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: Head of Jabot Fashion Division
Past: CEO of Jabot Cosmetics
Past: CEO of Chancellor Industries
Past: 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 eventually moved on with the help of Lily and Devon, and moved in with Karen Taylor.
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 dealt with Lily's cancer, accepted her reconciliation with husband, Cane, and began seeing Ashley Abbott. Neil's brother, Malcolm, returned after being away for five years. Ashley ended up cheating on Neil with Tucker McCall, but Neil ended things with her before she even came clean. He wanted to spend more time with his family, and sold Indigo to Jeff and Gloria. When Sofia Dupre arrived in town from Europe, Neil had instant friction with her. But since she was the fiancée of his brother Malcom they were forced to spend time together as a family. Eventually, Neil warmed up to Sofia.
When Cane was thought dead after being accidentally shot by Colin, Neil comforted his grieving daughter Lily and took her to the morgue to say goodbye to Cane. Malcolm blamed Sofia because she had been helping Cane, and Sofia and Neil ended up sleeping together. But then Malcom changed his mind and wanted Sofia back, and the wedding was back on. Neil couldn’t stop thinking about Sofia, but she married Malcolm anyway. When Sofia realized she was pregnant on her honeymoon Neil wondered if the baby might be his. Sofia wondered too and planned to lie about her due date to ensure Neil thought it was Malcolm’s baby, but a medical emergency forced her to tell everyone the baby might be Neil’s. After Moses was born it was confirmed Neil was the dad. Malcolm divorced Sofia and Neil brought them home to live with him. Neil and Sofia were soon married.
Katherine begged Neil to return as CEO of Chancellor and he agreed. He offered Sofia a job but she turned him down because she was still working for Tucker. Mad, Neil spent the evening with Harmony and they ended up kissing. Neil admitted his growing feelings for Harmony to Sofia and she filed for divorce. Neil briefly dated Harmony, but she soon left town.
After Jack took over Newman Enterprises he wanted Neil to be the CEO of Jabot. After getting Katherine’s approval Neil took Jack up on his job offer. He hired Leslie as the company’s legal advisor, assuring her that despite their past their relationship would remain strictly business. That didn’t last long and they were soon hot and heavy.
Neil was targeted by someone seeking revenge, someone who ransacked his apartment and posted sensitive stories about him and his loved ones on GC Buzz. Neil publicly dared his attacker to come forward while Leslie was able to identify the person as connected to Neil’s alcoholic past. Through hypnosis Neil was able to remember a woman named Rose, a bar buddy who ended up dying after a night of drinking with Neil. Neil determined the person had to be the woman’s daughter, Ann Turner, who was actually Cane’s assistant Hilary Curtis. Neil explained to Hilary what happened his last night with Rose and asked her to stop hurting his loved ones. After a heart-to-heart with Hilary he started a scholarship fund in Rose’s name, and she eventually forgave Neil. He then offered Hilary a job at Jabot as Jack's assistant.
Neil proposed to Leslie and she said yes, but then dragged her feet on wedding planning. Neil confronted her about her lack of interest and she admitted her rocky childhood put her off marriage. She wanted to be with Neil without getting married but he would take no less and ended their relationship completely.
After Neil and Hilary traveled to LA together to meet with Forrester Creations, sparks flew. And when Neil learned Leslie married someone else so quickly after their breakup Hilary comforted him. They kissed, and a few days later made love. They agreed to keep their relationship a secret since they knew his family would not approve. Neil and Hilary finally went public with the family, which did not go over well with Lily and Devon. Hilary moved in with Neil which only fueled their ire. On father’s day, Neil proposed to Hilary and they were married the next day. Only Devon showed up.
Neil began looking for Hilary’s dream house and found it, but was electrocuted messing with the wiring after the lights went out. At the hospital Neil learned he might never see again. He asked Devon to look after Hilary for him, unaware his son and wife were having an affair. Neil refused to be babied and pushed himself to get back to work at Jabot but it became clear it was too soon. While he was on a leave of absence his brother Malcolm came to visit and the two made peace. Malcolm made Neil realize he needed to stop blocking out the people he loved and Neil began to open up.
Neil noticed that Hilary kept making excuses to avoid intimacy. He told Hilary he was ready to have a baby and she pretended to throw away her birth control pills. When he later found the pills she told him she wasn’t ready yet. Meanwhile, Neil kept the fact he was beginning to see a secret from everyone. He finally confided in Cane and swore him to secrecy. When he secured an appointment with a doctor, he finally told Hilary and she shared the news with Devon.
