Full detailed profile on Cane Ashby Played by Daniel Goddard on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
Daniel Goddard (CBS)
Actor: Daniel Goddard
Who played Cane Ashby over the years
Daniel Goddard (Jan. 2007 - present)
Useful information on Cane Ashby
* Met Amber Moore online.
Current: Genoa City Athletic Club business manager
Past: CEO of Chancellor Industries
Past: Executive for Jabot Face of Fashion
Past: CEO of Jabot Cosmetics
Past: Assistant to the CEO of Jabot Cosmetics
Past: Head of marketing for Jabot Cosmetics
Past: Bartender at Jimmy's Bar
Past: Executive at Chancellor Industries
Past: Owner of Jimmy's Bar
Past: CEO of Jabot Cosmetics
Past: bartender at Indigo
Cane first appeared in Genoa City in January 2007 as the mystery man on the other end of Amber Moore's online instant messaging who was looking for his real mother. We know that he was raised by a woman named Violet, and that he grew up with an uncle down in Australia.
Cane married Amber and they wound up divorced when it came to light that she had scammed him. It was discovered that his real mother is Jill Abbott. Cane was given a position at Jabot Cosmetics, and fell in love with Lily Winters.
Cane and Lily became engaged, but Chloe told him he had got her pregnant on a drunken night out, and so Lily broke things off. Cane then married Chloe to cement his rights to his child. They lived together, and Cane became CEO of Jabot.
Chloe and Cane got a quick divorce when it came to light that Billy Abbott was actually the baby's father. He reunited with Lily, and they married, but they broke up again when it was revealed that he was not actually Phillip Chancellor III, and that the real Chancellor heir was still alive and had sent Cane to Genoa City in his place. Cane told the truth about who he was, and the danger he was in with cattle rustlers from Australia, and he and Lily got back together.
Cane, who had bought Jimmy's Bar, sold it to Mackenzie, and returned to life in business when Kay and Jill forgave him. He fought for Lily's life as she battled ovarian cancer. After Lily recovered, she and Cane began raising their twins, Matilda and Charlie, who were carried by Mac. Cane troubles from Australia began again, when his father's henchman, Blake, caught up with him and demanded five million dollars. Cane devised a scheme to get the money from his employer, Tucker McCall using a fake identity. Sofia helped him. Unfortunately, the scam was exposed and Sofia and Cane were fired. Colin, Cane's father, showed up in Genoa City and began wooing Jill and threatening Cane, who had put him behind bars. Colin set his sights on the twins, married Jill, and brought Cane's evil twin to town to help in his evil plot. Cane appeared to get shot and at Colin and Jill's wedding, but it was actually his twin. Cane let everyone believe he was dead and worked with his estranged mother, Genevieve, to bring down Colin and foil his attempt to kidnap the kids. Once everyone realized Cane was alive, he became persona non grata, and went back to work at Jimmy's Bar. Lily served him with divorce papers, but Jill slowly let him back into her life.
Cane gave Lily the signed divorce papers and told her he was moving back to Australia. Despite her relationship with Daniel, she wanted Cane to stay in Genoa City and told him he could have supervised visits with the twins. Meanwhile, Cane secretly worked with Ronan to get Colin thrown back in prison. They learned Colin put a hit on Genevieve and Gloria, but it was Lily who almost blew up in the planned explosion until Cane saved her just in time. Colin was deported, Lily declared Cane her hero, and the couple passionately reunited.
Billy turned to Cane to help him find a girl named Chelsea Lawson whom he had gotten in trouble with in Myanmar. Cane went to the foreign country to help Billy, despite reading an article about innocent westerners being targeted for crimes they did not commit and being thrown in prison. Ronan secured him a visa and he left, keeping his destination a secret from Lily in order to protect Billy. Lily trusted him, but was worried. Victoria and Jill followed Cane to Myanmar and had to be rescued by him when they were almost abducted. The three of them returned to Genoa City in time for Thanksgiving.
Cane made amends with Genevieve and reluctantly supported her engagement to Jack, then stood up for Neil and Sofia when they tied the knot. After spending Christmas Eve with Lily and the kids the couple reconnected and decided to get married again on Valentine’s Day 2012. Cane had disowned Genevieve at this point because she had bought Beauty of Nature from under Jack. Katherine surprised Cane and Lily by moving the wedding to a villa in Provence, France, and flew all of the guests there in her private jet. At the beautiful location, Cane told Jill she was the only mother he ever really loved, then he exchanged vows and rings with Lily. Genevieve sadly watched it all from afar.
After the wedding Cane took a new job assisting Jill at Jabot and right away flew to Japan to compete for an exclusive deal with an important department store chain who was also being courted by Victor and Genevieve. When Cane discovered Victor had set a trap with a government agent looking to bust them for bribes, he saved Genevieve from falling for it. Back in Genoa City, Christine approached Cane to help bring down his mother, threatening deportation, and he was subpoenaed as a grand jury witness. Genevieve secured a deal rather than make Cane go through a trial and warned him she thought Colin was out of prison.
At a party Lily and Cane threw at the Athletic Club to celebrate the twins’ turning 2, a mysterious gift of an antique doll and car was left behind. They were old toys belonging to Cane and his dead sister Samantha, and Cane and Genevieve thought they were from Colin. Cane hired Kevin to do some digging after more mysterious things happened and a woman claimed Genevieve had been paying her to torment Cane. She insisted she was innocent and thought Colin was behind it all but Cane didn’t listen.
