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, Devon and Lily talk about Neil's split with Leslie. Lily assures him Neil won't start drinking again. Esmerelda appears and kisses Devon - she'll see him later. Lily's happy he's not interested in Hilary. He says Hilary's not interested in him. Lily calls her a tramp and Devon gets angry. In the gym, Victoria and Ben kiss. After, she apologizes. "I don't know what's wrong with me." Ben assures her she's just being human...and stressed out. He advises if she thinks she can save her marriage, then save it. Victoria says he's a good man. Later, Neil arrives and tells Devon and Lily that he got a helpful pep talk from Hilary.
At the Club, Jack and Hilary are working. He crows that she seems to anticipate his every need. She says they need to talk about the kiss. She is upset because it was wrong. Jack thinks she was just feeling gratitude toward him. He assures her she'll find someone. She muses that there is someone... Upstairs, Neil tells Devon in the ballroom that things could have been worse. Devon thinks about selling. Neil encourages him to stick with it. Downstairs, Leslie complains to Tyler about the heroics at the gala. Tyler says she must be proud to be marrying Neil, who put his life on the line. She says she's not marrying him. Tyler calls her a commitmentphobe. Leslie has just seen too many bad marriages. Tyler hopes Neil understands. After, Tyler meets Abby in the sauna. She says she went to see Mariah and they don't have to worry about her anymore. He asks what happened. Abby says she wasn't there, she had checked out and left town. She drops her towel. Meanwhile, Hilary finds Devon in the ballroom and gets him laughing. She says she wasn't afraid of a couple of guys with guns - for the past few months she's been putting up with Lily. Esmerelda arrives and hugs Devon. He goes to deal with the electrician. Esmerelda tells Hilary about her awesome sex with Devon and then asks if she's sleeping with him too. In the dining room, Neil joins Leslie. They discuss the hostage-taking. Neil says when he was staring down the barrel of the gun he realized that being married matters a lot to him. They debate. He extolls the virtues of marriage. Neil says it's all about choice, and he chooses to be married. Leslie asks, "Is this an ultimatum?" In the sauna, Tyler tells Abby that making up has its perks. They talk about marriage. Neither of them had good examples of it growing up. Tyler tells Abby she makes him believe it's possible to be happy. They kiss. Devon returns to the ballroom, where Hilary says his girlfriend is fixing her face. Devon says he wouldn't call her that. He asks about her and Jack. Esmerelda returns and Devon leaves with her.