Drucilla_Barber_Winters (divorced - the first time) Malcolm Winters (half-brother)
FLINGS & RELATIONSHIPS
Dr. Olivia Barber Winters (sister-in-law)
Malcolm Winters (half-brother)
In Sage's room at the club, Nick tries to talk Sage out of going to the party. She's insistent. Downstairs, Victor orders Tobias to leave. Ashley reminds him that she threatened to have him arrested. Tobias nonchalantly grabs a drink. Yack informs him they don't need any spies. Tobias threatens to tell the guests all of Victor's secrets. When he's commanded to leave, Tobias jumps on the bar and rants about them being 'rich, entitled, monsters'. Ashley declares that he's useless. Neil drags him off the bar and then bickers with Billy, who just wants to dump the interloper in a car. After Billy drags him out, Jack thanks him. Nikki sneaks drinks. Kyle and Summer admit to Yack and Phyllis that they caught Tobias spying on them at Crimson Lights. Abby looks uncomfortable as they discuss this. When her friends approach her, they discuss whether or not Tobias has something to do with the killer. Yack glares over at them. Meanwhile, Victoria and Billy talk about how nice it is to work together again. She spots her brother and Sage walking in. Nick introduces her to his parents. Noah arrives in time to hear the latest mention of the baby. They fill him in and toast. Nikki announces that she doesn't drink and heads off to powder her nose. She bumps into Dylan on the way and starts complaining to him about how her sons are saddling themselves with awful women. Sharon pops up, who refuses to argue on the anniversary of Cassie's death. She advises Nikki not to antagonize Sage while she's pregnant. Nikki accuses her of taking advantage of the family and strides off. Across the room, Sage assures Victor that she's not a gold digger. She walked out on Gabriel's money and she's confident that Nick will be a good father. Sirens start to ring. Lily comes in and says there has been an accident involving a party guest. It was Tobias. Kyle, Abby and Summer decide to run over to the hospital to see if he's doped up enough to spill the truth. Nikki returns. Victor wonders if she's been drinking and she starts slurring her insults of the mustache. She complains about how dirty she feels for following Victor's orders and blames him for driving Tobias over the edge. She storms out and heads to the roof. Neil trails after and finds her getting plastered with some dude. She teases Neil about walking into the party with his son's ex. Neil takes her aside and she tells him that Victor is not winning tonight, she is. Neil asks the dude to step off and gets threatening. Meanwhile, Nick brings Sage back to her room. He advises her to 'duck and cover' when it comes to his dad. They make out. Back downstairs, Phyllis notices that Yack has gone missing. By the bar, Billy and Victoria discuss the pregnancy and start brainstorming their new project. When they stroll upstairs, they catch Neil punching the guy who was with Nikki.
Neil is at the ranch with Victor. Newman explains why he asked Nikki to the party. Neil worries that she's too vulnerable for that. Nikki appears. She's not coming home. She just needed some fresh clothes. Neil tries talking her out of going to the party. It could get ugly and she'd be caught in the crosshairs. Meanwhile, Victor gets a call from the guard, who informs him that Jack is gone and Kelly is dead. That sounds awful to Victor. The guard assures him they will recapture Jack. "You make that your priority, or else," Victor threatens. Someone watches him through the door. Victor returns to the others. Nikki insists on going to the event to support the family and show everyone that she's fine.
At the club, Lily fusses and Phyllis hopes that no one strangles anyone else today. Lily spots Hilary and Devon strolling in. She starts lecturing them. They decide to leave. When Lily brings up Rose, Hilary nearly clobbers her. Devon holds her back. He hopes that everyone will come to accept his relationship. Lily thinks he's delusional. Later, Victor stands by the entrance to greet guests. Yack is perplexed to see him fawning over Ben. Victor strolls over to his daughter. She's still miffed about his promoting Gabriel. He advises her to get along with him. Across the room, Phyllis and Nikki worry about Jack. Nikki's children join them. Before Nick can announce his news, they spot Neil walking in with Gwen and their jaws drop. Lily wonders what her father is up to. He tells her that he actually likes Gwen. Hilary approaches Gwen and warns her that Neil has been acting out. Gwen doubts she sincerely gives a damn and tells Devon and Hilary that they disgust her. Neil gets between them all and Gwen decides it's time for her to go. Meanwhile, Ben and Ashley have an awkward conversation. She admits that she developed feelings for him. That doesn't make sense to the doctor. Ash asks him not to say anything to Abby. When he returns to Abby's side, he awkwardly glosses over what Ash said and then makes an excuse to leave. Back across the room, Nick tells his family that he and Sage are having a baby. "It's a blessing," he insists. Sharon arrives with Dylan. When she wanders off, his mom approaches him and suggests that he doesn't need to be spending time with Sharon anymore. He informs her that things are over with Avery and he's with Sharon now. That doesn't go over well. He walks off to see Sharon. Nikki grabs a drink. As someone spies on the guests, Yack calls everyone together to talk about the merger of the families. He reminds everyone that it's the anniversary of Cassie's death and announces that he is funding a pediatric wing dedicated to her. Nick and Sharon thank him. The watcher creeps out and straight over to Victor. "You should not be here," Victor says.