Full detailed profile on Shawn-Douglas Brady (past) Played by Jason Cook on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
Jason Cook (Jill Johnson/JPI)
Shawn-Douglas Brady (past)
Actor: Jason Cook
Who played Shawn-Douglas Brady (past) over the years
Noel Bennett Castle (April 1987)
Useful information on Shawn-Douglas Brady (past)
* Father to Claire.
Current: Mechanic at Max Brady's garage
Past: Courier for EJ Wells
Past: Legal assistant for Mickey Horton
When he was young, Shawn learned how to fend for himself, a skill that he seemed to inherit from his parents. He was kidnapped by Stefano, as part of the lengthy DiMera-Brady feud, but escaped without great difficult. He achieved this feat once again after he was sent off to boarding school. The sense of adversity went a long way in shaping his rebellious attitude and helped him develop an even handed relationship with his father when they sought to track down his real mother.
Entering into high school, Shawn found himself consistently challenged by two people: Belle and Philip. As the two boys vied for her affections, they also began to vie for the affections of her friend Chloe. Although Shawn ended up winning Belle over, it was not to last. During a trip to Puerto Rico, Shawn became caught up in the search for Alice's missing ruby and, in the process, ended up involved with the highly troubled Jan Spears. She told him that she had been raped on the island and left pregnant with venereal disease. She begged him to pretend to be the father of the child to spare her the humiliation of the truth. Agreeing to help her cost him his relationship with Belle.
Jan soon left for Europe, however, but even with Philip out of town all the while, it was only months before Shawn and Belle began to gravitate back together. Although they continually came close, particularly after she learned the truth about Jan, the trust issues which have so often sabotaged their relationship continued to rear their heads. At the end of the school year, the relationship was put off once again when Philip returned and was paired off with Belle on the dating show Love is Blind.
Jan returned to Salem after her mother died. She sought therapy with Marlena, or so she claimed. In reality she had returned to take Shawn back. She abducted him and held him hostage in a cage, reminding him the whole time of how close Philip and Belle were becoming in his absence. As always, he managed to escape, but this time he bungled it, getting into a motorcycle accident on the way out. The crash left him with a form of amnesia and a desire to stick close to Jan. She continued to convince him that they were in love and even engaged. He fell out of her hands one night when she tripped and knocked herself out. He got away and she fled town for her crimes.
When Shawn was back to his senses, it was too late for him to stop Belle from marrying Philip. His feelings didn't go away, but this didn't stop him from assisting in Philip's rescue mission when he had gone overseas to fight. Realizing that, with the birth of Claire, Belle's daughter, it was over between them, he tried to move on with Mimi. They married after he got her pregnant.
Things got a lot stickier soon. Mimi had known all of this time that baby Claire was actually Shawn's child and not Philip's. After she lost their child, and Belle became pregnant with Shawn's child, thanks to an accident at the fertility clinic, he decided to end things with Mimi when her knowledge about Claire came out. Devastated by all of the deceptions, he drove a car straight through the wall of the Kiriakis mansion and told Victor, who had long known everything, that he was through with him and the rest of the family.
Things went down hill from there. Belle lost the baby she was carrying and, thanks to a miscommunication, Shawn thought that she wanted nothing more to do with him. Drifting around, he hooked up with Willow, an ex-prostitute, and they moved in together. Although, even with her, he still tried to pursue a relationship with Claire and looked for a flicker of acceptance from Belle. Down on his luck, Shawn decided to go to work for EJ Wells as a courier, a choice which Bo found highly objectionable.
