Full detailed profile on Dr. Wilhelm Rolf Played by William Utay on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
William Utay (NBC)
Dr. Wilhelm Rolf
Actor: William Utay
Who played Dr. Wilhelm Rolf over the years
William Utay (1997 - June 10, 2003, June 2007 - present)
Useful information on Dr. Wilhelm Rolf
* Rolf is not just your average henchman,he's a doctor, dentist, plastic surgeon, etc.
Current:Henchman for the DiMera Clan, Biochemist, Dentist, Plastic Surgeon, Jack of all trades!
Past: Henchman for the DiMera Clan, Biochemist, Dentist, Plastic Surgeon, Jack of all trades!
Dr. Wilhelm Rolf was introduced to the show in 1997, when John, Hope Stefano and Kristen traveled to Stefano's jungle compound, where Rolf was creating a cure for Roman Brady, who had been poisoned. They had to work quickly, and during their time in the compound, Hope kept having memories of being Princess Gina. It ended up that once made, the cure was lost and John and Hope had to bear the jungle a while longer in order to get an orchid for another cure. A cure was made and Roman was fine.
Rolf had worked for Stefano and the DiMeras many times, but was rarely seen by most of the other Salemites. He worked with Bart, who was a henchman for the DiMeras and who did Rolf's bidding as well. Rolf had helped create the secret room with which to hold crazy Susan, but ended up holding Marlena and Kristen when Susan locked the two in! Rolf is a surgeon and a biochemist, among other things, he's a dentist and a plastic surgeon.
Dr. Rolf's family was shown when his niece Marlo, the alcoholic was pregnant and came to town. Rolf convinced Marlo to give her child up to Lexi and Abe Carver when they couldn't have kids of their own. Stefano of course had a plan to switch Marlo and Hope Brady's child when they both gave birth so he could find out if Hope's child was his or Bo's baby. (For when she was Princess Gina, they'd been intimate.) Marlo ruined the plan and during an argument with her uncle, she fell down the stairs of the DiMera mansion and broke her neck. The babies were switched and later on Stefano was found out!
Rolf had a hand in turning Hope into Princess Gina the few times it happened, and during the last time he tried to switch her mind, he almost killed Barb Reiber, Glen Reiber's wife.
Rolf created the Gemni twins, with Kate and Roman's egg and sperm and they were brought to Salem in pods, containing teenage twins, Rex and Cassie. The twins were programmed to kill anyone who came near the DiMeras, but later we found out that Rex and Cassie's parents were not Tony and Marlena but Kate and Roman, as Stefano tried to make them believe.
Rolf became a bioethics professor at Salem U in order to keep an eye on the Gemni twins and before Roman could get this out of the evil Dr.Rolf, he perished when a crate at the docks fell on him.
With Stefano DiMera's return to Salem, Rolf also returned to help Stefano cause trouble. When John Black was presumed dead after he was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, Rolf worked with Stefano to re-program John to complete a new "mission." Rolf stayed by Stefano's side until Stefano was injected with a drug that left him to vegetate in a catatonic state. When John Black discovered that he was a DiMera, he claimed the DiMera estate and made Rolf his butler. To his dismay, Rolf could no longer perform any science experiments, but was reduced to a butler, babysitter, and cook. Marlena sought after Rolf's help to fix a disk that held John's memories, insisting that Rolf knew how to get the old John back, but Rolf refused because he feared for his own life.
Rolf was pleased when Stefano came out of his coma and reclaimed his empire. He continues to serve Stefano in his missions.
Marlo Ungerschterner (niece - deceased)
John Thomas Brady Reiber (grandnephew)
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Stefano mumbles, "The pawn was made for sacrifice." Rolf arrives at the great room at the mansion and tells Stefano that John's brain is like a time bomb. Stefano's not happy with this. "Death is too easy, we have to see him suffer," he says. Stefano says that for the first time in a long time, the end game he's been playing has nothing to do with John. His brother's merely a pawn, and the plan he's devising will destroy Marlena, the woman he loves, once and for all.
Marlena arrives at the DiMera mansion. She asks about the disc containing John's memories. Stefano denies any knowledge of it and thinks she was hallucinating it. She tells him about John's seizure and says he needs help. "Don't we all," comments Stefano. She tells him to help his brother. Stefano says John's his half-brother. Marlena rants that all he likes to do is inflict pain and Stefano says they're a lot alike. She asks for Stefano to restore John's memory. If they don’t she's afraid he'll die. She reminds him he's a father and grandfather and has compassion. He agrees, when it comes to his heirs. She asks him to think about John's legacy but he says John's fate was sealed years ago and neither of them can do anything about it. Marlena angrily leaves the mansion and Rolf arrives and tells Stefano that he accessed University Hospital records and knows John will need to be reprogrammed as his pawn, at the precise moment. Stefano doesn't think they need him anymore. Stefano wants to find someone new to play with and to retire John.
Rolf arrives and tells Stefano he doesn't think it's prudent at this time to tell him that John Black will not be affective for long. He's entering a critical phase of his engineering. "Precarious, shall we say." It's only a matter of time before John will die, as his infrastructure overloads, says Rolf. Stefano realizes that's why John's having headaches.