Full detailed profile on Rafael "Rafe" Rivera Played by E.J. Bonilla on Guiding Light Daytime Soap Opera.
Rafael "Rafe" Rivera
Actor: E.J. Bonilla
Who played Rafael "Rafe" Rivera over the years
E.J. Bonilla (May 18, 2007 to May 26, 2008; August 19, 2008 to present)
Useful information on Rafael "Rafe" Rivera
* He is a diabetic
Rafe arrived in Springfield soon after his mother. After mugging Josh, he was placed in juvenile detention where he came in contact with Daisy and started to play a significant role in the resurgence of Gus' past. His father sought to get closer to him and was drawn further into the life of his mother. Although he and Daisy began a romance while in juvie, they did not know each other's identities. When he was released, he went to live with Gus and Harley and was shocked to find Daisy there. Although they kept their relationship hidden, it soon was soon revealed. When their parents tried to keep them apart, they ran away together. When he collapsed and almost died, it was revealed that he was diabetic. Around this time he began living with his new-found grandfather Alan, who gladly took him under his wing to teach him the Spaulding way. When Gus finally reunited with Natalia, Rafe had mixed feelings about it. Gus moved into the mansion with them and tried to be a family but he still resisted. Meanwhile, Daisy got pregnant and promptly had an abortion. When he found out, he was outraged and pushed her away. Though they never really reunited, they often came close. During that time, he became closer to his grandfather during his fall from power. When Gus died, Rafe felt robbed of everything that he gained and started to fall back into his old patterns. When he discovered that someone was being tried for running Gus down, he went to the courthouse and made a scene. When the DA's office began investigating Gus for corruption, he went to the court house and shot Jeffrey O'Neill. Since then, he has gone into hiding with Harley.
Susan 'Daisy' Lemay (dating)
Natalia Rivera (mother)
Gus Aitoro (father)
Alan Spaulding (Paternal biological grandfather)
Lucia Renaldi (Paternal biological grandmother)
Joseph "Joe" Angustino (Paternal adoptive grandfather, deceased)
Angela Augustino (Paternal adoptive grandmother, deceased)
Phillip Spaulding (Paternal biological uncle, via adoption)
Alan-Michael Spaulding (Paternal biological uncle)
Eden Augustino (Paternal adoptive aunt)
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Spaulding (Paternal biological cousin, via adoption)
Alan Cooper "Zach" Spaulding (Paternal biological cousin, via adoption/ Stepbrother)
James Spaulding (Paternal biological cousin, via adoption)
Emma Spencer Lewis (Paternal biological cousin, via adoption)
Susan 'Daisy' Lemay (Stepsister)
Jude Cooper Bauer (Stepbrother)
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Nat, Olivia and Emma pick up Rafe at the bus station. They go to the park and introduce Rafe to his little sister.
Rafe packs his bags. Frank goes through the list of stuff he needs. They hug and Rafe thanks him. Frank tells him he's a good man.
At Company, everyone gathers to say goodbye to Rafe. A call comes in. Lillian takes it and walks away in shock. Olivia takes the phone and then announces that Alan died. Everyone is silent. James walks out. Everyone is in shock. Blake can't believe he died when he seemed so good. Rafe wonders if this means he's making a mistake. Buzz tells him that he should still go into the army; it's what his grandfather would have wanted. Emma and Rafe talk about their granddad dying. He takes out his two magical quarters and gives her one. Whenever she gets lonely, she can look at it and think of him because he'll be thinking of her.
Frank, Ashlee, Daisy, Nat, Olivia and Blake take Rafe to the bus stop. He hugs them each as they stand in line. His mother weeps. He tells her he's got to go and asks Olivia to take care of his mom. He gets on the bus and Nat cries on Olivia's shoulder.