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, Hilary tells Lily she found a wedding dress and shoes. She thanks her for her help and says she and Devon hope Lily and Cane work things out. Lily says it's hard to believe, but Cane appears and wonders why. "It's too late for regret." Nearby, Neil watches the video of the girl leading Devon into the bedroom. Upstairs, the girl in question wants her money. She whispers to Colin that she and Devon didn't have sex. Colin thanks her and then makes Devon believe he slept with her. Devon shakily asks, "Are you telling me I cheated on Hilary?" Colin says, "Mmhm." Colin reminds him of the girl undoing his shirt. Devon remembers nothing after that, which makes no sense since he had nothing to drink. Colin says he heard them in the bedroom. Devon cringes and still doesn't think it adds up. Colin shows him the video and says it will be their little secret. Devon hates himself and doesn't want to lie. Colin says what she doesn't know won't hurt her. He can't keep a secret again. Downstairs, Lily insists to Cane that she doesn't want to be with Joe. He has a right to be upset, but not to make their children pay. They argue heatedly until Neil intervenes and tells him not to talk to his daughter like that in her place of business. Cane comes back at Neil for his own behavior. After, Lily tells Neil she's ruined the life she and Cane had; she's ashamed. Neil wants to take all her pain away. Up in her suite, Hilary tries on her veil and flashes to Neil telling her and Devon, "Karma's a bitch." Downstairs, Neil encounters Colin and Devon, who excuses himself. Colin asks if he got the video. Neil says it was exactly what he needed and he deposited the money in his account. Colin asks when he'll reveal the video. Neil says that will be up to Devon. Colin confirms that Devon didn't actually have sex with the girl, but he convinced him he did. Neil muses that the longer it takes to come out the worse it will be for them. Colin marvels at his ruthlessness. Neil says they took his joy and happiness and he's going to return the favor. Upstairs, Hilary tells Devon he looks exhausted. She asks if he had fun. He says fun isn't the word for what happened. Hilary tells him about Neil's surprising visit. "Now everything is going to be perfect." Downstairs, Colin checks in with Cane, who says he saw Lily kissing Joe. Colin suggests they go to Vegas. Cane says he misses his family and hates what's happening. Colin asks what he'll do about it. Cane approaches Lily, who wonders if he wants to work things out. He's not sure he can forgive her, but she's a good mom; they'll work out a shared custody agreement. Up on the pool deck, Devon sits brooding and drinking. Neil appears and asks if he didn't get enough last night. Hilary joins them. Neil muses that everything is fine after all.
At the Club's pool bar, Lily comments on Cane's drinking as Colin watches. As they argue, Joe appears. He tells Cane he's embarrassing himself and his wife. In their suite, Hilary frets to Devon about how much there is to do for the wedding. They discuss her marriage to Neil and Devon assures her they'll last. Hilary is 100% sure she is marrying the man she will spend the rest of her life with. Lauren arrives with wedding dresses and Devon leaves. Hilary has trouble finding a dress. Lauren flashes to her own wedding and produces another one. Hilary blurts, "I can't do this." She rehashes hurting Neil. Lauren says she deserves to be happy. They discuss marriages and whether Lauren and Michael, and Cane and Lily might reconcile. Downstairs, Nikki is concerned about Neil's revenge fantasies. "Please tell me you're not going to act on this." She suggests he focus on positive activities because Hilary and Devon are going to be married and there's nothing he can do about it. Neil assures Nikki he won't drink. Nikki argues he should talk to somebody. He says he is. At the pool deck, Devon comes upon Lily complaining about Colin offering Cane a drink. Colin decides Devon should have a bachelor party tonight. Cane apologizes to Devon for blaming him for Lily's behavior and agrees to join in. Lily tells Joe that she told Cane what happened between them was a one-time thing. He asks her to have dinner with him. She says, "Why not?" Elsewhere, Michael joins Colin, Devon and Cane. Colin called for a lawyer to get him there for the bachelor party. Colin goes to get something and Devon is called away. Michael and Cane hold a conversation about their wives' cheating. Michael says he and Lauren cared enough about their marriage and kid to try after she cheated; maybe Cane could forgive Lily her indiscretion. Devon and Colin return. Colin has four women with him. Cane and Michael take off. Devon awkwardly accepts a champagne. Soon he's woozy and a woman is helping take off his shirt as Colin looks on. When the girl takes Devon to the bed, Colin videotapes and grins. On the pool deck, Joe flirts with Lily over dinner. She wonders if it's a mistake. He thinks it might be just what she needed. They talk about Cane and Avery's treatment of them. Lily says Cane wants custody of the kids. Joe thinks she still wants a future with him. At Hilary and Devon's suite, there's a knock. Hilary assumes Lauren returned but it's Neil. He tells her he won't do anything to ruin her wedding. Hilary knows Devon would love for him to be there. Neil says he won't be there; it would be awkward for all of them. Downstairs, Michael urges Cane to forgive Lily again. He then spots Lauren with a veil. She is ready to try forgiving him. On the pool deck, Joe counsels Lily to move on. He kisses her as Cane appears. She tells Joe he shouldn't have done that. In Hilary's room, she tells Lauren about Neil's visit. She can finally breathe easy. Downstairs, Neil tells Nikki he visited Hilary; she was right about him needing to move on. Neil's phone beeps - he watches the video of Devon and the girl upstairs.