie?s older sister, was the one who killed all the teenagers at Raven Lake. She was jealous of Louis?s obsession with Maddie and wanted Maddie to pay for it. She wanted everyone to think that Maddie killed all of those teens. Dallas made peace with his mistake and remained on the Oakdale Police Department where he is still an important police officer protecting Oakdale citizens.
Lamar Griffin (father)
Ward Griffin (grandfather)
Louise Griffin (grandmother)
Fiona Griffin (aunt)
Jessica Griffin (aunt)
Carl Griffin (cousin)
Leon Griffin (cousin)
Bonnie McKechnie (cousin)
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At Margo and Tom's place, Maddie attempts to throw any evidence of the crime away, but when she opens the door to take out the bag she's greeted by Dallas! He apologizes for startling her and she lets him know that if he's looking for Margo, she's not there. He invites himself in and discloses that Casey sent him to check on her. She assures him she's fine, but he reports that when he left the station Margo went back in to talk to Casey. "Maddie, what's going on? Did something else happen?" he asks. She claims she doesn't know what he means. He clarifies that Margo always goes by the book and there has to be a good reason for her to pull Casey from his cell. She states that Margo's just worried about Casey.
Later, Maddie shows Dallas the door and thanks him for stopping by. Dallas grabs the bag of trash for her and deposits in the trash can on his way out.
At the station, Henry is surprised when he learns Katie was the one who bailed him out of jail. He asks why she bailed him out. She says she had to do something with all that royalty money from "Oakdale Confidential," and she thought Maddie could use a break. He says it must have cost her a pretty penny. "Every last one," she replies. He can't believe she helped him after what he did, but she says she thought a lot about that, but she says mostly she thought about what he said to her, and she admits it was true. She goes on to say she doesn't agree with what he did, but she understands. He asks her to help him understand it, because he says he can't see it. She says Simon's his friend, and she should have never asked him to turn his back on him for her. She goes on to say it wasn't fair and she almost lost him because of it, and she never wants that to happen again. "You're never going to lose me Bubbles," he replies. "Good, because I expect you to pay me back," she smiles. "Not with interest I hope." She says no.
Dallas approaches letting Katie know that an ambulance was called to her sister's house. When she asks if Margo's okay, he says it wasn't for her, it was for Tom!
Emily arrives at the station to talk to Jack, but when Dallas informs her that he's out of town. She says she needs to talk to somebody, then confides in him. She tells him Craig has kidnapped her son. He asks if she has any proof, but she says she doesn't. When Dusty arrives, she expresses that she believes Craig is the reason Daniel's missing. She goes on to tell him about Tom, then sobs saying she doesn't think she can do this by herself. He puts his arm around her to comfort her, then he asks if she's sure Craig is behind Daniel's disappearance. She expresses that no one's taking her seriously. She says they all think he's just missing. "You want some help?" Dusty offers. "You'd do that?" "Yeah, I'd do anything to stop Montgomery from hurting another kid." She nods, accepting his offer.