In a last bid to turn his life around and get what he wanted, he left Willow and quit working for EJ. Willow promptly burned down their apartment and Shawn ended up living with his parents. This didn't stop him from trying to get Belle back, a move which further aggravated Philip who began to fight for custody of Claire. When he was awarded temporary custody, Shawn decided that it was time for him to take desperate measures. He and Belle kidnapped Claire and fled to Canada so that they could escape to Australia. At the time, Willow went to Philip and told him that she was pregnant with Shawn's child. She needed help and offered him to help track them down. Philip followed close behind, trapping them on the cruise ship. Unrelenting, Shawn, Belle and Claire took a plunge into the ocean, faked their deaths and washed up on a desert island. When Claire became sick, they escaped to another island to get her medical attention. They hid out there for awhile, Shawn and Belle argued about the state of their relationship the whole time, until Philip tracked them down to reclaim Claire.
Mimi Lockhart-Brady (estranged)
Bo Brady (father)
Hope Williams Brady (mother)
Zack Brady (brother - deceased)
Ciara Brady Brady (sister)
Chelsea Benson-Brady(paternal half-sister)
Victor Kiriakis (paternal grandfather)
Caroline Brady (paternal grandmother)
Doug Williams (maternal grandfather)
Addie Horton (maternal grandmother - deceased)
Yurgos Kiriakis (paternal great-grandfather - deceased)
Sophie Kiriakis (paternal great-grandmother - deceased)
Tom Horton Sr. (maternal great-grandfather - deceased)
Alice Grayson (maternal great-grandmother)
Sid Grayson (great-great-grandfather - deceased)
Abigail Grayson (great-great-grandfather - deceased)
Frankie Brady (paternal half-uncle by adoption)
Max Brady (paternal half-uncle by adoption)
Isabella Toscano (paternal half-aunt - deceased)
Philip Kiriakis (paternal half-uncle)
Roman Brady (paternal half-uncle)
Kimberly Brady (paternal half-aunt)
Kayla Johnson (paternal half-aunt)
Douglas LeCleir (maternal half-uncle)
Steven Olson (maternal half-uncle)
Julie Olson (maternal half-aunt)
Brady Black (paternal half-cousin)
Carrie Brady-Roberts (paternal half-cousin)
Samantha "Sami" Brady- Roberts (paternal half-cousin)
Eric Roman Brady (paternal half-cousin)
Rex Brady (paternal half-cousin)
Cassie Brady (paternal half-cousin)
Andrew Donovan IV (paternal half-cousin)
Jeannie Donovan (paternal half-cousin)
Stephanie Johnson (current) (paternal half-cousin)
Spencer Olson (maternal half-cousin)
David Banning (maternal half-cousin)
Alexander Kiriakis (paternal great-uncle - deceased)
Tommy Horton Jr. (maternal great-uncle)
Mickey Horton (maternal great-uncle)
Bill Horton (maternal great-uncle)
Marie Horton (maternal great-aunt)
Justin Kiriakis (paternal first cousin)
Sandy Horton (maternal first cousin)
Melissa Horton (maternal first cousin by adoption)
Sarah Horton (maternal first cousin by adoption)
Mike Horton (maternal first cousin)
Jennifer Horton-Deveraux-Brady (maternal first cousin)
Lucas Roberts (maternal first cousin)
Jessica Blake (maternal first cousin)
Scott Banning (maternal first half-cousin)
Alexander Kiriakis (paternal second cousin)
Joseph Kiriakis (paternal second cousin by adoption)
Victor Kiriakis II (paternal second cousin by adoption)
Jackson Steven Kiriakis (paternal second cousin)
Jeremy Jacobs (maternal second cousin)
Abigail Deveraux (maternal second cousin)
Jack Deveraux Jr. (maternal second cousin)
Nick Fallon (maternal second cousin)
Will Roberts (paternal first half-cousin once removed / maternal second cousin)
Claire Kiriakis (daughter with Belle Black-Kiriakis)
Unnamed Child (miscarriage - in vitro with Mimi Lockhart-Brady)
Unnamed Child (miscarriage - in vitro with Belle Black-Kiriakis)
Unnamed Child (currently expecting with Willow Stark)
Inside the Horton house, Maggie, Nick and Chelsea drink eggnog, while Julie and Doug put out Hors' D'oeuvres. Julie gives Nick a hug and then gives him a gift from his parents. They're still in France, but sent him a part he had wanted for his computer. He is thrilled to accept it and as he reads the card, he gets a little emotional. "I miss them so much," he says. Chelsea watches as he talks about his parents. She is feeling alone and upset and wistfully tells him, "I have all of these relatives who don't want to know that I exist."
