Full detailed profile on Devon Hamilton Winters Played by Bryton James on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
Devon Hamilton Winters
Actor: Bryton James
Who played Devon Hamilton Winters over the years
Bryton (April 2004 - present)
Useful information on Devon Hamilton Winters
* Grew up in numerous foster homes.
Current: Attends Genoa City University and pursuing career in music
Past: Working part time as an Intern at Newman
Past: Graduate of Genoa City High
We first met Devon Hamilton in 2004 while he was helping to build Victor Newman's Rec Center. Growing up in and out of foster homes, Devon's jagged attitude toward the Walnut Grove kids was at an all-time high! At first when Devon met Lily Winters, he acted as though he too was rich and attended a private school on the other side of town. However, after Lily realized the truth, Devon began to warm up to her by filling Lily in on his 'real' life.
After Lily found out that Devon was going to be kicked out of his current foster home, she persuaded her mother Dru - who had also grown up on the streets - to get involved. While Dru's husband Neil wasn't too keen on the idea, Dru and Lily believed in Devon and took him into their home on a temporary foster basis.
In time, Devon told them about his childhood, growing up with a mother on crack and a father who left him as a boy. With the help of the Winters, he learned to read, write and handle all the expectations of a normal everyday life. After Dru started to go through the channels to make Devon's stay permanent, his social worker found out that Neil wasn't on board and scheduled to have Devon sent to a boy's home. Not wanting to go, Devon ran away and was later found sleeping at the Rec Center by Victor Newman. Victor stayed there with Devon until Neil gave in and arrangements were made for the Winters to be his permanent foster parents.
Everything seemed to be going well for Devon until no one remembered his seventeenth birthday. Remembering back to when he was a kid, Devon skipped school and went to the zoo. After he hadn't shown up at home that night, Lily's friend Sierra told the Winters about it being Devon's birthday and his mention that his grandma used to take him to the zoo. Darkness had fallen at the zoo and Devon found that he had wandered into a lion's exhibit and was trapped! Luckily, Lily's Uncle Malcolm was able to save him and pulled him out in time.
However, after Devon went with Lily to get the Winters car, Lily lost control and hit Neil! Badly hurt and needing surgery, Devon was encompassed with deep guilt and blamed himself for the accident. In the end, Neil was fine and Devon was able to let go of his guilt.
Feeling grateful for his new life, Devon sought out his mother and found Yolanda strung out on crack. He tried his best to help her start a new life, even convinced the Winters to take her in for a bit, but in the end, no matter what Devon did or who he had become, was enough to tear his mother away from drugs.
After starting college, Devon came down with meningitis and lost his hearing. With the Winters support and his will to learn to make the best of it, Devon successful underwent surgery for cochlear implants and by the miracle of science is now able to hear! During the ordeal, the Winters made him their son by legally adopting Devon!
However, in December of 2006, Devon faced his most difficult test yet when he became the prime suspect in the Carmen Mesta murder!
Devon had to deal with the news that the daughter his Aunt Tyra has been raising as her own, is actually his half-sister - her mother is Yolanda as well. Devon helped his new sibling, Ana, deal with the truth about her parentage, and they collaborated on music together. Soon, Devon had another shock - Tyra wasn't his blood relation. He ended up cheating on Roxy with her, which also hurt Neil, who was dating her. Devon eventually reunited with Roxy, and is currently pursuing a career in music, having signed a contract with McCall Unlimited to work on an album with Noah Newman.
Yolanda Hamilton (biological mother)
Name Unknown(biological father)
Name Unknown (grandmother, deceased)
Neil Winters (father by adoption)
Dru Winters (mother by adoption)
Lily Winters (sister by adoption)
Ana Hamilton (half-sister)
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At the club, Lily fusses and Phyllis hopes that no one strangles anyone else today. Lily spots Hilary and Devon strolling in. She starts lecturing them. They decide to leave. When Lily brings up Rose, Hilary nearly clobbers her. Devon holds her back. He hopes that everyone will come to accept his relationship. Lily thinks he's delusional. Later, Victor stands by the entrance to greet guests. Yack is perplexed to see him fawning over Ben. Victor strolls over to his daughter. She's still miffed about his promoting Gabriel. He advises her to get along with him. Across the room, Phyllis and Nikki worry about Jack. Nikki's children join them. Before Nick can announce his news, they spot Neil walking in with Gwen and their jaws drop. Lily wonders what her father is up to. He tells her that he actually likes Gwen. Hilary approaches Gwen and warns her that Neil has been acting out. Gwen doubts she sincerely gives a damn and tells Devon and Hilary that they disgust her. Neil gets between them all and Gwen decides it's time for her to go. Meanwhile, Ben and Ashley have an awkward conversation. She admits that she developed feelings for him. That doesn't make sense to the doctor. Ash asks him not to say anything to Abby. When he returns to Abby's side, he awkwardly glosses over what Ash said and then makes an excuse to leave. Back across the room, Nick tells his family that he and Sage are having a baby. "It's a blessing," he insists. Sharon arrives with Dylan. When she wanders off, his mom approaches him and suggests that he doesn't need to be spending time with Sharon anymore. He informs her that things are over with Avery and he's with Sharon now. That doesn't go over well. He walks off to see Sharon. Nikki grabs a drink. As someone spies on the guests, Yack calls everyone together to talk about the merger of the families. He reminds everyone that it's the anniversary of Cassie's death and announces that he is funding a pediatric wing dedicated to her. Nick and Sharon thank him. The watcher creeps out and straight over to Victor. "You should not be here," Victor says.
In Devon's suite, he and Hilary make love. After, they talk about what to say to Neil. Devon won't keep this from him. Hilary gets paged to work. Devon assures her Neil will come around. Downstairs at the bar, Nikki orders vodka.
Ashley and Billy find Nikki at the Club. They ask her when Jack signed the contract, since she witnessed it. Nikki can't remember. Ashley says, "You didn't see him sign it, did you?" Neil appears. "Back off." Billy accuses him of selling out to Victor too. Neil announces he'll go easy on Billy since Jack is in the hospital. Billy wants to know what Victor offered him to forge the signature. They all argue about what Jack wanted. Billy addresses Nikki and Neil tries to intervene. Neil tells Billy to accept the truth. Billy says Neil needs to see the truth, he's so deluded he couldn't see his own wife cheating with his son. Neil slugs him. Devon and Hilary enter the fray. Billy asks Hilary to look at the contract. Hilary has seen every legal document Jack's signed, but not this one. Neil says Hilary can't be believed. The arguing continues. Nikki thinks Jack will confirm when he wakes up. Ash wonders if she'll perpetuate the lie if he doesn't. Billy and Ash head out to meet a lawyer. They pass Victor and taunt him about what he's doing to his wife. Victor approaches Nikki. She says, "Jack didn't sign that contract, did he?" They argue. Nikki wants the truth. She threatens to drink every drop of alcohol at the bar if he isn't honest. He tells her to say she saw Jack sign the contract for the family's sake. Nikki grimaces. "There it is, the family card." Victor insists Jack signed the contract. Neil, meanwhile, confronts Devon and Hilary about being together. Devon confirms they have reconciled. He adds that everything Hilary said about destroying their family was a lie designed to let them heal their relationship. They are in love, and are going to be together. Neil calls them liars. Devon says they've been making progress and want to make it up to him, that's why Hilary saved him from jail. Neil tells Devon he should run and he wishes them both a lot of pain and unhappiness. "Karma's a bitch." Later, Devon and Hilary decide they did the right thing.