Full detailed profile on Bo Brady Played by Peter Reckell on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.
Peter Reckell (NBC)
Actor: Peter Reckell
Who played Bo Brady over the years
Peter Reckell (1983 - 1987, 1990 - 1992, 1995- October 30, 2012.)
Useful information on Bo Brady
* Name is actually Beauregard Aurelius Brady.
Current: No job.
Current: Detective with Salem PD
Past: Police Commissioner at Salem PD
Past: Detective with Salem PD
Past: Police Captain with the Salem PD
Past: Bounty Hunter
Past: Police Officer
Past: Private Detective
Past: Merchant Marine
Bo Brady came to Salem as a leather jacket wearing, motorcycle riding middle class kind of guy! He fell for Hope Williams, who was from the other side of the tracks, and engaged to Larry Welch. Hope fell for Bo but married Larry briefly. Once divorced, she married Bo.
Bo always thought that he was completely a Brady, but found out that drug and crime lord, Victor Kiriakis, was actually his father, from an affair that his mother Caroline Brady had with Victor, years ago.
Bo and Hope tried to get pregnant while living in the Kiriakis mansion, however, the stress made Hope miscarry, then she became pregnant once again with Shawn-Douglas and they set sail around the world.
They wound up involved with evil Ernesto Toscano, and Hope ended up being caught in an explosion and presumed dead. A devastated Bo went back to Salem with Shawn to live and later was involved with Dr. Carly Manning. Carly had a son with Lawrence Alamain, who was also presumed dead. While she tried to commit to Bo, she ended up back in Larry's arms. They moved to Switzerland and Bo turned to Billie Reed. The two eventually married. However, Bo was not ready to be married. He still loved Hope, so Billie moved to Paris and gave him an annulment. When it turned out that Hope was alive, the two got back together. They didn't make it far after Hope stumbled in upon Bo and Billie in a compromising position. Nothing happened, but Hope didn't believe Bo and left him.
Bo and Billie went undercover and were involved in a drug smuggling case, after Shawn was shot by a drug dealer, J.L. King, and Bo and Billie had to marry in order to prove that they were on the up and up. During this time, Bo still loved Hope and held out that she'd come to her senses and trust him, and that nothing happened. Hope turned to Franco Kelly for comfort, and Bo thought that she had given up on him, so he made love to Billie, who had a stillborn baby in the Bayou, in New Orleans. Billie told Bo that she miscarried because of an argument that she and Hope had and the two were kept apart a while longer.
Bo tried to help Hope find out what she was doing all those years after the explosion, and they went to the Bayou and met 'Swamp Girl', whose name was really Princess Greta (the real Gina's daughter) who had the key to Hope's past. It turned out that Hope was brainwashed into thinking she was Princess Gina, who was an art thief and friend to Stefano DiMera. Gina and Hope switched places, with Gina faking who she really was. She shot Shawn D and found that Hope was in Europe, imprisoned with Stefano. She was pregnant! Bo married Hope, thinking the child couldn't have been his. It was John Black's child. The baby was switched at birth with Marlo's (Stefano's henchman Rauf's niece) sickly child, and Lexi Carver was given Hope's child to raise. Eventually the two found out and took their son from Abe and Lexi, while losing custody of J.T. to his biological father. Isaac was brought up with Hope and Bo.
When the Salem Stalker storyline came about, the two fought to find out who the culprit was. They became bounty hunters and eventually found that Billie knew that the Salemites were not killed but stranded on a replica of Salem, Melaswen (new Salem).
Upon their return to Salem, Bo found that his daughter Georgia was alive, not stillborn as he once thought. He and Billie went to search for the child as Hope and Bo's marriage was on the rocks. Once they found Chelsea, she turned to be a real bad apple. Chelsea went to great lengths to keep Bo and Hope apart and when Bo agreed to let Chelsea drive his car one night, she accidentally drove over her little brother, Zack. Hope and Bo fought over this for a while, and each lost in their own devastation, Hope turned away from Bo, and Bo seemed to have sided with Chelsea. When it was found that Chelsea was trying to keep the two apart, by intercepting emails from Bo to Hope, it was almost too late for them. Hope went to the arms of Patrick Lockhart. They made love and Hope became pregnant. Patrick paid off Dr. Bader to tell everyone that the child was his, but Bo and Hope's love was strong, and they started on the road to mend their marriage. When Lockhart kidnapped Hope, at EJ Wells' instruction, Bo found the two in an abandoned warehouse. Hope had gone into labor, so Bo and Patrick helped deliver baby (Ciara). Patrick came clean and told the pair that the child was Bo's baby!
