Full detailed profile on Brian Wheatley Played by Laurence Lau on As the World Turns Daytime Soap Opera.
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Actor: Laurence Lau
Who played Brian Wheatley over the years
Laurence Lau (August 18, 2008 - January 14, 2009)
Useful information on Brian Wheatley
*Brian Wheatley is a non-profit expert; he runs Luke's charitable organization.
Current:Executive Director of Luke Snyder's Non-Profit Organization
Brian Wheatley arrived in town after Lucinda Walsh called him about Luke's charitable organization. He and Luke hit it off because they had similar ideas for the non-profit organization. At Lily's for dinner one night, Brian insulted Luke by suggesting that he closet himself so that the non-profit wouldn't be affected by his gay lifestyle. Luke tried to make Lucinda fire him but Brian convinced her that Luke misunderstood.
He and Luke made up, although Luke remained suspicious of him. Brian also continued to flirt with Lucinda, who returned his interest. When Emma Snyder decided not to go forward with the farm project and instead of build a park, Brian helped organize a benefit to help out.
Brian learned that Lucinda had cancer and began to devote even more time to her. After she had her first surgery, she proposed to him and then he proposed to her. They got married but on the night of their engagement Brian followed a drunken Luke back to the Snyder Farm - and kissed him! Luke couldn't believe it and began to spiral out of control; Brian kept insisting that Luke imagined the incident but eventually he admitted the truth. He refused to admit he was gay, though, and convinced Luke to keep his secret. He made another pass at Luke the night of Jack Snyder's bachelor party, causing even more strife for Luke.
On New Year's Eve things came to a head when Luke kissed Brian! Noah saw it and punched Brian; he and Luke came up with a cover story - that Brian was mugged - to tell Lucinda. However, when Jade returned to town Luke told her everything and she spilled the beans to Lucinda!
Lucinda kicked Brian out.
Brian went to Noah for help in getting things back on track and was relieved to find out that Noah and Luke had made up. He returned to his hotel room but Noah thought something was up and called Luke. The two of them barged into Brian's room, thinking he was suicidal. They got him to admit he was gay and that relieved much of the pressure on Brian. Lucinda arrived and the two of them made peace. Brian left Oakdale.
Lucinda Walsh (married December 2008, divorced 2009)
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Lily calls Noah and they meet at the foundation offices. She asks for his help in reaching Luke but Noah doesn't know what to do. Just then Brian walks in the door! Lily explains that Lucinda and Luke weren't available but she was and they start the meeting. Noah calls Luke and he hurries over! The board member wants a more linear purpose to the foundation but Luke refuses. Brian backs him up and the backer walks out! Luke is thrilled. Lily invites Brian to the house.
Lily, Luke and Noah return to the house to see Lucinda. She is shocked when Brian walks in, too. Luke tells her how Brian helped them at the meeting and she sits down to talk with him. As they talk Brian suggests they get a businessperson to head the foundation; Lily says she might be the perfect fit! She says she'll only do it if Luke stays involved, too. He agrees. Noah leaves to study and Luke follows. Brian thinks this is a good idea but warns Lily that it won't be easy. He offers to help whenever she needs; she leaves. He asks if she's taking her vitamins and she says she is; he holds her hand and she gets a little weepy. He says he is only trying to make amends and then tells her about his new job in Minnesota. Lucinda is happy he came by. Brian brings up his sexuality and then asks if they can be friends. "I'd like that," Lucinda says, surprising him.
Brian walks into Worldwide and finds Lucinda shredding his papers! She says he deserves it; he asks if she can ever believe that he loved her. She picks up the trash bin, hands it to him and tells him to leave. He does. Lucinda is very sad. She calls Luke to tell him about Brian's appearance at work. She tells him to have a great day because now Brian is out of their lives for good! They hang up; Luke tells Noah how upset she sounded. Noah convinces Luke to go to Lucinda so they can start the healing process.
Brian shows up at Java and asks Noah to help him fix things with Luke and Lucinda; Noah says he can't fix anything and Brian realizes they are back together. This relieves Brian and he wishes Noah the best, saying now he can end this. Brian walks out.
Brian takes his trash bin to the room at The Lakeview. He packs his bags, crying, and then gets a bottle of pills from the dresser. Noah arrives! Brian won't talk to him. Noah calls Luke, says Brian is talking about ending things and has locked himself in his room. Luke says he'll be right there. He asks Lucinda to come but she won't. Luke gets to The Lakeview and barges into Brian's room with Noah. He sees the pills! Brian says the pills don't mean anything. He tells them he is fine and tries to toss them out but they won't leave. He says he can't live as openly as Luke and Noah and he is fine with that; Luke doesn't believe him. Noah tells Brian about his upbringing, saying he understands, and tells Brian to live his life. Brian won't listen. They keep trying to reach him but this only makes Brian angry. Luke keeps talking about Brian's pain and he angrily says, "Fine! You're right and I'm gay." Lucinda walks in, hears him and kindly says he did the right thing. Luke and Noah leave. Brian calls Caroline and they make plans to meet in the city. He tells Lucinda he feels so much lighter now; she is happy for him. He apologizes for the pain he caused; she tells him to be happy. "I was happy with you," he says, making her smile. She gives him back the engagement ring and says the same thing. He makes her promise to find real love again.