Full detailed profile on Philip Kiriakis Played by Jay Kenneth Johnson on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
Jay Kenneth Johnson (NBC)
Birthday: February 24, 1977
Shawn, Belle and Mimi make plans with Max in his car. Belle goes into the hospital to say goodbye to John before they kidnap Claire. Belle visits John and comments on how warm his hands are and how cold hers always are. She reminds him of when she was little. They used to go on walks together and he would let her place her hands inside his pockets. She wishes she could put her hands in his pockets and make everything better. "I can't," she cries. She tells him her plans to leave town with Claire. She tells him to wake up and tell her mom that she loves her. She says a quick goodbye and turns around only to find Marlena standing behind her. "What's going on?" Marlena asks. "Why are you saying goodbye to your father?" Belle explains what she's up to, to Marlena, who doesn't agree with her plans. Belle explains that Philip is taking Claire out of the country so she has no choice. Marlena realizes that her daughter has no other choice and with a smile asks, "How do I help?" The two start to cry and Marlena knows she'll miss Belle. Shawn comes to get Belle and Marlena makes him promise to take care of her girls. He does so and the two leave. Marlena turns to John and begs him to wake up. "I need you," she pleads. "Please! Oh, please wake up."
At the hospital, Shawn gets a call from Mimi. She tells him that Philip is there with Claire. He hangs up and hides in another room. Philip comes in and sees Belle and asks, "What are you doing here?" She explains that she is there to see her dad, and Philip apologizes for the situation and asks her not to give up hope. She asks why Claire is there and Philip lies. He says she has been sneezing and is there for an examination. She begs Philip to allow her to hold Claire, and when he finally does, she starts to walk away a little and then calls for Shawn. Shawn comes running out of a room and punches Philip in the face several times. He falls to the floor and Shawn yells, "Claire is my daughter. Leave her alone!" Belle and Shawn run out to the car and make a quick getaway! An enraged Philip runs to the car but Max takes off quickly.
Back at the Brady Pub, the award ceremony begins with Roman introducing Sami. He presents her with the award and she starts to cry, while everyone but Kate claps for her. Sami thanks her family for giving her a second… third and fourth chance, especially Lucas. She thanks him for giving her the strength to save him. Lucas and Marlena hug her and Kate comes to Sami with her hand held out. She tells her that she wants to move on from their past and start fresh. She and Sami shake hands.
Philip interrupts the festivities when he comes rushing into the pub yelling, "Where is she?" He demands that anyone who helped Belle and Shawn take Claire will all pay!
Philip and Claire visit at the mansion but are interrupted by Mimi. He lets her in and she tells him that Victor locked she and Max in an abandoned church. He tells her he's sorry to hear that but denies knowing anything about it. She thinks that he is cold and tells him that she's sorry for everything that he's been through. "I hope you don't treat all of your friends the way that you're treating Belle and Shawn," she says. Philip tells Mimi that when he enlisted, he was 'checking out'. His whole world fell apart and he vowed to change, and take care of his daughter. He knows Claire is not his biological daughter, but he loves her as though she is. Mimi thinks that Philip is cold like his father now. Philip doesn't think he is cold but does explain that he has learned a few lessons in life. He knows why she is there, he says. He thinks it's to alleviate her guilt (for lying to Shawn and Belle about Claire). He tells her, "You're as much to blame for what happened as I was," and says, "if it's anyone's judgment day, it's yours!" She goes to leave and accidentally drops Philip's backpack. She apologizes and picks it up, and finds airline tickets. She asks," You're planning to take Claire out of the country?" She's shaken up and stuttering but Philip remains cold and asks her to leave. He leaves to go change Claire.
Kate goes back to the mansion and notices the tickets to Brussels on the desk. She asks Philip, "You're leaving the country tomorrow?" Kate asks him to wait because she figures that he'll be granted full custody soon. He doesn't want to. He explains that he'll run the Titan offices from there and come back when he's sure that he has full custody!
In court, Victor introduces "Lt Philip Kiriakis from the USA Marine Corps". Philip makes a spectacle of himself when he slowly removes all of the bandages from his face. Belle and Shawn are shocked to see his face and they object, "That's not Philip Kiriakis!". Victor reassures everyone that this indeed is Philip, and goes on to tell them the story about how he lost part of his face in the war. He grabs a file to show the judge that Philip has had extensive surgery, and says he also has DNA tests to prove that this is his son, Philip.
Back inside the courtroom, Philip tells the judge that he is Claire's legal father and that he has been keeping their relationship up as he recuperated. He feels that he has more to offer his daughter than Belle and Shawn. Shawn jumps up and starts to argue that Philip left town without a care for his daughter, but Dan holds him back. The judge orders Belle and Shawn to take a parenting class and better their lives within the next 90 days. In the meantime, he awards temporary custody of Claire to Philip! Claire will stay with Philip until then. Belle cries out and Shawn makes a grab for Philip but is held back. Court is adjourned for 90 days and they all go outside of the courtroom. Belle begs Philip to let her have Claire. When he refuses and makes his way toward the doors, "You can't do this you can t take my baby," she sobs.
As Mimi and Max stand outside the courtroom, waiting for court to be adjourned, they see Philip come out. They can't believe what they see. Mimi thinks that Victor must have had Philip hidden in his mansion this whole time! Bo and Hope are absolutely incredulous. They agree with Mimi and Bo says he also thinks that Victor orchestrated this entire thing, to make it a huge production. Hope wonders aloud what Victor is up to next.
Kate arrives at the courthouse and stops in front of Max and Mimi. Mimi asks her if she came there to gloat, but Kate acts innocent. Max accuses her of helping Victor kidnap him and Mimi, but she maintains her innocence and says that they are full of conspiracy theories… and that they will have to prove it. She says that once they have kids, they'll understand. She goes off to be with Philip, and Mimi tells Max that she's going to pay a visit to Philip.
Philip holds Claire in his arms as Belle comes out of the courtroom. She goes to him and begs him again to "Please don't take my baby, Philip!" Philip apologizes. This isn't the way that he wanted things, he explains. He leaves with Claire and his parents.
Shawn follows them and overhears Victor tell Philip" Now that we have Claire, I'll make sure that Belle and Shawn never get custody of her."
Victor admits that Shawn worked for EJ Wells, who is a known criminal, and they bring in Willow. She gets on the stand and tells the judge that it was obvious that Shawn never cared about Claire or how EJ made his money. She mentions that Shawn never mentioned a daughter but cared only for his new sports car. Shawn and Belle get up and yell at Willow, in anger, and tell the judge that she set fire to his loft, after he dumped her. They produce a police report and Willow is asked to step down.
Willow leaves and Hope asks her what damage she has done. She says, "Only what Shawn deserved." She leaves and Marlena shows up again. Bo doesn't think Philip can win when he is 'hiding from the world'.