Full detailed profile on Will Horton Played by Guy Wilson on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
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Actor: Guy Wilson
Who played Will Horton over the years
Guy Wilson - (Wednesday January 8, 2014)
Useful information on Will Horton
* Was Will Roberts until Lucas changed his name to Horton.
Current: Writer for Sonix/Writing "The Sami Brady" screenplay.
Past: Writer for True Vista
Originally, Will was thought to be the son of Lucas' half-brother Austin Reed and Sami. The confusion over his paternity led to custody battles that lasted over a decade. Through all of this, he was often used as a pawn for Kate and Sami in their battles over control, a situation that often put Will in an uncomfortable position.
As he grew up, he became aggressive at school, even hurting his cousin Abby on numerous occasions. He also became disrespectful and off-handed with his parents. Things got worse for him when both of his parents became suspects in the Salem Stalker case. While the stress of this seemed to bring his parents closer together and offered him hope of their reunion, it also made him suspect that his father had returned to his drinking habit. Amidst the chaos of Sami's love life, an embarrassed Will ran away from home when she jilted Austin at the altar. She and Lucas went on television pleading for his return, all the while believing that he had been abducted. He had only gone away for some time alone. He returned safely when he ran out of money to buy food.
He moved in with his father and grandmother when Lucas was on one of his many breaks from Sami. Lucas came to befriend Sami again, for the sake of their son, before their relationship once again escalated.
Will resided with his mother and father, who married, but when circumstances forced them apart, he moved to Switzerland to be with Uncle Austin and Aunt Carrie. He returned, February 2009, wanting his parents to get back together. By the time spring rolled around, Will understood it was not going to happen and was not happy when Lucas married Chloe. They butted heads and when Sami returned home from a stint in a safe house after finding Mayor Marino dead at the DiMera mansion, she had 'adopted' a baby - Grace. The child, unbeknownst to Sami, was switched at birth with Will's girlfriend, Mia's child, (who privately had a baby with Chad Peterson Woods before Will met her) and Sami brought her home. Mia came around to help Will babysit and bond with Grace. Soon, Grace contracted Meningitis and died and months later, Sami learned that Sydney was her child and Will's sister. Nicole, who had switched babies, kidnapped Sydney. This came as quite the shock and Will and Sami and the family bonded with Sydney once they got her back but that was short lived once EJ with Anna DiMera's help kidnapped Sydney and faked her death. This crushed Will and Rafe eventually learned the truth and EJ attempted to play the hero by bringing Sydney back to the family. Will moved into the DiMera mansion with Kate when he and Sami weren't getting along, when Sami and EJ started to bond over Sydney. Eventually Sami and Will mended fences and when Sami learned the truth about EJ kidnapping Sydney, she took the kids and left the mansion. Will witnessed Sami leaving the DiMera mansion soon after. She had shot EJ. Will kept her secret even as EJ badgered Will for the truth. Will never did reveal the truth. Since then, Will has been hanging out with Gabi Hernandez. They've started dating and have had sex, but Gabi can tell that something is going on in Will's head because he doesn't appear to want intimacy with her.
Will had started helping Sonny with his idea for a new school website, while trying to defend Sonny's homosexuality to his friend Tad. Eventually, Will started to deal with his own homosexuality. EJ blackmailed him into working for him. EJ would keep his homosexuality from everyone along with the knowledge that it was him, not Lucas who shot him from the public. Will did this for a time and seemed to enjoy the power and perks that came along with it. He eventually came out and quit working for EJ and began focusing on school. He started to date Sonny after finally being comfortable with being gay, though Lucas had issues with it. He had sex with Gabi one night when she needed comfort and he was coming to terms with his sexuality. He started to date Sonny after finally being comfortable with who he is, though Lucas had issues with it. Eventually, Lucas came around and his family was proud of him. Will learned Gabi was pregnant and they discussed abortion but neither could go through with it. Nick Fallon entered the picture and wanted to marry Gabi and bring up her kid as his but Will wanted to remain the child's father. Nick blackmailed Will into giving up his rights but in the end, Gabi found out and Nick relented. After, the trio moved in together, thus making it easier for them all to care for the child. During that time Gabi and Nick were intimate and she finally got him out of her system and life - or so she thought. Nick started to put her name in at modelling agencies across the USA and got her a job at Sparkle Modelling Agency without her knowledge. She didn't take the job which made Nick go a little nutty and they argued publicly about it in the Horton Square. He followed her to the woods and she fell and he got on top of her and started kissing her against her wishes. She grabbed the nearest rock and hit him in the head. Sami showed up just then and both thought he was dead. When Kate arrived after having heard the argument in the square, the trio decided to get rid of the body and dumped him in the river. Nick was still alive and gasped. He tried to hold on to Sami but she shrugged him off. He went under and they've been covering it up. Of course it is Salem and a soap, so Sonny overheard them discussing it, then Will, and Sami was forced to tell EJ.
Nick showed up, alive, at Arianna’s christening and seemed to draw Gabi back in despite everyone’s reservations, including Will. So when Sonny proposed, Will turned him down until they could put whatever was going on with Nick and Gabi behind them. Marlena was able to change his mind though, and Will said yes to Sonny on Valentine’s Day. They were married April 3, 2014 at the Kiriakis mansion, officiated by Marlena.
