Full detailed profile on Ross Rayburn (Past) Played by Michael Lowry on One Life To Live Daytime Soap Opera.
Ross Rayburn (Past)
Actor: Michael Lowry
Who played Ross Rayburn (Past) over the years
Michael Lowry (August 28, 2009 - January 13, 2010)
Useful information on Ross Rayburn (Past)
* Hired by Todd Manning to help kidnap Todd's children.
Current: Amateur Surfer
Past: Con Artist
In 2002, Ross was recruited by Todd Manning to help plan and execute the kidnapping of Todd's kids. When the plan didn't pan out, after Tea alerted Blair, Ross was on a ship, with Todd and Tea, and found himself shipwrecked on a desert island.
Ross fell for Tea, as did Todd, and managed to take her in a kiss, which Todd witnessed - then left Ross and Tea stranded on the island while he returned to Llanview.
Though Ross hadn't been heard from since, he sent his lawyer, Elijah, to Llanview with a warning for Tea in 2009. Blair Cramer located Ross in Tahiti and convinced him to trick Tea into thinking he'd given her a divorce - and to return to Llanview with Blair to finish out their plan!
However, after Dorian offered him money to make sure Blair didn't stop Todd and Tea's wedding, Ross forced Blair onto a boat, where the two watched Todd and Tea get married.
When Tea found out that Ross was back, and that they were still married, she refused to give him details about where their daughter, Dani, was, which set Ross on a path of destruction. He soon found Dani in Seattle, kidnapped her, as well as Blair Cramer, but was stopped from taking her into Canada by Todd Manning, who shot Ross!
Though everyone deemed Ross dead, after not recovering his body, he survived the gunshot and returned to Tahiti to find Dani and Tea there - then made his presence known! Ross helped Tea tell Dani that Todd Manning was her father, and Tea promised not to alert the police to his whereabouts - or that he was alive - then left him in Tahiti alone.
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In Tahiti, Dani refuses to believe what Ross is saying - that Todd is her father - and asks Tea why he's saying that. Tea is happy to see that Ross loves Dani enough to tell her the truth then explains to Dani about how Todd was on the island, with Ross and Tea, and how she was conceived. Dani thinks Tea is lying then looks at the DNA test that proves she's Todd Manning's daughter. Though Ross and Tea admit that they found out the truth a while ago, Dani blames Tea - saying she's not Ross' daughter because she slept with Todd! After Dani hears that Tea got the test done months ago, she thinks her mother stayed quiet because she was afraid Todd would try to kill her - like he tried to kill Ross. Dani is shocked to hear that Todd knows the truth too then thinks back to almost shooting him. Tea and Ross want to help Dani heal, but she begs them to be a family again. Ross tells Dani that she can't stay there, that she needs to go back to Llanview to get to know him. "Todd?" Dani asks, and Ross replies, "Your father." Dani refuses to accept Todd as her father, and though Ross agrees that no paper will change the fact that she is his daughter, she's Todd's too. Ross begs Dani to give Todd a chance, claims he was only trying to save Dani when he shot him, but Dani wonders what'll happen to Ross now - since everyone wants to put him in jail! Tea promises not to tell anyone that Ross, who is presumed dead, is alive - on one condition… "You return to Llanview to get to know Todd," Tea tells Dani then watches as Ross takes Dani in his arms, urging her to do this for herself. Dani promises that she'll return to see him, and Ross says, "I know you will. I'll be waiting."
In Tahiti, Dani sees Ross and rushes into his arms screaming, "You're alive!" Ross admits he almost didn't make it, saying, "Good thing Todd's a lousy shot," then explains they can pick up where they left off - and that he has a new place for them. Dani smiles, and just as Ross urges her to leave with him, Tea arrives home - and drops her grocery bag! Tea pulls Dani behind her and warns for Ross to stay away from them - until Dani begs them to stop fighting over her! "Dad," Dani says. "I'm sorry, but I can't go away with you. I would miss Mom." Dani begs them both to become a family again, together, but Ross admits that Tea is in love with someone else. Over talk of Todd, Ross finds out that Dani tried to kill Todd and listens as she says, "I did it for you." Ross feels horrible then says, "You don't understand." Ross asks Dani to promise him that she'll stop hating Todd, but Dani says, "Just because I wouldn't run away with you, I love you, you're my father." In tears, Ross replies, "Thing is, I'm not your father. Todd Manning is."