Alan-Michael Spaulding (as played by Michael Dempsey on Guiding Light)
Useful information about Alan-Michael Spaulding
* Born in 1981 but birth revised to 1970 when he turned 17 in 1987. Revised again to 1966 due to Marina Cooper's age change.
* Bugged and framed Harley in order to get incriminating information on her and push her out of Spaulding.
* Involved in the car bombing at the Towers parking garage which injured A.C. Mallet.
* Lives at The Beacon.
Who's played Alan-Michael Spaulding over the years?
Michael Dempsey (November 2005 - May 10th 2007)
Michael Dietz (July 1996 - February 1997)
Rick Hearst (July 1990 - June 1996)
Carl T. Evans (July 1987 - June 1990)
Jessica Zutterman (September 1981 - October 1983)
Current and Past Occupation
Current: CEO of Spaulding Enterprises
Past: Executive at Spaulding Enterprises
Past: Executive at Spaulding Enterprises in France
Past: Co-owner of the Springfield Journal
Past: Partner at Jenna Bradshaw's hand-lotion company
Past: CEO of Spaulding Enterprises
Past: Co-owner of antique shop with Harley
Alan-Michael was raised by his mother after his parent's divorce. When 18, he returned to Springfield in search of a relationship with his father. Unfortunately, his place had been taken by Alan's adopted son Phillip. The siblings began a long and resentful relationship, with Alan-Michael always vowing to take the company as his rightful possession.
Spoiled and bored, he spent his youth riding his motorcycle and bouncing between Dinah and Harley. He got engaged to the latter at the age of 21 so that he could gain control of his trust fund. Despite Phillip's attempts to break them up and destroy Alan-Michael's stake in the company, the couple actually fell in love. The relationship was strained by jealousy and he went as far as kidnapping her estranged daughter Susan to bond them together. After a lengthy break up, where they fought bitterly for his money, he ended up marrying Phillip's conniving ex-wife Blake with whom he'd been having an affair. Almost instantly, he was abducted by one of her former beaus before being rescued by Roger and then accidentally shot by her, almost dying while she was put in a mental hospital. A quick divorce followed their stormy relationship which carried him through a series of backroom plots by which he attempted to take over Spaulding.
He became entranced by Greek beauty Eleni and had to engage in labyrinthine plotting to win her over. This included flying her half-way across the world and framing her betrothed, Frank Cooper, of having an affair before eventually marrying her at customs so that she could enter the country. His bid to keep her was complicated when one of his accomplices, Musette, continued to reappear with threats to expose him. Overreacting, he hired a deranged man named Pierre who blew up Towers in a bid to silence her. He fled with his new wife and tried to get her pregnant by replacing her birth control with placebos in a bid to keep her. She soon discovered his schemes and grew distant, though she refused to leave for the sake of her child. Their relationship eventually collapsed when he realized the baby she carried was actually Frank's. Still, he remained attached to her, even as he got involved with Frank's virginal sister Lucy.
Exiled for a time from his family, he sought out competitive opportunities and ended up battling his father's enemy Harry Jones. He again reached out to Alan, who, in turn, exploited him and pushed him out of the company. His feud with his father continued to intensify as he joined forces with most of his enemies, buoyed by the strength of his relationship with Lucy Cooper. This would peak when Alan-Michael disowned his father after Brent was supposedly found dead thanks to Alan's misdeeds. While he tried to send his father to jail, he failed and alienated himself further from the family. Remaining in control of the company, he found a new enemy in employee and psychopath Marion, who turned out to be Brent in disguise. While he was abducted and shot, he managed to survive to be rescued and continued to seek revenge on his father, ultimately siding with the Coopers against him.
Eventually, tired of the tribulations, he and Lucy left for Europe. He returned alone several years later, began dating his ex-wife's daughter and joined with his half-brother Gus in trying to bring Alan down again. More mischievous than ever, he managed to play all sides against each, manipulating Dinah, Harley and Alan, until he pushed himself into the CEO position. Dark, handsome and enigmatic, Alan-Michael has always been ruthlessly ambitious, but continues to act with apparent kindness, most recently to Ava Peralta in her search for her parents.
His relationship with Ava was rocky and never consummated. It served to distract him as his father tried to push himself back into the business. When Alan was shot, Alan-Michael played to looking out for his father's interests while surreptitiously attempting to usurp all of the power in the family. When this became apparent to Beth and Alexandra, they banded together against him. As his father recovered, he was pushed out of the business and to the margins of the community. He continued to desperately pursue Ava without luck and was even abducted and threatened by her parents to keep him away. As his behavior became erratic and he sought revenge, his own father finally forced him to leave town in shame to avoid prosecution for crimes he was alleged to have committed.
Flings and Relationships
Sarah Taggart (dated
Marcy Campbell (dated)
Debbie Henderson (dated)
Gillian "Gilly" Grant (dated)
Tangie Hill (dated)
Hope Bauer (mother)
Phillip Spaulding (adopted half brother)
Brandon Spaulding (paternal grandfather - deceased)
Penelope Winthrop Spaulding (paternal grandmother - deceased)
Mike Bauer (maternal grandfather)
Julie Conrad Bauer (maternal grandmother - deceased)
William Edward "Bill" Bauer, Sr. (maternal great-grandfather - deceased)
Bert Miller Bauer (maternal great-grandmother - deceased)
Friedrich "Papa" Bauer (maternal great-great-grandfather - deceased)
(First name unknown) "Mama" Bauer (maternal great-great-grandmother - deceased)
Elsie Miller Franklin (maternal great-great-grandmother - deceased)
Alan Cooper "Zach" Spaulding (nephew)
James Spaulding (nephew)
Emma Spencer Lewis (niece)
Sarah Randall (great-niece)
Amanda Spaulding (aunt)
Victoria Spaulding (aunt)
Ed Bauer (great-uncle)
Hillary Bauer (great-aunt - deceased)
Meta Bauer (great-great-aunt)
Trudy Bauer Palmer (great-great-aunt)
Alma-Jean Miller (great-great-aunt - deceased)
Otto Bauer (great-great-great-uncle - deceased)
Brandon "Lujack" Luvonoczek (first cousin; - deceased)
Nick McHenry Spaulding (first cousin)
Vicky Spaulding (first cousin)
Michelle Bauer (first cousin)
Chuckie White (first cousin - deceased)
Robert Santos (second cousin)
Leah_Boudreau_Bauer (second cousin)
Jude Cooper Bauer (second cousin)
Hope Santos (second cousin)
Mary Bauer (first cousin)
Jack Bauer (first cousin)
Johnny Bauer (second cousin)
Lacey Bauer (second cousin)