When Nick asked Gabi to make their custody arrangement with their daughter more official, Nick had her get one drawn up that gave Will minimal time with the baby. Nick threatened Will and Sonny about what Sami, Kate, and Gabi did to him in order to get what he wanted. Sonny stole a gun but Will found it and made him promise to return it to the Kiriakis mansion. So naturally, when Nick was killed just a few days later Will assumed Sonny had done it and confessed to the crime himself. Gabi eventually confessed and went to prison.
With Gabi locked up, Will and Sonny settled into a new normal with the baby. Sonny knew Will wanted to pursue writing and secretly asked Victor to get Will a job with one of Titan's magazines. They soon came calling with an assignment to cover Kate and Sami’s takeover of DiMera Enterprises – right at the same time Will agreed to stand up in Sami and EJ’s wedding. When it came out his friend Abigail Horton had slept with EJ, Sami went on a revenge rampage, so Will turned his article into a tell-all to teach her a lesson. Sami was livid and made sure Abigail was exposed as the unnamed mistress. Once published, everyone was mad at Will, but it didn’t stop him from writing his next tell-all, this time about Chad DiMera and his feud with EJ.
EJ was murdered while Will was working on his article, and before it went to print producers from Hollywood approached him and Sami about turning his expose about her takeover into a movie. Will decided to leave his husband Sonny for six months, and in October 2014 left for California with Sami and her kids. He returned to Salem a few months later, dumped by the studio.
Jackson "Sonny" Kiriakis (married)
Jackson "Sonny" Kiriakis Dating, living with.
Lucas Roberts Horton (father)
Samantha "Sami" Brady Roberts Horton DiMera Brady (mother)
William Horton (paternal grandfather)
Kate Roberts (paternal grandmother)
Roman Brady (maternal grandfather)
Dr. Marlena Evans - Black (maternal grandmother)
Thomas Horton Sr. (paternal great-grandfather)
Alice Grayson (paternal great-grandmother)
Shawn Brady (maternal great-grandfather)
Caroline Brady (maternal great-grandmother)
Frank Evans (maternal great-grandfather)
Martha Evans (maternal great-grandmother)
Sid Grayson (paternal great-great-grandfather)
Abigail Grayson (paternal great-great-grandmother)
Patrick Aloysius Brady (paternal great-great-great-grandfather)
Nora Molly Brady (paternal great-great-great-grandfather)
Rex Brady (uncle - half-sibling to both parents)
Cassie Brady (aunt - half-sibling to both parents)
Eric Roman Brady (maternal uncle)
Michael Horton (paternal half-uncle)
Jennifer Horton-Deveraux-Brady (paternal half-aunt)
Austin Reed (paternal half-uncle)
Billie Reed (paternal half-aunt)
Philip Kiriakis (paternal half-uncle)
Caroline Brady (maternal half-aunt)
Donald Jeremiah Craig Jr. (maternal half-uncle - deceased)
Isabella Black (maternal half-aunt)
Chelsea Benson-Brady (paternal half-cousin / maternal first half-cousin)
Claire Kiriakis (maternal half-cousin / maternal first half-cousin)
Jeremy Jacobs (paternal half-cousin)
Abigail Deveraux (paternal half-cousin)
Jack Patrick Deveraux (paternal half-cousin)
Grace Rafael Brady - Was thought to be sister, turned out she was Mia's child.
Alice (Allie) Horton - Sister
Johnny DiMera - Brother
Sydney DiMera - Sister
Arianna Grace (with Gabriella (Gabi) Hernandez Fallon)
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At Will's, he tells his grandmother that Sonny found out that he bribed his therapist. Marlena's aghast. He says Sonny was angry with him and when he blurted out that he cheated on him while in Los Angeles, things got worse. Will explains that a guy who was hired to help him with rewrites got close. The guy couldn't believe someone so hot, young, and talented was saddled with a husband and kid. Will now realizes the guy was working him but at the time fell for it. "It happened once and I regretted it two seconds after. I vowed to never let it happen again." Marlena reminds him he did let it happen again - with Paul. "So I'm a slut," Will says. "I can't stay faithful. Is that what you're saying?" She's not judging, just stating a fact. He needs to talk to someone about this pattern.
Back at Will's, he tells Marlena that Sonny's on his way home. She asks him to listen to what Sonny has to say before he speaks, then goes. He calls Kate for the scoop but she has nothing to report except that Sonny was with Paul before he headed home. Sonny arrives and Will jumps on him for being with Paul. Sonny says he wants to talk but this has nothing to do with Paul. Will professes his love. Sonny smiles. He believes him. They agree Will has made mistakes. Sonny admits he could have handled things better, too. He blames himself for some of the things that have gone wrong in their marriage.
At home, Will swears to Sonny he's not writing an article about Dr. Myers. Sonny's exasperated that his husband's lying once again and could tell from their first meeting that Myers had an ego. He thinks Will noticed as well and decided to influence the doctor. "Why are you so desperate to hang on to me?" Will professes his love for Sonny but Sonny doesn't think he's been acting like it. He called their life boring in Salem and ran off to California. Since he's been back all they've done is argue. "And then you slept with Paul to get a good story." Will says that's not why he slept with Paul. He did it because everything Sonny does is perfect and it feels like crap to know he's not at Sonny's level. Sonny gasps. He realizes Will slept with others in Los Angeles. Will denies it a few times and then finally comes clean. "It only happened once." Disgusted, Sonny walks out on him. Later, Will plays with Ari and cries that he can't lose Sonny.