Hope and Bo comfort one another as they think about Zack. Bo asks her to promise him not to go away with Lockhart.
Shawn, Claire and Belle arrive for Christmas celebrations as a family. They're greeted with hugs from all, and Claire is 'stolen' by Julie, for snuggles. Lucas drags Sami under the mistletoe as Belle happily looks on. She tells Shawn that she's happy that Sami and Lucas are back together.
Chelsea is happy and feels loved when Hope and Bo hug her. One by one, the Horton and Brady families put up their Christmas ornaments. Sami smiles when Lucas tells her that it'll be her turn next year!
Chelsea watches with tears in her eyes as an emotional Bo and Hope put up Zack's ornament together. She wants to leave, but Nick stops her. Bo says to Hope, "He'll always be with us." Hope tells Zack, "I'll love you forever." Chelsea goes to the tree to put up her ornament, but has a difficult time with it, when she stares at Zack's ornament. Hope notices this and sweetly holds Chelsea's hand as she puts up her ornament next to Zack's.
Maggie makes mention that there are family members who are no longer with them and ones who couldn't be here today.
Kayla and Steve are upset to find that Frankie can't make it home to find Max because he's stuck in an airport in Toledo.
Stephanie, Steve and Kayla leave for the Hospital in order to read the Christmas story to the sick children. Steve is nervous when he begins but doesn't get far in the book when he stops. "I'm sorry kids. I can't read this," he apologizes. He has to tell them the story in his own words. The children adore his version of the story, which is laid back yet interesting! Bo and Hope drop by the hospital as he finishes up. They love his version of the story, and Bo tells Steve that he is a hard act to follow. (He's to dress as Santa!) Kayla and Steve leave for the Clay Aiken concert as Stephanie, Hope and Bo stay behind. Shawn, Belle and Claire arrive at the hospital. Belle tells the children that Santa's coming soon, and shares Claire's story of when she was in the hospital last year. She asks the kids to stay strong and have faith that they'll get better. Dressed as Santa, Bo arrives. "Ho Ho Ho," he says, and gives out gifts to all of the children with Julie and Maggie's help!
At the Brady Pub, Lucas invites Sami skiing for New Year's Eve, Hope and Bo kiss, and Belle tells Shawn how good it feels to see his parents happy again!
Max and Mimi burst into the Pub and are happily greeted by everyone! Abby gets a hug from Stephanie, but Abby is heartbroken with the knowledge that Mimi and Max are together. Steph comforts her.
The Bradys' and the Hortons' all celebrate Christmas together. Caroline and Shawn Sr. kiss, Nick comforts a subdued Chelsea, Bo and Hope kiss, and Alice looks at Tom's picture and says, "Merry Christmas my darling Tom, and to all of us that we love near to us and that are far away, may the blessings be with you now and all the days of our lives."
John and Marlena get set to leave the country, but Bo has bad news. The storm is getting worse and they may not get clearance to get their jet off the ground. He thinks things over, remembering he has a friend with a single engine. They can borrow it to fly to Ottawa tonight! Stephanie hugs John for his brilliant idea, and before Marlena and John leave, John secretly asks Bo to handle Lockhart until he is back. Bo agrees to it as Lockhart watches Marlena and John leave. Bo sees Patrick and tells Hope, "Lockhart came back, after you told him to leave." He looks tense, as does she. Hope finds Patrick, and tells him she's off to the pub for a bite to eat. While she and Patrick talk, Steve admits to Bo that he feels a lot of pressure with the family watching 24/7, so Bo takes the hint, asking family to leave and give Steve and Kayla some space. Caroline agrees to go home to fix dinner for the family. Stephanie asks her dad to take care of her mom, to which he agrees.