Full detailed profile on Charlie Banks Played by Brian Kerwin on One Life To Live Daytime Soap Opera.
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Actor: Brian Kerwin
Who played Charlie Banks over the years
Brian Kerwin (October 25, 2007 - May 11, 2011)
Useful information on Charlie Banks
* Is a reformed alcoholic.
Charlie arrived on the scene on October 25, 2007 at the Bonjour Cafe in Paris, Texas, where he was struggling with trying to find his son, Jared. After meeting Viki Davidson, Charlie had hope that he could have a life as a reformed alcoholic and make amends with his son.
When Charlie was reunited in Llanview with Viki, and dealing with Jared's unacceptance, Dorian Lord drugged him and forced him to drink again, which cost him his relationship with Viki - that and the fact that he lied for Roxy Balsom and pretended to be Rex's father!
It was a while before the truth finally came out and Charlie was able to get some control back in his life - and his problem with alcohol. Jared was able to eventually forgive his father. When Charlie helped Viki save Jared and Natalie from being blown up in Llanfair's basement, his relationship with Jared and Viki flourished!
However, the big surprise came when Charlie agreed to rebuild the Angel's Square diner and turned it into a replica of the Bon Jour cafe, touching Viki beyond words!
Charlie went on to move into Llanfair with Viki and the two soon married. Charlie was there for Viki during Tess' return, and even saved Natalie and Jared from being blown up in the secret room at Llanfair!
Later, when it appeared as though Jessica was being stalked by her dead husband Nash, Jared was implicated - and Charlie began to doubt his son's innocence. However, when it was revealed that Mitch Laurence had been behind the whole scheme, it was too late because Mitch shot Jared, who died soon after - but not before confessing to Charlie that he was blackmailed into it, as a way to cover up the fact that Charlie had killed Jared's stepfather, while he was drunk... something Charlie didn't remember.
Charlie fell back into the bottle and faced a long road to recovery. Just when he and Viki finally got their marriage back on track, with a few 'Dorian speed bumps' along the way, his old fling Echo returned to Llanview... The same woman who once had an affair with Clint while Viki had been married to him. Echo lied to Charlie and claimed Rex was his son, even though she knew Clint was, who had rigged the DNA results to prove otherwise.
Wanting to make up for lost time, Charlie and Rex began to bond. Charlie spent a lot of time defending Echo to Viki, who wasn't buying Echo's innocent act. He even got Viki to agree to allow Echo to live with them at Llanfair! Charlie was devastated when news came that Clint had rigged the test. He pulled away from Viki and fell into an affair with Echo, who still kept the truth from Charlie about knowing Clint had been Rex's dad all along.
When Viki found out about the affair, she kicked Charlie out and later told him Echo knew he hadn't been Rex's father all along. Charlie dumped Echo and left Llanview.
Victoria Lord Davidson (separated)
Valerie Banks (divorced - deceased)
Jared Banks (son - deceased)
Jimmy Banks (son - deceased)
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In Texas, at the suites across from the Bon Jour Café, Gigi opens the door and sees Rex and Shane in the hallway. She listens as they talk about Noelle's pie, honoring Gigi. Cutter sees them and shuts the door. Gigi has a memory of her and Shane being in the suites together years ago. Cutter thinks she's reflecting on being there with Gigi and Shane. "Or," she replies. "I'm really Gigi after all." She demands they find Kim. Gigi wants answers. Cutter admits Kim's in prison. Gigi remembers Kim standing over her in the basement, calling out, "Stacy." Gigi passes out. When she wakes up, Gigi remembers waking up with Kim and tells Cutter. Kim called her Stacy. She wishes she was Gigi, someone who Rex and Shane thought was amazing. Cutter sighs when she accepts being Stacy, the one who wanted to ruin Gigi's life. Cutter assures Gigi that she's a good person. They decide to stay one more night. At her persistence, Cutter holds her.
At the Bon Jour Café, Gigi, whose back is turned to Rex, hears him ask for a table. She quickly hides, watches as Viki joins Rex then calls Cutter. He stops her from confronting Rex and promises to be right there. At their table, Viki takes in the familiarity of the café. It looks just like it did when Gigi worked there. Viki remembers Charlie and admits she misses him sometimes. Gigi listens as Rex talks about finding Gigi there, years ago, and how he's been seeing Gigi's face. Viki's shocked to hear Stacy's running around with Gigi's face. As Gigi's scolded by another waitress, for hiding out in the kitchen, Cutter appears in the doorway and pays a man to cause a distraction. The man annoys Rex and Viki with his preaching, which gives Cutter time to get Gigi out of the café. The waitress asks if Rex and Viki have seen her new waitress. They haven't, but Viki agrees to help out and is happy to hear her old nametag is still available. Later, Viki approaches the counter, in uniform, and says to someone behind a newspaper, "My name's Viki. What can I get you?" It's Charlie.