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 and Devon discuss Neil getting out on bail. Hilary is listening and snarks about Neil needing a dream team. Devon asks if she is there to gloat - why is she still so invested? Hilary hints about finances and says she wants Neil to get out of this. She goes back to eavesdropping as Devon tells Lily he knows someone who would fight for Neil.
At the Club, Lily tells Neil they found him the perfect lawyer. Devon is there with Leslie, who says she took a leave to come when Devon called. Neil declines, but she tells him to have a seat. Devon urges him to think of Moses. Neil agrees. Cane arrives and asks Lily if he can move back into the bedroom tonight. He remembered watching her sleep when she had cancer and isn't happy unless he sees her at night and in the morning. She agrees.
In Kelly's suite, she knocks Phyllis out with the champagne bottle and then calls someone. "We have a problem." Downstairs, Lily and Cane discuss him sleeping in the guestroom and him keeping Devon's secret. Nearby, Hilary approaches Devon to ask about Neil. She says they drove him to drink and cause the accident so it's her business. Devon insists it won't affect her. He tells her she's good - he couldn't have been more convinced that she loved him. Cane stops her on her way out. He knows she's still in love with Devon. Kelly comes down the stairs and runs into Lily. She says she's going to see her lawyer. Upstairs, Phyllis groggily answers Jack's call. He asks where she is. Phyllis croaks, "Kelly." Later, Jack and Paul find her in the suite. Phyllis tells them Kelly hit her and is leaving town. Paul puts out an APB. Phyllis figures Jack's wondering if she manufactured this whole thing. He isn't, but chastises her for confronting Kelly. They wonder who paid Kelly's high bail. Downstairs, Cane doesn't believe Hilary's claim she doesn't love Devon. He wonders how long she can keep this up. Hilary says she's leaving town soon, but mentions Neil. Lily interrupts - she saw Devon leaving upset and lashes out at Hilary. Lily is angry that Cane's still buying her lies. Paul stops Lily to ask about Kelly. Lily says she left with a suitcase and said she couldn't face one more hour in a jail cell. Lily talks with Cane, who tells her he thinks Hilary trashed her relationship with Devon to give him and Neil a chance to reconcile. Lily thinks of the lengths Kelly would go to hang onto Jack. They discuss their own marriage. Lily agrees it starts with forgiveness.
At the dive bar, Neil orders vodka and flashes to the accident. Nikki arrives. Neil says he's drinking water and they rehash the accident. Neil tells her the truth is out - he confessed. Nikki learns Devon and Hilary know. She thinks they'll protect him. Neil doesn't want it. They argue. Devon arrives while Neil's in the restroom. Devon thanks her for protecting Neil. The waiter tells them Neil left. Later, Hilary arrives and talks to a barfly about her troubles. She says she tried to fix it all by telling the love of her life she didn't love him.
Nikki and Devon find Neil waiting for Paul at the station. They try to talk him out of confessing. Neil insists he's clear and doesn't like who he's become. He wants to be a man he can respect again. Paul arrives. Neil tells Devon to take Nikki and leave. He tells Paul that Nikki isn't the one responsible for taking the life of his baby. "I am."