Full detailed profile on Neil Winters Played by Kristoff St. John on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
Kristoff St. John (CBS)
Actor: Kristoff St. John
Who played Neil Winters over the years
Kristoff St. John (1991 - present)
Useful information on Neil Winters
* Resides at a high rise apartment at 345 Ashland, Apt. 321.
Current: CEO of Newman Enterprises
Past: Chief Operating Officer of Newman
Past: Acting CEO of Newman
Past: Corporate Liaison for Newman
Past: Victor Newman's right hand man
Past: Executive Trainee at Jabot Cosmetics
In 1991, Neil Winters was freshly out of Stanford and working as an executive trainee at Newman Enterprises. Although he first fell for Drucilla's sister Olivia, in the end, it was Dru who won Neil's heart. After the two married, Neil's estranged brother Malcolm came to Genoa City.
While Neil was out of town on business, Dru had been sick and medicated in bed when Malcolm stopped by for a visit. Thinking he was Neil, Malcolm didn't object to Dru's advances and they made love! This secret stayed buried for many years to come.
Neil and Dru soon found themselves to be the parents of a little girl, Lily. However, shortly after, Neil was forced to become a 'long distance' dad when Dru signed a modeling contact and took Lily to Paris! When Neil couldn't accept or support Dru's career path, she filed for divorce with no intentions of coming back to GC.
Although unintentional, Neil fell in love with Malcolm's fiancee Alex Perez. Neil didn't want to hurt his brother, but after losing his best friend Ryan McNeil, Neil got drunk and blurted out to Malcolm that he was in love with Alex! Malcolm was furious and hated being around Neil. However, since they all worked together, Alex and Malcolm were sent to Kenya with Neil and Victoria Newman overseeing things. During their trip, Malcolm overheard Alex tell Neil that she hadn't been honest about her feelings, but Malcolm didn't hang around to hear Alex tell Neil that she was in love with Malcolm. After Alex left, Malcolm tracked Neil down and clocked him in the mouth! Later that day, Neil was stunned to hear that a bridge had collapsed and Malcolm's car had plummeted into a river below.
After Malcolm was presumed dead, Neil returned to GC, quit his job at Newman, and hit the bottle hard, becoming a full-blown alcoholic. In 2002, Dru and Lily came back from Paris in an attempt to help Neil get back on his feet. Although it took time, Neil started to realize that he wanted his family back. Shortly after Dru and Lily moved back into the apartment, it was only a matter of time before he and Dru reconciled.
With his life back on track, Neil was rehired at Newman and Dru went on to work for Jabot. For a while, Neil and Dru were swamped with work, leaving Lily with a lot of time to get into trouble. Although Lily ran into the arms of Kevin Fisher, who ended up using her, Neil and Dru were able to work together and save their daughter from losing more than her virginity.
2005 would be the start of many ups and downs in Neil's life. When Lily and Dru came to Neil wanting to help out troubled teen Devon Hamilton, he wanted no part of it. However, Neil finally gave in and took Devon into their home on a temporary foster basis. During this time, Neil was shocked when Malcolm showed up in GC after thought to be dead! Malcolm was still resentful of Neil, but later came to Neil's side after a car accident almost took his life, and the two finally made a mends.
Just when Neil thought he had it all, a loving wife, two great kids (Lily and his new foster son Devon), a second chance with the brother he thought he had lost, and a great job to support them all, Neil's world plummeted when he found out that Lily wasn't his daughter but rather his brother Malcolm's! With the deception to much to bear, Neil's marriage quickly began falling apart, but his relationship with Lily never faltered - even though she ran off and married Daniel Romalotti!
Neil began throwing himself into his work and soon found that he enjoyed spending time with Newman's PR rep Carmen Mesta. Although Dru was still hounding him with apologies, Carmen made Neil forgot about the past and prompted him to look to the future - even encouraged him to follow his dreams and open a jazz club, which he did months later: Club Indigo.
However, after Dru started harassing Carmen and fighting for their marriage, Neil saw a different side to Carmen and thought better of pursuing their relationship. He went back to Dru, blaming himself for her legal troubles where Carmen was concerned, and decided to make his marriage work. It wouldn't be long before Neil found Carmen dead behind his Club with people looking to him as a suspect!