Bo and Hope reunited and helped Shawn and Belle, who were on the run with their child, Claire.
After helping Shawn and Belle in their battle with Philip over Claire, Bo and Hope decided to investigate the root of the DiMera/Brady feud. They learned about Colleen Brady,Shawn's sister who had had an affair with Santo DiMera, Stefano's father. When Claire was kidnapped by Crystal Miller, Bo and Hope, as well as John, Marlena, Belle, Shawn, Philip, Chloe, Steve, and Kayla, went to Ireland to find Claire. They were surprised to meet an alive Colleen Brady, and learned that Colleen had Claire to protect her. Colleen revealed the source of the Brady/DiMera feud when she admitted to her affair with Santo DiMera. She also revealed that she was John's mother and that she was terminally ill. She died shortly after. While on the trip, Bo experienced severe back pain and his health deteriorated.
On the way home from Ireland, Bo and Hope, as well as everyone else flying back, faced a traumatic plane crash due to plane sabotage. Bo's health deteriorated further during the ordeal on the plane. His father, Shawn Brady Senior, died as a hero on the plane.
Upon his return to Salem, Bo was immediately hospitalized and tests revealed that his pancreas was shutting down. Victor flew in a specialist, Dr. Jonas, who revealed that Bo's only chance at survival was a risky pancreatic transplant, but they needed a donor. Bo's family and friends were tested, and Chelsea was revealed as the perfect match. With his family and friends by his side, Bo underwent a successful surgery and was able to attend his father's funeral. Bo also wished his son, Shawn, and Belle a safe trip as they left Salem to sail around the world.
With his health back on track, Bo returned to work. He investigated the Paul Hollingsworth case, in which he found evidence (a tape) incriminating his brother, Philip. When Victor suffered a stroke, Bo decided to withhold this evidence, as per Victor's bedside request. This weighed heavily on Bo's conscience, especially since he kept it from Hope. Bo surprised Hope with a beautiful ceremony to renew their wedding vows. This ended in Bo being arrested for corrupting evidence. Eventually Bo was cleared of the charges. With Stefano back in Salem, Bo returned to work.
Upon Abe's recent election as Mayor, Bo was named the new Police Commissioner of the Salem PD. He and Hope are now working together to solve the murders of Dean Trent Robbins and ex-Mayor Marino. The mystery was solved when the killer came looking for Sami, who was hiding out in a safe house with FBI agent, Rafe Hernendez, after witnessing the murder of Mayor Marino. Since then, Bo has started having visions about something happening to those loved ones around him, since falling off a ladder when putting up the star on the Christmas Tree. He saw Theo falling down the stairs at the DiMera mansion and acted on it quickly, getting there just after it happened, he saw Hope with another man, Roman, in bed, but that vision turned out to be a partial truth when Roman was with Hope in a hotel room, in a police sting. He recently had another vision of Ciara getting lost in the woods. He stopped having visions and Ciara was kidnapped by a new cop to Salem PD. Hope and Bo disagreed about how to handle the crisis and once they found Ciara, they separated. Carly Manning returned to Salem and he and Carly got back together. They live in Bo's house while Hope moved to the Kiriakis mansion. Bo and Hope went through difficult times apart, especially Hope, who turned to drugs to help her sleep. The medication though, made her psychotic and she went around mugging the men of Salem. She attempted to kill Bo, but he caught her and videotaped her confessing to her crimes. She awoke the next day and turned herself in with Bo's help. He promised to stick by her. She went to jail and he's busy trying to help Ciara get through her mom being away. He and Carly have broken up. Bo learned that there was something going on in the prison and helped Hope escape. They're on the run, but warden Jane has captured him. Hope and Carly saved them and the warden and Jane went to jail, along with Ben. This pushed Hope and Bo together and he dumped Carly for Hope. Ciara soon ran away after thinking they'd be better off without her but she was found the same day by a prostitute and by RoboRafe the Rafe impostor. Bo continued working on the prostitution cases with Hope.
Once the prostitution cases were solved, Bo and Hope continued working together on other cases, including Johnny DiMera's alleged kidnapping. They also revealed their big 'secret' project: the revival of the Town Square, which they dedicated to Tom and Alice Horton. During this project, Hope found a letter and some other clues that tied Alice to EJ and Stefano DiMera. She and Bo are currently trying to figure out why Alice was corresponding with Stefano. They also seek marriage counselling with Marlena, as Hope wants to face the grief she still has over Zack's death.
