Philip Kiriakis (Past) (as played by Kyle Brandt on Days of Our Lives)
Useful information about Philip Kiriakis (Past)
* Served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
* Married Isabella Black (January 3, 2005).
* Legal father of Claire although she is biologically Shawn's.
Who's played Philip Kiriakis (Past) over the years?
Jay Kenneth Johnson (2006 - present)
Kyle Brandt (2003 - 2006)
Jay Kenneth Johnson (1999 - December 2002)
Brandon Tyler (1999)
Shane Nicholas (1998)
Jonathan and Thomas Selstad (1995 - 1998)
Current and Past Occupation
Past: ISA Agent
Philip came into the world through the convolutions of the power struggle between Kate and Vivian. As the women struggled for a place next to Victor, they took drastic measures. When Kate sought to get implanted at a fertility clinic, Vivian managed to switch their embryo and be implanted with it herself.
As his parents battled over him, the young Philip rapidly aged into a high school student. He spent his time with rich kids Jan Spears and Jason Welles, tormenting Chloe Lane. The nasty games would stop for a moment when Philip, discovering more depth to her than he originally imagined, fell in love with her. Things got nasty again though when she accused him (falsely) of rape. He dumped her soon after, once her nude photos began to circulate in public.
Moving on with his life, Philip left Salem and joined the military. He soon returned to town to serve as the 'mystery hunk' in the Love is Blind contest. While back in town, his feelings for Belle Brady were soon reawakened. As they pursued a relationship, he continued his covert work for the ISA. Along with Tek, he worked to get the dirt on Tony DiMera. Eventually, he and Belle became engaged. They almost had to postpone the wedding when he was called to serve in Iraq. Instead, they rushed ahead and wed before he left.
While he was away, Belle couldn't help admitting to herself that she was truly in love with Shawn-Douglas Brady. Despite wanting to run off with Shawn, she had to stop herself after Philip lost his leg in the war. She became pregnant and Philip was ecstatic to have his own daughter. They began planning for more children and went to a fertility clinic. There was a mishap at the clinic however and she became pregnant with Shawn's child while Mimi became pregnant with Philip's. Soon, another fact would shake up his life. It came out that Shawn was Claire's biological father. He nearly broke down and ran off with Claire, refusing to ever let anyone take her away from him. After he settled down, he returned to Belle's side and promised to be there for her and her new baby. Sadly, things weren't working out for the young couple and they came to understand that neither of them were really happy in the marriage.
He left Salem, returning to combat. Soon, he returned, now unrecognizable thanks to the reconstructive surgery done to his face after it was seared by severe burns in Afghanistan. His father, Victor, tried to look after him and brought Claire to visit him on a regular basis. Victor bribed a judge to grant his son legal custody of the little girl, a move which would push Shawn and Belle to take Claire and go on the run. He followed them, first to Toronto and then onto a ship as they stowed away for Australia. Although he manged to get them confined to their quarters, they escaped and were presumed dead when their boat washed up smashed and covered in blood. Philip still clung to hope and joined forces with EJ Wells to track them down.
Philip had a change of heart when he was in a tsunami near Australia, with Shawn, Claire and Belle and now wants to make things right.
Flings and Relationships
Chloe Lane (dated)
Victor Kiriakis (father)
Kate Roberts (mother)
Isabella Toscano (paternal half-sister - deceased)
Bo Brady (paternal half-brother)
Austin Reed (maternal half-brother)
Billie Reed (maternal half-sister)
Lucas Roberts (maternal half-brother)
Rex Brady (maternal half-brother)
Cassie Brady (maternal half-sister)
Yurgos Kiriakis (paternal grandfather - deceased)
Sophie Kiriakis (paternal grandmother - deceased)
Alexander Kiriakis (paternal uncle - deceased)
Justin Kiriakis (paternal cousin)
Chelsea Benson-Brady (paternal half-niece / maternal half-niece)
Shawn Douglas Brady (Current) (paternal half-nephew)
Beauregard Isaac Theo Brady (paternal half-nephew - deceased)
Brady Victor Black (paternal half-nephew)
Will Roberts (maternal half-nephew)
Alexander Neil Kiriakis (paternal first cousin)
Victor Kiriakis, II (paternal first cousin by adoption)
Joseph Kiriakis (paternal first cousin by adoption)
Jackson Kiriakis (paternal first cousin)
Claire Kiriakis (legal father)