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 Crimson Lights, Paul and Dylan bicker about the necklace found in Sharon's trunk. Dylan insists she's being framed. Paul thinks Dylan is too involved in Sharon's flimsy defense and Avery must agree or she'd be there by his side. Dylan wonders why Paul is on his back for trying to help a friend. Paul says he's obstructing justice. Dylan wonders if it's really about justice - ever since Christine's accident he's been about getting convictions. Paul says everyone's trying to deceive him and there's more to an investigation that gut feelings. Dylan retorts that it's better than no feelings at all. Paul threatens to throw him in jail if he keeps interfering.
At the court, Christine gets into it with Nikki, and says that if she and Paul didn't share a son, Nikki would be up there beside Neil getting what she deserves. Neil arrives to find Cane and Lily there for support. Victor arrives and tells Nikki she doesn't have to do this. She can do it - she has to. They go into the courtroom where Christine takes the stand to tell of her loss. Leslie grills Chris about blaming Nikki even after Neil came forward and her irrational hatred for her. Chris leaves afterward. Meanwhile, Mobley questions Nikki about her changing stories and calls her and Neil a couple of drunks. Victor jumps in. "Don't speak to my wife that way!" Neil gets on the stand and admits he was drunk. Devon hollers that he's responsible. Neil explains it was the alcohol that made him grab the wheel; nothing but his own sickness. Leslie calls Hilary to the stand. Mobley turns and Hilary smirks and vows to tell the whole truth.
At the hospital, Dylan watches Avery tell Joe that she'll find a way to make this up to him. He gets a call from Sharon, who is saying goodbye. She hangs up. Paul arrives as Dylan leaves her a voicemail. He quizzes Dylan about Sharon and mentions Joe's alleged accident. In Joe's room, Avery talks about things she would have done differently. He codes. Dr. Shelby rushes in. Avery won't leave. He barks at her to get out of the way. Avery joins Dylan and Paul, frantic about Joe.
At the hospital, Paul gets a call from Noah, who says some things came up and his mother took off. Paul leaves and Shelby tells Avery she can see Joe, who had a reaction to the anesthesia. She goes in and says his name. He moves his thumb on her finger and opens his eyes. Avery fills him in on what happened. Joe says he'll tell Paul he lost his footing - he promises not to let her take the fall for this. Dr. Shelby enters to check Joe. He says there is swelling around the spinal cord and leaves. Joe tells Avery he can't feel his legs. "Am I paralyzed?" Avery admits it's possible. He vows to walk again.
Kyle and Sharon return to her house. Kyle tells Summer and Noah he found her trying to leave town. Summer says it's something only a guilty person would do. Paul, Dylan and an officer arrive. Paul grills her about being a flight risk. Noah shushes Kyle and Summer when they interject. Summer hands Paul the tire iron. Sharon describes how she woke up there with the weapon on the table. She hopes Paul believes her - she would never kill anyone. Paul tells Dylan to start talking about the tire iron or he'll arrest him and Sharon. It comes out that Avery tested the tire iron and it had Sharon's fingerprints and Austin's blood on it. Kyle wonders what Paul will do about it. Paul spits, "Oh shut up, Kyle!" He would like to haul them all in, but will just arrest Sharon.