To make matters worse, Neil's foster son Devon came down with meningitis and as a result became deaf. Although the Winters pulled through the Mesta murder (they were cleared), an even bigger disaster faced Neil when Drucilla went over a cliff and was presumed dead. The widower has moved on, with the help of Lily and Devon, and is now living with Karen Taylor. He recently had a promotion at work as well - Victor asked Neil to take over as CEO of Newman Enterprises after Sabrina died, and Adam messed up the opportunity. Neil eagerly agreed, and hired back Victoria right away! Neil was challenged when Devon's relatives Tyra and Ana showed up on the doorstep! Tyra was Devon's aunt, who was raising Devon's sister as her own. When they temporarily bunked with Neil, sparks flew between Tyra and Neil. In the end, their dalliance caused the end of his marriage to Karen.
Neil then dealth with Lily's cancer, accepted her reconciliation with husband, Cane, and has began seeing Ashley Abbott. Neil's brother, Malcolm, returned after being away for five years.
Drucilla_Barber_Winters (divorced - the first time) Malcolm Winters (half-brother)
FLINGS & RELATIONSHIPS
Dr. Olivia Barber Winters (sister-in-law)
Malcolm Winters (half-brother)
At The Underground, Mariah tells Nick that Ian has been good to her. He doesn’t think she should be hanging around guys like Ian. Devon finds Hilary and Neil sitting in a corner booth. She tries to ease the tension with a magic trick. Neil can't do the trick so he challenges Devon. Nick and Mariah come over to place bets. Devon wins and his prize is going to a baseball game with Hilary. Neil hands him the tickets. He gets a call and has to settle a labor dispute in Hong Kong. After kissing his wife, he asks his son to keep an eye on her and jets off. That's awkward. She wants to take a cab home but he insists on driving so they can act like normal people. Victoria wanders in. Nick notices she's upset. She explains that Ben is a murderer. Vic doesn't know what's best for the baby anymore. He offers his support no matter what. Meanwhile, Mariah chats on the phone with Ian. He assures her the lawsuit isn’t the only thing he has going. She gets off the phone. Billy is propping up the bar and drinking. Nick tells him that Victoria still isn't going to take him back.
In the dining room of the Club, Cane catches up with Hilary. He wonders if she's thought about their conversation. Devon overhears as she explains she doesn't want to hurt her husband and knows what she has to do. Nearby in the foyer, Lauren updates Neil on the plan for the new Fenmore's. Neil thinks it sounds great. She congratulates him on his wedding. He explains that Hilary made a 180 degree turn and they fell in love. He shares that Lily thinks Hilary will hurt him. Jill arrives and joins their conversation. She speaks her mind about Hilary and asks Neil if he's crazy. Neil takes a call and Jill gives Lauren the news she will fund the new boutique. Lauren knows what Katherine's necklace meant to her and thinks she'd love that Jill was investing in family. Jill's not sure as it comes with a condition. Colin peeks over Jill’s shoulder and Lauren is taken aback. They tell her Colin is part of the plan. Lauren stresses it’s a family business and reminds Jill of his criminal past. She tells them to keep the cash. Jill keeps pushing Lauren to accept her husband. Meanwhile, Neil joins Hilary and Cane in the dining room. Devon wanders over. There’s an awkward moment before Hilary announces they are due for a change. No more business… It’s time to play ball. She pulls out tickets and heads out to the game with Neil. Cane confesses to Devon that he heard Hilary and him in the laundry room. He tells Devon he needs to get a handle on it. Soon, Lauren catches Cane to ask if he’d allow Colin to invest in his business. He says maybe. Devon pipes in and says being family is no excuse for stupidity. Lauren gives in and welcomes Colin to their very legitimate family business.
In the car on the way to the ball game, Neil admits to Hilary he doesn’t know what’s going on with Devon. He tells her she might be the answer, the one to help him. Devon trusts her. The game is cancelled and Hilary whispers another idea in Neil’s ear.
Later, Hilary and Neil arrive back at the club and Neil tells Devon they'll invite him next time. Stitch wanders in while leaving a loving voicemail for Vikki.