After Jack took over Newman he hired Cane. Cane did not like seeing new hire Tyler Michaelson flirt with Lily and fired him the moment he could, but Lily convinced Cane to give Tyler another chance. Meanwhile, Cane began spending a lot of time with Chelsea working on her new line. After a lot of fights with each other and flirting with other people, Cane and Lily realized they needed to stop spending time with people outside their marriage and spend more time with each other.
Cane realized Katherine was having memory issues and convinced her to see a doctor. He was the only one who knew when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and Katherine allowed him only to tell his wife. She asked Cane to run Chancellor if anything happened to her during her surgery, and afterwards appointed him CEO. He hired a new assistant, Hilary Curtis, and she immediately made herself indispensable to him. Lily realized this woman wanted Cane but he refused to believe it until Hilary tried to kiss him.
After Katherine died, she left Cane the management of Chancellor Corporation in her will, but the ownership remained a secret. By now Cane and Lily realized Hilary was really the daughter of a woman from Neil’s past who was out to bring down the family. They worked together to set Hilary up and succeeded in exposing her but Neil didn’t press charges. When Victor was revealed to be the owner of Chancellor, Cane quit and became the business manager of Devon’s new project, the Genoa City Athletic Club.
Cane was shocked when Jill announced she had remarried Colin and Cane accused his father of using Jill. Colin insisted he was a changed man, and after he saved Cane and Lily from a hostage situation at the Delia Project benefit where Cane was shot, Cane reluctantly agreed to let him back into his family’s life. After Victor turned to Cane about a project he had brought on board, Bonaventure, and a dangerous drug that was on the market. Cane did some digging and accused Colin of setting him up. Colin admitted he brought him to Bonaventure but had no idea about the drugs.
After Neil and Hilary got married Cane realized Devon was also in love with her. He confronted them both but kept their secret while simultaneously trying to discourage Neil from pushing his wife too hard for kids and a new house. Neil didn’t listen to Cane and bought a fixer-upper anyway, so when Cane and Hilary found Neil unconscious and electrocuted Cane felt guilty because he had known about the house. Cane was upset to learn Devon and Hilary were still having an affair, and Devon begged him to keep their secret, promising to end it.
A businessman named Joe Clark came to town looking for real estate and Cane wondered if he was in business with Colin after seeing them talk together. Cane realized Joe had bought up a block of buildings that included Crimson Lights with plans to demolish them all, and still Joe kept trying to court Cane much to Lily’s dismay. During this, Colin encouraged Jill and Cane to team up and takeover Newman Chancellor and they agreed.
Lily Winters Ashby (wife)
Charlie and Matilda Ashby (twins with Lily)
At the Club, Adam and Sage discuss being displaced from their apartment. In the dining area, Cane takes a call from Lily. When he asks if she's still angry she clams up. He smirks. "That's what I thought." Adam interrupts and rants about needing a room. Cane hangs up and reiterates that he has no rooms at any price. Sage and Adam decide they'll go to Chicago since the Bingham mansion is under renovation. Adam has to drop off a file at Jack's first. He leaves. Cane apologizes to Sage for being rude. She says her husband was rude. He ends up telling Sage his wife is mad at him.
At Lily's place, Neil tells her it's all gone downhill. He explains that it was all a lie; all her plan to ruin this family. He regrets believing Hilary and not Lily. Later, Cane arrives and Neil tells him Lily went out. They bicker when Cane tells Neil he tried to warn him what was going on. He apologizes. Neil tells him he was a victim too - they all were. It was Hilary's revenge. Cane is skeptical - he's seen the way she looked at Devon. He thinks she's trying to let them salvage their father/son relationship. Neil says if she thinks he'll forgive that boy, she dumped him for nothing.
Colin, Jill, Lily, and Cane enter the Ashby house. Esther throws her arms around a grouchy Jill. Cane thanks her for babysitting. Awkwardness ensues when she asks about Devon, Hilary, and Neil. Esther shows Cane and Lily the cards the kids made for them. Esther goes for drinks. Lily says Cane explained the plane crash to the kids really well, now they need to figure out how to tell them Daddy won't be living there anymore. Jill and Colin defend Cane, who apologizes again. She wants him to leave. "You broke up this family when you broke our trust." Cane slams out. Colin follows. Jill asks if Lily learned nothing at all from last night. Jill gets rid of Esther, and then argues with Lily about turning her back on Cane. Jill feels they survived because of love, which can overcome an adversity. Lily says, "Try telling that to my father." Jill presses Lily not to give up on Cane, who wanted to shield her from pain. Jill reminds Lily that Cane is human and made a mistake. Lily tells Jill she'll go tell the children Cane will be home to tuck them in.
At the Club, Colin tells Cane he has every right to be angry. Cane is most angry with Lily right now - all he cared about in this was how she felt. He likens it to her keeping Tyler's flirting from him because she didn't want to upset him. He feels he doesn't know that person he's married to like he thought. Colin gets a call from Jill to send Cane home - Lily's on the verge of forgiving him. Colin doesn't think that's the impediment here.