Full detailed profile on Paul Williams Played by Doug Davidson on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
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Actor: Doug Davidson
Who played Paul Williams over the years
Doug Davidson (May 1978 - present)
Useful information on Paul Williams
* Had an affair with Nikki Newman.
Current: Chief of Police
Past: Private investigator
Past: Investigator with Baldwin, Blair & Associates
Past: Owner of Paul Williams Detective Agency
Past: Genoa City Police Officer
Paul Williams came on the scene in 1978 as a rebellious teen. In his younger years, Paul dated Nikki Reed and ended up giving her a venereal disease! While his overbearing mother Mary wasn't able to pair him up with the girl of 'her' dreams, Paul made his parents proud when he followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Genoa City PD, then later went on to open Paul Williams Investigations.
Paul got April Stevens pregnant out of wedlock and ended up giving up all parental rights when parenthood was too much for Paul to face. Although Paul has had many women in his life, two of the most memorable are Lauren Fenmore and Christine Blair. Paul and Lauren had many on-off moments during the years, but have always remained friends. Just when they were about to marry for a second time, Lauren submitted a nude photo of Paul to a magazine that ended up making him a centerfold! Paul, nor Mary, found it humorous and Paul decided against going back down the aisle with Lauren again. However, he has repeatedly been there to save Lauren from the evil clutches of her past, mostly Sheila Carter!
In later years, Paul went on to work with and fall in love with Christine Blair and rescued her after being kidnapped and almost raped by Michael Baldwin! Knowing that she still had feelings for her ex-husband, Paul's once best friend, Danny Romalotti, Paul shouldn't have been shocked when he found the two making love! However, Chris picked Paul and he forgave her and they soon married.
There came a time when Paul wanted children, but Chris wanted her career and started a law firm with Michael Baldwin - her onetime nemesis. After a big case took her to Hong Kong, Paul was left vulnerable and fell into the arms of his new client Isabella. After months, Chris returned home to find Paul in bed with Isabella and filed for divorce. Isabella later became pregnant and though she was very possessive, Paul married her. It wasn't until after their son was born that Chris returned to GC and Paul found himself still in love with her! Paul and Chris had a heavily passionate one-night stand where at one point Paul had thought that he'd crossed the line and raped her. However, they soon had another fling, but Chris decided, in the end, to marry Michael Baldwin. In an attempt to make his marriage to Isabella work, Paul confessed his infidelity, but Isabella took their son and left him. Enraged with jealousy, Isabella tried to fake her death as a way to cover up her need to murder Chris, but Paul rescued Chris in time and had his crazed wife sent to a mental hospital. Despite everything, Paul and Chris never got back together.
For eight years, Paul's father Carl seemed to have fallen off the face of the earth after leaving for work one day. Paul got the shock of his life when Christine came across a man named Jim Bradley with the face of Carl Williams! However, Paul's father was a victim of amnesia and never remembered being Carl Williams or the family that he left behind.
Paul has worked on cases for many of Genoa City's residents, but the 2006 case of Brad Carlton's past was one of the best. Paul and his assistant JT Hellstrom single-handedly found out that Brad Carlton was in fact George Kaplan and had been living under a fake name for years. While Paul didn't buy Brad's explanation at first, he now knows Brad's situation and continues to help Brad fight the demons of his past.
In January 2007, in an attempt to protect Lauren from her crazed adversary, Shelia Carter, Paul captured Shelia and held her prisoner in a warehouse cell. However, Shelia managed to escape and took Lauren's son, Phylis Newman and baby Summer hostage!
Paul's next challenge was to re-establish his relationship with his daughter Heather, who turned up in Genoa City. Heather was very angry at her father and Paul had a difficult time getting through to her, but his patience has paid off and their relationship is now becoming much closer!
Paul worked to investigate Nikki Newman's sketchy husband David Chow, and uncovered the truth about his past - and the Ji Min murder! Paul was very protective of Nikki after David died and she found out the truth. When Victor went missing, Paul accompanied his friend Nikki to help her look for him in Mexico.
Nikki and Paul hooked up for awhile, but she decided to go back to Victor. Paul became embroiled in emotional upheaval when a new lady in town who dated Jack was revealed to be his sister, Patty Williams! Paul supported Patty throughout her breakdowns and stays in the sanitarium, even after she tried to kill her own psychiatrist, Dr. Peterson.
Paul wound up getting romantic with Nina when she returned to town, and spent time with old flame, Christine, when she came to town during the reveal that Nina's long lost son, Ronan, was alive. Paul and Nina are currently on the outs since she blamed his daughter, Heather, for Chance re-enlisting in the military.
Christine_Blair_Williams (married September 4 2013; married in 1996, divorced in 2001)
Isabella Brana (married on June 4, 2002, divorced)
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April Stevens (married in 1981, divorced in 1981]
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At the hospital, Ben listens as Christine presses Paul to take a leave of absence since he had a minor heart attack. Paul wants Dylan to tell Chris that he's fine. Dylan backs up Christine. Ben exits and talks down an Afghanistan war veteran who is yelling at a nurse. "I've got your back." In Paul's room, he agrees to rest for now and kicks Chris and Dylan out. Dylan and Chris discuss her resentment of Nikki having a son with Paul. She is lucky and considers him family. After, Ben tells Dylan that Paul will have to look after himself. They reflect on being home from the war and happy. Later, Dylan finds Harding reporting to Paul about someone pulling strings for Bingham. Dylan takes Harding out and tells him Paul had a heart attack. He returns to Paul, who reassures him he'll be fine, and will be there for all of them. Dylan doesn't want to lose another father. He wants him around for his grandchild.
At the station, Christine tells Paul she has no choice but to drop the charges against Victor. Paul asks, "So everyone goes free?" Chris thinks she can make a case against one person.
In Victor's office, he tells Victoria and Abby he and Jack will be running the company together. They're going to put their differences behind them. Victoria and Abby snark at one another. Victoria complains the C.O.O. position isn't for on-the-job training. Victor talks about Gabe being gone and Jack returning. Paul arrives. He tells Victor he's free of charges but remarks on how seamlessly his and Jack's stories dovetailed together. After, Abby and Victoria also comment on how conveniently things worked out. Victoria demands the truth about the park and how it got to that point. She gathers the shooting was about getting the corner office. Victor trashes Gabriel. Victoria points out he didn't act alone and Victor gave him the C.O.O. position. Abby questions Jack not backing up Gabe and sending Victor to prison. Victor thinks he and Jack have become better people. Abby wonders if Jack's just pretending to call a truce. Victor says Jack needs him. Victoria thinks Victor needs Jack more.
Adam begs Chelsea to let him back into the penthouse. She threatens to call the police if he doesn't leave. After, she tells Connor she really thought his daddy could change. Anita knocks. Chelsea lets her in. She raves about that super-hot Gabe. Chelsea snaps at her. She thinks happiness is an illusion. Anita assumes something happened with Gabe. Chelsea says she doesn't know Gabe. At all. Paul shows up looking for 'Gabe' and says he cleared out from across the hall. Chelsea doesn't know where he is. After Paul leaves, Chelsea asks Anita to watch Connor and goes.
At the station, Paul tells Christine that Gabriel Bingham is gone and Chelsea's covering for him. It doesn't make sense that he'd run. Billy appears. He thinks he's hiding something more. Paul wants Billy out of his office. Billy retorts he'll find Gabe himself. Paul gets enraged and clutches his chest and left arm. Chris screams for someone to get help.