Bo was attacked while on the job with Roman and was in a coma. He came out of it a few weeks later with Hope at his bedside. He and Hope continued counselling and became closer as a result. Bo started to feel he wasn't doing enough as a police officer and decided to resign. When his mother Caroline was diagnosed with Alzheimer's he took her to California for treatment. They returned and Bo hasn't been seen on screen since. Hope said he was taking Ciara to school one day and may be gone away again. When Rafe asked after him, Hope became silent.
Hope_Williams_Brady (divorced - remarried, renewed vows August 7 2008 but it was mentioned that John and Gina/Hope are married and their marriage was dissolved. Bo and Hope remarried in 2013 off screen.)
Billie_Reed (not legal)
Hope_Williams_Brady Married. Reunited in the Summer of 2011.
Carly Manning Kiriakis Brady Alamain (Katerina Von Dated and lived with.
Hope_Williams_Brady Married. Separated 2010.
Carly Manning Kiriakis Brady Alamain (Katerina Von
Britta Englund (deceased)
Megan Hathaway (deceased)
Isabella Toscano (paternal half-sister - deceased)
Philip_Kiriakis (paternal half-brother)
Roman_Brady (maternal half-brother)
Kimberly Brady (maternal half-sister)
Kayla_Johnson (maternal half-sister)
Frankie Brady (maternal half-brother - adopted)
Max_Brady (maternal half-brother by adoption)
Yurgos Kiriakis (paternal grandfather - deceased)
Sophie Kiriakis (paternal grandmother - deceased)
Alexander Kiriakis (paternal uncle - deceased)
Justin Kiriakis (paternal cousin)
Brady Black (paternal half-nephew)
Carrie_Brady-Roberts (maternal half-niece)
Eric Brady II (maternal half-nephew)
Rex Brady (maternal half-nephew)
Cassie Brady (maternal half-niece)
Andrew Donovan IV (maternal half-nephew)
Jeannie Donovan (maternal half-niece)
Stephanie_Johnson (maternal half-niece)
Alexander Kiriakis (paternal first cousin)
Victor Kiriakis II (paternal first cousin by adoption)
Joseph Kiriakis (paternal first cousin by adoption)
Jackson Kiriakis (paternal first cousin)
Shawn_Douglas_Brady_(Current) (son, with Hope Williams Brady)
Chelsea Benson (daughter with Billie Reed)
Zack Brady (son with Hope Williams Brady - deceased)
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At the pub, as Caroline and Kayla look on, Roman assures Bo he has everything covered, he'll look after Ciara and everything else. When Caroline and Roman leave, Kayla asks Bo to level with her about Caroline's progress. Ciara walks in with a picture of the family for Grandma to remember her by. They tell each other they love each other as Bo and Hope look on. Bo and Ciara hug tightly and promise to video each other every night. Later, Hope tearfully tells Bo he's fearless and she's proud of him. They kiss lovingly. She later gives Bo a disc of memories and a separate disc with info about Stefano. "Partner's for life" they tell each other. After an emotional goodbye, Bo leaves the pub.
Bo arrives at Victor's place, telling him he's brought some of Ciara's things. Maggie appears and greets him as well. Bo tells Victor and Maggie that he's taking Caroline to have experimental treatment in California. Maggie says she's sorry to hear it could be early dementia or Alzheimer's. Victor kicks himself for not realizing sooner. Bo says she put on a good show and that her distant memories will last the longest. Maggie and Victor tell Bo he's doing an incredible thing for his mother. Bo says he'll miss his family, but can't think of a better place to be than with Caroline right now. Victor is proud.
Billie and Bo meet by chance in the cafe. They discuss Caroline. Billie mentions Chelsea not being there to say goodbye. Bo says Caroline will be back. Billie hugs him. "Safe travels." Marlena and John appear. Marlena embraces Bo, and they talk about Caroline. John says she's the only woman he recalls calling 'Mom'. Marlena takes a call and John and Bo discuss the frustration of pursuing Stefano. John's pleased to hear Bo isn't giving up - just putting Ma first. Marlena returns and they wish Bo luck. Bo leaves, and Marlena reminds John they need to talk about Kristen later. He goes to a meeting.